Editor’s note: Imagine that. Goals, leadership, a positive attitude from the top down AND a concern for the quality of life of city residents. Hmmmmm… is this too good to be true? Does this actually happen in the real world? I can think of a borough that could use an infusion of Chief Graziano’s I love my job attitude. It’s obvious that everybody doesn’t love their job, especially when they make really awful comments about they town they work in. Just sayin….
Acting Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano has a plan in mind for the city Police Department in 2013. Some ideas build upon a foundation laid by previous programs and chiefs; others completely new.
The mentality he is bringing during his first full year as police chief is simple: help his officers do their job by getting them the best community support and equipment possible.
“I believe we have a lot of good quality officers here,” Chief Graziano said. “One of my main goals is you’ve got to give the people below you the tools to do their jobs.”
The first goal is to continue and improve upon the community partnership by offering more proactive neighborhood policing with two new beat cop positions created solely for patrolling and addressing quality-of-life issues for residents.