Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Efficiency Experts Arrive

This will be interesting:
  • Department member,

    AtKearney, a well known global management consultant, has offered to assist the Chicago Police Department by analyzing our district administrative functions and offering recommendations for improvement. Chicago Police Department personnel will work with ATKearney on this project to generate recommendations on reduction of workloads, optimization of personnel assigned to specific administrative functions and improvements through technology.

    The 008th District, the 011th District and Area #4 Patrol have been selected as project sites. Department personnel from these locations will be working closely with ATKearney personnel. The project is anticipated to last for a 90 day period, commencing the week of 19 Apr 09.

    When the project is complete, ATKearney will develop a methodology for improvements in administration or technology that may be replicated Department wide.

    If you have any questions, you can contact me at [...]

    Beatrice Cuello
    Assistant Superintendent
    Administration
We'll expect updates from the boys and girls in 008, 011 and Area 4. We imagine automation will be a big suggestion. The automation that keeps on crashing and deleting our reports along with the other automation that's draining our car batteries and won't come into range so we can actually input the data to lose.

Questions - what expertise does AT Karney actually have in the field of police work? Why do they hire outside consultants for this sort of BS, yet no one ever ask the members of Patrol what might make their lives easier in report writing, ticket issuing and crime investigation? And where is this money coming from when we can't even get a raise for two years?

Anyone ever watch "Office Space"? Watch out for "The Bobs."

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108 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.

4/21/2009 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much like Peter I probably only do about 15 minutes of actual work during the course of my "tour".

4/21/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Johnny C said...

um, yeah...

As long you've got the cover sheets on your TPS reports, everything should be cool.

Just ask yourself "Is this good for the department..."

4/21/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous kick backs said...

The company will receive $$$$$ and shortshanks will receive $$$$$ in kick backs. Members of CPD only cost him money.

4/21/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

Does anybody know anything about AtKearny? I went to their website at http://www.atkearney.com/ .There is nothing in their background that includes law enforcement.

This sounds like another waste of taxpayers money. Will Chuck Goudie of the "I-Team" look into this?

4/21/2009 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My girlfriend is one of these "global management consultants" and has even done work with A.T. Kearney. When I read her this post, she burst out laughing and just said "Good Luck CPD" She further went on the explain to me the fees that A.T.Kearney charges and let me just say that in the era of budget cuts and deficits, spending tens of millions of dollars on A.T. Kearney isn't the CPD's smartest move. She also explains that their whole roll is to find what they determine to be "inefficiencies" so they can restructure and make cost saving improvements (i.e. lay offs, reassignments, etc) Granted, I'm just a street cop but call me crazy - why spend millions of dollars to learn where to make cuts? Why not just use that money to by equipment that works or hire more cops? I've heard the phrase you have to spend money to make money but c'mon now... spend money to save money? Makes no sense to me.

p.s. She now has a bit of a crush on you SCC because she thinks your comparison to the "Bobs" from Office Space as being very insightful.

4/21/2009 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first suggestion on their list should be to get rid of a bunch of gold stars (inspectors are the first to come to mind). Maybe instead of having district managers making an obscene amount of money for doing very little, perhaps only having one manager per area in charge of the districts making an obscene amount of money for doing a little more work. And those are just few quick ones, wheres my consultant check???????????????

But I am sure all their suggestions will only deal with how to screw with the grunt blue shirts. After all, if you pay an "outside" agency enough they will say whatever you want them to say, right daley??

4/21/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask the people who do the job what wasted steps there are. Here is one: Why does the citation clerk have to handle every moving citation 5 times? Once to put them in numerical order. Then give each watch credit. Give each officer credit. Write each one on the officers sheet from that book. Place on transmittal sheet and send to Traffic. My suggestion several years ago with no response: Since the ERPS people can scan each piece of inventory and move it around from location to location by scanning, why aren't the movers (that have scans on them) be scanned one time. Give each officer a scan identifyer on a card with all of his information including court date, furlough etc, give identifyers to all City and State offenses. Scan the ticket, Officers name pops up on computer with all court identifyers. Scan the charge On a separate card(red light, stop sign, whatever)and forward to Traffic Court. Let them scan again for rooms to direct tickets to.....anyway you get the idea. All the officer's activity, watch activity etc. are automatically collected and sent to the correct area for retrieval of activity. THIS IS AT LEAST 4-5 YEARS AGO!!! They would rather pay someone else outside the department to do it when they were given the idea for free. I am not a programer but we have many, many, many talented officers with interests through out the department and whose talents are being wasted! Go figure...
Sgt. Kathleen O'Malley

4/21/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"AtKearney, a well known global management consultant, has offered to assist the Chicago Police Department by analyzing our district administrative functions and offering recommendations for improvement...

