Wednesday, December 27, 2006

County Problems

  • Organized labor helped get Todd Stroger elected president of the Cook County Board, but now union leaders say they feel betrayed by Stroger's proposal to lay off thousands of their members to balance the county budget.

    "There hasn't been a more loyal group to President Stroger than the labor community," said Dennis Gannon of the Chicago Federation of Labor. "I'm very concerned about this budget being balanced on the backs of hard-working men and women."

    In a challenge to Stroger, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees -- the biggest union of county workers -- met with him last week and argued that cuts alone aren't enough. The union proposed that the county raise taxes -- something Stroger has said he won't do.

Organized Labor wants Stroger to raise taxes to fix the holes in his budget. We don't recall ever electing AFSCME to do anything for us. Granted, democratic politicians generally acquiesce to union demands for tax increases to pay for overly bloated programs, subsidies and the like. But rarely is it ever so baldly stated in the open media.

And here come the scare tactics that "crime may rise" if these budget cuts take effect:
  • Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine says there is a risk that crime could go up if the county proceeds with some hefty budget cuts.

    Devine said the 17 percent budget cuts requested by county officials mean hundreds of county prosecutors will have to be laid off.

    As a result, Devine said, more plea bargains are likely to be offered to defendants, and special units of the state's attorney's office that handle such offenses as arson and financial crimes would have to be eliminated.
How would this be different from any other day in the office of the State's Attorney? We are the ONLY County in the nation that has the "Felony Review" system, meaning that County court system is already bloated beyond belief, providing what are essentially payroller jobs to politically connected lawyers and offspring. It takes them hours and hours to respond to calls. And those they do respond to have so many hoops to jump through to get felony charges that it actually discourages victims from pursuing justice.

Budget cuts across the board and no raising taxes? We might have to give the Toddster a nod - if it actually takes effect (we aren't holding our breath though).

62 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya screw unions!

12/26/2006 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

>>>>..."There hasn't been a more loyal group to President Stroger than the labor community,..."<<<<

Oooohhh, poor babies!! Go, Toddler!

12/27/2006 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, how about The First Annual SCC Awards. Awards would include; Biggest Dog Ass Copper, Biggest Worthless Cop, Biggest Asshole Supervisor/Boss, Biggest Dog Ass District? Suggestions welcome.

12/27/2006 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rockford also has Felony review

12/27/2006 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last week, Stroger said he realized this would probably mean a layoff of 6,200 county employees, but said he has little choice.

12/27/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always easier to blame organized labor and heave them onto the unemployment line than to blame your political cronies and piss off the Cook County Machine.

12/27/2006 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/27 12:37:28am

Reminds me of HUSTLER magazine's "Asshole of the Month" from the mid 70s........

12/27/2006 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Devine is just trying to protect his kingdom......most cases are adjusted to plea bargins....its the cook county way.....oh...and felony review...get rid of it........it weeds out the cases that the ASA's(who by the way have never even tried a felony case)feel are too weak to present .......thereby depriving quite a few people of any kind of "day in court"

12/27/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dorothy Brown states if she is elected Mayor she will not raise taxes!

Dorothy Brown went on a big-time hiring spree after John Stroger had a stroke..

Dorothy Brown now states she cannot cut her budget or lay anyone off.

What will Dorothy Brown do if she is elected Mayor?

12/27/2006 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More police dying in traffic accidents

Fatalities climb 16 percent over 2005; failure to wear seat belts cited

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16362182/

12/27/2006 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The States Attorney office is broken, well put.

Maybe a 17% cut may force them to cut some of the fat up top with politically connected hacks who do nothing.

Oh no, wait, it'll be the guys on the bottom that get hosed.

12/27/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't stand the way Stroger was put into office, same as Beavers and his kin and Steele and hers.

However, I keep an open mind and if Todd actually follows through on these cuts instead of sticking it to homeowners, I will be pleasently surprised.

12/27/2006 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this right.....2 coppers are eating lunch and see what they believe to be a suspicious person.

So one of them calls it on...on their cell phone. Stating they are eating and see a suspicious person so send a car.

What the hell is this? I bet they both have 12 college degrees each.

I am so ashamed and disgusted that I cant even come to say what discrict. I couldnt belive my ears when I was told the nonsense that was going on over the radio over this. But both of these goofs will be Commanders one day Im sure.

Makes me sick.

12/27/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leomemorial..... are the police?

