There are some valid opinions on here but also some disgruntled BS. Let's face it--TPD we are not and never will be. Those who remain here longer than 3 years are happy with that. But, in spite of the fact that we don't have a step plan, which the chief has tried to get for us for years, we still get raises pretty regularly even when other university employees don't. The last ones PBA didn't even have to negotiate for because the chief got them for us! And as far as whining about pay for performance it's pretty simple: work hard. Find out what admin wants and give it to them. That's no different anyplace else. Ask our former officers who work at TPD, HCSO, DEA, Secret Service or others and they will tell you. Also, with all the negative talk on here I didn't see anything about our new take-home car program. The chief worked hard on that for years and finally made it a reality. He's bought a bunch of new cars for us and equiped them with top shelf equipment including shotguns to so where's the appreciation from you veterans who know how crummy things were before Longo got here? The last chief wouldnt even buy new tires for the patrol cars. We could be driving some wimpy flex car that would be an embarrassment but no, he buys new Crown Vics. Isn't USF Tampa campus only the SECOND university in Florida to have take homes??? And rumor has it several new cars are on the way again.
USFPD is what it is. And it isn't what it isn't. There are good things to do here and much fun to be had with your buddies. And really, as far as money, how many other departments have the TON of off-duty jobs we have? Heck, even TTPD comes here to work OD they have so little of it. If you don't mind working to support that family that is so important to you, another 10,000 or more can be made per year just working OD on campus, and easy jobs too. No thugs in a McDonalds to deal with for your OT. I agree USF should pay its officers more, but it doesn't look like thats going to happen any time soon. In the mean time, enjoy the job for what it is and make the most of it. And if you have to make a change because you need to, then best of luck to you. Oh and one more thing, those other campus departments that pay higher than us are probably in high cost areas. So after you get done paying your taxes you can live in a single wide trailer. No thanks. On balance USFPD Tampa is not a bad deal.
I think morale is very high recently. But if its suffering its because of the BS on here. The reality is things are prety good. We have not had any layoffs either.
Who in the command ranks are you talking about?
We don't have to read about it here, we see the incompetence rewarded and micromanagement first hand everyday.
Yet another disgruntled employee passed over for promotion because they don't deserve it whining like a baby because they didn't get what they want and are suddenly expected to work. Too bad you can't get on anywhere else cuz I guess we are stuck with you.
Come on now Who in Command staff wrote this
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