Friday, March 20, 2009

"Merit" Letter Out

And they're looking for sergeants.

Still no word on the Lieutenant's list. They've had that letter since September of last year.

And now rumors are beginning of no detectives? What the hell?

UPDATE: " " added to reflect the actuality of "meri-clout-orious"

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Blogger NorthSide said...

Unless and until the City gives a categorical and unequivocal written definition of "merit", please encase this bastardized word in quotation marks.

Otherwise, civilian and other outsider blog visitors might actually believe it corresponds with the dictionary definition.

CPD officers know that "merit" selection is nothing more than a euphemism for interdepartmental or intradepartmental political CLOUT or arbitrary management discretion with neither accountability nor transparency.

It's anything BUT actual merit.

3/20/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We definately need more merit sergeants than detectives! Who is going to spot the next fourteen year old on patrol?

3/20/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU THINK JFED WILL KEEP HIS WORD ON THIS ISSUE. WHERE WE ALL CAN SUBMIT OUR OWN PACKAGE, NO CLOUT NEEDED (not)

3/20/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your clout ready!!!!!!!

3/20/2009 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they better start looking real hard at sgts because about 30 percent of them will be mandatory retirement in the next few years.

3/20/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Detectives... Un-Fucking-Beleivable!!!! Where did this rumor come from.. I am approx 20 out and they have not made Dets. since December of 2007!!!!!
I absolutely hate this Department if this is true!!! More info Please...

3/20/2009 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I RAY HAMILTON POMPOUS ASS NEED TO BE ON THE LIST AS JFED'S JOCKSTRAP HOLDER! DONT YOU KNOW I WAS A FORMER MARINE THAT NEVER SAW COMBAT> I EVEN CARRY A BOOK WITH MY LIST OF AWARDS>FUK THE D UNIT THAT AINT POLICE WORK

3/20/2009 04:11:00 AM  
Blogger PO said...

Word is the May recruit class is GONE. Next one being August for now. We need to get this out to the public in a big way. Higher taxes spent on what? The Olympics? I'd rather see more cops in my neighborhood then someone running with a torch down my street....

3/20/2009 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if promotions (dick, sgt, and Lts) are still listed by merit and non-merit. I only saw the captain promotions on this site and never saw the official annoucement.

3/20/2009 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pick me, pick me!!

3/20/2009 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are absolutely swamped in the Detective Division. 2 guys handling multiple scenes, half assed work because we have more incoming jobs. If the public only knew that they aren't getting proper service due to the Mayor's refusal to properly staff the police department.

3/20/2009 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the media SO SILENT about the GROSS MISMANAGEMENT of our tax dollars.An expose of just the POLICE DEPT would be like SHOOTING DUCKS IN A POND FOR A PULITZER.John Kass is the only reporter in the 3rd largest city in America.That is just sad.Somewhere in hell AL CAPONE is laughing his ass off at the MAYORS ANTICS,and saying "Goddammit why didn't I think of that"?

3/20/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what the Department needs more overpaid spineless bags of shit who couldn't find their ass w/both hands.

3/20/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why bother applying? The promotions will be divided as follows:

80 female
120 male

So for the males:

35 white
40 black
30 hispanic
15 other

Lets analyze the whites:
25- mommy's and daddy's in top positions

8-house mice and favorite children that will be taken care of

That leave 3 legit merit spots..

Get real!!!!

3/20/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am approx 20 out and they have not made Dets. since December of 2007!!!!!

3/20/2009 03:00:00 AM

I started Detective training in July of 2000. The class before me started in October of 1998. The class after me started around January of 2003. They made Youth Investigators in between, but it wasn't uncommon to go years without appointments or promotions.

I gotta be honest and say that I really don't care if they ever make dicks again. The last group we got were all useless. The bunch before that too. People seem to think they've landed in some magical place where you don't have to come to work or do anything while you're there.

The last group we got had 3 of them sitting around the first day checking the previous furlough picks against the seniority roster. They wanted to know what furlough they were going to get...in February. Hey! FUCK YOU! Learn how to log onto CHRIS before you worry about that shit.

This is Cline's fault. Most of his merit picks were from units. Coppers from patrol almost always make better detectives. They're used to humping and being responsible for their own work. Unit people are usually too lazy by the time they get to the detective division. Short days and the "I was just the enforcement car" mentality is not what you want in a detective. Plus it's quite the shock to learn we work all three watches and weekends. You don't just become a hard worker because you got a title change.

3/20/2009 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Calling all Pinkertons said...

We don't need any more detectives. Daley's nephew lost all his money in real estate so he took a mail order private investigator course. He's starting a detective agency that will be hired by the city to "assist" the beleaguered detective division.

3/20/2009 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are absolutely swamped in the Detective Division. 2 guys handling multiple scenes, half assed work because we have more incoming jobs. If the public only knew that they aren't getting proper service due to the Mayor's refusal to properly staff the police department.

3/20/2009 07:46:00 AM

wow i almost feel sorry for you.
N O T

3/20/2009 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its all a matter of suction.

3/20/2009 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my resume for promotion: 1)I have worked on the "westside" for two weeks, 2)I have multiple black hoodies, 3) I have a really bad tattoo, 4) I lead the world in Soliciting Unlawful Bullshit arrests 5) I once found dope in Boo Boo's Cheetooh bag, 6) I don't have one single friend outside this job 7) I only wear cop t shirts and like cop shows.

