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Parlier Police Chief: A selfish manager, no vision, not a leader.
The Chief of Police in Parlier, California is a bully. Just like one of those kids we all had to deal with at recess. His latest scare tactic is that he is telling his officers the Sheriff's department is taking over the city, the council already has a contract with them and the department is closing. It's about time the council takes action once and for all.
I am a long-time recently retired police officer from another state who lives in the area. I enjoy a country life tending to the small ranch I have just outside of Parlier.
It’s sad to me to see what has been going on in the community over the last 6 months. It appears to me that the home grown Chief of Police is not able to live up to the expectations of the city’s residents. I eat breakfast in town 3 times a week and talk with many people. Including the police officer’s.
The officers in town are great. They look you in the eye when they speak, they shake your hand, and they are friendly and fair. And, they even laugh and talk about family and what they enjoy on their days off. The one time I met Chief Cerda he made it a point to let me know how he is loved by all and doing everything the city council members want done. Anything positive was his idea and he’s been cleaning up the mess of the prior chief.
This culminated with the stores I have read in the Parlier Post tend to indicate to me this guy is stuck on himself. I bet he has told the council the portion of what is happening that makes him look good. He is the one with all of the ideas and no one else contributes anything. I don’t believe that for a second. He’s living in fantasyland and doesn’t remember his roots.
I encourage all of the hardworking officers of the department to seek employment elsewhere. You have more to offer than you are being given credit for. Fresno PD and Fresno Sheriff are hiring.
Change at the top is not negative. In this case it’s positive and needed.