Saturday, February 16, 2013

"Merit" Letter Out

Once again, the Department is asking for "merit" nominations for sergeant and lieutenant. Deadline is the end of the month (pending delays) and supposedly a class of each before summer.

We heard there might be another detective class soon also. Rumor was that they will use the existing merit pool from the 24 December class.

Is hiring keeping up with any of this?

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89 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many sgt ?

2/16/2013 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Soften y'all up for the contract negotiations. Timing is everything

2/16/2013 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee. I sure hope my clout reads this blog.

2/16/2013 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the ball licking begin.

2/16/2013 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no blue shirts but keep promoting asshole. Hire instead.

2/16/2013 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they take 75 sgt .

2/16/2013 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

evidence techs too!

2/16/2013 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm currently sitting 2300 on the Sgt list, and why? Because I didn't study or spend hundreds of dollars on classes. Also I was working in ghetto districts and sitting in court all day...no time! I will not make Sgt and I'd rather push a beat car in the ghetto for the rest of my career than ever be a merit promoted hack. Maybe next time I'll study or maybe not! Merit is a broken process that passes over too many deserving officers. I don't deserve a Merit promotion and my guess is more than half on the list won't either. But I am amazed by people who truly believe they deserve it over an officer who took a bullet or gave a few on behalf of the city. No shame.

2/16/2013 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

"MERIT", my ass. Stop bastardizing the language. Call it what it is:
ARBITRARY MANAGEMENT DISCRETION, aka "CLOUT".

2/16/2013 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starks and J-Fed merit promoted just before leaving office. Hmmmmmm.......

2/16/2013 04:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee I wish I'd done a lot of good Police work. Then I might get a merit promotion.

2/16/2013 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard three more classes before they take down list for sgt

2/16/2013 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't deserve a Merit promotion and my guess is more than half on the list won't either. But I am amazed by people who truly believe they deserve it over an officer who took a bullet or gave a few on behalf of the city. No shame.

2/16/2013 01:41:00 AM

I made sgt off the list many years ago. From the day I learned I made it, I was full of painful thoughts. Am I sgt material? Am I smart enough? Am I management material? Do I really want to be a sgt?

During the 4 weeks sgt training at the academy, I met some obnoxious aholes who truly thought they were deserving of being a supervisor. These loud mouth pricks raced to the uniform store to buy their stripes.

The lesson for me - I will be a sgt and always remember to not be like those aholes.

But you are right, absolutely no shame. It is amazing how the dirtiest rotten pricks truly convince themselves (and others above them) that they are "boss" worthy.

2/16/2013 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a big class for sgt finally

2/16/2013 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

before the asteroid struck the Earth, beat 1070 was all smiles the other day, what a merit hopeful for the rank of lt.

2/16/2013 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Krazy John, it is not "Arbitrary" to reward loyal political support. Granted it has nothing to do with being capable to lead police officers, but what does that have to do with performance or service? Take your medication and go back to sleep.

2/16/2013 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come someone from IAD (confidential) section gets a merit pick everytime. Unreal almost 90% have under 12 years and less then 4 years on the street. But the poor bastards that work all three shifts in ghetto districts get nothing.

2/16/2013 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dept keeps promoting white shirts because blue shirts have stop working and they know they can get merit hack to work. LOL

2/16/2013 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

Any nominations out for Seiser?

2/16/2013 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt Ade for LT !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's your reward.

Rham

2/16/2013 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares! I'm a R.O.D.! Retired on duty! Yea! Thats what i want after 20 years on the job! midnights in a shit district! Full 1 furloughs! just to wear stripes to hear baby mama dramas about how the Poooleece didn't do shit! Fuck off with your promotions! Yea right!

2/16/2013 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they need Sgt's they have at least five sitting on days in the Crime Lab

2/16/2013 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phone order out last night 25 to Narcotics-half don't know how to do an inventory. What a joke to the working police.