If you are then your probably in a union. And if you are in a union then you shouldn't be raazing the other union people. It could happen to you. Especially if you work for Mr. Daley. He'd love nothing more than to rid himself of the pesky city worker unions and then he'd really be in the money.

Ignorance is no excuse for stupidity.

12/27/2006 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc, scc awards a good idea, hottest female cop should be a category.

12/27/2006 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about getting rid of the DOG ASSES that don't work an 8 hour day or the ones that just hang around at the customer service counter and Bitch about having to do their job.
Then for the state attorney's office how about re-assigning the 40-80 attorney's in the felony review unit and actually eliminate this ridiculous unit.... What purpose do they serve otehr than to screen out and decline to charge cases... Whoever heard of an offender being identified in a murder and the State's Attorney declining to charge the case. Isn't that what a Judge & Jury is for??????? Their I just eliminated 40-80 jobs.

12/27/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the girl who acted like a sgt. when involved in off duty t.a. in 18.....quit eating cup cakes while driving.

12/27/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well desrving to all those who voted for the stooge stroger(jr)in office,time to move to Dupage county

12/27/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't forget the biggest ass of all Mr. Perfect. 12:37.....

12/27/2006 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! Is it true? SCC is actually giving a tentative "endorsement" to the Toddster's policy? YIKES!

12/27/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC: The TARA program has been suspended until further notice. Those of us who work it becuase with 12yrs on cant get anything else will be left in the cold. Maybe the Dept will change the way the other overtime programs are administered, yeah right. Nice to have a union that looks after all of their officers.

And if someone out there sends a post telling me to stop complaining, go F*&^ yourself you dogass!!!

12/27/2006 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote democrat that is what happens even though they stole the election! Read the sun-times God bless William walls lets hope and pray that DALEY is off the ballot and then the feds can take him to jail!! the thief!

12/27/2006 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not vote for Todd Stroger. In fact I encouraged people on this site to vote for Peraica. If Stroger is serious about squeezing the unions and the other fat cats, cutting the budget, and not raising taxes, and most importantly, can pull this off, than more power to him!
Off topic, but the Chicago Public School teachers are talking strike. Sure there are many good teachers, but most of them have little or nothing to complain about, especially when one sees the product that they put out, hours worked, and effort put in. The definition of overpaid and underworked is the Chicago Public School Teacher. This administration should look to cut their bloated budget 17%.

12/27/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous LIFT THE RESIDENCY said...

U KNOW WHATS REALLY AMUSING IS THAT THEY WONT LIFT THE RESIDENCY.

12/27/2006 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tank johnson is in area 3 as we speak

12/27/2006 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SCC, how about The First Annual SCC Awards"

Gotta luv the assclowns with a year& a day on the job who have the unmitigated gall to call a fellow PO a Dog. Hey clown, the only Dogass on this Dept. is the one you see in the Mirror each morning!

12/27/2006 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was felony review created?

When was it created?

Can anyone shed some light on this situation??

Forget a "Blizzard Of Oz" we need a Fitzmas!

12/27/2006 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Cut should be Darren O'Brien, police hater, and head of Felony Review

12/27/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens should SUE THE CITY OF CHICAGO BECAUSE OF THEIR SANCTUARY POLICY!

12/27/2006 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felony Review probably saves millions of tax dollars by weeding out unproveable cases and those where the "victim" is more interested in getting even then in "justice." What is the point in housing someone when the State can't prove its case or where the victim is shaky or won't come to court. Crime is still basically a one-on-one incident and without a victim to say that they have been harmed in some way, what is the State to do. An arrest is merely one link in the chain, evidence is another. Without evidence the arrest is meaningless.

12/27/2006 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i used to work for the sheriff, in rol call there were more white shirts then officers. what a waste of money, also i got pulled over by a traffic car today in 16, the oficer was very polite and sent me on my way. thank you

12/27/2006 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous a1 doris said...

Statistic of the day...
There are 10,326 sworn Police officers and 1,128 dicks. Combine them with other D2, it would equal around 11,500 officers on the payroll (not including supervisors and exempts). Yet, the mayor and Supt. will talk of 13,500 sworn officers budgeted by the city. If you take the 2,000 officers missing from their budget and multiply that by $42,000/year Step-one salary, it comes out to 84 million in savings per year. But, the department suffers from manpower issues. Talk amoung yourselves.

12/27/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic, who is the female who works 2444 days?

