Sunday, August 17, 2008

Layoffs Coming

And no one is ruling out police layoffs. Except us, our readers, and anyone with half a brain. Look at it logically:
  • Crime is up - violent crime, property crime, murder. Arrests are down, tickets are down, numbers are down.
  • Who brings in the current numbers? Young guys and gals, tact, gangs, people bucking for a spot.
  • Who gets laid off first? Low seniority people - the young folks.
You might see buyouts. You'll see hiring freezes. You might even see them redraw the District maps and eliminate a few.

We doubt you'll ever see a layoff.

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70 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

W00T! Keep fucking us over, Mayor and Crew... I'll keep on "DEPOLICING" for you! Man oh man is this getting good... Gather up good seats boys and girls, let's watch Rome burn.

8/17/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many PPOs are there?

8/17/2008 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In reference to the house-mices of the CPD.

You should all be shamed. The D unit has more mice sitting on their butts and shopping on the internet it is sad.

603 got so many. One on the 3rd. watch shops for whatever hours she is there and then get first choice for time and a half special employment. The only time she hits the street is to be the first one on a garage sale.

I am sad to say the vast majority are Females. They give all the working female copper's a bad rap.

We be doomed.

8/17/2008 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed has lost his mind. Letters were placed in the mail boxes of F.O.P. Officers, Greg Bella, Tim Fallon, Sidney Davis and Bill Dougherty that they were being stripped of their police powers by J-Fed for failure to complete annual firearms training. They were notified to surrender their badges and identification cards next week.

8/17/2008 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't understand why they have only brought on 125 new hires this year, we are way undermanned, and there are not going to be any new recruits coming in for who knows how long? And they need city council hearings to figure out why crime is up? Put more officers on the street and give us a contract!

8/17/2008 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is this will all go away once a contract is agreed on...anyone know if they ever plan to have a written test in the next 2 years????

8/17/2008 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Dineen saved officers worried about getting laid off in 1983. He brought legitigation via the FOP to portect new emloyee jobs. Thank John Dineen for saving jobs! None of this happened under Donahue. I was one of those wmployees.

8/17/2008 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Daley posturing. Contract time kids, don't forget to look poor, don't forget to get as much media attention focusing on Daley's misspending putting us "420 million" in the hole, don't forget to cry for new taxes.

Anything this fucker can pull to try and sway the arbitor when we shit on his contract. This asshole knows his game, and even though he pulls this shit on every contract the arbitor's know better. Almost everyone can smell this shithead's game from miles away and it doesn't mean shit.

Magical though isn't it how this fukstik has plenty of money to piss away on Olympic bribery and other such bullshit?

I'm waiting for the Channel 2 segment showing us "greedy cops" wanting a raise in his last stand to fuck us over.

Yah, a raise to keep up with the bullshit tax increases, water and sewer increases, property tax increases, ALL OF WHICH WE HAVE NO CHOICE IN PAYING SINCE WE CAN'T LEAVE THE PRISON OF CHITCAGO.

Fuck you Daley, the horse you rode in on and the rest of your family.

8/17/2008 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe SCC should advise the Mayor and J-Fed on legitimate ways to cut the budget and raise additional funds for the City.

In order to cut the budget they could eliminate the new office for terrorism. That would eliminate the positions of Chief of Terrorism, Deputy Chief of Terrorism and their staffs and equipment.

In order to raise money I have started writing tickets on any vehicle from Iowa parked illegally and whenever I see a vehicle with Iowa tags committing a moving violation they receive a citation. If they ask why?, I advise them to read John Kass in the Tribune.

8/17/2008 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They offered 18 K to buy out a 15 year city employee (non-police). I wonder how much would be in a buyout package for police and fire. It would be expensive

8/17/2008 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley will never let the police dept do what it needs to do to make things better. Year after year after year we hear that the city and police dept are going to close 013,021, and 023. It never happens. The house mouse spots and bs commander spots would be lost and thats not going to happen under the Daley occupation!!!

