Baca closes sheriff's academy over po...

Baca closes sheriff's academy over poor inspection report

There are 8 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 14, 2008, titled Baca closes sheriff's academy over poor inspection report. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has closed the Sheriff's Training Academy for a month amid questions raised by state inspectors over equipment, crowding, testing-security procedures and whether filming of a ...

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reggie

Los Angeles, CA

#1 May 14, 2008
Thats what they get for lowering the standards that once made them the leaders in law enforcement. No doubt the new deputies will carry this lack of leadership throughout their time on the department. If you think this is only at the academy then your wrong, its in patrol too. They make special consideration for females who cant make it off training like everyone else. The sad part is these people are carrying guns and respond to your house when you call for help.
hmm

Tustin, CA

#2 May 14, 2008
"The report also said inspectors heard anecdotal reports about students who were not required to pass the physical-conditioning sessions and who failed firearms and driving tests and were retested multiple times"

i think it's known that the sheriffs cannot shoot worth a [email protected] now we know why.
Distraction

Los Angeles, CA

#3 May 14, 2008
I went through an academy in 1989. The course is intense enough and requires complete focus, dedication and attention. Anything the causes a cadet to be distracted or lose focus is wrong. These folks are trying to enter a career that will last 30 years. They need to be given a fair shot at passing a long and intensive program. Many folks have waited years for their dream to enter law enforcement, and have practiced physical and emotional discipline to get where they are. Why would the Sheriff and his ego, and a bunch of other cronies risk these men and women's careers for the media. This is wrong, and the Board of Supervisors should stop this now. These folks need to be supported, and allowing cameras is throwing some of these folks under the bus and ruining the chance some of these people need to pass the program.
would it matter

Bellflower, CA

#5 May 14, 2008
hmm...for a person like me who is applying the with sheriff's...needs a slight boost to pass..I'm a older but very abled person..I've served in the Military and still serving...I've been to Iraq...I've also been through a Police Reserve academy...I am experience with handling a gun of many types and criminals...now tell me...for a person like me...do I deserved a break to get many chances to pass...since I'm a older person...does it make me a unqualified officer?...
Steve

United States

#7 May 14, 2008
Please...Everyone knows that the Sheriff's Academy lowered their standards so they could fill the quotas. Now they got pinched and they're going to blame it on a TV show....
Walker

United States

#8 May 15, 2008
Steve wrote:
Please...Everyone knows that the Sheriff's Academy lowered their standards so they could fill the quotas. Now they got pinched and they're going to blame it on a TV show....
Affirm ! God forbid they look at their arrogant but unqualifed instructors who go their assignment as 'patronage' to Baca, or the 1970's style background investigations that elminates good candidates for minor youthfull mistakes while letting pathological liars in (Of course that might be by design).. etc. etc. etc. They do have a scapegoat in the television production. Of course when ever a camera gets around everyone gets very silly.

Since: Dec 07

Redondo Beach

#9 May 20, 2008
Sheriff Baca is a highly qualified professional. He does run a tight ship. Human error somewhere along line management is responsible. The Sheriff made a decision to shut down the operation in order to focus on repairing the problem.

The LASD is one of the finest departments in the United States. Sheriff Baca, an experienced administrator, serves the citizens of Los Angeles county well. We all should be proud of the quality of this department.

Yes, there will always be problems in any organization. One key component of effective management is not how you react when things are going well rather, how you react when something is wrong. He made the right choice.

Life is full of choices. All choices have consequences.
Jason

AOL

#10 May 20, 2008
BobFox wrote:
Sheriff Baca is a highly qualified professional. He does run a tight ship. Human error somewhere along line management is responsible. The Sheriff made a decision to shut down the operation in order to focus on repairing the problem.
The LASD is one of the finest departments in the United States. Sheriff Baca, an experienced administrator, serves the citizens of Los Angeles county well. We all should be proud of the quality of this department.
Yes, there will always be problems in any organization. One key component of effective management is not how you react when things are going well rather, how you react when something is wrong. He made the right choice.
Life is full of choices. All choices have consequences.
Too bad a large amount of his deputies would rather see someone else in charge of the department.

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