A decade after he was sworn in, and three months before his contract officially expires, Aberdeen Police Chief Randy Rudy has been told his services will no longer be needed by the City of Aberdeen.
During an executive session held Monday night, the Aberdeen City Council voted 3-2 to not renew the contract of the city’s longtime police chief. Rudy will serve out the rest of his contract at home, on paid administrative leave.
“Basically, he’ll not have anything to do with the police department from this point on,” Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett said Tuesday.
Rudy’s contract ends on January 24, 2011 and the city council was obligated to review the contract prior to 60 days before its expiration date.
“It was the decision of the majority of the City Council not to renew my contract,” Rudy said Tuesday night.
Bennett, who was among the three voting against renewal of the police chief’s contract, said it was time to “go in another direction.”
“We felt like it was a leadership issue,” he added. “It says nothing about the chief because he was doing an adequate job. We felt we wanted a change in direction and he might not be that guy.”
Although Bennett said “the police department is functioning very well,” he also believes there is room for improvement; especially when it comes to getting out into the communities they protect and serve.
“I want them to become more community policing oriented; interacting with the community. I’m not so worried about them hawking traffic tickets out on Route 40, let state police do that. I need them in the communities. I need those cars visible so the citizens can feel safe,” Bennett added.
“You do your best work when you’re interacting with the community you’re trying to protect,” he said.
Bennett’s recent conversations with city police officers convinced him he and the city council made the right vote Monday night.
“Suffice it to say, there were leadership issues,” he said.
“My sense is, there’s a sense of a weight being lifted and I’ve gotten positive feedback from the rank and file,” Bennett added.
Rudy was informed of the vote while in City Hall Tuesday and Bennett said he was “very much the gentleman” when made aware of his termination.
“We’ll certainly build on a great foundation Chief Rudy started,” Bennett added.
Rudy will make a final trip to City Hall Wednesday to turn in the remainder of his equipment as well as his take-home car. Someone from the office will drive him home.
Rudy will also spend time Wednesday with Aberdeen Police Department Captain Henry Trabert, who will serve as acting chief until a permanent replacement is chosen. Rudy has vowed to make sure there is a smooth transition, Bennett said.
“[Trabert] was told this afternoon he would be acting as chief. It kind of shocked him, kind of caught him off guard,” Bennett added.
Bennett said the process of choosing a new police chief will be a “very methodical” search to “make sure it’s done right,” but realistically probably won’t conclude until after the holiday season, sometime early in 2011.
Rudy was sworn in as chief of Aberdeen police in February 2000, following a selection process in which Bennett was also a candidate for the job. Bennett said Tuesday he pulled his name from consideration for the city police chief job a decade ago when he decided the job “wasn’t for me.”
Rudy was sworn into office during the administration of former mayor Doug Wilson. When Fred Simmons was elected mayor in 2005, he brought with him a new era of empowerment for the city police department. New equipment was purchased, new tactical teams were formed, and Rudy was said to have assumed a secondary role as Simmons, carrying a gun and donning a bulletproof vest, joined in on raids. Rumors of Rudy’s impending dismissal pre-dated Bennett’s election as mayor in 2007, but the chief proved to be resilient working with the new mayor and held onto his job until Monday night.
The following are the minutes to the February 14, 2000 meeting of the Aberdeen City Council (during which Rudy was sworn in as police chief):
SWEARING IN CEREMONY
1. Swearing in Ceremony – Chief of Police
Mayor Wilson performed the duty of swearing in the new Chief of Police,
Chief Randy Rudy.
Chief Rudy thanked all of his fellow police associates from the Maryland
State Police, the members of the Aberdeen Police Department, the Mayor and
Council, friends and relatives for being present at this ceremony. Chief
Rudy stated that it was truly a pleasure to accept this position of Chief of
Police in the City of Aberdeen.
Chief Rudy stated that there are many things that can be implemented to help
the quality of life issues within the community and that the Police
Department will be starting tomorrow with the “Adopt a School Program” where
our police officers will start visiting each of the schools within the City
of Aberdeen, and become acquainted with the staff and students of each
school. As well, the police department will be embarking on the Community
Policing Pro-ram, which will be kicked off with a two-day seminar being
conducted on March 6t” and 7th conducted by the Mid-Atlantic Regional
Community Policing Institute.
Chief Rudy commented that the Police Department will have a new Headquarters
soon, and with the building of the Ripken Stadium the police department will
be engaged in many activities.
Chief Rudy pledged to make sure the police department and its officers are
fair, just and are as professional as they can be. Chief Rudy also asked the members
of community to partner with the police department.
Chief Rudy introduced his wife Mary and thanked her for all of her support.
Mayor Wilson stated that the interviewing process was very grueling and that
the Mayor and Council are sure that Chief Rudy knows the challenges that
face him. Mayor Wilson stated that the HotSpot Program will start next week
and with those resources more people will be able to be assisted.
