Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chief Cedric A No Show

Has Chief Alexander heard enough from us at the "Meet the Chief" meetings?

He was a no show for the scheduled meeting at Tucker Precinct yesterday. The roll call room was packed with officers who took time out of their personal life to meet him and express concerns but Chief Cedric failed to show or give notice that he wasn't coming. 

Officers waited over an hour. This speaks volumes as to how he cares about this police department or you as officers.

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

Same shit different Chief.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like an AWOL violation for the new Chief.

Anonymous said...

Wow, You expect respect from your troops and this is how you treat them? There is no excuse for this type of behavior from the Chief!

Anonymous said...

The reason the chief did not make it to the Tucker roll call was because he had a roll call with sod earlier that same day. The sod roll call took up two hours because the motor officers were crying, moaning, and bitching about having to do there jobs a as a traffic enforcement unit. He had several stupid questions and complaints to deal with. He didn't show up because he was dealing with a bunch of spoiled babies in the motor unit.

Anonymous said...

I seen him at Hartsfield/Jackson with luggage in tow. The back of his shirt said,."Adios Amigos."

Anonymous said...

Take Another Citation is mad because they are being held to the same standard of a ten hour work day as everyone else. Supervisors created this atmosphere when they accept making the quota as a way to look the other way. On another note, amazing that when the heat gets on certain people on this blog that section is quickly removed. Hummmm!!!!

old warhorse said...

"Yeah, I did it. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing ?? Ha,just like I thought"!! ( the infamous words of every bully in the world). Dam'n,talk about a slap in the face! He has gotten what he wanted . A JOB,THE NOD FROM DECATUR ,AND HIS BLINDLY LOYAL ,LEMMING STAFF. If you don't respond quickly,in mass unity,he has won, because he will know he can do anything and never be challenged. You all will become a mere annoyance, a non issue! He is no different from any of his predecessor's. Bet he doesn't miss any meetings with Ellis,though! NEW BOSS/WORSE BOSS! Wonder what b.s. reason his staff will come up with, besides him JUST not giving a sh*t ,and intentionally ,completely disrespecting you. I thought this guy was supposed to be the second coming of a "new improved police chief"? You all should plan a big organized ,publicized meeting with him ,have a spokesman,and pack his reception area and the hallways ,wall to wall in a protest, with the news-media present. He is just another outsider,that has absolutely no clue what is going on in this county, much less his own dept.. Just another arrogant, puffed up, poser chief, another pure politician !! " I GOT MINE. YALL ARE ON YOUR OWN. DON"T LIKE IT. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I DARE YOU.!! (sound familiar)? This is the last thing this dept needs, another born again idiot ! Maybe he will look up someday, and the only people left will be that functional idiot Holmes and the rest of the staff moron's ! You can't go on strike, but you sure can make his life a living hell in Decatur. I asked that "CETA EMPLOYEE",Fleminster once, why he treated his troops so bad? Guess what his response was ? "Kuzz I canz". Sounds like the exact type of attitude. Do your job, handle your calls, take care of each other, try to take care of the good folks that still have to live in this county. Don't give them anything to use against you. When these limp di*k supervisors threaten you, as they surely will, with b.s. disciplinary actions or transfers, fill downtown Decatur with lawyers and lawsuits . They can't fire you for doing your job. Time to take off the gloves, and play by "BIG BOY'S RULES"! Make Ellis realize that he does not want to awaken "this sleeping giant" !!!!!

Anonymous said...

You people ought to be ashamed of yourselves. The Chief had a schedule conflict, which had to do with him meeting with officers at another precinct and you talk about him. Something is seriously wrong with that picture. Find fought and try to improve yourself as opposed to trying to down someone who is trying to help. Officers who are cancers to the growth and comeback of this Dept needs to simply exit to the left. DKPD will be back strong and mighty whether you like it or not.

Anonymous said...

Just remember it's gonna get worse before it gets worse.

Anonymous said...

Hey was Chief Mumbles there or was he in the parking lot getting high with his aid?

Anonymous said...

Think would should give Chief Alexander a chance. All this negativity is not worth it. Very disappointed and all this mess been written about different officers rather true or not. There are things need to be said around other officers not for the public to review the comments. Everyone knows what going on. Some things just do not change.

Anonymous said...

