TUPPER LAKE - Tupper Lake Police Chief Tom Fee told the Village Board of Trustees earlier this month that he caught one of his officers sleeping on the job while he was supposed to be on patrol.
Fee told the Village Board he was trying to find out if officers on his staff were misappropriating their time. The officer in question slept in his vehicle while it was parked outside of his home. He was also caught sleeping behind the wheel while parked on the side of the road.
Additionally, Fee found that two other officers went home for several hours during their shifts, leaving their cruisers running idle in the driveway.
Fee advised members of the Tupper Lake Village Board that each officer involved would receive an official warning. Mayor Mickey Desmarais said he considered the matter taken care of.