Thursday, November 19, 2009

Huberman in 2002

A reader with a sharp eye and an even sharper memory dug up this little beauty from Crain's in 2002. Sounds an awful lot like the puff piece Crain's just did on Masters:
  • Paperwork, the bane of every beat cop's existence, will be shelved for good here.

    "Within 12 months, the Chicago Police Department will go completely paperless," says Ron Huberman, a uniformed officer who carries a gun and two master's degrees. "I am 100% confident Chicago will be the leader in police technology."

    Already, Chicago police officers can mine a database with 4 million arrest records to track down a suspect by nickname or the description of a tattoo.

    Mr. Huberman, who heads the office of information and strategic services, is working with California-based database software giant Oracle Corp. to put a laptop in every squad car, extending the computer revolution to all aspects of police work.

    That means detectives will start working a case five minutes after the beat officer files a crime report, instead of three days later, says Mr. Huberman. "They will spend more time solving crimes."

    The technology vision starts with Police Superintendent Terry Hillard, but Mr. Huberman's job is to make it work on the street.
So evidently, we went paperless in sometime in 2003, We have laptops in every squad car...oops, we mean every Tahoe, and the Detective division is working cases 5 minutes after we submit a report on AIRA.

That 5 minute window doesn't begin until we locate a Sergeant to approve the case report in AIRA, who spends 25 or 30 minutes attempting to locate the report after it disappears into cyberspace, and the hour or two the report bounces back and forth between rejections and final approval. And that doesn't include the massively overloaded and shorthanded Detective Division that hasn't seen a Detective promoted in 2 years and counting now. How's that clearance rate looking compared to 2002? 33% and falling? Wow.

And meanwhile, Huberman has gone through two more non-police jobs while simultaneously attempting to steal a police pension. Amazing.

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32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huberman is a lean policy wonkette?

11/19/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep talking shit about Hubie... he might be the next superintendent.

11/19/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Within 12 months, the Chicago Police Department will go completely paperless," says Ron Huberman,




AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

11/19/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"completely paperless" ???

We use at least 10 times more paper now than ever before

11/19/2009 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Ultimate Tactical Warrior said...

Real police don't worry about puny computers or case reports. Whenever I get in my cruiser and if I find a computer, I rip it out of the console and then I hurl it out the window for some lucky savage to have as a police souvenir. So far I've been lucky, every time someone bothers to trace who had the dumb computer last, it usually gets blamed on some lowly blue shirt.

If you get a good pinch with an offender, then take them to the station and hand it over to the dicks. Make them do the case report.

Most detectives are bored and will be happy to have something to do. They've gotten pissed off at me for most of the paper I used to do anyway, saying, "You don't have to write 6 case reports for a stolen and recovered auto with offenders you retard!"

As far as Huberman goes, the guy is sexy, I'll give him that. In a shy, corrupt kind of way.

11/19/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't want a Tahoe. For starters, and I am no mechanic, but they slip and slide all over the place. If it's raining, and heaven forbid snowing (which we haven't experienced yet) the brakes don't work.

The beat I work has a Tahoe. We downed it 3 months ago for brakes. Those "new" brakes announce our arrival 2 miles away with the squeaking and they are already grinding.

There is plastic, held on by velrco, separating us from whatever awesomely desirable person in our backseat.

There is no screen separating the backseat from the trunk, so from what I understand, it is reasonable to believe that occasionally contriband ends up in the way back.

In summary, if you do not have some type of supplemental insurance and work in a district that is unfortunate enough to have a tahoe as the primary vehicle, I strongly suggest you enroll.

Get back to me in March if I'm wrong.

11/19/2009 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2002?! WOW! WE JUST RECEIVED OUR LAPTOPS THIS PAST SUMMER HERE IN 016.AND YESTERDAY WAS THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK THAT LEADS WAS DOWN.

BUT HEY,MY GPS WAS WORKING.

