Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Whisper of a Hint of a Rumor

Heard in a darkened stairwell where someone was sneaking a smoke about midnight two nights ago, down by the old warehouse near the docks:
  • J-Fed is looking to close two districts
The most recent PAX 501 is just a hint of what's brewing.
  • 200 hires plus 200 promotions means zero cops gained.
  • 500 retirements this year means a manpower shortage of unheard of proportions.
  • Closing two districts is a quick way of alleviating the shortage.
What else are people hearing?

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177 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dust off those leather jackets you house mice. It gets cold sitting in the park all tour. In other news, sales of portable DVD players skyrocket in the Chicago area.

1/21/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous SRT said...

Who cares about shortages, Barrack H. Obama is the president. According to the news(Ch.5,7,9) NOTHING HAPPENED TODAY. THEY SHOWED ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT LOCAL NEWS. So, if my guesstimation is correct. Crime is dead now that B.O is in the white house. P.S Stocks down 300+ on "Jesus' Return" wow.TY OBAMA!

In National news crime goes up 1000% today in d.c.........

1/21/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my guess and what someone posted a while ago 013 and 023. 013 could easily be absorbed by 011, 012, 014, and/or 018. and for 023 020 and 019 could easily take it over...but who knows that makes to much sense i guess

1/21/2009 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're hearing that we in TRU are going to be Company D in MSF. We are being told to prepare for major change in 2009...

1/21/2009 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're gonna let a terrorist attack happen in the heart of the city wiping out the west side thus closing 010, 011, and maybe 012.

1/21/2009 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job to the two traffic guys from Major Accident that were in Area 5 . We understand your grief. My understanding was the whole investigation was going great until their lieutenant called and made them go home for the day because of her “no overtime policy”. Nice way to blow a case and the offender was set free. Great moral booster if there is any left. No wonder why the clearance rate is at an all time low.

1/21/2009 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PSSST! I heard that they will be closing the 18th District and it will all be covered by Sieser.

1/21/2009 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Closing two districts is a quick way of alleviating the shortage."


How does this alleviate the shortage?


Unless these 2 districts will no longer be a part of the city, or have their entire human populations removed, there will still be the same number of city residents and the same woefully understaffed CPD.

1/21/2009 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
CPD lost one great boss today Ret. Lt. Ralph Brganski A5 D Unit.
RIP Ralph

1/21/2009 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Off-topic
Saw a lot of posts about inventorying alcohol samples, check GO 81-01, II Polciy and
VII. Evidence vials
Basically this is what the dept. would hang their hat on if you are sued, read it and decide for yourself. Law Dept. couldn't give me a straight answer but these two sections are very specific.

1/21/2009 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The placement of the new 009th district was, lets say, very odd to say the least.
Everyone just chalked it up to the bridgeport clout, but maybe something bigger was in the works all these years.

1/21/2009 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adios 021
Adios 023

1/21/2009 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous TCB said...

13 and 21 will be closed this year. This is a done deal and will be announced within 5 weeks. This is a mighty blow to what was once the strongest most respected police department in the country.

1/21/2009 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city can rent them out to the private sector and help pay for our beloved Olympics.

1/21/2009 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

021 and 013.

U of C has already been bribed.

Weis has nothing to do with it.

It's Booz/Allen light. Daley has wanted to do this for years, figures the public is apathetic enough now.

1/21/2009 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Law question?

If Obama repea's patriot acrt does that repeal HR 218 SCC?

1/21/2009 03:56:00 AM  
Blogger PO said...

Off Topic: I read that one of Obamas biggest priorities is to stop racial profiling. I guess he doesn't know we all signed that paper swearing it off already.. I guess we should only pinch bad guys that look like us... Be very careful. If this is pushed it will thrill the liberals . the media and the Rev's.

1/21/2009 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot there is a guy on youtube going by the name of northsidecopwatch taping us while we respond to calls. He has a scanner and everything. Be careful out there. Cameras are everywhere.

1/21/2009 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Closing two districts will only save the operating costs of a building, heat, maintenance etc. and the cost of office staff and a Commander. There still has to be Lt's, Sgts and PO's to man the beat cars etc, the beats don't go away, the people only have to go to another district station and help to overcrowd the facilities there.

1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the Alamo or Custer at Little Bighorn or the Army Rangers at Point Du Huc. Quit crying you babies and show some LEADERSHIP!Was it Over when the Germans Bobmed Pearl Harbor? Just promote more Clout Heavy 31 Flavor Wannabe lesbos or Soldiers or Marines and we will be the same shity unprofessional dept we have always been. Paying the few more to do less. Daley likes it this way-so get a clue.

1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good bye 21!! You're not a real South side district anyway!!

1/21/2009 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

021 gone 17 gone

1/21/2009 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Alderman Sharon Denise Dixon (24 Ward) was arrested last night in 024 for 11-501, per WLS 890 AM news report at 0703hrs.

The Obama party was pretty wild I guess?

1/21/2009 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not on topic, but still I felt that your readers wanted to know...

Breen, William Joseph Brophy 79, beloved husband of the late Arlene Marie, loving father of Edward (Mary), William (Terri), Rose (Paul) Pavlou, Thomas, John (Melanie) and Jim CPD (Lisa), dear grandfather of Catherine, Margaret, Theresa and Christina Breen, Christopher, Mary, Kevin, Elizabeth and Daniel Pavlou, Danny, Jimmy and Emily Breen, fond brother of the late Edward, devoted son of the late Rose and Edward Breen. 2 years as Criminal Investigator with the Illinois State Police, 36 years with the Chicago Police Department, 14 years with the Chicago Public Schools and 9 years with the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Education: LAS 1951, B.A. from DePaul University, M.S., Loyola University, and M.S. Northwestern University. Funeral Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home to Queen of All Saints Basilica for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 3 to 9 p.m.

Willie was a great co-worker and a Sergeant. God speed Willie!

1/21/2009 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Alderman Sharon Dixon of the 24th Ward is Arrested in the 24th District for DUI.

Way to Go Rogers Park!!
1 down, 49 to go!

This is the B#### who caused so much trouble in 010, she is a bad joke really that no one in 010 takes seriously.

Stay safe and let me buy the coppers who made that pinch a drink! or coffee, or lunch or whatever.

1/21/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess 012 and 013 as the districts that are going to close.

1/21/2009 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the head punk of this city Da Mayor has the balls to close to districts. He won't get rid of any alderman, why would he dump two commander spots?

Everyone on this job knows we don't need 013, 021, and 023. They are wastes of manpower.

019 and 020 are slow and have newer buildings than 023. Those dists used to have what is now 023. They could do it again just give each dist about 60 of 023 officers. The rest could be scattered to places that are very short.

