Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Search Begins - Finally

  • The Chicago Police Board on Friday officially launched its second nationwide search for the city's new police superintendent.

    As the Chicago Sun-Times reported last month, the board has hired the Police Executive Research Forum to conduct the search triggered by Mayor Daley's decision to reject all three finalists recommended by the Police Board -- insiders Charles Williams and Hiram Grau and New Yorker Thomas Belfiore -- and ordering the board to start over.

  • Sources said the PERF contract took a long time to negotiate because of the thorny issue of confidentiality.
As someone noted, they can find a new fire chief within something like a week after the old one retires. We've been without a figurehead for a few months now. And if the last search was any indication, it's going to be a few more months before the Police Board, which is appointed by the mayor, comes up with a list of names, many of whom will probably have been appointed with the approval of the mayor.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are...

and nothing else matters.

9/22/2007 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off course it will be an insider. Outsider sends the message to all that their is nobody qualified to lead from the current bosses.

Outsider is not directly controllable by the 5th floor.

9/22/2007 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bet it is already a "done deal", daley would never ever let a person with a mind of their own run the dept. as then daley and all his "street crew" would be charged and put away for life! He just wants another puppet like cline and starks with no minds at all! SEISER FOR SUPT SCC AS OFFICIAL PAPER OF CPD YEA THATS THE TICKET!

9/22/2007 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flash.....Flash.....Flash

Retired Sgt. John Northern of homicide fame (unsolved homicide specialist) will be named the new superintendent at mondays press conference. This has been a well guarded secret and it has been held close to Daleys chest.

Word got out when his lawyer was found to be going over John's new contract, that aledgedley keeps him free of political clout and gives him a free hand to govern the department.

This is a major plus for all the rank and file members and has been opposed by the FOP.

Good luck John!!!

9/23/2007 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we all know, it won't matter anyway who is chosen...nothing will change...nothing.

You'll still have:
medical abusers

take home cars for the connected

an over abundance of healthy
officers working inside

backlogs

Crime at the schools

Specialized units draining manpower in the patrol division

radio batteries that go dead after 4hrs.

missions,missions,missions

no PDT's

CAPS

Nothing will change

9/23/2007 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an effort to find Waldo,aaa....I mean the new Superindent, our department has activated, the recently launched Pod Satellite. Yep..operators are scanning the earth,solar system,universe and local Starbucks for someone who will lead our great city into oblivion,I mean greatness.

This aggressive search titled,"Operation Nose Dive" will additionally implement the use of Psychic Mediums in order to contact the deceased an offer them the postion. Those recently contacted are Wyatt Earp,Will Rogers and Zena,Princess Warrior.

In keeping with our new test guidelines, all applicants will be given the opportunity to apply twice.

9/23/2007 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats wrong with Busta-rhimes Dana Starks? He got sack.....

9/23/2007 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

9/23/2007 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meeks!!

9/23/2007 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we need is an actor to be Supt.Somebody like ANTHONY QUINN who could be Hispanic or Greek or Irish or with a good tan more black than Obama.Thats right we need a chameleon.Somebody with an accent but from no definite country,as long as he ends every sentence "My Friend".

9/23/2007 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only highschool drop-outs or those wit GED's need apply

9/23/2007 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i say f-ck it i'm puttin my name in the running signed, anonymiz.

9/23/2007 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, can you verify the last post?

9/23/2007 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extraordinary skills at mayoral analingus remain the critical prerequisite for any aspiring top cop in this town.

9/23/2007 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it really amke a difference which puppet gets in? Not at all daley will tell them what to do and like the good pets they are will OBEY THEIR MASTER! everything stays the same,clout central,shit equipment, no contract no fop leadership who are the 3 at the top of fop getting sparred for not shooting in the last qualification round? True leadership fop=daley style do as I say not as I do!

9/23/2007 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if Chief Wiggum applied ?

9/23/2007 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An outsider is probably coming, even Daley wouldn't involve this much effort just for a "horse and pony" show to pick some "deserving" crony.

9/23/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The search! What a load of bullshit. Spend lotsa taxpayers dollars to find the name that is already in the lil dictator's desk drawer.

