Friday, August 17, 2007

Dispatchers Suspended

  • Officials at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) announced Thursday that two police dispatchers will face unpaid suspensions for failing to dispatch police units to a July 14 disturbance on the city's Southwest Side.

    The investigation determined that the dispatchers failed to send police units to a reported disturbance at Durkin Park, 8445 South Kolin Ave.

    "This incident is simply unacceptable," said Tony Ruiz, Executive Director of OEMC. "It is the nature of this incident, and the manner in which these dispatchers failed to do their jobs that demanded a stern response."
Should the dispatchers have recognized that something bad was happening at Durkin Park based on the tenor and volume of calls? Sure, and they ought to get tagged for it. But this is merely the end result of an undermanned Patrol Division and a failure of the leadership to adjust the arcane dispatching priority system. OEMC shouldn't be sending cars to every single EMS call. Or to "domestics" involving a 5 year old who won't eat his vegetables. Or getting cats out of bedrooms. The policy of sending the police in as social workers instead of law enforcement officers is shorting the community of proper police protection and officers of backup for hot calls. Reform starts at the call taking level.

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Blogger The Beast said...

Today Zone 10 dispatched a "ding dong ditch" call. Wow!

8/17/2007 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was a copper responsible, he'd get 30 pending. In this day and age you get 30 pending for everything and it's up to you to 'get your job back'. I can't believe this even happened! I expected nothing.

8/17/2007 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAYBE THE HDO HACK RUIZ HEAD ASSHOLE AT OEMC CAN TAKE HIS HEAD OUT OF DALEYS ASS LONG ENOUGH TO REFORM THE WHOLE OEMC PROCESS! THE OTHER HDO HACK VALESQUEZ WENT TO HEAD THE STATE EMERGENCY CEMTER THATNKS TO HIM SUCKING OFF BLAGO AND HIS HENCHMEN! HEY DALEY FIRE RUIZ THE FISH STINKS FROM THE HEAD DOWN!

8/17/2007 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to agree with you on that one, SCC. Too many nonsense calls, too much time wasted on issues that have nothing to do with POLICEWORK. Kid won't listen?
Give them a referral to SVU, or a Juvenile Court liason, or some family counseling outreach service.
If the brat won't listen to the parent, just how much respect do they think the police will get out of them?

8/17/2007 08:18:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Right on! One afternoon I heard the zone send a car to a home where the caller stated, "Send the police. My neighbor left his garden hose on my lawn."

It's unreal how they send us to the most innane assignments. Definitely back us off all these CFD calls. If 8 firefighters can't handle a drunken stashew sidewalk inspector, then they shouldn't be wearing the uniform.

How about all the hospital details too? Can't County Sheriffs be brought in quicker to sit on offenders who are being hospitalized? That should be a directive too.

8/17/2007 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to all the coppers out there--next time you get angry cuz a dispatcher loaded you up w several jobs, remember this incident at Durkin Park. CPD and OEMC DO NOT WANT those jobs peding AT ALL. And blogger, you are so right--the "reform" starts at Calltaking level, but unfortunately (as you have so well pointed out previously), NO ONE w the rank in either OEMC or CPD will change things. So until the Calltakers are given discretion to tell callers that their call is not CPD related, we are all screwed. The OEMC runs on FEAR and FEAR means that as long as anyone is afraid of losing a job and being sued for failing to send a call for dispatch there will continue to be nonsense calls and a BIG waste of resources

8/17/2007 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite simply OEMC and CPD know its bad politics to leave any jobs "pending" for any length of time. As you point out so succintly, "reform" begins with calltaking; however, no one w any rank in either OEMC or CPD will step up to the plate and provide calltakers w the discretion to tell callers they are not getting CPD if their calls dont actually warrant CPD. Calltakers are afraid of being sued and fired--we all just saw how the city just threw those 2 dispatchers under the bus and ran them over--so nothing changes. If you are a copper be prepared: more nonsense and bs calls and if you are a dispatcher more pressure to get those calls off the board no matter what. It doesnt make for good policing for anyone

8/17/2007 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST A BIT OF INPUT FROM THE CFD SIDE.....

