Atherton contniues to demoralize its Officers
Original post made by Fed up on Apr 29, 2013
What message does this send to the Officers in Atherton? That they can have a career here? That they are opportunities to advance in their job?
If Flint was hired to destroy whatever morale was left he's done a really good job. Residents should wake up and realize that between the morale hits and the compensation hits the council has planned, there won't be an Atherton police department much longer. Officers are going to go where they are wanted and appreciated.
on Apr 29, 2013 at 11:28 am
Make sure Atherton cops get everything they want, including the money they want, the boss they want, and the promotions they want. Otherwise they might leave. Be scared, very scared.
on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm
I believe (hope) that Yup's post was done with tongue in cheek, but I also believe Officer Fed Up's comment was seriously intended--FU, please tell me I missed the humor. Given everything I have read, heard, seen, to say "officers are going to go where they are wanted and apprciated" is an insult to the intelligence of the residents of Atherton. Nowhere else would they get the money they get, the freedom to do the totally non-dangerous things they do to earn that money, and be allowed to intimidate the populace the way they do-filming spublic meetings. Okland & Richmond can't even get approval to put security survelliance cameras in public places!
on Apr 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm
Well, officer fed up, you just try and go get another job at a real police department and see what happens. Methinks you'll be staying in Atherton and complaing for a long time. The fact your chief wants to bring in a sergeant from outside (not at all an unusual move in small agencies) should tell you something about the quality of the officer corps he has to select a new sergeant from. In fact, it speaks volumes. Try looking in the mirror before you further embarass yourself by whining here.