DALLAS — More than 100 Dallas police officers have been effectively left in the dark; locked out of a vital computer database that they need to do their jobs
123 officers, 62 of them actually patrolling the streets because required training wasn’t accomplished on time. There is plenty of blame to go around on this; partly the individual officers, they should stay on top of their training schedules. It sounds like at least some of them have tried but without success.
This is primarily a management issue:
Officers must undergo training every two years. If they don’t happen, their access is revoked.
The Dallas Police Department fell behind on training officers during the problem-plagued rollout of its new $4 million records management system (RMS). Police officials acknowledge 123 officers currently lack access, including 62 in patrol.
“The training team has been assigned the last two months almost on a full-time basis to RMS,” Maj. Scott Bratcher told News 8.
This is management 101; stay on top of projects, don’t let them distract you from the basics, manage your staffing. And the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas City Council are failing at the basics.
Yet we are supposed to rely on organizations like this for our safety according to the anti-rights cultists. Doesn’t that just fill you with confidence and hope?
I understand how problems like this occur. In private business it impacts the financial situation of a company and its employees. In a governmental agency; this doesn’t just impact employ safety but the safety of the public also. Cops could be missing information to make arrests needed to get criminals off the streets. If officers have to double up; fewer cars will be on patrol or responding to problems.
And it is all avoidable with proper management.
So the question becomes; is this the means you want to de