Morale in the department has been low for several years and it’s due to ineffective leadership. Today, in HCSO there is a lot of supervision-by-intimidation. That sort of system leads to junior officers going along with things they normally wouldn’t in order to keep their jobs. We will implement transformational change to bring on a culture shift that will restore trust in the way our officers interact with our community, and each other.
I will have an open-door policy and commit to regular dialogue with the 4,500 men and women of HCSO and encourage feedback.