It was like a breath of fresh air when we learned that Acting Chief Chris Moore had been selected as the new Chief of Police. Our city council and manager made the right decision at the right time.
We have no doubt that had our city leaders not selected him, Chief Moore would have been recruited by another major city or for a state or federal leadership post.
I had the pleasure of meeting Chief Moore shortly after he came on board as a new lateral hire and we worked patrol together in east San Jose. I was a cop for over 30 years and from what I have seen in Chief Moore, I can tell you that he is a man that will do the “right thing”.
He is a brilliant man that the men and women of the San Jose Police Department deserve for a leader and he has earn the honor to lead the best police department in the country. Chief Moore is taking the helm of the police department when morale is at an all time low. The only times I ever seen the department’s morale any lower was after one of our officers had been killed. But we recovered from those lows because of leaders like Chief Moore and the commitment and professionalism of the rank and file.
He will have his hands full as he pulls the police department from its tail spin and restores the morale that is critical for a highly effective police department. I am certain it will not be easy for him but rest assured he will do the “right thing” for citizens and officers alike and that’s all that the cops and the citizens of San Jose want and deserve.