021 is a bigger waste. The area is almost completely gentrified and the univ of Chicago has their own police force. Break it up into 002 and 001. 001 is not a violent dist once the sun goes down its prett quiet and 002 is nothing like it used to be. Another easy absorb for two other dists.

013 will be the first to close. Unlike 023 (gays) and 021 (univ of chicago) 013 has no clout to save itself. The dist is very slow and can be absorbed by the ever slowing 014 and 012.

Should this happen I would be shocked. The dept never thinks outside the box. We need more troops and alot fewer bosses and house mouses. This would free up a few.

Let me get my hands on the dept and this would just be a start. I would combine Gang Intel with the new Gang Unit. Combine Vice with Narcotics and get rid of intel (let the feds handle that spot). I would get rid off TRU and combine SWAT with the MSF. I would disband all Tact teams (no plain clothes officers if your assigned to a dist). The Chicago police dept would look something like it should. All cars on 1st and 3rd watch two man. The top would be cut big time. Far less units who have to justify their existence.

Finally I would do the unthinkable. I would institute a quota for movers!!! Every officer in a dist would have to come in with 5 movers a period. Should the officer not do this they can leave paper (there are some excuses Ie medical, furlough, lots of court). Should this happen more than 3 periods in a year you would be fired!!!! If you can't find 5 movers in a period in Chicago then you shouldn't be the police.

I work in unit by the way. I would start a mass dumping of dead weight and bring in some new blood.

Finally if I was in charge I would hand out a 5 year contract to the working men and women of this dept with a 5% rasie each year. I would catch the flies with honey, not vinegar. The whole dept would switch to the 4 on 2 off schedule. This would be everybody!!! Nobody gets a set day off group. What is good for the goose is good for the gander!!!!

I know I will get slammed for some of these remarks but who cares??? I know and everybody else know this isn't going to happen.

1/21/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Fed boy doesn't realize it yet, the mayor is going to do everything politically unpopular through him. When its over the mayor will say he had to get rid of him because he did all these things, closing districts, beat realignment, contract issues, etc... At the end its going to be the mayor saying its not my fault. This Fed boy is really stupid enough to believe he's in charge.

1/21/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that 11 is on the hit list. Going to close it and rely on self-policing by the residents. The savings in Police service will be immense and allow the city to concentrate services on districts that could still be saved.

1/21/2009 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012 and 013?

1/21/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

close 021, nobody there knows how to be the police anyway...

1/21/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't that be 3 districts closed and merged? As 008 is supposed to be divided and made into 2 districts.
They could easily close down 021 and merge it with 002-- 023 close and merge with 019 and surrounding districts-- and maybe 013 or 012 or both.
Then divide 008 and still come out ahead and would balance call volume a bit better.

1/21/2009 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't see any Alderman going along with a district closure, let alone two. Election time is right around the corner, people have already had enough with the "Chicago Political Antics".

Does the Mayor want to rid himself of some troublesome Alderman?

1/21/2009 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman arrested, charged with DUI

Ald. Sharon Denise Dixon (24th) was arrested and charged with drunken driving and obstructing a police officer when she reportedly refused to obey street closures at the scene of a fatal fire early Wednesday in the North Side’s Rogers Park neighborhood.
Dixon reportedly began to yell at the officer, then moved her vehicle. She then got out of the vehicle and reportedly circled the police squad car on foot and demanded the officer’s star number

I guess COMMANDER MEALER 017 was driving around 024 and found another DUI.

1/21/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other than putting desk PO's on the street, how does closing of districts help? Same amount of areas to cover. How will bids and vacations be handled? The City will save money on heating, electricity, parking lot plowing (oh wait that does not exist)etc. Just same pile just a bigger pile of sh*t.

1/21/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderscum Dixon arrested for drunken driving by Cpd?!? I guess partying after Obamas great day. Nice arrest boys

1/21/2009 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone shed some light on the 10 hr days for those of us not in the pilot districts as far as the contract?

1/21/2009 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you think there s gonna be a big shortage..wait til they offer the pension buyout...see ya!

1/21/2009 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DANNY WARD FOR 24th WARD ALDERMAN!IMPEACH SHARON DIXON!

1/21/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

FOP NUMBERS

IN 2009 AFTER THOSE PROMOTION (WE WILL C)

DOWN 800

THE FUNNY THING IS EVEN THOSE NUMBERS R WRONG!

NO ONE COUNTS ALL THOSE SPECIAL PEOPLE
ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE
MILITARY LEAVE
EXTENDED IOD
EXTENDED MEDICAL
ALL THE SPECCIAL POLICE ON LIMITED DUTY
ALL THE 311 REJECTS THAT CAN NEVER WORK THE STREETS
ALL THE CLOUT BABIES DETAILED TO DA FED 4 EVER
ALL THE CLOUT BABIES DRIVING BURKE AND DICK DALEY AROUND

WHAT NUMBERS DO YOU HAVE BECAUSE I CAME UP WITH 387 I MIGHT BE OFF BY 100 ON THE HI END

400 HUNDRED IS THE PRETEND NUMBER 4 A DISTRICT.

MAY BE THE BALD TREASURER FROM THE FLOP COULD USE HIS MATH SKILLS TO COME UP WITH REAL NUMBERS B CUZ HE SURE ISNT CLEARING ANY CASE AT THE FINANCIAL CRIMES UNIT.

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH HIDING ALL THESE DICKS IN DO NOTHING SPOT

LIMONS WANNA BE YOUNG WIFE
RHONDA A. THE BOMBSHELL OF AREA 4
(THONG NOT INCLUDED)
AND THE BALD TREASURER WHO DONAHOE DUMPED TO FINANCIAL CRIME WHO DOESNT WORK ON ANY CAPERS.

ALL MAKING D2A PAY SHUFFLING PAPERS A RETARTED ALBINO ONE ARMED HOGLET COULD STACK AND PROCESS.

VERY SAD, NO WONDER THE HOMICIDE CLEARANCE RATES R SHIT... J-FED UR MY PROTEIN SHAKE DRINKING CARB LOADING HERO?!?

1/21/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who will teach teach these new recruits if everybody is trying to transfer out of the academy. i know it sucks working for an arrogant prick!

1/21/2009 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE'RE SAFE NOW! ALL THE CROOKS ARE IN WASHINGTON NOW.

1/21/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't close 021. That district belongs to the Secret Service. If anything, there should be a 021A.

1/21/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...Alderskunk Dixon arrested lastnight....DUI and other assorted charges.

1/21/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Remember the Alamo or Custer at Little Bighorn or the Army Rangers at Point Du Huc. Quit crying you babies and show some LEADERSHIP!Was it Over when the Germans Bobmed Pearl Harbor? Just promote more Clout Heavy 31 Flavor Wannabe lesbos or Soldiers or Marines and we will be the same shity unprofessional dept we have always been. Paying the few more to do less. Daley likes it this way-so get a clue.

