About Me

My photo
Nazareth, Pa., United States

Friday, July 14, 2017

NorCo Jail Supervisor Suspended

David Collins, a captain at Northampton County jail who also serves as the Prison Rape Elimination Act Compliance Officer,  has been suspended. He was walked out of the jail recently. The circumstances of his departure are unclear, but I will be filing a Right-to-Know request. He has declined to return calls, so I am unable to tell you why he was walked out.  

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to him for standing up to Keen and Trapp!

Anonymous said...

Do you know why he was suspended? I assume from your comment that you might....

Anonymous said...

Mrs trapp and Mr.keen are trying to keep Mr Collins quiet as a result a complaint filed by Mr collins, who is accusing keen of wrong doing. Someone should look into this matter other than trapp and yes people and you kidding. ,by the way Lts are next

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they will be making popcorn for their 3 way?

Anonymous said...

Might this have anything to do with the rumor of the Deputy Sheriff that refused the prison's unfilled investigator position because Keen's orders were to specifically target officers and staff?

Anonymous said...

the DOJ needs to go in & clean house. Place is so dirty you can smell it across the river

Anonymous said...

Nope

Anonymous said...

Knowing the Capt since he started at the Prison I can truly say that he is a man of Integrity,a Man of honor and a man that will speak the truth when he feels there is the need. .I am appalled by this action by whomever did this to him...After what I had seen in the 8 years of employment at said Prison there is more than meets the eye...Political agendas and setups are part for the course at that place...You can be assured that the Officers who have that agenda can pull your card at anytime....the fact has always been that you can get setup by anyone. .it's a chess game ...piss of the right person and loose your job...race , color doesn't matter at that hell hole but if you stand up for yourself your racist...good luck DC...

Anonymous said...

I remember a time when everyone wanted Buskirk gone. You were warned THEN to be careful what you wished for. How's that working out?

Anonymous said...

No matter what you do in that place you are a pawn...Kostura,Buskirk,Pansnitchicin,or Corruputvallero, it's all a game.God forbid any officers cross the line to piss off LaFamilia or someone of a different ethnicity whether you were cool with them or not was hung out to dry on just a word to that fake Internal Affairs clown or not. ..Be the best Officer you can be until you piss off someone of Ethnicity and it goes to shit in a heartbeat...That place is so corrupt it isn't funny and it's reverse racism most of the time. ..Take a look why people left have been pushed out...you don't have to worry about the Officers worry about that shit bag inmate who says the right thing to the right administration and your screwed. ...Plus your fellow Officer will always have your back...NOT. ...place is a joke and a cesspool

Anonymous said...

Whoever is the leader of this page please let me know how to contact you. ..ohh do I have a story for you

Bernie O'Hare said...

Shoot me an email at bohare5948@aol.com.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Want a face to face no email

Bernie O'Hare said...

So would I. Call me (610.533.7379) and we can arrange a meeting.

Bernie O'Hare said...

9:47, no anonymous personal attacks, please.

Anonymous said...

I will call you but don't publish my number please

Bernie O'Hare said...

I do not divulge sources. Ever.

Anonymous said...

How was DW Kostura allowed to remain on the job when he was practically accused of a rape attempt on a staff member and never get suspended? Bernie, you need to look into that.

Anonymous said...

There seems to be a unusually high amount of DHS employees who are also getting suspended and fired. Looks like HR is on a war path.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Amy Trapp has to keep the three new people she just hired busy. It'snot all popcorn and trips to New Orleans. They have to fire people, too.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the Sheriff's department run the jail like other states, seems the jail and it's employees would be held to higher standards.

Anonymous said...

Here's the problem in a nutshells:

Keen is in over his head and has no staff to lean on or rescue him because they are over their heads as well. Combine young lieutenants, a clueless captain, a deputy warden who is in a job he isn't built for and a director with very little experience and you have a recipe for disaster. It's doomed to fail unless these individuals have the courage to step down. I believe Keen could be a success if he was given a smaller role and had a much more capable staff under him.

