11.00.150     CRITICISM

 

Employees will not publicly criticize or ridicule the Department, its policies, procedures, rules or regulations, or other employees, by talking, writing, or expressing in any manner; where such a talking, writing, or other expression is:

 

1.       Defamatory

 

2.       Unlawful

 

3.       Tends to impair the operation of the Department by interfering with its efficiency

 

4.       Made with reckless disregard for truth or falsity

 

5.       Interferes with the ability of supervisors to maintain discipline