12/27/2006 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is crime going to rise with cuts to the Cook County Police?? Who are they arresting?? Will convict vs. convict crime in the jails increase??? If so, who cares???

12/27/2006 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of rumors floatin around about the next Superintendent, any real answers?

12/28/2006 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY UNION LEADERS AND MEMBERS.

Young Urkel is going to be around a long time. You will have plenty more of opportunites in the future to curse him out.

You guys voted for the shithead, not me.

12/28/2006 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well boys and girls, those of us who use court to pay for the finer things in life hope the bog down stays...more O.T. then

12/28/2006 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are some police so ignorant. bolting or sticking your fop medalion on your rear plate blocking a couple of the numbers & or letters. you fucking make all of look like idiots. thats just as bold and stupid as cpd police waving their badge out the window. use your head fucking moran

12/28/2006 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strogers 1st good deed, punished by orgaqnized labor?
I am organized labor, FUCK THEM!@
GET RID OF FELONY REVIEW AND LET THE COURTS DO THERE JOB!
A PROSECUTOR SHOULD PROSECUTE, NOT DECIDE IF THE CASE IS GOOD. DRAW UP A SET OF GUIDELINES THEN HAVE POLICE FOLLOW THEM!
CUT THE WASTE!!!!!

12/28/2006 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How is crime going to rise with cuts to the Cook County Police??

Hell yes.

Who are they arresting??

We pull about 6500 A/B numbers each year. Lots of folks all over the county get pinched by the county.

Will convict vs. convict crime in the jails increase???

Yes.

If so, who cares???

Really nobody. But it is the convict versus staff member both sworn and civilian that matters, plus the staff bringing in dope to the jail. This causes injuries to decent staff down the road.

12/27/2006 11:17:19 PM

In short, A helluva lot more than you are arresting.

We have Ford Heights, which went up last night like Englewood times 3. The Forest Preserves where crimes begin in Chicago, and get dumped in our woods. The homicide in Palos will get closed with a warrant to be issued today.

We have 124,000 unincorporated Cook County residents from crap-poor trailer trash in Justice and Elk Grove to the richest real estate in all of Cook County. Thery deserve police protection whether or not they are in a city or village. This is what we do.

Annexing all the territory will not happen. These towns will not annex parcels that do not add up the city's good, period. I live in unincorporated LaGrange Highlands, and I will fight to the death any attempts in being forced into a village.

Your own Superintendent uses the county police all the time for the stuff you guys lack the technical skills and knowledge of; or simply can't handle. Who does your polygraphs? US. Who does a major share of your artist's sketches? US. Go look in your old C/O book at the Lefko homicide wanted picture. Who did the drawing? our own Luis Santoyo, a sharp and dedicated county policeman. We brought more money into your HIDTA than all your city policemen combined.

Layoffs of the POLICE hurt all of the POLICE. This includes you my friend.

Want to cut some fat? get rid of all the doubledipping exempts that retired from Chicago, thus blocking our own promotions, and put the courtroom deputies into the jail. Hell, they are cross trained.... No big issue here.

Stay safe and be well.

12/28/2006 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM SAD THAT TARA HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BUT THE OFFICER WITH 12 YEARS CRYING ABOUT O.T. SHUP YOUR MOUTH AND TRY TO GO TO COURT FOR SOME O.T. IT'S AVAILABLE TO ANY OFFICER REGARDLESS OF TIME ON THE JOB. P.S. TELL YOUR MOMMY IT'S TIME FOR YOUR WIPINGS

12/28/2006 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to a1 doris

uhhh white shirts and most exempts are sworn oficers duh so there is your missing 2000

12/28/2006 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so ashamed and disgusted that I cant even come to say what discrict. I couldnt belive my ears when I was told the nonsense that was going on over the radio over this. But both of these goofs will be Commanders one day Im sure

Cmon don't protect them, what district are they from?

12/28/2006 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Forest Preserve Police were hired and are controlled directly by Stroger's office. They open and close the forest preserves. If anything inportant happens they call the sheriff to handle it. Why cant the sheriff's police cover forest preserves? Let's face it, the sheriff's police dont do much. When was the last time you saw a sheriff's car stop a car load of thugs? Ummm, never? However you will see them stopping working guys/gals for traffic. It pays well but it must be really embarrassing to be a sheriff's police officer knowing that you are held in such contempt by working police.