Councilman Bradley welcomed both Chief Rudy and his family to Aberdeen.
Councilman Kupferman echoed Mr. Bradley and stated he supported the Chief
Councilwoman Fender stated she was pleased that Chief Rudy was here, and
that she felt the city has a good Police Chief, and good policemen and asked
that the community help the police department.
Councilwoman Fender stated that the Police Department needs the community’s
assistance in fighting crime.
Mayor Wilson also thanked Deputy Chief Lawson for all of his assistance as
Acting Chief of Police and commended him on a fine job.
Mayor Wilson asked everyone to meet the new Chief after the meeting.
Wow! I don’t know what to say about this!
No, really, I don’t live in Aberdeen and don’t know these folks, so I don’t know what to say.
Aberdeen taxpayer says
I think the Mayor and Council made the right, but I’m sure difficult, choice. It’s never easy to take a persons job. However at some point you have to ask, are the taxpayers getting what they are paying for? After the Simmons term as Mayor, I spoke with many of the Aberdeen officers. There seemed to be a loss of confidence, respect, and trust, in the Chief, by the officers. I don’t see that he ever recovered from that with his men. He instead turned into a numbers person. Tickets on RT 40 mainly, becoming a totally re-active Police Force in the nieghborhoods. I for one am glad that the Mayor and the other council members were paying attention. My neighbors and I have talked about the latest turn of events and have agreed that we like the Mayors concept of a pro-active community Police Force. We feel it will cut down on crime, forge new relationships with the community, make us all feel a little safer, and restore our confidence in the brave men and women who serve on the Aberdeen Police Force. My nieghbors and I would like to thank you Mr. Mayor and Council members for making the tough calls and best utilizing our tax dollars.
Not Suprised says
I too notice a withdraw of police officers in the Aberdeen nieghborhoods. The gang and drug activity has started to pick up again. So Mayor and Council, you also have my support. If a change was needed to get the officers back in the nieghborhoods, I’m glad you made the change. You do what ever is necessary to keep our children free of a gange and drug infested city and you will have the community support that you need. Keep up the good work!
Ticked Off says
I am very ticked off at you Ruth Elliot for your vote not wanting to bring about positive change in the City Police Department! It’s funny that as long as you had access to the Chiefs office, and he would drop what ever he had going, to send officers to your nieghborhood for you, it was all good. But you didn’t seem to think the rest of us diserved that kind of service. You always try to put on a front that you are for the people, but I have watched your actions and your votes on TV and see that you are more for yourself than the people. WE ARE NOT STUPID! You have gotten my vote in the past, but you never will again.
Deen voter says
I’m with you Ticked Off. I have watched The Council meetings on TV and Elliot is all over the place. She says one thing then votes the opposite. She looks like a deer in headlights most of the time, like she doesn’t have a clue what their even talking about. I am glad they have started televising the meetings. She has lost my vote too.
I am so glad people are seeing her for the person she really is. Maybe word will start getting out and we can vote her out of there!!!
while I think it was the right decision, I hope the mayor will put all personal agendas aside and pick someone that is not only capable of leading the department but has a good record in their current department. It is always hard to have this happen but Rudy has done what he can and he did make a huge difference in the department, unfortunately some missteps have made him lose the respect of both citizens and apparently officers as some have said.
A J Thong says
It wasn’t the right decision for the enhanced public safety of Aberdeen but it was a logical call for the Aberdeen Town Council who are as a bunch of Eunuchs guarding their Harem. People without balls dont like people around them with balls. The reason is that they see so much going on and they know they didnt have anything to do with it.
Cops are by nature cry babies and complainers. Thats just the way it is so there has never been a Chief loved by all his/her troops so you can really only look at the numbers and ask yourself one question. Is the City of Aberdeen better off for having Randy Rudy as Chief all these years? The only true non political answer is a resounding YES.
Politicians lie. Certainly this Mayor has admitted to cheating to get ahead. But Rudy doesn’t lie and more importantly neither do his stats on the incredible increase to public safety under his administration.
Sharp guy, Masters degree. I, for one am glad he’s leaving. That gang of 5 has a way of sucking the life out of good employees.
well since cops are such crybabies, consider calling someone else when you are a victim of a crime.
APD made Rudy look like a god in relations to stats. Crime went down each year he was chief.
I’m not saying the way it went down wasn’t shady because anyone who has been around Bennett for any length of time knows he was gunning for Chief since day 1 but ultimately you need a change in leadership and I think that time had come. Rudy did a great job, but change has to happen to keep moving forward.
Al J Thong says
Sandi you are harder to follow than a ping pong ball. Change for sake of change? You hope the Mayor puts his personal agenda aside? What are you smoking? This puppet has no more agenda that the guy who pulls his strings.
Letting Chief Rudy was one of the top 5 bad Helton/Bennett actions. Purely and toxically political
Sandi, you said: “Crime went down each year he was chief.”
