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Ariz. Highway Patrol Leader Removed After No-Confidence Vote

November 03, 2011  | 

The leader of the Arizona Highway Patrol has been demoted, following a survey of the rank-and-file that returned widespread disapproval of Lt. Col. Jack Hegarty.

Department of Public Safety Director Robert Halliday cited Hegarty's "disruptive leadership" and returned him to the rank of captain, reports the Arizona Republic. He oversees 800 civilian and sworn employees.

However, the agency has not hired new employees since 2008, continues to pay officers lower than many other law-enforcement agencies in the state and its employees saw their benefits package reduced last year due to the state's budget crisis.

Tags: Patrol Morale, Police Unions, Arizona DPS, Command Staff


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SDM @ 11/8/2011 12:43 PM

Served 31 years with a state highway patrol and never had the chance to vote on whether to keep a Colonel or Lt. Colonel. Needless to say there were some that the Governor's appointed that I would have voted to return to Civilian life.

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 11/9/2011 2:12 PM

I feel sorry for anyone in his new command. This has got to be a mental bummer for him..

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