Thursday, January 10, 2013

Open Forum With My Employees

Yesterday, I had the first of many open conversations with the commissioned and civilian employees of our Department.  I was extremely happy with the standing room only turn out and sincerely hope future meetings are just as successful.  With many changes on the horizon, it is imperative that we continue to communicate regularly and address concerns employees may have about the unknown.  The questions raised at our open forum were thoughtful and covered a broad range of topics from morale to future insurance coverage.  I was reassured that we have some of the most dedicated and passionate employees working for our Department and am excited to be a part of such a great organization.  Working together, we have the opportunity to shape our future and make positive changes…I truly believe that future will be great.


  1. Chief in all do respect it is good to hear you feel you have some of the most dedicated and passionate employees working for our Department. Not everyone will agree with you. I hope the one thing you do that so many others have failed in... I hope you make yourself available to listen to the people you rule over, this is most important and valued. Please pay close attention to racism, favoritism, and those who abuse their authority. When these issues come up and are properly address without discrimination, it is then you will see a dedicated and passionate outcome in the department.


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  3. I like the way you handle your subordinates, Chief. An open forum is a good strategy to form tight bonds between you and your associates. By this, you're also able to figure out certain issues that may affect the harmonious relationship you have with them.