3/20/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I almost wouldn't want the detective position at this point because you guys have to be so short handed that you don't get a break and probably never see your families, not to mention getting a lovely February furlough with 10-15 years on the job. I thought there was a PAX 501 from J-Fed stating that 80 detectives would be made this year. What happened to that?

3/20/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on when the class will start and how many?

3/20/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the media so silent: because they do not have any good reporters, thats why. Mr. Kass can't to it all by himself but I do give him credit for trying. Shortshanks BOUGHT the media in this town a long, long, time ago

3/20/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HARV FOR MERIT SGT.

3/20/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a break with the "We are so swamped in the detective division". Maybe knock off the 3 hour lunches. We in patrol are swamped,not you. You are a retard for making that statement!

3/20/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

ST JUDE'S PARADE

Is J-Fed moving the St. Jude's parade back to Michigan Avenue this year?

3/20/2009 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual any 1 with info about the Sgts list post it........

3/20/2009 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get ready to drop some $$$$$ to the DemocRAT Pols if you are interested.

3/20/2009 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Detectives... Un-Fucking-Beleivable!!!! Where did this rumor come from.. I am approx 20 out and they have not made Dets. since December of 2007!!!!!
I absolutely hate this Department if this is true!!! More info Please...

Slow down Supercop, the Dept. is actually doing it right this time, promoting in rank order, so they don't promote Detectives that are on the Sgts list a month after. Take it easy Baretta, your time will come.

3/20/2009 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The liberal/commie News Media in Shitcago is so in the tank for the current administration that there is NO un-biased reporting going on, except for John KASS and very few others who will occasionally grow a temporary set of balls and as a couple of serious questions. The question is, Is the Liberal News Media here in Shitcago being paid off by the Daley Crime Cabal to stifle negative reporting against the Shitcago/Crook County Politicians ??????
INMATES ARE RUNNING TH ASYLUM

3/20/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm already a Detective. Why would I want to take a demotion and pay cut to Sgt?

3/20/2009 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous H H HOLMES said...

PO said...
Word is the May recruit class is GONE. Next one being August for now. We need to get this out to the public in a big way. Higher taxes spent on what? The Olympics? I'd rather see more cops in my neighborhood then someone running with a torch down my street....
3/20/2009 05:12:00 AM
Badges?We need no more stinkin' badges... we got renta-cops [per Scum-times this AM]
Just when you think we can't be disrespected any further. A giant moist crap by two alder-freaks upon the graves of every brave man and woman that laid down their lives for the prorection of the citizens of Chicago. Trivialize us at every turn. Any wonder that morale is in the cellar?
Why don't the aldermen give-up their police details in liew of these security guards? Why not, they can be coat check boys and girls like the softballs assigned to the aldermen now.
I guess they believe the common folk are less deserving of real police protection than the carper bagging 50 in the city council.

3/20/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Southside said...

CPD officers know that "merit" selection is nothing more than a euphemism for interdepartmental or intradepartmental political CLOUT or arbitrary management discretion with neither accountability nor transparency.

It's anything BUT actual merit.

3/20/2009 12:45:00 AM

You know Northside sometimes I agree with you ... But I am really getting sick of your bullshit ... I made Detective off the list and Sgt. Merit ... People said "Wow you have clout", I say they can blow it out their ass too... I have worked hard my whole career and I don't give a shit who the Superintendent is today or yesterday or tomorrow ... I work hard for me, and for my family, and for the people who can't stand up for themselves because they are afraid too ... I work for the good people out there everyday. I work for my brother and sister officers. Sure, do people make merit because of who they know ... sure and it sucks ... but there are tons of people who made it off the list who could not make a pimple on a policemans ass ... I worked in another district recently and I saw one of the new Sgts. messing with the troops ... Sgt. X was high on the list and loved to tell everybody who would listen. And Sgt. X already has forgotten where Sgt. X has come from. The whole night when ever some of coppers needed advice they would call me ... not Sgt. X ... I could tell it was pissing Sgt. X off ... and could not wait for the tour to end ... One of the guys called and said Sgt. X really turned up the heat the next couple nights ... what can I say ... You just cannot paint every merit with the same brush ... and because you make it off the list does not mean you are street smart.

3/20/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 30 years ago, they decided to take the Auto Dicks out of the areas. Made it a "downtown" unit. Most of the jobs were stamped out, with a few good guys working AT rings.

It looks like it's about to happen to the "D" in toto. "Call us if you see the guy that raped you," followed by the same advice to the victims of burglary, robbery, and homicide. Oops, maybe the next o' kin can make the call that "Pookie is back, to do the rest of the family."

Sad, really sad.

3/20/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever said captains were in the budget, so they need to be made; well, patrol officers are in the budget too. Same logic applies. How can you have so many chiefs w/o indians? If every po is to be fired prior to rank, then shouldn't we hire po first, fill those spots first, then det, then sgts., then lts, and then capt; thereafter, commanders. Inquiring minds want to know because you'll never make it out of rank, above lt. without clout; but you certainly can be a superintendient, commander, capt, even lt., sggt, det, without passing a test, and w/o an ounce of sense!

3/20/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for calling "merit" what it is, John. You were my role model as a detective. Thank God you are in good health and enjoying life in retirement. My wife and I may be taking your advice and checking out Australia soon.

