There were harsh words recently written by Councilman Joseph Brewer in the Miner about Police Chief Marty McIntosh and Police Commissioner Juan Barcelo. The allegations Mr. Brewer wrote were somewhat clouded by having very little knowledge by what goes on in the Police Department.
Fact: During the hearings in 2012 for then – Sergeant McIntosh, both the polygraph exam and untruthfulness were dismissed by the former Town Attorney and former Town Clerk.
Fact: An expert polygraph examiner/expert witness for then- Sergeant McIntosh was present at the hearing to challenge the interrogation and exam tactics used, but was not needed due to the matter being dismissed just prior to him testifying.
Fact: On July 11, 2012 the Town of Mammoth decided to reinstate Officer McIntosh to his former position of Sergeant, and upon review of the file, had decided to withdraw all prior charges against then-Sergeant McIntosh that led to his demotion. This was decided and signed by all Council Members including Councilman Joseph Brewer.
Fact: On November 18, 2012 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PINAL. The parties hereby stipulate and agree to dismiss this action with prejudice. This document was signed off by attorneys for the town and a Superior court judge.
Fact: Councilman Joseph Brewer supported Chief McIntosh during his final appeals to the Council, and at one point was removed from the room for being outspoken in support of Chief McIntosh, and referring to the hearing as a kangaroo court when asked to leave.
Fact: On December 2, 2013 Councilman Brewer submitted documents to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office for review. Councilman Brewer was requesting these documents to be reviewed for the purpose of putting the Mammoth Police Chief on the Brady list, and suggesting that the Chief was involved in criminal activity. The Pinal County Attorney’s Office responded to Mr. Brewer and advised him of the following. After reviewing the documents you presented no evidence of criminal activity and none that warrants prosecution and absolutely no evidence that would justify a review of the record for placing your Chief on the Brady list. Again, there is absolutely no basis for further action by this office based on these submissions.
Fact: Officers and Dispatchers have left for different reasons, which is part of the business. Employees have left in good standing, moved to other towns to work, left for higher paid positions with other agencies, have resigned on their own after being investigated by outside agencies for policy and procedure violations, have been turned into AZ Post for integrity issues, or simply did not meet probation standards.
Fact: Police Chief McIntosh and Commissioner Juan Barcelo do care about their employees and welcome any Council Member or citizen to speak with them about the Police Department and treatment. Chief McIntosh has an open door policy for all his employees. Chief McIntosh has always said if he is ever accused of being involved with illegal activity or wrong doing, he would welcome any agency to investigate him and will have his doors wide open.
Police Chief Marty McIntosh believes it’s time to move forward and be more positive for this coming New Year 2014. The Mammoth Police Department has received a drug dog after being located by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. The new K-9 is a female Czech German Sheppard named Bindi and has started pre-training with the Pinal County K-9 Unit. Mammoth Police K-9 Officer Cardenas and Bindi will be attending the full time training academy next month. The County Attorney’s office and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office have donated money, equipment, and free training towards this project. The Mammoth Police Department will be working with the surrounding agencies to fight the war on drugs. The Police Department will also be storing seized vehicles and impounds in their newly built compound, which is equipped with cameras monitored by dispatch 24/7, security wire, and an electric gate. Lastly more remodeling projects are in the works to the downstairs office used also by other agencies. The downstairs office will also be equipped with a new laptop computer, which will be donated by the County Attorney’s office to assist officers with their paperwork. A new computer with updated software was also installed in the dispatch communications room. The Police weapons range will have some upcoming changes as well. A block K-9 kennel is being built in the new compound to house Bindi for emergencies or when the handler is away on business or vacations. The Public Works department has done an outstanding job with these present and past projects for the Police Department. Town Manager Patsy Large, Mayor Barcelo, Vice Mayor Medina, Councilman Juan Barcelo, and Councilman Romero were the only person present at the special meeting to support the K-9 and fencing projects on October 25, 2013. At this same special meeting Chief McIntosh asked that CPS be allowed to park their vehicles in the compound due to the Mammoth office being shut down, which the same Council Members approved. The Police Department Offices and Dispatchers are doing an outstanding job working as a team, and seem to always stay positive.
Mammoth Town Manager
/s/ Marty McIntosh
Mammoth Police Chief