Anonymous said...

There is no leadership at prison, Mr.keen is way over his head. The administration needs to understand that corrections is a serious business. Mr. Keen doesn't have the experience to lead a prison the size of ncp. I think he might be a nice person, but, qualified to lead people in a correction environment. Currently morale is an all time low. Mr. Keen makes previous administrators look like superstars. Mrs trapp should vindictive behaviour is scary. Subordinates are ncp have no respect for the leader ship.

Anonymous said...

Wow,everyone talks shit and says.....this and that....if you got walked out it would be a different story...who cares anyway. I'm sure there is life after NCP.....the place is cursed...look at the damn address...

Anonymous said...

The bottom is the Captain spoke out on the misconduct of Keen and Trapp. His suspension is an attempt to keep silent and others in their place. The DA's office really needs to get involved. Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

How do you know that's what the suspension has to do with? Is it possible there was some kind of misconduct on the employee's part?

Unknown said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

That's a good question. I wonder if any other staff members were questioned?

Anonymous said...

Again, all those who serve the residents of Northampton County, NEED TO GET OUT AND VOTE! Get your family to vote, get your friends to vote. This place is a mess since Brown was elected. The HR office has so many employees now (this was never the case before), and what do they do? Do they assist the employees? NO Do they assist the Supervisors NO. Wow the assistants in the HR office have assistants! The offices that actually work, need workers!

PLEASE VOTE!!!

Anonymous said...

Captain Collins tries to do what is right for the CO's and inmates-he is a man that you can approach and voice your concerns--he will voice his opinion if the situation warrants it against his bosses - you should question Kean and his cronies as to why he was suspended for speaking up about VERY BAD decision making (cover-up)hopefully the county won't lose another good employee -too many have been forced out before him--let's stop accepting mediocrity @ the prison---

Anonymous said...

Trump for HR!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bernie, once you become familiar with what really happened with captain Collins. You would understand clearly the real conspiracy between trapp the hit and run driver and Mr keens agenda and double dipping the county and his advances towards subordinates, all this issues will come to light soon

Anonymous said...

This administration is rotten to the core. A complete embarrassment to citizens of the county.

Anonymous said...

I just got forced out of this pos place recently after 12 years of employment,they harassed me for a year straight,people sleeping on the job got away with it,because I opened my mouth I got punished,this shit needs to stop.

Anonymous said...

Dave we should team up and stop this shit.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:28 PM -- Amy Trapp

Anonymous said...

I love how everyone pretends to know the reason. Speculation and innuendos are all we have here. First of all the person in questions was not the best candidate for is position. I am told through my connections that he was given the position over 10 over candidates that were more qualified. His lack of leadership and skills have put him in this position. You don't suspend someone for speaking out??? He has obliviously done something that has warranted suspension.

Anonymous said...

If I know Capt like I think I do, he will make it certainly clear as to why he was walked out. He has more integrity and courage than the rest of the administration put together. CAN'T WAIT.

Anonymous said...

Not knowing the particulars of the instant case, it is hard to come to any conclusion. However, if the majority of these posts are true, there seems to be myriad of problems at the prison. We are about to embark on the construction of a new prison, but we don't want a possible corrupt administration and organization designing it, operating it, and overseeing the project. An intensive independent investigation, where Co's can speak with anonymity, should be undertaken. After that, the administration should be taken to task and answer any or all allegations put forth. Also, Ms. Trapp and her minions must be left out of the quotient. Seeing Mr. Brown as an ally of the current prison administration, he also needs to be removed from the process.

Anonymous said...

That how she justifies her $104,000 salary. I hope one day she will know what is like to have her life completely ruined. It sounds like it might be sooner than later

Anonymous said...

