ENGLISH HOME INVADERS?
NOPE....SOME OF LONDON'S FINEST IN CLASS D'S
ON THE WORLD STAGE AT THE 2012 OLYMPICS.
On Friday, August 03, 2012 PLEA met with Chief Garcia to discuss the Class D uniform issue. The following persons were present at the meeting.
From PLEA: Joe Clure, Ken Crane, Will Buividas, Jerry Gannon, Tom Tardy, Toby Sexton, Frank Smith, Tim Biairdi, and Barry Jacobs.
From Management: Chief Danny Garcia, Asst. Chief James Pina, Lt. Mark Cousins, Director Gerald Richards, City attorney Denton Casey, City HR liaison Judy Boros.
PLEA’s position: PLEA is in full support of the Class D uniform and sees no reason to abolish an existing uniform system only to have officers purchase a slightly different type of utility uniform. Class D’s are a proven time tested utility uniform that has been in use at the Phoenix PD for 15 years and there is no realistic justification to replace the existing Class D uniform or to reinvent the wheel. PLEA also stated that decisions of this magnitude, that impact the majority of the Phoenix Police Department's sworn, should be done with prudence and consideration over a years period of time. PLEA expressed a desire to put a hold on the Class D uniform issue until such time as both parties could engage in meaningful dialog on the topic between labor and management.