I can understand Mr. Pippin’s frustration at the system in place to meet the canditates for chief, but his letter brought up additional questions.
That is why the County, and every other government agency, has hierarchical leadership. If the Police Department can’t take care of itself, then the County Administrator needs to step in.
A new Chief cannot rectify the troubles at the Police Department. Current County leadership needs to take charge and clean house before selecting a new Chief to come in and step over the mess that they shoved under the rug.