Sioux Falls Mayor TenHaken selects Rubberstamp Hiring Committee for future Police Chief

Let’s not kid ourselves, this panel which consists of two city employees who work for Paul, and a person who rents private office space from him isn’t really going to get too ‘edgy’ and suggest Paul hires someone externally or qualified;

The hiring panel plans to identify the finalists by mid-June. At that point, the community will be invited to meet and interact with the finalists. Details regarding the public engagement opportunity will be outlined at a later date.

What is this, an episode of ‘SURVIVOR’? While I would most certainly disagree with whatever internal yahoo the mayor picks, it is ultimately his decision, so why all the smoke and mirrors to make it appear someone else is picking the new chief? Well, because he is a Sh!tty leader and we all know this.

By charter, as the city’s employee manager if I were advising the mayor I would spend some of that moldy developer welfare money on a consultant that would review external, nationwide candidates and also review internal candidates. Pick two from each category and make a personal selection from there.

While I agree public engagement is needed, let’s face it, the job of a city manager is to hire qualified directors, Joe 6-Pack, like myself may have an opinion on it, but what do I know about hiring police chiefs? Ironically, what does the color blind graphic artist know about it either?

I still think that the mayor needs to hire an external bulldog that will clean up the internal mess while mending the relationship with the community. And on day one I would enforce a physical fitness policy and tell the hospitals to shut off the FREE feeding trough. Our police make well over a living wage, they can afford to pack a sack lunch.



4 comments ↓

#1 "Woodstock" on 05.12.21 at 1:59 pm

“Say, isn’t it about time for them to release a new version of the SFPD mannequin challenge?” #ThePinkPigGrillDeservesAnAmberAlert

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 05.12.21 at 2:07 pm

People seem to be stealing liquor, smokes, and grills. Somebody is either having a lot of fun, or planning to.
Meat markets should be on the watch, but PAve need not worry.

#3 D@ily Spin on 05.12.21 at 2:53 pm

Pick someone who’s not eligible for retirement right away. Select a minority who respects racial diversity. Select a female who’s not sexually biased. Someone who can work with city oligarchy but influence an eventual return to democracy?

#4 Watching from the Deep South on 05.13.21 at 1:05 pm

“Pick someone who’s not eligible for retirement right away. Select a minority who respects racial diversity. Select a female who’s not sexually biased. Someone who can work with city oligarchy but influence an eventual return to democracy?”

Would you want your airplane pilot selected this way or would you rather that person be selected for the job based on their qualifications? Asking for a friend….