Because hiring standards have been lowered to the same level as a day laborer, the results are we find it hard to hold our heads high. In the past, our news coverage was the result of outstanding police work, capturing the predators of our citizens.
It now seems we have become the predators.
Now when our department makes the news, more often then not, it involves corrupt police chiefs, supervisors involved in sex scandals, officers raping females on duty, officer beating handcuffed suspects, officers stealing from victims and obstruction of justice. And this is just the ones exposed. What of the numerous terminations in just the past 2 years?
The people to fault are the elected politicians in Decatur who have cut out benefits and demanded our hiring standards lowered, least a competent police force uncover and reveal the corruption in Decatur. The others to fault our the ones in our command staff sitting bad examples by manipulating the system, disguising county owned cars on the books so they can pass them out to their aides and cronies.
Even allegations of some command staff working extra jobs while on duty, or taking days off without documenting it.
Where there's smoke, there's fire.
What have we become?