There are so many useless units in this dept that should be eliminated or combined. Gang Intel, Intel, Sat teams, TRU and Gun Teams just to name a few. Anyone with a brain who has been on this job for over 5 years could start the cleansing. I doubt it will ever happen.

Think of how many places in this job are short staffed. The easiest solution to fix the problem isn't to make cuts but to eliminate entire units. The units that are more effective should stay and be fully staffed. The units that don't cut the mustard should be eliminated.

Why do we have gang intel and dist gang teams???? Gang intel doesn't do shit!!! I used to be on a gang team. The gang intel guys used to sneak into our office and look at our files to see the gang books to know who the players were. Gang intel should have already known who the players are!!!! Gang teams or Gang intel need to go!! Why do we have Intel??? The mob is part and parcel hooked up with Daley. Let the feds handle that. Get rid of TRU. Give those officers to the dists that need the officers the most. Uniformed officers should not be immune from answering radio assignments. Gang and Tact teams aren't.

These are just a few examples of what could be done to downsize the top and give more back to the bottom.

8/17/2008 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
They offered 18 K to buy out a 15 year city employee (non-police). I wonder how much would be in a buyout package for police and fire. It would be expensive

8/17/2008 07:47:00 AM
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For police it would work differently, instead of the city giving us money to go, we would presumably buy pension time to leave early. That is how I would hope a buyout would work, I could buy 5 years and beat the world record sprint in getting down to personnel and the pension board with my resignation for purposes of retirement.

That retirement day cannot come soon enough. I am so fucking finished, unfortunately I still have a few years left to do. That's all this job is now, doing time..

8/17/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE EXEMPT PPO HAS LESS THAN A YEAR ON THE JOB.WILL HE BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO GO?....C'MON SUPE,LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

8/17/2008 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would be considered "at risk" for layoff? PPO's, 2yrs on, 5yrs on? Would they lay off all new PO's with less than 5 on and then have 600 more retire per year? Who would be left?

8/17/2008 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea of writing tickets for out-of-towners, especially those from Iowa.
I recently was stopped by an irate individual from California who had been booted. The individual believed that his car should not of been booted because he was from out-of-state.
I inquired how mmany parking tickets did he believe he had and he responded eight. I then inquired how long had he been in Chicago and he stated he taught at the University of Chicago and spent a good part of the year in Chicago but he registered his car in California because he saved money on his insurance. I told him to change his registration because the next time I saw him driving I was writting him several more tickets.

8/17/2008 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is kind of off topic, but not too far. The city is worries about paying its bills, as is the county and state; what about us? No raise for 14 months and none in the future while the cost of living soars. Now this order comes out that says you can't work more than 20 hours a week at a part time job. Not that anyone wants to work a part time job at all, and especially not 20 hours a week or more, but I know guys who do. They have to to make ends meet. They are honest cops who never have or would take a time, but they have to pay for private schools because the public schools suck, even Rev. Senator Meeks and Fat Al say so. Jody, most of the exmpts, the mayor, have no idea how hard it is to make ends meet today. Jody has no kids. Mike Kasters has no kids. How may does Moique have? What about Debbie Kerby? Ted O'Keefe? They have no clue how most of us grunts struggle to make ends meet and have a decent life. Jody should give back the part of his sallary for being director of emergency operations, WHICH HE DOES NOT EARN.
And, when are the Aldermen gonna take a pay cut?

8/17/2008 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LAYOFFS ???? How about laying off all unnecessary spending ? stop with the flower pots - stop with the ornamental light posts. Stop with your wife's hang out ; the cultural center.
Put a freeze on all up coming building projects until the financial problems are fixed. (oh wait - that would mean some of your friends wouldn't get paid).

8/17/2008 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will never see the City offer a buy out package to the police, as too many officers would jump at the chance to leave. The resulting shortage of available police officers would be a huge public safety issue that could not be made up quickly with new hiring.

8/17/2008 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hes gonna jack up the price of city stickers, and add red light cameras to make up the shortages...then he will open up handgun registration, heap on huge fees and make a bundle on that !

