Friday, February 22, 2008

Operational Changes?

There was some meeting with all the on-duty Watch Commanders yesterday. We assume this is from someone who attended:
  • went to the W/C's meeting with all the new bosses;
    Supt Weiss
    Morale and community relations are #1 and 2
    Thinning out the staffs at 35th st. has already started and will continue
    Expects to take some of the micro managing out of the districts and put the responsibilities on the commanders, w/c's., lt's, and sgt's
    Reminded to tell our people that cameras are everywhere
  • Deputy Peterson:
    Starting the mission teams back up for the officers on the watch, first working with the detective division then hopefully gangs and narcotics.
  • Deputy Cuello:
    Better use of missions, not just the quantity to get the numbers but the quality of picking relevant spots.
  • Dep Shields:
    Tru is going to be used in higher crime areas and will take some of thier direction from the commanders and w/c's
    Tru, on the 1st watch, potentially handle seat belt missions
    Tru will take one of their sgt's and their people and be assigned to handle radio calls, probably in the Doc, not specifically paper jobs, the goal is to end the raps in the districts.
    Lockups will be help accountable for getting prisoners in from any unit in a timely fashion.
  • Dep O'Keefe Admin services:
    Goal is to purchase beat and marked cars this year to help update the fleet
    Getting the new panasonic pdt's to as many districts as possible that don't already have them
    Try and get a plate reader in each district.
    Swiping is on hold at the moment mostly due to technological concerns but will be revisited in the future.
  • Dep Brust, Bur of Profess Standars:
    Just basically spoke about what a great organization the CPD is and that he is honored to be a part of it and hopes to get the tools the officers need to do their jobs.
    The Supt. was asked about the merit process and he related he would like to see it go to an anonymous selection, meaning the merit package, which would be uniform would not contain names only the attachments needed to review the possibility of making that candidate merit, of course contract considerations would have to be considered.
    Those were the highlights, everyone appeared sincere and almost all spoke about front line supervison and accountabiltiy. the undertone appears that this new regime has maybe started to realized the patrol division has been the red-headed step children for a long time and that needs to change.
    as always stay safe!!
This sounds legit. Any takers?

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164 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hope this is true and LEGIT. Actions speak louder than words though. And weis has never dealt with the city so where is the money coming from for all this new equipment?

2/22/2008 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be a taker!! Morale has never been this bad on the CPD. This is a good day. That dumbf%$# in Bollingbrook will finally get whats coming to him and maybe some of the fine CPD will get what's coming to them. (In a good way) It's a sign. It's your blue barrel!!!! You know what! All of ya's. Drive your kid's to school today! And no one snitch!!!!! Happy Merit Days may be here!

2/22/2008 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From that meeting....

We got 325 new cars last year, 300 cars were sold or junked as worn out. We lost 125 cars due to traffic accidents. No wonder there are no pool cars.

New cars will cost $25,000 and have about $50,000 worth of tech toys, so crashing one is very expensive.

Look for changes in meritorious promotions, fewer than 30% and decided by a board who will have a resume to deal with, but not the name, sex or race of the applicant.

Closer review of medical roll abuse; those on extended medical may lose their police powers.

2/22/2008 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dep Shields:
Tru is going to be used in higher crime areas and will take some of thier direction from the commanders and w/c's

Tru, on the 1st watch, potentially handle seat belt missions.

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Okay, I don't know but don't they usually work in the ghetto? I don't see them detailed to 019.

And seatbelt missions? Doesn't this defeat the whole purpose of them being out there? Watch for people to get shot in the districts they are working in while they are out doing their little roadside checks.

Seatbelt missions are a money grab, nothing else. Bad idea for the districts, worse idea for them.

2/22/2008 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dep O'Keefe Admin services:
Goal is to purchase beat and marked cars this year to help update the fleet
Getting the new panasonic pdt's to as many districts as possible that don't already have them
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I'll believe that when I see it.

We are lucky to get one of the old broken down Microslate's!

2/22/2008 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dep Brust, Bur of Profess Standars:
Just basically spoke about what a great organization the CPD is and that he is honored to be a part of it and hopes to get the tools the officers need to do their jobs.
The Supt. was asked about the merit process and he related he would like to see it go to an anonymous selection, meaning the merit package, which would be uniform would not contain names only the attachments needed to review the possibility of making that candidate merit, of course contract considerations would have to be considered.





The bosses would still find some way to corrupt it to take care of their people.

2/22/2008 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tru, on the 1st watch, potentially handle seat belt missions.


There is no 1st watch, just 3rd.

2/22/2008 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok how about
*Contracts?
*residency
*6 day work week

2/22/2008 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have you, SCC, to thank for this. All of these issues appeared on SCC for the media and the public to see. You forced Jody to address them. The power of the press is awesome. Thank you.

2/22/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Supt. was asked about the merit process and he related he would like to see it go to an anonymous selection, meaning the merit package, which would be uniform would not contain names only the attachments needed to review the possibility of making that candidate merit,

AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!

2/22/2008 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dep Shields:
Tru is going to be used in higher crime areas and will take some of thier direction from the commanders and w/c's
Tru, on the 1st watch, potentially handle seat belt missions
Tru will take one of their sgt's and their people and be assigned to handle radio calls, probably in the Doc, not specifically paper jobs, the goal is to end the raps in the districts.

Higher crime areas than what? I thought that was what the level 2 DOC was supposed to be in every area? they are already there nightly; they already help on the backlog, especially the supervisors.
seat belt missions? wtf? use a support unit for that? how about end them altogether, they are useless and just an ev#. If you want to end the raps get the dogs on the watch(and everyone has them on their watches and knows who they are)to pull their weight, I am certainly tired of handling the adjoining beat when they stay down on bs jobs.

Start up the mission teams again? well, there goes more manpower to the D unit again...

At least Cuello has the right idea about these ev# driven missions. Looks like more of the same and and probably the beginning of the end for TRU as it exists, weird though, they really asked them to become a head unit once they axed SOS, now they want them assigned to jobs, you can't have both, most will realize that you can be on a watch and JUST handle calls and not have to pimp for the city, while making the same money, tac will figure that out too, especially since all the perks are gone or drying up.. this department is in the toilet.

2/22/2008 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous det said...

There needs to be more of a bond between patrol and units. Some of those P.O's in districts really know their shit, and are helpful when trying to find the bad guy. Sgt.'s should also write more HM's and DC's for a job well done to boost morale.

2/22/2008 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea and monkeys might fly outta my butt too!

2/22/2008 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did they discuss ending the rampant cheating on the tests?

2/22/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yah this sounds so sincere that they really care about the patrol division, so much so that they are once again, taking more officers out of the district to the "glorious" mission teams of old. Down a few more cars each watch so the kids with relatives can go fuck off in an unmarked car for 8 hours claiming to do the "good work". This bullshit about the detective division and solving their bullshit cases for them using patrol division personnel is a load of shit. Just another way to say the detective division can't handle it and they have no intention of letting the district tact teams lock up anyone other the public drinkers.

This department needs beat cops to answer the fucking calls for service, a detective division to solve crimes, and a bunch of leadhead bosses trying to make a name for themselves so they can get a touring gig or shitty book deal when they retire.

More jokes, same punchline and how pathetic of those of you that try to promote this new line of bullshit with the "positive praise" about the new tools in place. Get your head out of your own ass and stop looking to shove it up someone elses who you think is gonna promote you for how well you kiss ass.

2/22/2008 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger OTTO said...

I was in 007, 006, 004 and 011 last night and it was a sea of blue all night long. Tac cars and traffic stops all night long. You guys are doing a great job. There were cars everywhere........There must have been a heat wave last night because the zombies were looking for brains all night long. They were walking in zigzags down the middle of 63rd street.
If you see any Malibu's, Grand Am's or Impalas over there let me know.

2/22/2008 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first correct steps that were taken by the Superintendent was to promote people directly from the Patrol Division (Jackson and Cuello) to the First Deputy and Bureau of Patrol spots. I can't think of a time when this was done before. Part of the problem in the past has been people running the Patrol Division who had no clue of what the Patrol Division was supposed to do, although I will say that Starks had plenty of Patrol Division experience, but unfortunately he was hogtied by Cline and Williams.

