Saturday, April 13, 2013

McCarthy Announces......Nothing

A PAX 501 came out (a special announcement from the Superintendent). In it, McLookAtMe! announces a Sergeants test to be given....someday.

Seriously. He's hoping for the autumn.

An announcement that gives no date, provides no reading list, and pretty much admits that the Department has failed to promote adequately and test in a timely manner as befitting one of the largest police forces in the country.

In the meantime, expect at least one more class, maybe two from the old list.

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103 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...



It's just another...just, just one more tool that we have..

Ha, tool is right! Like "the children" are tools.

If these guys are all about "the children" show us your organ doanor status I challege them!

4/13/2013 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cue the Secret Study Groups!

4/13/2013 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any new info on the attempt to assassinate Sheriff Arpaio?

4/13/2013 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the next Sgts class? They asked for merit the beginning of March.

4/13/2013 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many in the next Sgt class??

4/13/2013 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to be out of the country on a 10a furlough. Initially I was a bit worried about this announcement but then I realized how slow this department is that I should be good. I suspect the test will be closer to the end of the year.

4/13/2013 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was just a heads-up so the clouted can get their phone calls lined up.

4/13/2013 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard around 92 sgt

4/13/2013 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many sgts in the next class? The rumor is its starts 21 April.

4/13/2013 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are holding off in promoting Sgt's and Lt's until 35th street prepares the list for Capt's. This way there is one large graduation class for all supervisor's, and this makes good headlines for General McCarther and the Mayor.

4/13/2013 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patterson leaving, this means little Steve Georges will be the actor and eventually take over patrol division. he will have more power than Al Wisinger. Sorry... the greek boy did it again.

4/13/2013 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bernstein is having his stidy group start next Saturday.

There is not even a reading list out yet.

$950 RIPOFF!!!

4/13/2013 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon SCC! Stay on point!

4/13/2013 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will once again participate in the upcoming Sergeants exam, but will answer every question during the “testing” with nothing but my name on the form. Until we have a real promotion system in this department. EVERYONE FILL IN YOUR NAME AND WALK OUT. NO MORE SECRET TESTING FOR CPD PROMOTIONS. I would like to compare my results with the person who scored number 1 on the last Sergeants exam, so I can do better on the next exam.

4/13/2013 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, by the time they start taking people off of the new list were looking at about, 4-5 years!?

4/13/2013 04:59:00 AM  
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4/13/2013 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost as good as the one a few supes ago that announced a paper shortage, and then distributed 12 or so thousand copies.

4/13/2013 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the latest jim dandy crime fighting idea is to open more detective areas at Harrison & Kedzie and Grand & Central! Wow, what a concept. That and assign police officers to Belmont and Western to patrol the west end of 019. They can call it the Belmont Sub-District.

Now doesn't Jody Weiss look good these days? Even shortshanks looks better. And Dear Maggie, we hardly knew ya.

4/13/2013 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So whats wrong with the gas masks? Mine seems fine.

4/13/2013 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous $250 MILLION Wasted!! said...

Forget the lies about how much this Bloomingdale Trail will cost.

The REAL cost to US taxpayers will be about 250 MILLION!!!

http://www.suntimes.com/news/steinberg/19149671-452/bloomingdale-trail-to-be-chicago-gem.html

4/13/2013 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Sergeants , we need more Officers in a Beat Car . WTF does a sgt do all day ? Hire more officers and detectives not white shirts .

4/13/2013 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people were excited to read the pax 501. Enthusiastically they said "oh the test will be held sometime in October or maybe November".

I read the pax 501. No specific test date was announced. How can someone not comprehend what a simple pax 501 say and expect to be a sergeant?

4/13/2013 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lts. to be notified Apr 26..Sgts. won't start til mid May or later. Probably 2 classes back to back for sgts. Sgt. Test probably not til Spring....orders need to be updated....New XOs to be full of kool aid and chapped lips are abundant...that is all.

4/13/2013 09:02:00 AM  
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4/13/2013 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, SCC. You've got it all wrong. He announced that he will be announcing something, sometime. It was very uplifting for the troops.

And the delay on this next class of 92 from the current list? You forget, McCarthy made the merit process 100% legit when he started those interviews of the merit nominated people. Not everyone nominated gets a visit with McKISSMYASS, but I'm confident it's a very fair process. So, if that's what he's doing this go around, this class won't be made until the summer is over. He's not gonna take 92 POs off the streets when the inmates are so close to running the asylum.

Good luck to those taking the 201_ Sgt's test! You'll be competing with 9,000 others, some of whom have been invited to special super secret study groups. If you study your ass off, score almost perfect, and make it under 300 on the list (once they read and score 5000 written exams), you're looking good to make sergeant--in about 8 years.

