CIVILIAN POLICE OFFICERS FILE NUMEROUS
GRIEVANCES AT JOINT BASE McGUIRE-DIX-
LAKEHURST IN NEW JERSEY - MOST OF LABOR
PROBLEMS STEM FROM WHEN AIR FORCE
TOOK CONTROL OF FACILITIES - FORMER DOD
PATROL OFFICER GLEN PERRY WARNED OF
LOW MORALE AND UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES
IN 2010- "SITUATION NOW EVEN WORSE."
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The more time goes by, the more things stay the same.
This is bad news for the civilian DOD police force at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. And it shows that former patrol officer Glen Perry was right when he exposed discrimination and low morale in the department on these pages some years ago.
There are 120 cops now that work at the sprawling joint base, and more than 60 grievances have been filed in the past three years.
FRICTION BETWEEN BLUE SUITERS
AND DOD CIVILIAN POLICE
Relations between the DOD Police and active duty military personnel have deteriorated. "They (the Air Force) treat us like second-class citizens," said one cop, who asked that his identity be withheld.
Some of the tension arises from unavoidable cuts in federal funds for overtime and other duties.
One DOD patrolman said his paycheck has dropped from $1,800 to $1,200 every two weeks. "I'm stressed out because I could lose my house," he said.
Andrew Seidman, a star reporter on the Philadelphia Inquirer, has won new readers for his newspaper with his incisive and hard-hitting stories high-lighting the labor troubles at the joint base.
He reported that of the large number of complaints that have been made, some "range from the mundane . . . to more serious accusations of verbal and physical violence."
LIKE A BAD PENNY, LT TURNS UP AGAIN
We were not surprised to see the name of a particularly rude and disrespectful individual - DOD Police Lt. Bonnie Morris - pop up in the complaint list.
How can we forget Morris, who hung up on us twice when our editor-in-chief, a retired Army major and former public affairs officer for the New Jersey National Guard, politely tried to interview her about alleged discrimination shown toward Glen Perry.
Now, we find that this same Morris was written up by a subordinate officer recently who claims she treated him in a "humiliating" and "demeaning" manner.
Where have we heard that before? Right.
The latest officer to complain about this obnoxious supervisor requested she be retrained in two courses: "The Anatomy of Distrust: When Trust is Broken in the Workplace, Guidelines for Managing Others" and "Workplace Harassment (Sexual/Non-sexual)."
A joint base spokesperson said the Morris case had been investigated but would not comment on any actions that might or might not have been taken, citing the Privacy Act.
Be sure to read the item in our RSB below. You'll see where LT Morris was the subject of a discrimination complaint by ex-Officer Perry a long time ago.
What will it take to correct this obviously "toxic" situation? Stay tuned.