9/23/2007 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE WORD MY SOURCES ARE TELLING ME AT HQ IS THAT IT IS MARIA MAHUR. WHO IS ALSO RELATED TO CONGRESSMAN LUIS G. TAKE THAT TO THE BANK, SEISER MY RUN BUT MAHUR WILL BE THE NEW SUPT.

9/23/2007 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria Maher, Debi Kirby or Karen Rowan will be the new Superintendent.

9/23/2007 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

12:38 AM

While I am flattered, I must decline because of previous commitments. My appointment as U.S. Ambassador to either Ethiopia or the Sudan is now imminent. I also will be doing my laundry.

I passionately believe that I will have much more success in ending world hunger than spinning my wheels in such a hopeless endeavor as instituting reforms and sound management to the most politically corrupt big-city police department in the nation.

I passed the offer on to whom I regard as the very best possible active candidate, Captain John Farrell, 2nd District. Sadly, Farrell would also decline even at triple the current salary.

Happy hunting!

9/23/2007 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Father Tomasino said...

I think I'll throw my hat into the ring. Where do I sign up?

After all, I have a high school, college and graduate degree. I have ten plus years experience as a peace officer. I can speak the English language with fluency. I can read and write. Advanced mathematics are not a problem for me. I don't have any children out of wedlock. I can pass the fitness test. Shall I continue?

Hey Mr. Mayor! When is my interview?

9/23/2007 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless John Northern...although he was a "clout sgt." he down deep inside never believed in clout!

9/23/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll never believe that the new super will be free of political clout--they are all in Daley's pocket, how else are we going to continue to dumb down this dept? I am so glad to be retired, the next step for me is to MOVE!

9/23/2007 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:33
METALLICA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!

9/23/2007 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO, Flash.... Flash.... Flash!

Although Johns response has not been posted yet I did get a peak at it. Should be posted some time around midnight.

But he did say in the post he had just got off the phone with the Mayor, so you May be right.

9/23/2007 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

john dellorto......
please stop your shit with your bogus posts!!! We all know its you!

9/23/2007 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will restate what Ive said before. Its going to be Williams or Grau. End of story.

I suspect the beefs have already started behind the scenes regarding Hibbidy Jibbidy. Those complaints probably coming from the Feds.

Daley getting some phone calls?

9/23/2007 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous ZORBA the creep said...

TO 11:14AM

Mr.Quinn was of Irish/Mexican ancestry. His father, an Irishman, was killed fighting along side the Mexican rebels during thier fight for independence.
I always thought he did a good job playing "wops" too...........
I believe "Bagdad Bob" would be the best choice for stupidintendent.

9/23/2007 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not give the Supt. job to Jackie Heards brother?

Ummm, is he out of prison yet?

9/23/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous retired sgt. said...

3:46 pm: Like me, John Northern fell through the cracks at about rank 450 when we both made sgt. in 1985. You are just trying to bust chops if you call that clout.
I'm pretty sure he had the highest score of about 2000 guys in the tests for hiring and detective. They flunked him in the lt. exam.

I agree with him. If this job was half legit, John Farrell would be supe.

9/23/2007 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A GOOD REASON TO DO MY JOB 100%? THIS HAPPENED LAST WEEK: BEAT CAR ASKS FOR LUNCH AFTER HANDLING MAYBE 14 OR 15 JOBS IN A SPAN OF 4 AND A HALF HOURS OF WHICH 6 OF THEM WERE PAPER JOBS AND ONE HAD AN ARREST. SGT. GETS ON THE AIR AND DENIES LUNCH BECAUSE WE HAVE A BACKLOG. SAME BEAT CAR HANDLES 5 MORE JOBS AND ANOTHER ARREST. BEAT CAR ASKS FOR LUNCH AND AGAIN IS DENIED WHEN SGT. GETS ON THE AIR. BEAT SAYS THEY ARE GOING HOME IN AN HOUR AND HASN'T EVEN HAD A 15MIN PERSONAL ALL DAY. SGT. ASKS FOR A MEET AND BITCHES OUT P.O'S AND THREATENS TO WRITE THEM UP FOR INSUBORDINATION. P.O.'S END UP WITHOUT A LUNCH FOR THE DAY. WHEN P.O'S ARE SIGNING OFF THEY 19P THEIR LAST JOB AND TELL DISPATCH THEY ARE GOING INTO THE DISTRICT TO FINISH UP PAPERWORK AND THE SGT. GOES INSIDE AND FINDS THEM IN THE VENDING MACHINE AREA AND AGAIN YELLS AND THREATENS THEM. WTF IS GOING ON WITH THIS DEPT.