2/16/2013 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit promotions should, 1. Be totally transparent. A merit sgt or lt should be named by an asterisk* on the promotion list as a merit pick, 2. Merit promotee's should be sworn in the day after rank order promotee's so they are less senior and can forever be identified by DOA as a merit pick, 3. No one, absofuckinglutely no one should ever get more than one merit pick in their career. There are many exempts and Lts who've been pushed up by merit all the way.

There really are a few people worthy of a merit promotion for one reason or another but we've had enough of the Welchs, Wests, Moy's, Carothers, Martins, etc in this Department.

Done with my rant as none of what I just said will ever be adopted.

2/16/2013 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You hard working ghetto officers,sergeants,lieutenants must study hard to get promoted.

This department is top heavy in merit promotions from the superintendent on down. All incompetent, never been the police, clueless hacks who for the most part have never had a bad job.

It is up to you hardworking ghetto police to study hard and get promoted. You are the back bone of this department. Do not get down because of the numerous ass wipes that pass for supervisors.

This department is crying for leadership. That is you, but you must step up. Know that you can make a difference. STUDY HARD you are needed. These ass wipes in charge now need to be stood up to by the real police.

2/16/2013 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let the ball licking begin.

2/16/2013 12:19:00 AM


And what of people who really like ball licking?

2/16/2013 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no college. Do event numbers count?

2/16/2013 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go again. Public Trans 4th Watch Sergeant being put in for the 6th time. Just fucking pass the tests for a change.

2/16/2013 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mer·it
noun
1.
claim to respect and praise; excellence; worth.
2.
something that deserves or justifies a reward or commendation; a commendable quality, act, etc.:



ahhahhahhha this is soooo funny!!!

2/16/2013 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

merit sgts and lts are all nice girls and guys that got the job of someone that passed the test .

2/16/2013 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I better generate 3 event numbers daily. I want to be a sgt!

2/16/2013 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2300 on the list....

Are you seriously blaming sitting in court all day for not studying for the sgt. test? WTF were you doing, testifying for eight hours a day. That is the ideal time to study, if you can't figure that out you no wonder you scored 2300.

2/16/2013 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger john said...

You are looking at future exempts. Completely ruined the police department.


old retired guy

2/16/2013 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have crap bosses who passed the test so whatever

2/16/2013 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And while the City Hall laughs as sergeants crawl to pick-up the crummy 2% per year annual raise and fight amongst themselves over the pension "deal" on the table, Jim Ade & Co did nothing to end, or at least diminish, the wholesale giveaway of our promotions through the merit scheme. Thats a real raise. And gutless James Ade won't touch it! Sergeants need to decertify the PBPA and join the FOP.

2/16/2013 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody remember how many we're in the last two classes?

2/16/2013 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is they're making 60 sergeants. Not sure if that is all in one class or divided up like they did last year with the 3 small classes. Anyone know what's planned?

2/16/2013 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, Ha, They are hoping that if they have enough "Merit' members, they will be able to pass anything they want with respect to contract/ pension. We have been saying it all along, Merit equals political appointment and now that the majority of Exempts are Merit means the department is under control of the Democratic Party. Don't forget we live in the most corrupt city, in the most corrupt county, in the most corrupt state in the country.

2/16/2013 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Merit??? Yeah right!

2/16/2013 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... It's the nature of responsible humans to aspire for for more in their careers...

But this thingy here in Chicago?

Perhaps if it weren't intentionally wrecked beyond care or salvage.

The system is tainted, greasy and full of more shit than a Garfield Park goose.

We can't recall a time where there seemed to be so many casting calls for "merit" candidates.

Heh... Must be gettin' old.

2/16/2013 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain why the management of this department promotes 'backwards'?

Just got done promoting detectives, now looking at making FTO's.

once they're done promoting blue shirts to different blue shirt ranks, they'll promote sergeants, taking some of the newly promoted FTO's and detectives with them.

How about promote sgt's first, then if you don't make that, maybe you'll actually stick around in your D2 whatever position for more than 3 months.

A constant, knowingly made vacuum
designed to keep the ranks short.

2/16/2013 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mister I'm 2300
I worked in shit districts and went to court as much as possible. I did not pay a dime to the study groups and I still made it off the list.