So what’s the justification for getting rid of him? The mayor and the council are elected to represent the citizens of the city. Since they are getting rid of the police chief who lowered the crime rate every year, does this mean they are for more crime? Are they acting in the best interests of the citizens, or themselves?
Bennett says it’s time to go in another direction. The only direction for the crime rate to go is up.
I hate to point this out, but Randy Rudy isn’t the one arresting the bad guys, that’s the Police Officers that work for him that are bringing the crime rate down. So slow down giving all the credit to the Chief.
The APD is still living in 1995. Basic Police Officer needs aren’t being met. The officer’s lack simple modern technology as laptops in their cars that speed up traffic stops, and criminal history checks. They also keep them visible in the community instead of stuck in an office writing reports. Not to mention with the right programs, MDTs can track crime data, and give the location of other police officers on duty. Eliminating radio traffic and increasing response time.
Still no tasers. I think they may be the only department in the state without them. While they are controversial, they are effective.
No new Cops. Officers are retiring, and going to other departments and are not being replaced.
Police K-9 services. These damn dogs are expensive to maintain and are extremely effective when properly used, yet Aberdeen’s has only netted 1 drug arrest in 3 years. REALLY?
People will argue that these things aren’t in the budget, but they managed to buy a new dodge charger, and 3 SUVs for supervisors. Not to mention, brand new uniforms that look exactly like the old ones, and custom made “APD” collar brass instead of the generic state brass they use to wear. O yeah and brand new Badges. All for what??
So I ask, what has Randy Rudy done to improve the police services in Aberdeen? He may not have done anything to hurt it, but he certainly hasn’t done anything to help either..
Aberdeen Girl says
BPB im on your side but I want to update you
they have labtops and tazers, not sure about k-9 not sure about the new bling and uniforms or cars
You know it! says
Well said Mike Hiob!
aberdeen girl says
aberdeen police do carry tazers. they have had them for approx 6-9 months there have been some new hires and the new uniforms and shiney pins probably werent needed but they got them. along with the new cars oh well they got them. They do have labtops I dont care for the chief to much but i just wanted to get you up to date on the few things i do know. APD needs a change for the better hopefully this will happen
Aberdeen Girl says
sorry yall posted twice : )
Just so you know, most of the “new” things we get are from grants that are to be spent specifically on uniforms, brass, etc. The SUVs have been around for awhile and are necessary, ie this last blizzard when crown vics were not effective on the roadways. As for the charger, I don’t understand your point there. Most agencies mix up their vehicles a bit.
Hey BPB says
Didn’t mean to just have BPB as the posting title my bad
George Martin says
Chief Rudy and the entire Aberdeen Police Department performed an outstanding service to this City during the last ten years. Doing what had to be done sometimes caused friction in the community. That’s what happens when the Police have to deal with an element of our society, those miscreants, thugs and thug wanna-bees and their families who seize every opportunity to misdirect attention away from their darling thug relations towards the Police Officers who must perform their duty to protect the rest of the citizens of Aberdeen. The Mayor and City Council have not provided the support to Chief Rudy and the Police Department that they so desperately needed in face of criticism. Quite the opposite, a popular phrase bantered about in recent history ” thrown under the bus ” applies to Mayor’s and City Council’s final blow to remove Chief Rudy and install one of the Mayor’s buddies. To Chief Rudy, I send my sincere thanks for a job well done. Now go enjoy your Grand kids.
George Martin says
The Mayor and City Council have thrown Chief Rudy under the bus for the last time. Chief Rudy and the Aberdeen Police have a thankless job protecting the citizens of Aberbeen from the miscreants, thugs and thug wanna-bees that infest our society like a plague. The politicians in city hall, our elected officials kowtow each time a group of “concerned citizens” (relatives and friends of miscreants, thugs and thug wanna-bees) attempt to re-direct attention from the crimes of these criminals to complain about the tactics utilized to enforce the laws. The Mayor (who began marking down Chief Rudy’s calendar once he took office) only needed two more votes to get rid of Chief Rudy. He found the jelly-fish (spineless) City Council members he needed and they calmly agreed not to renew Chief Rudy’s contract. Maybe it’s time not to re-new the City Council’s contract when their re-election comes up. Chief Rudy has the gratitude and sincere thanks of the citizens of Aberdeen for a job well done.
herkimer snerd says
power to the people
Startin' Something says
Mr. Martin….how astute and correct you are dear sir! May I add that Michael Bennett (spineless Helton ass kisser), Sandra Landbeck and Bruce Garner (spineless Bennett ass kissers) don’t deserve the title that was bestowed upon them by the uninformed / misinformed voters of Aberdeen. Bennett has been “gunning” (pun intended) for Rudy from the minute he won his first election. At least the majority of the Council during Bennett’s initial term had enough integrity and balls to stand up to the puppet “mayor”. But it took the election of the two inexperienced “rookie” council members in Bennett’s second term (both lacking common sense, knowledge and fortitude), for “Mikey” to get the two additonal votes he DESIRED to “can” the best department head that the City employs (nothing against Mr. Jack, the Treasurer!).