1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

1/21/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

==========

Oh god, you ignorant fuck. You never saw John Belushi in Animal House? You are a moron.

1/21/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can close 12. Broken pipes, no heat, mold and abestos - the building is falling apart

1/21/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMPOSSIBLE!! ABSOLUTE BS!!!

Will never ever happen. No alderman would stand having a police station in his district close. The alderman picked the commander. Who would they scream at when they wanted police to do this or that? Some other aldermen's chinaman?

NEVER!!!!

Two districts would probably effect at least four aldermen. Other aldermen, particullarly on the northside, would know they are next on the hit list. They would never stand for it. The aldermen would unite and start stalling Olympic efforts. Daley has to play nice this year to get what he wants and he would never allow this.

Besides, people would be screaming bloody murder if they closed their police station. People complained about snow on the ground, suddenly the city found TENS OF MILLIONS of missing dollars to plow side streets. You think they would allow a police station to close. ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

This is total BS. Your source was late to the conversation.

They are probably planning to open two additional police stations.

1/21/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 06:28
" Germans bomb Pearl Harbor" is a tongue-in-cheek quote from the Movie "Animal House".
Good Lord, If you think you are reading the 2 tablets Moses brought down from the mount when reading this eletronic bathroom wall, hell, I have a bridge to sell you.
Idiot????

1/21/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zone 10 dispatcher has a cow over having a RAP most of the night. She then refueses to give out event#'s for the bosses Golden missions that every car is ordered to do. Nobody (supervisor/ watch commander/commander) says anything. So apparently useless event#'s are out and no one cares. And that was determined by the civilian zone 10 dispatcher.

News Flash for the dispatcher on Zone 10--- take a chill pill give out the jobs when some one is available and thats it. The RAP is created by the manpower shortages from above (depletion of bodies to special units/ no hiring of police to replace retirees and bodies moved out of districts) so don't question them or have an attitude just go with the flow and quit being such a a bitch about it.

1/21/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ot there is a guy on youtube going by the name of northsidecopwatch taping us while we respond to calls. He has a scanner and everything. Be careful out there. Cameras are everywhere.

1/21/2009 06:16:00 AM


If he has a scanner lock him up. End of story! Inventory his video camera as evidence.
What you worried about if you are doin everything by the book?

1/21/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Chicago Alderman Sharon Denise Dixon (24 Ward) was arrested last night in 024 for 11-501, per WLS 890 AM news report at 0703hrs.

The Obama party was pretty wild I guess?

1/21/2009 07:04:00 AM





THIS IS AWESOME! I would like to take those officers who made the arrest out to lunch.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1389493,w-alderman-arrest-dui-dixon-012109.article

1/21/2009 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Fed boy doesn't realize it yet, the mayor is going to do everything politically unpopular through him. When its over the mayor will say he had to get rid of him because he did all these things, closing districts, beat realignment, contract issues, etc... At the end its going to be the mayor saying its not my fault. This Fed boy is really stupid enough to believe he's in charge.

1/21/2009 07:47:00 AM

I would be to for $300,000.00 a year!!

1/21/2009 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Yikes, another CPS graduate heard from!

Those had to be some really long range airplanes.

1/21/2009 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a real good chance that 012 will be closing as they have sold land that was earmarked for a new station at two different locations and there is not a lot left for Daly's butt buddies and his brother to make money on.

1/21/2009 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I heard that 11 is on the hit list. Going to close it and rely on self-policing by the residents. The savings in Police service will be immense and allow the city to concentrate services on districts that could still be saved.

1/21/2009 07:58:00 AM

HAHAHA now that is the truth

1/21/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LT. RALPH BARGANSKI. WHAT A GREAT PERSON. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS WIFE JANE AND THEIR FAMILY. I FEEL FOR YOU TODAY RUSS. HANG IN THERE BUDDY.

DARRYL & EILEEN

1/21/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
my guess and what someone posted a while ago 013 and 023. 013 could easily be absorbed by 011, 012, 014, and/or 018. and for 023 020 and 019 could easily take it over...but who knows that makes to much sense i guess

1/21/2009 12:41:00 AM

THEY ARE BUILDING A NEW 023rd DISTRICT STATION! They can't close it now.

Hmmmmm...

Another, perhaps SMARTER option would be to increase the size of 020 southward, absorbing the top of 019 AND 023 from the N branch of the Chgo river straight east to the lake and REclaiming it as 020 like it was BEFORE they opened the 024th District.

The NEWLY DOWNSIZED 023rd District could then become District HQ for a combined 019th AND 023rd District, freeing up the 019th district station to become a freestanding AREA 3 HQ, housing the usual Area suspects, and also the Northside Evidence Techs.

1/21/2009 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger taking what I'm given said...

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

1/21/2009 09:28:00 AM

Guess you never watched Animal House.
It was a joke.

1/21/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Good Job to the two traffic guys from Major Accident that were in Area 5 . We understand your grief. My understanding was the whole investigation was going great until their lieutenant called and made them go home for the day because of her “no overtime policy”. Nice way to blow a case and the offender was set free. Great moral booster if there is any left. No wonder why the clearance rate is at an all time low.

1/21/2009 01:46:00 AM

SHUT-UP AND TAKE ORDERS, SOLDIER!
Your job is not to question authority. If I, in all my wisdom as a merit Lieutenant, I decide to blow this case because of my 'no overtime policy' JUST DO IT!!!

Richie doesn't care about cases being solved. Richie cares about $$$ leaving his pocket. Let me repeat... NO OVERTIME!!!

1/21/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Danny Ward has too much integrity to be an alderthing...aint that a B#$%# Ald. Dixon...what goes around comes around

1/21/2009 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY, QUIT SLAMMING 021! I work in 021 and I can read magazines, newspapers, and books, and watch DVD's and listen to my iPod just as good as you who work in other districts! So quit saying we don't know how to be the police in 021!

1/21/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Was it Over when the Germans Bobmed Pearl Harbor?

1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM

PUBLIC SCHOOL DROPOUT!

1/21/2009 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
021 gone 17 gone

1/21/2009 06:59:00 AM

017...? Just opened new station?

1/21/2009 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We're hearing that we in TRU are going to be Company D in MSF. We are being told to prepare for major change in 2009...

1/21/2009 12:44:00 AM

Company D? MSF? D O R K S

1/21/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The placement of the new 009th district was, lets say, very odd to say the least.
Everyone just chalked it up to the bridgeport clout, but maybe something bigger was in the works all these years.

1/21/2009 02:25:00 AM

YEAH! It was a whole block away from the old station.... odd! (please, note the sarcasm)

1/21/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Other than putting desk PO's on the street, how does closing of districts help? Same amount of areas to cover. How will bids and vacations be handled? The City will save money on heating, electricity, parking lot plowing (oh wait that does not exist)etc. Just same pile just a bigger pile of sh*t.

