- City of Latrobe19.Sep 2018
Very good pay and benefits.
Support from management
Our City Manager was great to work for. Had to be accountable to him but he never interfered with the police department.
Never had to worry about back up or assistance from any member of the department.
Freedom to work independently
Wrote my own policies and procedures, and was free to direct the department in any positive programs or ventures.
13 Man 2 women Department with very good open lines of communications between all officers and administration.
Of a 13 person department I have hired two females one officer and one civilian Community Service Officer. No problems at all with the working environment. I hired both women 9 years ago when I became Chief of Police.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Most officers judge others on their abilities and work ethic. Police work is very mental and somewhat physical. Older officers are treated with respect due to the ability to survive such a demanding career.
Advancement is difficult in a small department. Our department consists of Chief, 3 Sergeants, Detective and 9 patrol officers.
Overall compensation for your work
I have made a comfortable living for my self and family.
Office / Work Environment
Never a problem.
Depending on the type of incidents you deal with many times dictates you mood.
Police work is very demanding. Shift work and working holidays is a downside.
The Latrobe Police Department is very well liked and respected throughout the area.
There is always crime and safety issues. Most officers work beyond retirement age.
Up to Federal Standards
Police work is dangerous. Our officers are provided with all of the necessary safety equipment and training.
Police work is always changing and advancing. Keeping up with advancing technology and changes in laws is very challenging. The encounters with the public become difficult with the way police are now viewed in society.
Inclusive / Diverse
Qualifications and credibility along with ability to perform the job requirements.
Suggestions for improvement
- Hire more officers
What I like about the company
Coworkers City Manager and the ability to run my department without outside interference.
What I dislike about the company
When politics try to enter in any police related matters.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyCity of Latrobe
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee
- PositionNot specified