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  • timsincock Jan 17, 5:04 p.m.

    Good call Casey! You will be a great chief of police...

  • Pac-Man Jan 17, 3:15 p.m.

    Whatelseisnew,

    That's why we're going back to the old system. To answer your question, RPD's pay raises are based on merit. However, we haven't received merit raises in 3 years. No cost of living either, not to mention that the city raised our insurance premiums for the last two years.

    We were only using the new system, that's being nixed, so VanMeter & Associates could market it & sell it elsewhere. It was all about $$$$. You can guess who is an associate of VanMeter I'm sure.

  • working for deadbeats Jan 17, 3:12 p.m.

    John Q public will never know how fortunate they are that this thing is gone.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 17, 12:42 p.m.

    Yeah god forbid PUBLIC employees should have to meet any kind of performance measurement. Granted it would be difficult to measure, but it can be done and should be done. Yes the Police have a difficult job, but they should have to meet performance criteria to continue working and to receive any raises or bonuses assuming bonuses exist for those folks.

  • Pac-Man Jan 17, 9:19 a.m.

    1. Deck-Brown is the Chief. She's the Interim-Chief & our Deputy-Chief.

    2. We do have GPS on all of our vehicles and have had it for quite some time.

    3. This change in eval does not "lower standards". This system, that we are nixing, was self entered and could easily be manipulated so that even a low performing employee could shine (if he knew how to fluff the system). It didn't measure quality of anything. The old system used input from the employee's supervisor and other compliance data that was accurate and could not be "fluffed".

  • Bartmeister Jan 16, 6:28 p.m.

    They need to put a GPS transmitter on each patrol car so they know where police officers are at any time. People would be surprised to see what the GPS reported. We would see that we're paying for a lot of wasted time by the RPD. ConservativeVoter

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    I'd bet they had tracking devices on their cars before most of us had GPS units.

  • bubbba Jan 16, 6:03 p.m.

    I dont consider a trash collector or a secretary the same as a cop. And while this may be a bump for the moralle but if your doing a good job anyway this may be a chance for advancement.
    Expecting all cops to be good is like expecting all the apples at the Farmers Market to be good too.

  • White Devil Jan 16, 5:59 p.m.

    Relic, while the same evaluation process is followed, the police are most certainly held to a different standard. For that, the retirement system is different, salaries are different, etc., but the evaluation system is the same. Think of working in a department store. You work in the shoe department (no commission); your wife works as a cashier. While your jobs are distinctly different, they essentially have many of the same concepts -- show up to work when scheduled, cater to the customer, be a good employee. You both do your jobs and do them well - punctual, positive customer comments, go the extra mile when asked, etc. Is it proper for both of you to have a different evaluation system because you have different jobs at the same store? You are both good employees and the same performance is expected from both of you whether or not you have different jobs. Outstanding, above average, below standard , etc., is the same in the shoe dept. as in the cashier pool.

  • apocalyptoconquistador Jan 16, 5:45 p.m.

    Lower standards mean more unqualified people in the ranks of Law Enforcement. This is disappointing.

  • timmystrickland402 Jan 16, 5:27 p.m.

    Well done, Chief! You listened and acted. Morale just got a bump. Keep up the good work!

    She is not the Police Chief yet, and will never be

  • timmystrickland402 Jan 16, 5:26 p.m.

    But when the new Police Chief is hired, they may continued this evaluation again.

  • Relic Jan 16, 5:13 p.m.

    "All city employees are to be evaluated under the same process."

    Why? I don't want the officers in my town evaluated the same as the men and women on the Street Department, the Fire Department or the Rec Department. They all do different jobs which require different skills and should have different goals and objectives by which they are evaluated. Congratulations to the PBA in Raleigh PD, you got what ya'll wanted by hook or by crook. Enjoy it while you can.

  • Pac-Man Jan 16, 5:02 p.m.

    Well done, Chief! You listened and acted. Morale just got a bump. Keep up the good work!

  • IPayYouPay Jan 16, 4:34 p.m.

    Rossfranco: Not true!

  • White Devil Jan 16, 4:34 p.m.

    All of you doubters should first familiarize yourselves with employee evaluation procedures. This was wrong from the beginning. All city employees are to be evaluated under the same process. Dolan knew this evaluation process was wrong but he pushed ahead anyhow. What should be questioned is the amount of taxpayers' money and man hours he spent on a system he KNEW would never pass muster.