1/21/2009 08:07:00 AM


2 timekeepers, 5 or 6 caps folks plus sgt, lt, desk crew, lockup keeper, dist. secretary, front office staff (10-15--neighborhood relations, ticket sorter etd).... and if they dump that tact teams, add another 20 guys.....

1/21/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The LAPD just opened two new patrol divisions (same as our districts). That's ADDITIONAL districts for a total of 21. With 9800 sworn and 3.8 million population (1 million more than Chicago).

1/21/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know I will get slammed for some of these remarks but who cares???

1/21/2009 07:30:00 AM

Not really! Most posts over 3 or 4 sentences don't get read, anyway!

1/21/2009 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does this alleviate the shortage?
-----------------------------------

Easy, at least on paper. HEY! We need more smoke and mirrors PRONTO!

1/21/2009 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Alderman Sharon Denise Dixon (24 Ward) was arrested last night in 024 for 11-501, per WLS 890 AM news report at 0703hrs.

In order to lead
the people,
you must first love
the people.
In order to save
the people,
you first serve
the people."

1/21/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to P.O. T. McN from 024 for having the courage to lock up Alderman Sharon Denise Dixon last night. After all the shit they put you through in 016 I'm glad to see you still have balls and they didn't break your spirit. Nice job officer.

1/21/2009 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

1/21/2009 09:28:00 AM<<<

That's a line out of the Movie
ANIMAL HOUSE, (RIP John Bluto Beluchi)you unsophisticated twit. You're on Double Secret Probation from now on, go get some American culture.

Nothing is over until we say it's over!

1/21/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close 019, 020, 023 and have 024 take it over. No reason we need all those slow ass districts.

Close 021 and have 002 take it over.

Close 013 and have 012 and 014 take it over.

Split 008 and 004 into 2 districts.

Make 006 5 beats a sector
Make 005 and 022 4 beats a sector.

Get rid of Saturation. Get rid of the Gun Teams. Have MSF and TRU merge.

2 Tact teams per district 10 bodies each. One for days one for nights. Rotate.

Obama is President. Change is in the air! I smell hope! Yes We can!

1/21/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in unit by the way. I would start a mass dumping of dead weight and bring in some new blood.
-----------------------------------

You had me until this.

Go back and finish your filing you useless slug.

1/21/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We're hearing that we in TRU are going to be Company D in MSF. We are being told to prepare for major change in 2009...

1/21/2009 12:44:00 AM

If your dumb enough to join this bullshit oh well!

1/21/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.W. Wilson cut back on the number of districts way back when, then he found out it did not work and had to add some of those back.
So J Fed is going to try something that already has been tried and FAILED.
I guess he threw out anyone who knew anything about the department or how to be the police

1/21/2009 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Mr."QUOTA make sure to wear that nametag nice and shiney so when we write on every mover/citation: R/O was informed by W/C "QUOTA" #1234 that to retain my employment R/O was hereby ordered/pressured to write moving violation citations and was dicouraged from letting the public go with a warning.Make sure you hire Eddie V.,he will defend you till the end.

1/21/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2009 07:30:00 AM

Go take your meds asshole!

1/21/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone knows that a rise in unemployment is often followed by a rise in crime. knowing this, the city should load up the academy now as it takes 6 months to train a police officer. when it gets hot the shenanigans will start again just like every other year with no manpower to handle it. 200 hires is not going to cut it and my squad car can only be at one place at a time. they can close all the stations they want, the calls for service will remain the same.

1/21/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course they are not hiring. Where do you think they get the money for important things like buying land for Olympics.

1/21/2009 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

call the helicopter oh wait a minute they are suspended for 3 weeks NO PILOTS.

1/21/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

The city can rent them out to the private sector and help pay for our beloved Olympics.
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Hmmmm. Even the newest district stations wouldn't bring much $$ if rented to the private sector. But renting out 35th Street could bring in some real dough.

1/21/2009 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a department how could they have two helicopters just sitting on the ground idle not being able to be used

1/21/2009 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger CJN said...

Let's all just work out of one building. There, problem fixed J-fed style.

1/21/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.


I love it when some self absorbed moron doesn't get it!!!! Go rent animal house and stop yanking off to pictures of your sister!

1/21/2009 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they close 023 please, please send tc(1st watch) to my district. I will write a million movers and parkers.

1/21/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dust off those leather jackets you house mice.
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FWIW and OT--there are house mice and house mice. Some never have been and never will be the real police. Others are pulled off the street and put behind the desk or in the lockup just because nobody wants to partner with them or their bad habits. Others just don't know how to work the desk

But did your watch ever have a desk officer who knew the street and knew what he (or she)was doing behind the desk. They can make the job a hell of a lot easier. There is a lot more to it than most of us realize. And you are always under the thumb of the desk sgt., WC, or even DC. Not much chance of OT, any court time, or grabbing a few minutes for a personal.

I know about this one because a time or two I had to fill in when the desk officer hit the medical or took time due. Lost! Try it--you won't like it.

1/21/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"1/21/2009 07:30:00 AM"



'If I were king of the forest.......'

1/21/2009 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job to the two traffic guys from Major Accident that were in Area 5 . We understand your grief. My understanding was the whole investigation was going great until their lieutenant called and made them go home for the day because of her “no overtime policy”. Nice way to blow a case and the offender was set free. Great moral booster if there is any left. No wonder why the clearance rate is at an all time low.

1/21/2009 01:46:00 AM

The reason the offender was set free again to walk is because the victim's wife, who was also the witness couldn't positively identify the guy in the lineup. That would be the main reson the other reason is the state's attorney's office is scared to charge a guy without a 100% guarantee of a conviction.

But hey maybe their Lt. is a jag as well that I cannot say but nowadays anyhting is possible.

1/21/2009 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger CJN said...

How does anyone not get an Animal House quote?! An what's up with the lame "go back to your basement apartment" put down?

1/21/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07:30 AM In the 80's, that is exactly the way the dept was laid out. Back in the day. When it worked.

1/21/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

along with the traffic guys, a B&A Det. was on an Arson / Homicide arrest w/2 in custody. Sgt calls numerous times and oders Det to go home because of overtime. A/1 Sgt goes to bat for the B&A guy and case closed. This is unbelievable. This is what is killing the clearence rate.

1/21/2009 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.
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i guess you never saw Animal House huh, your the idiot genius.

1/21/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm....wonder what the Inspector Generals office is going to do about Dixon? She does get a city check.

