There have been 2 main developments at my department in the past month.
First, we finally hired a new chief of police. He is a veteran chief that comes from a larger department than ours and I am very excited to see the changes he implements here.
Secondly, one of our officers has been AWOL for about 2 months and the brass either does not know where he is or is not at liberty to tell the other officers. This particular member of the department was not the most popular or likeable fellow. He rubbed a lot of the officers the wrong way, and to be totally honest, much of the department wouldn’t shed a tear if he never came back. He is a very experienced cop and brings quite a bit to the department, but the other guys just don’t like to deal with the other crap that he brings as well.
Moral of the story is two-fold.
1- Don’t be a jerk.
2- Don’t focus on the negative in someone else.
“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:18