"Beatrice Cuello
Assistant Superintendent
Administration"

Uh...will these "improvements" include things like high-ranking police officials not keeping illegal firearms and bulk narcotics in their condominiums?

4/21/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where’s my stapler

4/21/2009 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at kearney better get good life insurance policies for its employees if they are going to be evaluating field operations. the savage has an excellent eye for the lamb being led to slaughter-- put some of these pilgrims from iowa in my car for a week and they will get a true wake up call-- ie.. the chicago police department is undermanned and the patrol division is a little less than motivated. just tell them to read this blog and save the money they are paying these eggheads to tell us how to better do our job.

4/21/2009 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh Yeah, Ahhh if you could be here around nine.....that would be great mmmmk.

4/21/2009 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i told those ass clowns i liked michael bolton

4/21/2009 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the private sector these companies are brought in to show where cutbacks can be made! They are not working for free!

4/21/2009 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for "The Bobs."

Bob Slydell: What would you say ya do here?

Tom Smykowski: Well look, I already told you! I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?

4/21/2009 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The company offered their services for free. I guess they are trying to get in good with the mayor.

4/21/2009 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUMB!!!!! It looks good to the media and the stupid voters, but in the end it's a waste of money, smoke and morrors plan as usual in chicago. Nothing is wrong with the working street copper. The problem is politicians, but the people just keep beliving the lies.

Just like they lie to the dumb media saying that the cameras are so great when they really don't even work. They will just tell more lies after this company does it's work. More waste more lies. This company just wants to get paid and will tell the mayor what he wants to hear. This job is LOST!!!!

4/21/2009 03:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time that an outside agency was brought in to evaluate the daily workings of the police department, they recommended to Daley that the promotion process should be more transparent and fair! WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT WORKED OUT, DONT WE?

4/21/2009 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous doesntlookgood said...

I have many years of extensive, in-depth technology and project management experience. There is NO WAY I would even consider working in that capacity...this City is such a hot mess.

Remember the definition of a consultant:

Guys who know 20 different ways t make love...but don't know any women

4/21/2009 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bobs LOL! Whose idea is this? bea is just writing the memo,who thought of this? Let me guess the kids in the "think tank" along with "I carry a gun" masters! Here is a simple answer hire more coppers,give us a decent contract,respect us,back us,and lastly FREE COZZI!!

4/21/2009 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.atkearney.com/

Out of Virginia another contract,could not find any company in shitcago mayor?

4/21/2009 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gave up sending suggestions to the department. They have various sites that ask for suggestions, but they never acknowledge or give you any feedback. All smoke and mirrors.

Here's one, if you're not IOD or haven't paid your dues and you're healthy with a star, you belong on the street period.

4/21/2009 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More money wasted on more bullshit.

The City spent millions on Booz-Allen in the 1990's and then ignored their recommendations. That is because Booz-Allen recommended things that were in obvious need of fixing but Daley did not want real change or reform. He only wants to put spats on the pig. Window dressing. Nothing more. A validation of what he wants to do anyway.

4/21/2009 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What would you say ya do here?"

4/21/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with writing tickets, reports, making arrests, etc. If they're looking at administrative duties, they'll be hanging around the desk, and the bosses' staff. If Kearney does their jobs right, they'll recommend what we already know. They'll recommend that half of the BS paperwork done in the office, which is demanded by downtown yet has nothing to do with police work, be eliminated. I'm hoping we all know that each district has at least one person whose sole job is to collate statistics, and enter them into the computer. This is done so that the good folks at 35th & Michigan can sit around and feel good about themselves. There are of course dozens of other examples of manpower wasted on needless paperwork. Unforunately, these recommendations will probably go the way of Booze-Allen.

