Take a look at this link and share in my disgust.
You have got to be kidding me? Just Google this guy and it is absolutely obvious that he is a self-promoter who uses the same media contacts that he works with to release department information to also do his own personal press releases. If it were just about stroking his ego I could live with this, but this goes much further. The Millbury Chief of Police "process" is supposed to be confidential yet SOMEHOW and SOME WAY the ONLY piece of information that manages to come to the attention of the hometown paper is that this guy is a finalist? None of the other candidates were revealed? Just him? Does that sound odd to you?
It ought to, and it certainly does to anyone who knows how these things work and here's why - when you are a finalist the town notifies you, tells you to keep that confidential until they release the information publicly, but they do not tell you who else is a finalist along with you until the results are made public. That means that the only reason that the paper would know and could know that Lee is a finalist is because when he got notified that he was a finalist someone made sure the paper knew about it too! Now who do you think is responsible for that?
MIRACULOUSLY the paper got an "anonymous" report that he and ONLY he is a finalist so they call him to confirm. That is standard practice, but what happens next is even more telling. Rather than say he can't confirm anything other than that he applied because the process is confidential until later this month out of respect for the process, Lee self-promotes and confirms that he is in fact a finalist, albeit "reluctantly" according to the article- Yeah right!
There is absolutely no reason and no excuse for this! If Lee can't be trusted to keep his lips sealed and respect the confidentiality of the process until Millbury announces their finalists, why on earth would Millbury, or ANY other department for that matter, trust him with their secrets and the reigns to their department? This sheds light not only on Lee, but also on the process that picked him. Wake up, Blackstone Valley. This guy may be a "good guy", but a trustworthy and worthy chief of police? I think not. View Comment