3/20/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another round of brilliant clout babies getting promoted. With the meritorious group and the "closed door, invitation only study group" and of course those that only have to study the answers, what quality supervisors should we expect.
I can see it now, a patrolman with no clout will score amazingly well and get a CR for cheating. How could he/she do so well...
There are going to be even more phone call rich company men giving orders and holding outdoor role calls. Does this sound familiar Sgt O. from 004th District, you know, the one out on days right after promotion.

CLOUT BABIES RULE!!!

3/20/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard you have to list your phone call on your resume.

3/20/2009 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest that we all send our resumes to Weis as he thought the system should work. Send the "merit" request directly to Weis. Article 10.1 of the contract states: The Employer will continue to provide equal employment opportuity for all officers, and develop and apply equal employment practicies". Hold Weis accountable.
wh603

3/20/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
YOU THINK JFED WILL KEEP HIS WORD ON THIS ISSUE. WHERE WE ALL CAN SUBMIT OUR OWN PACKAGE, NO CLOUT NEEDED (not)

3/20/2009 01:08:00 AM


Of course he'll keep his word. You can submit all the merit packages you feel are necessary.

They'll be filed in the garbage of course, but you can submit all you want. As a matter of fact, that's what they want you to do. They want you to spend weeks assembling and formatting a nice 3 inch thick package so they can laugh harder at the thickest.

And of course you know there's gonna be a few "merit" picks who make it because of daddy or some other leech, yet will proudly proclaim that they submitted their own package to lend their believable credibility to their dad's "process".

3/20/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside, you hit the nail right on the head, well said!

3/20/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detectives to be made after Sgts..Merit sucks..Look under AMFN Fax messages on IClear,,click on the month you are in, and scroll down to the bottom..check those messages boys and girls to see how the department works.

3/20/2009 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody's barbie on it? KB?

3/20/2009 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my resume for promotion: 1)I have worked on the "westside" for two weeks, 2)I have multiple black hoodies, 3) I have a really bad tattoo, 4) I lead the world in Soliciting Unlawful Bullshit arrests 5) I once found dope in Boo Boo's Cheetooh bag, 6) I don't have one single friend outside this job 7) I only wear cop t shirts and like cop shows.

3/20/2009 09:55:00 AM

+1 That shit be funny.

3/20/2009 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

northside, you are retired give us working cops a break from your comments. enjoy your time off

3/20/2009 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Working Coppers are Morons said...

Here is my resume for promotion: 1)I have worked on the "westside" for two weeks, 2)I have multiple black hoodies, 3) I have a really bad tattoo, 4) I lead the world in Soliciting Unlawful Bullshit arrests 5) I once found dope in Boo Boo's Cheetooh bag, 6) I don't have one single friend outside this job 7) I only wear cop t shirts and like cop shows.

3/20/2009 09:55:00 AM

Hahahaha you must be talking about 011 tact, TRU, MSF, Sat Teams, or GEU... Bunch of kids running around like chickens with their heads cut off. You ladies look like beat offs, and the FILLMORE ranger hoodie is so gay. Unless you have over 30 years on you guys are HARRISON rangers, stop living on the war stories of the old westside.

3/20/2009 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weiss is just as crooked as Daley if he allows any Merit picks for ANY rank, including Dets; just because of Clout. Anyone with push via CLOUT should be immediately knocked out of the promotional list.

3/20/2009 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Detective who started training in July of 2000, you are so full of shit. Why you would consider the previously class of Detectives to be worthless based on the three individuals sent to your Area is beyond me. I made Detective from the last class and also came from a Unit, And I would like to say that I do my job without complaining. You probably didnt bother to take one of the new guys out and show them the ropes if your such a real detective. No, you probably grabbed your car keys and hit the street and didnt return until shift change. But then your going to sit there and complain about them looking at furloughs. So easy to pass judgement on them without taking the time to swallow your pride and show them something.

3/20/2009 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:
I am no fireman but what's up with the casino fire? Fireman claiming they have no water with a huge river right there? Three hoses on a mega fire?

This reminds me of the horse race track fires when I was growing up. Every few years the mob would burn one down for the insurance.

Rest easy though, the Feds will catch those responsible by 2021.

3/20/2009 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da Mayor has his tentacles through out the Police Department and most have well paid positions! Of course you won't find this on Ancestry.com.

3/20/2009 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just detailed 2 PO's from each district in Area 5 to a Area burglary mission team. No detective promotions for at least 90 days boys and girls.

3/20/2009 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/20
12:31pm
No just because you made it off the list means you made it the FAIR way asshole, which is something you can never say. I made it the FAIR way before you were probably on this job before there was meritorious. Nobody deserves meritorious promotions. Promotions should only be done by how well you did on the test because that is the FAIR way asshole. As far as being promoted being some popularity test grow the fuck up and deal with the fact some people who get promoted are assholes and they probably were before they got the promotion. It's not a question of forgeting where they came from cause assholes never had a clue what it was to be a copper in the first place! Now you want to justify your suck ass meritorious promotion by telling us how popular you are than go ahead but if you ever were a real copper than somewhere inside you know that you did not get that white shirt the FAIR way. So deal with it you meritorious whiner and start sucking some cock now so you can keep moving up the ranks while other guys bust their ass studying so you can take their spot on the promotion list.

3/20/2009 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. I made Detective off the list and Sgt. Merit ... People said "Wow you have clout", I say they can blow it out their ass too... I have worked hard my whole career and I don't give a shit who the Superintendent is today or yesterday or tomorrow

Right on Sgt JN. Area 2 is the most fucked up area in the city because of the MERIT Sergeants,
Merit Lts. and Command staff especially the idiots who were never detectives.

