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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paul Nelson Named Acting Chief of Police for Aurora

Paul Nelson has been named Acting Chief of Police for Aurora after the "retirement" of Greg Thomas on Friday. He is currently a commander.

Greg Thomas will become Interim chief for Darien.

Two other commanders, Kristen Ziman and Joe Groom, are each connected to cronies and/or corruption in Aurora. Both have sought the permanent position of Chief.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If he is the permanent choice, that would be better than the other two clowns of Ziman and Groom but sounds like they need to clean out the entire brass and start fresh.

Anonymous said...

Is he related to Chuck Nelson if so I would trust him. I read to much negative things about the other possible chiefs. I do think that the mayor wants to be the mayor that gives Aurora the first female chief, he did give Aurora the first African American chief. He just wants to be first at something since Aurora is slipping away.

Anonymous said...

There could be a real sleeper in the race for chief. The mayor could appoint Deleon as chief and be the first Aurora mayor to appoint a Hispanic to chief.

Anonymous said...

Has that Lieutenant Joe Groom shot his leg recently? All I remember is him calling everybody a slap.

Anonymous said...

So according to his quote in the Beacon, he'll function just like the real chief is on vacation. So how much extra money are we giving "Vacation Chief Nelson" for this strenuous extra work? The guy already makes about $150,000 a year as a commander. What's his pay differential? Should have saved us taxpayers money and had the commanders report to somebody in the Mayor's Office, if necessary.
Better yet, it was known that thomas was retiring a while ago. If the next chief is coming from within, why couldn't that person have been hired already? SMH.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:13-
The Chief makes $160,000. The commanders over $150,000. The lieutenants are mostly around $120,000. The sergeants are over $100,000. Most of the patrolmen make over $100,000 with their overtime.
The new deputy dog chief will make over $150,000.
But the glory boy commanders still need a "Vacation Chief?" Can't make decisions on their own for their $150,00 salary?
Even the patrolmen make far more than most of the taxpayers who support them.

Anonymous said...

Good choice for interim chief. This guy is serious and competent.

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about Paul Nelson but since he's surrounded by two commanders, Kristen Ziman and Joe Groom, who are clearly ethical misfits and incompetent cops, how is he different? Maybe he is but Aurora doesn't usually have a smart guy at the top.

Anonymous said...

Ever since Stover, the chief position has been a joke.