Police Dept. to comply with interview procedures
At the December meeting of the Osgood Town Council, Marshal John
Hegge said the police department will now be required to interview
all felony suspects by audio and video. He said this would result
in the need to purchase additional equipment at an estimated cost
of almost $15,000.
He also noted that as a result of work conducted in a pharmaceutical
diversion demonstration, the marshal has been asked to serve as
a Drug Recognition Expert. Training for this position will be a
week long seminar scheduled in February. Hegge requested the council
consider his attendance at the seminar.
According to Hegge, after the training, he will then have the opportunity
to train others.
Osgood Fire Chief Chris Lemen announced his resignation at the meeting.
Steve Linville will be the new fire chief, according to Lemen.
Lemen has been with the Osgood Fire Department for 30 years spending
13 years as fire chief. He thanked the past and current council
members for the years of working together.
In other business:
The council presented Ordinance 2009-15 establishing a procedure
for the enforcement of town ordinances as per Indiana Code 33-36-2-1.
The Town of Osgood Ordinance Violations Bureau with Dana Row as
Ordinance Violations Bureau Clerk was unanimously approved.
Additions to the police department operating procedures regarding
procedures for collecting, maintaining, keeping and expunging of
information, records or evidence regarding ordinance violations
were unanimously approved.
The motion to appoint Marianne Wiggers to the Rising Sun
Regional Foundation Board was unanimously approved.
Board members attending included Linda Krinop and DeeDee Holliday
with Norman Kappes absent. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday,
January 19 beginning at 7 p.m.