8/17/2008 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you go from a balanced budget one year and a 420 million dollar hole the next year? Even the county can't do that.

There will be no police or fire layoffs. There will be minimal layoffs in other departments, if any. At the end, Daley will say how he saved the city services through good management. This is the fourth time that he has done this since he has been mayor. Guess what, each time has been during contract talks.

You union officers: put something in THIS contract that says we can start negotiating the next contract right away. The city ALWAYS says that they don't have money for retro so we should accept lower raises in the front. Just do the right thing. This contract is going to an arbitrator so make the issue for timeliness in negotiations EX: if not settled 6 months prior to the contract expiring both sides agree to arbitration. What arbitrator would say that is a bad thing.

One other thing make sure that districts that people want to bid into get more openings for people to bid into instead of most of management or recruits being taken into desirable certain desirable districts.

8/17/2008 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley will layoff employees. Civilians employees in all departments. For every civiliam CPD employee laid off will create another spot ofr a officer to work inside. Who else will be the secretaries to exempts? Who will answer phones and operate the copy machine? Run errands,work the desk and complete administrative work? They could use light duty but clout is necessary. There are numerous full duty officers hidden and daley wants to layoff workers? One sworn salary equals two civilian salaries but clout rules. This is all smoke and mirrors. Maybe that glorified think tank will solve this problem of utilizing sworn on the street? But that is what they are doing, hiding from the street. I know, hire more ex-feds at commanders salary. One hired ex-fed equals four civilian salaries. The answer is simple but layoffs are not the answer. Be sure to have take home cars for the new ex-feds.

8/17/2008 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know how we can do are part and not even effect the working police.

1. get rid of all 25 dist. managers
$ 2,000,000.00
2. get rid of the FURLOUGH/SUPERVISOR'S COMP TIME BUY BACK.
$ 14,000,000.00
3. get rid of the EDUCATION AND TRAINING DIVISION.
$ 9,500,000.00
4. get rid of MOUNTED UNIT.
$ 3,000,000.00
5. get rid of MAJOR ACCIDENT INV.
$ 4,000,000.00
6. get rid of GANG INTELLIGENCE we already have NARCOTICS AND GANG INTELLIGENCE.
$ 6,400,000.00
7. get rid of CAPS IMPLEMENTATION OFFICE. plus all the savings of sgt's and lt's going back on watch.
$ 4,600,000.00

TOTAL $ 43,000,000.00

8/17/2008 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8/17/2008 05:24:00 AM, you are an idiot! Why punish the good people of Iowa for something that is controled by a handfull? Its the same as the civilians saying all of us are just like Abbate or Finnigan or whichever other asshole that brought discredit to the department. You can't lump everyone together just because they live in the same state or work the same job or are the same color. You just proved you are one of the most ignorant P.Os we have on this job. What would be nice is if you posted your name so we could target your family the same way and then you would get it.

Back on topic; in regards to actual manpower why can't the FlOP give us an actual number in regards to officers currently employed as P.Os? I would think that with all the book keeping, they should be able to give a rough number of how many of us they steal money from each month in the name of dues. They should also be able to tell us how many don't pay dues and then add these numbers up for a total of employed officers. Of course this is only possible if they aren't already in bed with Daley.

8/17/2008 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy-Me-Out

8/17/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're already short a couple thousand cops. their are at least 20 retiree's every month, not to mention those that have to hit disability or get fired (a lot recently). i heard their is a class of less than 200 in the academy. it should have another 0 on the end of that figure.

8/17/2008 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fuck you Daley, the horse you rode in on and the rest of your family.

8/17/2008 04:42:00 AM"


Don't blame the horse, Wilbur.

Nobody ever listens to the horse.