We do NOT make a request for CPD on every ambulance or fire run....it seems those requests are submitted by the calltakers/dispatchers on the fire side. I'm assuming that they're trying to cover their asses, as well as ours.

Do we appreciate your help when the shit hits the fan.....ABSOLUTELY....so before the comments slamming CFD start to run amok here, please take that into consideration

8/17/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

CFD:
Well the dispatchers on our zone routinely state, "Fire is requesting you." So we're not sure where the requests are coming from if CFD isn't doing it.

I think it sounds like it's just a bunch of CYA over at OEMC making us go on Ambulance runs all the time.

8/17/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone notice that the streets and san supervisors and some of the oemc suv's are driving around with blue and red LED lights and blowing airhors as they are speeding somewhere ? what's up with that? is the city breaking the law ?? that needs to be addressed.
I saw it during the presidential debates by soldier field (at roosevelt and columbus) then saw one by randolph and wells.

8/17/2007 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Memo to all the coppers out there--next time you get angry cuz a dispatcher loaded you up w several jobs, remember this incident at Durkin Park. CPD and OEMC DO NOT WANT those jobs peding AT ALL. And blogger, you are so right--the "reform" starts at Calltaking level, but unfortunately (as you have so well pointed out previously), NO ONE w the rank in either OEMC or CPD will change things. So until the Calltakers are given discretion to tell callers that their call is not CPD related, we are all screwed. The OEMC runs on FEAR and FEAR means that as long as anyone is afraid of losing a job and being sued for failing to send a call for dispatch there will continue to be nonsense calls and a BIG waste of resources

8/17/2007 08:42:00 AM


Who cares if they give you lots of jobs. Then go to them, one at a time. Thats all you can do. Maybe someday they will re-align the districts to the population. And get rid of some the specialized do nothing units. ie. gang intelligence/narcotics (if they were intelligent they would be shutting down all those gangs, end of problem), TRU/SOS/ Midnight gang teams (don't handle any calls), Tact and Gangs now (contact card producer and SUB arrests, and DOPW), THE DOC UNIT, (bats have rabbies) need I say more.
I can go on and on. But why?

8/17/2007 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rue St. Michel said...
CFD:
Well the dispatchers on our zone routinely state, "Fire is requesting you." So we're not sure where the requests are coming from if CFD isn't doing it.

I think it sounds like it's just a bunch of CYA over at OEMC making us go on Ambulance runs all the time.

8/17/2007 10:22:00 AM


SO what go to the job. When they don't need you code it.

8/17/2007 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
MAYBE THE HDO HACK RUIZ HEAD ASSHOLE AT OEMC CAN TAKE HIS HEAD OUT OF DALEYS ASS LONG ENOUGH TO REFORM THE WHOLE OEMC PROCESS!



that is not his job.

8/17/2007 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If it was a copper responsible, he'd get 30 pending. In this day and age you get 30 pending for everything and it's up to you to 'get your job back'. I can't believe this even happened! I expected nothing.

8/17/2007 04:54:00 AM

You can thank Phil Cline for making everyone 30 pending to coverup his rampant corruption and make himself look like a reformer and disciplinarian. The only ones that get 30 pending are the nonclout coppers,the clout babies are always taken care of.

8/17/2007 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about all the hospital details too? Can't County Sheriffs be brought in quicker to sit on offenders who are being hospitalized? That should be a directive too.

8/17/2007 08:26:00 AM

You must be a new hair gel guy,have you ever heard of a mittimus? Obviously you have never gotten one.

8/17/2007 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FIRE PEOPLE / TOO MUCH FREE TIME AND ALWAYS FAST TO DUMP ON THE CPD. AFTER AN INCIDENT [SUCH AS THE OFF DUTY CFD KILLING THE KID WHILE DUI A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK] THEY GO OUT AND GIVE OUT FREEBIES LIKE SMOKE DETECTORS OR LITTLE STUFFED ANIMALS. THEIR BOSSES HAVE BETTER HANDLERS/PUBLIC RELATION WHORES THAN OURS DO IS ALL... PEOPLE STILL GET ALL TEARY EYED WHEN ONE OF THEIR OLD ROBBER BARON BOSSES DIES - GO FIGURE... THE ONLY TIME WE HEAR FROM THEM IS WHEN THEY NEED SOMETHING. AT LEAST THEIR PARADES DIDN'T GET BANISHED FROM MICHIGAN AVENUE LIKE OURS.
ON BEHALF OF MY PARTNER WHO DIED WHILE IN A CFD MEATWAGON THAT FINALLY SHOWED-UP - F... THEM!