9/23/2007 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone explain why IAD is sending plain clothes officers to 3 different districts just to walk around and observe officers. Two IAD officers that I went to the academy with were in 011 last wednesday and thursday and were just walking around and sat outside in the court yard and then walked the parking garage. An officer approached one of them and he said they were just waiting to talk to a judge about a warrant but that was bullshit because I asked br43 and br42 and they said nobody talked to the judges. So what are they doing? This past monday I was in a southside district working special and low and behold there are the same two IAD rats walking around and I heard the girl tell the desk she was from Eqiupment and supply and they are looking to see what we needed. TOTAL B.S. This is a WARNING to all districts be on the lookout for a m/4 about 5'9, 170 lbs, short black hair and wears a blue tooth, and has tatoos on both 4arms. and the female is a f/1 5'4, maybe 110 lbs, short hair and a high pitch annoying laugh. They are up to something so be aware. P.S. SCREW YOU IAD!!!!

9/23/2007 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF IS GOING ON WITH THIS DEPT.
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no more lunch, don't even ask.

9/23/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A GOOD REASON TO DO MY JOB 100%? THIS HAPPENED LAST WEEK: BEAT CAR ASKS FOR LUNCH AFTER HANDLING MAYBE 14 OR 15 JOBS IN A SPAN OF 4 AND A HALF HOURS OF WHICH 6 OF THEM WERE PAPER JOBS AND ONE HAD AN ARREST. SGT. GETS ON THE AIR AND DENIES LUNCH BECAUSE WE HAVE A BACKLOG. SAME BEAT CAR HANDLES 5 MORE JOBS AND ANOTHER ARREST. BEAT CAR ASKS FOR LUNCH AND AGAIN IS DENIED WHEN SGT. GETS ON THE AIR. BEAT SAYS THEY ARE GOING HOME IN AN HOUR AND HASN'T EVEN HAD A 15MIN PERSONAL ALL DAY. SGT. ASKS FOR A MEET AND BITCHES OUT P.O'S AND THREATENS TO WRITE THEM UP FOR INSUBORDINATION. P.O.'S END UP WITHOUT A LUNCH FOR THE DAY. WHEN P.O'S ARE SIGNING OFF THEY 19P THEIR LAST JOB AND TELL DISPATCH THEY ARE GOING INTO THE DISTRICT TO FINISH UP PAPERWORK AND THE SGT. GOES INSIDE AND FINDS THEM IN THE VENDING MACHINE AREA AND AGAIN YELLS AND THREATENS THEM. WTF IS GOING ON WITH THIS DEPT.

9/23/2007 09:56:00 PM


Wow, handled all those jobs and didn't have the common sense to grab a bite to eat. Must be new guys, or company men. I never go hungry on the job. Suckers.

9/24/2007 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A GOOD REASON TO DO MY JOB 100%?

Well, what I've been through the last couple days, I feel the same.
I have a whole new attitude, screw em.

9/24/2007 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Mayor! When is my interview?

9/23/2007 03:40:00 PM

But can you pass the KMA test?