2/16/2013 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they mention the knee pads and sword swallowing?

2/16/2013 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HR has been instructed to hire enough to keep up with attrition......for those of you wanting this job, if you meet all the requirements and pass the background you will be hired soon. For those that need to take the test..........it will be announced sooner rather than later.

2/16/2013 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous SHAMELESS CLOUT BABY said...

4:08 AM

Give a well-stuffed envelope full of non-sequential, dirty, wrinkled "Benjamins" and/or "sexual favors" to your politically-connected "mentor". It's "the Chicago Way". Otherwise, fire up your bong and continue hallucinating about unicorns and triple rainbows.

Then again, your comment may be drenched in SARCASM. If so, disregard this message.

2/16/2013 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many fucking Sgt's do we need. We have 6 Sgt's on the streets everyday on 2nd watch in 007 alone.(plus the one's inside).

2/16/2013 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm currently sitting 2300 on the Sgt list, and why? Because I didn't study or spend hundreds of dollars on classes. Also I was working in ghetto districts and sitting in court all day..


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So what do you do while you sit in court all day?

Do you give lots of life advice?

Or, do you juggle?

2/16/2013 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will make 400 Sergeants on March 1.

2/16/2013 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4th watch mass transit srg prob still has a hardon since letter came out put in 6 times and nothing maybe he can sit on his godfather Eddie burkes lap or play with little baby T this time he always says he dont want but would love a 3 merit promotion study like everyone once

2/16/2013 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about instead of the commanders getting the picks, the people working the districts get to vote for people they'd like to see nominated/made meritorious? In order to vote, you'd have to have more than 5 yoj and to be made youd have to have at least 10 yoj. I know people who have worked 20 years in a shit district and know more than 99% of the bosses in that district. The bosses come to them for answers on how things are done. You know who these people are, you see other pos going to them with questions and for advice because their sgts and lts are idiots. I can name a few on my watch that deserve stripes. I'm sure everyone knows coworkers like this. What do ya say?? I say let the officers vote!

2/16/2013 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department is down over 100 Sgt's. with more to retire this year.

2/16/2013 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person asking how many were in the last classes, how about you go thru the AMFM messages for the lists then count and see for yourself how many were made......here is a clue put sergeant or pre-service sergeant in the search box...........

2/16/2013 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Ade 's kid be on it?

2/16/2013 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dept keeps promoting white shirts because blue shirts have stop working and they know they can get merit hack to work. LOL

No, they need Sergeants to check your case reports and kick them back, because no one can comprehend them. LOL

2/16/2013 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nominate "THE KID"

2/16/2013 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! The commander in 010 can use a couple more Sgt's and a Lt. In her hidden office staff! I pretty sure 1st watch doesn't need any more rapid Sgts 2 & 3 deep!

2/16/2013 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
before the asteroid struck the Earth, beat 1070 was all smiles the other day, what a merit hopeful for the rank of lt.

2/16/2013 06:58:00 AM


Good riddance to that jack ass!

2/16/2013 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt Jim Ade was Rahms pick! Good luck with that contract Suckers!!!!!

2/16/2013 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the flip if the Sgts vote yes and hopeful Rahm wants he would promote the entire department to Sgt and create a master sgt rank to supervise them. Letting all employees fall need the sgts pensions plan and contract.

2/16/2013 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm currently sitting 2300 on the Sgt list, and why? Because I didn't study or spend hundreds of dollars on classes. Also I was working in ghetto districts and sitting in court all day...no time! I will not make Sgt and I'd rather push a beat car in the ghetto for the rest of my career than ever be a merit promoted hack. Maybe next time I'll study or maybe not! Merit is a broken process that passes over too many deserving officers. I don't deserve a Merit promotion and my guess is more than half on the list won't either. But I am amazed by people who truly believe they deserve it over an officer who took a bullet or gave a few on behalf of the city. No shame

