Seriously John Aldridge doing an investigation? No conflict of interest there. I not only think he is a waste of my tax paying dollars but also a puppet for Wayne Woodard. I wonder if he is even going to conduct one or wait 6 months like he did for me and give a 15 minute bias investigation when he found out I was attempting to complain to the Board.
Then there is Wayne Woodard. Woodard was so kind that he suspended my Law Enforcement Certification for not conducting my yearly firearms qualification because I was in Iraq and unable to return in time. At that time, the Board let it be at Woodard's discretion as to be suspended or not. When I contacted his staff about this, they arranged it so I would be forced back through the entire Basic Law Enforcement Training. When I attempted to contact the Board about this, Mr. Woodard and his staff denied access to them. Woodard contacted me via mail after I did contact someone and asked I direct all correspondence in this matter to him and he would address it. I mailed him a letter on 4 Aug. 2011. Woodard has never responded to it. Not sure of how many characters I can post but I will attempt to post it. Perhaps WWAY can obtain an answer since I cannot.
I like when something is factual. Your letter date 20 July 2011, is correct that you have answered my questions for the past two years. Although I have never really tried to get a question answered by you or your staff since the only people that can solve it now are on the Board. Why did you neglected to state anything about the 4 previous years? Maybe the reason why you cannot answer the question is because you and your staff have forgotten the question.
The reason why my certification was suspended was because you personally stated that I did not meet the minimum standards of 12 NCAC 9 while I was in Iraq. At that time, it was at your discretion as to be waived.
Here is your question that no one would answer. HOW AM I ABLE TO OBTAIN A LETTER OF APPOINTMENT/INTENT WHEN THE MINIUM STANDARDS OF 12 NCAC 9 ARE NOT MET? Don’t worry I know the answer to this. I cannot.
The proper procedure for what needed to be done is as follows: A LIMITED LETTER OF ENROLLMENT IS APPLIED FOR AND GRANTED FROM THE STATE TO CORRECT ANY AND ALL DEFIENCTANCIES. IN OTHER WORD YOU HAVE TO SEND A LETTER SO I CAN MEET THE STANDARDS OF 12 NCAC 9. ONCE THEY ARE CORRECTED THE OFFICER IS ELIGIBLE FOR CERTIFICATION AND A LETTER OF INTENT TO HIRE OR APPOINTMENT IS SENT TO THE STATE. THE STATE THEN SENDS BACK A CERTIFICATION FOR THE OFFICER. The only exception to this is for someone who transfers from out-of-state but they must be certified and/or separated within the last year.
Jenny Little was told several times by two chiefs of police and a school director. Now if I knew that in 2007 this problem cannot be new. Why does your staff not know?
I am now going to go over a very brief synopsis of what has taken place. Every incident is not in here since it would take to many pages:
Feb. 2005, I returned from Iraq on leave and received a letter of suspension for not conducting my firearms qualification. This was excusable at YOUR discretion. Therefore you deemed me a threat to the citizens of the state. If not a threat, you could not suspend me without being in violation of your Charter (bet you did not think I would know that. I did not push that issue but if I have to take you back to Court I foresee several of your Admin Codes and maybe even as much as your POPAT in violation).
Feb. 2005, I contacted your office in an attempt to comply. I was informed that I would have to attend 48 hours of Firearms through a BLET class. I specifically asked about using an instructor but was told I could not do that it would have to be through BLET.
Feb. 2005, upon checking with several schools (most of which the instructors offered their services), I learned that it would take approximately 6 weeks to complete through a BLET class. I could only stay in the country 4 weeks before returning to Iraq. (While on this subject, explain how Emerald Isle was able to conduct theirs in a week through a NIGHT BLET class? How is that construed to be “fair and uniform enforcement of stands? Does this Sound more like punishment than meeting your standards?) I contacted your staff for assistance to comply. Instead of help I was ridiculed and dared to take you to court.
July, 2005, went to court and loss like expected since I did not push a Constitutional challenge. I was informed by your staff at that time that all I had to do was 48 hours of Firearms within a year. Oh boy!!! It took going to court to find out how long I had to do it. To me that was $5,000 well spent just to get your staff to explain things to me. The only problem was I extended in Iraq because I did not think I had a job upon my return. But I was assured that I would receive a “Limited Letter of Enrollment” Upon my return as long as I did not exceed 3 years.
Aug, 2006, returned back to the country 6 months early (I was granted an extension) so I could take care of my certification.
Sept. 2006, started a night BLET class after obtaining a “Limited Letter of Enrollment”.