8/17/2007 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If 8 firefighters can't handle a drunken stashew sidewalk inspector, then they shouldn't be wearing the uniform."

Can you say Cowards?

8/17/2007 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year in 004 Zone 8 sent 421 to,"Assist fire with a woman who has a headache",Then the always Domestic with the 12 yr. old who is disrespectful,Or Doesn't want to go to school!

8/17/2007 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO what go to the job. When they don't need you code it.

8/17/2007 10:34:00 AM"

Boy, you sure are the master of the Obvious Kreskin??

Tht fact remains CFD constantly needs their hands held. When they stack your jobs& a Durkin scenario occurs who's left w/ his tit in the wringer?

Or are you too much of a moronic Stoop to realize that?

But judging by your statement more than likley you're another whiteshirt asshat that is strangely silent when @ 3:55 the guy who gets off @ 4 gets the traffic accident w/injuries.

Thanks Sarge glad you're looking out for the troops....NOT!!

8/17/2007 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw the news and the explaination by CPD/City officials is unacceptable. All those millions spent for the 911 Center and this simple dispatch gets all fouled up that easily. We are truely UNSAFE in this city. What a bunch of politically connected LOSERS running this town. I'm out A.S.A.P.

8/17/2007 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure who was dispatching at the time, but Zone 6 had (new schedule for them now so I'm not sure anymore)the best dispatchers in the city at the time of this incident. I have worked on many other, less busy zones (TARA etc.) and these people were/are cream of the crop. Remember that these dispatchers are overwhelmed with the same bullshit we are every day and 99.9% of the time they do an excellent job. They have to know everything that is going on in two busy districts at all times. If you must place blame, blame whomever makes them dispatch all the bullshit calls. "Ride with fire on the man with a tummy ache, Domestic with the 7 year old who won't eat his vegetables, etc."
If there is a benefit for these dispatchers, I'll be there.
Sgt. Brent Fidler 007-Third Watch

8/17/2007 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not an uncommon sight to see a TRU officer riding on calls within at least their district of origin, if for no other reason to back up the district car dispatched. A few may have forgotten where they came from, but most of us have not. We often stop off at beat car street stops and
t-stops (not to paper jump or gangster the head....to make sure our brothers are okay). Most of us realize, especially in a district where noone is familiar with the lay of the land that we need help from the beat cars and appreciate it when we get it. Instead of beefing about us, submit an application. I haven't got shit for juice, my stats weren't super excellent, but they saw that I was a worker, that's it, nothing more.

8/17/2007 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think a oemc supervisor who was supposed to be monitoring these dispatchers should also be responsible--bottom line--IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED

8/17/2007 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that starts at calltaking level
is a slowdown
fuck ruiz and the luberman stats!
stats stats stats , yea those stats really saved alot of injuries
that night.
hey ruiz are you going to tell the public the truth yet about the inadequate and inefficent system "protecting" the citizens.
oh yea ,, that would be NOT
cuz you're a pussy like the other 5 pussies before you!

PS THANKS SCC FOR PROVIDING ME THE SPACE TO HOLLAR

8/17/2007 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u cant blame the dispatchers. i work in 008 and we are in a constant backlog. they had no cars to give the calls to. should the dispatchers put the battery in progress calls over z6 and cw1? yea maybe but what cop rushes to a battery in progress call anymore most are bs anyway. why dont we blame the shithead who ran over the white kids with the ca? nah let's blame the police and oec. fuck u put more police in 008

8/17/2007 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:33-
You should care. Because what's going to happen is they are going to give you a bunch of "disturbance" calls, with the assumption that they are B/S and that you will handle them in the manner, order and way that you see fit too. One of them will be a heater such as the Durkin Park incident but YOU will not know that. When it blows up, YOU and YOU alone will be left holding the bag for whatever happens because THEY will say that THEY assigned it to you and that the reason it blew up was because of YOUR slow response time. WE, meaning YOU are being set up. Don't give them the rope that they will use to hang you. Take one job at a time. You can only conduct one investigation at a time. When your done with that investigation, tell them the results and that they may assign you another. They wouldn't assign you more than one in progress bank robbery at a time, why should you accept more than one disturbance at a time?

