It appears there is corruption amongst the Erlanger administration. This whole situation looks like a clear anti-trust violation because Walden was given a 10 month advantage over the other bidders. I think a criminal investigation is in order and that should include the Trustees.
Erlanger Police officers were dedicated, but Erlanger did it’s officers dirty. Doug Fisher, Mike Walden and Sheriff Hammond are all friends. Erlanger officers didn’t stand a chance. Now the citizens will have to pay double for less security… go figure!
I think there should be an investigation from the top down. They are spending our money foolishly.
The move away from in-house security is NOT a cost-cutting measure... it is just the opposite. The current budget for Erlanger security is roughly $700,000. Walden will be paid $2.4 MILLION DOLLARS. This is going to cost Erlanger $1.7 MILLION DOLLARS more than they currently spend. Does this make sense? If you are an Erlanger executive it does, but if you are a county tax-payer, HOW CAN IT?
The Sheriff's deputies who will staff the ER 24 hours a day will cost Erlanger an additional $262,000 per year. This move by the Erlanger execs and board will cost the tax-payers an additional 2 MILLION dollars. And for this extra money, there won't be any police presence in this huge hospital except for the emergency room.