- They call it "putting cops on the dots," meaning shifting officers to crime hot spots.
The Chicago Police Department recently expanded its Targeted Response Unit, adding a fourth company of 80 officers. The officers were culled from the 25 districts across Chicago. They are being replaced in the districts by desk officers working at police headquarters.
The Targeted Response Unit is assigned to the Grand Crossing, Calumet and Gresham districts on the South Side and the Harrison district on the West Side. Its officers wear uniforms and patrol in marked cars. One of their strategies is to conduct stops for traffic offenses and use those stops to look for other violations, such as gun possession.
Unless it's all smoke and mirrors?
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