Thursday, November 19, 2009

Relief is on the Way!

Plans are on the board to hire 86 (that's eighty-six) new recruits sometime between now and Christmas.

That's assuming that there are
  • eighty-six names still on the list,
  • eighty-six people who can pass the drug and power tests,
  • eighty-six people who have waited through about three years of no hiring movement whatsoever,
  • eighty-six people who are willing to disrupt their lives to the extent necessary to become the police in an economy where not only are jobs scarce, formerly "recession-resistant" jobs such as the police, fire and municipal employees are being forced or requested to take off massive amounts of time and a retirement future that is about as bleak as an Antarctic winter day.
And that will just about cover the 591 vacancies and hold the Department through the upcoming 2010 budget year when 1,000 more police become eligible for retirement.

Welcome aboard recruits! Don't mind the water rising in your steerage compartments. It's all part of the charm.

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85 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no... You misunderstood. Shortshanks said to 86 all new hires!!!

11/19/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have waited so long to hire from the last test, that a majority of the qualified recruits have found work elsewhere and thereby leaving just the bottom of the barrel. Go Chicago!

11/19/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..."eighty-six people who have waited through about three years of no hiring movement whatsoever, "...


WWWWOOOOOOOO, Slow up SCC! We have a class of THREE, thats right, one, two, THREE recruits! That helps.... dont it?

11/19/2009 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am on the list. November 06. I am ready, lets roll. I just hope the 86 get into the November test. Top hundred here.

11/19/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois being one of the states with the highest unemployment rate, I'm sure we can find 86 people willing to jump through some hoops in order to save their home from going into foreclosure.
I myself still think this is a pretty sweet job.

11/19/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Blogger Ultimate Tactical Warrior said...

Hello out there future gang and tactical officers!

Welcome aboard troops! The academy might seem like a joke at first, but trust me, it's the real deal. Just talk to the instructors. Just about all of them will tell you that they are assigned there because gangs such as the Gaylords and the Simon City Royals have murder contracts out on them! And I believe it!

Make sure you pay attention to the streaming video concerning anal cavity searches. Also, the two day ten hour class on ethics, "Should you except a free cup of coffee?" is very mind altering.

Try not to laugh when they bring in tranny officers to talk about tolerance. After all, getting a sex change on the city's dime is quite impressive.

When you get out little warriors, look me up. Together on your first night out on patrol we will slay a dragon and then my mighty hunters, we will drink it's blood!!!

11/19/2009 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that all of you (except for politically connected) will be going to the 003rd District. Enjoy!! and Welcome aboard!

11/19/2009 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

16DEC09 is their start date....enough reources to cover....all hell, it will be just great to have them

11/19/2009 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

60 going to the Airport

11/19/2009 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew there had to be a reason an A.D.S.,Commander etc.etc.etc.were needed at the academy.

11/19/2009 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the one or 2 young people considering taking this job and getting hired off the 06 list...

I sincerely hope that you have found other gainful employment.

Additionally, had you ever planned on being the Po-leese... You have more freedom as a mall cop.

Carry on.

11/19/2009 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police Board meeting tonight at 1900hrs at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

11/19/2009 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who appointed who? Who listened to who? What $ went to who? What has Ike got?

11/19/2009 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one is going to get good. Chicago might have an elected Police Board/Commission when this one is finished.

11/19/2009 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

86 recruits and not one penny of city money involved. What happened to the funds budgeted for hriring of 200 recruits he promised? Fire department currently has 140 recruits in their academy. They recently graduated a large class. Of course they deserve every new recruit they can hire. yet he can only hire 46 CPD recruits for 2009?

11/19/2009 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Sgt.'s????

Dang merit pukes taking up spots of deserving officers.

I think my list is almost complete.

Over 100 pukes in OCD, alone.
Funny how they make merit and go to special unit.
They must be real special.

11/19/2009 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't they need to have a written exam first. The last one was November of 2006.

11/19/2009 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have any idea how many people are left on the list?

11/19/2009 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.86. Ok that covers Jan and half of feb.but we are still down.7600 police fron 13500 in 1992.that wont even cover that great unit true.

11/19/2009 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone bother going into a job with 86 ways to get fired, sued, shot at, cussed out, jailed (ala Cozzi) Cr#s, and shipped straight to the ghetto after probation. And yes, you will stay in the ghetto for close to a decade until you can bid out.No thanks, shortshanks.

11/19/2009 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

er, um. . . . metaphorically speaking that is . . . . . . .

11/19/2009 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

86,there are over a thousand still waiting, and probably 20,000 willing to take the next test. And dont think Daily doesnt know it.

