- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A monthslong review of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office found that the agency has a culture of distrust and dissatisfaction, lacks communication and has poorly trained supervisors.

The Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1TULzqb ) the report released this week by KRW Associates, LLC, was pushed by Sheriff Bill Elder, who took over the troubled agency in January.

Last year, former sheriff Terry Maketa was accused of sexual impropriety, mishandling the annual budget and creating a hostile work environment.

Those that were interviewed for the report voiced the distrust they felt of leadership and fellow employees, reported favoritism and complained about a lack in communication.

The report included 40 recommendations focusing on leadership, strategic planning and communication.

Elder says the sheriff’s office is creating a long-term plan to restore trust in the agency.

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Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com


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