KCPD CHIEF CONTINUES TO FIGHT BULLYING WITHIN KANSAS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT!!!
Check today's TBT post from the top cop that hints an ongoing concern for his administration . . . What's interesting is that in both posts he doesn't cite any specific incident that sparked but the writing but still calls out the need for change. Checkit:
KCPD Chief: "I have said publicly many times over the last several months how important it is that the members of KCPD are OK. And I mean OK physically, mentally, emotionally and many other ways. Because if they’re not OK in some way, it can affect their own safety and the service they provide. We want capable individuals to have satisfying careers here, and sometimes that can be derailed by how they’re treated within their own organization. Thinking about the well-being of everyone who works for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department reminds me of this post about bullying I wrote in September 2013. I wanted to share it again today, not because of any particular incident or pattern, but because it remains a concern of mine and because how it is handled can contribute to the success of our organization."
"Workplace bullying needs to be addressed"
Money line . . .
"At least on a weekly basis, I stress to my executive-level command staff the importance of ensuring all members of the department be respectful, courteous and fair, and that they immediately intervene if anyone is behaving unprofessionally. They've been asked to share my request and concerns with those they lead. They've been told if they see something, say something, and that no one should suffer in silence."
You decide . . .