8/17/2007 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/17/2007 10:33:00 AM

You're a fucken crybaby. Answer up when they call your beat and do YOUR job. Quit crying all the time and maybe somebody will want you to work with them. Until then, for fuck's sake, shut up.

8/17/2007 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 7:42am
maybe the HDO hack Ruiz...can take his head out of Daley's ass long enough to reform the OEMC process....

you're kidding right? Ruiz is there cuz he's another Daley puppet (and this time it's an HDO puppet). The only department head who deserves any respect in this corrupt city is David Hoffman.

8/17/2007 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC:

Please start a thread on the craziest most outrageous calls the popo are dispatched to answer. We must serve and protect .... even if the baby's mamma wants the baby's daddy out.

8/17/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rue....

I have had to do training time up on the fire side of the OEMC.

When the PD calltaker sends the call across the floor they stay on the line. Usually the PD calltaker asks the fire calltaker "Do you want us" or the fire calltaker says "can you send someone on that one."

A MINIMAL number of requests are actually coming from the fire companies on the street (Read DOA's or Non-Drivable MVA or shit hitting the fan). Most of the time the company is suprised when a beat car shows up on some innane run.

Our computers only show the fire units responding, NOT CPD. If we had a clue you were assigned we'd hold you up.

I'd prefer that a car be available when some idiot pulls a knife or bat (have had both happen)rather than assigning a beat car to a person having a seizure (had that one too).

CFD

8/17/2007 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Brent Fidler 007-Third Watch
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I agree the zone 6 crews are the best and they are always chosen to leave zone 6 to instruct the hires. They are the very hardest working and safe. I 'd go in support too.
008 distr.Copper

8/17/2007 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU/SOS ..the whole platoon eats for (4)four hours at Portillos......WTF?

8/17/2007 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the blame belongs at the 5th floor, mayor Daffy Ducky not hiring enough recruits to cover retirees leaving, I think the media should question why we have so few troops on the streets.. Dangerous situatiopn to citizens and fellow officers alike.

8/17/2007 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06:06:00 is 100% right, You will become the fall guy if and when something goes wrong, and, it will. Don't risk your life and your job anymore. Be safe, be careful, be smart. Going home to your loved ones is the most important, not being a good guy for the bosses who will not be standing by U when the sh*t hits the fan...

8/18/2007 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Feds should do a total, full investigation of the Durkin park incident, there are allegations of the incident being racially motivated...CPD will try to spin or cover it up, along with the CC States Attny Office. Demand equal rights if you are victimized by crime, it is your right to a fair and impartial investigation, not a politically motivated hatchet job.

8/18/2007 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the CFD assist. As a field Lt. I was told by several paramedics they never call for assist it's their dispatchers. Their protocol is to request CPD when they go into "bad areas." I asked the dispatcher to clarify who was making the request, the firemen or their dispatchers. If it was the fireman let me know and we'll send someone, if not dump the ticket. They never assigned the jobs. The front line supervisors need to be a little more proactive and start questioning some of these calls.

8/18/2007 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey
8/17/2007 06:06:00 PM
You sir are an overeducated two year wonder. You CAN'T refuse jobs. You have to take what they give you unless your supervisor steps in and overrides them. If everybody Handled their jobs without milking them you would be surprised how many you can handle and how quick the board will clear.
DOGS and CRYBABIES, that is the problem. 50 minutes on a noise disturbance, anonymous caller on your beat and you code it 19B? IDIOTS!!!!!

