Thursday, April 12, 2018

Unrest in the ranks?

This letter about JPD was sent to all members of the Jackson City Council.  It is not signed so take it with a grain of salt.




15 comments:

F mickns said...

Signed or unsigned the writer appears to speak with, knowledge, authority and concern.

Any suggestions on what a citizen can do as Council people always say, administration is the Mayor's job!

Anonymous said...

It is legitimate, I heard several veteran officers gathered and constructed it. It’s unsigned due to the backlash and retaliatory nature of the Police Department.

Anonymous said...

Lee Vance is gone and it is falling apart.

Anonymous said...

It was falling apart before during after.. Regardless of who's in charge.

Anonymous said...

I am not bashing Jackson, but we must face the fact that if there is this much discord in JPD then there is little, if any, hope that the crime situation will Jackson will improve. I feel for the men and women on the streets of Jackson (the few that there are) everyday risking their lives knowing that they are in a no win situation. As drastic (and unlikely) as it sounds, the time is fast approaching when it may be necessary to call in the National Guard to control crime.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight a whole decade has to pass before any marginal increase in wages. Where other departments give wage increments yearly. I can sense morale is low have y'all not seen what they ride in. Beat up , exhaust popping vehicles. When people come to any City they look at education and crime. This department is deplorable. It to mention all the officers who have been arrested with Federal charges. And didn't the city council just approve a raise for there secretaries..wow

coffee and cornbread said...

And from the City Council comes a resounding "next".....

Anonymous said...

Remember when Mac was sheriff and chief at the same time? I would support Vance as chief, sheriff and mayor all at the same time. And throw in DA.

Anonymous said...

Anthony Moore is in over his head and his department is ready to turn on him and the Lumumba administration. There are rumblings of a “blue flu” coming soon. The rank and file are tired of the buddie buddie system. The recent appointments at the department all have relationships with the current Chief.

Anonymous said...

Think it is bad now? Wait until Antar kow-tows to Minka and Ladd once his select police shooting commission completes their rope-a-dope.

Anonymous said...

What a dysfunctional police and city administration. More and more officers will be moving on down the road.

Take a look at real estate listings - more and more middle/upper class homes are on the market. People have had enough. Crime is off the Richter scale; there aren't enough cops, but who would want to work there when they can have a real career across elsewhere?

The police administration is obviously cooking the crime statistic books.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a Jackson basher, but, Jackson is in Hinds county which has had 22 bridges closed down. Wow. It's getting worser & worser.

Anonymous said...

When a department is full of nepotism, power, sex and intimidation on top of that the Officers rightfully so don't fell appreciated because of the low wages. There's no unity within the department from supervisors on down. Once you've reach a certain status or clic, you're not held accountable for let's say a 5 year veteran. There's a lot of different punishment for different officers who violate their general orders.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor is under the impression by demoting some of JPD problem children with the still mysterious early retirement of Vance in which I'm still waiting in the true reason why he so abruptly "retired", he scrapped of mole off a piece of bread but is the bread still any good to make a good sandwich with half of the bread pieces are missing. Just throw the entire bread away and get some freash bread

Anonymous said...

I don't agree that everything that's unsigned should be 'taken with a grain of salt'. There are reasons legitimate letters like this are not signed. And there is ZERO reason to question its credibility. If there is a reason to think it might be bogus, please state your theory.

I believe the primary reason this department has remained stagnant through at least twelve chiefs of police is due to the fact that each mayor, in that progression, has had NO goal of attacking crime or using the department effectively.

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