Well This Explains A Bunch
Friday, the transfer order came out - eleven pages of it. Just about all "Code F - not subject to bidding" transfers. At first glance, someone just got rid of a whole bunch of paperwork. A deeper look reveals that this might just eliminate a whole load of "double counting" that went on in Patrol Division. For non-CPD readers, that was when a District Commander could claim they had no openings and everything was up to strength without mentioning the 50 or 60 or more people Detailed Out to TRU, MSF, Gun Teams, Gang Teams, outside agencies, etc. Districts that were formerly "up to strength" suddenly have a bunch of openings.
It also gives lie to J-Fed's PAX 501 that was e-mailed out last week:
- TASK FORCE ASSIGNMENTS
Over the past two years, I have worked hard to ensure that specialized assignments and opportunities are made available to all of our members and that they are filled with the most qualified and deserving applicants, based on open, fair and objective processes.
Few things are as damaging to morale and operational effectiveness as an environment where officers feel that their performance, work history and attitude are less important than who they know.
- In keeping with this philosophy, I have directed that vacancies on any and all task forces be posted Department-wide. Postings may include a description of the Task Force, required abilities and preferred qualifications as well as information required to apply (i.e., resume, writing sample, etc.), timeline for application and where materials should be submitted, as well as any other information deemed relevant by the submitting bureau.
This process is intended to ensure that opportunities are made available to all members of the Department, and that the most highly qualified and best-suited officers are selected for positions. Networking and an ability to work well in a team with supervisors, peers and subordinates are important aspects of any officer’s character. However, who one knows should not be the defining factor in selecting a person for a position. Each and every officer of the Department deserves to know that what really matters are qualities such as; leadership ability, exceptional performance, attitude, work history, dedication to training and education.
Or is this yet another case of "don't worry, it's all legit....from this point forward. We swear!"
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