12/28/2006 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a1 doris said...
Statistic of the day...
There are 10,326 sworn Police officers and 1,128 dicks. Combine them with other D2, it would equal around 11,500 officers on the payroll (not including supervisors and exempts). Yet, the mayor and Supt. will talk of 13,500 sworn officers budgeted by the city. If you take the 2,000 officers missing from their budget and multiply that by $42,000/year Step-one salary, it comes out to 84 million in savings per year. But, the department suffers from manpower issues. Talk amoung yourselves.

12/27/2006 10:46:04 PM

I hate to defend the city but.........add the 1200+ Sergeants, 250+ Lt.s, 75 Capt.s, and about 100 exempts and the number is close.

12/28/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/28/2006 01:34:35 AM

AMEN

12/28/2006 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally like the hatband hanging from the rearview mirror. And when there car gets fucked up they wonder why. Then again its usuallly a usual who hangs it up there anyway.

12/28/2006 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:31:37 Good Point , although, as A/O ,you should have enough for arrest.Felony approval for Theft has PO'S jumping through rings. Too much Bullshit for this 20 YR Guy to go thru. my opinion, I don't make Policy.

12/28/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eliminate Felony Review. This would free up money being paid to this look-or-any-reason to deny charges unit.

12/28/2006 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Felony Review Unit takes great pride in declining charges. They're on a power trip figuring they are fucking coppers who ask for charges. What they are really doing is screwing over the victim's families, who want closure on the death of a loved one. They say that the dics are not doing enough. That's BS. When the dicks do as they ask, they raise the bar again with some more unreasonable demands they know cannot be met. The clearence rate is down because of them not the hard work of the police.

12/28/2006 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are some police so ignorant. bolting or sticking your fop medalion on your rear plate blocking a couple of the numbers & or letters. you fucking make all of look like idiots. thats just as bold and stupid as cpd police waving their badge out the window. use your head fucking moran

12/28/2006 01:22:37 AM

HMM Maybe so they are not stolen,and car is scratched up! what a MORON you cannot be a cop asshole

12/28/2006 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the idiots who don't know what double dipping is. If I earn a pension, take it and work at a different job, this is not double dipping. Working two jobs and receiving compensation for both jobs during the same hours is double dipping. Get it straight.

12/28/2006 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Forest Preserve Police were hired and are controlled directly by Stroger's office.

TRUE

Why cant the sheriff's police cover forest preserves?

SURE, SO WHEN 75-100 DRUNK BIKERS AND MEXICANS GET TO FIGHTING OVER A PICNIC AREA IN THE BUSSE WOODS, SEND A FEW COUNTY COPPERS AND THE HELL WITH THE RANGERS? WE HAVE OVER 100K UNINCORPORATED COOK COUNTY RESIDENTS AND FORD HEIGHTS, THE JAIL ENFORCEMENT DETAIL, FUGITIVE, AND ABOUT 15 DIFFERENT TASK FORCES...... LEAVES ENOUGH TIME FOR ME TO SCRATCH MY ASS, SURE.

Let's face it, the sheriff's police dont do much.

NOT TRUE YOU UNINFORMED FUCK!

When was the last time you saw a sheriff's car stop a car load of thugs?

WHY, JUST LAST NIGHT, STOPPED A CARLOAD AND GOT TWO GUNS AND 42 ROUNDS OF 9MM AND .22 AMMO U/U/W TIMES TWO, POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION TIMES TWO, AND ONE WARRANT SERVICE (NO BOND VOP)

Ummm, never? However you will see them stopping working guys/gals for traffic.

JUST LIKE YOUR KNUCKLEHEADS ON LSD AND THE SKYWAY THAT YOU DON'T EVEN OWN ANYMORE??


It pays well

IT PAYS OK, COULD BE BETTER IF BOBBY MAZOR WOULD QUIT SCREWING AROUND AND GET THE PATROLMEN A DECENT CONTRACT LIKE BILL BARBAT DID FOR THE SERGEANTS. THEY GOT THEIR RETROS, RAISES, AND SIGNING BONUSES, AND WE GOT SHIT.

but it must be really embarrassing to be a sheriff's police officer knowing that you are held in such contempt by working police.

MUST BE AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT YOUR EITHER UNDER PHIL'S DESK OR FROM SOS......

EMBARRASSMENT? NO, I WORK MY 10 HOUR DAY, DON'T GET A LUNCH, 2 PINCHES (WITH NO HELP FROM OUR DICKS AS THEY WERE BUSY WITH THE FORD HEIGHTS HOMICIDE). I GOT EVERYTHING DONE BY CHECKOFF, NO OT. KNOWING WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING, I SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT, DO YOU?

EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO WAX MY TAKE-HOME SQUAD CAR.

12/28/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He Dickless Devine.

Two public defenders are assigned to each felony court room lets do the same. Let your patronage all female bithces go.

Screw your patronage army of states attorneys investigators all recieving pensions from the state or the city. Lets see right now you have four merit sergeants who maxed out and now are working for Dick Head Divine the enemy of the people.
All his hires are female patronage hacks who would not get hired in the private sector. Immediately fire the part-time states attorneys at the Grand Jury and the civil division. Make then arrive at 0830 hours and work all day, there only on the payroll for insurance porposes taking care of their husbands with the free health care.

Hire more African Americans and Prosecute Crime in the African American Community. Treat the Black Community the same as Skokie, Rolling Meadows or Oak lawn. As a Black Male I detest how black brothers who are guity as sin walk with in the City limits.
Were is Oprah????


Yet when I complain; I am a Aggitated Black Man.

12/28/2006 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eliminate Felony Review. There's no need for it. If the State's Attorney's Office can't win a case in court, that's their problem. It should not be the police's function to jump through their hoops to get their approval before we charge somebody. And, besides, Darren O'Brien is a jagoff. He deserves to get dumped when Felony Review is disbanded.

12/29/2006 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tree police do nothing! Get rid of CCFPPD! Give it to CCPD!

Under 10,000 paychecks issued to entire Chicago police dept last pay date!
City keeps the disabled on the list to boost manpower!

Congrats 1624 3rd watch you made headlines!

12/29/2006 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY, JUST LAST NIGHT, STOPPED A CARLOAD AND GOT TWO GUNS AND 42 ROUNDS OF 9MM AND .22 AMMO U/U/W TIMES TWO, POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION TIMES TWO, AND ONE WARRANT SERVICE (NO BOND VOP)

Ummm, never? However you will see them stopping working guys/gals for traffic.

JUST LIKE YOUR KNUCKLEHEADS ON LSD AND THE SKYWAY THAT YOU DON'T EVEN OWN ANYMORE??


It pays well

IT PAYS OK, COULD BE BETTER IF BOBBY MAZOR WOULD QUIT SCREWING AROUND AND GET THE PATROLMEN A DECENT CONTRACT LIKE BILL BARBAT DID FOR THE SERGEANTS. THEY GOT THEIR RETROS, RAISES, AND SIGNING BONUSES, AND WE GOT SHIT.

but it must be really embarrassing to be a sheriff's police officer knowing that you are held in such contempt by working police.

MUST BE AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT YOUR EITHER UNDER PHIL'S DESK OR FROM SOS......

EMBARRASSMENT? NO, I WORK MY 10 HOUR DAY, DON'T GET A LUNCH, 2 PINCHES (WITH NO HELP FROM OUR DICKS AS THEY WERE BUSY WITH THE FORD HEIGHTS HOMICIDE). I GOT EVERYTHING DONE BY CHECKOFF, NO OT. KNOWING WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING, I SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT, DO YOU?

EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO WAX MY TAKE-HOME SQUAD CAR.

Don't let the obvious new guy who thinks he's the real police bother you, your fellow pos on CPD know that you guys on the CCSP are the real police and do a great job out in those unincorporated area, there is more going on out there than most realize, you also work 99. Stay safe and keep up the good work.

12/29/2006 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who does your polygraphs? US.


Not so,there's 4 sworn CPD that do nothing but polygraphs!

12/29/2006 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forest preserves are used for 3 things; as a habitat for an overpopulation of deer, guys and gals on the "down low" changing each others oil, and as homicide disposal sites. Three words to Toddler: SELL SOME OF IT!! LEGITIMATELY!! End some of the budget problems fast. Okay nature lovers, let's hear it. But then think about it.