2/22/2008 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "elite" TRU doing seatbelt missions and handling bs jobs? Whats new?

2/22/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU on 1st watch ...god help us!

2/22/2008 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish i could have been at that meeting. i am from the bureau of pissed off and alienated. no contract AGAIN, uncertainty regarding pension fund and how it will be funded, uncertainty of what will happen after 2013 regarding city picking up health care costs after retiremen. f**k the bs seat belt missions and doc crap. show me the money baby or the blinders stay on.

2/22/2008 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job last night to the TRU officers working at 65 & Paulina. Call of shots fired they pursue car fleeing and catch mopes in foot chase from hot car. They must have had 15 police cars on these mopes in under a minute. Nice work

2/22/2008 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open Letter to Superintendent Weis,
I am a supervisor on the job over 15 years and would like to make some reccomendations for some improvements....First and foremost...PLEASE GET RID OF ALL OF THESE SILLY "EVENT" NUMBERS!!! They do nothing but cause panic among the W/C and Commanders...who needs them...Next...Please get new computers in the cars ASAP...Get EVERY officer a TASER...they have prooven that they are a great deterant and can save an officers life. Forget 12 hour days...we will have NO HOME LIFE if we work a 12 hour day...try functioning after working 12 hours...spending time with your children,wives etc...10 hours is plenty if you want to go to that...and then a 3 day weekend. Uniforms...Please get the uniforms in order....we need mabye 2 dress uniforms and 2 street uniforms...no more...Cars...we need some type of car that can replace the Ford...I would look at Dodge or Chrysler...(Charger or 300)...Impalas are terrible and there really are no other large vehicles that can fit the bill...Also I heard a rumour that Dodge Sprinter vans are being looked at to replace the present wagons?? I think that is a good choice the big wagons were never practical and a waste of money...couldn't transport a body, couldn,t fit down some alleys..just way to impractical..Give us vans with cages much better...look at what Philidelphia has...vans with cages and a partition so you can transport both males and females.We could use some type of rifles in our cars as first responders....they are necessary..plain and simple...we are one of the only big city police dapartments that don not have rifles available to the officers on the street due to our mayor....we are the police department..he is the politician...we neet the tools to do our jobs effectively and to protect ourselves as well as the people on the street...nuff said. LED beat tags...get rid of them...paint the numbers on the roofs of the cars with reflective paint or tape...the helicopter can see them just fine that way with their 3 million candle power light...led lights give us away.Keep the cages on the squad car windows and keep the molded back seats...great idea and also keep the 2 spotlights great for officer safety and if one goes out we have a backup.some kind of center console would be nice too for our drinks,reports etc..Just a few ideas to get you thinking...I'm sure you'll get a lot more...Happy you are here and like the changes you have made so far!! Good Luck.

2/22/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what with testing your body fat before starting the academy?If a person passed all parts of the hiring process (written test,power,pysch,drug,power)why are people told to leave after passing the final power test that there body fat is to high.Sound like a good lawsuit.

2/22/2008 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With JFed bringing in some FBI guys, maybe he should not consider ASAIC M. Marroney of the Chicago violent crimes task force. My source in Naperville just told that he was arrested for Domestic Battery. He was liquored up and was smacking the old lady around NPD called and the rest is history. It is apparently being covered up as not to bring discredit upon The FBI and The ASAIC.

2/22/2008 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll believe it when I see it...It'll still need little dicks approval,we all know know that.

2/22/2008 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new Supe talks about ending clout promotions & nepotism but the first thing he does is appoint his two buddies(one being the best man at his wedding)to exempt positions.That wreaks of patronage to me. He was finally convinced to take the job because the Mayor dangled so much money in front of him he could'nt refuse. I can't believe some PO's are falling for this crap. It'
s the same old shit. Nothing has changed. He may actually make some positive changes but he arrived here under the same circumstances as any other connected boss in any other city department only he doesn't know it or won't admit it. Again, nothing has changed.

2/22/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic But?;

Strong rumor that IAD arrested the secretary of Unit 152 (Loop Traffic) yesterday after a raid revealed she was taking other coppers dui arrests, erasing their names and adding her own name so she could work the saturation missions (overtime rate) on fridays. They searched entire unit and computers for evidence, then stripped her of police powers.

Overtime Hog?

Any info from readers?

Jody on the move to clean up?

2/22/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tru answering calls. i dont answer calls unless they are in progress. i didnt come to tru to go to domestic jobs. if that happens im out of here. we are a unit that goes into a hot area and locks anyone up that moves basically, they are pretty much just making us patrolmen again..total bs. in busy districs why dont they have the tac teams doing this call stuff. busy districts like 008 dont need the tac teams because the teams are useless.. take the entire 863 team, or as we call them in tru the fashion police and make them answer some calls...thats all theyre good for.. what a joke this department is becoming.

2/22/2008 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only Time will tell my brother,still need to get rid of more Cline hacks Caluris,Cronin and a few more.Lets see how real he is.Get rid of any civilian directors that retired from the job and got these big paying jobs.Let people do long term investigations and really get bigger bad guys.

2/22/2008 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the anonymous selection idea. Then it won't be a popularity contest and maybe qualified or better people will be selected.

2/22/2008 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Supt. was asked about the merit process and he related he would like to see it go to an anonymous selection, meaning the merit package, which would be uniform would not contain names, only the attachments needed to review the possibility of making that candidate merit..." - Anonymous on 2/22; 1:41 AM under thread entitled "More Rumors" and repeated on this thread by SCC.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Do methods of corrupt promotional processes run in 50-year cycles? If the above accurately describes Weis' proposed "reforms", check with old-timers under the old Civil Service Commission "testing". This describes that rigged testing, omitting that a straight pin was inserted through the paperwork of the chosen ones for promotion. RED FLAGS!!!

The meeting occurred at HQ with all 3rd and 1st watch district W/C. No one beneath the rank of lt. attended.

Perhaps Weis should get a clue about the CPD's sordid history of promotion scams before he was even born.

2/22/2008 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Jr. said...

this was 100% legit, sorry about the spelling errors but it was very early in the morning.
I would only add after the meeting all the exempts hung around to answer any other questions and do just sort of a meet and greet.

2/22/2008 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.O. NM of the 023 Dist. was stripped today. WARNING...do not make dope arrest unless you have a video of said transaction. The "drop case" is history. Mark my words, those officers with drop cases, or at least a pattern, will be brought up on Rule 14 violation.

2/22/2008 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

makes a lot of sense, all of it. but YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!

2/22/2008 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go J-Fed! This guys seems to be making all the right moves.

2/22/2008 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC
DALLAS PD motorcycle cop killed in a Clinton motorcade.
RIP brother
stay safe

2/22/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody says...
"Morale and community relations are #1 and 2"

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Too bad that his career as a fed wont let him see that in certain parts of our fair city these are mutually exclusive.

What works in 018 dont work in 015 sir, and visa versa.

As to the meeting, its legit. As legit as the two FBI agents that let Det. Airheart bleed out on the floor.

2/22/2008 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tru has enough manpower to be a 24/7 citywide rapid response unit.
not just in the ghetto and not just for number generation.
anytime a plan is called tru should be deployed in the appropriate squad, platoon or company strength.
tru should have and be trained in the use of rifles and shotguns.
as for the "new" computers......i will believe it when i see it. i would be happy with working microslates.....i know they exist in a warehouse somewhere.
the plate readers are garbage because they don't link directly to leads and only read illinois strait plates and sometimes chain link fences.
new cars, the area was just about out of spare tires the last time i was there. good luck with that ambitious plan.

2/22/2008 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any gun team members stripped today?

2/22/2008 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's an article (online) in the Trib about a Berwyn dispatcher being arrested for selling police information to drug dealers.



Http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-dispatcher-arrest_both_23feb23,1,109568.story

2/22/2008 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome!!! J-Fed is looking better and better everyday to the working police officer.

Don't forget that the fastest way to increase the morale is to get rid of the 6 day work week and implement a 12 or 10 hour workday.

2/22/2008 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roe Conn is on the air crying that Superintendent Jody Weis will not be interviewed on his clown radio talk show.

Roe Conn was even laughing that Fat Phil's interview may have been a contributing factor in Fat Phil being fired. I believe this was in reference to Cline stating that he wished he could beat Tony Abbate with a baseball bat to teach him a lesson.