Passed the dick exam now a merit sergeant. Ure day is coming had meeting with a attorney to file suit against individual merit sergeants for loss of pension and wages. Remember we are going for the jugular lets see the city try to save ure deferred comp.

3/20/2009 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people are bad test takers when it comes to exams...but bring in multiple arrests on a daily basis, and cover the ass of the no nothing sgts they work for everyday. While the f/2 in 009th Dist who blows Roy gets put in for sgt. she's been on the job 7 yrs, inside for 5 1/2!!! So what are her qualifications besides she lives on her cottage cheese covered knees?????

3/20/2009 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm already a Detective. Why would I want to take a demotion and pay cut to Sgt?

3/20/2009 12:19:00 PM

Because your pay is not pensionable like a Sgt. who makes it without having to go to court all day and sit at the table of knowledge in the back of the cafateria. Yes I was a Dick also but I did take the cut now I am a Lt. that's why you take the Sgt. spot if you can. It sucks at first but it does get better and you just might make it to Lt.

3/20/2009 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Moo and Oink said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm already a Detective. Why would I want to take a demotion and pay cut to Sgt?

3/20/2009 12:19:00

Uh,I'm pretty sure Sgt. is a higher rank than detective.

Then again, your a detective, so you are probably right...

3/20/2009 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/20/2009 12:45:00 AM

You know Northside sometimes I agree with you ... But I am really getting sick of your bullshit ... I made Detective off the list and Sgt. Merit ... People said "Wow you have clout", I say they can blow it out their ass too... I have worked hard my whole career and I don't give a shit who the Superintendent is today or yesterday or tomorrow ... I work hard for me, and for my family, and for the people who can't stand up for themselves because they are afraid too ... I work for the good people out there everyday. I work for my brother and sister officers.
)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Oh shut the fuck up will you Mr. Holier Than Thou?

Nobody gives a flying fuck about what you THINK you are as god's gift upon mankind and the CPD.

Anyone who tries using another man's post to blow smoke up his own ass about how "great" he is as a merit wins Tool of the Year around here.

Go back home to your mommy and tell her to keep massaging your "I'm a good cop" ego, because nobody here either believes it or gives a shit about you.

3/20/2009 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are going to be even more phone call rich company men giving orders and holding outdoor role calls. Does this sound familiar Sgt O. from 004th District, you know, the one out on days right after promotion.

CLOUT BABIES RULE!!!

3/20/2009 01:40:00 PM

Nice try moron, I've known the guy almost since he's been on. He's probably the only guy from 008 in his class that wasn't merit and he only worked 3rd watch in 007 and 008 and wanted it when he made SGT. He was on 1st watch when they made him the school SGT. Get the facts straight before you talk shit about someone. He's always been a good guy who did his job and tried to help other coppers, unless you were a dog. Maybe that's your problem.

3/20/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your heavy and you know it, "Clap your Hands".If your heavy and you know it."Clap your hands" If your heavy and you know it ,surely JFED will surely show it.If your heavy and you know it "Clap your hands"

3/20/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Detectives... Un-Fucking-Beleivable!!!! Where did this rumor come from.. I am approx 20 out and they have not made Dets. since December of 2007!!!!!
I absolutely hate this Department if this is true!!! More info Please...

3/20/2009 03:00:00 AM

Hey Jr. get over yourself! There have been much longer stretches than that, calm you ass down! Can't tell you how many have come and gone before you! Don't like it? Go to da burbs

3/20/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC-- did you hear about the off duty PO that was killed on his motorcycle on Touhy today? Worked in 023-- not wanting to state his name unless its already been released.

3/20/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit is like pornography...

Hard to define but I know it when I see it.

3/20/2009 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Here is my resume for promotion: 1)I have worked on the "in da deuce" for two weeks, 2)I have multiple black hoodies, 3) I have a really bad tattoo, 4) I lead the world in Soliciting Unlawful Bullshit arrests 5) I once found dope in Boo Boo's Cheetooh bag, 6) I don't have one single friend outside this job 7) I only wear cop t shirts and like cop shows.

3/20/2009 09:55:00 AM

Oh, before I forget; my mom is a sargent at midway airport.

3/20/2009 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

"You know Northside sometimes I agree with you...But I am really getting sick of your bullshit..." - "Southside"; 12:31 PM

"BULLSHIT"?????

Don't you even think about challenging my credibility, "Southside". On the soul of my sainted Irish mother, anything I post on SCC using my imprimatur is God's TRUTH to the best of my knowledge. When in doubt, I will not comment. If you care to discuss this further, you may contact me confidentially via eMail at cpdfop7@yahoo.com

I am well aware of the fact that despite EXAMSCAM and this corrupt city's current "merit" promotions, some outstanding officers manage to "fall through the cracks" and get promoted.

A case on point: In EXAMSCAM, one sergeant was ranked #42 on the bogus list and promoted to lieutenant. He also obtained PERFECT SCORES on both of the legit components (the essay and the multiple choice).

You may have heard of him. He retires next month. Leadership, street smarts, native intelligence, a couple of gunshot wounds and a stand-up guy admired and respected by all. I am referring to my dear friend of nearly 40 years, the legendary John FARRELL.

Now let's examine the other end of the continuum. We'll call her "X". "X" was also promoted to lieutenant with John. The three of us worked under a macho, sadistic, sociopathic dumbfuck "boss" as area detectives.

