They hired him..... because they can.
Former F.B.I. agent Scott Wilson, the newly retired/rehired Chief Ranger for the Geauga Park District is not certified to carry a weapon.
Additionally, he was hired without important peace officer training credentials on his resume. But he IS a personal friend of Geauga Park District Deputy Director, Keith McClintock and a fellow member of the same Rotary Club McClintock belongs to.
I reviewed the submitted applications and the other candidates had exceptional, hands on, law enforcement experience, some had extensive park service backgrounds and all were certified to carry a weapon. The men and women who applied for this position are dedicated and hard-working members of our community, all had impeccable credentials.
The official response from the Geauga Park District was..."In this case, GPD was able to hire an individual with impeccable reputation and considerable expertise to lead our law enforcement department." Presently, Scott Wilson, retired/rehired Chief Ranger is in "peace officer" school, upon completion, he should receive certification to carry a weapon. This is what the park district calls..., "expertise to lead their law enforcement department?"
The reason the Geauga Park District can hire an applicant who lacked proper certification is..., because they can. The Geauga Park District is a sovereignty, they do not answer to the commissioners, the governor, the sheriff, local police departments, congress, state representative or our trustees.
And while the Geauga Park District is a sovereignty and they do not answer to ANY legislative authority, they do answer to YOU, the taxpayer.
On November 6, 2012, please vote against the upcoming 20 year automatically renewable levy, because you can.
Judy K. zamlen-Spotts
Thanks for the update Judy.
There are many issues here.
First.... I think this Scott Wilson is ridiculously overqualified for the position. Are we now afraid that terrorists are in our parks and we desperately need someone with special F.B.I. training to have continual surveilance in the parks? But how would he protect the parks without being certified to carry a real gun?
Maybe this would be of some temporary help.
Why do we need someone with this kind of highly specialized training to deal with occasional drunks or disorderly people. Maybe he is the only one who is trained to deal with the horrible outbreak in the parks of runaway groundhogs who cross the state line.
This reeks of cronyism! We know how he got the job.... he's buddies with park system deputy director Keith McClintock. They schmooze together at the rotary club and possibly socially. Because of this cronyism, it sounds like Keith got the park district to overlook the lack of certain requirements on Wilson's job application form. I'll go a step further.... I bet the job was his before he even filled out an application. I'm sure other applicants lacking these requirements would never have been considered.
Another point.... I'm sure this Scott Wilson character retired with a VERY comfortable government pension and retirement package, which you all are paying for. Now he is back to milk the system for more money, with the help of Keith McClintock. Some of those other applicants who really needed a job, who had ALL the qualifications, who were not of retirement age collecting a pension and S.S., did not have a chance.
The official response from the Geauga Park District..."In this case, GPD was able to hire an individual with impeccable reputation and considerable expertise to lead our law enforcement department."
But Scott Wilson, Chief Ranger, is not even certified to carry a gun yet. He is in "peace officer" school and won't be finished until the end of August.
Impeccable reputation?.... we don't know anything about him, but we do know about the Secret Service sex scandals and how over the years F.B.I. agents have been caught in lies, scandals, and abuse of peoples rights. I think I have more respect for the Mafia than I do for most of these liars.
Here is what I believe is the most important aspect to think about.... this man was a career F.B.I. agent all his life. He was trained by the feds, brainwashed by the feds, and thinks like a fed. HE IS NOT ONE OF US. The United States government is not our government anymore.... it is not American anymore.... the controls of it have been taken over by Marxists and Communists. We all know how this government ignores our Constitution, ignores and tramples our GOD given rights and freedoms so blatantly and to such an extent that it should be taken as an act of aggression and war against us. He was bred and fed by this system.
If you want to take back America and change it back to the way it was when our founding fathers handed it over to us.... if you want to keep Geauga County strong and resistent to what is happening.... you can't do it by bringing people like this, with this mentality, into the county political structure. IT WILL NEVER CHANGE. IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE.
This November the Geauga County Park District, who provides NO critical services for you.... who has way to many parks, most of which are not used at all or very little.... who has a history of abusing their neighbors.... who is swimming in money and takes a large chunk of Geauga money away from critical services.... will be asking you to vote for their levy.
All I can say is.... if you want to continue to put up with this crap, then vote yes and you will deserve what you get, so don't whine later.
If you are not willing to tolerate their follies, abuse, and waste of Geauga money, then vote no.