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Ive been at SPPD for 5 years and am thinking strongly about making the move. I'm sick of being targetted and simply want to do my Police work without having to answer where I use the bathroom. Also what is your call volume in a night. Im primary between 12 -20 calls a night. How do you feel about the administration?
There is good and bad where ever you go. My new supervisor calls me after 20 minutes on a call to see if I can clear regardless of what the call is. However, my last supervisor trusted me to do my job without question and only called me if he need me to do a specific task/job.
Just like SPPD there are good supervisors and bad. The grass is green here at TPD but it may not be greener.
Been with the department for 20 years. The department is in a downward spiral compared to the old days. Our supervisors are afraid to make decisions, afraid to take control, and are almost always checking on you. Some of the old school police tactics we use to use is not permitted anymore the rules have tightened up. People think they are gonna come here and the grass will be greener has learned that is not necessarily the case.
Discipline controls the department. We get written reprimands for almost everything. If you do come here we will welcome you but be careful of the reason you are coming.
If you're coming to TPD for improved pay and benefits, you will still find that (for the most part that is, and our pension still can't be beat.) But if you're escaping negative working conditions and low morale, you'll find that's now the case at TPD too. Patrol has been WAY understaffed to allow this insane deployment, and everytime you turn around there's another micromanager giving you a new procedure. There's little to no time for proactive patrol anymore. ROC is a failure, with no clear mission. Detectives get harassed about every case, and have to send out endless bulletins with useless video for everything, including the infamous sandwich theft. And staff wonders why tickets and arrests are down.
If the pay slips or stagnates any further, we're in trouble. We are poorly organized and led. The only thing that keeps this department afloat is the generally high quality of the rank and file, attracted by superior pay/benefits. If you doubt me, take a look at the people getting hired now in this hiring push (for that matter, take a look at the people "training" them.) It may have already begun.
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