Now mind you, I am NOT saying that "X", like Gandhi and Mother Teresa, was NOT "a nice person". A street cop? No fuckin' way.

When my regular partner was day-off, "boss" would partner "X" with me. With district back-up, we hit several flats in a huge and notorious CHA high-rise in search of felony arrests.

Afterwards, Zone 5 aired a simulcast of a "man with a shotgun; possible 10-1" at 4-5 and St. Lawrence. As is my wont, I activated flashers and siren and we rolled from 43rd St. I consider (cautiously) responding to in-progress calls as the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Like many of you, I crave the adrenaline rush of catching bad guys. En route, "X" has the unmitigated gall to tell me "Northen. This is scary. You're gonna get us hurt."

Fuck her. I responded and gave the slowdown via City-Wide II. Needless to say, I refused to ever work with her again.

It gets worse. Like John, last I heard, "X" was a captain in arguably the most violent, crime-infested district in the city. Imagine "X" leading the REAL mutherfuckin' PO-leese. WTF! While she could have possibly made a superb shopping consultant for Vanity Fair, "X" had no business wearing even a blue CPD shirt.

The answers are out there but corrupt Chicago won't listen.

Perhaps the major criterion for promotion should be street experience and Part I felony arrest activity. After an officer has "paid his (her) dues" on the bloody streets of shitholes like 007 and 011, I'd have no reservations if they transfer up north and/or become an empty-holstered house mouse. EVERYBODY MUST PAY THEIR DUES!

Secondly, in addition to a secured and transparent immediately Scantron scored multiple-choice exam with a proviso for invalid item challenges, everybody on the job should submit to a Wonderlic 12-minute, 50 item IQ test. I'm not suggesting seeking out Mensa material. Just cull out the borderline morons from consideration. God knows we have too many of them now.

While the City will fight tooth and nail to avoid the methodolgy I propose, when it comes to racial diversity, select the best and brightest in separate pools, if necessary.

In order to bring about meaningful reforms, a city with the most infamous history of political corruption in the U.S. must have transparent personnel policies with integrity above reproach. Even though Chicago is the laughingstock of the nation on SNL and late night talk shows, I believe that Daley and all too many Chicagoans are not just shameless. They actually take a perverse pride in the notoriety of CLOUT CITY where ca$h can buy absolutely ANYTHING.

Otherwise, FUGGEDABOUDIT!

3/20/2009 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only good thing about merit is that it gets rid of the suckholes in the district or unit. addios.

3/20/2009 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard you have to list your phone call on your resume.

3/20/2009 01:43:00 PM

i.e. your city hall connection.

3/20/2009 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it this will be the last class of Sgts off this most recent list. A new test is being developed right now by Ernst & Young. Revamping the testing procedures is JFED's #1 priority.

3/20/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We are absolutely swamped in the Detective Division. 2 guys handling multiple scenes, half assed work because we have more incoming jobs. If the public only knew that they aren't getting proper service due to the Mayor's refusal to properly staff the police department.

3/20/2009 07:46:00 AM

Hmm your swapped, but with all the overtime you get,you still have time to work special at airports,and cha! Guess you are greedy!

3/20/2009 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Here is my resume for promotion: 1)I have worked on the "in da deuce" for two weeks, 2)I have multiple black hoodies, 3) I have a really bad tattoo, 4) I lead the world in Soliciting Unlawful Bullshit arrests 5) I once found dope in Boo Boo's Cheetooh bag, 6) I don't have one single friend outside this job 7) I only wear cop t shirts and like cop shows.

3/20/2009 09:55:00 AM

Oh, before I forget; my mom is a sargent at midway airport.

3/20/2009 09:50:00 PM

And a real loser with no skills just like her mentor ellen! Thought mommy was retiring guess not fast enough,please give her more babysitting duties so she can retire thanks!

3/20/2009 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
About 30 years ago, they decided to take the Auto Dicks out of the areas. Made it a "downtown" unit. Most of the jobs were stamped out, with a few good guys working AT rings.

It looks like it's about to happen to the "D" in toto. "Call us if you see the guy that raped you," followed by the same advice to the victims of burglary, robbery, and homicide. Oops, maybe the next o' kin can make the call that "Pookie is back, to do the rest of the family."

Sad, really sad.
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You kiddin? Where the fuck have you been? The reason unsolved crimes are up is because of all the clout heavy patrolman just off their one year making detective. You detectives gotta lotta nerve bitchin and moanin. But your one guy said it best, "why would I want to take a pay cut to become a Sgt". Nice that all you Detectives get generate overtime (I mean exagerate overtime. Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money. Quit your bitchin.

3/20/2009 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made Detective from the last class and also came from a Unit.

3/20/2009 05:37:00 PM

So what furlough did you get? Sounds like someone was reading their own story.

3/20/2009 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can always tell who are the heavy one's are.

just look at the time on the job the heavy one's always just get the 6 years in, then they make a class.

3/20/2009 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rumor has it this will be the last class of Sgts off this most recent list. A new test is being developed right now by Ernst & Young. Revamping the testing procedures is JFED's #1 priority.

3/20/2009 10:29:00 PM
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u r full of shit. jodi said they are going to make 350+ off the list at a "townhall meeting". its out of his control. the city budget cant afford it. next time study harder ass wipe.

3/20/2009 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it this will be the last class of Sgts off this most recent list. A new test is being developed right now by Ernst & Young. Revamping the testing procedures is JFED's #1 priority.

