JENNINGS — Jennings Police Chief Vincent Robinson is on paid administrative leave.

At the Jennings Town Council meeting Jan. 7, it was confirmed that Robinson was on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The cause of the investigation was not discussed.

Robinson was suspended last January for insubordination after meeting with then-Town Manager George Glover following a town meeting.

Mark Prueter, a town resident and the husband of Councilor Samantha Prueter, addressed his concerns with the police department’s policies and procedures.

“Policy and procedures on page 12 should have been backed by town management,” Prueter said, adding the whole issue was created by Glover. “Y’all are railroading the chief out by the management, and I don’t want the next chief to be railroaded.”

Cunningham Park, located in Jennings, will be receiving new signage, which will include that the park is closed from dusk to dawn, and the possibility of having cameras installed in order to help apprehend anyone who misuses and mistreats Cunningham Park.

Council Member Jerry Pittman made it known that the park is for the children of Jennings to enjoy and that it is not for adults to use as a place for sex, drugs and dumping trash.

The council also unanimously approved changes to the monthly cash reports the council receives for the monthly meetings. Samantha Prueter requested that bills geared towards vendor bills will no longer be paid prior to the approval by the council, as well as any cash disbursements will be listed in detail per transaction, instead of a total amount to be approved. This will help allow the council to be well informed of what types of transactions are being approved on a monthly basis.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders. ​

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