Seems the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was duped by the same company that Deputy Chief Medlock was in bed with.
Not surprising JSO staff was also told by superiors that sitting for the photos was mandatory even if they didn't want to buy pictures. JSO pictures were taken in March of 2011.
Jacksonville deputies laid out $150 each for the yearbook and photo packages in advance. Just like CMPD officers. Most of the JSO have received photos but the yearbook is a no show.
Word is that the company Harold Medlock as well as the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office hired has now filed for bankruptcy, meaning that JSO deputies and staff are out nearly $270,000.00 and CMPD Officers wont fair any better.
Cedar Posts has no information about the total of the CMPD purchase, but if every CMPD employee bought the standard package it would be in excess of $300,000.00.
Heads Up CMPD Officers - Amazon is making your job just a little harder. Would this key work on CMPD issued handcuffs? Cedar thinks it doesn't look like a match.
From the Amazon Listing:
"This could be one of the ultimate Hidden-in-Plain-Sight items; a non-metallic handcuff key disguised as a simple zipper pull. These can be attached to any zipper on your jacket, pants, etc.
The key remains completely hidden, and is simply pushed out from its housing when required in an emergency.
43 times stronger than regular plastic, this handcuff universal key will be there for you when you need it most. Tiny and lightweight, it can be hidden on or about your body or clothing so that it can not be easily spotted, yet ready for use if needed. Since the key is attached to its cord, it will not become lost even during the most demanding situations. Includes key."
You can order yours right Here
Hat Tip to Belinda Bee for the bringing this to our attention.
The Odd Tale Of Brigida Mack - When the WBTV reporter posted the hashtag #TheChiefIsMyHomie along with a photo of her 5 foot 200 pound frame standing next to Chief Monroe, (See prior Cedar Posts) we assumed this was just another local newsie trying to make friends.
Then Brigida's "exclusive" on CMPD's top secret big brother "Snoop Center" aired on WBTV last night.
|Click on the above photo to watch Brigida Mack's report.|
In this case it turns out the Brigida Mack's lunch time invite and exclusive may have come via a tweet on January 15th from none other than @CMPD_newsroom.
15 Jan CMPD_newsroom @CMPD_newsroom @BrigidaMack @brigidamack @brigidamack @CMPD_newsroom lunch?
Interesting that this twitter account bills itself as "the official companion twitter portal feed for our current news and information directly from the Public Affairs Office" Now that is a mouthful. There is even a link from CMPD's home page under "Social Media"
The above statement would make you assume that this twitter account belongs to CMPD's Rob Turfano.
However @CMPD_newsroom only follows four twitter accounts. 3 CMPD accounts and Brigida Mack, lacks any serious following with less than 275 followers and has made only 14 tweets since the account was started in October 2011.
It gets even even worse. Tweets are in reverse chronological order.
Cedar Posts Take: I'm not even going to take a guess as to who is tweeting from the CMPD_Newsroom account, because I am speechless.