List is barely past 100. Besides the Dets list is the oldest so that would be given first. So not a good rumor.

3/20/2009 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Sgt. Exam in the works by E&Y, test given after summer city event/festival schedules slow down. Old list out after next class of Sgt. get made. Sorry to all the borderliners.

3/21/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are absolutely swamped in the Detective Division. 2 guys handling multiple scenes, half assed work because we have more incoming jobs. If the public only knew that they aren't getting proper service due to the Mayor's refusal to properly staff the police department.

3/20/2009 07:46:00 AM

This is true we are getting 10-15 handouts a day and that's not including the call outs. We need help bad. HIRE MORE DIC'S!!!

3/21/2009 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm already a Detective. Why would I want to take a demotion and pay cut to Sgt?

You're right if I know lieuteneant isn't in the cards for me, I won't bother taking the Sgt job. Just a babysitter anyways and less money. Put what you make extra in a savings account or defferred comp. and you will come out way ahead of a Sergeant pension, as long as your a dick for 5 or more years.

3/21/2009 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. X the coward has to be M.R.

3/21/2009 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever said captains were in the budget, so they need to be made; well, patrol officers are in the budget too. Same logic applies. How can you have so many chiefs w/o indians? If every po is to be fired prior to rank, then shouldn't we hire po first, fill those spots first, then det, then sgts., then lts, and then capt; thereafter, commanders. Inquiring minds want to know because you'll never make it out of rank, above lt. without clout; but you certainly can be a superintendient, commander, capt, even lt., sggt, det, without passing a test, and w/o an ounce of sense!

The difference is they are paying Lts. to travel all over the city to be the watch commander, at time and a half, not p.o.s, that's why..

3/21/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people are bad test takers when it comes to exams...but bring in multiple arrests on a daily basis, and cover the ass of the no nothing sgts they work for everyday. While the f/2 in 009th Dist who blows Roy gets put in for sgt. she's been on the job 7 yrs, inside for 5 1/2!!! So what are her qualifications besides she lives on her cottage cheese covered knees?????

Easy junior, i'd love to hear how you cover the ass of your "no-nothing Sgts." kids these days..

3/21/2009 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh,I'm pretty sure Sgt. is a higher rank than detective.

Then again, your a detective, so you are probably right...

Detective isn't a rank, you are a P.O. assigned as a Detective....

3/21/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city will not spend the 5 or 6 million it costs to prepare and give a test, that list will be up....

3/21/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it this will be the last class of Sgts off this most recent list. A new test is being developed right now by Ernst & Young. Revamping the testing procedures is JFED's #1 priority.

3/20/2009 10:29:00 PM
You are so wrong the number of promotions off this list must be at least close to the number off the previous list. Where the fuck do you guys get your info?

3/21/2009 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey John. From an old 025 guy...Thanks for sticking around. For being retired awhile, you still have your ear to the tracks.

3/21/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

DONT BOTHER CERTAIN WHITE SHIRT ACTUALLY STEAL IDEA FROM PEOPLES RESUME.

WE HAVE SOOOO MANY SCHOLARS ON THE JOB NOW THAT THE HEAD HONCHO PICK THEIR RESUME DRY AND STEAL THE EXACT WORDING....

i.e S.AVILA AND THE I SPEAK NO SPANISH RETIRED D.PRIETO.
PRIETO COULDNT HAVE AN ORIGINAL THOUGHT BUT HE DOES HAVE A NICE GIG AT THE 911 BUILDING NOW.

ITS LEGIT REALLY IT IS

3/21/2009 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Weiss is just as crooked as Daley if he allows any Merit picks for ANY rank, including Dets; just because of Clout. Anyone with push via CLOUT should be immediately knocked out of the promotional list.

3/20/2009 05:33:00 PM

Daley controls everything. Who interviewed Weiss? Who ultimately hired Weiss? Daley is Weiss's boss. All those exempts who were demoted (most who then retired) were all moved on Daley's command, with Weiss to take the fall for it. Weiss was here for a week, he didn't know anything about those people. Weiss is Daley's puppet. He'll be gone soon enough and we'll all look back and say how he screwed up the whole department, when in reality, Daley controls everything.

Daley is the master of puppets. Meiggs field... he said talk to the Chicago Park District...claimed ignorance on the matter. Just like now, everyone complains about weiss when it's Daley who comes up with all of it. Most moves are from Daley... if a new rule or something comes out..it is from a Daley request and Daley approved it for sure.

3/21/2009 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know Northside sometimes I agree with you ... But I am really getting sick of your bullshit ... I made Detective off the list and Sgt. Merit ... People said "Wow you have clout", I say they can blow it out their ass too... I have worked hard my whole career and I don't give a shit who the Superintendent is today or yesterday or tomorrow ... I work hard for me, and for my


Dude....
Your correct, you cannot judge all merit together.
HOWEVER...........
You took somebody's earned promotion.
As a detective, dealing with all the goofs on the street who who believe they should be given something they did not earn, I would think you would be little more humble.
Let me guess YOU EARNED??
Okay Dean Whitter!
How?
Arrests?
There is no cut and dry formula to the merit process, which is what the problem is.
And yes, you had clout. Someone who you knew made it to a spot that gets a merit pick.
I've seen hundreds of merit in my career. I know plenty of them very well.
Some good, some bad.
I cannot think of one who I, nor anyone else, thought that person should have been made by merit 100%.