In the end though, this move was just another step backword for the City of Aberdeen. Like rats being led astray….Mike Bennett is truly the Pied Piper of Aberdeen. Good luck Chief Rudy (you deserve better anyway), and R.I.P. Aberdeen 🙁
vietnam vet says
The mayor should have been the ”First” to go.
Feeless Groper says
Consider the house cleaning complete. Here’s a little know factoid; Simmons sat on the search committee that hired Rudy. And we all know what a spectacle they made when Simmons was Mayor walking the streets every day talking to citizens. We dont need that kind of policing in Aberdeen. So thank you Art and Mike. We have the right team now.
I don’t understand the Route 40 comments. I want to see my police on Route 40 writing tickets. Route 40 connects Aberdeen to Edgewood and runs right down to Baltimore, Route 40 would be a drug corridor. The speed limit changes on Route 40 for safety reasons but the drivers don’t slow down. I was under the impression that public safety is just that public safety, apparently Route 40 should not be safe for the public when it comes to speeders and drugs.
I’ve seen police officers on patrol in my neighborhood, Windemere, and have seen one officer with a speed gun and watching to stop sign. I don’t expect a police officer on my block 24/7, we don’t have that many on the force, but I can attest to the fact that officers do patrol the neighborhood. I’ve lived in Aberdeen going on 40 years now, and I think that the police presence has been the most noticeable over the last 10 years, I can only wonder if Chief Rudy had anything to do with that.
If crime is in check and the officers are doing their jobs then it appears that Chief Rudy was given the send off for political payback. If crime was not in check and the officers have been neglecting their duties then it is time for a change. Perhaps his honor and the council will expand on their decision and make public the record of why they voted to remove the chief.
Randy – Excellent job done, good and faithful servant.
Randy – Excellent job well done, good and faithful servant.
Randy – Job well done, good and faithful servant.
The whole numbers game was Trabert’s claim to fame. The “Performance Objectives” were a result of Rudy sending Trabert to the Johns Hopkins program. Rudy just bought into Traberts program. So if he took the fall for the “numbers” why appoint Trabert the acting Chief when it was all his doing?
Oh, that’s right. Political pay back, I forgot. Everyone knew Trabert was going to be appointed. It was just a matter of Bennett getting the votes (which he didn’t have last time). But of course the Officers will agree with the decision. No one wants to cross Trabert, he’s a relentless bully.
Fearing For Aberdeen says
APD very well said you obviously know the goings on in town. I fear for the good Officers and the people of the city they are trying to protect. If you are not in the clique look out- so sad the politics inside the APD are much like High School except the star quarterback has all the power.
Rudy needed go he changed his spots too many times. He never had a backbone and never stood up in defense of his men. Trabert is worse though. He’s a sneak and now everyone that ever crossed him will have to watch their back. His bestest buddy Bane must be his way up too.
The one thing that’s consistent with APD is that it’s always entertaining! It’ll be fun watching these clowns.
Brian Goodman says
Aberdeen City Councilwoman Ruth Elliott says Police Chief Rudy’s dismissal was “politics as usual” –
Just the Facts Ma'am! says
Brian, Ruth Elliot may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she is definitely correct this time. Thanks for the follow up article about Chief Rudy from Councilwoman Elliott’s perspective.
WHEN WILL THE LACKEY CITIZENS OF ABERDEEN WAKE THE HELL UP AND RELIEVE MICHAEL “CHEATER” BENNETT FROM HIS POSITION?
once there says
I keep hearing about Bennett cheating on his exam. And he should have been dealt with properly.
But few know about the issue with Rudy, where a unit he was in charge of at MSP was under investigation for stealing money. keep it fair.
Mark Price says
Chief Rudy’s ouster was nothing more than a vendetta on the part of what wet loosely refer to as our mayor. Aberdeen has the best crime statistics of any town of comparable size and demographics anywhere in Maryland. It’s thanks to the leadership Chief Rudy. Low key, he was always hard but fair. Bennett wanted to get one of his cronies (I think the last name is Franklin) into the chiefs position. When he couldn’t accomplish this with the last city council, he waited until he had enough lackeys in this one so he could cast the deciding vote. Trabert better not get too comfortable in his role as chief. I’m sure Bennett has other plans when the dust settles.