9/24/2007 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good reasone to do your job? how about this...your 15 jobs were no-name disturbances...your arrest? a four bagger that took you over three hours. you were denied lunch after the sgt told you to meet with him after you code the job you were on. instead of meeting with the sarge you went to eat. then you tried to pass an rd# off from the day before to get out of the second arrest. how about this QUIT BEING ONE WAY DOGS AND DO YOUR FUCKING JOB WITHOUT SCREWING EVERYONE ELSE ON THE WATCH WHO HAVE TO COVER YOUR FUCKING BEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/24/2007 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A GOOD REASON TO DO MY JOB 100%? THIS HAPPENED LAST WEEK: BEAT CAR ASKS FOR LUNCH AFTER HANDLING MAYBE 14 OR 15 JOBS IN A SPAN OF 4 AND A HALF HOURS OF WHICH 6 OF THEM WERE PAPER JOBS AND ONE HAD AN ARREST. SGT. GETS ON THE AIR AND DENIES LUNCH BECAUSE WE HAVE A BACKLOG. SAME BEAT CAR HANDLES 5 MORE JOBS AND ANOTHER ARREST. BEAT CAR ASKS FOR LUNCH AND AGAIN IS DENIED WHEN SGT. GETS ON THE AIR. BEAT SAYS THEY ARE GOING HOME IN AN HOUR AND HASN'T EVEN HAD A 15MIN PERSONAL ALL DAY. SGT. ASKS FOR A MEET AND BITCHES OUT P.O'S AND THREATENS TO WRITE THEM UP FOR INSUBORDINATION. P.O.'S END UP WITHOUT A LUNCH FOR THE DAY. WHEN P.O'S ARE SIGNING OFF THEY 19P THEIR LAST JOB AND TELL DISPATCH THEY ARE GOING INTO THE DISTRICT TO FINISH UP PAPERWORK AND THE SGT. GOES INSIDE AND FINDS THEM IN THE VENDING MACHINE AREA AND AGAIN YELLS AND THREATENS THEM. WTF IS GOING ON WITH THIS DEPT.

9/23/2007 09:56:00 PM

This cannot be for real! If you have not figured out a way to get lunch without telling the zone you need your head examined! The agt whoever he/she is must be a merit clout baby, as they don't know how to work and want you dumbass to do it! Next time call for the sgt for many jobs get their expertise how to properly handle it that is what they are there for!

9/24/2007 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous babies' daddy said...

Say what? Well, arrrrra, arrrrra, arrrrra, you know, hibbity jibbity. Dat's what I be talkin' about! You know what I'm sayin', bro...say huh? She be at the crib...hibbity jibbity, you know.

9/24/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make Maria "Deer in the Headlights" Maher supt.

We could use the laughs.

9/24/2007 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) must be out of their minds to get involved in this can, I mean barrel of worms.

Police bosses around the country are well aware that the CPD top job is a trainwreck.

9/24/2007 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doing your job? Yeah, I can give you a reason to do it. Your fellow screwed over taxpaying neighbors are paying you to do it. GROW UP.

9/24/2007 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only viable solution to fix this mess of a department is to bring in an outsider with good credentials or we will have Federal Oversight and a Fed Takeover.
Williams and Grau are not the answer.

9/24/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it to Starks. I want a "GED runs CPD" t-shirt.

9/24/2007 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well. Y R getting paid to do a job.

9/24/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A GOOD REASON TO DO MY JOB 100%? THIS HAPPENED LAST WEEK: BEAT CAR ASKS FOR LUNCH AFTER HANDLING MAYBE 14 OR 15 JOBS IN A SPAN OF 4 AND A HALF HOURS OF WHICH 6 OF THEM WERE PAPER JOBS AND ONE HAD AN ARREST. SGT. GETS ON THE AIR AND DENIES LUNCH BECAUSE WE HAVE A BACKLOG. SAME BEAT CAR HANDLES 5 MORE JOBS AND ANOTHER ARREST. BEAT CAR ASKS FOR LUNCH AND AGAIN IS DENIED WHEN SGT. GETS ON THE AIR. BEAT SAYS THEY ARE GOING HOME IN AN HOUR AND HASN'T EVEN HAD A 15MIN PERSONAL ALL DAY. SGT. ASKS FOR A MEET AND BITCHES OUT P.O'S AND THREATENS TO WRITE THEM UP FOR INSUBORDINATION. P.O.'S END UP WITHOUT A LUNCH FOR THE DAY. WHEN P.O'S ARE SIGNING OFF THEY 19P THEIR LAST JOB AND TELL DISPATCH THEY ARE GOING INTO THE DISTRICT TO FINISH UP PAPERWORK AND THE SGT. GOES INSIDE AND FINDS THEM IN THE VENDING MACHINE AREA AND AGAIN YELLS AND THREATENS THEM. WTF IS GOING ON WITH THIS DEPT.

