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Carmody will stay in Fort Dodge

Chief wants to ‘focus on our future’

February 7, 2013

Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody will be staying in Fort Dodge, three weeks after he learned he was a finalist for the police chief’s position in Bellevue, Ne....

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Feb-07-13 9:47 AM

PLEASE don't leave! We need you. Thanks for all your hard work. I think the city should DOUBLE your salary.

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Feb-07-13 12:27 PM

I for one believe that Chief Carmody would never leave the community He cares so much about, regardless of how much Money another town throws at Him. Thank you Chief Carmody!

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Feb-07-13 1:24 PM

Yes, chief Carmody has done great things for our city!!

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Feb-08-13 11:10 AM

Carmody says "But I also feel that we're truly blessed here. I see a very bright future here in Fort Dodge, and I want to be a part of it." If he wanted to be here he would not have applied for the job in Omaha. How many other jobs has he applied for that we don't know about? Two and a half years in FD and he is already applying for another job? Sounds like he ain't for long in FD.

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Feb-08-13 4:45 PM

He applied for that job to get closer to his family than he is now. It was stated in the earlier articles about the potential he may leave.

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Feb-09-13 10:25 AM

Real provincials! What Dodge needs is more of those who LACK ambition - and family connections they do NOT value?

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Feb-09-13 4:51 PM

If Carmody is already looking to get out after just a little over 2 years, be it to get closer to family or another reason, the city of FD made a poor decision in hiring him. Having a department manager that makes decisions on how the police department operates in the near future and beyond affects the whole town. The city listened to him when it came to the cameras. What happens if he leaves and the next police chief is not in favor of them? The city better sit down with him and find out if he plans on applying for other jobs. That should have been a question they asked him before they hired him though.

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Feb-11-13 12:59 PM

hbockoven... When hiring a person who is going to be a department head of the city and influence future decisions I would think it would be appropriate to ask candidates for police chief what their future goals and aspirations are. And are there any jobs or reasons you would leave before five years. If he was applying for an entry level position with the city you probably don't ask those questions. How much was spent on the search? Did the city hire an outside firm to narrow the list down? I would think the hiring committee would be disappointed if he left after 2 years and they had to go through all the expense and time to hire another police chief.

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