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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — We are still uncovering more details of alleged corruption within the Leland Police Department. We’ve told you all week about issues with the department and Police Chief Tim Jayne. We’ve learned today that Jayne has had officers do work on his home and around his neighborhood for other homeowners.

Yet another source close to the situation says he and other officers worked for Chief Jayne and his neighbors while on the clock for the Leland Police Department. You’ll remember that three years ago, former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett was indicted on an embezzlement charge that included having deputies do work on his home.

These latest allegations along with sources telling us Jayne took his police cruiser to Myrtle Beach last year for a bachelor party are two instances of the chief allegedly utilizing town resources for his own gain.

We’ve also uncovered a document dated May 26 that shows Chief Jayne using as much gas in his town-owned car as Lt. William Kozaz, who’s often out of the office and in the field. The document shows that during 15-month period, Lt. Kozak bought 403 gallons of gas. Chief Jayne used 395 gallons. Deputy Chief Karl Smith used 360 gallons, but lives 45 minutes away from Leland. And Lt. Rick Dellapia, who’s also on the command staff, lives in Leland and works in house like Chief Jayne, only used 243 gallons.

District Attorney Jon David says if witnesses come to him with their allegations of criminal activity he will ask for an investigation. But we’ve been in contact with multiple sources today who say that while they are glad this information is coming to light, they are also afraid for their jobs and in some cases their life if certain information comes out.

We also contacted Jayne and Town Manager Bill Farris about our story today, again asking them to correct us if any information we were running was incorrect. Farris did not respond.

Chief Jayne sent the following statement: “Test the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error. Deliberate distortion is never permissible.”

Jayne copied it from the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.

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63 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Officers did work at Leland chief’s house on town time"

2015 years 10 months ago

Even more stupid of the guy and glaring evidence he’s not fit for the job seeing how former Sheriff Hewett got in trouble just recently for similar stuff (not to mention more).
This is very disappointing. The public faith in our Government officials is at stake over “little” things like this.

P. Leahy
2015 years 10 months ago

I hope that the comments about Chief Jane are unfounded. The Leland police are as a whole professional and dedicated. They’re doing a difficult job and doing it well. They are doing community policing and keeping our neighborhoods safe. We LOVE them!!

2015 years 10 months ago

Are there ANY Leland police Officers Employed, that currently, reside SOUTH of Shipyard Blvd./Carolina Beach road?

I ask this question,in response to what I’ve seen and witnessed, As *I* reside around the area, So I as a Citizen,in My question above, would like a Answer, at Least for the Tax Payers that reside in Leland.
I’ve seen Personally,3 times this month, a LELAND POLICE CRUSIER,, around Lunch-time, in other words, between the hours of,about; 12:30~2:00 PM time frame, of the aforemention described Leland police Crusier headed TOWARDS, (south) , To the Monkey Junction area(s), or points South?
A Couple questions come to mind…

Is a Leland Police Officer using a Tax-payer funded & Fueled car, as a *personal* vechile, getting to & from work, on the Lelands Tax-payers Dime?
Why would this be?

Is there a Suspect/Crime in question that Occured in Leland, where-as the suspect or evidence is such; that a Leland Police Investgator is Dispatched to *Investagte* here in Wilmington, (at least 3 times I’ve seen, this month)? Where-as; Co-operation between Counties law inforcement agencies, are avalible?

Is there a Police/Law Enforcement Traning “Seminar” happening during the afternoon Lunch hours, during 3 different times, in this Month, at a secret location towards Monkey Junction? Or down by Carolina/Kure beach?…

Was the Police Crusier following a Suspected Drug Dealer~Murderer~Rapist, or something of this nature around the same hours, 3 different times during the Lunch-hour(s) this Month?
Just Courious, Inquiring Mind(s) want to know..
TIA, Guest…

2015 years 10 months ago

Lt. Kozac used over 400gal’s of gas in one month? Sounds like he has been doing a lot of driving around using his unmarked car for personal use. There is no way you can use that much fuel driving around Leland in one month. Lt.Dellipia used the least amount because he sits at his house most of the time when he should be at the office. They fired a Lieutenant about six months ago for the same things, sounds like they need to do some more cleaning!!! Should be easy to replace these guys whith unemployment being so high!!!!! Leland…just when you think they have finally made it into a professional department it turns back into the same little crooked town it has always been known for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2015 years 10 months ago

Guess you can’t read. It’s not in one month it’s a 15 month period.


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