8/17/2008 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEFORE I RETIRED 7 YEARS BACK WAS ASSIGNED TO 022 FOR 3 YEARS AND TALK OF HOUSE CATS, THESE GIRLS WERE OUTRAGED IF YOU SAID ANYTHING BAD ABOUT GINGER THE ONE WHO BLESSES US ALL AD NASEUM. AS A RESIDENT OF 022 I NEVER HAD USE FOR 19 WARD TYPES, UYOU KNOW THE ONES COUNTRY CLUB IRISH ETC, AND I MADE IT CLEAR I WAS A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN JIM KNIGHTLEY WAS A GREAT BOSS AND WAS DECENT TO ME SO CANT SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT HIM. IF THE STUTTERING ONE WANTS TO SAVE MONEY SHUT DOWN 022 IT WAS A WASTE TO BUILD THE NEW STATION ANYWAY 006 AND 005 COULD HANDLE THE WHOLE AREA

8/17/2008 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
J-Fed has lost his mind. Letters were placed in the mail boxes of F.O.P. Officers, Greg Bella, Tim Fallon, Sidney Davis and Bill Dougherty that they were being stripped of their police powers by J-Fed for failure to complete annual firearms training. They were notified to surrender their badges and identification cards next week.

8/17/2008 01:42:00 AM

Is this true?

8/17/2008 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic,
We need a mayor like the one in Barrington Hills.

http://tinyurl.com/5hn2zl

Actually calling a bad guy out and supporting his police at the same time. Also noting that he points out that Barrington Hills doesn't have a hand gun ban like some nearby major city.

8/17/2008 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know how we can do are part and not even effect the working police.

1. get rid of all 25 dist. managers
$ 2,000,000.00
2. get rid of the FURLOUGH/SUPERVISOR'S COMP TIME BUY BACK.
$ 14,000,000.00
3. get rid of the EDUCATION AND TRAINING DIVISION.
$ 9,500,000.00
4. get rid of MOUNTED UNIT.
$ 3,000,000.00
5. get rid of MAJOR ACCIDENT INV.
$ 4,000,000.00
6. get rid of GANG INTELLIGENCE we already have NARCOTICS AND GANG INTELLIGENCE.
$ 6,400,000.00
7. get rid of CAPS IMPLEMENTATION OFFICE. plus all the savings of sgt's and lt's going back on watch.
$ 4,600,000.00

TOTAL $ 43,000,000.00

8/17/2008 11:47:00 AM


You don't save anything dummy. The above are still on the job no matter where they work, you know still getting paid.

8/17/2008 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would be considered "at risk" for layoff? PPO's, 2yrs on, 5yrs on? Would they lay off all new PO's with less than 5 on and then have 600 more retire per year? Who would be left?
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They could lay off PPO police, but they would be the first hired back, say after a month or so, if they still wanted the job.

In NY, they went broke in 1976 and laid off police up to 6 yrs on. They were all offered to come back, 2-3 years out. That situation isn't similar to ours, though

8/17/2008 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"..then he will open up handgun registration, heap on huge fees and make a bundle on that !

8/17/2008 10:41:00 AM"



That one has the huge potential of 'back firing' on him.


Unless he can find someone to manufacture an iron man suit for a midget.

8/17/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And, when are the Aldermen gonna take a pay cut?

8/17/2008 10:09:00 AM"


When they're all voted out of office, and not a moment sooner.

8/17/2008 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Fuckin' Right Batman!!!

Not in my life time...

8/17/2008 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ELIMINATE THE BOSSES FIRST> HOW MANY GOLD STARS DO WE NEED? THINK OD THE SAVINGS IN SALARY AND TAKE HOME CARS AND GAS Signed Fu dont do any work PO

8/17/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . i heard their is a class of less than 200 in the academy. it should have another 0 on the end of that figure.
8/17/2008 12:58:00 PM
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There are exactly 122 recruits in the academy.

You heard correct.

For all of 2008 they have hired 122 recruits!!!!!!

Boy that's really going to help in the districts.

8/17/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

End the Lawsuit against the city gun ordinance. Think od the MIllions that it will save. Daley will lose this case but will fight it tooth and nail will our money. I tired of this city and Daley, I supported him for years but No More!! I wont Buy anything here either. I would rather travel miles to buy something than help this asshat give away my hard earned tax dollars to Bullshit landscaping or social welfare programs.

