if they still refuse they need to be let go. Sounds like an ego trip to me.
Kyle, if the leadership of the Dept allow this YOU just need to let it go an do what your there volunteering for. You will always find drama within depts if you look for it. Again, if the Chief and or Officers allow this or ignore it you should too or find another agency
As I said, if the leadership allows this your beating a silent drum Kyle. My only suggestion would be per pressure within the ranks?