There was some meeting with all the on-duty Watch Commanders yesterday. We assume this is from someone who attended:
- went to the W/C's meeting with all the new bosses;
Morale and community relations are #1 and 2
Thinning out the staffs at 35th st. has already started and will continue
Expects to take some of the micro managing out of the districts and put the responsibilities on the commanders, w/c's., lt's, and sgt's
Reminded to tell our people that cameras are everywhere
- Deputy Peterson:
Starting the mission teams back up for the officers on the watch, first working with the detective division then hopefully gangs and narcotics.
- Deputy Cuello:
Better use of missions, not just the quantity to get the numbers but the quality of picking relevant spots.
- Dep Shields:
Tru is going to be used in higher crime areas and will take some of thier direction from the commanders and w/c's
Tru, on the 1st watch, potentially handle seat belt missions
Tru will take one of their sgt's and their people and be assigned to handle radio calls, probably in the Doc, not specifically paper jobs, the goal is to end the raps in the districts.
Lockups will be help accountable for getting prisoners in from any unit in a timely fashion.
- Dep O'Keefe Admin services:
Goal is to purchase beat and marked cars this year to help update the fleet
Getting the new panasonic pdt's to as many districts as possible that don't already have them
Try and get a plate reader in each district.
Swiping is on hold at the moment mostly due to technological concerns but will be revisited in the future.
- Dep Brust, Bur of Profess Standars:
Just basically spoke about what a great organization the CPD is and that he is honored to be a part of it and hopes to get the tools the officers need to do their jobs.
The Supt. was asked about the merit process and he related he would like to see it go to an anonymous selection, meaning the merit package, which would be uniform would not contain names only the attachments needed to review the possibility of making that candidate merit, of course contract considerations would have to be considered.
Those were the highlights, everyone appeared sincere and almost all spoke about front line supervison and accountabiltiy. the undertone appears that this new regime has maybe started to realized the patrol division has been the red-headed step children for a long time and that needs to change.
as always stay safe!!
This sounds legit. Any takers?