The Friday, before Christmas 2017, Jurupa Valley Station Administration allowed office staff to leave a couple of hours early as a gift. The staff at Jurupa valley welcomed the idea as a gesture of appreciation and considered it a Christmas gift. When it was time to fill out the time cards, none of the staff marked the early exit as vacation time off.
After the fact Sergeant Dekker, accused the staff of trying to rob the county. Dekker is the large man in blue in this photo of him in one of his many appearances at a Stan Sniff fundraiser. It should also be noted that Dekker is in line for a promotion to Lt. (is it a friend-of-Stan-promotion as he is a campaign donor?)
According to the staff in Jurupa Valley, they know who is robbing the county… Sgt. Dekker. Dekker is alleged to come in late and leave early. He is also known to manipulate his schedule to work 10, 12, 13, or 15-hour shifts to get more time off. The staff there say they have never seen an admin sgt getting so much time off, being allowed to come in late and not put in for vacation. They resent it. (It is also clear Dekker is not using the time off to work out)
We’ve been told that staff complaining to Captain Hedge is useless because he doesn’t do anything about it. The staff there are pretty much convinced Captain Hedge nor the Sheriff care about the office staff in Jurupa Valley.
How can the staff be accused of robbing the county when told to leave a few hours early one day and Sgt. Dekker does what ever he wants and gets paid for all the times he left early? Worse than Dekker being in line for a promotion is that he is many years ago he filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff’s department for a “Hostile Work Environment” years ago when he was a detective.
There are a lot of staff looking for to Dekker for help on station problems. They referenced needing simple stuff like new keys, getting things fixed and Dekker is no where to be found. Dekker is such a cancer that all the Sergeants in Jurupa Valley are complaining in the office area how Dekker does what he wants and makes his own schedule. They talk about what his time card looks like and what a lie it is. Given what we’ve learned about the culture of the department under Stan Sniff, the dissention in the ranks over Dekker’s apparently falsifying his time cards and getting away with it is a major issue to everyone there (except for the useless captain).
Other than Sgt. Dekker, it is alleged that Lt Rose is the same way, as no one knows his schedule and Rose is at the station sporadically. Word is that he spends more time teaching at a couple of colleges and when Rose is actually at work he is grading papers in the office.
The Morale there has gotten so bad that there is a pending vote of no-confidence against Captain Hedge. Hedge is trying to shore up his support and it appears to be failing.
This is the latest in a string of stories popping up all over the county about the epic failure of Stan Sniff’s leadership. Sniff is reputed to be a micro-manager and a control freak, yet this sort of corruption is rampant in the department. It is the opinion of this blogger that Hedge, Rose and Dekker need to be fired and if Rose and Dekker are indeed guilty of what the others in the Jurupa Station are alleging, then they need to be prosecuted. The cover-ups need to stop.