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The chief’s overtime assignments have been in the spotlight in recent months after an investigation by the Civilian Police Oversight Agency found that the department’s spokesman, officer Simon Drobik, clocked 944 hours under the program in 2018.
He would frequently take comp time or vacation time from his regular shift to work chief’s overtime assignments – for which he would be paid time and a half. The investigation also found he had billed the department for working chief’s overtime at the same time he billed as a media spokesman.
While the investigation was primarily into Drobik’s overtime, the agency also found a number of other high earners and suggested regular reviews of those who collected the most.