Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lieutenant Columbo Returns to CMPD
After a long absence CMPD will bring back the rank of "Police Lieutenant" and the word on the street is that the rank will be reserved for homicide investigators only.
No details if the uniform shirt will be white, or if those permitted to dress in civilian clothes will be required to dress as shabbily as possible, act seemingly slow-witted, forgetful and be hard of hearing.
Cedar Posts has confirmed that Chief Monroe's request that all CMPD Homicide Lieutenants drive beat up 1960 Peugeot 403 convertibles, while cost effective on paper and in abundant supply since they litter the junk yards of Europe, seems that finding Peuqeots that run is a little more of a challenge.
On a more serious note; the pay scale at CMPD will need to be changed to accommodate the rank of lieutenant, because captains and sergeants are only within a few hundred dollars monthly.
Since it is clear sergeants would not take kindly to a pay cut, expect those ranks of captain and above to get a sizable pay raise. That's one way to get around the City Council idea of holding in line on spending, smoke and mirrors.
Other Notable Lieutenants in Uniform or Behind the Badge:
Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan Taylor: Gump and Bubba's commanding officer during the Vietnam
Leslie Nielsen as Lieutenant Frank Drebin: Naked Gun
Peter Sell3rs as Inspector aka Lieutenant Jacques Clouseau: The Pink Panther