View Sheriff Sue Rahr’s 2010 Evaluation of John Urquhart here

View Sheriff Sue Rahr’s 2011 Evaluation of John Urquhart here

Select quotes from John’s performance evaluations during his work in Sheriff Rahr’s administration, no political endorsement implied:

“You have continued to demonstrate the most consistent and reliable informal leadership of anyone in KCSO. ”

“You have influenced more people in more ways than anyone I’ve ever worked with.”

“You are a valued mentor to members of the command staff and many in supervisory positions. People respect your judgment and perspective. ”

“You are one of the THE most influential people in the organization.”

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“Internally, you are one of the THE most influential people in the organization.  You have an extensive network of contacts who seek you out for advice and who use you (in a good way) as a conduit for ideas and input to the command staff.  This is not limited to your peers.  You are a valued mentor to members of the command staff and many in supervisory positions. People respect your judgment and perspective.”

“Almost everything you do requires input and cooperation from other members of the organization.  You have developed strong working relationships in particular with Major Crimes and they appreciate your sense of being on the team and appropriately protecting investigative information.”

“You are a valued mentor to members of the command staff and many in supervisory positions. People respect your judgment and perspective.”

“I know that a great deal of my reputation inside the Sheriff’s Office and with the community is the result of your guidance and advice. I deeply appreciate it and won’t forget it.”

“You have continued to demonstrate the most consistent and reliable informal leadership of anyone in KCSO.  Members, both civilian and sworn, of all ranks, routinely turn to you for advice and guidance on a broad range of issues.”

“Strong leaders influence people in a variety of ways. You have influenced more people in more ways than and you continue to strike the perfect balance between information sharing, entertainment, and team building.  I continue to marvel at your ability to recognize which issues need to be covered and which to let go, or handle individually.  When we have a significant event, supervisors and managers from all over the organization call you for advice.  I often call you for an assessment that I can rely on.  You have influenced more people in more ways than anyone I’ve ever worked with.”

“You are leaving the Sheriff’s Office with an unparalleled legacy for which you should be extremely proud.  You steered us through the exciting and challenging times of the culmination of the GreenRiver investigation.   Then you navigated us through the horrible depths of Seattle PI’s endless assault on our integrity and credibility.  Our current positive reputation in the community speaks directly to your skillful and passionate defense of the good people we work with and your personal integrity.”

“I know that most of the positive reputation I enjoy as an elected official and the leader of the Sheriff’s Office is the result of your guidance and advice and the way you have delivered our message. I will be forever grateful for this.”

 

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