1/21/2009 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no crime in chicago because a million criminals went to washington

1/21/2009 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but what is going on in 004 with that chump Carter, no check off until 15 after the hour?
Sneaking around on calls to time cars? How about his secretary with 4 yrs on the job and 6 months on the street

1/21/2009 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

013 and 021 are logical, 012 and 014 could easily absorb it, maybe even part of 018 moved west to cover; 021 can be absorbed by 001, 002, and 003 with no effect at all to Obama's house. 023 is too political(gay) and wil be spared, they are building a new station for them; 012 is too political with UIC, Greektown, Taylor and 18th st, it isn't going anywhere.

Look for 012 and 014 to go to Chicago Ave. maybe 011 takes the west end going east to California, it's easy to get done...

1/21/2009 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know that closing a District is total BS!!! There is no way in the world will the alderman approve of closing a District within there ward! Hate to say it but that will never happen!Just like the beat realingments is a very hot topic becasue to the politics involved!

1/21/2009 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Can I stop watching the bullshit about Obama already. Ok he is president can we move on now.......Show me something when fucks up the government or maybe eventually does something good. Just tired of seeing and hearing about him.

1/21/2009 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Ralph Barganski was a class act, what a nice guy.

Phoenix Az PD is going through cutbacks right now. They cut their budget, laid off civilian workers and are approximately 250 sworn personnel short. They will not hire the 250 until the economy improves. 250 out of a total of 3800 is almost 7%.

old retired guy

1/21/2009 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

13 and 21 will be closed this year. This is a done deal and will be announced within 5 weeks. This is a mighty blow to what was once the strongest most respected police department in the country.

1/21/2009 02:50:00 AM

Closing 013 & 021 is a mighty blow? Put the sauce down. Do yourself a favor and join a program.

1/21/2009 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: District closings

When the 024 station was build the plan was that was to be the new 020th District station and the shoebox on Foster avenue was to close.

Pretty much the same plan when Belmont 019 opened. The current 023, which was the original 019, was to close. Closing 023 makes sense.

Keeping 013 open does not.

With 002 slowing down due to gentrification, there is no need for 021.

Seems to me the reason the sity is talking closing districts is that that is the only way they can get rid of the housecats. They have too much juice to boot out and no one has the balls to kick them out, so just close the house.

Could eliminate 5 districts, tho 4 would be easier. That would cut 4 or 5 Commander spots and 5 District Managers, a total waste.

I will believe it when I see it. And I am not holding my breath...

1/21/2009 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wheter j-fed closes 2 districts or not. we're currently budgeted for 13,500. we really need about 15,000 to take back the streets. we're currently at just under 10,000 (FACT) in 2009 he's hiring 200 but promoting 208 that puts us at 9,992. Now take into consideration the anticipated 500-600 coppers retiring (+ a couple more unforseen incidents = firings, deaths, indictments, etc) that puts us close to 9,200 or so. This is fucking insane. And all J-Fed and Mayor Dumbass tell the public is that they are oh so concerned about public safety. Nott!
Closing districts is only going to let them paper shuffle and smooze the public with numbers and graphs like they always do. Nothing changes other than putting the citizens of this fine city and the lives of its great police force at risk and in uneccasary harms way.

1/21/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

close 021, nobody there knows how to be the police anyway...

What about FTO K?

1/21/2009 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The construction trailers were moved into lot next to the 023 dist. So with construction about to begin on the new parking lot and station I think it would be safe to say 023 dist. isn't going anywhere.

1/21/2009 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

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Oh god, you ignorant fuck. You never saw John Belushi in Animal House? You are a moron.

1/21/2009 09:32:00 AM

That figures. Animal house. This must be a two year hair gel, inside wannabe.

1/21/2009 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
who will teach teach these new recruits if everybody is trying to transfer out of the academy. i know it sucks working for an arrogant prick!

1/21/2009 08:55:00 AM

Sorry to break your bubble but working at the academy is hard but rewardung work. The staff is happy, content and very busy with new programs. By the way, which prick?

1/21/2009 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you need more manpower, well it's more like womanpower, just close the CAPS offices in each district. Look how many useless POs and bosses they hide there. Just a thought.

1/21/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous conspiracy fact or theory said...

Anonymous said...
Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

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Appparently you have not read the Heintzile chronicles of 1938. In order to discredit the Japs and bring dishonor to the fine Japanese (placed into interment camps and property seized) people of California;
The Germans collaborated with the US Gov't. to stage the pearl harbor bombing in order to destroy old maritime equipment and gain the support of anti-war US citizens.
Pearl harbor was "cleared" of all essential personnel and the Germans stormed in disguized as Japanese pilots flying identical aircraft.
The investigating commission that could not locate any of the enemy's remains thereby failing to bring intoi evidence the attacker's true race.

1/21/2009 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Remember the Alamo or Custer at Little Bighorn or the Army Rangers at Point Du Huc. Quit crying you babies and show some LEADERSHIP!Was it Over when the Germans Bobmed Pearl Harbor? Just promote more Clout Heavy 31 Flavor Wannabe lesbos or Soldiers or Marines and we will be the same shity unprofessional dept we have always been. Paying the few more to do less. Daley likes it this way-so get a clue.

1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

1/21/2009 09:28:00 AM
its animal house you moron

1/21/2009 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close 1 & 18.
TMA's can handle them.

1/21/2009 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

013 & 021...they gone!

1/21/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous 11th district, 3W, 30 sector said...

Here's a great 011th District rumor:

1130, 3/W, is a jagoff.

Oh, wait. We thought you were looking for FACTS, SCC. Our bad.

1/21/2009 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous let the westside burn said...

Anonymous said...
They're gonna let a terrorist attack happen in the heart of the city wiping out the west side thus closing 010, 011, and maybe 012.

1/21/2009 01:01:00 AM

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Can you see what you can do to have this terrorist attack occur while I'm RDO/DOG 6? Thanks.

1/21/2009 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM
WHO BOMBED pearl HARBOR?

1/21/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're gonna let a terrorist attack happen in the heart of the city wiping out the west side thus closing 010, 011, and maybe 012


.....and this would be bad why?

1/21/2009 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
CPD lost one great boss today Ret. Lt. Ralph Brganski A5 D Unit.
RIP Ralph

..didn't know the guy. Heard great great things about him. What a shame. Prayers for his wife and family.

1/21/2009 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

021 Prairie Dogs will never die !! alot of good coppers came from there.

1/21/2009 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that 11 is on the hit list. Going to close it and rely on self-policing by the residents. The savings in Police service will be immense and allow the city to concentrate services on districts that could still be saved.


I heard the same thing. Then natural selection can take it's course and the population will decrease significantly saving tax payers more money. It's a win win

1/21/2009 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god, you ignorant fuck. You never saw John Belushi in Animal House? You are a moron.

1/21/2009 09:32:00 AM
__________________________________
Oh, and memorizing Animal House makes you brilliant?

1/21/2009 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

1/21/2009 09:28:00 AM

DUH..Animal House.