4/21/2009 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be efficient to get rid of Mealer. 017 would run much smoother if he left like it did before he got there.

4/21/2009 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didnt we hire that firm "boozed-up
allen" to do all this years back?
Didnt they suggest to get rid of the
ol' GANGS units?
Boy that was money well spent...

4/21/2009 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do have a Chicago office, located at 222 W. Adams. Also, they have a Chief Operating Officer and North America Unit Leader who goes by the name of John Yoshimura. Don't we have a high ranking exempt with that same last name?

4/21/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One question--

What does "OFFERED TO ASSIST" mean? Are they doing this out of some social concern? Are they getting paid and how much?

Okay, that was a couple of questions. Any answers would be appreciated.

BTW, you can look up contracts w/the city at the city hall website.

4/21/2009 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consultants--

They ask to see your watch and then tell you what time it is.

4/21/2009 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with your layoffs.

4/21/2009 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe ATK will discover that Cuello should be dumped down to LT ?!

4/21/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While they’re here maybe they could take a look at the aldermen as well.

4/21/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The company offered their services for free. I guess they are trying to get in good with the mayor.4/21/2009 03:04:00 AM
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Me thinks they already are...

Probably put one of his nephews on their Board of Directors.

4/21/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like what Sgt. Kathleen O'Malley suggested. What about automated tickets? Oh wait, that doesn't work either and wastes more paper than the current system. Not good in a green city as ours.

By the way, are we considered green for the way the mayor and his family steal all the tax payers’ money?

4/21/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck Goudie? When was the last time he did something worthwhile? Besides, long after he's gone no one will remember him. He's just one of the other countless poor bastards who come go.

M Royko

4/21/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yeah, didn't you get the memo?"

4/21/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's worth investigating all connections to this unusual contract award to AT Kearney. Yes they're located at 222 W Adams, but didn't they recently consider relocating their offices? Perhaps this is "pay-back" for staying downtown.

Efficiency experts? AT Kearney is a management consulting (and money management investment) firm that employs many recent MBA and/or Ivy League graduates to the grunt-work for their consulting assignments. In these situations, client firm's employees will find themselves interviewed, inspected, and analyzed by young 20-somethings who have no clue to actual operations and conditions of business that is being evaluated. These kids are tasked with making critical recommendations and decisions, but due to lack of practical experience, their thinking is often based upon MBA classwork and personal gut (white-collar/"entitled kid" class background) instinct. (I've worked for consultant firms as a consultant, and speak from personal experience from both ends of the "consultant relationship".)Consultant's reports are generated, fees are collected, and final "findings" are often ill-informed garbage but nonetheless implemented to an extent by the client firm.

This is a waste of money. There is no likely "police operations" expert at ATK to guide this effort. This sounds like pure "pay-back" - any Olympics connection?

Investigate further...

4/21/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Gibbons: [about the plan to steal from Initech] Before we go any further, all right, we have to swear to God, Allah, that nobody knows about this but us, all right? No family members, no girlfriends, nobody.
Samir: Of course.
Michael Bolton: Agreed,
Lawrence: [from the next apartment through the wall] Don't worry, man. I won't tell anyone either.
Michael Bolton: Who the fuck is that?
Peter Gibbons: Uh, don't worry about him. He's cool.

4/21/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. We have a low ranking exempt with the last name of Yamishiroya. If you need to have a conspiracy theory know the players.

4/21/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send them to 3510 s. Michigan. If the department followed their advice we might have a vacant building after the fallout. We have a top heavy department filled with people that have not seen the streets in years and some cases their entire career.

4/21/2009 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this include not having gold stars bring their firearms to an airport and about to get a AIRPLANE?

4/21/2009 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do have a Chicago office, located at 222 W. Adams. Also, they have a Chief Operating Officer and North America Unit Leader who goes by the name of John Yoshimura. Don't we have a high ranking exempt with that same last name?


well say it anit so.............. Some things never change.

4/21/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Per Robert Townsend, best selling author "Up the Organization", circa late 60"s, CEO of Avis and a turnaround expert, wrote that any Top Executive that has to hire outside consultants to show him how to run a business, should be fired ASAP.

4/21/2009 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More money wasted on more bullshit.

