THE OLD MUSICAL CHAIRS AT THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT!

“PACK YOUR BAGS – WE’RE MOVING YOU ALL AROUND”

The Insite has learned HPD is playing musical chairs with its Captains and Assistant Chiefs. Sources confirm Police Chief Harold Hurtt is requiring all captains in the department to switch divisions. They’re not alone – we hear the Assistant Chiefs in the department are also required to do the old switcheroo effective July 1. And it doesn’t end there. I am also told by the Police Officer’s Union that Executive Chiefs will have to switch divisions beginning in January 2008. Hans Marticiuc tells The Insite the chief is hoping to give his staff a full range of divisions to command to make them better managers. I hear this switching divisions will be required every 3 years in the department. Johnnie McFaland with the Fraternal Order of Police says the move is not hat uncommon and it benefits those in the department. He says it keeps those in charge from getting too comfortable or forming cliques in one particular division!