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Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department full-time

    Pros

    Crisis Management Training
    Constant Interaction with the Media
    Writing Opportunities
    Social Media Management
    Creative Flexibility
    Public Relations Opportunities

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment
    Long Hours
    Upper management
    Crisis Management Training
    Constant Interaction with the Media
    Writing Opportunities
    Social Media Management
    Creative Flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Provide further training opportunities for employees.


  2. "A lot of experience but no true leadership"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of experience to be gained from working at SCMPD. Neither you are new to policing or a seasoned officer not many officers can say they have the same amount of experience as from SCMPD.

    Cons

    There is no leadership. Corruption has taken over the command staff all the way down. The only real cops are those without any rank because only those wrapped up in the corruption get the promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Leave

  3. "Good starting position"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement if you plan on staying with the department for your whole career. Young police force with lots of various backgrounds making up the ranks. Great initial training and paid through the academy.

    Cons

    Politics and if you're only going to be there for a couple years there's not very much room for advancement or specialized training right off the bat unless you are prior military. Upper management has all the same problems as any large police department, but there are good supervisors out there.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what your officers need and want opposed to trying to advance your own career above all others. Patrol officers and those below the Corporal level are the ones who are working the streets and have an impact on the public.


  4. "Easy to get in and get up. Non-competitive pay. Treat you like you're easily replaceable."

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will get hired. You can become a supervisor in five years or detectives in two. So you can gain a lot of experience in a short time.

    Cons

    Below average pay. Terribly organized. Everyone is learning trial by fire including supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Use money to train and keep people.