The City spent millions on Booz-Allen in the 1990's and then ignored their recommendations. That is because Booz-Allen recommended things that were in obvious need of fixing but Daley did not want real change or reform. He only wants to put spats on the pig. Window dressing. Nothing more. A validation of what he wants to do anyway.

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That company was hired because the city was trying to prove that patrol officers were overpaid for what they did.

The company studied the department and found that patrol officers were UNDERPAID for what they did. They instead found that the CPD wasted money on redundant levels of supervision. One suggestion was to eliminate the position of field lieutenant altogether.

The study was then filed in the nearest trash can.

4/21/2009 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a sham, like our media though. Why wont the bal-less meida pick up this story? We need to pay an outside agency to tell us we need to make 008 smaller and or hire alopt more coppers to handle the jobs?? I told ya for free.

4/21/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its Gary Yamashiroya, you idiot.

4/21/2009 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see, identifying efficieny's, isn't that what Gulliford, Cuello, Duggan, Kupczyk, et al are supposed to be doing in their capacity as the highest ranking managers in the Chicago Police Department? Oh, I see, they are there soley to rape our pension fund with bullshit Irish connection promotions they never, ever, could have qualified for themselves. Keep voting for Daley, assholes, and you'll get more of the same. As for me, I married rich!!!

4/21/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to cut the fat sitting inside the DC's offices. Citation clerks, activity clerks etc. Back to pounding the pavement.

4/21/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looney Rooney says: did you ever wonder how efficiency experts arn't really efficient? A.T. KEARNY are manufacturing experts....not police or policing experts...If they were to do something efficiently they should examine something the city books held by shortshanks and then J-Puds Head for holes and empty spaces that should be used in a more efficient manner.....

Maybe they should efficiently take the 126M in earnest money that the Mayo"Shortshanks" just got because of the Midway deal falling through and efficiently pay our raises.

Maybe he, Shortshanks should sell that Fucking silver bean that's all scratched up with some gangbanger's name to Japan so that when the 2016 Olympics are performed there he can get a free airline ticket to the games in Japan(without paying the tax of course) and stand by it for a picture as a tribute from Chicago, knowing the whole time that the real citizens of this city DO NOT want all of the industrial, political, pollution and security problems associated with the Olympics in this day and age of Pay to Play/participate in construction contracts WALSH!!!!!Back door security deals Venacro!!!!!Aldercreatures!!!!!!!
Yeah maybe....Now thatwould br Efficient and we The Real citizens of this city would not have to pay A.T.KEARNY FOR DOING NUTTIN. nOW GO EAT A BEEF SANDWHICH!!!!!OVER BY DERE!!!!!
Hey Shotshanks you like apples?
How about those apples!

4/21/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consultants=Doing more work, with less people.

4/21/2009 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The company offered their services for free. I guess they are trying to get in good with the mayor.

4/21/2009 03:04:00 AM

Are you serious???? NO ONE in this world works for free UNLESS there are alterior motives. Unless i see the contract between them and the city that says "price:FREE" I don't for one minute believe it!!!! Their goal: Get in , make bullcrap observations the Big Meathead wont listen to, report said B.S. observations, collect payment. END OF STORY!!!

4/21/2009 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overheard at 35th St:

"And don't forget, Friday is hawaiian shirt day, so you can wear a hawaiian shirt...and jeans."

4/21/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Its a jump to conclusions mat."

Well I conclude that J-Fed sucks.

4/21/2009 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so many boobs (not bobs) have been promoted and over-promoted that we are left with a management team that has NO IDEA what to do. This is proof. And is Friday Hawaiian Shirt Day??

4/21/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Fire Department hired the same sort of group to study the efficiency of it's operations about 10 years ago. The main suggestion that the consultants came up with was that the CFD had way too many bosses. They specifically cited that the costs associated with take home cars was a complete waste of money and that the exempts should pool cars so that they only drive them when they're on duty (not every day to the grocery store and running personal errands). The pooling of city cars lasted about 2 weeks before these chosen few went crying to their respective clout and got their precious cars back.
As for the elimination of the many, many clout exempt spots on the CFD, I'm not sure about the numbers but I'm pretty sure that they have just about doubled since then.
So I predict that the same thing will happen with the CPD. It's painfully obvious that you guys need about 4-5 thousand more cops on the street every day. A shortage that can't be covered up by these special teams. The city will never eliminate all these upper echelon spots that are the true drain on the city's finances.