11/19/2009 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Recruits! Are you really sure you want this job? You maybe the first ones laid off because your AT WILL EMPLOYEES. Good Luck!!

11/19/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the Tactical Warrior will get detailed to the Academy to get these young bucks up to speed so they can join tac after their 18 months.

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

Yeah!

They will be there to help out in some district in about two years from now when they are off their probation!

Other than that, they will be doing silly details just to keep them from getting fired!

11/19/2009 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

To the first moron (unpublished) - we aren't "buying" into anything numbers-wise. We're out here on the street and we see the shortages - we just can't nail anything down yet. Sorry we aren't leaping headfirst into your conspiracy.

To "The Truth" asshat - have you no idea, after 4 years, what sarcasm and silliness mean on this site? The Truth is you're pretty dumb evidently. We guess reading comprehension isn't a requirement to make a complete fool of yourself. Run along little clout baby, we're sure your chair in Personnel won't fill itself.

11/19/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

75 watches in the city, throw in RDOs. Thats almost 1/2 a P.O. per watch. Sweet, relief is on the way!

11/19/2009 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

11/19/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't they need to have a written exam first. The last one was November of 2006.
11/19/2009 07:13:00 AM

"eighty-six people who have waited through about three years of no hiring movement whatsoever"

11/19/2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?
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Don't listen to half the people on here. They will bitch about anything. It is a pretty good job that is almost guaranteed a pay check.

11/19/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am on the list. November 06. I am ready, lets roll.

First of all kid knock it off with the LET'S ROLL. You've been watching too much television. What suburb are YOU from?

11/19/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are short??????

How come we have more than 100 people working in the academy then??

How come there are more than 20 sergeants there "working" when we only have 1 sergeant on midnights in my district?

Oh, by the way.. did I mention that these people at the academy have to work a "full" 5 hour day sometimes?
Brutal.

11/19/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

86 is better than nothing, it's a start--- 2010 will be a trying year for the cpd-- will capt's be eliminated again and lt's become an appointed position--- they better make some sgt's and dic's fast--- 1000 guys leaving next year may indeed be a realistic estimate and you only have plans for 86 in the chute--- when the arbitrator comes back with his decision their may be a mutiny if we get shafted.....

11/19/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet!! Now they will start promoting Detectives and Sgts right?? Also, Ultimate Tac warrior do you think I blew my shot with a fatty at Teasers when it took me a whole 3 minutes to tell her I was the police and wasn't sporting any of my police garb???

11/19/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ultimate Tac Warrior will be performing prostate exams on all the new recruits.

11/19/2009 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

11/19/2009 09:31:00 AM
IF YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY ZERO GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE OR ARE UNEMPLOYED TAKE THE JOB, USE IT AS A STEPPING STONE & TRANSFER TO A REAL DEPARTMENT.

11/19/2009 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The very few, the embarased: the CPD.

11/19/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
60 going to the Airport

11/19/2009 01:45:00 AM

yes and 200 to cta,500 to d-unit!

11/19/2009 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that all of you (except for politically connected) will be going to the 003rd District. Enjoy!! and Welcome aboard!

11/19/2009 01:18:00 AM

Actually what will probably happen is the PPOs in 004, 008, 010, and 015 are probably going to be shipped to 003 and the 86 will be shipped to those districts since there is FTO's there.

11/19/2009 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

11/19/2009 09:31:00 AM

TURN OFF YOUR PHONE AND RETURN MAIL TO CITY "F@CK YOU"

11/19/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i may finally get a 13B furlo next year!

11/19/2009 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope we don't getem over at the airport. i enjoy working a day off EVERY week at time and half! i am talking some TALL cash!

11/19/2009 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No no no...they'll be sent to a nice district like the rest of the recruits from the past 2 years...meanwhile I have 9 years in 015 and haven't been able to get out after bidding for nearly 2 years. Simple things they can do to keep people in the game, they don't do. Are you listening? Exhausting people with knowledge about the job by trapping them in the ghetto doesn't accomplish anything, because I'm done chasing thugtards, to protect thugtards.

11/19/2009 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again I Ask, Why has not the FOP brought this to the attention of the newspapers. Why are they not calling the talk shows for audience?
Where are you Mark ???

11/19/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't help manpower at all for the first 18 months, since they can't work by themselves. If anything, they're a detriment because a PO has to babysit them the entire tour.

11/19/2009 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

60 going to the Airport

11/19/2009 01:45:00 AM

Then the rest are going to CTA?