To 12:06 PM....if the new chief cant take the heat, he sure as hell needs to get out of the kitchen. For him to simply not show up and not make any notification to those officers who had come to see him is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!

Anonymous said...

Anon 1206, I hope you are not a current officer. You realize of course you are accusing SOD of acting childish by acting childish your self.

Harry Callahan

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:04pm
A schedule conflict really we got the email for the meeting over a month ago and besides that if he knew he wasnt coming then why were the Officers not notified. I drove from home on my off day for the meeting, sat in the roll call room for an hour with no word and finally I just left. Come on and now he rescheduled for May 30th, well you dont have to worry about me showing up and hopefuuly no one else does either. This Chief is totally unprofessional.

Anonymous said...

I am a current officer and I did not say sod was acting childish i said the motor unit was crying,moaning and bitching because they are being held accountable to do there jobs.

Anonymous said...

There are a couple things the chief could have done to earn respect.
1) He could have said, "guys, you know I want your input, but I have scheduled another precinct and need to leave now. Let's do this again soon."
2) He could have asked his staff (in case this didn't occur to them on their own) to call the Tucker Precinct with his apologies, have them order take out (which he should pay for), with the promise he would be there as quickly as he could.

That's what any professional, respectful leader would do.

Chief, I am a citizen who has been waiting with anticipation that you will bring about the positive change needed to bring DKPD back. So far, I have to say I'm disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Two things, SOD is full of whiners and if Alexander the Great had a scheduling conflict then he should of had the courtesy to call Tucker. By not calling Tucker and letting those troops wait on him he showed he has no respect for them.

Anonymous said...

Same Stuff, different chief. Punch the clock, answer calls, bring in two tickets.

Nothing has changed. Dekalb PD is a dying, shrinking department.... officers are leaving for other departments or non-police jobms or just retiring.

Anonymous said...

Have y'all seem old 34 what a joke. Condemned. Cheif, I would have been been written up for the shit you pulled. I should write you up for that. At least an hour notice! Read your employee manual. Same ole (fill in the blank) different chief.

Anonymous said...

I guess I need to apply with Brookhaven, Dekalb really sucks! I am ashamed to even admit that I am a police officer for this county. This is not what I signed up for 16 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, but I find it quite funny that the only people in the SOD meeting was officers in SOD if I do recall. Just how does the info of TAC officers whining about having to doing their job come out of that. Many of the comments made were valid and reasonably besides I find it hard to believe that any of us would say that about ourselves.

Sounds like there is a snake among us here in SOD boys trying to pimp us out. I think we my want to start watching our backs. It would be nice if we could flush this Judas out.

Anonymous said...

The situation in the department
doesn't change because the people you protect daily are not aware.
Do a role call at a BOC mtg.
Otherwise stop moaning.

Anonymous said...

Do what I am doing. Call in SICK.

Feels good...EVERY TIME.

Anonymous said...

This chief doesn't know anything about professionalism. He showed up for the Youth Explosion, which was a black-tie event, without wearing a jacket of a tie.

Black-tie affair: requiring that guests wear semiformal attire, esp. that MEN wear black bow ties with tuxedos or dinner jackets.

Anonymous said...

If any of you check your county email...the man was out of town starting May 9 @ 1200 hrs., on leave, Chief Yarbrough is in charge currently. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Man...talk about some haters for SOD???? Have you actually took a good look at those guys???..How many of them have been taken out on the motors by idiots in the county that have T-Boned them????Motors used to be a 20 man unit back in the day of JT, Billy,Stan....and you can't say the guys in there are not riders because of the riding course they have to pass...so that theroy is out the window...they're down to 10/11 officers I do believe...

Also....SOD is the red headed step child for every swinging detail that comes down the pike...

I tell you what.....let those folks go back to a full time traffic unit and let the prec.s handle all the crap that SOD covers for them and then we see how much you REALLY HATE SOD.

I for one am glad I can ask for assisiteance from them when they can......they also took a hit with transfers...

If the chief took 2 hours to talk to them....mainly it was because he was talking to a seasoned officers that may know a thing or two....because when the shit hits the fan...who gets called 1st???

Give the new boss a chance...Rome was not built over night...grow up!!

Anonymous said...