4/21/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right On. I already sent one complaint to her office expressing the issue of having a non-law enforcement agency to do the evaluation. this is the same damn problem we have with the promotional testing.

4/21/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if this works they will get rid of 5 tac teams in a district, gun teams, tru, msf, caps, mission teams, 35th, and much much more. But based off my knowledge of our company nothing will change.

4/21/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An efficiency study was done about 15 years ago. I read the study. It was good and recommended reductions in sworn personnel at desk jobs and the hiring of competent civilians.It also called for open notice of vacant unit positions so all could see Not one thing recommended was ever done. I suspect that this report will also go in the trash bin. The more things change in CPD the more they stay the same. Nothing must get in the way of the patronage system and the ability for city hall to use clout to manage things.

4/21/2009 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Questions - what expertise does AT Karney actually have in the field of police work? Why do they hire outside consultants for this sort of BS, yet no one ever ask the members of Patrol what might make their lives easier in report writing, ticket issuing and crime investigation? And where is this money coming from when we can't even get a raise for two years?
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I doubt they have any expertise in most of the things they consult on. Its not as if police work is something all that special as far as the administrative side of things.

These kind of consultants look at the information flow and how best to collect, store, and present it. Thats what they are experts at.

One would hope they would spend a fair amount of time with the guys in the trenches figuring out ways to collect the data that involves the least amount of extra effort with a high degree of accuracy, and just what data eneds to be collected. Thats usually they way it works.

4/21/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Write each one on the officers sheet from that book.
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No need for paper at all. Handle it like UPS does. A little portable computer terminal.

No need for ticket books, or lost tickets, or any one to sort the tickets, or make copies of them, or scan them, or file them.

4/21/2009 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon kids!

Bring back manual typewriters.

Yellow onionskin paper.

"R/O has no knowledge" reports.

and of course, REVOLVERS!

4/21/2009 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger elephantitis said...

----From the Washington Post----
Peter H. Appel, Obama’s nominee for administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration. A principal with the global management consulting firm of A.T. Kearney, Inc., Appel has over 20 years of experience in transportation and infrastructure projects. He has helped organizations in the railroad, trucking, airline and ocean shipping industries, and he previously served as a top aide at the Federal Aviation Administration and at Amtrak.

Sounds like this might be the first step to show the company's experience in the LE/quasi military sector. Great resume builder for the company's future federal contracts to make the federal LE agencies and the military more efficient.

4/21/2009 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

Hmmmm my thinkie this may be another nail in the coffin / excuse for district restructuring!

4/21/2009 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now that you mention it, J-Fed does look alot like Bill Lumberg...


yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.............

4/21/2009 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When oh when is all this stupidness going to end?

4/21/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple solution and you don't have to pay some outside expert big bucks to figure it out. HIRE MORE POLICE ASSHOLES!@

4/21/2009 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Major Blockrounder said...

EVENT LINE................


The city hires Booze-Allen,

Booze Allen makes numerous suggestions to the city, including eliminating the rank and duties of Captains,

The city does not test or promote anyone to the rank of Captain for years,

The Real Captains dwindle to just a few, the ones that are left are reassigned to specialty duties for the most part,

The watches are run by Lt's as the Watch Commanders, just like Booze-Allen advised,

The city looks around to see if any media types are looking and comes out with a new way to produce a Captains list that does not involve a test, just hand picking of selected Lt's that have clout, a phone call, and are now owned by the powers that be,

IT'S THE CHICAGO WAY

Let's review boys and girls.....

The city (mayor)owns the following on the Chicago Police Dept.

All "merit" Detectives,

All "merit" Sgts,

All "merit" Lts,

All Captains,

All Exempt Ranks above Captain.

This does not include the people on the rank order lists that are privledged enough to study the actual test, or are wired in on the oral board.

4/21/2009 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should be in 009. the cmdr's inside dollies could pretend they do work for a couple days, but they could never fake 90 days of work. The consultants could watch as SCC's fave Sgt. Hitney leaves the desk for an hour and a half to work out in the gym. In the meantime working coppers have to wait until the queen returns to have their arrests and inventories approved. Even then, only when she is done texting or checking her facebook page.

