NOPD veteran fired for payroll fraud, detail policy violations

The NOPD terminated a 15-year department veteran following an investigation into allegations that he committed payroll fraud and violated the department's paid detail policy in 2013.

On October 23, 2013, the Public Integrity Bureau launched an investigation into allegations that Officer Jayson Germann reported working a paid detail while simultaneously performing his regular duties with the NOPD on three separate occasions between July and August 2013. Germann also admitted to working a paid detail 63 times between March 9, 2013 and August 31, 2013 without notifying the NOPD Command Desk as required by department policy, according to an NOPD news release.

Germann was fired Wednesday following a disciplinary hearing.

"The NOPD has a zero tolerance policy for fraud on any level and there is no place in this department for individuals who choose to deliberately violate policy," said NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison in the release. "Based on the results of the PIB investigation, and the officer's disciplinary record, we made the decision to dismiss the officer immediately."

The Office of the Independent Police Monitor witnessed the investigation and the disciplinary hearing and is in support of the final decision, according to the release.

Germann was most recently assigned to the NOPD Gang Intelligence Unit.