On Board

Every once in a while, I feel compelled to write something nice, and today is the day!

I would like to pass along a few compliments to the supervisors who are doing their best to help the officers of LVMPD. I’m not sure why the pendulum is swinging in the direction of supervisors and officers looking out for one another, but it’s a welcome change.

We have always had our group of supervisors that would go to any length to help one of their officers stay out of a jackpot. We know who you are and we have always appreciated you, and so have your officers.

I can tell you that when we see supervisors and officers having each other’s backs, P# 6881 the product the community receives is top-notch. Officers will work much harder for a supervisor who is working to mentor their troops and develop them.

The reverse is true when we have supervisors throwing paper at their squad every time they make a minor mistake. The supervisors who are only concerned about their next promotion or like to be an “ass kisser” (that’s an actual thing) never generate the same quality of work from their people. My guess is they generate minimal work product based on morale.

More recently, we have a significant amount of supervisors reaching out to the PPA when they believe our officers may need representation. We can’t thank you all enough for the heads-up and the 3 a.m. phone calls in looking out for our officers.

I believe the current administration has increased criticism of the supervisors and how they perform during calls for service, and even more on critical incidents to a degree that many of these supervisors have a better understanding of how easy it is to make a mistake or two during any call throughout the day.

I will always maintain a mental list of the “dirty dozen” (the 12 worst supervisors) on the Department, but the list is getting shorter and I can’t thank them enough for their increased support and calls to make sure our members are being treated with respect and represented properly and timely.

I hope you are fortunate enough to have one or more of these supervisors in your chain of command, and I hope you will look out for them, too. There are so many policies and SOPs, it’s understandable that regardless of rank, we all make mistakes.

Thank you for your membership, and stay safe.