Friday, October 29, 2010

Join the Police Department

Once again, the smartest readers in the world read the SCC blog, and they predicted that the next police exam would be administered on 11 December. Behold!
  • The Chicago Police Department has raised the minimum age for becoming an officer to encourage a more mature force — and is offering a new hiring preference for military veterans, officials said Thursday.

    But the department is not scrapping a requirement that applicants complete at least two years of college — something the chairman of the City Council’s Police Committee had sought to “level the playing field” for minorities.

    Police Supt. Jody Weis announced the department will administer a written entrance exam on Dec. 11 — the first test in four years. The department will accept applications through Nov. 26.

J-Fled sure seems to be rushing things. After all, we haven't had an exam in four years, only hired three or four classes of recruits, haven't made a detectives class in three years and made maybe four total promotional classes during J-Fled's tenure. Now suddenly, an exam is in the offing and will be thrown together in under 30 days. Can a class be far behind?

This smells badly of desperation and although J-Fled doesn't directly control hiring, he could have been making a stink about low numbers three years ago when he got here.

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69 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Potential New Recruits,

This department is in decline. What was once the greatest job in the world is now just a paycheck and us sitting on our hands waiting for J-Fled to leave, CCSAO to actively give a shit in pursuing charges and housing these animals, and business to return to normal.

And no matter how much of a do-gooder or liberal or whatever is your motivation for signing up.. you'll see... Humanity will completely disappoint your expections.

Climb aboard!!!

10/29/2010 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The minority numbers will be at an all time low!

10/29/2010 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out their CPD Recruitment Web site: www.ChicagoPolice.org/AnswerTheCall/ Read the bottom and prepare to vomit:

"We (the CPD) offer excellent opportunities for career advancement through promotions and assignments to specialized units."

Riiiiight! Master your gag reflex if you are sane with career options, including law enforcement elsewhere, and are delusional enough to apply to the CPD.

It's all legit, kid. Just bring your kneepads, lobster bib and a gallon of industrial strength Listerine.

10/29/2010 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are still 30 or so candidates who won appeals with the city, left on the 2006 list. What are they going to do with us. Heck, they called us in Sept and said we would start 01 November... WTF, are we being skipped? We've already passed everything twice, do I have to reapply so the city can pay for another round of test for me!!! WOW

10/29/2010 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see how many suckers apply for this, even with the economy in devastation.

In 1991 they had over 45,000 applicants.


The economy is much worse today than back then.

10/29/2010 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

At this point in the game, I wouldn't wish this job on my worst enemy.

Unless there is absolutely no other option on the employment table, the kids got kicked out of private school for non-payment of tuition, the house is in foreclosure and the old lady left you for the guy with the greasy hair and limp that bags your groceries because his check is bigger than yours...TAKE A PASS ON THIS JOB.

Conservative estimates via informal "morale surveys" peg this job (and city as a whole) as terminally ill...flacid...lame..."not what is used to be" (or will ever be again)...on it's last leg...you pick the descriptor that fits best.

While recovery of a percentage of the "glory days" of the CPD are possible, we ain't gonna see that for a long, long time.

10/29/2010 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This smells badly of desperation and although J-Fled doesn't directly control hiring, he could have been making a stink about low numbers three years ago when he got here."

Aaahhh, BULLSHIT!
j-fled told us that there was 13,500 when he got here. j-fraud wouldent lie to us. j-flub is the Policing savior. j-fuck is here to help us.

10/29/2010 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the rumor. Detectives class in November?

10/29/2010 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, join the police department. Come here, decide on a post grad degree, get it while working here, take advantage of the tuition reimbursement program to get the City to pay your tuition. Stay the required two years after your degree so you do not have to pay it back and then find a job in a properly run organization and leave and don't look back.

This place is a cluster fuck and many have come here thinking they can deal with it and end up totally disgusted and frustrated.

It isn't going to change any time soon. Remember that if you take the test and succeed in getting hired.

The paychecks are steady, in this economy that means a lot. The retirement benefits are likely to be less than they are now. Many things a new employee will encounter here will not make sense. You will work shit districts around the lowest scum people you can imagine and you will work shit hours. Your family life will suffer in ways you cannot imagine. At some point you will wonder why you ever applied.

If that doesn't drive you to an alternate career and you are a glutton for punishment, give it a shot and best of luck to you.

