Dracut Ma. Chief Peter Bartlett of the Dracut Police Department has confirmed the investigation of a Dracut Police Supervisor regarding discrepancies of that supervisor putting in for overtime as compensatory time not substantiated or warranted.
In March of this year, Chief Bartlett had requested a Dracut Police Supervisor explain a decision to remain past their shift end time when two supervisors had come in to relieve that supervisor from their duties. A preliminary review of the Supervisors earning of overtime and submittal of those hours as compensatory time to be used later, was done and an internal affairs investigation was ordered.
After an extensive internal investigation and review of compensatory time accruals on many occasions, department shift rosters and of department payroll records, charges relating to the Supervisor’s false submissions for compensatory time, are Substantiated.
“The Dracut Police Department is committed to ensuring the public trust and when it is determined that a member has betrayed that trust it will be investigated fully, rooted out and dealt with accordingly,” Chief Bartlett said. “We are looking at this situation as an anomaly; however we are in the process of reviewing all practices and records to ensure the systems integrity. This department is made up of dedicated, professional public servants and this is in no way a reflection of those who come to work every day proudly to do their job,” said Chief Bartlett