1/21/2009 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

1/21/2009 09:28:00 AM

Here's the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI

1/21/2009 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

J-Fed, you've got to "think outside of the box" (God, if I hear that banal phrase one more time).

Close all nine districts that lie to the north of the entrance to the Chicago River and North Ave. to the Harlem Ave. city limits. Then that area secedes from the current City of Chicago to form a new municipality called "Upper Chicago" or whatever. We could then form local government and elect our own mayor and town council.

The lateral transfers of current Chicago employees would be permitted. In effect, we would then have our own version of "the twin cities".

Daley could generate a financial windfall by selling city property, including police and fire stations to this newly created municipality.

I guarantee you Chicago homicides and violent crimes would decrease dramatically . However, I refuse to discuss the crime rate per capita.

Make it happen, Jody. Then get the fuck outta here or at least keep your sorry ass south of North Ave.

P.S.: My apologies to the good citizens of Mt. Greenwood, Hegewisch and the west end of 008.

1/21/2009 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

close 021, nobody there knows how to be the police anyway...

1/21/2009 08:01:00 AM

ok hard guy where the fuck do you work?oh,oh,wait let me guess,011,007,015??WOW,get some time on the job then transfer you 2 year wonder!!!!

1/21/2009 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course they are going to close 2districts, where do you think they are going to get the manpower for the new Olympic village police station that they are going to have to build when we get the Olympics in 2016. Probably build a state of the art fire station also.

1/21/2009 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2009 07:30:00 AM
...Finally I would do the unthinkable. I would institute a quota for movers!!! Every officer in a dist would have to come in with 5 movers a period. Should the officer not do this they can leave paper (there are some excuses Ie medical, furlough, lots of court). Should this happen more than 3 periods in a year you would be fired!!!! If you can't find 5 movers in a period in Chicago then you shouldn't be the police.

I work in unit by the way. I would start a mass dumping of dead weight and bring in some new blood...


So we know how you got in to a "unit." You're a company suckhole stooge!

1/21/2009 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2009 06:28:00 AM

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.

1/21/2009 09:28:00 AM

I believe this guy was quoting from animal house.

1/21/2009 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why yall hatin' on 021? Yall just jealous cause yall can't work there.

1/21/2009 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rev Wright , Sharpton , Jesse Jackson, now Lowery is every black minister racist or Just Obamas?

1/21/2009 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot. Now go back to your basement apt and watch COPS.


...........................
7 years of college down the drain.

1/21/2009 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

coming soon - "tent city" for cops. no stations, just tents scattered citywide. the mad midget saves a fortune on utility bills and with ease of mobility, willie never knows where we'll "pop-up" next.

1/21/2009 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a B&A Det. was on an Arson / Homicide arrest w/2 in custody"

Amazing what happened? The Det catch the guy coming out of the place w/a gas can & road flare in his hand. Along w/a Video of him torching the joint?

1/21/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My understanding was the whole investigation was going great until their lieutenant called and made them go home for the day because of her “no overtime policy”.

What's your date of appointment Tackleberry Nov 08? The no overtime policy has been in place since 2004. Right after the last contract the kabosh on ot was put in place. I'm not saying its right, but could you come up w/ something a little more current?

1/21/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Have it Better Than Most said...

17 gone


Yeah, we just opened a BRAND NEW STATION for them so let's wshut it down now.....GOOF!!!

1/21/2009 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hmmmm....wonder what the Inspector Generals office is going to do about Dixon? She does get a city check.

1/21/2009 02:41:00 PM

I thought the Inspector Generals office could not investigate the Aldermenzes???

1/21/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GoodBye CPD...Hello F-Troop!!!

1/21/2009 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
close 021, nobody there knows how to be the police anyway...


----Wrong, T.P. is the real police in 021. He knows the game and is a pitch hitter and great at catching in the outfield. Good luck to yuo bro. Hope you get merit sgt. or into hq - you've earned it. nice power point and videos

1/21/2009 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Germans did not bomb pearl harbor you idiot.

HEY SHORTBUS, TRY WATCHING ANIMAL HOUSE, PROBABLY BEFORE YOUR TIME!!

1/21/2009 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to break your bubble but working at the academy is hard but rewardung work. The staff is happy, content and very busy with new programs. By the way, which prick?

1/21/2009 04:41:00 PM

the head of the academy duh! reserves marine corp member also known as the weekend warriors lol.

1/21/2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope they build a parking garage for all the additional cars if they close 013 and have the surrounding districts expanded. Parking in 012 and 014 is rough now.

1/21/2009 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Belushi??

Animal House?

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.

Seven years of college down the drain...

The movie is a classic.

1/21/2009 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little bird in a high spot also said AREA THREE DETECTIVE DIVISION might be absorbed by AREA FOUR and AREA FIVE. Coming from a good source, as usual.

1/21/2009 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic but what is going on in 004 with that chump Carter, no check off until 15 after the hour?
Sneaking around on calls to time cars? How about his secretary with 4 yrs on the job and 6 months on the street

1/21/2009 02:54:00 PM

If you think that's bad. The pudgy, big-butt, goof-giggling 2nd watch secretary in 007 is a 2 year joke as well.
I believe she does not know where the mars box is located on a squad car.

1/21/2009 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a B&A Det. was on an Arson / Homicide arrest w/2 in custody"

Amazing what happened? The Det catch the guy coming out of the place w/a gas can & road flare in his hand. Along w/a Video of him torching the joint?

1/21/2009 08:48:00 PM

You must have been working the scene, The guy was caught with a gas can, and on tape torching the car and the dumbass got shot!!!

The good arrest goes to 009th Dist SGT.

1/21/2009 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little bird in a high spot also said AREA THREE DETECTIVE DIVISION might be absorbed by AREA FOUR and AREA FIVE. Coming from a good source, as usual.

1/21/2009 11:24:00 PM

BULLSHIT. AREA 3 TOOK OVER THE 001 DIST TWO YEARS AGO. GUESS A/4 WAS OVERWORKED AS USUAL. LMAO!

1/21/2009 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about doing a separate thread on morale, or morale vs. contract, or morale vs. bosses, or....anyway, morale, which seemed to be low after J-fed, really seems to be in the toilet....

1/22/2009 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hears they are closing the 4th and 5th districts?

1/22/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

013 AND 021 SOUND RIGHT!
013 lockup has been closed for years.
I don't know about 021's???
There aint shit really goin on in either district that you would need a station, as long as the beats are manned and others are out there in the busy areas then so what!
Bye Bye 013, you could fit 013 into 2 beats in 016.
So thats 700 more police for other districts with beat cars still manned! NOT A PROBLEM!