Be sure to read the post about the recent lawsuit in the 018th District for a sampling of the CPD at it's worst.

10/29/2010 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They jacked the age up to 25 which screwed over the cadet program. the program created by the police didnt get consideration from the police. a SHAME.

10/29/2010 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the cadets who are getting the short end of the stick because of the age requirement

10/29/2010 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A college grad under 25 can't take the exam? A representative from your department was at my University recruiting potential graduates to apply. I'm 24 with a degree, but not qualified to take the CPD exam. But my 25 year old college dropout cousin, who spends most of the time in the bar, can. Since CPD is not looking for college grads under 25, does that make me over qualified or inmature?

10/29/2010 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CLOUT, JUICE, OR WHACK DO NOT APPLY TO THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT!!!!!!!! If you don't have a relative who is an alderman, or a boss in the department, or a member on the county board, or know someone who is blowing any of the above DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THIS POSITION! For those of you who think this will be a good way to get experience to make you more competitive for future law enforcement positions you are WRONG! Wait until you start getting lawsuits and complaints about how you stuck your gun in a kid's mouth or raped a female arrestee. OF COURSE the allegations will be complete bullshit, but try to explain this to a future employer. You will only succeed in getting TAINTED by this bullshit city. APPLY SOMEWHERE ELSE. DO NOT THROW YOUR LIFE AWAY! To those of you with clout who already submitted your application, welcome aboard sir/maam.

10/29/2010 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We offer excellent opportunities for career advancement through promotions and assignments to specialized units. In addition, we have a substantial benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their dependents; paid sick leave, vacations and holidays; a tuition reimbursement program; home purchase assistance; a disability plan; a deferred compensation program and a pension plan??


Laughing my fuckin ass off. Only an over educated goof would write this crap!

10/29/2010 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the rumor. Detectives class in November?

10/29/2010 03:04:00 AM

I heard it won't actually start until Jan 3rd. They still have to get the merit picks together and put out that list. Also the holidays are coming and it's unlikely the are going to run a class through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

10/29/2010 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Under the newly announced hiring criteria....JFLED would qualify for the veteran's preference in hiring.....GOTTA RUN!!!!!!!!

10/29/2010 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks...I will keep my private sector day shift/no nights/no week-ends thank you very much.

10/29/2010 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD doesn't need to hire any officers if they would reassign officers from desk duty to street duty . Get rid of non IOD light duty assignments , rehire the light duty as civilians at half theit pay rate.

10/29/2010 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFLED explain how a patrolman is promoted to commander to crystal ball unit , sgt to deputy chief,
black and hispanic (merit lt's) are almost guaranteed promtion to captain or commander .
Look at numbers , very few minority lts in district patrol.
plenty of opportunity on cpd for certain people.
Tell new recruits how many minority sgt , lt , captains were promoted by merit clout , maybe 95%
it's all on the square kid

10/29/2010 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
Sure, join the police department. Come here, decide on a post grad degree, get it while working here, take advantage of the tuition reimbursement program to get the City to pay your tuition. Stay the required two years after your degree so you do not have to pay it back and then find a job in a properly run organization and leave and don't look back."

Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Jobs in the private sector are hard to get. That degree from SXU, Jerry Lewis, or Calumet College means nothing. There is no security in the private sector and the bosses (if you can believe it) are worse than the CPD bosses. Finally, the private sector is getting away from employees and hiring "contractors" with no benefits and no pensions.

Vote Nov. 2nd!

10/29/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

The ticklish question is who in their RIGHT MIND would come on this job NOW given the CURRENT STATE of CPD?

We are amused by the shit-talkers whining on the scum-times and fibune online comment board.

Well... Shit-talkers, here's your GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to sign up, come aboard and show "the currupt, brutal old-time cops" how YOU would do things differently.

...A bunch of noisy, over-entitled brats nursing false outrage and an ass-pocket full of simple-minded opinions (and no genuine insight or pertinent life experience for balance) and a teeth grinding grudge in general against blue suits with brass buttons.

It's all about their yellow-pinky, head in the sand with no expectation of getting kicked in the ass vision on how they think (with more than generous prompting by the Daley Inc. media spin/control and public brain-washing and propaganda apparatus) Policing SHOULD be done in this city.