Deen voter says
It’s easy to pick out the stats that will make you look good and report on those. Why were we never given all the crime stats in Aberdeen? Violent crime in Aberdeen UP! Vandalism in Aberdeen, THRU THE ROOF! Why? Because the officers are on RT 40, instead of the neighborhoods. How about our RRT Team? How much policing have they done outside the City limits? These are OUR ABERDEEN tax dollars going to police other communities! Do we get paid from other communities for those services? NO!!!!!!!! I see comments on here about our Police not having updated equipment to work with. Well, if we were getting re-imbursed for these services maybe they could take better care of OUR ABERDEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT! So get off the stat stuff and get a clue!
ashamed you vote says
WOW. Its no wonder with Aberdeen voters like you that the current mayor and council are sitting where they are. I do beleive your the one that needs to get a clue there sherlock holmes. You really think violent crime is up? You apparently didnt live in Aberdeen in the early Rudy years and before. Whens the last time you heard of a shooting in Aberdeen? Fourth of July in 2009 I’ll save you the work. As far as the vandalism you speak of being through the roof that just sounds like the rant of a victim. No matter how much they ar ein your neighborhood random crime will still happen. Bel Air has plenty of vandalism but yet a bigger concentration of police. Wonder Why?
RRT does help out the Havre de Grace police force from time to time but so what. Without mutual aid between agencies some crimes would go unsolved and others not investigated. If an Aberdeen bad guy has info on a Havre de Grace bad guy do you not want them to cooperate and share the information? I’m not even going to comment on the re-imbursement idea you have. Really? Do you expect payment from the neighbor who you helped out last winter by shoveling out their car?
The Rt.40 enforcement issue really should not be one at all and I’m surprised an ex-trooper would be so ignorant to the results of such police action. There are many studies done throughout the country of how many crimes are stopped or solved due to traffic enforcement. DUI arrests, Timothy McVey, yada yada yada. To not heavily patrol or enforce on a main artery into your jurisdiction is just plain stupid. Quick side note, how the heck do you think violators are getting into your neighborhoods?Oh thats right Rt40 and 22. Finally I want to express how frustrating it is seeing individuals post comments on topics they have absolutely no education, training or experience in. We don’t tell the doctor how to stitch us back up or operate on our brains for a reason. Please do some research and get FULLY informed before you put people on blast on the internet. And for the love of god and all that is holy do so before you vote next time. But who knows I could be wrong, you might have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Deen voter says
Ashamed, you should be ashamed! Mutual aid? Helping out Havre de Grace? You obviously don’t have a clue! What about that aid to Rising Sun, Perryville, Port Deposit? Their not even in our County. And where is the mutual part? Those are our tax dollars. I am all for helping our neighbors, but when you start going out of our county with our dollars, NO WAY! Spend those dollars here at home to enhance policing in our own neighborhoods. I can’t believe that you are ok with your City tax dollars being spent outside the County!
Umm do u think the badguys that live in cecil county only stay in cecil county? Mabey if show the badguys there is no safe place even remotely close they may rethink where they choose to do their buisnat
and dont most drug units pay for them selves, i just saw thaton DEA show on tv
ashamed you vote says
good thoughts Ummmm but unfortunately the amount of drug money seizures does not equal the amount of even one officers salary. Aberdeen just isn’t the drug mecca that would facilitate those types of numbers. The money is used to buy equipment. Without it in fact and the use of federal grants, the officers at APD would have the bare bone minimum to do their jobs if that.
ashamed you vote says
good lord…You would think the RRT spends weeks at a time in these other jurisdictions the way you lie. Yes they have assisted all of the agencies you listed at one point or another but we are talking maybe a day here or there over the span of an investigation. You also act as if it happens on a weekly basis. Another Lie. Its very rare and only happens every couple of months if that. Heck yeah its mutual. While the other agencies might not have the manpower to dedicate coming to Aberdeen to help out, they help out in the ways they can. Intel, promotional board representatives, training oppurtunities, etc etc. When it comes to my tax dollars paying for that so be it. I know for a fact it happens so little that I gaurantee the money I pay would cover the hours worked. So consider it on me. Who ever is feeding you the tiny bit of info your getting is so out of the loop or jaded it has clouded your perception of reality. If you seriously think the couple of hundred bucks spent on these guys working a few hours out of town will “enhance” as you put it the policing in your neighborhood, you REALLY dont know anything about how the real world works. As far as being ashamed of all this like you say I should be. I’m pretty darn proud of the fact that good ole APD gets the job done both here in Aberdeen and abroad.
Aberdeen Girl says
start turning more crime in, ride them. Be nice to the police dont judge until you have walked a mile in there shoes. We have know idea what they go through and how much. gez i pay taxes too but i dont dare beat down the people i gotta call in an emergency
APD you should probably change your name or really check your facts. I’m not gonna comment on the “stat” game they played simply because I don’t know enough about that issue to do so. However thinking Trabert has been the choice all along….wrong. Everybody knows that its been Garner and Bennett’s buddy Steve Smith that has been waiting in the wings very patiently and quietly. He might not have gotten interim chief but watch out for the appointment. Kinda hard to appoint a Sergeant to an interim chief’s position over two captains without throwing the good ole’ boy flag, but after a “fair” process? Only time will tell. Chief Smitty seen at Grumpy’s getting to know the community…HAH! Good luck Aberdeen I hope it all works out in the end. Soooo glad I don’t have to work or live in a town ran by such a calamity of egos.
