Friday, March 21, 2008

Sgt. Friendly Says:

A question was raised many years ago about the conditions within the DeKalb County Police Department and no one had a decent answer. Maybe now is the time for this question to be answered fully. As posed several years ago, the question was:

"How do you take the number one (1) department on the entire east coast, and the number two (2) department in the entire nation (second only to LAPD) and, in a matter of just a very few years, bring it to the point where it is today?"

Now don't tell me that the DeKalb County Police Department is better than it was a few years ago. I know better. I was there. High pay, high morale, top of the line equipment, knowledgeable and supportive supervisors (all the way up the line), officers who relied on their abilities as a Police Officer..........not entirely on technology to make good cases, and a spirit of camaraderie unequaled in any department in the southeast. All these things left the DeKalb County Police Department several years ago and they will not return under these conditions. Now answer me................why?


Anonymous said...

I wish the department could return to that time of greatness. What a wonderful place to work. If people will wake up and realized it's not the pay but the leadership that we have in place for the leaving and demised. Like that Officer who is leaving, you can tell it was a hard choice for him to make. He probably was one of the best we had working here. I hope 2009 will make this place a turn around department. We need new non-political leadership.

Sgt Friendly said...

DeKalb will remain as it is until the officers decide that NO AMOUNT OF MONEY IS ADEQUATE PAY FOR ENDURING THE FOOLISHNESS AND DANGER THAT GOES ALONG WITH THAT JOB IN THAT PLACE. The politicians, that micromanage the department to death, need to leave policing to the police, and stop being there for thier personal enrichment and start being there for public service. And the public finally needs to get fed up with being victims of these politicians and criminals and vote some competence into office. The root core of the problem with the department does not lie within the department. The fox is watching the hen house in Dekalb! Do you have an answer to my question?