City Of Sheridan May Make Changes To Their Drug Testing Policy

In light of the recent arrest of Sheridan Fire-Rescue employee Andrew Joy for delivery of a controlled substance, the City of Sheridan is contemplating a change to their drug testing policy. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey explains how the current policy reads.

Members of the Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue are not subject to random drug testing, as stated by the current policy. Kinskey says that the City has been communicating with both departments on a possible change that would allow for random drug testing for Police and Fire personnel. Kinskey said that for the most part, the P.D. has agreed to the change, and that they are still working with the fire department.

Kinskey pointed out that since the City is a governmental agency, they cannot enforce random drug testing on all of their employees because it is considered an intrusion into personal liberty without probable cause. The exceptions to that rule are employees who are in a safety sensitive position, or any employee required to have a commercial drivers license.

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Testing should be MANDATORY and RANDOM for police & fire

There should be no impediment to setting up a random drug testing policy for police and fire personnel. While I believe that most of the police and firemen working in this city are clean, there is always one bad apple that spoils the bunch. Test everyone and weed out the bad employees.

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When everyone consents to random testing, from Kinskey on down, all contractors with the city etc. Then I could see policy to this effect.
Why single out a particular dept. The guy was distributingdelivering drugs....no one ever said he was using. What the hell good would random testing do to determine who might be distributing/delivering.
The recent actions of the Mayor and city council certainly would make one wonder what they are smoking?
Enough of the BS.....Kinskey is always looking for a way to deflect bad publicity.

Are you kidding me?

Kinskey pointed out that since the City is a governmental agency, they cannot enforce random drug testing on all of their employees because it is considered an intrusion into personal liberty without probable cause.

I thought these were "at will employees" same as the rest of us.. I am tested "without probable cause" as are many others.. Consider it a condition of employment..

That's the best responce you could come up with ?