Some turned out to be great, others total strokes.

So take your unearned stripes, and bury them. You know you doubt yourself once in a while.
Now get on your knees for the bars.

Go get your shine box!!!

Signed,
Legit Sgt.

3/21/2009 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Passed the dick exam now a merit sergeant. Ure day is coming had meeting with a attorney to file suit against individual merit sergeants for loss of pension and wages. Remember we are going for the jugular lets see the city try to save ure deferred comp.

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You're (I mean Ure) a jackass. I hope your attorney bleeds your ass dry before he tells you in early 2011 that you don't have a case against the city's employees.

By the way, deferred comp is exempt from lawsuits. Any lawsuit, except divorce cases.

Go ahead and sue the city. The city just settled a class action promotional suit for the fire department. It was more than 20 years old.

3/21/2009 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a good PO does not equal being a good supervisor but sure is a place to start. If you do not play well with others than you will not supervise others well. If you have no clue as to what patrol does for a living then you have a huge learning curve to get over.

3/21/2009 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Revamping the testing procedures is JFED's #1 priority."

EXACTLY TO INSURE DALEYS CLOUT CLOWNS PASS WITH FLYING COLORS

3/21/2009 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so wrong the number of promotions off this list must be at least close to the number off the previous list. Where the fuck do you guys get your info?

3/21/2009 02:14:00 AM
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There's no MUST about it. They can make however many they want, whenever they want. Where did you get your info???

3/21/2009 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

017 Mike Mealers Merit pix....

#1 The Asian Custodian (does great bathroom scrubbing in the supervisors mens room).

#2 Marny Yang

#3 The red headed leprechaun on 1741.........

3/22/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
017 Mike Mealers Merit pix....

#1 The Asian Custodian (does great bathroom scrubbing in the supervisors mens room).

#2 Marny Yang

#3 The red headed leprechaun on 1741.........

3/22/2009 01:57:00 AM

# 4 Ralphie the gofer and driver

3/22/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Southside said...

So take your unearned stripes, and bury them. You know you doubt yourself once in a while.
Now get on your knees for the bars.

Go get your shine box!!!

Signed,
Legit Sgt.

3/21/2009 09:16:00 AM

Thank God you had all that time to study working the desk ... Legit ... give me a break ... when I came in to work the other night after Sgt. I made it off the list He left about 20 unsigned reports on the desk ... I asked him about them and he said I can't stick around to sign them ... so he just left them ... well I put them in a nice enevelope so he could sign them the next day ... boy am I glad he was 14 on his list ... and man did he earn those stripes ... The only thing he is really good at is CR initiation reports ... because as he put it ... I am not gonna take the fall for these dumb PO's ... Yeah I will take my unearned stripes every day ... it puts me in a position to help coppers who work every day .. because unlike Sgt. 14 on the list ... I will not forget what it was like to be a blue shirt.

3/22/2009 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No mention of Roy's supercop from 009 EW on the list for his tenth time with negative results hopefully? And no, I am not jealous of that asshole by any means. I go to work everyday and do the job I am supposed to do--put people in jail. I don't get detailed anytime I want with any schedule I want to the latest unit I want. Please don't pretend you are doing any work by making a gun recovery every 6-8 months and working with CI'S that don't provide you shit, It's a fucking slap in the face to those of us in 009 that actually do something.
Oh, and before I forget, did you think we weren't going to find out about the CI that was caught dirty by fellow officers only later released b/c you went and tattled. That same CI was later charged with agg battery to another P/o by almost biting his lip off, head butting him and costing him a tooth. I could stand the never ending ass kissing, but when another policemen is hurt as a result of your bullshit, enough is enough!!!

3/22/2009 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course if we had a real union, not some fat overweight boys club, like the firefighters do then all those who have been passed over for promotion due to the merit asshole system would get promoted before the next test. What an amazing fair concept, actually promote those who were passed over by those who suck dick to get their promotion. But we are police officers and we being the blood sucking one way people we are would rather climb to the top over our fellow officers bones than ever have a contract where we force the department to do it right. And you idiots think you will get the old timers and inside suckholes to ever do a real slow down? Good luck!!!!!!!!

3/22/2009 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Rumor has it this will be the last class of Sgts off this most recent list. A new test is being developed right now by Ernst & Young. Revamping the testing procedures is JFED's #1 priority.

3/20/2009 10:29:00 PM
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u r full of shit. jodi said they are going to make 350+ off the list at a "townhall meeting". its out of his control. the city budget cant afford it. next time study harder ass wipe.

3/20/2009 11:54:00 PM
The City is "BROKE" you think the city has two million for a SGT. test when it is hiring only 200 officers this year?

3/22/2009 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO THANKS!!!!! EVERY NEW SGT IS KNOW UNDER BIG TIME SCRUTINY. YOU ARE GOING TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR EVERY ACTION OF YOUR OFFICERS UNDER YOUR WATCH, REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS UNDER YOUR VERY OWN CONTROL. THEY MESS UP, YOU PAY THE PRICE.... PERIOD!!! YOU GET PICKED AS A MERIT OR EVEN OFF THE LIST KNOW, YOU WILL BE UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE BIG GUY. NOT A VERY GOOD TIME TO BE A SGT. IN THE PASS IT WAS REALLY ONLY A PAY RAISE AND NOT MUCH ELSE. LOOK AROUND AT SOME OF THE DO NOTHING OLD SGT'S WE HAVE.... DISGRACEFUL

3/22/2009 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing about merit...

