Police Officer, Montrose Police Dept. - February 7, 2014
The administration at the Montrose PD has a "divide and conquer" mentality. In the nearly 8 years I worked there, turn over was past 100% and they do nothing to keep qualified people in place. Officers run from call to call usually having no time to complete paperwork until after your shift which causes late shifts and OT work on a very high regular basis. Too many upper echelon officers do nothing while the younger ones run the entire shift thus causing burnout and searches for greener grass elsewhere. I saw countless officers get fired for minor things and others forced out during witch hunts and railroad jobs. I am NOT making this stuff up. I had worked for another large agency in another state and thought coming to Montrose would have been a good idea and I was wrong. Be very careful there and do not trust anyone, even fellow officers because they will tell on you in a heartbeat to save their own job. Very sketchy place to work.