11/19/2009 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

11/19/2009 09:31:00 AM


"Go somewhere else!" 'cause this place sucks!

11/19/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

86 recruits over half going to 009 and 022 whoopie doo!!

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

"anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

11/19/2009 09:31:00 AM"


pray for guidance.

11/19/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those of you being offered this job in December, think real hard. I am not one these salty 30year guys saying everything sucks about the job, I am just saying you will be better off getting on with a smaller , better paying suburban department that actually gives a shit about you.
I've only got 10 years on, but I think that's long enough to see how far this job has come, and not for the better. We are understaffed, not under contract and the department morale is laughable.
This job has given me many, many good times and good friends, but no one is interested in letting the police be the police anymore. We are controlled by usless, liberal politicians only looking out for themselves and garbage store front pastors along with the media constantly pissing on our department.
You also have to realistically ask yourself how bad you want to reside in this city? There are a mere handful of neighborhoods where coppers and other city workers live that are still family friendly.
There are a multitude of suburban departments that would love to have you and not living in Shitcago is icing on the cake. Good luck!

11/19/2009 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous 6 shooter said...

Kid, take the job. Ain't like it was for me in '68, but where else could you make the $, while crying all the time?

You may never see the luscious pension that I have, but then you'd have never done the necessary dirty deeds.

It's a circus, 30 + years. and a pension. If you survive. Many of us revolversauraus' did.

11/19/2009 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

There are way better options in law enforcement throughout the area. If this is your only option the pay and benefits are good the job and the department itself suck. So decide whats best for you.

11/19/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFL.....only 86?

Pfft.......I'd throw Dick under a train to get a Written Exam date.

11/19/2009 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are still 3 lists These recruits are the 1st or 2nd group off the June 2006 (the second test)
They havent even started to call off the 3rd test or the final November 2006 test There are still more than a thousand people on the tests, probably closer to 2,000

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

Better than nothing, but 1 P.O. per watch city wide plus a few clout babies to a unit or H.Q. is not going to help. We need multiple classes of 86 or more to make an impact. Smoke and mirrors for the arbitrator.

11/19/2009 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

buy stock in Vaseline

11/19/2009 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

11/19/2009 09:31:00 AM


Well, you have obviously found the most important website you'll need as a PO. If you've been reading this regularly, you know what sucks about the job. Also rest assured that as bad as the job seems on this blog, it is NEVER quite that bad ALL THE TIME. There is a lot of whining and venting that goes on here but the positive stuff doesn't get on here much.

Police work is a calling, not just a job. Don't expect to be liked, loved, respected or revered by anyone but the ones who already feel that way towards you. Expect to lose most of your friends who will be replaced by new police friends. Others don't and can't understand what you go thru or how you feel about the things you'll go thru.

Expect your entire life to change. New hires mostly end up working midnights and in ghetto districts. It's fast, busy and can be dangerous.

Your # 1 goal each day at work is for you and your partner and every other police officer you work with, to live to the end of your shift and go home to your family in one piece.

Take the job. go thru the academy. When you get off probation, let the dept pay for your college, grad or law degree. That will give you employment option after retirement or sooner if you so decide.

The job is intoxicating, rewarding, frustrating, angry, funny, easy, challenging, boring, awesome, repetitive, unique, etc, etc. It can go from zero to 1000 in a split second. Its been described as 95% boredom and 5% sheer terror. Its been said that the world is a stage and you now have a front row seat. Try it, you'll like it. If not, go get another job. having been thru the academy will never hurt your resume'.

11/19/2009 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/19/2009 02:28:00 PM

Anonymous said...
anyone have any advice for those of us that may be offered this job in Dec?

you learn to hate the circus but you love the clowns...........

11/19/2009 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am on the list. November 06. I am ready, lets roll. I just hope the 86 get into the November test. Top hundred here.

11/19/2009 12:40:00 AM

The word is it's all June testers.

11/19/2009 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are missing the point... these 86 will be clout heavy, the ones that were "norn to lead". I admit that they will be fuck ups, but they will be the members of clout heavy families. It is still a good job for them, they will want it and will come on board. You won't get a quality lateral from the suburbs, you will get the unemployable first cousin fuck ups of the clouted. No one worth shit will come off the street and get one of those 86 positions.

11/19/2009 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captains are gone
good for the pension
Lieutenants will be selected , not tested . good luck to sergeants without clout
no more test for lts , save city alot of money and no law suits

11/19/2009 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tac Warrior!

Shock and Awe!

Experienced ex-014 tac and tacette officers will teach them the "014th District Tactical Anal Cavity Search" on Day One!

It's a new era!

