Friday, January 20, 2012
CMPD's Vicki Foster To Be Promoted to Deputy Chief?
The water cooler talk this AM is that Rodney Monroe will put his executive officer Vicki Foster's name before the Civil Service Board on Tuesday February 7th with the idea of promoting her to Deputy Chief.
Nothing could be a more divisive and pig headed move by Chief Monroe.
Monroe has tried this before, but Foster's personal antics prevented the promotion from moving forward. First it was her past due Mecklenburg and City of Charlotte property taxes, then her connection with a private security firm MVP, then a rant against non-Christians on Youtube, followed by the Walka Focka Flame shooting, and her Real Estate Side Business.
Foster who seldom wears her uniform and was most recently seen yammering away on her cell phone during Tuesday's press conference has all the signs of someone not worthy of the title Deputy Chief even though she has been paid at just under the DC rate since 2010.
Foster is well known for being abrasive at best and neurotic nut case when things are not going to her liking. The general consensus is that should she be promoted to the DC position she will receive neither praise or acceptance by CMPD boots on the street.
So here is your chance to end this idea once and for all. The names and email addresses of Charlotte's Civil Service board members follows as does a sample letter.
Faison Kuester - Chair Faison.Kuester@kuester.com
Norris Anderson - Nand1045@aol.com
Karen Burke - Kmburke1@yahoo.com
German De Castro - Gdc6337@juno.com
Henderson Hill - Henderson_Hill@fd.org
Brenda Johnson - email@example.com
Jason McGrath - Jason@McGrathSpielberger.com
Faison.Kuester@kuester.com, Nand1045@ aol.com, Kmburke1@yahoo.com, Gdc6337@juno.com,
Henderson_Hill@fd.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jason@McGrathSpielberger.com
Re Veronica Foster Promotion Request
Dear Charlotte Civil Service Board Members,
It has come to my attention that CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe will seek your approval to promote Major Veronica Foster to the position of Deputy Chief. I am certain that if you thoroughly review Ms. Foster's past record and carefully consider her character you will not approve this promotion.
The office of Deputy Chief should be reserved for only the highest calibre of Police Officer CMPD has within its ranks, someone who is above reproach, who has given 110% to the department and the community, and is without question of the highest level of integrity.
Qualities that I strongly feel Ms. Foster lacks.
Thank you for your time, and your service to the community.
Cedar's Take: While it would be very unusual for the Civil Service Board not to approve the promotion for Foster, at least your letter will let the board know they are being watched.