8/18/2007 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the dispatchers were a little at fault on this one but it really comes down to basic manpower. when is ANY newspaper or tv channel going to take on the subject of manpower. Are they actually believing the bullshit that the city and the dept is putting out that we have 13,500 officers on the street. ahhh, arrrg . I have to go throw up right now... It's more like 9,289 on the present time. Fucking start interviewing the police on the street. they'll tell you how it is. Ghost cars, crazy amount of 99 cars, no sector cars up, no mall cars up, no park cars up, no 2nd or 3rd wagons up, no foot patrol posts up, no traffic cars up, time off denied, time on the end denied, furlough extensions denied, lunches denied, no back up, back logs city wide every day and night, beat cars even downed at night. FUCKING TRAVESITY. Nobody still doing absolutely Nothing!!!!!!!!!

8/18/2007 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Brent Fidler 007-Third Watch

8/17/2007 02:24:00 PM

WHAT UP BRENT. WAY TO GO VENTING AND SIGNING YOUR NAME TO IT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I HEAR YOU ON THE RADIO DAILY AND I WORKED WITH YOU IN THE PAST AS A PATROLMEN. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOUR STILL OUT THERE HUMPN AS A SGT AND SUPPORTING ALL THE WORKN' POLICE IN 007. YOU'RE RIGHT! FOR YEARS, THE ZONE IN 007 AND 008 HAD THE BEST OF THE DISPATCHERS CITY WIDE BY FAR. DON'T KNOW ABOUT NOW BUT BACK IN THE DAY, FOR SURE. PS - Give Mary A Big Wet Kiss From Her Sweet White Chocolate....

8/18/2007 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if they give you lots of jobs. Then go to them, one at a time. Thats all you can do. Maybe someday they will re-align the districts to the population. And get rid of some the specialized do nothing units. ie. gang intelligence/narcotics (if they were intelligent they would be shutting down all those gangs, end of problem), TRU/SOS/ Midnight gang teams (don't handle any calls), Tact and Gangs now (contact card producer and SUB arrests, and DOPW), THE DOC UNIT, (bats have rabbies) need I say more.
I can go on and on. But why?

8/17/2007 10:33:00 AM

Why? Well...if you went on and on, you might eventually write something witty.

8/18/2007 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOu know what there are some excellent dipatchers out there but then again there are some realy shitty ones too. Fact is they did not do their job that night and so they must answwer for that. we have one dispatcher is 23 on afternoons,AMY, she is the biggest stroke there is, I hate her she is so nasty and vulagar over the air but of course our pussy ass supervisors do nothing. She needs to keep her attitude to herself and just do her job! She acts as if her fat ass has ever been on the streets. she has no clue!

ANY WAY I know busy districts are inundated with calls and it is really hard to code these b.s. jobs when you are actually done with them because you don't want to get more, but that is the nature of the job and the busy district you bid into. Don't get caught up sitting on jobs, too many nasty inspectors on your ass.

8/18/2007 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
About the CFD assist. As a field Lt. I was told by several paramedics they never call for assist it's their dispatchers. Their protocol is to request CPD when they go into "bad areas." I asked the dispatcher to clarify who was making the request, the firemen or their dispatchers. If it was the fireman let me know and we'll send someone, if not dump the ticket. They never assigned the jobs. The front line supervisors need to be a little more proactive and start questioning some of these calls.

8/18/2007 12:40:00 AM

"BAD AREAS" QUICK WHERE ARE THEY? TELL THE MAYOR? HE SAYS EVERY AREA IN SHITCAGO IS EQUAL! IS THAT A STEREOTYPE?

8/18/2007 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous 6:06 said...

Hey, 12:56-

Thanks for the compliment. After 27 years on the job, I appreciate being called a two year wonder. I'm not telling you to refuse a job. The Sgt. should be telling the dispatcher not to assign multiple jobs. I was merely responding to another poster who stated "who cares how many jobs they give you. Because when OEMC does assign multiple jobs, if anything goes wrong on one of them that you haven't been to, you can bet your ass your taking the heat, not OEMC. Their response will be that they assigned it to a car within 1 minute. What the car did with the job, they don't know. And yes, you can call your Sgt. and let him know whats happening.