Dec. 2006, since I did not have to attend every class, I was not there nor was I contacted in a change of schedule. I therefore did no attend a class that was required. I was informed at the beginning that if I missed any classes I would have to start over. A change is not uncommon but something that took place in 2009, again with your staff, makes me wonder about this incident (no proof only speculation).
11 Dec. 2006, contacted Jenny Little via telephone. I explained to her the situation and asked what I need to do. I also informed her that there was a class starting in Jan. 2007 that I wished to attend but was unsure if this could be done in time before the Holidays. She informed me that she would have to locate my file since it was not there and call me back but the time frame should not be a problem. There are how many officers in the state and my file is not with them?
14 Dec 2006, Jenny Little sought and obtained a “Letter of Separation”. She never called me back until the following year when I started calling again around late Feb early March of 2007. In fact thanks to that incident in Feb/March all outgoing and incoming calls with your staff were taped. Check those two dates and explain to me how your staff provides assistance and attempts to retain Law Enforcement Officers in accordance with your Mission Statement? Correct me if I am wrong since I am writing this from memory but Mr. Aldridge stated in his letter that one of the reasons why I needed a Letter of Intent was because I was not affiliated with Law Enforcement. Was it not your staff that made me unaffiliated? Was this on purpose since now I would not only need a Limited Letter but a Letter of Intent, which I cannot obtain a letter of Intent per 12 NCAC 9? What sense does it even make to have me separated from that Department and then inform me to obtain a Letter of Intent from that Department so I will be affiliated? Did anyone read the blocks check and/or the reason for separation? Why would they send me for my Annual Block of Instructions a full year after the suspension if they did not want to retain me (the Department)? Why did Jenny Little never contact me about the Jan class? Was it because she didn’t want to answer the question of this action? Does the staff there ignore the person and hope the problem goes away? Does this sound similar to Mr. Aldridge’s 6 month investigation that should have taken 15 minutes (the only reason why he contacted me was because Pam Pope knew I was trying to contact the Board once again)? Is Richard Squires ever going to call back from 2007?
Aug 2007, I have skipped over several other incidents including the attempt to contact the board to solve this problem. At this time, Little knows I am attempting to enter BLET in approximately a week, with a spot held open for me at the school. Another Department contacts Little on my behalf to find out what I needed to do to attend. Little informs that Department that it is too late and that I will have to attend the entire BLET again. Why does Little inform them of this when I am not only still able to attend the class that I want but I have approximately 5 and ½ months left to find and enter another one?
For years anytime this subject was brought up, I would literally spends days straight researching your Administrative Codes. I mean I couldn’t sleep and didn’t have a job so what else was there to do. This, my being angry, attempting to convey the entire story, and not wishing to directly ask the question until I was in front of the Board with you and your staff may be the reason why some of the letters I wrote sounded as if I were “rambling on”. . This letter by its self does not even come close to the entire story.
I was told by a recruiter, from a large Department, prior to my three years being up, that the state would make me go through the entire BLET program again and no Department would touch me until I did. He stated that when someone is suspended it is almost always for something “bad”, such as criminal activity, and not something as dumb as a simple oversight. He continued by stating that this was Standard Operating Procedure for the State to do this.
I am not sure of the reason behind this action, retaliation for taking the State to Court, Standard Operating Procedures, or something else. I do know this. It appears that this is nothing more than an abuse of powers. The board can do something but you and your staff do not have the authority to punish someone in accordance with your Charter. What you and your staff have done is nothing more than another form of “Blacklisting”. Whatever the reason may be, at the end of the day it appears that you took my Certification because I participated in a War.
While you and your staff sit around and plan, scheme, combine, confederate and conspire with each other on how to answer this, keep this in mind. I not only know a lot of answers to the questions I ask, but I also do not let you know all of what I know. You cannot hide a lie. Mr. Aldridge’s letter has already documented the fact that you wanted me to do the impossible.
WHY SHOULD I EVER TRUST ANYONE FROM YOUR OFFICE AGAIN? HOW LONG WOULD IT HAVE TAKEN YOU TO ASK FOR A PERMAMENT SUSPENSION OF MY CERTIFICATION IF I DID FIND A DEPARTMENT WILLING TO SIGN OFF ON A LETTER OF INTENT? DOES THE SIGNING OF THAT LETTER MAKE MY STANDARDS HIGHER THAN A BLET STUDENT WHO HAS A FULL YEAR TO START WORKING AT A DEPARTMENT?
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