Officers give Phoenix police chief scathing review

2013-05-08T22:25:00Z Officers give Phoenix police chief scathing reviewThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 08, 2013 10:25 pm  • 

PHOENIX — A survey of nearly 2,000 Phoenix police officers shows there's dissatisfaction with Chief Daniel Garcia's job performance.

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association and the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association released the survey results this week. They're based on surveys done with officers in recent months.

The findings show 93 percent of respondents were "very" or "somewhat" dissatisfied with Garcia's performance, while 80 percent felt Garcia wasn't an effective leader.

Nearly 60 percent said they were satisfied personally in their job.

Union president Joe Clure tells television station KNXV that the survey was intended to be a measure of morale and leadership, not a vote of no confidence.

In a statement, Garcia said policing is a difficult, but important profession and the department has achieved a number of accomplishments during the past year.

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