Aberdeen Girl says
lol you are killing me with your facts lol i can tell you this no neck steve aint the next man for the job lol your a very angry person
Wow. You can’t even spell “ain’t” correctly.
Aberdeen Girl says
HEY WATCHER Im not here for ENGLISH 101 im here to speak my mind so speak yours dont proof read peoples crap I AINT puttin “””””””””””””””…….//////// where its supposed to be we here to talk about PD not our gram/spell/punc.
Yes, clearly you aren’t here for English 101. But thanks for spelling “English” correctly. Gold star and a cookie for you.
once there says
Well he sure as hell is the second in command right now. They are trying to force Kenny Cox out the door, but he is waaayy to strong for that. And the officers have way more respect for him then they do for Trabert or Smitty…..
Does this mean they don’t have to wear their hats anymore too? Gee no “performance objectives” and no hats? Makes for one fat and lazy department! Welcome back good old days!
I wasn’t aware that APD was ever known for it’s physical fitness lol.
NHHS 2000 says
HEY WATCHER THIS AIN’T NO GRAM/SPELL SPELLING CONTEST AND IM WHITE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THAT?
Aberdeen Girl says
yea AND BPB how much you carry on your back. whats your physicial fitness lookin like. Hey better yet man two Christmas’s ago A baby passed stopped breathing and passed away Christmas morning. an over weight cop from aberdeen came to there house to help before EMS arrived. I guess heros cant be fat right? You gotta look like ARNOLD right the gov of cali to be a cop. That baby might not have made it but the over weight cop answered that call CHRISTMAS MORNING when you were with your family he was watching a small life leave this world while you were with your family. SEE BPB THEY ALL DONT HANG OUT AND DO NOTHING. THEY ANSWER CALLS LIKE THAT ON CHRISTMAS MORNING WHILE YOU ARE STUFFING YOUR FACE AND OPENING PRESENTS THEY GET BACK IN THERE CARS AND DEAL WITH THAT. your crying about DEEN AND THERE PHYSICAL FITNESS, THEY came to help you didnt and even if you did you spineless coward you wouldnt have known what to do. Pick on something else besides there weight YON DONT WALK A MILE IN THERE SHOES, YOU DONT SEE WHAT POLICE SEE, YOU SIT BACK AND JUDGE. WE ALL HAVE ONE JUDGE AND ITS GOD NOT YOU NOT WATCHER NOT AJ THONG. YOU ALL ARE SO BIG AND BAD PUT YOUR APPS IN AND DO A RIDE ALONG. YOU COULDNT HANDLE THAT LIL BABY PASSING CHRISTMAS MORNING, YOU DONT KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO ANSWER CALLS LIKE THAT. I couldnt do half of what they do because jail is to easy for punks and the court systems just push people through to come right back out and do it again. you all blame the cops but as soon as they go into the system just as fast there back out. BPB IM FAT but i guess that means i cant do my job as a CNA right?? GO back to you nothing job since you think police are just fat over weight useless humans. Go back to writing you bull crap BPB ILL PRAY FOR YOU.
Do you know that when you make an assumption it’s best to keep it short? BPB is a police officer–yeah, that’s right, now what have you got? He’s just not an Aberdeen cop and obviously happens not to be out of shape. I’m curious, why exactly do you assume that someone out of shape is fat. There are plenty of thin people who would pass out and need CPR from BPB (brave officer that I’m sure he is) if they tried to jog 2 blocks at a moderately spritely pace. There are also some larger people who happen to exercise regularly and are in great shape, just larger than whoever. Now tell me, if y-o-u guess you can’t do your job as a CNA because you’re “fat”, how is that BPB’s problem? Sounds to me like you have a problem with it. Nobody cares about your weight as much as you apparently do, so either lose some or be fat and fabulous–the choice is yours. And if you’re going to write such long posts, check out spell check.
Aberdeen Girl says
I WOULD HATE TO WORK WITH BPB knowing he feels that way about his own brothers you think you hurt my feelings with your post nope. you dont have to read what i put on here. no one does so why did you waste your time. so what hes a big time po po somewhere else. I can make an assumption and write it for days if i choose too. oh snap they aint got spell check on here darn!!!! Your curious im curious we all are curious “one fat lazy department” “wasnt ever known for its physical fitness” ANGIE2010 im curious why your BF makes these comments im sure he is fit he probably has a desk job is my post long enough for you yet or would you like me to write some more i have all day because i get on here and write a sob story that you totally missed the point and took me picking on your poor BF. BPB cracked a stupid joke along with politics and obviously forgot what its like to be a cop dont read what i have to write. Why waste your time please do my spell check for me
Wrong again-BPB isn’t my “BF”. I’ve read his posts and unlike you I can understand things I read. You just like to be wrong, I get it. But there’s one thing you were right about–you’re a waste of my time (and you’re an idiot).