8/18/2007 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WHAT UP BRENT. WAY TO GO VENTING AND SIGNING YOUR NAME TO IT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I HEAR YOU ON THE RADIO DAILY AND I WORKED WITH YOU IN THE PAST AS A PATROLMEN. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOUR STILL OUT THERE HUMPN AS A SGT AND SUPPORTING ALL THE WORKN' POLICE IN 007. YOU'RE RIGHT! FOR YEARS, THE ZONE IN 007 AND 008 HAD THE BEST OF THE DISPATCHERS CITY WIDE BY FAR. DON'T KNOW ABOUT NOW BUT BACK IN THE DAY, FOR SURE."

SIGNED BRENT'S MOMMY OR BOYFRIEND

You can get off your knees any time Now Suckhole.

CAN YOU SAY NAUSEOUS??

8/18/2007 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as a matter of record, at the OEMC, the dispatch policy was set by the powers that be at the police dept.

Neither one of our jobs is an easy one. Constantly day in and day out, you officers have to go into conditions that are not suited for man or beast but you do, we dispatchers have to send you there. We know the workers from the dogs, trust that.

NO ONE AT CITY HALL IS GOING TO EVER TELL THE TRUTH TO THE PUBLIC!

There are 13,000+ police officers, 9,000(maybe) assigned to patrol, how many of those are actually working the street daily......um, does anyone really know?

At the OEMC, 20 calltakers, 26 dispatchers, 7 citywide dispatchers and 600+ calls coming into the center every 1/2 hour. Can anyone do the math on that one? (per watch)

The true fact of the matter is, there is not, nor will there ever be enough police on the street to respond to the amount of calls received for service. There will never be enough calltakers/dispatchers to receive such calls.

The powers that be need to stop giving the public false hope.

8/18/2007 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thanks for all the support you have shown for the dispatchers involved in this incident.

For those that want to participate, we are planning a few get togethers to show our support...both physical support and monetary.

We are doing more than one so that everyone that wants to participate can. If you cannot attend and still wish to contribute please send an email to me and arrangements will be made. Kind words sent will also be passed along to those involved.

durkinparksupport@gmail.com

Once again, thank you for all the nice things said...and for the criticism, as we ALL learn by our praise and mistakes.

Hope to see you at one of our gatherings...

Karen Martin
(the old Zone 6 Witch)

8/18/2007 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If 8 firefighters can't handle a drunken stashew sidewalk inspector, then they shouldn't be wearing the uniform."

Can you say Cowards?

They are not the police, it isn't there job to handle stashew.....

8/18/2007 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU/SOS ..the whole platoon eats for (4)four hours at Portillos......WTF?

no they don't, quit trying to start more shit......

8/18/2007 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love ya in 008 Karen, aka Stevie Nicks voice.

8/18/2007 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if they give you lots of jobs. Then go to them, one at a time. Thats all you can do. ****


And when you're handling multiple jobs and you take too long to get to one of the 5 jobs you were assigned to, they will have no problem getting a CR# on your ass. If someone gets hurt because you didn't get there fast enough, You R Screwed!

8/18/2007 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look when are you going to get the picture. We dont get a choice as to what we dispatch!

8/18/2007 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is definately the dispatchers fault and they are deserving of their punishment. In no way is this incident due to the SEVERE lack of manpower in the 008th district which is the 2nd largest in size and always among the top 3 for calls for service. Thats like say that all the 10 sector cars are assigned to nonsense in the 30 sector.

8/19/2007 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGNED BRENT'S MOMMY OR BOYFRIEND

You can get off your knees any time Now Suckhole.

CAN YOU SAY NAUSEOUS??

8/18/2007 08:30:00 AM


Typical bitter, hateful copper. Someone gives or receives a compliment and you have to rip them anonymously. How is the poster a suckhole if he/she doesn't post a name or even work with the person anymore.

8/19/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope to see you at one of our gatherings...

Karen Martin
(the old Zone 6 Witch)

8/18/2007 02:04:00 PM


Karen, if your name is on it - count me for being there!

One of the biggest things that sucked about leaving the 8th District was leaving Zone 6.

Cleary, the best in the city! Karen, Annie, Frannie, Becky, Ron -you guys were all pros. I have worked on every Zone and City Wide we have, and none, none of them can compare to the Old Zone 6 Crew!

Look forward to having a pint or two with you...

8/19/2007 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous 35th Street Eyes and Ears said...

A tad off topic, but newsworthy non the less.