4/21/2009 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Boose-Allen-Hamilton do the same thing in about 1990. Whatever came of that?

4/21/2009 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh... I can hear the "no-hairs" pissing and moaning already! I guess the old "do your job and you wont have anything to worry about" is appropriate here... Or you can always retire, right?

4/21/2009 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) saffold what a goof

http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=42,8,1&vid=042009a

4/21/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ahhh... I can hear the "no-hairs" pissing and moaning already! I guess the old "do your job and you wont have anything to worry about" is appropriate here... Or you can always retire, right?

4/21/2009 03:01:00 PM

no hairs? My child your mistaken "more hair gel in aisle 3"!

4/21/2009 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Cuello is the new Lumberg?

4/21/2009 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like someones got the case of the Mondays...

4/21/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well... well look. I already told you: I deal with the god damn customers so the engineers don't have to. I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?" - Tom Smykowski:

4/21/2009 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No. We have a low ranking exempt with the last name of Yamishiroya. If you need to have a conspiracy theory know the players.

4/21/2009 09:53:00 AM

Opps,sorry Yam.

4/21/2009 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember same crap in about 1984 with ride alongs from De Loite & Toush (bad spelling - they were all douche bags anyway)waste of money to have civilian bean counters try to tell the police how to do their jobs better, I think their major recommendation was to go to one man cars for all watches. The whole thing was a great consulting contract for some connected firm with NONE of their assinine recommendations used. Does anyone else remember this????

4/21/2009 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samir Naga....naga....Notgonnaworkhereanymore!!!

4/21/2009 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like daley might be fishing for a unsolicited report from a 3rd party to present to an arbitrator.

In these hard economic times I find it questionable that a company would do a 90 day study for free, out of the blue and the goodnes of their hearts, when it seems were getting close to arbitration. Thats eating a lot of man hours. Something shady is going on.

4/21/2009 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Response to 4/21/2009 07:56:00 AM

No

4/21/2009 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The radio room slobs better worry about being put out on the street.

4/21/2009 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know damn well Karney is being told exactly what kind of improvements they are to recommend after the 90 day consultation.

Everyone knows hiring consultants is like passing gas because you know what's coming afterwards. STEAMERS..And piles of em.

Hold your noses people. It's gonna git mighty sour around these here parts. Now pull my finger Buford and pass the TP.....

4/21/2009 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Efficiency Experts? In Chicago? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Now ain't that an oxymoron?

4/21/2009 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure in 008 you take them for a nice walk,let them go by themselves friday-sat night in the ghetto projects 44 and cicero,then over to 63 and rockwell to meet the neighbors! Watch them get robbed and tell us how to more efficent! LOL!

4/21/2009 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ahhh... I can hear the "no-hairs" pissing and moaning already! I guess the old "do your job and you wont have anything to worry about" is appropriate here... Or you can always retire, right?

4/21/2009 03:01:00 PM

Yea we could retire in the kma club with a pension while you young child look forward to getting sued and to "your fundraiser" before your in prison!

4/21/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what will the department and the city do when 1 thing keeps popping up as the 1 main problem with inefficiency. And if this 1 thing is the root cause of laziness and unwillingness to do the job what is the 1 thing AT can do about it. Will the city or dept even acknowledge the 1 thing, or will it be too embarassing and they'll have to shit can the whole thing. It will be like the 1 time the Sun Times wanted the breakdown of the worst CPD medical abusers and the dept refused. 1 can only wonder why.

4/21/2009 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Booze-Allen in the 1990's"

in the beginning of the consulting nightmare- they recommended that the CPD eliminate the Gang Unit-it was "redundant" as homocide did many of the same investigations- as their work went on- homocide skyrocketed so by the end of their contract- they were recommending to other department to have a Gang team because look what happened to chicago when they eliminated theirs.


I kid you NOT!

4/21/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just look at the source of this information. Why is this idiot boss sending everyone@chicagopolice.org this retarded email advisory? Seems like only a few units are effected by this waste of taxpayer money.

Anyone with a free master's degree from Jerry Lewis University could figure out how to improve the effective efficiency of Chicago police administration.