11/19/2009 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pensions and pay are better for suburban cops, many patrolman make 75 grand a year and retire with 80% pension. But, if you think the politics are not in the surburban departments, I think you are dead wrong. I met a lot of surburban cops over the years and most of them said that if things go bad for you, there is no where to run. At least in Chicago, you can transfer units. The best thing for the surburban folks, no residency law. I really think the residency requirement will go out once Daley is out of office.

11/19/2009 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

86 recruits, maybe now the sup. will promote the 85 detectives he promised to promote in 2009. It's been 2 years since a class of detectives has been made. Stop making promises you can't keep, unlike you we have families that rely on us and have made plans for the future based off your comments. Then you wonder why morale is so low, we don't make over 300 thousand a year - every penny counts!

11/19/2009 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually what will probably happen is the PPOs in 004, 008, 010, and 015 are probably going to be shipped to 003 and the 86 will be shipped to those districts since there is FTO's there.

The previous 100 PPOs from those training districts, their probation was up as of last and this month, most of them have been assigned to 004, 006, 008, 010, 015, 018, 022 and 024.

11/19/2009 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There are still 3 lists These recruits are the 1st or 2nd group off the June 2006 (the second test)
They havent even started to call off the 3rd test or the final November 2006 test There are still more than a thousand people on the tests, probably closer to 2,000

11/19/2009 03:19:00 PM

You are so wrong. There is maybe 200 left off the entire 2006 list. Get your facts straight first. They called 120 candidates for the 86 openeings. We can only hope that 86 will pass the power test. Too many false rumors.

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

Yes there will be 86 of them. They will be the first wave in androids and can do the work of 10 cops. They will be paid in quarts of oil and synthetic hydraulic fluids.

The will be numbered sequentially, JFED001 through JFED086.

They will not need to be trained since they are federally manufactured and know everything about police work.

11/19/2009 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they can make some detectives and the rest of the promotions that were on the pax 501 from January?

11/19/2009 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 86, listen up now!!!

"Last Hired, First Fired", per FOP Union Contract.

Now think, is it really worth it to quit your job to work for a company about to go bankrupt.

A company that would throw you under the bus faster than a speeding bullet!

A company where the TOP Boss (weisel) comes to the gym and fires people 3 days after they arrive.

A company where you might work your entire career and probably will NEVER get promoted because you tested high but others with far less scores get the job you were qualified for. (promoted sometimes 2 and 3 times, while you stay in BLUE and watch their careers bloom).

Welcome to the City of Broken Dreams!

11/19/2009 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those of you being offered this job in December, think real hard. I am not one these salty 30year guys saying everything sucks about the job, I am just saying you will be better off getting on with a smaller , better paying suburban department that actually gives a shit about you.
I've only got 10 years on, but I think that's long enough to see how far this job has come, and not for the better. We are understaffed, not under contract and the department morale is laughable.
This job has given me many, many good times and good friends, but no one is interested in letting the police be the police anymore. We are controlled by usless, liberal politicians only looking out for themselves and garbage store front pastors along with the media constantly pissing on our department.
You also have to realistically ask yourself how bad you want to reside in this city? There are a mere handful of neighborhoods where coppers and other city workers live that are still family friendly.
There are a multitude of suburban departments that would love to have you and not living in Shitcago is icing on the cake. Good luck!

11/19/2009 02:06:00 PM

Flipside. "I" worked in one of those suburban departments. The Chicago Police Department is still 10 times better than answering bullshit "barking dog" complaints.

If you want to be a fucking "policeman," CPD is the way to go. All the fucking firearms and tactical training does not compare to the "real-life" policing of shit hole communities that are non-existant in the suburbs. Some of those burbs are just NOW getting a taste of the "beast;" but it is not the same.

beentheredonedidit.

11/19/2009 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less than 6 weeks for the par forms to be submitted for the next round of 55-59 retirement, and only 79 in per the FOP web site.

Looks like another bust!

11/20/2009 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those considering taking the police job:

Yes, it does have its negatives. Like ANYOTHER job. Some people are complete A-Holes. Most people you will work with are fabulous people.

It does have its aggravations, but also has its rewards. While there are a lot of people out there that hate you, there are a lot out there that really do appreciate you.

As no one calls the police when their lives are going right, it is so easy to get a negative view of people, police work and society. It can eat you up if you let it.

And to keep it all you have to do is answer a few radio calls, live in the city and keep your urine clean.

Make up your own mind.

