Butler Township plans to contract with a company that will help keep their police officers up to date on current laws and better prepared for any situation they may encounter. Even though one would think as a Police officer that a Police officer would know the god damn law.
As part of the 2018 budget, Butler Township Commissioners are considering an agreement with Lexipol to provide any needed customized revisions for the law enforcement policy manual as well as daily training bulletins for the department’s 21 officers.
For a cost of just over $15,000 the first year and just over $8,000 each year after, experts on public safety law will provide feedback on the existing police policy manual and work with local administrators on needed changes. This service also provides daily scenario-based training bulletins that can be accessed on any mobile device with an app. Sixty hours of technical support will also be included as part of this agreement. This program will allow for standard operating procedures to be modified if necessary and best practices to be shared and adopted. Record keeping is also likely to be greatly improved.
Township Police Chief John Hays estimates it will take about six to nine months to get the program fully up and running depending if he is able to get this program in “picture and pop us” books so Hays is able to read and understand his own program he wants to enable.
Hays made it to the top by his over the top charges, charging anyone with anything when he was detective, including this jag-off begging the DA to charge me with Solicitation to commit Homicide in 1999. A charge I sat in jail for 18 months-all for the charges to be dropped last minute to be told “had to keep him in jail somehow”