One boss has taken a new approach when it comes to doling out discipline by naming and shaming his wayward employers in 140-characters of disgrace.
When Dallas Police Chief, David O’Brown fires or disciplines officers and employees under his command, he tweets out their name and what they did wrong.
Here’s a selection of O’Brown’s tweets from last year:
I have terminated SC Amy Wilburn today for firing her weapon upon an unarmed person without fear or justification.— Chief David O. Brown (@DPDChief) December 30, 2013
I have demoted SC Reynolds for failing to aid a fellow officer who was nearby requesting help with a combative prisoner.— Chief David O. Brown (@DPDChief) December 30, 2013
I have terminated Sgt. Rafael Rodriguez for his involvement in a domestic disturbance which resulted in a police response.— Chief David O. Brown (@DPDChief) December 30, 2013
I have terminated SC Frank Della for public intoxication, damaging a person's property, and making offensive contact with a person.— Chief David O. Brown (@DPDChief) December 30, 2013
According to website Vocativ.com,the Chief has fired or disciplined 27 staff in the last year. As well as announcing it on Twitter he also posts it to Facebook, including additional details for the disciplinary action. He also makes a point of noting the employees have the right to appeal.
Lt. Max Geron, who handles media relations at the Dallas Police Department told Vocativ.com the post were not an official policy of the department but a “push for transparency”.
“[It comes from] a desire to be more transparent and to get our message out to the greater community,” he told Vocativ.com.