Federal Money = More Cops?
Chicago Police officials are hoping to hire up to 150 officers this year with federal grant money, Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday.
In the meantime, Weis is putting about 300 additional officers on the street this summer by shifting them from desk jobs or paying overtime with federal grants.
And they are paying time-and-one-half to work the Taste of Chicago?
Things aren't looking up any time soon either seeing as how there aren't but 46 recruits in the Academy, no class is scheduled the rest of the summer, the Range is shut down for lead contamination and won't be open for shooting for months...how are we supposed to get anyone trained up?
We also heard that auxiliary qualifications aren't happening, rifle qualifications have slowed to a crawl, and transition courses are nonexistent. We can only hope that one day soon, we'll enter the 19th century of policing.
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