These misguided children have NO IDEA how they've annointed the shit-birds and mouth-breathers as the new princes of the city and compelled the Police to stand down to the point of the minimum required by law, which is a VERY LOW THRESHOLD considering the REAL MUTHAFUCKIN' (proactive, all up in all y'all crook muthafuckahs biz-naz, bust an iron-toed boot in that ass cuz we da damn law!) PO-LEECE standard that has been set, accepted and encouraged for generations to maintain SOME semblance of order in the streets.

How far have the Mighty Men in Blue been made to fall for the sake of political fuckery!

Coppers have gone from the hunters to the hunted for the sake of political fuckery.

Yeah! Join up, shit-talkers!

You too can sacrifice 20 to 40 plus years of your life and leave a sacrifice of blood, sweat, tears and the lives of friends on the streets of Chicago only to be told on a daily basis that those sacrifices didn't mean SHIT just because you wear a blue suit with brass buttons.

The public has the Police Department they've been crying for...

Just wait until the hard won collective street knowledge REALLY STARTS LEAVING...

Which was part of the plan anyway.

The "old" street cops are "too unmanageable" i.e. too wise in the ways of City of Chicago and CPD institutional bullshit and too aware of their contractual rights and how those rights can and will be violated with impunity.

The administration loves the young aggressive go-getters who traded rights and protections to wear blue jeans and or black/green pajamas.

We're not "hating" and we don't begrudge anyone doing what they choose to do but the current state has divide to conquer written all over it in such large letters.

Why would people flock to these units in such numbers to provide the bosses an "out" regarding
diminished Police presence and ability for the Patrol Division to Police rabid dogs they way they should be Policed?

Now noise is being made because people are now supposedly being held hostage in these units by bosses because they "voluntarily"
waived any contractual rights when they joined? What sort of insanity is that?

Is that CPD's official stance now? "Fuck you, we got warm bodies where we need 'em, grieve it then. It'll be years before it's resolved so we win anyway."

The current bosses are the smartest people in the history of CPD. They should be more than capable (in their humble estimation) of fixing that which has been broken beyond repair or salvage by those much higher up the food chain.

We just hope to live long enough to see those responsible for the current state of affairs twisting in the wind on the same gallows they built for The Police.

Sic Semper Tyrannis.

Viva Hate...

10/29/2010 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now J-Fled can apply to be a PO legit and do the academy and learn the job from an old-timer. 'Give me the keys kid, I'm drive'n.'

10/29/2010 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minimum age is 25.. The new tier on the pension will be age 55 not 50 as a minium.. it seems to work out.

10/29/2010 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all legit, kid. Just bring your kneepads, lobster bib and a gallon of industrial strength Listerine.

10/29/2010 12:26:00 AM

And hairgel...lots of gel !!!

10/29/2010 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it will cost $30.00 per application!!!!!!

10/29/2010 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

****Warning****
Do not come to this department and have long term plans. Go work for a suburban or Federal Agency. Thius is a sinkng ship here at CPD. I worked at a large suburban PD and left for Chicago. Big mistake! I regret it very much. Please-be careful for what u wish for-u just might get it.

10/29/2010 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything will get better once the consent decree is lifted.

10/29/2010 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Military Veterans, (Reserved, Honorably Discharged) and Police Officers who were recently been laid off should be given consideration first before anyone else. Despite of what you hear about our Department, it still is a good paying job with benefits and a few Officers takes pride of what we do. This job is all about common sense and a good work ethic.
Good luck to all.

10/29/2010 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One big class of sgts in November and then Promotional tests are done. They all come down December 1 with no more promotions. Dept no longer wants newly made dicks becoming sgts after only a couple of years.

New Detective and Sgt test in February after the recruit test by the same outside firm. One rumor has the department letting PO's take ONLY one test. In the other option the department will make sgt and dick promotions at the same time every couple of years forcing people on both lists to pick one and drop their spot on the other. The dept is figuring out how the contract impacts either of these options.

10/29/2010 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What happened to the rumor. Detectives class in November?

10/29/2010 03:04:00 AM

For what? You? Theres not even enough P.O's to fill a Watch in half the City. Dicks can just hang around and work full shifts for awhile..

