Message to the Troops: Future Leadership

Message to the Troops: Future Leadership

campaign irony Mike Angley outside the El Paso County Sheriff's Office EPSO leadership federalization gumshoe law enforcement payroll fraudDear Men and Women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office,

Consider this message part rumor control and part thinking ahead. On the gossipy end of things, I have heard about the speculation of who my Undersheriff will be, who my Bureau Chiefs might be (if we still use that title), and who may be some new Commanders I install.

I always have to chuckle because I haven’t given it all that much thought yet, nor have I discussed it with my Committee. We don’t talk about it because it is a bit soon and I’m focused on winning at the March County General Assembly first.

I can tell you one thing with certainty: I am wide open to considering all possible options for key staff: from among you, the current force; from a pool of former EPSO employees; and, from total outsiders. No options are off the table.

Having said that, it’s not too early for you to consider your future with EPSO and your leadership possibilities. Once the right time comes along, we’ll start building a transition plan.

We’ve already heard from some of you with rank, and we encourage the rest to reach out to us. You can give me a personal call anytime.

Our transition plan will not only include a reorganization, but the policies, rules and procedures to ensure my administration hits the ground running as effectively as possible on day one. That also incudes having thoroughly considered, interviewed, and vetted the right candidates for key leadership roles.

It’s early, but not so early that you shouldn’t begin giving this some thought. We are not far behind you in this regard.

God Bless you all.

Mike Angley

2 Replies to “Message to the Troops: Future Leadership”

  1. You going to step in to a department that has very real and very deep issues. The moral is gone, the devotion is gone, the fear factor and intimidation is high. The seniors get no respect and the jumiors are trained by deputies that fit the leaderships shoes. You have leaders there that truly have no right being in that position, many of whom were promoted due to names and friends and nothing that showed leadership qualities. Its a shame that the depatment chased away many many good people away. I wish you luck, good fortune and I shall surely pray for you. I speak freely due to being retired or this type of comment would ruin me.

    1. Thank you, sir. I realize there are serious issues that I will step into, but I’ve been put in charge of broken organizations in my career before and I thrive on challenge. I look forward to fixing what’s broken and making things work better than ever before. Appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

      Mike Angley

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