I certainly hope this application process is questioned during public comment tonight. Such as, if this position was advertised, or if this was yet another pre-approved promotion negotiated behind closed doors.
The people in charge now spoke out heavily against the process and manner John Mannion was hired. Yet, they are apparently doing the same thing here.
As a citizen of East Haven, are we truly getting the best candidate? This is of no reflection of Lt. Lennon’s ability or qualifications, he may be the best for the position, but without screening multiple applicants, and having some sort of process are we getting our money’s worth.
Also, is Lt. Lennon retiring from the Police Dept, as this I believe is a non-union position, and what impact that has to the taxpayers of East Haven. Is this a permanent position? Or contracted annual/bi-annual position?http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140421/east-haven-deputy-police-chief-john-mannion-to-step-...