10/29/2010 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless you want to be a garbage man like yesterdays poster, take the test, take the job. Expect no promotional equity-only diversity. Non-minority need not (least encouraged) apply????WTF.
Possumhead Liberal asspuss can't keep his trap shut lately. Another JJJ style high profile press conference expect more all thru out weekend, but no word about crime just propaganda.
March 1- gotta run.

10/29/2010 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The main problem with the Chicago Police Deprtment is that it just does not understand that some people just should not be Police Officers.

10/29/2010 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kid looks like a shoo-in for the department. He's like a bigger version of J-Fled!

http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2010/10/part-kid-part-machine-all-cop.html

10/29/2010 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI-You don't have to be a citizen to be a Chicago Police Officer either. Just have a work authorization i.e. Green Card. Don't believe me? Here is the link. Outstanding isn't it.

https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/FAQ/Becoming%20a%20Police%20Officer

10/29/2010 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The minority numbers will be at an all time low What No dont think so they will be up! Dont need anything but age to take the test Dont need to have education or even be a US Citizen. FLOP doesnt care either. Viva the nuevo policia

10/29/2010 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only beady eyed, needle nose, block headed, feline fetish, back stabbing, throw persons under the bus need apply... Oh wait we have one of those as our current superintendent...never mind.

10/29/2010 03:05:00 PM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

So has anyone had a family member try to apply yet?


This site is F*k'd up.

Despite an Degree, being a City Employee, living in the city ...and all the other minimum requirements needed...

the site kicked my app back as "does not meet the Minimum requirements."

How does an American Indian with a Degree and City job not meet the minimum requirements to Apply to take the CPD test?

10/29/2010 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the college credits required at the time of application (Nov. 26th) or at the time of actual hiring (like the residency requirements)? I will have the required college credits at the end of the semester this year. Thanks.

10/29/2010 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm old school police and still think too much college and not enough high school is a big problem. They should go back to H.S. for entry level and require the college for promotion.

It won't happen though.

10/29/2010 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a rumour....50 Detectives Dec13. That means 40 off the list and 10 off the 'Pick' me list.
Whickh means approx 10 per area...which will be less because Aea 2 is in Dire need of manpower. Will they open bids to Detectives? Will the medical roll abusers in Area 4 Miss and Miss facebook try and leave before they are put on 1st watch? Start baking.........

10/29/2010 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Command Staff gets raises.

The new REVISED Postion & Salary Schedule is in Automated Dept. Directives on the intra net.

Commanders now make $151,000 a year (before unpaid furlo days.)

10/29/2010 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey welcome recruits, everyone whines and complains but Do Not listen, this job is still good, job security and good pay, Just deal with the negative like all jobs have. When I got on 13 years ago I heard the same non-sense from the old timers....you just make the best of it and be the POLICE....

10/29/2010 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would any sane person want this job--- the job is still good, it's all the jag bosses that fuck it up for everyone else--------

10/29/2010 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A college grad under 25 can't take the exam? A representative from your department was at my GOOD FED OR STATE PD DONT COME HERE!!

10/29/2010 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most PO's earn more than $75k w duty availability & uniform allow with under 10 yrs on... and that's w/o selling back baby fuloughs etc. and ovetime. Those PO's with over 10 yrs earn about 84k a year as a base with duty avail & uniorm. Plus, the job security is much much better than in the private sector. Not mentioning the higher ranks - b/c those go to the selected few anyway. So, for some, this is a great job.

10/29/2010 07:47:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

hipiap - we have no email of that sort. sorry

10/29/2010 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 25 years old and have a bachelor's degree in risk management. I can hardly wait to geton the CPD and work permanent midnights in a shit district after I move into the shit city.

Then I can look forward to being sued, spit at, second guessed, f**** with by bosses, and making the news if I have a few drinks after work. NO WAY JOSE! Keep the job! I'm now going back to my cold calls for Chem Lawns spring service.

10/29/2010 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They jacked the age up to 25 which screwed over the cadet program. the program created by the police didnt get consideration from the police. a SHAME.

10/29/2010 06:21:00 AM

This will end the cadet program. Every major department has some form of a apprentice program. Either a cadet or community service officer. With the age restriction, that eliminates all of the cadets. many who have worked for the CPD for several years. They worked for minimum wage and no benefits with the hope of being a CPD. Previous Superintendents understood the value of the cadet program. The remaining cadets should quit and look at other agencies.