The moral of the story is that Superintendent Jody Weis is intelligent and savy. J-Fed is not seeking spurious fame or celebrity.

Superintendent Weis is a consumate professional leader striving to make the Chicago Police Department the best PD in the nation.

2/22/2008 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The implementation of a fair and impartial disciplinary process is a major issue that affects morale.

All officers should be judged equally,not by the two tiered disciplinary system; one for the "clout babies" and one for the unfortunate.

2/22/2008 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Accountability and cost savings could be increased enormously,by ridding the CPD of take home cars. This perk should be limited strictly to critical personnel.

2/22/2008 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bye bye MARKO! maybe you can rat out some more guys on your team to save your ass...guess that one didnt work out as you had hoped!

2/22/2008 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The implementation of a "blind" merit package selection process is awesome. This is a fair way to compare and promote merits.

The more I hear about J-Fed the more excited I am about the CPD becoming a legitimate professional organization.

Keep up the good work!!!

2/22/2008 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The patrol should be run by someone who was a real policeman, not a token minority who had no idea what she is doing. Didn't 35th St. figure this out with Chief Maria. Where the fuck do you find these people.

YOU ARE PUTTING MY CAREER AND LIFE IN JEPRODY BECASE OF INCOMPITANCE BY APPOINTING THESE IDIOTS.

2/22/2008 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all fairness it will take a little time for the tempo of the CPD to evolve but it will occur.

2/22/2008 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I further suggest some actual uniformity in the Chicago Police Department.

There are way too many varations of the uniform. I have trouble readily identifying officers these days. What ever happened to the professionalism of uniformity?

The stocking cap and baseball cap have to go,they are unprofessional. As much as I admit that DS Charles Williams was a goofball of the highest accord,he was correct on this issue.

2/22/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been a long time since I felt anything positive about this Department. I really hope that things change for the better. It appears that Weiss has a lot to do to fix this broken department. We all know it will not happen over night. For the short time he's been our Sup, he's already done a few good things. Give him time to take one step at a time in seeing things through. I HOPE they are sincere about all of this.

2/22/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Focusing resources upon the backbone of the CPD is wise. Patrol is,was and will always be the fundamental backbone or foundation of the department.

2/22/2008 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed is going back to the basics and getting great results.

2/22/2008 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The commentary about awards is more than true. Awards are a sign of clout,those with clout are given a disproportionate number of awards.

Working coppers on the Southside and Westside are not awarded like coppers on the Northside.

This whole award system needs to be realigned too. This makes coppers bitter and resentful thus lowering morale when a "clout baby" is given an unjustified award.

The more fair and objective the CPD becomes the higher morale and efficiency will go up.

The only ones that will suffer from poor morale are the former "clout babies". It is only right that you work your 8 hours,receive fair and impartial discipline and are rewarded properly like everyone else.

2/22/2008 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Grape-Aid said...

the new Kool-Aid Shoes:

http://www.tmz.com/2008/02/22/
kool-aid-shoes-oh-yeah/

OH YEAH!!

2/22/2008 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally use this site to read between the lines and attempt to make a personal interpretation from it. Sometimes I right and sometimes I'm not. But most of time I'm usually right. This I know so far...
I think; therefore, I am.

2/22/2008 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maher put her papers in today. Her last day is 29 Feb!!!!! Thank you, there is a God! The D-Unit just became a great place to work again.

2/22/2008 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NM from the 23rd district has been a behavioral problem for a long time and should have been stripped a long time ago. This guy was nothing but trouble and it is about time.

2/22/2008 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must shake my head about the choice made for Deputy Superintendent of patrol. I really do not understand the choice but let us see what she can do. There shuold be a trial period and give her six months to see. If she can't cut it then be wise enough to make the change then.

2/22/2008 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The commentary about awards is more than true. Awards are a sign of clout,those with clout are given a disproportionate number of awards.

Working coppers on the Southside and Westside are not awarded like coppers on the Northside.

2/22/2008 06:15:00 PM

This is absolutley true. Everyone in a specialized unit looks like Cuban generals because they get put in for every BS award. Is there a specialized unit that hasnt gotten that Unit Merito Commendation?

Does anyone disgree that coppers in 11 and 007 probably deserve it more?

2/22/2008 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tru on midnites?

WTF There are no good restraunts to congregate on on midnights !!!!!!!!!!

Plus theres not enough people out to meet the ANOV and nickel bag quotas!!!!

2/22/2008 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only Time will tell my brother,still need to get rid of more Cline hacks Caluris,Cronin and a few more.Lets see how real he is.Get rid of any civilian directors that retired from the job and got these big paying jobs.Let people do long term investigations and really get bigger bad guys.


For those of you that don't know, Cronin is being backed by Daley so he isn't going anywhere. As for Caluris, weather or not he deserved to be appointed to an exempt rank, the fact remains is is a good Deputy Chief for organized crime. He listens to suggestions from all ranks,and backs his people up.

2/22/2008 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good! now maybe jimminy c., formerly from 025 district, won't make merit sgt. even though he used to go wash maher and the w/c's cars for them on duty. what a tool!

2/22/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Response to 2:21pm-
"Making you Patrolman again"
guess what kid, you are a Patrolman.
If you had been around when we had the STAR design of 1955, you would have noticed they said "PATROLMAN".
Get over yourself!
YOU ARE A PATROLMAN!!!!
Deal with it!

2/22/2008 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a red-headed person who has a step-parent, I do take offense to that comment.

2/22/2008 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:51:00P.M. you are right on the money,I say nominate him for W/C or D/C he has the right idea's.

2/22/2008 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of ineffective and weak "new kid" bosses; why does the 18th District Commander,Steve Georgas, allow this wet behind the ears cry baby Mike Shields to degrade him at every roll call and on this blog?

I would rocket that punk to 004 1st Watch faster than lightning strikes, one 90 day detail at a time.

Respect is earned,not given. Some bosses need to use the whip a little more often.

2/22/2008 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Under Superintendent Jody Weis's command the Chicago Police Department will become the exemplary model of law enforcement in the United States of America.

In 5 years the CPD will become the international model of a law enforcement agency.

The City of Chicago is very lucky to have such fine expertise and command ability in these dark days.

The CPD shall arise anew!!!

2/22/2008 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, those on extended medical leave already lose their police powers.

2/22/2008 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tru answering calls. i dont answer calls unless they are in progress. i didnt come to tru to go to domestic jobs. if that happens im out of here. we are a unit that goes into a hot area and locks anyone up that moves basically, they are pretty much just making us patrolmen again..

News flash for you, you are a patrolmen. The unit wasn't designed to be an elite unit. That is why they looked for 2yr wonders probably such as yourself. The TRU was designed to provide relief to busy districts.

T-targted T-targeted
R-revenue or R-restaurant
U-unit U-unit

2/22/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Weis get the facts on all supervisors, esp. Lts., and see how they were promoted, by test or merit-hack clout....then make your choice on who gets commanders spots, etc. Weis should also know that some of these Lts. made merit dic, merit sgt then merit lt. That is a give-away on who are clout-heavy AND are usually the ones who don't know police work and are the least respected.

2/22/2008 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the very least TRU should have a 1st and 3rd watch. There are close to 300 Policemen there. They are not a head unit. They are a contact and revenue driven unit. As for seat belt missions for TRU to cunduct, it makes sense. You don't have the manpower in Dist.'s to conduct those type of missions. TRU is perfectly suited to that type of mission. If not, would it not be better to disband them altogether and put more manpower in the Dist's where it is needed.

2/22/2008 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tru answering calls. i dont answer calls unless they are in progress. i didnt come to tru to go to domestic jobs. if that happens im out of here.

**Then go back to the district Bitch. Nobody cares!

2/22/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people here are fucking crazy!!

Why would any policeman believe that a $930,000.00 man hired by the most corrupt mayor in the history of Chicago cares about anyone one of us Chicago Police Officers. He does not have any respect for us!!! If he respected the police he would never have called in 3 exempt rank boSses on a Thursday night and tell them they would be demoted on Friday. I don't care if you agree with the dumps or not, you just don't get rid of over 100 years of experience for no reason. Why not give these people some notice maybe a week or two how about a month. That is how they would handle it in the real world. These people were not criminals they were just cops caught in the CPD wed.

