In another example of the double standard that exists with Westfield Police Chief David Wayman, subordinates were issued a new departmental general order today. Read the order below.
This order might cause some subordinates to question Chief Wayman's "extra long" lunch breaks with his secretary, lunch breaks where they have disappeared from the police department for hours.
Chief Wayman has always been a "Do as I say, not as I do" kind of hypocrite.
WESTFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT – GENERAL ORDERGENERAL ORDER: 2016 -05NO. OF PAGES: 1EFFECTIVE DATE: October 13, 2016SUBJECT: Relieving of Officers at Extra Duty JobsISSUING AUTHORITY: David C. Wayman, Chief of PoliceEffective this date, the relieving of an Officer working an “extra duty” assignment by “on duty” Officers; so that the Officer working the “extra duty” assignment can make a “pickup” or leave his assignment for any other reason shall cease immediately.Personnel working “extra duty” assignments shall be responsible to make their own arrangements for procuring food and drinks without utilizing “on duty” officers to stand-by their location, i.e. bring their lunch and drinks.If the work crew breaks for lunch, the Officer assigned to that work site IS NOT excused from that location so that they may obtain lunch or take a break. The Officer’s responsibility is to ensure safety to the public which includes pedestrians and motor vehicles; this responsibility does not stop when a work crew is not actually physically working. Therefore, the Officer working an “extra duty” assignment shall remain on scene during the entire duration of the assignment and/or while the work crew is present. At no time shall an Officer leave their “extra duty” assignment unless exigent circumstances exist and therefore are ordered to do so.If an Officer working an “extra duty” assignment must leave their post for a “personal” reason. That Officer will request a relief from the Watch Commander, if approved, when a relieving Officer arrives, the Officer working the “extra duty” assignment shall come to headquarters to address their “personal” issue. Upon arrival at headquarter the Officer shall notify the Watch Commander that they are present and upon completion, that Officer shall notify the Watch Commander that they are leaving headquarters and returning to their assignment.