4/13/2013 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no room left at the academy to hold these classes. The academy people have asked that the promotional classes be held at HQ since they have plenty of room, but are shot down everytime.

4/13/2013 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! A more than 6,000 took the test last time and they only took a little over 200 from the people who scored from the list. Big joke. You have a better chance with gambling. Unless you know someone ;)

The longer your on the job, the more you see on how it really is. They need to end merit, but that will never happen.

For the guys who study for six months or longer good luck. You have a slim chance.

4/13/2013 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many Sgts, Lts and Capt will be made?

4/13/2013 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bernstein is having his stidy group start next Saturday.

There is not even a reading list out yet.

$950 RIPOFF!!!

4/13/2013 02:07:00 AM

Not to hard to figure out which orders to start covering - even without an official list. How's it a rip off?

4/13/2013 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was by far the most brilliant and lucid thing to come out of the Superintendent's office since that turd escaped when his privy overflowed.

4/13/2013 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

950 dollars for class which prepares you for part one of the sgt test.
Nobody ever fails part 1.

4/13/2013 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who would want to be a sgt anyway on this shit job--- get sent to some crappy south side district on midnites and get a shit furlo--- baby sit a bunch of screwballs and handle retarded beefs all night--- no thanks, I'll keep the blue shirt on and keep my sanity--- they can keep the extra 15 grand a year....

4/13/2013 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will once again participate in the upcoming Sergeants exam, but will answer every question during the “testing” with nothing but my name on the form. Until we have a real promotion system in this department. EVERYONE FILL IN YOUR NAME AND WALK OUT. NO MORE SECRET TESTING FOR CPD PROMOTIONS. I would like to compare my results with the person who scored number 1 on the last Sergeants exam, so I can do better on the next exam.

4/13/2013 04:39:00 AM



I agree. the last person that scored # 1 and who just happened to score # 2 on the last Det's test is a joke. There is no way in hell that happened legit.

4/13/2013 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will once again participate in the upcoming Sergeants exam, but will answer every question during the “testing” with nothing but my name on the form. Until we have a real promotion system in this department. EVERYONE FILL IN YOUR NAME AND WALK OUT.
__________________________________

Yes, do that! We'll be right behind you to turn in our blank answer form! This is going to be so awesome! Yeah, you'll show them! They'll be sorry! Just a matter of hours before the powers-that-be are beating down your door BEGGING you for your sage advice on how to make the promotional system more fair. Seriously, your plan is full-proof! I'm absolutely positive it is just bound to affect some real change AND immediately. Yeah, you'll have to pay $50+ to the city and out of your own pocket just to sit for the test, and to make your stand, but it will be SO worth it when you cause such an uproar with your super ingenious plan! Bravo, Officer!! Bravo.

4/13/2013 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will once again participate in the upcoming Sergeants exam, but will answer every question during the “testing” with nothing but my name on the form. Until we have a real promotion system in this department. EVERYONE FILL IN YOUR NAME AND WALK OUT.
__________________________________

I love these types of attitudes about the promotional tests. It's so amusing for me when POs think that they are punishing the city when they refuse to take another promotional exam. Guess what, idiot? Nobody, including your fellow coppers, gives a crap if you take it or not. The city and its crap system isn't going to change so significantly that coppers are going to ever think it's not "all bullshit". So, either play the game or don't. Simple as that.

4/13/2013 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks this test will take place in "early fall" is delusional. The company developing the test, IO Solutions, has one important task: to make the test "lawsuit proof" (just look at their website). Part of that would mean that our GOs and other directives would have to be current, and the test questions able to withstand legal challenges. How can that happen when 90% or more of our orders still use the "watch commander"???

4/13/2013 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want the pay and responsibility, but I don't want to study my ass off just be beat out by cheaters...

4/13/2013 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who asked about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, he is doing fine. The drug cartel has had a million dollar bounty on him for years. I believe "The Toughest Sheriff in America" will keep doing his job for the foreseeable future. Tough to scare Big Joe.

4/13/2013 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

He just HAS to say something!

4/13/2013 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope I have time to be a voluntary campaign worker for Burke!!!! Thanks for the high sign McSoup.

4/13/2013 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any change to the format? Or same b.s. from last time?

4/13/2013 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Piss poor attempt to raise moral.

4/13/2013 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will once again participate in the upcoming Sergeants exam, but will answer every question during the “testing” with nothing but my name on the form. Until we have a real promotion system in this department. EVERYONE FILL IN YOUR NAME AND WALK OUT. NO MORE SECRET TESTING FOR CPD PROMOTIONS. I would like to compare my results with the person who scored number 1 on the last Sergeants exam, so I can do better on the next exam.


