The Reorganization (and Morale)
- [Tribune] The administration wants to eliminate the position of First Deputy and consolidate all department units under two Assistant Superintendents, one for administration and one for operations, according to the budget released today.
- [Sun Times] The current first deputy superintendent — who has traditionally run the department from day to day — would become the assistant superintendent of operations.
In another major change, the department would eliminate the Bureau of Strategic Deployment, which oversees the Targeted Response Unit, public transportation, the airports, the marine unit and the new Mobile Strike Force.
BONUS! Somehow, the mayor reorganized morale at the same time:
Daley also addressed a growing sentiment among the rank-and-file that morale is at a low point.
"No," the mayor said. "The morale is good."
UPDATE: Interestingly, one of our readers posted this three days ago in the comment section of "Rumors Rumors Everywhere"
Supt. Jody Weis isn't going anywhere. All rumors. And the shit about going to two bureaus, bullshit too. Your wasting ink SCC.
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