8/17/2008 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Start with the 20 man mayor's detail and end Burkes cpd protection

8/17/2008 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

End "Crime Watch" Peter Carl Productions on Channel 23. It is costing Millions $$$$ Dollars and We dont have a contract. This is waste and its just Propaganda. Fight Crime-Give US a Contract. I would luv to see some bumper stickers that state "Police Deserve a Contract". Any takers FOP???

8/17/2008 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City Stickers going to $150.00 next year.
Water Bill going Up by 12%
Gargbage Fee-Yes its coming $5
City Snow removal Fee $10 per resident
Red Light Fee going to $125.00

8/17/2008 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does that work, Buyout??Tell me about it.

8/17/2008 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEFORE I RETIRED 7 YEARS BACK WAS ASSIGNED TO 022 FOR 3 YEARS ...SAVE MONEY SHUT DOWN 022
8/17/2008 03:37:00 PM

Sure, now that you are not there anymore to benefit from it. The lack of crime there didnt keep you from bidding out to a busier district did it? Sure you might have put in your time in a ghetto but it was probably nice to get away from that for the last couple years before pulling the plug. There are a lot of old timers that deserve the chance to police a nicer neighborhood. Enjoy your pension but leave the department to those of us that are still here.
(If after being retired for 7 years I still give a damn about what is going on with the dept., SHOOT ME).

8/17/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In order to raise money I have started writing tickets on any vehicle from Iowa parked illegally and whenever I see a vehicle with Iowa tags committing a moving violation they receive a citation. If they ask why?, I advise them to read John Kass in the Tribune.
8/17/2008 05:24:00 AM
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I said it before when you posted this brilliant idea, but here it is again, in case you missed it. >>

"You should apply for MENSA. You're a genius!

Let's antagonize hundreds of Iowa tourists for petty driving offenses. Then they'll SURELY have loads of good feelings toward Chicago Police officers in general, and they'll go out of their way to demand that Mike be freed immediately 'cause he must be a good guy, too.

Mush! First, we alienate all the Iowa folks who haven't done anything to hurt us and who likely don't know anything about Mike Mette. Stupid.

Second, we generate a ton of ticket revenue for this corrupt regime. Stupider."

8/17/2008 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F.O.P. Officers, Greg Bella, Tim Fallon, Sidney Davis and Bill Dougherty that they have arrest warrants beacause they pretend to help the rank and file,and serving kool-aid without a city permit.cooter said hey

8/17/2008 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now this order comes out that says you can't work more than 20 hours a week at a part time job."

Where have you been? That rule has been on the books for that last 24 years- rarely enforced but if you screw up- an excellent hammer.

8/17/2008 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Now this order comes out that says you can't work more than 20 hours a week at a part time job. Not that anyone wants to work a part time job at all, and especially not 20 hours a week or more, but I know guys who do.
8/17/2008 10:09:00 AM

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There has always been a 20 hour a week max on part time work, at least since the mid 80s when I came on.

I also have yet to hear of anyone being disciplined for violating that order though.

At least there are more chances now to earn extra money, even if some of those opportunities are at straight time. Even at straight time, where are you going to find part time work in the $30+ an hour range?

When I came on, it was housing and transit. Now there is airport, school dismissal & TARA along with CTA and CHA.

Us old farts need the extra money too, don't begrudge us our airport money. Your turn will come as your seniority goes up.

If you think Catholic school tuition is expensive, wait until college comes around. My wife's salary goes to pay tuition for two kids and they have partial rides to school.

8/17/2008 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK. OK. I sure hope that someone shows that order about working only 20 hours a week to our Sgt. AVila in SOS. This guy walks around like a zombie at work, is always late, and I mean ALWAYS LATE. Spends around 40 50 hrs a week at Guardian Security working there. Maybe that is why he can't make a decision about anything and tries to report on everyone else to the Commander. Please leave and go with John Ball or go with your guy Mancha.

