Is Don White a good police chief.

Is Don White a good police chief.

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Just Wondering

Lebanon, TN

#1 Jun 4, 2010
I am hearing some things about Don White, Lenior City police chief. His fairness to his employees has been tossed about. What do you all think?
Panther Paul

Rock Island, TN

#2 Jun 7, 2010
there is one that gets away with everything.....
Bad Mechanic

Nashville, TN

#3 Jun 7, 2010
Considering the other guy that he beat out for the job was more qualified for the job than he ever could be, should tell you a lot about it. Remember there are those that work for the county that he has to answer to.
Dude

Knoxville, TN

#4 Jun 7, 2010
Police chief is appointed by city council. Don is better trained/experienced than any other officer, probably in the entire county-Drug Enforcement Administration/FBI/TBI/basic law enforcement/ATF. He was named police chief of the year by the state police chief's association. He has advanced this department more than most people know; better trained & equipped. And, he's probably the least political of any chief for a long time now. Why don't you have enough cajónes to say Aikens name instead of implying you know anything??? It's apparent you don't=you just want to gripe.
Just Wondering

Lebanon, TN

#5 Jun 7, 2010
Dude wrote:
Police chief is appointed by city council. Don is better trained/experienced than any other officer, probably in the entire county-Drug Enforcement Administration/FBI/TBI/basic law enforcement/ATF. He was named police chief of the year by the state police chief's association. He has advanced this department more than most people know; better trained & equipped. And, he's probably the least political of any chief for a long time now. Why don't you have enough cajónes to say Aikens name instead of implying you know anything??? It's apparent you don't=you just want to gripe.
I am not sure if your last comment was directed towards me or not. All I did was asked a question in search of the truth. Sorry if i touched a nerve but I am not sure responses like yours are good for proving his worthyness. I am sure his creditentials are good but I am not sure they are God like as you put them. thank you for the info.
Randy

Rock Island, TN

#6 Jun 8, 2010
Dude, you do realize that he has never attended the police academy, don't you
the inspector

Knoxville, TN

#7 Jun 8, 2010
Randy wrote:
Dude, you do realize that he has never attended the police academy, don't you
He's honest. Doesn't that count for something, even in Loudon?
Stank

Nashville, TN

#8 Jun 9, 2010
Define honest in Lenoir city!
Dude

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jun 10, 2010
Randy wrote:
Dude, you do realize that he has never attended the police academy, don't you
Randy, you do realize that he could have attended Basic Police Training at Walters State, Cleveland state or the Knox Co.facility. State require basic training for ALL officers unless you were grandfathered in by working in law enforcement pre-1969. Blount co.'s basic training facility is also utilized locally. Other than using those facilities mentioned; TN Law Enforcement Training Academy must be used within 1 year of employement, trust me, I know.
Randy

Rock Island, TN

#10 Jun 10, 2010
dude, I know for a fact that he NEVER attended a basic law enforcement academy in this state or any other. FACT, check on it....call the state and ask which one he went to
Knows Too

Pflugerville, TX

#11 Jun 11, 2010
So he is illegally serving as a police officer? The Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission is corrupt and has allowed this? What are you tryng to say?
Terry

Rock Island, TN

#12 Jun 12, 2010
I don't think he is saying that, read closely to what he is saying
Knows Too

United States

#13 Jun 12, 2010
I know he is a certified police officer. I just wonder what point he is trying to make?
maybe

Cookeville, TN

#14 Jun 12, 2010
he got credit but didn't really attend?
Hmmm

Seymour, TN

#15 Jun 13, 2010
The answer to the topic is: NO he's not right for the position he holds! A true leader can only lead as far as he's been.....
Billy jack

Knoxville, TN

#16 Jun 13, 2010
Hmmm wrote:
The answer to the topic is: NO he's not right for the position he holds! A true leader can only lead as far as he's been.....
Wrong! Most law enforcement officers will tell you they learned everything important about their job by doing their job. The police certification doesn't teach a small part of what a smart guy will learn in a couple months on the job.
Hmmm

Seymour, TN

#18 Jun 14, 2010
Billy jack wrote:
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Wrong! Most law enforcement officers will tell you they learned everything important about their job by doing their job. The police certification doesn't teach a small part of what a smart guy will learn in a couple months on the job.
Most "Smart" officers will also tell you that after only a short time of working the road does not qualify anyone to hold the position of chief. Real experience in law enforcement + Leadership skills are whats needed. Not a sole on the planet should be placed in charge of anything that holds the key to public safety with as little experience as he. This has nothing to do with a certification. It's all about leadership skills and experience in your chosen career! That's like hiring someone at your company that has some but very little experience in your career and now making him/her your manager. Most successful companies have leaders that worked their way up through their given career. I think it would prove my point if someone, perhaps you, looked up a Tennessee Law and randomly ask him to define it. My guess is that he'll either fast talk his way out of it or avoid it all together. Is this really someone you want holding the responsibility of protecting the citizens of LC?.... Well he does... hmmm

Note: We are talking about the position of a "Chief" as in highest position within the department. All officers take direction from and answer to this position.
Billy Jack

Knoxville, TN

#19 Jun 14, 2010
Chief White is in a management position. he doesn't necessessarily need to be an expert on all aspect os law enforcement, he needs to be an expert in hiring, motivating and managing the best police officers.

management is a skill that some people have and some people don't. White was picked for his ability to manage not his ability as a patrol officer.
Terry

Rock Island, TN

#20 Jun 15, 2010
billy jack, would it suprise you to know that he has fired more than half the officers he has hired? maybe his hiring skills need work
Billy Jack

Knoxville, TN

#21 Jun 16, 2010
Terry wrote:
billy jack, would it suprise you to know that he has fired more than half the officers he has hired? maybe his hiring skills need work
Hiring and firing people is what management is all about. The biggest problem i see in Loudon county law enforcement seems to be the inability to get rid of bad officers. Maybe chief White is just trying to get rid of the bad ones and hire good ones.

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