"I do know there are employees that probably are not comfortable with everything I've done or all the decisions that I've made. But that comes with part of the territory in this job. And that's one of the reasons you don't and can't afford to become extremely close or friendly. You want to be able to try to assure that you're fair and impartial and that you're professional in how you handle people."
Have you had any surprises since you've been in Hagerstown?
"No real significant surprises. Probably the most difficult surprise was in my first year (when) we had seven homicides. I was glad to see then that wasn't the norm and in fact knew it at the time. It would be nice to see us be able to go a number of years without that level of violence."
Where would you like to see the police department in five years?