Most of you remember BSO POWER-TRACK of NYPD COM-STAT where the brass can ridicule you and demean you in front of peers and subordinates. Well FF/FTF/BK/CQ/MB has brought the ugly sister program to HPD. It is being called The Problem Solving Initiative. Why are the stats low in your area, Lieutenant? Why have the accidents at this intersection increased, Sergeant? Why has the sick time usage by officers increased 820% on your shift? Why is officer morale so low?
Well here are some of the contributing factors DA!
1) Four of the current City Commissioners declared Financial Urgency and cut pay and benefits even though a state audit found other options and remedies available besides the extreme declaration of F/U.
2) As a result, members lost homes. Many were forced into short sales. Divorces skyrocketed. Senior Officers left. Crime went up.
3) The CM/CSR/KD, ran a Public campaign against the Membership disseminating factitious information to have the public vote against their own Police Officers in a referendum on 9/13/11.
4) Then CSR/KD hired a director. He was bounced by his police union and for (4) four years could not get a chief’s job–from Pinecrest to Lakeland–and who has more initials, nicknames and tags than any street gang in Hollywood.
Now you want to take away bid shift seniority from supervisors so you can transfer Lieutenants and Sergeants who are not buying in to your smoke and mirrors. Keeping members like JJF and MOOKIE where they are works just fine for the membership.
Anyone who thinks that The Problem Solving Initiative Meetings are not the prelude to POWER TRACK or COM-STAT does not know when FF is blowing smoke up your butt– even if PUD is holding the pipe when he does it.