Commissioner Ellis -
Congratulations on your successful campaign to become the next CEO of DeKalb County. DeKalb officers realize you will indirectly be their boss, and they need for you to understand the issues they face, from incompetent leadership, to inadequate equipment, to insufficient compensation in many instances.
Please do not wait until January, 2009 to begin to research these issues. Please set up a civilian task force NOW to determine a course of action that you can implement starting your first day in office.
To delay fixing DKPD problems will only lead to more voluntary quits and involuntary demotions / transfers of highly-trained and very experienced officers and command staff.
DKPD officers by and large want to do their job. Please enable those who are so committed to do just that.