Since Bobblehead Bowling hadn't been told what to say, the article states:
"Asked why Glover would be subject to random drug tests when city police are not, Bowling turned to former city attorney and special assistant to the city administrator Rusty Wells who said that all firefighters are subject to random drug tests since they are what state considers a "mandatory-testing position". Police officers, Wells said, are tested on a "reasonable suspicion" basis as provided by state law, rather than a random one."
Well, Rusty, lets see who under State Statute 440.102 falls under the category of "mandatory-testing position"
o) “Mandatory-testing position” means, with respect to a public employer, a job assignment that requires the employee to carry a firearm, work closely with an employee who carries a firearm, perform life-threatening procedures, work with heavy or dangerous machinery, work as a safety inspector, work with children, work with detainees in the correctional system, work with confidential information or documents pertaining to criminal investigations, work with controlled substances, or a job assignment that requires an employee security background check, pursuant to s. 110.1127, or a job assignment in which a momentary lapse in attention could result in injury or death to another person.
Under the above, everyone in the following departments would be considered a "mandatory-testing position":
- Police officers
- Anyone at the police department (works closely to people with guns)
- Code Enforcement
- Public works (work with heavy or dangerous machinery)
- Parks and Rec (work with children)
- Pensacola Energy (work with heavy or dangerous machinery)
Rusty, please explain!! Did you "Misspeak" to the press like your boss Olson?
More smoke and mirrors from City Hall!