Retired Deputy Superintendent Thomas Byrne was named by Mayor Daley last week as the new Commissionr of the Department of Transportation.

Could a Deputy Commissioner position for his lovely DOC Daughter be far behind.

Inquring minds want to know?

8/19/2007 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 0606
your comments are right on, but unfortunately CPD brass says its okay to stack up to 4 jobs on every copper AND charlie williams himself has given the okay for patrol units to get ANY job up to 5 minutes after the hour for checkoff. As a dispatcher, I really try not to do that-i wouldnt want it done to me-but the reality is that i dont set policy and i cannot afford let ANY jobs "sit" anymore--those days are long gone. And while its true that you can only take one job at a time the system is designed to force the coppers into accountability for the other ones they HAVENT gotten to yet and its incredibly unfair--but that a CPD issue, not an OEMC one. The OEMC has its own issues, not the least of which is that we are sending WAY too many nonsense calls for dispatch to begin with, but thats what the OEMC wants, and its ultimately what the mayor wants. The answer is CPD and OEMC joining forces at the bargaining table for REAL reform--it can be done under the right leadership (presently lacking on both ends) and under the right conditions. With an olympic bid looming, has the time ever been better?

8/19/2007 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SIGNED BRENT'S MOMMY OR BOYFRIEND

You can get off your knees any time Now Suckhole.

CAN YOU SAY NAUSEOUS??

8/18/2007 08:30:00 AM


Typical bitter, hateful copper. Someone gives or receives a compliment and you have to rip them anonymously. How is the poster a suckhole if he/she doesn't post a name or even work with the person anymore.

8/19/2007 01:06:00 AM

I was thinking the same thing.
They are bitter and/or jealous for one reason or another.

8/19/2007 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A problenm for dispatchers is cars assigned to dogs who don't come up until 40 minutes after roll call. That is whhy a car gets hit 20 minutes before checkoff. Especially common in north side districts

8/19/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! I could kiss you!!!!!!!

8/19/2007 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can thank Phil Cline for making everyone 30 pending to coverup his rampant corruption and make himself look like a reformer and disciplinarian. The only ones that get 30 pending are the nonclout coppers,the clout babies are always taken care of.

8/17/2007 10:42:00 AM

AMEN

8/20/2007 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION!

THERE IS A BENEFIT FOR THE DISPATCHERS THAT WERE SUSPENDED...THIS IS IN THE WORKS AND WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON. HOPE EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY ON ZONE 6) SHOWS THIER SUPPORT!!!

8/20/2007 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I workind in 007 for many years. i remrmber when a pdt was a contact card. we recieved any where from 10-15 jobs out of roll call. The academy has no idea how to teach new police how to respond to calls. The new police can only handle one job at a time. We need to go back to the old system where beat cars are stacked events.The incident at dirkin park would not have happened in the old days. We have to stop yelling at each other and realize all parties are to blame. The fire dept's job is to put out fires , not handle drunks! That is the job of the police!. Now police our to busy kissing ass trying to get a cubicle. Zone 6 is the best in the city .

8/20/2007 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody knows what 805 was doing at the time of the incident. 805 should be the first guys to stand up and contribute! Take care of your Dispatchers - they take care of you. PO from 011.

8/20/2007 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Durkin said...

Here are the latest details on the support picnics for the suspended dispatchers...

Skinner Park Picnic has been expanded to a 24 hour picnic.

It starts at 2200 hours on Friday night 24 August and will continue until 2200 on Saturday the 25th.

Marquette Park Starts at 0600 on Sunday morning the 26th of August...

There are a few other plans in the works for a couple of get togethers at local adult beverage serving establishments...ONE for after afternoons and ONE for after days...please check back here for more details.

Thank you again for all the support and help...

8/23/2007 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't give them the rope that they will use to hang you. Take one job at a time. You can only conduct one investigation at a time. When your done with that investigation, tell them the results and that they may assign you another. They wouldn't assign you more than one in progress bank robbery at a time, why should you accept more than one disturbance at a time?

8/17/2007 06:06:00 PM



we give you multiple disturbances because YOUR General Order 97-06-01 says we can.

8/23/2007 04:58:00 PM  

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