That'll teach them!!! WOW! Yeah. Lets all do that. Wink wink.

4/13/2013 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: but what is the bullshit with these young hair gels on the job with less than 6 yrs. saying, " I call bullshit"? Is that like tag you're it? Probably something they learned at college Mom and Dad paid for then they came back from school and lived with Mom.

4/13/2013 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

43 Sgts in next class and last one off the list. When new list is posted will be first class of over 140. Fact from 35th Street where I work. Study guys n gals for new exam. May have a chance!

4/13/2013 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does McNumbnuts even know what PAX 501 means?

4/13/2013 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will once again participate in the upcoming Sergeants exam, but will answer every question during the “testing” with nothing but my name on the form. Until we have a real promotion system in this department. EVERYONE FILL IN YOUR NAME AND WALK OUT. NO MORE SECRET TESTING FOR CPD PROMOTIONS. I would like to compare my results with the person who scored number 1 on the last Sergeants exam, so I can do better on the next exam.

4/13/2013 04:39:00 AM

Yeah, that will show them. When they found out what you did they will be devastated and have many meetings about why you did that. You, no doubt, will start a shit storm. You must have balls the size of basketballs.

4/13/2013 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patterson leaving, this means little Steve Georges will be the actor and eventually take over patrol division. he will have more power than Al Wisinger. Sorry... the greek boy did it again.

And your point is? Your average XO has more power than 'the ebony statue' which is all Wysinger is...and Jackson was. The powers that be in this town are determined to keep blacks away from any kind of political power or decision making in any city dept. It's all about who can be controlled, and who's willing to accept so much 'paternal control' compliments of the Machine.

4/13/2013 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only list I want to be on after 20 years on this job is the retirement list!

If I were to make Sgt. I know doubt would be sent to some shit District on the Westside or Southside, on Midnights dealing with entitled people!

Forget it!

I'll take retirement and run instead!

4/13/2013 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To the person who asked about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, he is doing fine. The drug cartel has had a million dollar bounty on him for years. I believe "The Toughest Sheriff in America" will keep doing his job for the foreseeable future. Tough to scare Big Joe.

4/13/2013 12:23:00 PM

I hope not. He's one of the last of his kind. Glad the mail did not go through.

4/13/2013 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Piss poor attempt to raise moral.

4/13/2013 12:55:00 PM

Morale, with an e on the end, is what is 'in the tank', it's the collective feeling we all have. It means we feel good as a group (or not), we are uplifted.
Moral (with no e on the end) is what is right, the difference between good and evil.
Could you do us the courtesy of learning the difference between the two words? Thanks.

4/13/2013 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are dead on, 7:34am!

4/13/2013 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"43 Sgts in next class and last one off the list. When new list is posted will be first class of over 140. Fact from 35th Street where I work. Study guys n gals for new exam. May have a chance!"

youre are so full of shit. Yah ok you are probably the same goof thats been writting on this blog that this list was coming down years ago. Please show me your proof.

4/13/2013 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy is just trying to appease the troops, because everyone is calling for his head on a stick.

He's waiting it out. He'll tell us whatever we want to hear, at this point.

He probably has one more year on his contract and he needs the money for alimony, new dollies and the establishments in River North.

4/13/2013 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

43 Sgts in next class and last one off the list. When new list is posted will be first class of over 140. Fact from 35th Street where I work. Study guys n gals for new exam. May have a chance!

I call BS. It will take the city 8 months to grade part 2 just so they can put the spin on who makes it and who doesn't. The city will be forced to make at least 100 more off of the list before they even finish the new testing process. So if you scored 340 or under you should make it.

4/13/2013 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will just send people to Wright college again for class room space. No big deal

4/13/2013 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

43 Sgts in next class and last one off the list. When new list is posted will be first class of over 140. Fact from 35th Street where I work. Study guys n gals for new exam. May have a chance!

4/13/2013 02:22:00 PM
____________________________________________

Nope. You're wrong. And cute how you think that the city and the police department are so on top of things that they have a number planned for the 1st class of the new list. What list? Oh, yeah, the list from the test that hasn't even been scheduled! Try again.

4/13/2013 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

43 Sgts in next class and last one off the list. When new list is posted will be first class of over 140. Fact from 35th Street where I work. Study guys n gals for new exam. May have a chance!

4/13/2013 02:22:00 PM
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Wow! B.s they budgeted 90+ for this year

4/13/2013 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So...

McMeSmartYouDumb announces... Nothing, to make it look like he's doing something?

4/13/2013 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does McNumbnuts even know what PAX 501 means?

