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Leland Police Department

ONLY ON 3: Still no timeline on appeal for fired Leland cops

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The fate of three fired Leland Police officers still hangs in the balance. The officers appealed their dismissal in May, but there's still no final decision. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired Leland cops appeal dismissals

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Three fired Leland Police officers have appealed their dismissal. Today was the last day to file those appeals. Town Manager David Hollis says he received appeals from Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and Ofc. John Blasingame. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland mayor proposes unifying police forces in northern Brunswick Co.

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video Some changes could be coming to communities in North Brunswick. One elected leader has suggested combining police department. Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman says combining police forces would help all of northern Brunswick County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Three suspended Leland cops fired, another resigns

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All five officers suspended last week are now gone from the Leland Police Department. The town fired three of the officers today, and one more quit. A fifth officer quit earlier this week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Bozeman discusses LPD suspensions, SBI investigation

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video It has been nearly a week since Leland announced the suspensions of five police officers. Tonight WWAY sat down with Mayor Brenda Bozeman to hear what she had to say about the troubled police department and the future of Leland. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deputy Leland Police Chief resigns

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One of the five Leland Police officers suspended last week has quit. Leland Town Manager David Hollis says Deputy Police Chief Karl Smith resigned effective this morning. Smith had been suspended with pay Friday while an internal investigation continues. Full story...
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Five Leland police officers suspended, former interim chief included

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video The town of Leland has suspended five police officers without pay as a result of ongoing investigations. Full story...
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Leland Police correct training issues

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The Leland Police Department has fixed problems regulators found with its training and records. The police department released a letter today sent by North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards Division. The letter dated February 20 thanks the Leland Police Department for "correcting the deficiencies identified in the Field Audit Results report dated November 01, 2011." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland hires interim chief, upholds Jayne firing

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video The Town of Leland is taking another step forward and putting the past behind it. Town Manager David Hollis announced Monday he has upheld the firing of former Police Chief Tim Jayne after Jayne appealed the termination. Hollis also announced Mike James as the police department's new interim chief. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man says Leland cop helped ex steal from his home

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video More than a week after Tim Jayne was fired as Leland Police Chief, accusations from his days in office continue to come to light. One Leland resident says the police have been harassing him for months he says they helped his ex break into his home and steal from him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jayne makes case to get job back

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Tim Jayne tried to get his old job back this morning. Twelve days after being fired as Leland Police Chief, Jayne met with Town Manager David Hollis to make his case why he deserves to keep his job. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Jayne appealing termination

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Leland Town Manager David Hollis told Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM this morning that former Police Chief Tim Jayne has appealed his termination. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Interim Leland Police Chief sets goals for department

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video For months, we have been following the developing situation within the Leland Police Department. The many issues came to a head last week when Chief Tim Jayne was fired. Today, we sat down with Interim Police Chief Karl Smith to find out what he has planned for the future of the department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cop says he did personal work for Jayne on town time

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video Tim Jayne was fired earlier this week, but we're still uncovering controversy within the department while he was chief with officers saying they did work in his neighborhood and at his home while on the clock. Full story...
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