Even guys who deserve it don't get it legit.

3/22/2009 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 Sgts to be made then 30 before Aug 1 then 20 in the Fall.

3/22/2009 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

coppers who work every day .. because unlike Sgt. 14 on the list ... I will not forget what it was like to be a blue shirt.

Okay HERO....

What is your name, and what dist/unit?

Or, are you not that proud - chump?


Let's see how tough ypu really are!

And don't sell us, "what is your name?"
You are the hero, in your own words.
Now prove it.
Name and Unit, please.

3/22/2009 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so he just left them ... well I put them in a nice enevelope so he could sign them the next day ...
Your Dad was right..
You are a pussy.
Why not tell him to his face, Mr. I earned it, I am the best, I am so good?

Not get your shine box like a good bitch.
You're a faker and you know it.

Where do you work?

3/22/2009 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Southside said...

And don't sell us, "what is your name?"
You are the hero, in your own words.
Now prove it.
Name and Unit, please.

3/22/2009 05:50:00 PM

Why so you can bash me ... with out knowing me ... Put your name on there genius ... you know how many people would be on this blog if they put their real name on here ... probably about five ... The key thing is that the guys that work for me know I have their back ... can you say the same thing ??? I doubt it ...

3/22/2009 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOUTHSIDE:

Have you apologized to Northside for your "bullshit" comment yet?

3/23/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The key thing is that the guys that work for me know I have their back ... can you say the same thing ??? I doubt it ...

3/22/2009 06:40:00 PM"

THEY WORK FOR THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, LOSE THE NAPOLEON COMPLEX ANGRY INCH.

3/23/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear NorthSide,
After reading the merit assholes posts it has become obvious to me as I am sure it has to you that this merit cocksucker has no clue what FAIR means. It is also obvious that the merit cocksucker really does believe he is someone special and will never understand what it means to be a stand up copper and not step over your fellow coppers. So it is time to ignore this conceipted little self absorbed meritorious fuck and realize that thanks to him and his kind the department we knew and loved has turned to shit. By the way merit cocksucker why didn't you man up and sign the reports that is what you get the big bucks for asshole.

3/23/2009 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Southside said...
So take your unearned stripes, and bury them. You know you doubt yourself once in a while.
Now get on your knees for the bars.

Go get your shine box!!!

Signed,
Legit Sgt.

3/21/2009 09:16:00 AM

Thank God you had all that time to study working the desk ... Legit ... give me a break ... when I came in to work the other night after Sgt. I made it off the list He left about 20 unsigned reports on the desk ... I asked him about them and he said I can't stick around to sign them ... so he just left them ... well I put them in a nice enevelope so he could sign them the next day ... boy am I glad he was 14 on his list ... and man did he earn those stripes ... The only thing he is really good at is CR initiation reports ... because as he put it ... I am not gonna take the fall for these dumb PO's ... Yeah I will take my unearned stripes every day ... it puts me in a position to help coppers who work every day .. because unlike Sgt. 14 on the list ... I will not forget what it was like to be a blue shirt.

3/22/2009 08:45:00 AM
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Regardless of what the "LEGIT TEST TAKERS" think and with all due respect to NORTHSIDE and anyone else that discredits the "MERIT"....HERE is my opinion:

-THIS IS A CITY JOB....first and foremost meaning...test "ACER" (one who aces tests) or any other LEGIT "PLACER" (one who places realtively high) is as full of shit as the "MERIT".

IT IS KNOWN FACT THAT THE RESULTS ARE RIGGED .....on the second half of the testing (the essay).

IT IS KNOWN FACT THAT SOME ARE GIVEN THE ANSWERS TO STUDY (study groups or just realatives of high ranking bosses so tomake it not look LEGIT as if they SCORED high!!)

ALSO TO CREATE EQUAL RACIAL MAKE UP....to quell beefs by alderman and reverends and show proper diversity!!!!!!!!

REMEMBER this is CHICAGO and its all LEGIT!!!!

GO FUCK YOURSELVES.....the I scroed less that 100 on the TESTS!!!!!

SIGNED 1000 out for the last 3 tests!!!!!

3/23/2009 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the idiot slamming Sgt. O in 004, we know it is because you are a dog ass who got dumped from his clout heavy unit, and hasn't been the real police for 15 years. You have done nothing but lay down on jobs and hide like a punk, while feeding your very fat face. Lose 50 lbs and try to be the police again. And by the way, genius, it is ROLL call, not "role" call...especially in your case, considering the rolls of fat over your duty belt.

3/23/2009 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO FUCK YOURSELVES.....the I scroed less that 100 on the TESTS!!!!!

SIGNED 1000 out for the last 3 tests!!!!!

3/23/2009 07:28:00 PM

You can't even spell and you wounder why you don't get promoted ??? Moron

3/24/2009 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
GO FUCK YOURSELVES.....the I scroed less that 100 on the TESTS!!!!!

SIGNED 1000 out for the last 3 tests!!!!!

3/23/2009 07:28:00 PM

You can't even spell and you wounder why you don't get promoted ??? Moron

I guess you neither huh?
Wounder Boy!
Geeze what a dumb azz(intentionally mispelled)!

3/24/2009 06:34:00 AM

3/24/2009 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Southside said...

Northside:

I'm sorry for my bullshit comment.

3/25/2009 12:33:00 AM  

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