Thursday, January 31, 2013
Where are all the South Miami cops going?
I overheard some interesting statistics yesterday regarding the City of South Miami police department. This 2.5 square mile city has a police department that consists of 35 officers and detectives, seems a bit much for such a small city, but whatever. What's interesting though is that recently, three of those thirty five have left and six more have applied for work in different police departments. A quick glance at the Leoaffairs.com South Miami forum shows several thread topics where cops are discussing looking at work in other departments.
So what's the deal here? Based on these stats nearly 26% of the pd is either gone or about to leave, that doesn't say much about the pd and those who lead it. Could it have something to do with the Chief's overreaching political machinations or just low moral based on the poor leadership under the current administration?
Regardless, whenever you have a quarter of your police force heading out the door, that kind of turnover is never good for the city...