Is the Blogmaster gonna tell us why he/she took down the most recent open comments section? Lemme guess...the hundreds of comment brought down the server! Just like at work when the crappy servers go down! On the Chief not showing up, yes, he should have at least had one of his Aides call. But please people, you all have been willing to crucify this guy since he got off the plane. Give him at least 6 months of nothing positive happening before publicly flogging him! Yall said little to nothing about the way OB left, without so much as an email to everyone,much less a tour of roll calls to say, "thanks for your service, I have been honored to work with you all," but poor Alexander has been visible every day since he has been here (BTW, only been a little over a month yall!) OB was here for almost 30 yrs and didn't even throw up deuces. But he was your "buddy" so you say nothing?? Unfair.....tell me what OB did when he was here to make this place better..not a damn thing! crappy uniforms, crappy video recorders & flashlight holders that break...we got worse under him! At least Alexander is trying, he has cut more blue orders in 1 month than OB did in a year!

Anonymous said...

To anon 8:42am
The meeting was scheduled for May 8th. Maybe you are the reason he didnt show up. May 9th comes after May 8th idiot.

old warhorse said...

B.S. I have a h/s education and just enough college not to hurt me. BUT, if I realize that I will either be late or unable to make "any" type of appointment, I simply "call somebody" !I just don't blow them off and waste their time.(Basic Business Management #101). If you even thought about doing this to anybody here, much less "HIM", you would get that ass burnt, big time, and "tote some days"!! NO ACT OF DISRESPECT OR INTENTIONAL INCONSIDERATION IS ACCEPTABLE OR EXCUSABLE JUST BECAUSE "YOU" LOST TRACK OF YOUR SCHEDULED/PERMITTED TIME ! Maybe, instead of having his command staff's head's buried so far up his ass all the time, they should at least take it out long enough to read a freaking watch!! You can bet your ass, he doesn't gaff Ellis off like this. IF THIS GUY CAN'T HANDLE SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS THIS ,JUST WHAT IN THE HELL IS HE GOING TO DO WHEN SOMETHING SUPER BAD HAPPEN'S HERE???

Anonymous said...

Let's burn one Eagle 3 .

Anonymous said...

I am a 22 year vet of this department and i would rather tell people i work for Mcdonalds than this department. They run the good guys off and keep the idiots. I see Burrell Ellis brought in another TEBOW to run the departnment and things are never going to change. just a few more months and im gone on to better things in life and forget i ever worked here.

Anonymous said...

Ok Chief let's keep it real, you say you are going to hold everyone accontable but let's take a look at some of your Command Staff.
1 - Captain Logan ( Center Precint) in a relationship with a subordinate and OBTW has been since she was under the command of Major Haris (all worked at Tucker Precicnt).
2 - Chief Dale Holmes ( you shoud know him he's in charge of you Uniform Division. Stops on I-20 and berates the officers working a part time traffic job when it was him rolling 65mph in a construction job threatens to revoke the officers extra job. Then just disappears like a fart in the wind.
So just tell me what are us troops supposed to think about your style of fairness.
And just one more thing I need to ask, would you treat 75 or 80 community members at a meeting you scheduled. I mean for real not even a telephone call to the Major.
I guess those are the kind of leadership skills we need in Dekalb aka ( The new Detroit City). Who loves you baby!

Anonymous said...

News flash George Jones AKA No Show Jones AKA the pousium has been reincarnated and is now being billed as No Show Alexander AKA the new pousium! Now lets burn one guys.

Anonymous said...

Did the Chief write the officer up on I-20 for sleeping? I heard they had a pillow. Be careful how you approach things on this blog. It just may lead to the truth if you open up a can of worms. Like how officers use the interstate PT to catch up on their sleep. Go figure "oh disgruntled one".

Anonymous said...

I heard the officer was sleep on the I 20 job when the Chief arrived at the site. Can someone offer the inside on that. I hear all the officers on the Interstate sleep all night.

Anonymous said...

People in this joke of a command staff can break any and all policies and not be held accountable for it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 2:14...
If you have been here 22 years, and they run off the good guys and keep the idiots.....
What does that say about you???
I'm just sayin!!!

Anonymous said...

Who is the only person who could know, or accuse the officer of being asleep on I-20 except for Holmes? But who would post such a thing on the blog? Holmes? Someone he told? Like maybe a former secretary involved in the weed incident he covered up?? Do you really want to go down this road? You want to accuse an officer of sleeping on a part time job when Holmes covered up his secretary's car stinking of weed in the parking lot of headquarters?