*************
Put in your OT slip!!! If they deny lunch you are compensated at time and 1/2.

9/24/2007 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous the peoples of the community said...

We DEMAND an African-American lesbian with a Hispanic surname for police commissioner. All other credentials are irrelevant.

9/24/2007 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrolman Michael Boyce(Chief of Staff) for Superintendent of Police!He Runs It now anyways. What a pain in the balls he is.

9/24/2007 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about BILL MOSS? He is patiently waiting for the call. But, he will not wait much longer. What are they waiting for?

9/24/2007 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of you Einstein's out there...here's a news flash..you ready??? THE NEXT SUP WILL NOT...I REPEAT...WILL NOT BE FROM CHICAGO...if he/she were...we would have had him/her already....everyone who was eligable applied and they were denied...so what does that tell you>>

9/24/2007 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a halogram with a Blackberry and Blue Tooth?

9/24/2007 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please give the Supe. job to Rex Grossman. That way the Bears can get someone else...anyone else.

9/24/2007 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9/23/2007 09:56:00 PM

Lunch Nazi says "No lunch for you!"

9/24/2007 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hubermann...Hubermann...hes our man!!!!

9/24/2007 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look for a female out-of-town police chief as the next Superintendent. What you don't understand is that an outsider has TOTAL allegiance to the Mayor, not to any existing relationships within the Department. He looks like a winner, we look foolish for whining about it. 1st Deputy will be the Mayor's guy also, most likely Keating or McCotter. Charlie Williams is a dolt and will likely be pushed to retire with 6 months of the new "guy" coming in. Look for Gene Williams to get that spot. Dana Starks will get some other City or County job for holding down the fort.

I, also, wonder why PERF would let themselves get involved in this mess. Probably because of Huberman's pleas (he's a former intern there). Probably bragging rights on their part: "Look we solved the Chicago Police chief crisis..."

Forget the Superintendent job, though. I'd be a whole lot more concerned about our next contract and the pissing away of $15 million in pension funds to Daley's relative. Thank goodness the firefighters had the backbone to say no to the deal. We need to put aside any animosity between us and the firefighters and get closer to them as City employees.

Nitey-nite.

9/24/2007 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about a halogram with a Blackberry and Blue Tooth?

9/24/2007 07:42:00 PM


Anonymous said...
Please give the Supe. job to Rex Grossman. That way the Bears can get someone else...anyone else.

9/24/2007 09:26:00 PM

funny stuff

9/25/2007 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure you hit the money box for everything boys and girls. It's gonna be quite awhile before a contract gets settled and that retro check will be a nice chunk of change.

9/25/2007 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: da mayor and all family members of da mayor including distant relatives from the old country, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, children (legit and illiget) all in-laws, all out-laws,cousins, play cousins, aunts and uncles, play aunt and play uncles, any former "ex's of the above stated, grandpas and grandmas, Bridgeport cronies and hanger-on-ers, Walsh Constr.Co, and friends of friends of the Walsh Constr. Co., anyone that is connected to Stroger or Stroger himself, anyone connected to Madigan and Madigan himself, Blago & Co., and anyone distantly connected to Blago, including his wife, father-in-law Mel and his daughter who has high connections to the gay community, and that fuck Ryan who hopefully will soon be sitting on a cold metal toilet behind bars:

LEAVE OUR PENSION MONEY ALONE!!
it's not there for your greedy hands greased by mayor richie rich.
Our pension money is not monopoly money you can "play" with. Is nephew going to put 4 hotels on Broadway and Park Place? Our luck he will invest on Vermont Ave. and the railroads. Will the feds please take a serious look into this????

LEAVE OUR PENSION ALONE!!!!
$teal from some other $ucker$!

9/25/2007 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 09.25.07 @ 20:03

You forgot to include

"...and any deceased relatives of the aforementioned..."

9/25/2007 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is totally untrue. Verify information prior to posting, oops, I forgot who I was talking too. Because YOU (SCC) said it, it has to be true!

9/26/2007 08:41:00 AM  

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