10/29/2010 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to have your 60 credits, residency and be 25yoa upon hiring, not upon application or test date.

10/29/2010 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally disagree with the new age requirement to join the department. I have been interested in the CPD for awhile, and now I am being rejected just like several other people who don't meet the new entrance requirements.

It seems to me like they are just seeking military veterans, since they are giving them 20 percent preference points. I still believe they need to keep the college requirement, though, since a high school diploma is nothing nowadays. I think the department needs to do a better job at screening its applicants to begin with; it would eliminate a lot of problems with new officers. The department should only be hiring people who are mature and responsible individuals to begin with. Obviously they are not, so this new initiative will not change a thing.

This is just a shame!! A large department, like CPD offers several advantages to new recruits that they would not be able to experience elsewhere. I guess CCSPD, Aurora, or Elgin are the departments to apply for now, after hearing about all the problems that CPD has had recently.

10/29/2010 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need residency the by the first day of the academy, but you need the 60 credits by the time you take the written test.

10/30/2010 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will end the cadet program. Every major department has some form of a apprentice program. Either a cadet or community service officer. With the age restriction, that eliminates all of the cadets. many who have worked for the CPD for several years. They worked for minimum wage and no benefits with the hope of being a CPD. Previous Superintendents understood the value of the cadet program. The remaining cadets should quit and look at other agencies.

10/29/2010 09:50:00 PM

##########################

The ONLY superintendent in the past 30 yrs that understood the cadet program was Cline.
That was because he was one in the 60's!
It was a useless program and never really taught the cadets anything.
It used them as part time employees.

10/30/2010 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dept no longer wants newly made dicks becoming sgts after only a couple of years."

Couple of Years? I know several newly minted Dicks that made Sgt. in less than 6 months. Most of them knew they were going to make Sgt. Can you say selfish Pricks?

10/30/2010 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI-You don't have to be a citizen to be a Chicago Police Officer either. Just have a work authorization i.e. Green Card. Don't believe me? Here is the link. Outstanding isn't it.


Daley did this to get some Irish guys on about 15 years ago- You have Patrolmen. Sgts. Lts. and exempt who are not citizens, they have green cards. I worked with at least 5 throughout the years however there is about 200 on the job- ALL are Irish no Mexicans.

10/30/2010 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Jobs in the private sector are hard to get. That degree from SXU, Jerry Lewis, or Calumet College means nothing. There is no security in the private sector and the bosses (if you can believe it) are worse than the CPD bosses. Finally, the private sector is getting away from employees and hiring "contractors" with no benefits and no pensions.

Vote Nov. 2nd!

10/29/2010 08:55:00 AM

Well said. The 1st and the 16th are guaranteed as long as you follow the rules and don't do anything stupid to jeopardize that. If you plan on taking advantage of the tuition reimbursement, go to a quality school, don't take the easy way out by going to one of the schools listed above. Bosses? There's good and bad ones, just like in the private sector. And yes, the private sector is looking more into the "contractor" concept and more and more jobs are being outsourced to lower cost countries which means you're competing against people who are just as talented as you from India, China, etc. I wish you the best of luck.

10/30/2010 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a booming business, police work, there is no shortage of criminals, both regular criminals and those voted into office.

Crime pays. If it didn't, there wouldn't be any.

10/30/2010 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good idea to have a higher starting age. These real young people are mostly too naieve and inexperienced in handling lifes situations without Mommy and Daddy.

10/30/2010 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CLOUT, JUICE, OR WHACK DO NOT APPLY TO THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT!!!!!!!! If you don't have a relative who is an alderman, or a boss in the department, or a member on the county board, or know someone who is blowing any of the above DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THIS POSITION! For those of you who think this will be a good way to get experience to make you more competitive for future law enforcement positions you are WRONG! Wait until you start getting lawsuits and complaints about how you stuck your gun in a kid's mouth or raped a female arrestee. OF COURSE the allegations will be complete bullshit, but try to explain this to a future employer. You will only succeed in getting TAINTED by this bullshit city. APPLY SOMEWHERE ELSE. DO NOT THROW YOUR LIFE AWAY! To those of you with clout who already submitted your application, welcome aboard sir/maam.

