Supervisors should supervise
Judging from Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova’s Feb. 6 letter [“The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is committed to justice ”] and Supervisor Michael R. Frey’s (R-Sully) comments in the Feb. 3 Metro article “Handling of police shooting criticized,” the job description of a supervisor apparently does not include the task of supervising county employees, including the police.
To read that the board needs to hire a consultant, contact the state attorney general and initiate studies to see what policies are needed to get county management to do their jobs — that is, supervise — is a clear sign of an organization that does not have a culture of accountability. The first step for Ms. Bulova and the board is to hold accountable all managers who have been complicit in this sad situation and make the hard changes that are clearly necessary.
Fred Walker, Centreville