I stopped listening and caring when you said you didnt study. Get off your soapbox and nobody cares. If YOU dont want to study and you dont want to TRY hard enough to get promoted then please, push a beat car. We dont need leaders like you who are lazy and cant even try to take a test to further their career, make more money for your family and try to get yourself a better pension. Your rant is not heart warming, its not witty and its not something that will make me sympathetic to you. In fact, it makes you look like a complete dog ass. Study and take pride in what you do. If you cant find time to study then dont take the test. You knew you had to study. You knew you had to make time to prepare and you knew that it was not an easy thing... but what did you do???? NOTHING. To bad, push your beat car and get to that domestic. Merit has absolutly nothing to do with what your talking about. What it has to do is with your laziness. stop being lazy and maybe you will get somewhere. its not like every spot is merit. Think, if you studied and got at least 350 on the list.. not a bad score but not a good score you would be making sgt this next class like me. I took the time, I prepared and I got a so-so score. I am not merit. Im getting it by test score. You were lazy and make nothing but excuses. I too have kids, family funtions, court and everyday life to deal with like the 2300 others on the list who took the test. guess what, they were able to man up and study.. whats your real excuse????? Dont try to blame merit, blame yourself.

2/16/2013 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares! I'm a R.O.D.! Retired on duty! Yea! Thats what i want after 20 years on the job! midnights in a shit district! Full 1 furloughs! just to wear stripes to hear baby mama dramas about how the Poooleece didn't do shit! Fuck off with your promotions! Yea right!


yawwwn. please stop boring me. ill work as a sgt for 4 years and retire that way ill get the good pension. Its all about the real retirement stupid.. not "ROD" you hack. take the test, do the job and reap the benefits with your family at retirement. way too many stupid people on this job these days.

2/16/2013 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They will make 400 Sergeants on March 1.

2/16/2013 06:14:00 PM

Rumor has it they want to eliminate the position of police officer and just have sergeants so Rahm can keep getting the contracts he wants.

2/16/2013 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lesson for me - I will be a sgt and always remember to not be like those aholes.

God bless you, sergeant!

And if you follow these simple rules, you'll be It ain't all that hard.

http://rhinoden.rangerup.com/nicks-rules-on-leadership/

2/16/2013 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phone order out last night 25 to Narcotics-half don't know how to do an inventory. What a joke to the working police.

As noted previously on this blog, by someone who admitted that he had a phone call to get into a unit, "nobody gets into a unit without a phone call."

If you're expecting to get into a unit without a phone call, you're an idiot.

That said, a phone call isn't necessarily a bad thing. You might've been a great copper and you might've come to the attention of one or more decent bosses, who may have hinted or maybe even came right out and asked you if you'd like to go to a unit.

I'm not dumb enough to believe that this happens very often at CPD, but it DOES happen. Not often. Too bad.

You said half of these people don't know how to do an inventory, so that means half of them do. They must've done some police work at some time in their career.

So once again, for those of you who haven't been paying attention:

No one gets into a unit without a phone call.

Print that last sentence out and tape it to your bathroom mirror. Read it every day before you go to work and act accordingly.

2/16/2013 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop talking about being the "ghetto Police". You are there for the most part because you want to be and should be because you are the working Police. Don't use it as a crutch or a whining point.

2/16/2013 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember submitters:

don't submit nobody dat nobody sent

dick (maggie park) daley

2/17/2013 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many fucking Sgt's do we need. We have 6 Sgt's on the streets everyday on 2nd watch in 007 alone.(plus the one's inside).

2/16/2013 06:08:00 PM

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crime (robberries and homicides at least) are way down in 007.


Why? Because there are many, many police officers (including outside units) working there.

So Garry's strategy to reduce crime?

Put a bunch of cops in the area!



Genius. Pure genius.

2/17/2013 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We have crap bosses who passed the test so whatever

2/16/2013 11:04:00 AM

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Understood.
But what happens when YOU want to be a boss? What happens when YOU have another kid or two and you need the raise?

Then you want to compete fairly to get that extra $. (Even though the tests aren't perfect, they do put everyone on equal ground. ) Ya, ya, some dollies get the answers .... even aside from that I mean.