SO TRUE, IF YOU ARE AN ANOINTED-CLOUTED ONE, YOU HAVE A NAME, IF NOT, YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER FOR 20+ YEARS. A TOTALLY LIBERAL, BIASED, DISCRIMINATORY ORGANIZATION, LED BY A DICTATOR, THE MAYOR WHO RAN THE CITY INTO THE TOILET, AND WILL NOW SNEAK AWAY FROM THE MESS HE CREATED AND CAUSED.

10/30/2010 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a useless program and never really taught the cadets anything.

It used them as part time employees.

10/30/2010 12:10:00 AM

BALONEY! You were obviously never a cadet. It was a wonderful apprenticeship and it helped me tremendously. It prepared me for the job and life in general. The program is a mere shadow of the old days, but still a great training ground. It would be a shame to see it end, again.

10/30/2010 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you plan on taking advantage of the tuition reimbursement, go to a quality school, don't take the easy way out by going to one of the schools listed above [SXU, Jerry Lewis, or Calumet College].

10/30/2010 02:58:00 AM

Blow me. I worked hard to get that degree.

10/30/2010 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

You need residency the by the first day of the academy, but you need the 60 credits by the time you take the written test.

10/30/2010 12:01:00 AM
WRONG. Your requirements must be met by the day of being hired. i.e. military, college and residency

10/30/2010 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
CPD doesn't need to hire any officers if they would reassign officers from desk duty to street duty . Get rid of non IOD light duty assignments , rehire the light duty as civilians at half theit pay rate.

Next.............

10/30/2010 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Blow me. I worked hard to get that degree.

10/30/2010 11:07:00 AM"



and Corky worked hard to learn to tie his shoes, so what's your point?

10/30/2010 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have NO problem in anything that is done for our veterans!

But WTF? why exclude a huge portion of college graduates who have received a 4 year degree in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement just because they're not yet 25 years of age?

They've received more training that our Academy can possibly provide, and look at the savings for the Department as far as tuition reimbursement goes.

Plus these kids are looking forward to a career in law enforcement, not someone who can't find another job, and wants to ride the Department until their post graduate studies are completed.

Another classic Fuck-up provided by our host J-Fled and Co. Keep up the shitty work boys... I can't wait until February!!!!

10/30/2010 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To young to handle life's situations ; who might you be kidding? Your comment has shown your age. Twenty one is old enough to drive, to vote, to buy and consume alcohol, to be in any armed forces and die for this country, go to college of their choice and subsequently have enough responsibility to pay for 100 k in tuitions and you have the audacity to say they need their and daddy. Well soon enough the young will be spoon feeding you, wiping your behind and changing your diaper! It is time for retirement or are you one of those salty three years on the job know it alls?????

10/30/2010 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
CPD doesn't need to hire any officers if they would reassign officers from desk duty to street duty . Get rid of non IOD light duty assignments , rehire the light duty as civilians at half theit pay rate.

Next.............

10/30/2010 03:00:00 PM

If many PO's actually worked their full hours as opposed to leaving a couple hours (or even 45 minutes) early, there would be more man-power. What's up with HQ's people coming in a 9 and leaving at 2 for the day?

10/31/2010 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous hippy-dippy-1 said...

Anonymous said...
FYI-You don't have to be a citizen to be a Chicago Police Officer either. Just have a work authorization i.e. Green Card. Don't believe me? Here is the link. Outstanding isn't it.


Daley did this to get some Irish guys on about 15 years ago- You have Patrolmen. Sgts. Lts. and exempt who are not citizens, they have green cards. I worked with at least 5 throughout the years however there is about 200 on the job- ALL are Irish no Mexicans.
10/30/2010 12:55:00 AM
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Non-Citizens have been eligible to be the police since at least 1981. I'm pretty sure that precedes Daley as Mayor.

10/31/2010 11:18:00 AM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

Anonymous said...

You need residency the by the first day of the academy, but you need the 60 credits by the time you take the written test.

10/30/2010 12:01:00 AM
WRONG. Your requirements must be met by the day of being hired. i.e. military, college and residency

10/30/2010 11:25:00 AM

Wrong...I tried that in 2006...and was escorted out of the Power Testing Room.

Credit Hours must meet minimum Required upon completing the Application to take the Police Test
it even says so in the app.

10/31/2010 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is about time. I been waiting damn near forever.

10/31/2010 02:49:00 PM  

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