Getting bad advice
So, the City of Pittsburgh spent tons of money researching potential candidates to replace Public Safety Director Mike Huss. Steve Bucar was hired to fill the position and his credentials are most impressive.
I cannot believe that in the short time he has been here, his first order of business will be banning police officers wearing baseball caps as opposed to the cumbersome, heavy, uncomfortable “dress” hats. This is why the soft cap was adopted.
Initially I thought, “What a stupid idea!” When I analyze the situation, I can't believe a person of Bucar's caliber would make this his first priority. Then I realized this couldn't have been his idea, but rather some other person's, blowing smoke in his ears.
With all the scandal the department has recently experienced, I can't understand how this idea surfaced, but director, you're getting bad advice. I believe he was hired to attempt to resolve many internal problems, which include naming a new police chief.
You don't need a search committee. You have the talent right here. The only advice I could give him is, “Watch your back.”
The writer is a retired Pittsburgh police officer.
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