8/17/2008 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sad to say the vast majority are Females. They give all the working female copper's a bad rap.

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I'm betting the guy who works with me at HomanSq has the broads in Area 3 beat. Sits at the computer all day and does nothing but surf on the web. Bosses know 'cause no arrest for over 2 years. Victims beef and they just give the jobs to other dics.I have to laugh when they cry saying numbers are low.

Bosses should be accountable for their management...that is why they are getting paid big bucks. I don't think this guy has any juice, it's the bosses who look the other way. Nobody wants to be accountable.Then you wonder why people don't want to bust their asses working and bringing in a pinch.

8/17/2008 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice PD work Schedule:

Twelve (12) hour shift schedule, example: 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off, 2 days on, 2 days off, pattern repeats

Three shifts per day: 0700-1900hrs, 1500hrs-0300hrs, and 1900-0700hrs.
Any chance?

8/17/2008 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who would be considered "at risk" for layoff? PPO's, 2yrs on, 5yrs on? Would they lay off all new PO's with less than 5 on and then have 600 more retire per year? Who would be left?

8/17/2008 09:06:00 AM

Who cares? City hall will reduce the size of dept and save millions.

8/18/2008 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

END take home cars for everyone. No one is that important!
Get to work how everyone else does on your own dime.

Save 600,000,000.00

8/18/2008 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city ALWAYS says that they don't have money for retro so we should accept lower raises in the front. Just do the right thing...."


Thats bullshit. The City sets aside money for the retro the minute the contract is up. They will se aside, say 6%, figuring that they will only have to give us 2.5%-3%. All of which is collecting Intrest. When you get your retro, is intrest included? FUCK NO! The City pockets that, and what ever they gain on intrest, and what was left over.

8/18/2008 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know how we can do are part and not even effect the working police.


(Im with you on some of it, but think about it!)


1. get rid of all 25 dist. managers
$ 2,000,000.00
(Ok, I'm with you on this)

2. get rid of the FURLOUGH/SUPERVISOR'S COMP TIME BUY BACK.
$ 14,000,000.00
(So, are the bosses still going to get to sell it back when they retire?)

3. get rid of the EDUCATION AND TRAINING DIVISION.
$ 9,500,000.00
(And send recruits, when we get them, to where?)

4. get rid of MOUNTED UNIT.
$ 3,000,000.00
(Nice for window dressing, effective during major events, but nessacary all the time? No!)

5. get rid of MAJOR ACCIDENT INV.
$ 4,000,000.00
(Farm out fatal accidents to Det Division, but what about the equeptment/training? better to have them in one location)
6. get rid of GANG INTELLIGENCE we already have NARCOTICS AND GANG INTELLIGENCE.
$ 6,400,000.00
(How about Peterson just let Gang Intel do the job they were ment for, insted of fucking things up?)

7. get rid of CAPS IMPLEMENTATION OFFICE. plus all the savings of sgt's and lt's going back on watch.
$ 4,600,000.00
(Oh HELL YES!)

TOTAL $ 43,000,000.00

8/17/2008 11:47:00 AM

8/18/2008 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every one on here is thinking of ways to "Cut the fat" out of our Budget. How to re-structure our Dept, in order to appease this $420Mil deficit. “Let’s get rid of this unit, Make those guys go back to the watch…” makes me fucking SICK!

I have a small and very simple idea: DON’T DO A FUCKING THING TO OUR BUDGET! Don’t touch it, look at it, or even think about it! With one small exception; Supt Weis! Since he is only doing one job, he should only get paid for ONE JOB! After all, he wants to start preaching about “Integrity”, and “Accountability”. Well, mother-fucker, man up! Do the right thing and give half of your “blood money” back! Outside of that, don’t do a damn thing to our budget!

By a show of hands, for the members of the CPD, who here is responsible for the “Hired Truck Scandal?” No one, right? What about Millennium Park going how much over budget? Any one of us responsible for that? How much did those little things cost the tax payer? Aldermen get to vote a decent raise for themselves. I don’t see any of them taking a pay-cut, getting rid of members of their staff. Do you?