WE SURE ARE THE LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

11/19/2009 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paperless? not even close. still cant do missings or recovered vehicles...all logs still paper..sgts, humpers, radios. I have seen the lap top warehouse at 30 and Sac. (in the CFD garage) lots of laptops there not being used why? oh yea each has a color coded dot to go with vehicle mount the external modem needs for the computer to run properly..oh wait the city didnt approve fleet to install the proper mounts, so the computers are shelved. oh and wait however many officers including myself with decent basic computer knowledge arent allowed to fix minor computer problems but have a tec come out and where does the tec come from? outsourced..Unisis because the only police tecs, (2 yes only two) are being phased out. so let me get this straight we have lets say a pool of 9000 officers and in that pool computer educated persons that can be tecs yet the city outsources the computer repairs to unisis. when we call the help desk do u know we are calling? Texas and that they ask u what dept ur with because even they dont know..

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz BOOM.

good night chicago.
Lost in Fillmore.

11/19/2009 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT you Daley political machine tool

11/19/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paperless my ass! Have you seen how much paper gets wasted making complete arrest/transport packages for each prisoner? At least 15 pages per prisoner, and that is not counting their rap sheets. Why do we have to do all this paper? For the courts of course. Oh wait a minute.... weren't they supposed to be hooked into this system as well??

11/19/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 1996, as a new sergeant, I became 'train the trainer' on the old pdt's. We were told to tell our district personnel that we would be paperless within the year.

Well, my crew of KMAers laughed hysterically. They said not only would it not happen before THEY retired, it wouldn't happen before >> I << retired.

They were right. I'm gone in 2010, but you'll still be writing paper, making ten copies of AIRA reports for distribution, and generally, killing more trees than ever before. Nothing changes.

11/19/2009 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep talking shit about Hubie... he might be the next superintendent.

And when and if he does WE WILL keep talking shit about him MR. PUSSY!

11/19/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Paperless my ass! Have you seen how much paper gets wasted making complete arrest/transport packages for each prisoner? At least 15 pages per prisoner, and that is not counting their rap sheets. Why do we have to do all this paper? For the courts of course. Oh wait a minute.... weren't they supposed to be hooked into this system as well??

11/19/2009 09:44:00 AM
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They want three copies of everything going with a prisoner to county- paper costs out of cpd budget, not county budget

11/19/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crain's reporters must take their cues...right from the roll of TP in Shortshanks's bathroom!
First this BS article on Huberman...now the ultimate enema
regarding Masters! Does that rag have NO SHAME?
Can't wait to see how they'll dress up WEISel for their New Year's predictions!
I think Sneed should seriously
think about moving her column to
Crain's. It does appear they function along the same lines...
fiction, fantasy and complete nonsense!

11/19/2009 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Keep talking shit about Hubie... he might be the next superintendent.'

And that, bucko, would be the second worst decision the Mayor could make regarding the leadership
of our rudderless CPD for the better part of two years now.

11/19/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only way that we're paperless is when they run out of paper in the printer/copier like in 011 - the desk sgt seriously refuses to refill them sometimes.

11/19/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a JOKE that was!!!! We make so many copies now it's INSANE!! We all laugh at the amount of paper we waste. The bosses want lots of copies so they can pass them on to their bosses and show how great of a job they are doing. Then their bosses make copies to show 35th street how great they are doing. One DPW arrest gets 3 copies. One for activity one for the tact LT. and one for the DOC activity. STUPID!!!!

11/19/2009 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No paper? How come we order reams of it every week. Review still has to make copies of reports to distribute to dics. There the copy machine runs and runs. Hubie lied back in 2002 and 7 years later his words still has not come to fruition.
This city will never get it's act together.
KMA club member

11/19/2009 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crain's reporters must take their cues...
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Crain's is the worst paying journalistic enterprise in the city. I know. I once worked for them.

11/19/2009 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Keep talking shit about Hubie... he might be the next superintendent.