12/29/2006 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF PATRONAGE PATROL;

GET OFF OUR BLOG SITE YOU IGNORANT WANT TO BE POLICE. YOU ARE THE ONLY DEPT. IN THE STATE THAT DOES NOT GIVE AN OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION. I WAS A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER MY DAD GAVE $5000.00 TO SHERIFF ELROD. AFTER ONE YEAR IN THE JAIL I WAS A STREET DEPUTY. I NEVER WORKED WITH LAZIER PEOPLE OR MORE THUGS THAN THE CCSPD. THE AUTO THEFT UNIT WENT TO JAIL FOR STRIPPING CARS AND DUMPING THEM IN THE FOREST PRESERVES, THE DETECTIVE DIVISION WAS RECIEVING PAY OFFS FROM THE MOB, THE FIELD LT. WENT TO THE PENITENTRY, AND A POLICE CAPTAIN WHO WAS HONEST WAS MURDERED PUMPING GAS AT THE MARKHAM PUMPS. THE SHERIFFS DETECTIVES MADE IT A SUICIDE AND THE G/FBI COULDNT CHANGE IT, THE DECEASED WAS ASSISTING IN A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION.

ALL PATRONAGE SHERIFFS POLICE SHOULD STOP BITCHING ABOUT THE FOREST POLICE, THE COURT SERVICES, HOSPITAL POLICE, OR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS. EVERY ONE HAS A JOB TO DO.
THE FIRST THING I WAS TOLD AS A DEPUTY WAS TO TRY TO BLOW OF THE JOB ON THE STATE POLICE, THE FOREST POLICE OR THE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY.
BECOME A POLICE OFFICER IN A REAL COMMUNITY. THE ONLY SHERIFFS BEATS THAT HAVE CRIME WERE 1347 AND 1349 IN BLOOM TOWNSHIP. WE QUIT BEING THE COUNTY POLICE WHEN WE LOST BURBANK AND PALESTINE/PALATINE.


THE MOST CALLS I HANDLED FOR POLICE WORK IN TWO YEARS AS AN OVER PAID SHERIFFS POLICE OFFICER, WERE FIVE IN ONE NIGHT. CHICAGO POLICE, STATE POLICE TROOPERS AND REAL MUNICIPAL POLICE GET CALLS EVERY SHIFT.

ON MIDNITES WE NEVER GOT MORE THAN FIVE CALLS A MONTH, IF YOU CONSIDER 10/50S TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS POLICE WORK.


THE ONLY BENEFIT WAS THE FREE CAR AND GAS, WHICH WAS WORTH TEN GRAND.

YOU SHOULD BE GLAD CITY GUYS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO TEACH YOU MOPES BASIC POLICE PROCEDURES. HOW DOES WON MAKE SGT. ON YOUR JOB WHEN THE LIST IS POSTED IN APHELBETICAL(MISSPELLED) ORDER.THE LIST IS BASED ON WHO IS THE BEST PRECINCT CAPTAIN.
I TOOK THE CITY TEST, STATE POLICE TEST, SKOKIE AND NILES. I WAS HIRED BY THE CPD, AND IN ONE NIGHT IN 15 AS A PROBATIONARY OFFICER I DID MORE THAN 29 MONTHS AS A SHERIFFS POLICE OFFICER.

I HAVE NO REGRETS EVERY ONE TOLD ME I WAS A FOOL FOR LEAVING, BUT I MADE PO,YOUTH AND NOW SGT. WITH OUT CLOUT AND I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE AND HONOR OF WORKING WITH THE BEST COPS IN THE WORLD.AND YES WE HAVE OUR PROBLEMS AND PROBLEM PEOPLE.

THE 10/50 SHERIFFS POLICE SHOULD BE DISBANDED YOU MOPES CAN WORK IN THE JAIL LET THE REAL POLICE IN THE SUBURBS CONTROL THE UNICORPORATED AREAS, AND SCREW YOUR SPECIALIZED UNITS. WE ONLY USE THE POLYGRAPH EXAMINERS ON THE SHERIFF WHEN NO ELSE IS AVAILABLE.
YOUR DEPT IS A DISGRACE PLACING OFFICERS IN SCHAMBURG AND MERRINETTE PARK WHEN THE SOX WON THE TITLE.
GO BACK TO YOUR UNICORPORATED ROADS AND MESS WITH WORKING PEOPLE YOU OVER PAID BALLIFF. YOUR DEPT IS SUCH A DISGRACE THE SUBURBS FORMED THEIR OWN DETECTIVE DIVISIONS.

STOP READING OUR BLOG, TAKE MOUNT PROSPECT OR BENSENVILLES EXAM AND BECOME A POLICEMAN TRAFFIC WARDEN.

12/29/2006 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why were we a disgrase in Merionette Pk? CPD was on white Division St and Beverly.

12/30/2006 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White Division street? you obviously haven't down there in awhile.

12/30/2006 10:55:00 PM  

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