HdG Homeowner says
Aberdeen Girl you certainly garnered a lot from a one line comment. That had LOL at the end of it.You need only to look at the APD to know that many are not in the best shape of their lives.In no way did BPB imply that they did not do their jobs. My thought is that the statement was made “tongue in cheek”. I can say that BPB has the utmost respect for all police officers, unless they have done something to disgrace the badge. Knowing his family I know that he would not have been raised any other way.
Aberdeen Girl says
wow im an idot im sorry angie i dont understand what you mean?????????? Why am I an idot. Im sorry that I didnt like what your friend had to say. My entire life I have heard nothing but put downs about police. My family is nothing but police. So if it was meant in good humor I didnt really care. They have a thankless job, they have people who dont care, they get everything second hand, or from grants and stuff. Ill be your idot Angie2010 i dont care what you think your “SHARP TONGUE” hurts me far from it. I may be your waist of time. You should get some kind of happy shot. Your a bitter person who seems to love lashing out to make your self look big, bad and scary. GOod luck with your voting I hope the best man for the job wins. What would I know im an idot.
Eye roll says
She probably called you an idiot because your postings are long winded poorly written ramblings that mostly don’t make any sense.
Aberdeen Concerned Resident says
Why do we patrol RT. 40?
1. One of the most dangerous sections of highway in the state. How many pedestrians have been killed on this stretch?
2. Historically a haven for prostitution.
3. Main artery for gang and drug connected thugs
4. Transportation hub for BRAC related employees
Why would police focus on RT 40?
1. One of the most dangerous stretches of highway in Maryland. How many pedestrians have been killed on this stretch of highway over the past 20 years?
2. Historically a haven for prostitutes.
3. Main artery in and out of city for gang and drug related criminals.
4. Transportation hub for economic activity that supports tax base of city.
Does that mean you’re not concerned anymore? (get it?)
If APD cops want big city money, benefits and equipment they should go be cops in a big city. Aberdeen will never be big city so my advice would be to move on and leave the inmates to run the asylum! I herd Grumpy’s was the new APD substation.
i think they just want a modest retirement, dont remeber any talk of money, and equipment.
once there says
If it weren’t for Theresa Hartman, they could have a great retirement. The would actually be in the state retirement system. But she doesn’t want that to happen because then she would have no control over the money. You see she is also the reason that the current system is underfunded. The momey that is contributed by the officers is placed into the fund immediately and starts to acrue interest. The portion that the city contributes isn’t deposited until the very last minute, usually near the end of the fiscal year. So that is THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS that they are not getting any interest on.
Also I heard first hand from B.G. in Human Resources for Harford county that the county offered to pay for the study to have APD transfer fron it’s current system to the state pension system And Theresa Hatrmen turned them down. It would have cost APD zero dollars, yet she wanted nothng to do with it. She has also come close to causing officers that have left the agency to miss their chance at getting into the State Pension system with their new agencies. You have a specified amount of time to get your money transferred and I know for a fact that she waited until the very last day to submit this officers paperwork. She is a selfish spineless person that is not being checked by anyone in city government. And it’s a good thing Peter Dacey is long gone, becuse he was the other half to that double edged sword.
Rudy put on a nice show for the public, but was far overdue to be dismissed. He was a head hunter and a snake. He once tried to get one of his African Amercan officers to lie to the NAACP because they were bringing heat on him about a certain officer. He thought the officer would say yes, and was very upset when he declined. He did not have his guys best interest at heart, just his own. He played Wilson and Simmons like a fiddle during their election. He’s a two-faced SOB. The reason crime is down in Aberdeen is because the guys and girls that work there genuinely care about the community. I know, I used to work there. My co-workers were the best the other BS became a bit much.
I also bet you Rudy Supporters didn’t know he used to black ball guys that tried to lateral to other agencies for a better opportunity. He would also replace their take home car with a crappy pool car as pay back for wanting to leave. He brought false charges against an ex officer and now has the city caught up in a nasty civil suit. He got his buddies from MSP to conduct polygraphs when he wanted an officer to be found guilty no matter what. He is not a stand up guy. He even tried to get an officer to void a traffic citation that was written to one of his “friends”. He spent thousands of dollars on useless trinkets at a time when his agency was way behind technology wise.
Aberdeen Girl says
LOL OK so APD should go to Baltimore city thats where the big money is right lol okay oh wait or HCSO cuz they all make big bucks. you know a whole lot about nothing. cops dont make big bucks grumpys isnt there substation –
there humans too, just like you there allowed to go out in public besides work and home just like you. do a ride along with the baltimore city police you watch to much tv. Im not a cop so dont start throwin stones at me
Wow I didn’t mean to set you off Aberdeen Girl. I am a cop so yeah I can take jabs at my brothers. Kinda like how I call Firefighters “hosebeaters”. I love those guys and they are MY people, so yeah I can pick on them. The Aberdeen police do an amazing job, and yep, Ive done plenty of ride alongs with them too. Lucky for me, my department has mandated physical fitness standards that I have to pass every year, or I get my gun taken away. Being in great physical shape puts me one up on the badguys, and makes me look a tad more professional in my uniform too.