Here's a start. Why the fuck do we need the newly added level of police management entitled assistant superintendent(s)? Or is this just a hiding spot for two incompetent clout morons who embarrassed the Dept all last year?

Every layer of police management beyond the first exempt level is a waste of manpower. These unnecessary exempt positions require a pathetic need to "LOOK GOOD" so they collect an office full of sworn ass wipes to write all their reports, prepare power points and file the crap they generate to justify their existence.

There are around 93 exempt positions floating around. About 43 positions are really needed.

It's time to cut the exempt positions pushing these over paid public servants down into the Patrol Division as lieutenants.

4/21/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Andersen Consulting,in a partnering relationship with the client, helped the chicken by rethinking its physical distribution strategy and implementation processes.

Using the Poultry Integration Model (PIM), Andersen helped the chicken use its skills, methodologies, knowledge, capital and experiences to align the chicken's people, processes and technology in support of its overall strategy within a Program Management framework.

Andersen Consulting convened a diverse cross-spectrum of road analysts and best chickens along with Anderson consultants with deep skills in the transportation industry to engage in a two-day itinerary of meetings in order to leverage their personal knowledge capital, both tacit and explicit, and to enable them to synergize with each other in order to achieve the implicit goals of delivering and successfully architecting and implementing an enterprise-wide value framework across the continuum of poultry cross-median processes.

The meeting was held in a park-like setting enabling and creating an impactful environment which was strategically based, industry-focused, and built upon a consistent, clear, and unified market message and aligned with the chicken's mission, vision, and core values.

This was conducive towards the creation of a total business integration solution.

Andersen Consulting helped the chicken change to become more successful.

4/21/2009 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to wear your flair... and show them your "O" face!!!

Office Space rocks!!!

4/21/2009 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WHAT THE HELL IS J-FED JOB!

I THOUGHT HE WAS IN CHARGE OF OEMC AND HE LOST THAT SPOT BUT KEPT THE PAY.

HE IS AN EXPERT IN TERRORISM BUT STILL HASNT ISSUED THE RIFLES TO THE STREET.

HE WANTS TO EVALUATE THE DEPARTMENT AND NONE OF HIS EXEMPTS STAFF IS QUALIFIED. PLUS THE ONLY IDEA CUELLO HAD WAS MANNING A WAGON W/ A CAMERA TO WATCH DRUG SPOTS!!!

PROMOTIONS ARE STILL THE SAME W/ LAME COMMANDERS COLLECTING FAVORS!
CMON TELL ME HOW OTHER OFFICER FOLLOW UR LEADERSHIP (BLOW ME).

J-FED CREW CANT EVEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO CHANGE THE BEATS AND DISTRICT BOUNDARIES... THEY NEED TO QUIT DICKING AROUND W/ THE CRACK BERRIES AND HIT THOSE MAPS.

SO WHAT IS J-FED REALLY DOING!!!
I NOTICED HIS PAX 501 ARE GETTING LONGER AND LONGER!!!
DUI THIS AND U GOT MY BACK THAT

GET IT TOGETHER MY LARGE 4 HEADED LEADER UR CRACK STAFF IS LACKING AND MAKING TONS OF CASH TO BOOT.

4/21/2009 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um Yeah...We are under a Consent Decree.

4/22/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do have a Chicago office, located at 222 W. Adams. Also, they have a Chief Operating Officer and North America Unit Leader who goes by the name of John Yoshimura. Don't we have a high ranking exempt with that same last name?


well say it anit so.............. Some things never change.

4/21/2009 10:09:00 AM
________________________________
Are you thinking of A/3 Commander Yamashiroya? Not even close, guy.

4/22/2009 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Gibbons: Our high school guidance counselor used to ask us what you'd do if you had a million dollars and you didn't have to work. And invariably what you'd say was supposed to be your career. So, if you wanted to fix old cars then you're supposed to be an auto mechanic.

Samir: So what did you say?

Peter Gibbons: I never had an answer. I guess that's why I'm working at Initech.

Michael Bolton: No, you're working at Initech because that question is bullshit to begin with. If everyone listened to her, there'd be no janitors, because no one would clean shit up if they had a million dollars.

4/22/2009 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh... I can hear the "no-hairs" pissing and moaning already! I guess the old "do your job and you wont have anything to worry about" is appropriate here... Or you can always retire, right?

