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just curious

Rockwall, TX

#1 Oct 5, 2009
Is it true that the police chief is resigning and if so why..
Local Greenville Dude

Irving, TX

#2 Oct 5, 2009
Maybe you should ask him directly. Here, you will probably get a thousand different (mostly negative) responses with just as many varied reasons if it is true.
RC Lover

Dallas, TX

#3 Oct 6, 2009
just curious wrote:
Is it true that the police chief is resigning and if so why..
Personally, I feel it's in part due to the City Manager. History shows he took over the police department in Commerce and appears to be attempting to do the same here. Instead of hiring additional help to relieve the long hours the police staff are putting in, he hired an Assistant Manager, meanwhile our officers are not only working long hours, more days, but are still responsible for things I would think should be the responsibility of city workers, code enforcement, civilian workers for the police department etc. Many of those who had those positions, lost their jobs with the 2008 financial fiasco. Instead of helping to put those people back on the payroll and helping the situation, it appears the funds are being used for one individual "assistant manager". I'm not even sure what that position entails since we are still dealing with less officers, who are still responsible for the same duties they had when there was a full staff of police officers and civilians. The Assistant Manager has no ability to relieve any of those duties, no experience. It's a sad state this city has gotten into. I love living here, will continue to for years to come. I just hope and pray that eyes will be opened about the reality of things and issues of importance taken care of before it's too late.
P.S. Read my post under "police toys for tots". It explains lay offs and forced retirements as well.
Squirrell

Dallas, TX

#4 Oct 7, 2009
The city manager is under the control of the city council and mayor, if you have a problem with what he is doing within any department you can lay blame directly on them, not the city manager.The new assistant city manager has already taken the job that John Ward previously had. She also will be taking over the duties that Lt. Stapleton now has as far as code enforcement. It's not a sad state this city has gotten into, it's a sad state that the uninformed try to pass on to others that is the main problem.
RC Lover

United States

#5 Oct 7, 2009
Squirrell wrote:
The city manager is under the control of the city council and mayor, if you have a problem with what he is doing within any department you can lay blame directly on them, not the city manager.The new assistant city manager has already taken the job that John Ward previously had. She also will be taking over the duties that Lt. Stapleton now has as far as code enforcement. It's not a sad state this city has gotten into, it's a sad state that the uninformed try to pass on to others that is the main problem.
Squirrel, if i'm not mistaken, you gave "uninformed" information on a post called toy drive for police. I sent a correction to your posting, via straight from the police department. Please don't assume you know all the facts. As for the assistant manager taking over John Wards position, can you please explain why I was referred to elsewhere for something I went to the City about, thinking I would be talking to the assistant manager? We ARE in a sad state in this city. So many are upset, tired and aggravated by the way things are either not being handled, or handled in a negative way. Squirrel, if you're not on the council, chamber, police department, work for the city, go to council meetings, married to an insider, involved with community volunteering, then do something to be sure your facts are correct.
Hopeful

Dallas, TX

#6 Oct 7, 2009
RC Lover wrote:
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Personally, I feel it's in part due to the City Manager. History shows he took over the police department in Commerce and appears to be attempting to do the same here. Instead of hiring additional help to relieve the long hours the police staff are putting in, he hired an Assistant Manager, meanwhile our officers are not only working long hours, more days, but are still responsible for things I would think should be the responsibility of city workers, code enforcement, civilian workers for the police department etc. Many of those who had those positions, lost their jobs with the 2008 financial fiasco. Instead of helping to put those people back on the payroll and helping the situation, it appears the funds are being used for one individual "assistant manager". I'm not even sure what that position entails since we are still dealing with less officers, who are still responsible for the same duties they had when there was a full staff of police officers and civilians. The Assistant Manager has no ability to relieve any of those duties, no experience. It's a sad state this city has gotten into. I love living here, will continue to for years to come. I just hope and pray that eyes will be opened about the reality of things and issues of importance taken care of before it's too late.
P.S. Read my post under "police toys for tots". It explains lay offs and forced retirements as well.
I could not agree with you more! This city manager has to go! Bill Shipp not qualified!
Kevin Longo

Dallas, TX

#7 Oct 7, 2009
RC Lover wrote:
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Personally, I feel it's in part due to the City Manager. History shows he took over the police department in Commerce and appears to be attempting to do the same here. Instead of hiring additional help to relieve the long hours the police staff are putting in, he hired an Assistant Manager, meanwhile our officers are not only working long hours, more days, but are still responsible for things I would think should be the responsibility of city workers, code enforcement, civilian workers for the police department etc. Many of those who had those positions, lost their jobs with the 2008 financial fiasco. Instead of helping to put those people back on the payroll and helping the situation, it appears the funds are being used for one individual "assistant manager". I'm not even sure what that position entails since we are still dealing with less officers, who are still responsible for the same duties they had when there was a full staff of police officers and civilians. The Assistant Manager has no ability to relieve any of those duties, no experience. It's a sad state this city has gotten into. I love living here, will continue to for years to come. I just hope and pray that eyes will be opened about the reality of things and issues of importance taken care of before it's too late.
P.S. Read my post under "police toys for tots". It explains lay offs and forced retirements as well.
There is no doubt our current administration and City mangaer are to blame for all the existing problems.
Squirrell