The written test is the fairest way to do it. Its not perfect.

2/17/2013 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish only the best for those who legitimately take the test and pass it. Good luck & stay safe. For those who receive it by merit and who will subsequently make Lt. then exempt the same way, no respect for you whatsoever.

2/17/2013 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

400 sgts March 1st!!!!!

WooHoo I'm in baby!

Suck it blue shirts!

Signed,
P.O. Del Usional

2/17/2013 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple more merit pick rules:
1. No inside P/Os.
2. No Commanders Secretaries
3. No Exempt drivers.
4. No P/Os who work under the bosses desk. Can be male or female nowdays we won't discriminate.
Add more if you wish

2/17/2013 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm currently sitting 2300 on the Sgt list, and why? Because I didn't study or spend hundreds of dollars on classes. Also I was working in ghetto districts and sitting in court all day...no time! I will not make Sgt and I'd rather push a beat car in the ghetto for the rest of my career than ever be a merit promoted hack. Maybe next time I'll study or maybe not! Merit is a broken process that passes over too many deserving officers. I don't deserve a Merit promotion and my guess is more than half on the list won't either. But I am amazed by people who truly believe they deserve it over an officer who took a bullet or gave a few on behalf of the city. No shame

I stopped listening and caring when you said you didnt study. Get off your soapbox and nobody cares. If YOU dont want to study and you dont want to TRY hard enough to get promoted then please, push a beat car. We dont need leaders like you who are lazy and cant even try to take a test to further their career, make more money for your family and try to get yourself a better pension. Your rant is not heart warming, its not witty and its not something that will make me sympathetic to you. In fact, it makes you look like a complete dog ass. Study and take pride in what you do. If you cant find time to study then dont take the test. You knew you had to study. You knew you had to make time to prepare and you knew that it was not an easy thing... but what did you do???? NOTHING. To bad, push your beat car and get to that domestic. Merit has absolutly nothing to do with what your talking about. What it has to do is with your laziness. stop being lazy and maybe you will get somewhere. its not like every spot is merit. Think, if you studied and got at least 350 on the list.. not a bad score but not a good score you would be making sgt this next class like me. I took the time, I prepared and I got a so-so score. I am not merit. Im getting it by test score. You were lazy and make nothing but excuses. I too have kids, family funtions, court and everyday life to deal with like the 2300 others on the list who took the test. guess what, they were able to man up and study.. whats your real excuse????? Dont try to blame merit, blame yourself.

2/16/2013 10:46:00 PM

Not sure if you've called FOP about the status on the list, b/c they are nowhere near 350. The last class went through and it took the list up to right around 245. So if your score is 350, unless they make just a gigantic class, you will still have a little while to wait. I'm not trying to be an ass about it, just want to let you know where you stand so you aren't dejected when you're not in that next class.

2/17/2013 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come someone from IAD (confidential) section gets a merit pick everytime. Unreal almost 90% have under 12 years and less then 4 years on the street. But the poor bastards that work all three shifts in ghetto districts get nothing.

Most units and districts get a merit pick. Just because you are put in for merit dont mean you will you get it.

2/17/2013 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phone order out last night 25 to Narcotics-half don't know how to do an inventory. What a joke to the working police.


Any chance of getting a copy of the order, am on furlo

2/17/2013 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Maximo said...

To 11:31pm-

I thought all the officers in these elite units where the cream of the crop? I'm sure they all deserve their spots, ;)

2/17/2013 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The written test is the fairest way to do it. Its not perfect.


At this point, a lottery is the fairest.

Write your star # on a ping pong ball & toss it in the hopper.

2/17/2013 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who receive it by merit and who will subsequently make Lt. then exempt the same way, no respect for you whatsoever.


Gotta agree. ONE merit promotion per customer.

2/17/2013 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That said, a phone call isn't necessarily a bad thing. You might've been a great copper and you might've come to the attention of one or more decent bosses, who may have hinted or maybe even came right out and asked you if you'd like to go to a unit."