1/22/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With portability of pension a FACT, there is no reason guys won't bale that have 20-25 years once they buy the time! Could chalk up another 500 retiree's this year on top of regular retiree's.
Even more in the next 2 years.
Rumor also has a 26 year 75%
and 27 year 80% retiree bill moving thru. This could grossly influence retirements and I am looking forward to it.
WORRY ABOUT THIS: CPD pension NOW FUNDED AT 40% FIRE PENSION FUNDED AT 20%!
Worst economy ever! Work a side job where you pay social security, hope for elimination of the windfall provision and stash more cash for yourself.
Figure about 20% of your salary should be invested/saved. At least use CD's!!!

1/22/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That figures. Animal house. This must be a two year hair gel, inside wannabe.

1/21/2009 04:39:00 PM

Do you really think an hair hel police know what Animal House is?

Dumb fuck.

1/22/2009 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have got sergeants running part of the first watch now in 005. In reality all they need is one lieutenant for each zone and let the sergeants run the districts. The lieutenant can monitor the radio and respond to any shooting or whatever they do. Sergeants can read an arrest report and sign off on it. That is all. Carry on.

1/22/2009 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That way you only need 39 Lts. for the whole city. Not no 230. Who is running this shit. Why do you need a Lt. to go to every person shot? The fucking shooter is seldom still on the scene by the time the police get there. Shit it takes OEMC a good 5 minutes to get any "in porgress" jobs out anyway. The only scene I saw a W/C arrive at while the shooting was still going on was on the south side. Every time there was a an exchange of gun fire she walked farther and farther away from the action. What a turd. Lead from the front you worthless fucks.

1/22/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

close 021, nobody there knows how to be the police anyway...

1/21/2009 08:01:00 AM

ok hard guy where the fuck do you work?oh,oh,wait let me guess,011,007,015??WOW,get some time on the job then transfer you 2 year wonder!!!!

1/21/2009 07:16:00 PM

Hey 021 goof, truth hurts don't it?
Your station is useless. 002 and U of C police can handle your rapidly dwindling workload.
get a pair on the job and transfer to 007, 011 015 you half a cop.
Say adios to your district-you are the weakest link -GOOMBYE!!!

1/22/2009 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We're hearing that we in TRU are going to be Company D in MSF. We are being told to prepare for major change in 2009...

1/21/2009 12:44:00 AM

If your dumb enough to join this bullshit oh well!

1/21/2009 12:21:00 PM

Nobody told anybody at TRU that. A total fabrication. I think a lot of people me included would leave at the drop of a dime. The MSF Commander was a LT at TRU briefly and didn't make a good impression(the word stroke was thrown around a lot). He told the unit that the show must go on(heads) after escorting a fellow officer who did on duty to the morgue only to be overruled by a Deputy Chief. Who knows he may of changed? But I highly doubt it, that is why I take all his praise as noting more than hot piss.

1/22/2009 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

close 021, nobody there knows how to be the police anyway...

1/21/2009 08:01:00 AM

ok hard guy where the fuck do you work?oh,oh,wait let me guess,011,007,015??WOW,get some time on the job then transfer you 2 year wonder!!!!

1/21/2009 07:16:00 PM


To: 1/21/2009 07:16:00 PM Post;

The truth hurts, Mr/Mrs 021st District copper, criticism of the working police, is a sad reflection of your low self esteem as a police officer. Don't be jealous of the police officers with 2 years experience working in the above districts, these hard working officers will be your boss in a few years. Don't do nothing = DON'T KNOW NOTHING. 021 has some of the laziest, clueless, no nothing & do nothing police officers ever to wear a uniform. Spent time there, it was the worst experience of my career. Most, but not all 021 coppers, need to go to 008, 011, 007, 005 or 004, to be retreaded, to learn how to be police officers again. 021 copper police skills are that pathetic. 002 can police 021 without any problems and 002 coppers will probably cut the crime along 53rd St, in half within two weeks of taking over. Most 021 coppers are an embarrassment to the Dept and should be arrested for impersonating a police officer. Yes, it's that bad there..... No back up, 2 hrs on parking complaints, on 10-1's ... some 021 coppers are seen going in the opposite direction. Coppers with 5 years in 021, believe they are close to retirement and should coast the next 15 years because they work so hard...

CLOSE 021 NOW- SAVE US FROM THEIR MEDIOCRITY..

Thank you for attention -- a grateful escapee from Prairie's Pathetic Police District...

1/22/2009 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A tad off topic but I think it needs to be said non the less.

The Superintendent recently issued a PAX 501 in which he attempted to express his deep felt concerns for the unwashed masses. His comments were as offensive as he. To even make the slightest reference to his doing a good job is as reprehensible a concept as imaginable. Mr. Superintendent your service to date has been a complete failure – period stop.

That being said lets move on to a more germane issue regarding this PAX 501. Was this writing completed by the Superintendent himself, or did one of his many clueless minions produce same? Whoever authored this document has the writing skills of a fifth grade CPS honor student. The offering is replete with contextual errors. Its punctuation gave me a headache as I attempted to intellectually navigate this woefully presented text.

Oh well! What can one expect from a man who was hired by the King of mispronunciations himself? All we can surmise is that “basicy” [sic] both are incompetent and each elevated well above their true abilities.

Note: for those of you unfamiliar with the term “basicy” let me enlighten you. It is a mispronunciation of the word “basically.” Our Dear Mayor Daley utilizes it frequently to remind us of how stupid he truly is.

1/22/2009 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRESH OFF THE RUMOR MILL:
Terry Hilliards brother (Dru) WILL be made merit on next Lt list.

You read it here first

1/22/2009 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the BIG problem with where 009 was built? It was actually 6 blocks from the old station, not 1. No one would say anything If 008 was built west of Central Av. But is was built right accross the street from the old station, so was 022. 009 is fine where it's at, complain about something else, how 'bout some guy named Seiser.

1/22/2009 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger OldSchoolCPD said...

Open your minds people…This is whats going on as we speek...

Take the current map of the districts and areas….
• Put a pin in every police facility…..
• Erase all the boundaries and beat lines….
• Now start from scratch…..
• Re-draw beat lines using calls for service and population numbers ……
• Re-map district boundaries and select a current facility for each district
• Facilities that are not used for districts will be used for all the specialized units that seem to pop up every other month.
• Some old facilities may be scraped because they are beyond repair.
• Re-allocate the appropriate manpower to the new districts.
• Let everyone Bid on the new Districts
• We will probably end up with less than 25 districts, more cops where we need them and less where there are already too many.
• Make a policy where this is to be done every 5 – 7 years

1/22/2009 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
who will teach teach these new recruits if everybody is trying to transfer out of the academy. i know it sucks working for an arrogant prick!

1/21/2009 08:55:00 AM

Sorry to break your bubble but working at the academy is hard but rewardung work. The staff is happy, content and very busy with new programs. By the way, which prick?

