Monday, August 29, 2005

Lack of posts - how about some numbers?

We were overly busy today, lots to do away from the blog (no, we weren't out golfing, we were actually working). We were VERY happy to see over 110 comments on the "Good Boss" thread, even if some were about the not so good bosses. Thanks for the participation. By our calculations, "Bush Boy" has about 5 days or so until we hit 15,000 visitors and then "leftisthebest" can come over and see what a styling studio apartment he has.

We had an acquaintance of ours run the title code 9161 last week. Since they can track everything you do on the computers now days, we like to "parcel out" tasks and then talk about them a bit later to keep everyone safe. According to the data, there are 9,740 patrol officers out there. We are told that there are a few in there without star numbers, which means they might be recruits or POW's. Can anyone verify if this is short? We seem to recall there being well over 10,500 at one point in the last decade, maybe even 11,500. Anyone got the budget numbers for authorized strength?

If the city budgets money for 11,500, but there are only 9,740 active, where is that money? Is it stuck back into the general fund? Is it spend on polishing the "Bean?" Is it used to hire trucks? Enquiring minds WANT to know! Hey Fran? Frank? Could you let Warmbir and Novak know we might need some real reporters to look into this? Thanks.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Bush boy said...

Damn, 5 days to clean up this mess? Congrats on working your way up to 15,000 readers, but this place is in no condition to host a party. Besides, I've got Condi Rice coming over to, um..., discuss policy! Yeah, that's the ticket!

8/29/2005 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Paladin said...

Just saw on the news that Detroit is laying off a bunch of cops and closing and combing half of the city's 12 districts. maybe Detroit will take over from as murder capitol of the world.

8/29/2005 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit? Homicides were up in New Orleans this year, and it was the subject of some big-media articles in recent days. If the police chief there is a democrat, I wouldn't be surprised if he was out with a shovel tearing away at one of the levee's last night. Nothing better to hide his poor performance than the old "look over there, its a tidal wave... run for your lives!"

PS And Chicago's own levee is/was where?

8/29/2005 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger SweetBabyRay said...

Hey Bush Boy, Leave Condi Rice alone. She's mine in 008!!!

8/30/2005 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Bush boy said...

We're just discussing policy I told you }:>

8/30/2005 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In order to get a true picture of the number of P.O.'s you need to run all the title codes that include "P.O. assigned as...". The reason being that the department's quoted number of P.O.'s includes Detectives, Traffic Specialists, Marine Unit Officers, etc. etc.

8/30/2005 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we are so short why is public housing still around stealing?

8/30/2005 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the problem is that until the police board releases retired offices from the rosters they still are looked at as manpower.
The police board is a typical city organization and it takes months for retiree's, promotions, etc to be updated or removed off the manpower lists.

8/31/2005 01:02:00 AM  

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