You can see how this is going to play out. J fed promises the world and the mayor shoots him down. J fed will just say, "it's not my fault."

If j fed really wanted to boost morale he would speak publically about our contract and some of issues that we have to deal with i.e. 6 day work schedule, residency etc. He should tell the public these issues. The public doesn't give a shit I realize that but it would make us all feel a whole lot better.

Maybe j fed should tell the public the truth about how many police officers the city really has and the difference between the real numbers and what the city is budgeted for. He should ask the mayor where the money for the officers the public thinks we have is going!!!

How many cops are there maybe 9,000
maybe 10,000?

How many cops does the city say we have?

Well I'll tell you..according the the CPD website.."A diverse workforce of over 13,000 men and women."

SO MR. J FED I HAVE TO ASK WHERE THE FUCK IS THE MONEY GOING FOR THE OFFICERS THAT WE DO NOT HAVE???

MAYBE YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR BEDMATE..MR. DALY!!!

MY GUESS IS YOUR TO SCARED TO ASK!!

J FED YOUR GOING TO BURY THIS DEPARTMENT IN YOU FIRST YEAR!!

2/22/2008 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.O. NM of the 023 Dist. was stripped today. WARNING...do not make dope arrest unless you have a video of said transaction. The "drop case" is history. Mark my words, those officers with drop cases, or at least a pattern, will be brought up on Rule 14 violation.

2/22/2008 03:51:00 PM

Marco, stop writing like someone is trying to defend. You got strip for bulshit warrants and having your boyfriend as your ci, plain and simple

2/22/2008 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what with testing your body fat before starting the academy?If a person passed all parts of the hiring process (written test,power,pysch,drug,power)why are people told to leave after passing the final power test that there body fat is to high.Sound like a good lawsuit.

Sounds like they need to put the cheeseburgers down. We don't need more fatasses on the job

2/22/2008 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you that don't know, Cronin is being backed by Daley so he isn't going anywhere. As for Caluris, weather or not he deserved to be appointed to an exempt rank, the fact remains is is a good Deputy Chief for organized crime. He listens to suggestions from all ranks,and backs his people up.

2/22/2008 07:17:00 PM

To 2/22/2008 7:17 p.m.
You must be one of the former sup's house cat's that the ultimate house cat Caluris has been given the task of taking care of. Caluris wouldn't know how to "back up his people" and he doesn't care about anything or anyone unless they came from the DOC. He listens to suggestion? Yep from his former FTO. She really knows how to be the police.
Caluris never, ever did an ounce of police work...his reign in narcotics has been to totally destroy any ounce of dignity or professionalism that the unit once had. He has brought in every do nothing that he can from his old domain at the DOC...admin has increased to about thirty do nothing inside people...they have take homes...they are off on the weekends...four admin sgts...one admin lt??? Vehicle officers...at least two of 'em (each with a take home...Cline tranferred his staff to narcotics and then detailed them back to his office so that when the new guy came in they would go back to narcotics...caluris needs to go and take the DOC with him...a "stand up" guy, how can you tell? I think he uses the same box to stand on as Maher. Now go get in your take home and tell us how much "intell" you generated today

2/22/2008 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone disgree that coppers in 11 and 007 probably deserve it more?

2/22/2008 07:15:00 PM

There's at least 1 sgt (sgt jk) in 011 who gives credit where credit is due; he'll do the paper for HM and DC when a good job is done and he appreciates his people.

And then there's his antithesis, sgt pp, who jumps on everyone else's paper and doesn't do shit for her people.....

2/22/2008 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chief maher, enjoy retirement. good job as chief, thanks for always being kind when I ran into you on the 4th floor.

2/22/2008 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:42 PM

Don't bogart that joint, Stoner!

2/22/2008 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Unrestrained Indulgence Batman!!!

What a potpourri of old and new...

At about an hour after this operations meeting took place... I was enjoining a cup of my favorite caffe latte at Starbucks when I heard a scream from across the street at Headquarters. When I looked up at the 5th floor, I dropped my brownie as I heard more screams and then I started seeing police stars, shields and identification cards being thrown out of a broken window at IAD. At first, I thought an office fire? Then a garbage can landed on the sidewalk. I reached into my pocket to get the phone out to call for fire and as I starting dialing 911... Just then I saw three half naked police officers running out the main entrance into the parking lot with their pants around their ankles. Strangest thing I ever saw, look like three losers from a fart lighting contest looking for a cold bucket of water. Only thing they could do to relieve the pain is rub themselves on the asphalt covered with road salt. I walked over to one of them to find out what happen. Never saw a burn like that before, kinda looked like a baboon’s ass in heat at Brookfield Zoo in Springtime.

As the officer began to compose himself regaining some of his self respect he told me what had just happen upstairs. Unfortunately this poor officer had a couple of bull shit excessive force complaints lodge against him and IAD was conducting a federal investigation using a proctoscope manufactured by the new Bureau of Professional Standards. IAD ran out of Vaseline and so J-Fed sent P-Fed downstairs to the Medical Section to get more. J-Fed didn’t know that the Medical Section ran out of lubrication a long time ago and only had a case of Ben-Gay left. J-Fed didn’t care and told P-Fed “the community and morale come first!” J-Fed proclaimed “use the ointment to relax their muscles...these investigations must continue...guilty until proven innocent!”

And so after hearing this officer's story of humiliation I then helped the officers up and escorted them to the restroom to clean up and offered to give them each a ride home. They refused my offer! Saying thanks- but no thanks. We can take it! They explained. I went back into the car and drove away thinking that sounds like it could happen to me.

Seems like J-Fed is working on the watch commanders this week. I wonder when he’s going to talk to the sergeants? If your willing to accept a little morale boost in exchange for only a few limited merit spots as a pay off for some blind loyalty then you met your match. Best of luck!

2/22/2008 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I luv the tru kid crying about working patrol and answering jobs. I think my boots have more time then 80% of tru. What a joke.

2/22/2008 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" As for Caluris, weather or not he deserved to be appointed to an exempt rank, the fact remains is is a good Deputy Chief for organized crime. He listens to suggestions from all ranks,and backs his people up.

2/22/2008 07:17:00 PM"

Madam Deputy you and your fat assed political hack boss wouldn't know a real gangbanger or organized crime figure if it came and bit you both square in those cellulite filled thighs! The only things your fat headed boss will listen to are new recipes or ideas he can steal and call his own! To make it worse, I trust Steve Caluris as far as he can drool down those 3 chins of his!

If Caluris would be demoted what would he get busted down to? He was a goof as an Lt., a jag as a Sgt., and a moronic Patrolman! I do suppose he can lick the sweaty cheesy remnants of Jody's bunger but then again, Charmin would do a better job and not cost as much!

2/22/2008 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not disband the TRU immediately and send its 300+ sworn members to the 1st Watch in every district.

Every district is short on 1st Watch,this would help out tremendously.

This is one of the best solutions to the manpower crisis in the Patrol Division/Bureau of Patrol.

2/22/2008 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck all of you Weis plants playing your little bullshit games with the "positive" posts of GO JODY GO!!! YOU ROCK DUDE!!

Weis and his little band of merry hacks using this blog in a pathetic attempt to brainwash those that read into thinking actual police officers are posting this fake positive bullshit can eat a large ball of my shit!

Weis ain't gonna do shit in the end, morale ain't gonna drop cool just because we're getting hassled into conforming and bosses are getting fired. Cops in this city ain't wearing ruby slippers Weis, so you can take your fake support plants in this blog and go back to the FEds where the rule of no common sense prevails.

2/22/2008 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU= 12 more officers on 1st Watch in every district.

2/22/2008 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the men on the south and west sides, thank you for what you do. I no longer have to be there but agree that you do not get the appreciation you deserve, especially from the bosses. I have seen PO's on the Northside get honorables for a minor weed pinch. You deserve more.
Thanks for stayin there so I dont have be there.