I'm going to tape this to the Mirror to remind me of the full of shit assholes like yourself that have the audacity to attempt legitimize the fucked up process it takes to go to a unit. Unreal

2/17/2013 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They will make 400 Sergeants on March 1.

2/16/2013 06:14:00 PM

Rumor has it they want to eliminate the position of police officer and just have sergeants so Rahm can keep getting the contracts he wants.

2/16/2013 11:12:00 PM
Somehow, I believe that.

2/17/2013 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Then you want to compete fairly to get that extra $. (Even though the tests aren't perfect, they do put everyone on equal ground. ) Ya, ya, some dollies get the answers .... even aside from that I mean.

The written test is the fairest way to do it. Its not perfect.

2/17/2013 06:39:00 AM

The only fair way is to score it in front of you. Then give you your completed test and your score.

That's the way the old Detective test was handled. No political correctness then.

2/18/2013 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2013 their will be a test for Sgt and Lt . It will be Pass / Fail and all future sgts and lts will be selected like XO's . Don't worry they will all be good guys.

2/18/2013 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

40 Lt's and 60 Sgt's

2/18/2013 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only fair way is to score it in front of you. Then give you your completed test and your score.

That's the way the old Detective test was handled. No political correctness then.

That was pretty fair, only problem was you didnt know the other guys score. Imagine some guys were given the answers, but overall the best way to test.
Always have had a problem with the city not immediately posting your score and the score of everyone taking the test. If you are competing against others for a position, you should be able to know their score.

2/18/2013 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares, a few more Ex Commanders kids, politician's picks, and significant others of those currently in power will make it over hard working, deserving P.O.'s. People wonder why crime is out of control, clearance rates even for homicide are at an all time low, and lets not even talk about morale. The Chicago Police Department is a lost cause and its a damn shame.

2/18/2013 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit promotions should, 1. Be totally transparent. A merit sgt or lt should be named by an asterisk* on the promotion list as a merit pick, 2. Merit promotee's should be sworn in the day after rank order promotee's so they are less senior and can forever be identified by DOA as a merit pick, 3. No one, absofuckinglutely no one should ever get more than one merit pick in their career. There are many exempts and Lts who've been pushed up by merit all the way.


Years back the department had a group of sergeants research the merit promotion process because they wanted it improved. One of the many sound recommendations was to list those that were made merit. I believe the department did that once and scrapped it, along with all the other proposals. You've got some good ideas, just like the research group. The problem is the department doesn't want to hear them because they don't actually want the change.

2/18/2013 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to tape this to the Mirror to remind me of the full of shit assholes like yourself that have the audacity to attempt legitimize the fucked up process it takes to go to a unit. Unreal


I said that even if you're good, you need a phone call. YOU NEED A PHONE CALL.

This is Chicago. There is no legitimacy.

Thanks for the unnecessary name-calling.

I never worked in a unit. I didn't have a phone call, but I'm smart enough to know that one is required, no matter how good you are. So do what you gotta do, or STFU. It's Chicago. It will never change.

2/18/2013 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest that Mr. New York use his merit picks this way…. Use the Merit picks towards the officers who would be next on the list. For example, if they are up to 250 on the list and they are going to make a sgt’s class of 50 … Merit pick is 30% which is 15 spots and 35 will be from the list. 250 + 35 brings you to 285 on the list. Then Mr. New York should take the next 15 people off the list (286 to 300). It is sad that officers who scored in the 300’s will not make it off this list and they should. If people score in the top 10% of the test they should make it, but we work for the City of Chicago. Stay safe out there.

2/18/2013 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The written test is the fairest way to do it. Its not perfect.


At this point, a lottery is the fairest.

Write your star # on a ping pong ball & toss it in the hopper.

2/17/2013 07:44:00 PM

And penalize those of us without the lighter 4-digit star numbers? Not fair!

2/19/2013 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless you have never worked in the Detective Division or OCD, you can forget any merit promotion. It doesn't matter how much or hard you work in you'r district, you will never be looked at for anything.

2/23/2013 11:41:00 PM  

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