This can has been kicked down the road for over 40 years. Only those who can be trusted to keep mum on past corruption and future conspiracies against staff who are viewed as threats, will be considered for promotion. The jail has always been the county's step-child, but the entire county government has this terminal disease. Using inmates to inform on staff is a major contributing factor leading to riots. Truth. Look it up. Where are the Feds when you need them?













Anonymous said...

It is time to find out who is Mr keen and his background. Which is at center stage with respect to Mr Collins administrative leave orsquestrated by the queen of crimes trapp

Jason Rosati said...

(Gross McKinley)Just fill out the paperwork for the Personnel appeals board now. Don't even give them a chance. Let the board decide who is telling the truth.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Hope all is well, Jason. Please give my regards to your lovely wife if she has not wished up and dumped you yet. I keep trying to get arrested but all they do is sic the k9 dog on me.

Anonymous said...

The CO's brotherhood is impervious to outside scrutiny. A corrupt culture from top to bottom with the inmates caught in the middle of it all and they with no voice..no advocate..to speak for them. Last rung on the ladder at NCP. What a despicable jail we have and it is condoned by council and the courts and the tax payers.

Anonymous said...

Collins=integrity something keen and trapp don't have. Easy money David, once the truth comes out keen you are dead duck, so is the queen of hit and run.

Anonymous said...

Good ole boys club.........enough said. Once I saw Moganelli and his cronies drinking it up at Emiril's burger joint....who drove them home??

Anonymous said...

@725... Seriously? It's a jail not Club Med. As a taxpayer I don't give a damn what the inmates have to say!

Anonymous said...

7.51...I work there. It is club med..the inmates run the jail...

Anonymous said...

I bet there's a reason why Keen has moved from facilty to facility and never remained anywhere for long. Not normal at all.

Anonymous said...

The jail is merely a stepping stone for young co's looking for a chance to be a real cop. The elder co's are hanging on for their pensions and they control the flow of information and keep the corrupt system running as established by themselves over the years. Blow it up and start over.

Anonymous said...

I bet there's a reason why Keen has moved from facilty to facility and never remained anywhere for long. Not normal at all.

Anonymous said...

I have been employed with the Northampton County Department of Corrections for many years and when I started I was proud to be an employee of the Prison. Three County Executives and five Director of Corrections later, I say to myself what the blank was I thinking when I took the job. The pay and the benefits are abismal thanks to are elected officials and the way the Prison is run(oops Jail now)is like the inmates running the asylum. From the Director who is seldomly around to the Deputy Wardens that are Clueless and can not make a decision if their life's depended on it and majority of Lieutenants do not know how lead and supervise. There are only a few of us left that do our jobs well despite the working conditions we have to endure. It is sad to think that it not going to get any better. I guess the only thing to look forward as an employee there is retirement.

Anonymous said...

Well said.....

Anonymous said...

for those that think the jail is a terrible place to work I have a suggestion--retire-quit-or stop complaining---get a real job !!-you do have options

Anonymous said...

Jason Rosati, remember to keep your head down and follow through !!

Anonymous said...

Ignorant statement. Why don't you try it? If gets "real". Quick.

Anonymous said...

Put a democratic woman in charge! That joint will be straightened out in a snap!

Bill Beers said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Bill Beers said...

I agree

Anonymous said...

Bill Beers-see you @ breakfast

Anonymous said...

The Sheriff's department does not want any part of the prison mess. Hell, a good portion of the Sheriff's Department are ex NCP C.O.,'s why do you think they left.

Anonymous said...

There are three sides to every story...Collins isn't all he's cracked up to be...he will get over on anybody he can if he comes out on top...believe that.

Anonymous said...

I know Capt and have spoken to him many times, given the chance he'll accept anyone's challenge.

Anonymous said...

July 17 th. 8:24. What do you know. You do 20 plus years and tell me how you feel? The co's are the backbone of the jail. We get treated like shit. The inmates run the joint. Admin forgets where they came from... so when you get done babysitting the scum of the valley. You let us know!!!

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Ignorant. It is a REAL job. You come and try it