2/22/2008 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working in Narcotics is nice but there are pros and cons which must be considered. Your schedule can and does change at any time. Greater risk than working in a beat car from time to time. Dont give me that shit that buying dope is no big deal. Take home car is nice. If you drive 30 miles a day to and from work thats about 2 gallons of gas a day. 2 times 3 is 6. 6 times 5 is 30. Worth about $1,200 a year. Who ever said its 6 G a year cant add. Dont get much money for OT due to the fact that there is not much court. The bottom line is its who you know. Mabey your Sgt or Lt will move to 189 now and bring you with. If he likes you. Try locking people up, dont get no CRs, and bring him a starbucks every day. Or just have fun where you are, you can do that too you know.

2/22/2008 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as for new cars, take the marked headquarter cars that are parked every day, practically brand new in district lots like 016, 001,008,009 etc. put a cage in them and send them out. what use is amarked police car w/o a cage? except for sup.
Why would headquarters need marked cars anyway??? maybe 5 for details or special occasions.

2/22/2008 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And seatbelt missions? Doesn't this defeat the whole purpose of them being out there? Watch for people to get shot in the districts they are working in while they are out doing their little roadside checks.

Coppers from 025 caught a serial bank robber on a seat belt mission last week. Banks dont hit alarms til guy is gone. robery in 016, by the time alarm is hit guy is in 025 stuck in traffic at a seat belt mission.
GREAT JOB 025, THANX FROM 016.

2/22/2008 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
No mention of the Rezko list and its possible implications. Governor Blagoevich almost choked when questioned about the list. This will get good.

2/22/2008 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why wont J-fed tell us from HIS OWN LIPS, what his involvment in the Joe Airhart shooting was or wasn't. Clear the air, say it!!!

2/22/2008 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Unrestrained Indulgence Batman!!!

What a potpourri of old and new...

At about an hour after this operations meeting took place... I was enjoining a cup of my favorite caffe latte at Starbucks when I heard a scream from across the street at Headquarters. When I looked up at the 5th floor, I dropped my brownie as I heard more screams and then I started seeing police stars, shields and identification cards being thrown out of a broken window at IAD. At first, I thought an office fire? Then a garbage can landed on the sidewalk. I reached into my pocket to get the phone out to call for fire and as I starting dialing 911... Just then I saw three half naked police officers running out the main entrance into the parking lot with their pants around their ankles. Strangest thing I ever saw, look like three losers from a fart lighting contest looking for a cold bucket of water. Only thing they could do to relieve the pain is rub themselves on the asphalt covered with road salt. I walked over to one of them to find out what happen. Never saw a burn like that before, kinda looked like a baboon’s ass in heat at Brookfield Zoo in Springtime.

As the officer began to compose himself regaining some of his self respect he told me what had just happen upstairs. Unfortunately this poor officer had a couple of bull shit excessive force complaints lodge against him and IAD was conducting a federal investigation using a proctoscope manufactured by the new Bureau of Professional Standards. IAD ran out of Vaseline and so J-Fed sent P-Fed downstairs to the Medical Section to get more. J-Fed didn’t know that the Medical Section ran out of lubrication a long time ago and only had a case of Ben-Gay left. J-Fed didn’t care and told P-Fed “the community and morale come first!” J-Fed proclaimed “use the ointment to relax their muscles...these investigations must continue...guilty until proven innocent!”

And so after hearing this officer's story of humiliation I then helped the officers up and escorted them to the restroom to clean up and offered to give them each a ride home. They refused my offer! Saying thanks- but no thanks. We can take it! They explained. I went back into the car and drove away thinking that sounds like it could happen to me.

Seems like J-Fed is working on the watch commanders this week. I wonder when he’s going to talk to the sergeants? If your willing to accept a little morale boost in exchange for only a few limited merit spots as a pay off for some blind loyalty then you met your match. Best of luck!

2/22/2008 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have you, SCC, to thank for this. All of these issues appeared on SCC for the media and the public to see. You forced Jody to address them. The power of the blog is awesome. Thank you.
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True. The issues that appear here on a daily basis would never see the light of day or be disseminated citywide without this blog. SCC has and will continue to be a change agent in the department.

2/22/2008 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are lucky to get one of the old broken down Microslate's!

Don't think the toughbooks are that tough. At least 25% of ours are out at any time for service; and they all have different color dots on the bottom for the different networks...So if your car has a blue dot on the mount, and all the radio room has left is computers with red dots, you are out of luck.....

2/22/2008 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Under Superintendent Jody Weis's command the Chicago Police Department will become the exemplary model of law enforcement in the United States of America.

In 5 years the CPD will become the international model of a law enforcement agency.

The City of Chicago is very lucky to have such fine expertise and command ability in these dark days.

The CPD shall arise anew!!!"

This comment reeks of that pompus FED tool formerly dogass on Bt222. Did he quit signing his name because of the constant well deserved ridicule he constantly takes on this blog? Me thinks so!

This Department will never be a world class organization because of the leadership at city hall. The mayor knows he is required to have a police department. His answer is to have a department that generates revenue, locks up nobody, yet still manages to keep the crime rate down. He cannot have it both ways. This department cannot be saved, only blamed. Nothing has changed.

2/22/2008 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutley true. Everyone in a specialized unit looks like Cuban generals because they get put in for every BS award. Is there a specialized unit that hasnt gotten that Unit Merito Commendation?

Does anyone disgree that coppers in 11 and 007 probably deserve it more?

2/22/2008 07:15:00 PM
The ones I got in a specialized unit for doing notjing like, I don't know getting shot, make up for the ones I F@#KED out of in the ten years I spent in 007.
There are certainly a lot of people on this site who have a hatred for units. I agree, there are a lot of great coppers out there working in districts that never make it to a unit. Am I suppose to give my spot up for that person? Would that person give the spot up for me?
Sign me,
A unit guy who works everyday.

2/22/2008 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I further suggest some actual uniformity in the Chicago Police Department.

There are way too many varations of the uniform. I have trouble readily identifying officers these days. What ever happened to the professionalism of uniformity?

The stocking cap and baseball cap have to go,they are unprofessional. As much as I admit that DS Charles Williams was a goofball of the highest accord,he was correct on this issue.

2/22/2008 05:22:00 PM

You must work in the station or never get out of the car.

Hey numbskull, I've seen CW wearing the ballcap many times.

In 22 years I have never heard so many pussies cry about uniforms.
If you can't figure out who the police are in uniforms you need to
go back to you old security guard job.

2/22/2008 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

K.K. & D.B. at O'Hare will be demoted to P.O. status when Uncle Bad Touch is removed by J-Fed.

2/22/2008 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Methinks some of the rejoicing anonymous posters are shills from Camp Jody. Talk is cheap.

2/22/2008 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch whats happening people, the old boys club is out, and the new boys club will be in (More FBI coming. Don't count your chickens before there hatched. If he did what he did to the high up exempts. do you think he cares about the people on the bottom??? Including supervisors

2/22/2008 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would headquarters need marked cars anyway??? maybe 5 for details or special occasions.

2/22/2008 09:38:00 PM

MS in personnel, time to give up your marked car. Your a white shirt driver, nothing more. No need for a car, little Mikey.

2/22/2008 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is a big rat in the traffic section who locks up numerous sober people and thinks by giving up other po's will save his sorry ass. If you work there be careful this guy is a no good. Ruin someones life that never did a thing to you. Jag

2/22/2008 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...vans with cages and a partition so you can transport both males and females.

Obviously you haven't seen the prototype van making it's rounds to various districts. The thing is a joke, the two "cages" in the back could barely fit a midget in there. And forget about jumping in to remove a disorderly prisoner, keep the current wagons.

2/22/2008 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Methinks some of the rejoicing anonymous posters are shills from Camp Jody. Talk is cheap.

2/22/2008 11:03:00 PM

And some of those posters are just us average joes who are willing to give the new guy a shot and like what we see so far.

2/23/2008 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1047 am
tru works till 0200 and 0300 on the weekends, the 1st watch starts at 2200.

2/23/2008 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: You People Here are Fucking !Crazy!!!! 1. Daley doesn't even come close to being the "most" corrupt mayor the city has ever seen. Hinky Dink Kenna had whore houses. 2.You're angry that he didn't properly give notice. He had me at "you're gone" I'm the president of his fan club now. 3. We know we are fucking crazy, but what are you? 4. Is this Tobias?

2/23/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in ref: to where the money is coming from, there is a 3,500,000 grant for new pdt's, the pdt's are 9,500 each, you need 50 per district so that takes care of all but I think 2 districts that don't have them. they are looking at a motorola version that is 2,000 cheaper but they have to ensure that it will mesh with the current clear system. This is from t. okeefe, who really seems to be on the ball, especially where the money is going to come from and where it is going to be spent.

