Turnover in the Oak Ridge Police Department is one of several issues at the heart of a contentious debate over the ORPD and its chief, James T. Akagi.
But since the debate started in late January, there hasnâ€™t been much public discussion of how the turnover rate compares, in either numbers or percentages, to the rate before Akagi started on July 1, 2011.
Information requested by Oak Ridge Today and provided by the Oak Ridge Personnel Department and Personnel Director Penny Sissom sheds some light. That data goes back more than eight years, starting in Calendar Year 2007. Thatâ€™s roughly 4.5 years before Akagi started and more than 3.5 years since.
Oak Ridge Today analyzed the data by calendar year (January-December) and fiscal year (July 1-June 30). The data shows that ORPD turnover ebbs and flows from year to year, with a high of 19 and a low of one.
Oak Ridge Police Department Turnover (2007-2015)
Here are the numbers by calendar year (CY), from January to December, based on city data: [Read more…]