Dallas, TX

#8 Oct 7, 2009
RC Lover wrote:
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Squirrel, if i'm not mistaken, you gave "uninformed" information on a post called toy drive for police. I sent a correction to your posting, via straight from the police department. Please don't assume you know all the facts. As for the assistant manager taking over John Wards position, can you please explain why I was referred to elsewhere for something I went to the City about, thinking I would be talking to the assistant manager? We ARE in a sad state in this city. So many are upset, tired and aggravated by the way things are either not being handled, or handled in a negative way. Squirrel, if you're not on the council, chamber, police department, work for the city, go to council meetings, married to an insider, involved with community volunteering, then do something to be sure your facts are correct.
Back at you. What determines whose facts are the most correct? I know mine are so that leaves you out in the cold. You need to get your information directly from the city manager, council or mayor and not from a disgruntled employee.
RC Lover

United States

#9 Oct 8, 2009
Squirrell wrote:
<quoted text>Back at you. What determines whose facts are the most correct? I know mine are so that leaves you out in the cold. You need to get your information directly from the city manager, council or mayor and not from a disgruntled employee.
Squirrell - My facts and yes FACTS are not from a disgruntled employee. I'm not out in the cold, I talk to the city council and others. I'm not going to argue the point with you, I just know in my heart what is fact and what is fiction
Retired RC

United States

#10 Oct 8, 2009
Squirrell wrote:
<quoted text>Back at you. What determines whose facts are the most correct? I know mine are so that leaves you out in the cold. You need to get your information directly from the city manager, council or mayor and not from a disgruntled employee.
Squirrell, ever think the city should be concerned about disgruntled employees? If this is who they are referring to, then consideration must be had. As past manager of select few professional companies, it was my job in management to formulate ideas to keep a content staff. If my employees were happy, they became more productive. Not to "leave you out in the cold" just a thought.
Local Greenville Dude

Irving, TX

#11 Oct 9, 2009
Local Greenville Dude wrote:
Maybe you should ask him directly. Here, you will probably get a thousand different (mostly negative) responses with just as many varied reasons if it is true.
And I rest my case ...
Francis

United States

#12 Oct 9, 2009
Retired RC wrote:
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Squirrell, ever think the city should be concerned about disgruntled employees? If this is who they are referring to, then consideration must be had. As past manager of select few professional companies, it was my job in management to formulate ideas to keep a content staff. If my employees were happy, they became more productive. Not to "leave you out in the cold" just a thought.
Hey, what an idea!! Happy people make happy money. Piss em off and their gone, THEN whatcha gonna do? Let the city manger and mayor do all the work? Yikes! What a scary thought
Cranky

Terrell, TX

#13 Oct 15, 2009
Francis wrote:
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Hey, what an idea!! Happy people make happy money. Piss em off and their gone, THEN whatcha gonna do? Let the city manger and mayor do all the work? Yikes! What a scary thought
Probation Period, Lack of Information, Simple focus, That's what new employees need. But scrweing over employees with some longevity and basic knowledge of systems flaws and utilize quick thinking and upward mobility are the ones that need to stay happy.
Betty

Dallas, TX

#14 Feb 9, 2010
just curious wrote:
Is it true that the police chief is resigning and if so why..
Who was offered the police chief job???
Rick

Royse City, TX

#15 Feb 10, 2010
Betty wrote:
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Who was offered the police chief job???
Don't quote me on this, but I believe Don Knotts.
Local Dude

Dallas, TX

#16 Mar 2, 2010
Rick wrote:
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Don't quote me on this, but I believe Don Knotts.
Now that there's funny!
Felix

Dallas, TX

#17 Mar 3, 2010
Rick wrote:
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Don't quote me on this, but I believe Don Knotts.
How long will it take before they run off Donnie, too???
Local Dude

Dallas, TX

#18 Mar 5, 2010
all i know is this city is loosing one heck of a guy. your gonna be missed shelton and will never be replaced with someone such like yourself. may you have a happy "retirement". sorry you wer treated like you were
abc

Grand Prairie, TX

#19 Mar 6, 2010
How does accepting someone's resignation constitute
being treated badly?
Jerry

Rockwall, TX

#20 Mar 6, 2010
Local Dude wrote:
all i know is this city is loosing one heck of a guy. your gonna be missed shelton and will never be replaced with someone such like yourself. may you have a happy "retirement". sorry you wer treated like you were
We should start a new thread...how long will it take before our city manager runs off the new chief???

Chief Sheldon is a huge loss for us and those inside the circle know the facts.

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