2/23/2008 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to those of you who are complaining about Weis hiring two FBI buddies, let s ask the question, if you got that job, who would you hire? take a chance on people based on others recommendations, or trust those you have worked with for years?
Also to those bitching about him dumping 100yrs of experience without much warning, from what I hear they would of not had a problem doing it to you, and you have a contract that they have to work around, but of course that is only conjecture.

2/23/2008 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great Kool-Aid kegger.

2/23/2008 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU forget the T and the U Daley is going to use them for the Revenue. Seat Belt Missions. He wants to make money to buy things to make the city look pretty for his event. Lots of Seat Belt Missions. He could give a shit how much dope you find. On the other hand if you recovered some drug money he'd like that. TRU, your jobs are very, very safe. I'd bet. I'd also bet Daley want's his Police cars to look pretty in his city for the tourists. He sho don wannem seen u drven deez rugbucketz. You of course are going to need to have high tech equiptment or he will look like a loser, right. It's a hi-tech world. People are going to start coming pretty soon to check out this site to see if it will be the right one. and the last thing he need's is a Police Dept that is less than happy. These are just guesses on my part. But I have read a lot about events in other major metropolitan cities. Oh, he also must make sure his city is ready for any catastrophe. weapons wise.

2/23/2008 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Tru answering calls. i dont answer calls unless they are in progress. i didnt come to tru to go to domestic jobs. if that happens im out of here. we are a unit that goes into a hot area and locks anyone up that moves basically, they are pretty much just making us patrolmen again..total bs. in busy districs why dont they have the tac teams doing this call stuff. busy districts like 008 dont need the tac teams because the teams are useless.. take the entire 863 team, or as we call them in tru the fashion police and make them answer some calls...thats all theyre good for.. what a joke this department is becoming.

2/22/2008 02:21:00 PM

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Signed,
Someone not in TRU just trying to stir up shit.

2/23/2008 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not disband the TRU immediately and send its 300+ sworn members to the 1st Watch in every district.

Every district is short on 1st Watch,this would help out tremendously.

This is one of the best solutions to the manpower crisis in the Patrol Division/Bureau of Patrol.

Because you can't do it that way, sorry. if they did disband,which they won't, people detailed in would go back to their previous district and watch; most came from busy districts and would go back, the majority that are assigned would get to bid like SOS did; people have alot more time in the unit than most think, a whole company came from housing and most of them have 10 yrs or more, so they wouldn't be going to midnights. be careful what you wish for because it could be your ass going to mids when they bid in.

2/23/2008 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the very least TRU should have a 1st and 3rd watch. There are close to 300 Policemen there. They are not a head unit. They are a contact and revenue driven unit. As for seat belt missions for TRU to cunduct, it makes sense. You don't have the manpower in Dist.'s to conduct those type of missions. TRU is perfectly suited to that type of mission. If not, would it not be better to disband them altogether and put more manpower in the Dist's where it is needed.

It is a head unit now more than ever, with SOS gone they look to TRU for numbers. One of the other posters made a good point; they want an outside unit to start handling jobs when they don't have there own doing it, I.E. tac, gangs, neighborhood relations, caps etc. Are they going to have sat teams, midnight gangs, traffic, gang intel, vice and narcotics start answering them too? they are out grabbing numbers for the city as well, vice probably impounds the most cars in the department.

The easiest way to combat the manpower problem is to the limit the size of units, not make them bigger, TRU worked great when there were only 2 companies, now there are 5, so the reverends can have the police in all their districts, which just so happens to be the Level 2 DOCS most of the time.
Why does gang intel and narcotics have to be so big?
Why don't tac/gang teams work 1rst watch? why was there a need to create a midnight gang team?
The next thing that needs to be done is to make the people you work along side more accountable, get on them when they lay down on jobs and make others handle their beats for them; no more sitting in a tree for 1 1/2 hrs while down on a bs disturbance because you want to make a one bag dope pinch. In the old days there would be fist-fights over this very thing in roll call.
If they are listening at all, steps like these would do wonders, we need to police ourselves a bit on this as well...

2/23/2008 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Anonymous said...
Working in Narcotics is nice but there are pros and cons which must be considered. ...Take home car is nice. If you drive 30 miles a day to and from work thats about 2 gallons of gas a day. 2 times 3 is 6. 6 times 5 is 30. Worth about $1,200 a year.....

2/22/2008 09:26:00 PM

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It's not just the cost of gas. It's the depreciation on the car as it racks up miles, it's the cost of repair, the free car wash, all the expenses of car ownership. Yes, it is worth about $6,000 per year.

2/23/2008 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley doesn't even come close to being the "most" corrupt mayor the city has ever seen. Hinky Dink Kenna had whore houses. 2.You're angry that he didn't properly give notice. He had me at "you're gone" I'm the president of his fan club now. 3. We know we are fucking crazy, but what are you? 4. Is this Tobias?
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who is this j fed???

2/23/2008 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there any other people here who think like me?

J fed will fuck this department up!

Or is everyone already brain washed?

I just hope I'm not alone!!

2/23/2008 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if you agree with the dumps or not, you just don't get rid of over 100 years of experience for no reason. Why not give these people some notice maybe a week or two how about a month.

No one is that valuable in this department. In the real world, you are fired on the spot and escorted out with security. Why give notice and let them cause more damage. There never has been notice and everyone is replaceable. They are gone and hopefully, many more clouted exeempts are dumped without notice. This department needs change desperately.

2/23/2008 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to those of you who are complaining about Weis hiring two FBI buddies, let s ask the question, if you got that job, who would you hire? take a chance on people based on others recommendations, or trust those you have worked with for years?

So where does the Federal Monitor come into play in all of this???? As always, the city wants it both ways....Little Hoover can put his friends anywhere he wants to, but no one else is supposed to.

2/23/2008 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because you can't do it that way, sorry. if they did disband,which they won't, people detailed in would go back to their previous district and watch; most came from busy districts and would go back, the majority that are assigned would get to bid like SOS did; people have alot more time in the unit than most think, a whole company came from housing and most of them have 10 yrs or more, so they wouldn't be going to midnights. be careful what you wish for because it could be your ass going to mids when they bid in.
2/23/2008 03:56:00 AM
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Oh STFU already.. Who the fuck are you kidding? If you look up at the Data warehouse under personnel records, you'd find out that more than half of you TRU pukes have less than 5 years on the job. Sell your shit to someone else, you fucking stroke.

2/23/2008 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A unit guy who works everyday.
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Works everyday. Everyday?

Where have I heard that before?

"Office, I work everyday!"

I know I've heard that somewhere before.

2/23/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed can do what he wants.Cline and Hillard fucked up this dept with their clout shenanigans.Cline went hog wild with the bullshit.These bozos are getting dumped because J-fed knows that none of them can be trusted...

2/23/2008 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I have not seen the "prototype" van driving around...I dont care what you think...anything is better than the current wagons we have...they are not practical for what we need...way too big to fit down alleys and streets...can't load a body, prisoners escape from roof hatch...we need something less expensive and more practical..the current wagons suck

2/23/2008 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In order for tru to be conducting the 1st watch seatbelt missions the Unit is going to the 10 hour day schedule. which will allow them to stay in the doc area's from 3rd into the 1st watch.

2/23/2008 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY TRU BOY THAT POSTED AT 221PM. UM YOU SAID THAT MAKING U ANSWER JOBS IS MAKING U A PATROLMAN AGAIN? HEY FUCK HEAD WITH PROBABLY 2 YRS ON THE FUCKING JOB I HATE TO TELL YOU BUT YOU ARE A PATROLMAN ASSHOLE. DID U GET A NEW SUPERVISORS STAR WHEN U MADE IT TO THE "ELITE" TRU UNIT. FUCKING IDIOT. THATS WHY NO REAL POLICE LIKE U FUCKING ARROGANT YOUNG FUCKS

2/23/2008 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is gonna improve morale.i dont think 2/3 of dept care about merit promotions.i had a merit promoted sgt who was great and saw alot of mentals who did well on test. who do you guys want to replace the current bosses. granted some are real bad but they all answer to 35th i think you are all setting yourselves up for a huge let down.money pension health care should be your worry. if you want bigger changes run for office or get more involved in politics. look at how gays and minoities got their success, though political action.if you guys keep looking for our new ceo to save you, your gonna get an ulcer.