Im not saying you have to be an Olympic athlete to be a cop, but good conditioning will make it a lot easier. I never said anything about Aberdeen having fat or lazy police, I simply said they weren’t known for physical fitness. And they aren’t. They have a lot of career guys, and retired city officers, which makes for great experience, not so great at running and jumping fences lol. Didn’t mean to offend anyone and this isn’t something I havn’t brought up before to those guys. So back off Aberdeen Girl, check your grammar, and simmer down. You come off as just a bit ignorant.
And I’m no desk jockey, I work in the gutter, just like everyone else… Thanks Angie and HDG for the support! Apparently this is a sensitive forum where sarcasm is frowned upon.
Aberdeen Girl says
i work in town, many of them didnt find your comment cute by all means. its all good ill be the ignorant hot head. I see how hard APD works to protect us, even the crossing guards. People give them no respect and could give two shits. Im glad I have officers like them. NO ONE is perfect and maybe all depts should have what yours does. Be safe out there BPB and yes Im not much on sarcasm but I admire the work that police officers do. Its a sensitive subject for me. I apologize.
vietnam vet says
IF it is Aberdeen’s intent to bring in a county, police force I will bring my gun’s out of retirement. that have been resting 40 years.
Aberdeen Pd has been very relailble & dependble. Hopefully it will remain so.
Chief Trabert the best choice? says
I find it appalling that after just receiving an appointment as interim chief of police and a nice pay raise, Chief H. Trabert in a time of financial struggle for all, including his troops who have not had cost of living increases or raises, makes one of his first official actions to not allow/advertise to his officers a secondary employment/over time detail at the ripken stadium but instead WORKS THE DETAIL HIMSELF. Instead of throwing a bone to some of his guys who could use the extra money, he decides to soak up the extra money along with the 6 figures he is making now. Randy Rudy would have never done such a thing. Enjoy the mass exodus that will be sure to follow if he were to ever receive a full appointment as chief.
Low class. As chief he should not be doing this sort of thing. Suppose something major happened with his PD that would require his immediate response he would have to leave his secondary employer high and dry. If this is a demonstration of his decision making there is no way he should be considered for permanent appointment.
alias, duh ? says
chief 24/7 – take it or leave it ?
CITIZEN OF ABERDEEN says
JW SERIOUSLY LADY let me tell you something your name is in your bros obit take it up with the newspapers and funeral home. your crazy the dagger keeps removing your posts because of all your personal attacks if you can read it says that above where name is required. stop posting your crap seriously no one cares your just making yourself look like you belong in a state hospital.
ABERDEEN CITIZEN says
YOU QUIT POSTING YOU QUIT CRYING YOU PUT YOUR BALLS UP AND STAY OUT OF HARFORD COUNTY AND ITS BUISNESS. BET THE FBI WOULD LIKE TO READ YOUR POSTS. NO BODY FOUND A WAY INTO YOUR LIFE TRUST ME YOU BROUGHT YOURSELF BACK TO HARFORD COUNTY WITH YOUR BULL CRAP POSTS. THE DAGGER DELETED IT BUT I STILL GOT AN EMAIL THAT YOU POSTED. I DONT WANNA BE IN YOUR LIFE. SO BYE BYE CRAZY LADY
vietnam vet says
Jason Neidig is a tough cop with a lousy job. just the fact the locals know him by name. means he’s doing a good job. Thanks Jason keep up the good work.
Happen to like Ken cox too.did some investigative work for me some years back.did a nice job and nailed a PEDOPHILE. sorry to hear about Chief Rudy.
ABERDEEN CITIZEN says
hey vietnam vet and henry are you guys getting this lady JWs posts on your email????
hey lady for the last time no one brought your name up no one
started a fight on here no one is looking you up where ever you are. your brother died in a car accident your sister n law put or whomever did the obit put your name in you brought your name to dagger with your speech and bashing randy rudy fine and good you dont like him we get it. call the fbi they will help you remove your name from your deceased brothers obit you have a lot of nerve putting your OWN NAME AND BULLSHIT STORY on the internet, and if you really want your name out of the obit call harford countys local newspapers and mccomas funeral home and they will remove it you own here ranting about it do something. you keep coming on here crying the newspaper and mccomas funeral home DO NOT READ YOUR crap on here. i didnt look you up the dagger and randy rudy didnt dig you up you dug this up your self you got on here posted your story and put your name back in harford county. i merely told you in the begining your barkin up the wrong tree no one cares but you and your stupid name call and get it removed you want mccmomas number look it up like you looked this article up. you need a pacifier