Chief Parchman Stays Chief - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/31/03

Chief Parchman Stays Chief

"He is the chief of police," said Texas Tech Senior Vice Chancellor Jim Brunjes. It was stated matter-of-factly, but sent shock waves through the Texas Tech police department, Chief Jay Parchman is still in command.

This, despite a survey taken by 61 current and former employees that paint him as a managerial nightmare. "Do you not give any credibility to the complaints that Chief Parchman, 'Makes fun of employees and their opinions, nitpicks people and their work in a beating down, demeaning manner, uses manipulation, deception, and arrogance to manage his staff?,'" Brunjes was asked. "Those are not my words," he replied. "I value Chief Parchman," he added.

While Chief Parchman's managerial style has come under heavy fire, his accomplishments in crime prevention are notable. A NewsChannel 11 analysis of Texas Tech crime statistics for the past five years show impressive results. The university averaged two rapes a year. Last year there were no reports of robbery. Hate crimes? Just one - from 1998. Arrests for alcohol dropped from 208 in 2000 to 97 in 2002. Drug arrests down from 78 to 13. Significant numbers, but are they too good to be true?

Three comments from the survey make disturbing claims. "I have witnessed Jay Parchman use his influence to force officers to change reports..." Another reads, "Administration list crimes as something other than what they are," And a third, "How well do you think the Texas Tech community, or the parents and family of students would react to knowing that there are officers who have never received instruction in identifying illegal drugs, alcohol abuse, DWI detection or sexual assault?"

"We don't take employees lightly," said Brunjes. But off-camera, that was the sentiment of many. Complaints that administration officials ignored the survey's primary finding, placing the blame for unhappy employees not on Chief Parchman, but on staffing shortages and a lack of resources. Side-stepping the issue of Jay Parchman's competency as chief.

"According to employees it's not a lack of resources or funding it's that simply Chief Parchman is terrible to work for," asked a reporter. "I don't know that," said Brunjes. "That's what the survey says," said the reporter. "That's not what I say," replied Brunjes.

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