1/21/2009 04:41:00 PM

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The best thing I've read on this blog in a long time..."Rewardung work." That pretty much sums up the academy.

1/22/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT. AREA 3 TOOK OVER THE 001 DIST TWO YEARS AGO. GUESS A/4 WAS OVERWORKED AS USUAL. LMAO!

1/21/2009 11:55:00 PM

Area Three had 4 homicides and 8 armed robberies from 1999-2008. Three of the homicides are still open. The other one was a murder-suicide that was solved.

1/22/2009 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FRESH OFF THE RUMOR MILL:
Terry Hilliards brother (Dru) WILL be made merit on next Lt list.

You read it here first

1/22/2009 06:10:00 AM

___________________________________

Of course, just like Carouthers. Merit is all on the up and up. Family connections...mere coincidence.

1/22/2009 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Buford T Justice said...

The Superintendent recently issued a PAX 501 in which he attempted to express his deep felt concerns for the unwashed masses. His comments were as offensive as he. To even make the slightest reference to his doing a good job is as reprehensible a concept as imaginable. Mr. Superintendent your service to date has been a complete failure – period stop.

That being said lets move on to a more germane issue regarding this PAX 501. Was this writing completed by the Superintendent himself, or did one of his many clueless minions produce same? Whoever authored this document has the writing skills of a fifth grade CPS honor student. The offering is replete with contextual errors. Its punctuation gave me a headache as I attempted to intellectually navigate this woefully presented text.

Oh well! What can one expect from a man who was hired by the King of mispronunciations himself? All we can surmise is that “basicy” [sic] both are incompetent and each elevated well above their true abilities.

Note: for those of you unfamiliar with the term “basicy” let me enlighten you. It is a mispronunciation of the word “basically.” Our Dear Mayor Daley utilizes it frequently to remind us of how stupid he truly is.

1/22/2009 05:38:00 AM

The G-d damn germanes got nuthinto do with it!

BUT DADDY!
Shut up only one shit at a time!

1/22/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

close 021, nobody there knows how to be the police anyway...

1/21/2009 08:01:00 AM

ok hard guy where the fuck do you work?oh,oh,wait let me guess,011,007,015??WOW,get some time on the job then transfer you 2 year wonder!!!!

NO, NOT A 2 YR WONDER, JUST SOMEONE WHO KNOWS, PEOPLE WHO TRAIN IN 021 ARE IDIOTS, PEOPLE WHO TRANSFER IN, ARE DONE BEING THE POLICE, IF THEY EVER WERE...THE PEOPLE THAT DO THE MOST IN 021 ARE THE GUYS WHO HANDLE ROBBERY PINCHES THAT U of C CATCHES AND HANDS OVER, THEN THEY WANT AN H. MENTION FOR THE ARREST..GET REAL..THE PLACE HASN'T BEEN THE SAME SINCE MILLA LEFT..

1/22/2009 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

80% WITH 27YEARS
hahahahaha
what are you drinking
make mine a double

1/22/2009 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Area Three had 4 homicides and 8 armed robberies from 1999-2008. Three of the homicides are still open. The other one was a murder-suicide that was solved.

1/22/2009 10:02:00 AM"

BULLSHIT.

1/22/2009 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"work a side job where you pay social security, hope for elimination of the windfall provision"

Great if the windfall is corrected but check out you insurance rates if you don't have your 40 quarters in-don't be a dumb ass-educate yourself and plan ahead.

Check out:

http://www.chipabf.org/About%20Your%20Benefits/Insurance/Ins_Rates_2008.htm


This are 2008 rates- think about future inflation. If you don't want to work at Walmart, save!

1/23/2009 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

021 WAS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK UNTIL DOPY AND HIS REGIME TOOK OVER BY BY 021

1/23/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about expanding the Airports Units?

Midway and O'Hare could expand into the softer beats of 008 and 016 and handle the BS jobs out where most of us live. Make a larger police facility out there send them more squad cars and continue to transport prisoners after processing to 008 and 016 for booking.

You might get quality response if this is done there too in our areas since 008 and 016 are so large since its hard to respond for assist calls.

019 could abosrb 023 and 002 could absorb 021. 013 could be abosrbed by 014 too. Other districts could expand and reallign to compensate as well.

To me it seems like a no brainer and not that difficult of a decision.

Cut back on supplies, building maintenance costs, Commander salary, office civilian staff costs etc. etc. Sell the properties make revenue.

3 districts out and Facilities at Airports expanded and some districts just make room for the incoming man power.

Signed

Supe in Training

1/23/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: I read that one of Obamas biggest priorities is to stop racial profiling. I guess he doesn't know we all signed that paper swearing it off already.. I guess we should only pinch bad guys that look like us... Be very careful. If this is pushed it will thrill the liberals . the media and the Rev's.

That's nothin'. One of our guys, who happened to be an m/1, brought in a wanted robbery offender, who happened to be an m/1, on Tues. One of our co-workers started to chastise him because he was locking up a "brother" on Obama day.

Get ready for the guaranteed racial divide throughout the dept.

1/23/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

close 021, nobody there knows how to be the police anyway...

1/21/2009 08:01:00 AM

PEOPLE WHO TRAIN IN 021 ARE IDIOTS, PEOPLE WHO TRANSFER IN, ARE DONE BEING THE POLICE, IF THEY EVER WERE...
1/22/2009 02:20:00 PM

And those that did train in 021 (the do nothing po po's) become secretaries/asst. sec. in districts that, at one point, were the hardest districts to get into!

1/23/2009 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

021 WAS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK UNTIL DOPY AND HIS REGIME TOOK OVER BY BY 021

1/23/2009 09:10:00 AM

Jealousy looks ugly on you

1/23/2009 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"019 could abosrb 023 and 002 could absorb 021. 013 could be abosrbed by 014 too. Other districts could expand and reallign to compensate as well.

To me it seems like a no brainer and not that difficult of a decision.

Cut back on supplies, building maintenance costs, Commander salary, office civilian staff costs etc. etc. Sell the properties make revenue."

Yeah, and while yer at it, close 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 010, 011 and 015, and outsource patrol functions in these superfund sites to Waste Management. Under the watchful eye of the Mayor's Special Bureau of Shit Abatement, vast sums of $$$ and many wayward souls will be saved.

1/24/2009 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In addition to the 200 listed promotions, I think I recall 9 promotions to Captain was listed and instead of using the numeral 9, it was written as the word "nine".

1/24/2009 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to jealosy looks ugly on you sign your fucking name and confront your fucking ass in 021 punk

1/24/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to jealosy looks ugly on you sign your fucking name and confront your fucking ass in 021 punk

1/24/2009 08:40:00 PM

Learn how to phrase a sentence simple ass idiot.

1/24/2009 10:26:00 PM  

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