A city-commissioned study says the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety is plagued by infighting and factionalism and the leadership inspires little confidence among subordinates.
The 112-page report also cites a strained relationship between ADPS and the Otero County Sheriff's Department.
It says those problems are longstanding and preceded the tenures of current Sheriff Benny House and recently retired ADPS director Kelly O. Wallis.
The study by the law-enforcement consulting firm Berkshire Advisors was obtained the Alamogordo Daily News.
The newspaper says the Alamogordo City Commissioners received the report last month, but kept it secret until Monday.
It was released after the Daily News submitted several requests to view the report, which cost the city almost $50,000.
Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.