Lest We Forget

The Presidents Message

Honor, Integrity, Respect

I still have my challenge coin that was given to me by a chief who felt that the department needed to be reminded of their oath.  I said it then and I will say it now, if I need a coin to remind me to do what is right, I need to find a new job!  I stand by that thought today as we see our department crumbling around us. The officers who continue to do real police work around this department are the ones who truly exemplify “honor” within the ranks.  They continue to work even though the department will discipline them for just doing their jobs. We have seen this several times recently with heavy discipline for chases.  The department was unable to find them in violation of the chase policy, so they hit them with “incident management”.  IAD is partially correct, it is managemen

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Just Keep Bailing….

As I sit here and type this article, I believe that the department is at one of its lowest points in my 33 years. This started with Acevedo and his inability to properly manage such a large department without heavy-handed discipline.  It was evident that he was above his head and as time went on the morale of the department continued to decline.  When he finally left for greener pastures (or whiter beaches) we felt that Chief Finner may be the right person to turn this slow-moving ship around.  Unfortunately, the morale has continued to sink into the depths of the abyss.

There have been many times when I have sat with the Chief and did my best to get him to understand what the rank and file felt.  We have had some very heated discussions over different issues. This is not the time t

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