Anonymous said...

Please tell me I didnt just read, "when the shit hits the fan SOD gets called in??" are you serious? I will give you a hint, shit hits the fan out here about at least once a week, I have yet to see anyone from SOD get called in. I have never heard anyone say on the radio, Radio have the on call SOD officer 21 me.

Shit hits the fan every few days, however I have not seen anyone from SOD attend "the shit has hit the fan meeting"

I have been here 12 years, there are officers in SOD I have never even heard of, guess thats because they are so important.

Anonymous said...

After reading this blog I've come to the conclusion there is no hope for us as a society.

The public depends on "professional" law enforcement officers to serve and protect. People on here act like they are in some kind of twisted soap opera and continue to perpetuate every negative stereotype the public holds of its LEO's.

The taxpayers should be asking for a refund. Your behavior is abhorrent and ALL of you should be ashamed of yourselves.

Good bye.

Anonymous said...

You guys at Tucker need to return the favor to Chief Awol. When he finally does show up for his "meet and greet", yall should be nowhere in sight. That would be great!

Anonymous said...

No excuse Chief, if I was in TAC I would write you a ticket. Well actually not to punish you just to keep my take home car and go home early.

Anonymous said...

At least he came out to the Officer involved (running gun battle where the Tucker officer did an OUTSTANDING JOB) shooting yesterday on Rockbridge Rd.

I'd like to think he was there to support the officer(s).

But then again, maybe he was there because he's scary and was hoping to cover his own backside as much as possible?

Either way, it's not professional or a sign of respect to not even call or send someone in his place if he couldn't make the meeting.

Or more aptly, and in a classier move as someone else here eluded to, send some food over along with an apology and promise to reschedule.

Like a wise man once told me.... "People treat you the way they feel about you."

Anonymous said...

To:5/13..6:11AM:
Your definition of it hitting the fan must not be very important then!!!...you say 12 years???...I've been there over for awhile....every day we are being called to the Prec.'s to handle something or another...because you all are milking the sh*t out of calls.....

And if you listen to the radio....they call us...and the prec. that is calling for us....you have unit's doing 10-48...so go figure....Son...and I mean son...you're doing it all wrong...you need to re-think your definitions......so don't hate.....I'm sure I've been to your prec. to handle your j2...while your 10-48!

Anonymous said...

Dekalb PD over the past 10 years or so has hired some pretty pathetic officers who never would have been granted an interview 20 years ago.

Dekalb is broken and its police department is a direct reflection of the corrupt scum the voters keep electing.

Dekalb PD will shrink over the next decade to half its size and budget as more cities are formed.

Anonymous said...

@May 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Are you seriously going to judge a whole department and society based on an anonymouse blog?? Chill out man, you have no idea who and who isn't posting on here. For all we know, it could be the same disgruntled officers or joe blow citizen. Take this blog and/or anything you read online that is not from a reputable source with a grain of salt.

old warhorse said...

Every officer in the P.D. should buy a cheap $5.00 watch and send it to the chief's office/return address --"UNIFORM DIVISION" !!!!

Anonymous said...

re: 12:06 PM. BLAH,BLAH,BLAH!! WAH,WAH,WAH!! GO smoke some more dope, listen to some more rock and roll/rap music ,and keep on hugging those tree's,"kum-ba-yahing, and bad mouthing your county. Unless you can find the ball's, to come on down and join "this great big, fun packed street party" nobody gives a *%^# what you think about the "LEO'S. YOU keep electing these functional illiterate's into office, not us. So stop your whining about no ope for society .It's your fault. We don't vote here, because we are all smart enough not to live here, anymore. That's your fault, too!! We just live here and do a job ,you are either not intelligent enough to apply for , or perform, "or", are just plain afraid to try. You and your ilk sleep safely in your bed's at night, solely because of (your negative stereotype) officer's protecting you ,24/7---365 . Go cry and complain at your home owner asso meetings . You must be in awe of us, or you wouldn't even be on this blog, WHERE YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ALLOWED, TO BEGIN WITH !!!

Anonymous said...