11/19/2009 12:19:00 AM

OR MAYOR

11/19/2009 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Friends & Family Fund For Chicago Aldermen

"All of us (aldermen) have family members on the payroll," said Ald. Isaac Carothers, 29th, who has paid a relative more than $30,000 since January 2008. "That's nothing new."

The revelation comes as Mayor Richard Daley prepares to ask a federal judge to end decades of court supervision over City Hall's clout-heavy hiring practices, arguing that illegal patronage is dead. But the city's hiring compliance officer told the Tribune he didn't know about the payroll of about $1.3 million a year.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/11/
friends-family-fund-for-chicago-aldermen.html

11/19/2009 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And meanwhile, Huberman has gone through two more non-police jobs while simultaneously attempting to steal a police pension.

==================================

I hate to correct you SCC cop his non-police jobs since then is up to 4 now. OEMC, Mayors Chief of Staff, CTA & now CPS. And each one he leaves is more fu$%ed up when he goes then when he got there

11/19/2009 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once tried to take a #2 in 5. THere was no TP around. That was the only day I ever went paperless.

11/19/2009 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pdt is a useful tool when it works or if you can even get a hold of one. For making the dept papewrless we allo know that is not true.As far as hubbie I happen to run into a former co-worker of his and all he had to say about Hubbies tech skills and I quote "He should stay a spokesmen."

11/19/2009 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a press release dated 26OCT09 from the Booth School of Business Huberman was given the Distinguished alumni award for public sector work. The release says he quickly rose thru the ranks of the CPD, and was named as Chief of Staff to Daley and helped stamp out Patronage!!

Think he kinda failed there.

11/19/2009 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paperless? not even close. still cant do missings or recovered vehicles...all logs still paper..sgts, humpers, radios. I have seen the lap top warehouse at 30 and Sac. (in the CFD garage) lots of laptops there not being used why? oh yea each has a color coded dot to go with vehicle mount the external modem needs for the computer to run properly..oh wait the city didnt approve fleet to install the proper mounts, so the computers are shelved. oh and wait however many officers including myself with decent basic computer knowledge arent allowed to fix minor computer problems but have a tec come out and where does the tec come from? outsourced..Unisis because the only police tecs, (2 yes only two) are being phased out. so let me get this straight we have lets say a pool of 9000 officers and in that pool computer educated persons that can be tecs yet the city outsources the computer repairs to unisis. when we call the help desk do u know we are calling? Texas and that they ask u what dept ur with because even they dont know..

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz BOOM.

good night chicago.
Lost in Fillmore.



There are about 10 very well educated sworn POs working in ISD who do their best to keep everything up and running 24/7 however their details are being cancelled JAN 1 when unisys takes over their jobs also

11/19/2009 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What a JOKE that was!!!! We make so many copies now it's INSANE!! We all laugh at the amount of paper we waste. The bosses want lots of copies so they can pass them on to their bosses and show how great of a job they are doing. Then their bosses make copies to show 35th street how great they are doing. One DPW arrest gets 3 copies. One for activity one for the tact LT. and one for the DOC activity. STUPID!!!!

11/19/2009 04:22:00 PM
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And so ends... the life of a tree..

11/20/2009 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:13...Who the fuck is he supposed to appoint? The bench is pretty thin.

11/20/2009 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop, are you guys serious that your IT is outsourced and not even to a Chicago company? WTF. That makes zero sense to me.

11/20/2009 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he was stealing from the 911 center. that's the reason he left. keep watching.

11/21/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do the police techs work at now. Dont we have a bunch of techs at all the garages or are they part of fleet services.When we call for service now it takes days for Unisys to show up.When they do they dont have the parts to fix the machine they order the parts which takes a few more days when the parts arrive they are the wrong parts or the old part works better than the new part,once again a few more days for more parts to come

11/23/2009 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a PDT?

1/06/2010 04:24:00 PM  

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