2/23/2008 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My money says that by this time next week both Commander V. (tru) and ADS Ralph will both be looking for a job. Talk is DS Mike isnt impressed with either of them

2/23/2008 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard they stripped one in 007 thursday. two more in 007 to go .. tm jo bo

2/23/2008 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More jokes, same punchline and how pathetic of those of you that try to promote this new line of bullshit with the "positive praise" about the new tools in place. Get your head out of your own ass and stop looking to shove it up someone elses who you think is gonna promote you for how well you kiss ass.

2/22/2008 11:42:00 AM

AMEN, AMEN& AMEN!

2/23/2008 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone disgree that coppers in 11 and 007 probably deserve it more?

2/22/2008 07:15:00 PM

Actually 011 was put in for in 98 but it was shot down by the Powers that be. Those awards are not to be wasted on Patrol Pukes was the unoffical word

2/23/2008 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a whole company came from housing and most of them have 10 yrs or more, so they wouldn't be going to midnights. be careful what you wish for because it could be your ass going to mids when they bid in.

2/23/2008 03:56:00 AM"

So your theory is they can't disband TRU because so clout clown might get launched to 1st Watch?
That's why management get their 30%

Like your Logic but seeing you're posting @ 4am that explains everything

2/23/2008 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rats in the Traffic Section!!!

LOL;

Looks like the House Mouse was stealimg some of the Cheese(OT)!

And for thr Record; Why is there STILL a LOOP Traffic Section (152)?

16 people riding PAPV'S?

Why were they not merged with the 001st dist. nextdoor after the Traffic Aide's were moved out of the Police Budget? (The white shirts almost outnumber the blueshirts in that unit).

Hey Jody, check it out for yourself. Huge waste of manpower and supervision. Then check out their bloated overtime and paychecks (a p/o in that unit makes more than a Sgt. and just under Lt's pay w/ot) and the house mouse still was hungry. RATS everywhere; LOL. LOL.

2/23/2008 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2/22/2008 12:51:00 PM

We used to have vans with 2 compartments 12-16 years ago---didnt work out at all.

2/23/2008 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right on most ideas, but TRU is getting disbanded. The City has no money for new recruit classes budgeted, for this year. Just look at last week, a new recruit class was cancelled due to budget constraints. If you do the math,(3 per day retiring), we will lose around 1100 Officers this year due to retirement and fall under 8,000 sworn POs. Where will the attrition shortage be supplemented from? Of course TRU,they have the most disposable manpower, options are limited here...Heard gold stars talking about it....Not Kidding

2/23/2008 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU= 12 more officers on 1st Watch in every district.

2/22/2008 09:21:00 PM

Guess what, I've already worked 1st watch in a district. With 8 going on 9 if I get dumped to a district out of TRU you or some one else will be stuck on first watch. 90% of TRU is 5-10 yrs.

2/23/2008 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tru has enough manpower to be a 24/7 citywide rapid response unit.
not just in the ghetto and not just for number generation.
anytime a plan is called tru should be deployed in the appropriate squad, platoon or company strength.
tru should have and be trained in the use of rifles and shotguns.
as for the "new" computers......i will believe it when i see it. i would be happy with working microslates.....i know they exist in a warehouse somewhere.
the plate readers are garbage because they don't link directly to leads and only read illinois strait plates and sometimes chain link fences.
new cars, the area was just about out of spare tires the last time i was there. good luck with that ambitious plan.

2/22/2008 04:28:00 PM

you need to keep the in the ghetto so they are far enough away from mommy.

2/23/2008 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Anonymous said...
Working in Narcotics is nice but there are pros and cons which must be considered. ...Take home car is nice. If you drive 30 miles a day to and from work thats about 2 gallons of gas a day. 2 times 3 is 6. 6 times 5 is 30. Worth about $1,200 a year.....

2/22/2008 09:26:00 PM

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It's not just the cost of gas. It's the depreciation on the car as it racks up miles, it's the cost of repair, the free car wash, all the expenses of car ownership. Yes, it is worth about $6,000 per year.

2/23/2008 05:08:00 AM

i thought i saw somewhere that if you get a take home car you have to claim it on your taxes ??

2/23/2008 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i didnt come to tru to go to domestic jobs. if that happens im out of here. "

You ARE a patrolman you goof- just make it easier on all of us and resign, turn in your badge and hope you can viable employment. I'm guessing in the real world you might be a Walmart greeter at best-but only greeting people not havinga domestic, of course.

Silly, silly boy!

2/23/2008 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City has no money for new recruit classes budgeted, for this year

**True. No money for hiring. The new test has not been set. No recruits since Oct-Nov. 50 new recruits possibly in May. 6 months of no hiring.

2/23/2008 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: Many unmarked department take home vehicles belonging to various units to Sergeants at Headquarters were taken away this last week. Some had them for years.....They were told to return them immediately, no more take home cars for them.....

2/23/2008 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess what, I've already worked 1st watch in a district. With 8 going on 9 if I get dumped to a district out of TRU you or some one else will be stuck on first watch. 90% of TRU is 5-10 yrs.
_________

I know a couple of PO's from the Academy class and the last time I checked the seniority list, they're placed well above 50% on the list. And no, they don't have more than 6 yrs. on. And if your Unit get disbanded, I'd be more than happy see you hairgel PO's bid to my District so I can have better forlough picks next year.
Guess what, how about them apples? BITCH !

2/23/2008 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FBI is not your friend, never has been, never will be.

Do NOT trust them.

2/23/2008 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A unit guy who works everyday.
------------------

Works everyday. Everyday?

Where have I heard that before?

"Office, I work everyday!"

I know I've heard that somewhere before.

2/23/2008 11:07:00 AM
M@#%^R F%^&#R I put more dudes in jail on accident. Compare me to one of these mutts in the street with your back handed racial slur if you want but you know it is true, you did.
I am sure you are one of those polcemen who worked in the ghetto for awhile did not have your shit together enough to work on a tact team, or get to a unit.
Then bid to a slow district, or you are just sleep walking through your career, telling every recruit or just dumped officer you work with, because you are too much of a stroke to have a real partner, that the "job" is all "bull shit" and everyones an "asshole."
So suk it you rotten disgrace to the badge.
Signed,
A guy from unit who works eight hours minimum everyday.

2/23/2008 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have heard P-Fed (Brust) at the meeting. He was just gushing how joining the CPD was the most wonderful thing that ever happened to him. This guy is as phony as a three dollar bill. I hope I'm wrong.

2/24/2008 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds will be checking your income tax returns to see if you have been claiming the take home car.

2/24/2008 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous senior sarge said...

Seat belt missions have produced hot cars, PCS, guns, and warrant arrests for me and my team.
It works.
But I caution: you need to have adequate manpower to avoid IODs.

2/24/2008 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So suk it you rotten disgrace to the badge.
Signed,
A guy from unit who works eight hours minimum everyday.

2/23/2008 09:41:00 PM"

Alot of Anger & Hostility, by directing towards others you feel that will somehow minimize the fact you are a coward & a fraud?
Have you been able keep your knees from falling asleep by daily repetition?

2/24/2008 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FYI: Many unmarked department take home vehicles belonging to various units to Sergeants at Headquarters were taken away this last week. Some had them for years.....They were told to return them immediately, no more take home cars for them.....

2/23/2008 07:29:00 PM

About time. Look at personnel division. Some P.O.'s have a car and do nothing except drive bosses around. Then look at Homan Square. Sgts with inside day jobs that have cars. Why? Never work the street and never get called out. Bullshit!

2/24/2008 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN to 2/22/2008 06:15:00 PM

Department awards are a joke. You get a ribbon for "Crime Reduction" even though you ride a desk. You get a ribbon for not being on the Medical Roll for a year "give me a break." You got a ribbon if you were on the job during the 1996 Democratic Convention. It galls my ass to no end when I see all these bosses walk into the dock with a chest full of salad. Reminds me of the story I heard about an old PO who walked up to Mareur once and ask him if he been to the the Army Surplus store lately. Would have loved to have been there for that.