Lets start at the beginning! How about making some of the City Council responsible? I am sick and tired of having to pull out MY check book every time one of these assholes wants to get richer! Who is responsible for Millennium Park going over budget? Well, make THEM get out THEIR check book! Why in the hell should it come out of OURS?
So instead of telling all of our PPO’s “Hey kid, too bad, soo sad, find something else” and “Get rid of this unit”, and tossing OUR OWN under the bus, lets point the finger in the RIGHT direction! Lets start with holding some of these politicians responsible!


Sometimes revolution is a good thing!

8/18/2008 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are just a few examples of what could be done to downsize the top and give more back to the bottom.

8/17/2008 08:10:00 AM

You again you are probably the think tankers. First of should of put a clause in j-feds contract a performance clause if you will. If he does good he gets his pay if not he is sent to the minor leagues to play ball- maybe danville illinois.

8/18/2008 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUMOR has it there are some openings down at the FOP......

I figure that is a good spot to sit around DRINK, SCAM, act like I 'm doing something, put a fishing thing together or a golf outing, drink, GET PAID, raise dues, DRINK, complain, act like we are doing things, stay silent in the media, DRINK, print some shit on the newsletter, Act like we care, drink... Let's see what else oh yeah DRINK and make more money then tell the troops whe tried!

I CAN DO THIS!

RESUMES?

8/18/2008 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/18/2008 02:13:00 AM

And O'Hare is hundreds of millions over budget already and they have not really started yet, guess the girl rosie andolino has no budget skills another patronage hack who cannot count, but then again master daley tells her what to do! she called 1-800-got-clout and was hired great 175K cars drivers and expense account while we pay more taxes!

8/18/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THEY DONT WANT TO EVEN FIRE THE CIVILIANS IN THE CPD.

OFFICER MAKE TOOOO MUCH CASH TO FILE TICKETS AND STACK UP CASE REPORTS.

ATTRITION AT WORK AND U CAN TELL WITH ALL THOSE 1 MAN CARS!

LOOK AT THE CAPS OFFICE AT HQ JODY NOT IMPRESSED AND DISTRICT MANAGERS. ANY IDEA WHHAT A DISTRICT MANAGER DOES?

THOSE TMA HAVE MADE IT EASIER NOT TO HIRE MORE PO'S. LOOK AT THOSE FESTIVAL AROUND THE CITY. ALL THESE GED DEGREE GRADUATES LOVE WRITING TICKETS. COULD U IMAGINE IF TMA AND STREET AND SAN STOPPED WRITING PARKERS. THEY R THE ONLY REASON R NUMBER ARE NOT HORRIFIC.

8/18/2008 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley does not care about anything but keeping his power and the juice that rolls in from that power.

If laying off half the force is to his political benefit, he would do it in a heartbeat, regardless of what the consequences might eventually be.

My guess is that the new boss and Daley might both have reasons they think its a good idea to buy out older cops and replace them with new. I would not be surprised to see a lot of encouraged retirements in the CPD, for various reasons. Some of the encouragement might be financial, some of it might be other.

8/18/2008 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They offered 18 K to buy out a 15 year city employee (non-police). I wonder how much would be in a buyout package for police and fire. It would be expensive.
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less experienced employees are cheaper. it will save them money long term.

8/18/2008 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3. get rid of the EDUCATION AND TRAINING DIVISION.
$ 9,500,000.00
(And send recruits, when we get them, to where?)

Few options to train the rare new recruit. Other academies in a 200 mile radius from city are overcrowded with a 2 year waiting list. Even ISP academy is very limited. Other departments use academy for training. Sorry but they are a necessary unit.

8/18/2008 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Just got back from Ocean City, NJ said...

It struck me at Ocean City, NJ that they sold "beach" passes for a day, a week, or the whole summer.

Its a dry city, so boatloads of Philly and Southern NJ families there with kids. It looked like a collection from the southwest suburbs.