6:03PM,

You illiterate moron! I'm so sick and tired of hearing people I work with who can't use simple words correctly! Let's have a quick lesson in 3rd grade English! "Scary" means that someone or something causes other people to be frightened. The dark is "scary." That mean dog is "scary." You seem to think "scary" means that someone is in a state of fear, that they are frightened of someone. Are you and idiot?! When someone is fearful, they are scared, not scary!! Scary and scared do not mean the same thing! That lesson was free. Now, look up the difference between "sleep" and "asleep" as well as the difference between "loose" and "lose." I'm sick of that shit too!

Anonymous said...

Well, so many of you did it again. Sitting perched just ready to chomp on the new Chief that you didn't even give the man a chance. The word on the street is that the Chief didn't know anything about the Tucker meeting. I heard he was pissed and called the Major and told him just how pissed he was over the incident. You know I don't all ways get it right but it just didn't seem like he's the type of man that would blow off 75 officers of his own department. Now we know.. The people that he is depending on to do his calendar messed up so let's see if Dr. No nonsense cut them loose...

Anonymous said...

If the Chief didn't know he had a meeting with the troops, but all the troops knew about it then the Chief needs to go. How does he know about anything going on within the department if he doesn't know about a scheduled meeting with an entire precinct!?! I think that is just an excuse. Has he issued any formal apology?? And to all you saying give him a chance, WE HAVE. Chief Awol has been here a month and a half and exactly WHAT has he accomplished other giving office depot a new order of blue paper that he has used.

Anonymous said...

We are in need of many things but some on here sound like candy assed cry babies. Good thing you are anonymous, because come time for layoffs, you whiners would be the first to go.

Anonymous said...

If the Chief didn't know his own schedule, whose fault is that?

If this story is true, has the Chief issued an apology to the Tucker Officers yet? How is he planning on making it up to them?

340Caliber said...

New chief came to my precinct today.
I was too busy answering calls for evening watch so all the POII's could gripe and sit in. Truth be told he should only be speaking to veteran officers anyway. What does anyone here less than 5 years have to complain about anyway?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Im the last post on this string of comments.

Im not taking any sides on the chief not showing. If he knew and didn't show, then that is not good. Someone from his staff should have called at the least if there was awareness of the conflict. OR He just screwed up. One of you please identify yourself if you never screwed up.

I know you do not get a second chance at first impressions but some of the responses on here just go to show how childish we can be. The usual Special Ops vs Everyone else theme is getting old. And NO, Im not on special ops.

Another thing,if you're going to post on here, try to sound slightly educated. The spelling and grammar on some of these posts are atrocious and make an outsider think most of us are as intelligent as a box of rocks. Sometimes I think someone is posting untrue comments just to stir the pot and to make us look stupid.

Go to the pension board meeting on Thursday. That is where the possibility of making a real difference can be made.

SERENITY NOW

Anonymous said...

Serenity Now 9:05 A.M.: very well said!

Anonymous said...

Things never change here. New chief comes in and moves people around. People are moved around and come into units they've never worked and move things around without talking to anyone who does the work. If it's working, leave it alone. This place never changes. Could morale get lower than it was, yes and it did.

Anonymous said...

@ May 13 @ 10:59pm

Take an English Class you idiot. Your comments read, "Are you and idiot?" It should be, "Are you an idiot?" You used the wrong "and" in the wrong context.
Your final grade for English 098 is "C-" so you passed and onto English 101.

Anonymous said...

It's about to change for CID.

Curious said...

So the "meet the chief" meetings he did attend/show up for..... any nuggets of wisdom and hope.... or were they a complete waste of time with a fill up from the Sunshine pump?

Clock Watcher till there's a reason said...

At this point in time, there is no trust or faith in the new chief and Decatur. His challenge will be actually leading and gaining the trust and faith of officers before all the good ones leave.

I'm on the fence and don't expect much.

Anonymous said...

What is about to change for CID?

Anonymous said...

The change for CID: Property Crimes is about to be Major Felony "do boys".......They have to show up to all of Major Felony in-progress calls within their precincts. Apparently MF is under staffed and screwing up cases left and right; as a result property crimes will pick up the slack lol....Simply put, this place is horribly mismanaged!!! Oh I almost forgot, fraud is about to be disbanded...uniform isn't so bad after all suckers lol....

Anonymous said...

Since we want to speak of grammar, let's add there and their. Also, some of you should proof read your reports. The misspelled and improper usage of words trying to make yourself appear smart isn't fooling anybody.

Anonymous said...

When is Cedric The Entertainer going to start the show?