Worry about earning your retirement only. Those ribbons don't mean crap.

2/24/2008 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A unit guy who works everyday.
------------------

Works everyday. Everyday?

Where have I heard that before?

"Office, I work everyday!"

I know I've heard that somewhere before.

2/23/2008 11:07:00 AM
M@#%^R F%^&#R I put more dudes in jail on accident. Compare me to one of these mutts in the street with your back handed racial slur if you want but you know it is true, you did.
I am sure you are one of those polcemen who worked in the ghetto for awhile did not have your shit together enough to work on a tact team, or get to a unit.
Then bid to a slow district, or you are just sleep walking through your career, telling every recruit or just dumped officer you work with, because you are too much of a stroke to have a real partner, that the "job" is all "bull shit" and everyones an "asshole."
So suk it you rotten disgrace to the badge.
Signed,
A guy from unit who works eight hours minimum everyday.

2/23/2008 09:41:00 PM

-----------------------
Racial slur?

Accidentally putting people in jail?

Did your clout get massacred at 35th St?

You seem a little tense.
You're not at all what the new police department is all about.

2/24/2008 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2/24/2008 01:26:00 AM,

No shit? Visit the 1st watch in 013. The watch will triple your arrest stats on any night without using policemen as props. Ordinary policemen making extraordinary arrests, consistently, without the nonsense.

Junior Sarge

2/24/2008 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things are changing and the Sup is cleaning house. Get rid of Rapid, and let TRU answer calls. I am glad to see these changes coming dont forget boys and girls cops did this to us thank, Abate, Jerry Finnighan etc for leaving us with this sh....t!. Oh and lets not forget the copprs who wanted to be dope dealers. For those guys Scarface is Hollywood. Thanks guys I hope you never see the light of day. Fuuu You

2/24/2008 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought i saw somewhere that if you get a take home car you have to claim it on your taxes ??

2/23/2008 05:55:00 PM

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The City should have already factored that into your pay as considering it other income and taxed you accordingly. They did that for IGO, CFD, DOA

2/24/2008 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess what, how about them apples? BITCH !

Hey Mc Lovin, are you retarded? or do you just want to sleep with Matt Damon & hair gel Police?

2/24/2008 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

......."I'd be more than happy see you hairgel PO's bid to my District so I can have better forlough picks next year."

You are aware that your "picks" are based on seniority by appointment.

What is "The Academy Class"? Was that the class to end all classes?

Who are these two wunderkind, to whom account for you checking the "List"? Are you jealous of them?

What is well above 50%? is it 55%,60%,70%? What was it?

Why the apples? Oranges are nice too.

Why the anger against Hair gel? Are you bald?

2/24/2008 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Recovering Hair-Gelaholic said...

Guess what, I've already worked 1st watch in a district. With 8 going on 9 if I get dumped to a district out of TRU you or some one else will be stuck on first watch. 90% of TRU is 5-10 yrs.
_________

I know a couple of PO's from the Academy class and the last time I checked the seniority list, they're placed well above 50% on the list. And no, they don't have more than 6 yrs. on. And if your Unit get disbanded, I'd be more than happy see you hairgel PO's bid to my District so I can have better forlough picks next year.
Guess what, how about them apples? BITCH !

2/23/2008 08:10:00 PM

Listen you co*k-gobbling fu*k, whoever your buddies in TRU are they can't read a seniority list. I have just about 8 years on the job and yes I am at TRU, went there when I had 5 years on, (for math challenged 6 mos. Academy, 3 mos. in district trng, 2 mos. traffic, 4yrs. in dist, 3 yrs TRU) I am currently about half way on the seniority list, so take them apples and shove them up your ass. I worked in a southside district for just about 4 years before applying to TRU I applied because I was sick of humping it and being treated like shit by the bosses and shitbirds on the street while on third watch in the 20 and 30 sectors. I dealt with being denied lunches, denied time or burning up all your personals by July because a certain 3rd watch secretary would never tell you that you had the day off until the day before and if you really need it burn a personal. All I did was apply, no phone call, just applied and let me tell you other than not receiving dispatched calls there is nothing there anymore. I can see TRU being knocked back down to 3 companies, detailed coppers that came over going back to their district watch, most likely 3rd and some 1st. For decades the department has had and needs units (task force, SOS and now TRU), they will keep TRU shorten and maybe rotate watches, if they do disband it it’s not a big deal, all TRU is is uniformed gang/tact. teams, I have no problem answering calls did it for several years. I would love to be back to a 1600/1700 start time myself and about another 150 P.O.’s will be bidding to a district near you and getting 3rd watch and others who have phone calls will be getting there on management. I know someone's going to say ooh 8 years on the job big fu*king deal or I'm crying for you because TRU sucks now. Do me a favor hold back on that, put down the bottle of Jergans, step away from the computer, give your right hand/or the stranger a break, come up from your parents basement and rejoin the real world. I’m not defending anyone just speaking facts, because like all districts, TRU also has its dogs, cowboys, bitter fu*ks, workers and bitchers. The bottom line is that there will always be the haves and the have nots and right now we, meaning all P.O.’s, are neither.

2/24/2008 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

----------------------- Anonymous said...

"So suk it you rotten disgrace to the badge.
Signed,
A guy from unit who works eight hours minimum everyday.

2/23/2008 09:41:00 PM"

Alot of Anger & Hostility, by directing towards others you feel that will somehow minimize the fact you are a coward & a fraud?
Have you been able keep your knees from falling asleep by daily repetition?

2/24/2008 08:24:00 AM
Racial slur?

Accidentally putting people in jail?

Did your clout get massacred at 35th St?

You seem a little tense.
You're not at all what the new police department is all about.

2/24/2008 12:32:00 PM

I do not have any clout, I just got lucky and worked hard.
So again SUK IT you disgrace to the badge. By the way I have never worked inside, unless you count processing an arrest, typing a search warrant, a coh, a pen register, or a phone wire working inside.

2/24/2008 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your jealousy and resentment cause you to waste your leisure time seeking tax tips for co-workers, to the point that your family has an intervention and you are then asked to accept treatment for Mental Illness and you accept. THAT is a tax deduction. I saw it on Intervention. It's on A&E, it's a pretty good show.

2/24/2008 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why all the seniority year/mo crap? What's up with that? If you have the same color shirt whats the dif? You were an experienced vet after 8yrs in my time. You better be well on your way after 2. Isn't the fact that you get a better vacation and more money with more time enough? You have to insult? Sounds too pussy for me.

2/24/2008 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is, the cmdrs of 16 and 19 are next on the chopping block.
Stay tuned!

2/24/2008 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/23/2008 05:32:00 PM

So if 90% of you assclowns have 5-10yrs on why are you so useless?

2/25/2008 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Worry about earning your retirement only. Those ribbons don't mean crap."

Amen!

The useless honorable mentions and department awards will not do anything for you when you retire. The HM system is corrupt on it's face-tact teams in certain districts mimeographing their awards, officers in some districts submitting fabricated versions of simply doing their job and sergeants jumping on the awards.

Disgusting!

If you spent more energy watch dogging your pension or making your union accountable-you'd be in much better shape!

2/25/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is, the cmdrs of 16 and 19 are next on the chopping block.
Stay tuned!

2/24/2008 11:51:00 PM

Pay attention,would you.

Price is going to IAD and Rosebrock is staying for the mean time where he's at and will more than likley be promoted to ADS.

2/25/2008 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

didnt know were to put this one but is there ever a spot for a dirty cop; good cops can live with the dogs and they will always be there to clean up there shit sad because the dogs know this.according to your blog there was a capt. on 3rd watch in the 7 dist under invest.god bless.hes a bad person and a bad capt and a bad role model.any man man who would take care of the boys that he goes out drinking with when theres not enough car to protect a shooting,rumor has it this person has a problem,everything said was true,but you forgot about the his girl that ran to hide when her partner had a gun to his head she ran and hid and that officer with the gun to his head still respects the job.iknow this officer hes a good man and a good cop.to bad pussy and a bad habbit is more important than a cops life.

3/01/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

commanders of 001 and 018 are getting moved into the "D" unit, what do they need more Jev. "D's" there? They both should be dumped!

3/02/2008 08:43:00 PM  

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