Anyway, perhaps the city could just begin to impose some use fees on some city resources like the lakefront parks and beaches.

A huge part of the city population doesn't use the lakefront, mostly because they don't have the time while working and raising kids etc. Or maybe because places like North Avenue beach and a few of the south side beaches are filled with idiots.

Make people buy and possess passes, and the city could start to cover more of the Park District's budget.

I'm sure there are dozens of other things that could be done to start apportioning the tax burden to those who benefit from the resources.

8/18/2008 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are the only ones looking at this logically. If it doesn't make sense or costs twice as much, that's what the city does.

Now I have to worry about my job and how I'm going to support my family while clout connected ward superintendants get raises and Daley builds parks that families can't use because of the shitheads, and gives billion dollar contracts to friends and family. Pieces of shit get to keep thier jobs because they have clout. How about firing all the thieves, drug addicts, alcoholics and mental cases in the police department first instead of POs and civilians.

Fuck you Daley. Fuck this city, county and state.

8/18/2008 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEFORE I RETIRED 7 YEARS BACK WAS ASSIGNED TO 022 FOR 3 YEARS AND TALK OF HOUSE CATS, THESE GIRLS WERE OUTRAGED IF YOU SAID ANYTHING BAD ABOUT GINGER THE ONE WHO BLESSES US ALL AD NASEUM. AS A RESIDENT OF 022 I NEVER HAD USE FOR 19 WARD TYPES, UYOU KNOW THE ONES COUNTRY CLUB IRISH ETC, AND I MADE IT CLEAR I WAS A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN JIM KNIGHTLEY WAS A GREAT BOSS AND WAS DECENT TO ME SO CANT SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT HIM. IF THE STUTTERING ONE WANTS TO SAVE MONEY SHUT DOWN 022 IT WAS A WASTE TO BUILD THE NEW STATION ANYWAY 006 AND 005 COULD HANDLE THE WHOLE AREA

8/17/2008 03:37:00 PM

You, sir or madam, are a real jerk. We probably worked together as I worked in 022 at the time you retired. I knew there was some peculiar personalities in the 022nd District, as there are in all work places, but I had no idea I was working alongside of the King Goof of all time. And I do not believe you still live in the area because, if you did, you would not be calling for the closing of the 022nd District Station. Are your initials CW?

8/18/2008 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lay me off...it's cool

8/18/2008 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, and we have civilians telling us that if it wasn't for us taking their jobs they wouldn't be laid off....who takes their jobs....last time I CHECKED THIS WAS STILL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT YOU IDIOTS

8/18/2008 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice PD work Schedule:

Twelve (12) hour shift schedule, example: 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off, 2 days on, 2 days off, pattern repeats

Three shifts per day: 0700-1900hrs, 1500hrs-0300hrs, and 1900-0700hrs.
Any chance?

8/17/2008 11:38:00 PM

sure theres a chance..go to Justice...they are hiring lateral transfers..ull never see it here..http://theblueline.com/feature/ILjustice1.html

8/19/2008 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8. get rid of ENTERTAINMENT DETAIL.
$ 12,000,000,000.00

8/19/2008 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't save anything dummy. The above are still on the job no matter where they work, you know still getting paid.

yes dummy i know that then these po's would go back to patrol and then you wouldnt need to hire more police for a while

8/19/2008 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. get rid of the FURLOUGH/SUPERVISOR'S COMP TIME BUY BACK.
$ 14,000,000.00
(So, are the bosses still going to get to sell it back when they retire?)

yes when they retire.

3. get rid of the EDUCATION AND TRAINING DIVISION.
$ 9,500,000.00
(And send recruits, when we get them, to where?)

privatize it

5. get rid of MAJOR ACCIDENT INV.
$ 4,000,000.00
(Farm out fatal accidents to Det Division, but what about the equeptment/training? better to have them in one location)

fatal accidents are handled by det's already.
what equipment and training ?

8/19/2008 12:40:00 PM  

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