11/20/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why would anyone bother going into a job with 86 ways to get fired, sued, shot at, cussed out, jailed (ala Cozzi) Cr#s, and shipped straight to the ghetto after probation. And yes, you will stay in the ghetto for close to a decade until you can bid out.No thanks, shortshanks.

11/19/2009 07:44:00 AM
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What is it now 33-39 of the 86 going to 003!!!

11/20/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shock and Awe!

Experienced ex-014 tac and tacette officers will teach them the "014th District Tactical Anal Cavity Search" on Day One!

It's a new era!

11/19/2009 06:02:00 PM
??????????????????????????????

Suggestion....

Do a Search Warrant on the pricks ANAL CAVITY...

The experience YOU and your teammates will have at the hospital WATCHING dude trying to deny, prevent and fight the nurses and doctors that are fisting the ASS to retrieve the dope!

Then....

As that fails or doesn't work...

the tubes being forced into his nose so they can flush his system forcefully with GO LIGHTLY (the dreaded laxative) is a hysterically gratifying experience to say the least one for the ages and the you tube!

I'ts also quite LEGAL and puts him away!


3 bars

11/20/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the new recruits were smart, they'd get all the training, pass the Academy, start working, and apply for every Police Agency they can. Then sign on somewhere else and leave before you get stuck in this political 3 ring circus of corruption and lies.

11/20/2009 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You are missing the point... these 86 will be clout heavy, the ones that were "norn to lead". I admit that they will be fuck ups, but they will be the members of clout heavy families. It is still a good job for them, they will want it and will come on board. You won't get a quality lateral from the suburbs, you will get the unemployable first cousin fuck ups of the clouted. No one worth shit will come off the street and get one of those 86 positions.
11/19/2009 05:38:00 PM
#############################

@hat are you smokin?
If any of these 86 were clout heavy they would have ALREADY been hired. Not wishin and hopin like they have been for the past 3 years!

11/20/2009 03:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are missing the point... these 86 will be clout heavy, the ones that were "norn to lead". I admit that they will be fuck ups, but they will be the members of clout heavy families. It is still a good job for them, they will want it and will come on board. You won't get a quality lateral from the suburbs, you will get the unemployable first cousin fuck ups of the clouted. No one worth shit will come off the street and get one of those 86 positions.

It's a good job for me and I don't have any family or friends connected to anyone on the job or in the City. I see this as a huge opportunity and I have an Regular 9-5 job that pays roughly what the starting salary is listed at on the dept's website.
Chicago doesn't do lateral hiring. Who are they going to get to come over some 4 year guy from Oak Brook or Oak Lawn, Riverside, Palos, etc who's already making 70-75k? To work midnights for less money?
I mean no disrespect but that doesn't make sense.
Also, it may seem like a good thing for guys with time on the job to lateral to a suburban department but for those of us without the experience it can be a huge waste of time and money.Alot of those depts test every 2 years openings or not, and they are unrealistic with when they want you to come in and take POWER, psych and medical tests; they pick weekday afternoons so potential hires have to take time and sometimes days off to attend only to be told that they'll only hire 2-3 off the list and you're #5,6,7 etc.

11/20/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather have 1/2 of a PPO than 1 full white shirt ... anyday!

11/20/2009 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kid find a rewarding career
want to miss holidays , family , work week ends , nights then join the cpd bad as it is it's going to get worse you probably won't get a pension in 30 years
city is broke

11/20/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guy who said there are only 200 left on the entire 2006 list. There are 4, 2006 lists and they are only on the second one, the June list. They havent even started calling off the 3rd and 4th lists As one post said "I'm on the Novemeber list waiting to be called"

11/20/2009 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guy on the November list. My neighbor just got called for the power test in November. He took the test in June 2006, so that is the list they are taking the 86 off for the power test

11/20/2009 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does the departmen notify you? Phone call or mail?
Are they finished....
Or should I wish in one hand and .....

11/20/2009 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to be a fucking "policeman," CPD is the way to go. All the fucking firearms and tactical training does not compare to the "real-life" policing of shit hole communities that are non-existant in the suburbs. Some of those burbs are just NOW getting a taste of the "beast;" but it is not the same.
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See you at Bourbon St. on Black Wednesday tool. Can't wait to hear your "war" stories. You off probation yet?

11/20/2009 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odd someone mentioned ppo's coming off probation going to certain districts. Strange I know a couple landed in 019, one of the slower districts. I would think the officers are needed more in fast districts. Oh how do you spell c-l-o-u-t.

11/23/2009 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

short manpower, we got 40 guys sitting in the marine unit doing nothing all winter long ask georgas
how he plans to best use his manpower

11/25/2009 12:46:00 PM  

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