What Do You Think of Your Supervision?

Steven Grammas
Steven Grammas

The purpose of this article is two-pronged. First, as you read it, I ask that you consider the questions I’m asking and come to a conclusion. Second, please send me your responses. They will in no way be shared with anyone, other than to create a general picture of our members’ feeling about the supervision at LVMPD.

Some of the things that I would like to know are: Is your supervision knowledgeable in the field they supervise? Do you feel your supervisor is a good leader? Do you feel as though your supervisor has your back? On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you rate your supervisor? This rating will be key to the end results. It is also essential for you to name the supervisor you’re speaking about, so we know where people stand. And please feel free to name and rate any supervisor in your chain, or as many in the chain as you would like. For our retired officers, please give us some feedback on the supervisors you worked for who are still here. Rating supervisors who are retired really will not help.

I think something like this would give the PPA better direction on who the good supervisors are and who the bad ones are. Believe me, we have far different conversations and interactions with bosses than the officers who work for them do. I want to know which bosses are treating people well and which are not.

Please send any email responses to me personally at sgrammas@lvppa.com. Thanks so much for everything you all do, and please feel free to reach out to us at any time.