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There are plenty of white kids east of 18th, and plenty of them are little thieves, vandals and druggies. I don't see how it would matter in what part of town this happened or what color of skin the victim has.
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There are too many kids in our society in general being ignored, unsupervised, or otherwise neglected. Whether because of broken families, no father figures or other positive influences, working single parents who don't have the time (or don't make the time), being raised by grandparents who don't have the energy, etc., these kids are left to their own devices when it comes to school…
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Doug VanderMaiden is the new deputy chief of operations, replacing the retiring Curt Kelty

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley has announced Sergeant Doug VanderMaiden’s appointment to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police.

VanderMaiden will be replacing Curt Kelty as the Deputy Chief of Operations, who is retiring. VanderMaiden will take over the responsibilities of Deputy Chief of Operations at the end of the business day Friday July 11.  His actual promotion will take effect on Sunday, July 13.

Deputy Chiefs are appointed by the Chief of Police with approval of the Fire and Police Commission.  

VanderMaiden is an 18-year veteran of the Quincy Police Department.  He has been a Patrol Sergeant for 7 years.  In addition to his normal duties, VanderMaiden is the Field Training Officer Coordinator and a member of the Honor Guard.  He has been an Emergency Response Team member for 15 years and the HBT Coordinator for 2 years. He was a member of the Street Crimes Unit.  He was selected as Law Officer of the Year from the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 2000. 

VanderMaiden is a Quincy native. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.  He attended Basic Police Training from the Police Training Institute in Champaign, IL. 

VanderMaiden and his wife, Kelly, also a QPD officer, have been married for 12 years.  He has one daughter Kaitlyn and two sons, Gabe and Andrew. 

Kelty served the department as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Street Crimes Sergeant, Deputy Chief of Administration, and Deputy Chief of Operations.

Lieutenant Cliff Cox retired with thirty-four years of service effective Sunday, July 6, 2014.  He served the department as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Street Crimes Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant.

Officer E.J. Pullins will be retiring with thirty years of service effective Saturday, July 26, 2014.  He served the department as a Patrol Officer and Inspector with the West Central Illinois (Drug) Task Force. 

"Together, these three officers (Kelty, Cox and Pullins) have 88 years of experience with our department," Copley said.  "Please join me in wishing them the best in what the future holds for them."

 


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