4/21/2009 03:01:00 PM

That's a confusing term. Guys from my generation have no hair above the ears, but guys from your generation have no hair below the neck. So who are you referring to?

4/22/2009 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Is this the search committee for a new Superintendent because the one we have is screwing up????

4/22/2009 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These experts should start with Headquarters then the District House Mouses.

4/22/2009 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see the last study of the CPD in the late 80's, resulted in the elimination of the rank of Captain, the elimination of Area 3, all real smart moves.... not only that they only released certain information... The Medical section report was edited, (did not want to show certain minorities and women in a bad light).....

If the Department was serious about reducing the work load...

Thefts, simple battery (not injury), simple assault, and minor damage to property case should be automatically suspended and not be assigned until the VICTIM contacts the Detective division and the facts reviewed by an Detective.... only then the case could be reopened...

As for Patrol... there is no easy answer, a police officer is the only one who can properly evaluate the scene....

Retired...... Good luck all.

4/22/2009 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Double the chief of patrol office. get rid of the 5 area ADS and the staff that comes along with it... get rid of district caps, senior offices and send them to the area ... how mant people will that free up... no gun teams no sat teams... all these people along with the supprt staff and bosses.. will be a lot of people

4/22/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fyi eliminate district commanders
captains can take dc's spot
let lieutenants run the watch
let sgts supervise field operations to replace the lieutenants and create the rank of corporal to supervise sectors
mr mayor i just saved you millions and you don't need the efficiency experts also get rid of the 6 caps officers in every district
what do they do for 8 hours

4/22/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a second, but tell me if I'm wrong. Didn't the exempts Duggan, Cuello, Jackson, McCotter etc etc. travel up the ranks in patrol and the investigative service section. Shouldn't they come clean and tell Da mayor where all the waste is. I mean their offices were probably loaded with clout heavy do-nothing office people for years. Prople who wouldn't or were afraid to work thr streets. Oh yes and those that just have to have Saturday and Sundays off. They probably don't want all to know they they are a big part of the waste going on in the department. Come on bosses come clean....

4/22/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the internal auditing group for the department? Five years ago, I met a sergeant and a po who were looking at department functions and making recommendations for improvements. What happened to that Group?

4/22/2009 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a re-run of the Booz,Allen,Hamilton study he did when I first assumed power.

4/22/2009 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The radio room slobs better worry about being put out on the street.Hey! I'm a radio room guy & no slob either! I take offense! I should challenge you to a duel, sir!

I take pride in putting batteries into chargers and handing out radios to the troops.

The rest of my tour I spend studying for school, that is being paid for by the city. So I'm actually working TWO jobs at once!

Obviously by hiring me, the city got the best radio room guy for the money. Look at my paycheck! Over $60k a year to put batteries in slots & write down radio numbers on a sheet of paper!

Only in America!

USA!
USA!
USA!

4/22/2009 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These guys would have an easy time scrutinizing the Commanders staff in 009. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel. Eugene has got himself 5, count em, 5 secretaries.
It's really hard work taking a job designed for 1 or 2 people and spreading it around to be a job for 5. The fact of the matter is only one is really needed. M.F. is the only one who's competent. 3 of them have 5 years or less on the job. They have no clue about this job much less how the Commanders office should be run.
Then they could move on to the 14 P.O.'s and 2 Sgt.'s assigned to the Caps office. Talk about overkill!
Stevie Wonder could see the mismanagement in the offices in 009 theres no need to use an outside consulting firm.
Oh and last but not least get rid of that asshole Eugene Roy. Demote him,promote him just do something to get him out of 009 they've been suffering under him for too long now.

4/22/2009 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to talk about your TPS reports...

Oh, and remember: next Friday... is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.

4/22/2009 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
fyi eliminate district commanders
captains can take dc's spot
let lieutenants run the watch
let sgts supervise field operations to replace the lieutenants and create the rank of corporal to supervise sectors
mr mayor i just saved you millions and you don't need the efficiency experts also get rid of the 6 caps officers in every district
what do they do for 8 hours

4/22/2009 12:27:00 PM

and 1 more dump lt in 051 back to patrol where she could something? Like retire now!

4/22/2009 09:28:00 PM  

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