  • gorgon01 Jan 16, 4:29 p.m.

    Officers aren't paid for what they do on a daily basis but instead what they are capable of doing... just like fire fighters, I don't see anyone complaining about them. You guys can certainly have a few bucks out of my taxes!

  • n4cer Jan 16, 4:18 p.m.

    ConservativeVoter they already do have GPS in the cars and that info is what is used for closest officer dispatch on high priority calls.

  • Road-wearier Jan 16, 3:56 p.m.

    And another Conservative Voter goes off to battle again, armed as usual without accurate information. Of course there's GPS in the cars. And you do know that RPD allows officers to take their cars home, right?

  • federalsales2 Jan 16, 3:53 p.m.

    If they stop the reports then they will do what they please, I just hope they up hold the law in a professional manner.

  • DukeFan23 Jan 16, 3:49 p.m.

    @ConservativeVoter: Patrol cars have had GPS units on them for years.

  • blacksuv1962 Jan 16, 3:48 p.m.

    All RPD vehicle's have GPS tracking already , as do all Wake S.O. and NCSHP vehicles. This has been standard for several years. If you think they are a waste of time DON'T call 911.

  • BuglessDuster Jan 16, 3:46 p.m.

    How does one get one of these government jobs where you can't get fired and there is no performance review. The worst that ever happens to a government employee is they are put on leave with pay (i.e. a vaction).

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 16, 3:36 p.m.

    They need to put a GPS transmitter on each patrol car so they know where police officers are at any time. People would be surprised to see what the GPS reported. We would see that we're paying for a lot of wasted time by the RPD.

  • superman Jan 16, 3:15 p.m.

    Dropping the system and she didnt know or couldnt think of a reason? Exellent decision making. Usually a person could think of something.

  • Cock a doodle doo Jan 16, 3:12 p.m.

    Good decision. She obviously has a lot more sense than Dolan. I've heard many good things about her leadership, and wish her the best in her endeavours to be the Chief.

  • DukeFan23 Jan 16, 3:11 p.m.

    I wish WRAL would do a story on the two guys running against her for Chief. The City Manager made absolutely terrible choices by picking them.

  • Tazz Danger Jan 16, 2:57 p.m.

    Sound decision. The city manager should choose her for the next chief. She if making great decisions for the officers and community. This should be a big moral boost for the department. Thank you.

  • Squirreling Dervish Jan 16, 2:49 p.m.

    I worked with Captain Deck-Brown on some issues were were having with a night club across the street and she was AMAZING to work with. Enormously competent. Absolutely fantastic officer. We wish her the best!!

  • Bartmeister Jan 16, 2:46 p.m.

    Good for her. Might be garnering votes to be the permanent Chief.

  • Glass Half Full Jan 16, 2:45 p.m.

    State Employees all get the same raise regardless of whether they're the hardest working employee or the one everyone else has to carry. It's awful. In many cases the best employees are the lowest paid. This would be one of the main reasons good workers leave state employment at their first opportunity.

  • BE Jan 16, 2:43 p.m.

    Thank you Chief Deck-Brown! The Dolan system was just wrong for Raleigh or any other city, and it was awful for our police officers. I do hope Chief Deck-Brown stays as Chief.

  • lisaclark2 Jan 16, 2:33 p.m.

    It works just fine in Cary, and with all of the issues Raleigh has with job performance with their officers, this would be great... This new person is going backwards already... Police should be held to standards and their locations should always be known. Policing is not a job to pickup women, and not a job for you to disrespect. If you're doing your job you have nothing to worry about. Raleigh really should inquire with Cary's law enforcement...

  • bill52674 Jan 16, 2:33 p.m.

    Good for the RPD. I have a few LEO friends who despised the quota system. They'd rather catch real bad guys rather than issue tickets for a headlight being out.

  • CrazyFoxofCary Jan 16, 2:27 p.m.

    Quantity over Quality? Sounds like the former chief wanted more speed traps and stops to meet "quota"

  • working for deadbeats Jan 16, 2:17 p.m.

    Sounds like a good decision!

  • 75Tarheel Jan 16, 2:09 p.m.

    Well done Chief Deck-Brown. She appears not to have forgotten where she came from (the bottom) and remembers what her employees face on a daily basis. It's NOT so much about the numbers but the interaction the Officers have with the public. There will never be many who send compliments their way but the Administration can certainly reward those Officers who excel.

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