U of C Rumor
This would be amazing if true:
- Can you imagine CPD giving a promotional exam...and nobody signed up to take it? Or showed up to take it? Sounds crazy, right?
Well, that is exactly what's happened at the University of Chicago PD. How could this happen? Two words: John Doty.
Doty has got the be the most hated man ever in the employ of the UCPD. From watch commanders to the newest rookie patrolman, you won't find anyone with a kind word to say about this guy. Even our civilians do everything in their power to avoid speaking to him.
A new Sgt./Lt. promotional exam was announced. A few (maybe 3) showed up for the pre-test seminar. It was expected that someone would register online to apply for the promo exams. But no one did. And that pissed off the upper command. Phone calls soon started. People were called at home, at all hours, and 'urged to apply to take the test.' Now the calls have turned into threatening phone calls. 'Take the test unless you don't plan on working here in the near future.'
Everywhere former CPD exempts go, they bring mediocrity, dissension and low morale. It's almost like they're trading on the supposed prestige of their position and not actual ability.