Elder Blows up in Command Staff Meeting; Storms out “like a spoiled little child”
According to our sources, last Wednesday, December 6, 2017, during his weekly command staff meeting Elder lost his temper (yet again) and stormed out of his own meeting. It is becoming commonplace for Elder to yell at everyone and use the “F” word continuously. He is becoming unpredictable, abusive to staff, and out of control. Many believe he is mentally unstable and concerned he is carrying a gun.
During the meeting, Elder told commanders he wanted a plan from each of them on how to tackle three issues; the homeless, mental illness and illegal marijuana grows. Commander Kramer brought up staffing issues and stated he was 6 deputies and 1 Sergeant understaffed. Elder started yelling, got up and said; “I can’t deal with this F@#$ing Shit”. Before leaving the room he turned to Kramer and said; “If you can’t get it done, I will; but it will be detrimental to you”. Elder told the undersheriff to take over the meeting and he left. He did not return. These highly emotional, verbally abusive, profanity laced outbursts are becoming more and more routine with Elder.
Is this how a leader handles a situation? We are being told by employees, Elder can not handle the stress and is loosing his mind. We are hearing rumors about a serious drinking problem and showing up late to work.
We are hearing rumors Elder is demanding “loyalty” from his command staff and he is on a personal witch hunt to determine who is against him.
Our sources tell us Bill Elder is pretty much staying on the fifth floor and not walking around the building or visiting CJC because he knows the employees hate him. Even Breister is talking about Elder behind his back. One source told us Breister is telling people Elder cannot handle the pressure of being sheriff. We hear Breister is running the office and Elder is like a delusional king ranting and raving.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Dwight D. Eisenhower