4/13/2013 02:24:00 PM

Please enlighten us. I've been on 13 years and neither I nor anyone I work with know what it stands for.

4/13/2013 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will once again participate in the upcoming Sergeants exam, but will answer every question during the “testing” with nothing but my name on the form. Until we have a real promotion system in this department. EVERYONE FILL IN YOUR NAME AND WALK OUT. NO MORE SECRET TESTING FOR CPD PROMOTIONS. I would like to compare my results with the person who scored number 1 on the last Sergeants exam, so I can do better on the next exam.

You know, this guy has a point. Yes I know after watching the inner workings of this department for 22+ years I'm soft, but if EVERYONE did it, it would grab someone's attention. But all you $$$ whores out there don't see the way this department operates.

You guys will work VRI on all your days off, then come to work 3/4 asleep hoping the next car will answer up for you. Then when you wake up, you'll bitch about how we need more manpower because you can't get CU. Hypocrites.

Try living a 'middle class' lifestyle, with your $60000+ a year job; instead of trying to live on commander's pay, which you don't make.

4/13/2013 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many more sergeants are they going to make? I think we have enough already! They're tripping over each other in the halls. How about some more recruits and detectives you morons. Too many chiefs. not enough Indians.

4/13/2013 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

 Anonymous said...I will once again participate in the upcoming Sergeants exam, but will answer every question during the “testing” with nothing but my name on the form. Until we have a real promotion system in this department. EVERYONE FILL IN YOUR NAME AND WALK OUT.

Yes, do that! We'll be right behind you to turn in our blank answer form! This is going to be so awesome! Yeah, you'll show them! They'll be sorry! Just a matter of hours before the powers-that-be are beating down your door BEGGING you for your sage advice on how to make the promotional system more fair. Seriously, your plan is full-proof! I'm absolutely positive it is just bound to affect some real change AND immediately. Yeah, you'll have to pay $50+ to the city and out of your own pocket just to sit for the test, and to make your stand, but it will be SO worth it when you cause such an uproar with your super ingenious plan! Bravo, Officer!! Bravo.

4/13/2013 11:41:00 AM

Laugh all you want but this idiot will probably be the first merit pick on the list and will no doubt be one of your exempt bosses someday.

4/13/2013 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
who would want to be a sgt anyway on this shit job--- get sent to some crappy south side district on midnites and get a shit furlo--- baby sit a bunch of screwballs and handle retarded beefs all night--- no thanks, I'll keep the blue shirt on and keep my sanity--- they can keep the extra 15 grand a year....

4/13/2013 11:16:00 AM


Buddy how right you are. And you know what? Instead of studying for the promotion I decided to start my own biz. I now have 3 employees working FT and I have two more years to go and will retired at 47 with 20 years OTJ. A few years back the clowns at IAD suspended me for 30 days. Guess what? LMAO! I made more cash being off than if I worked CPD. I laughed all the way to the bank with time off to spare. No loss to me. I encourage all to start a biz and DON'T rely on this job for shit. I could get fired tomorrow and it wouldn't phase me (and I really mean it too). VRI? NOPE. Not for me. Do your own thing guys. There is so much biz opportunity out there it's not even funny. I will retire with 20 years on and have a two year at home.

4/13/2013 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous 457 Plan - YES ! ! ! said...

You guys will work VRI on all your days off, then come to work 3/4 asleep hoping the next car will answer up for you. Then when you wake up, you'll bitch about how we need more manpower because you can't get CU. Hypocrites.

Try living a 'middle class' lifestyle, with your $60000+ a year job; instead of trying to live on commander's pay, which you don't make.

4/13/2013 09:50:00 PM

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Nope..

I'll keep taking the cash and POUNDING IT into my deferred comp.

One day if I live to be 80 years old I'll have money to live on while YOU ARE eating dog food because of a destroyed pension.

All because YOU ARE TO LAZY to work the extra hours now.

4/13/2013 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

No, SCC. You've got it all wrong. He announced that he will be announcing something, sometime. It was very uplifting for the troops.

And the delay on this next class of 92 from the current list? You forget, McCarthy made the merit process 100% legit when he started those interviews of the merit nominated people. Not everyone nominated gets a visit with McKISSMYASS, but I'm confident it's a very fair process. So, if that's what he's doing this go around, this class won't be made until the summer is over. He's not gonna take 92 POs off the streets when the inmates are so close to running the asylum.

Good luck to those taking the 201_ Sgt's test! You'll be competing with 9,000 others, some of whom have been invited to special super secret study groups. If you study your ass off, score almost perfect, and make it under 300 on the list (once they read and score 5000 written exams), you're looking good to make sergeant--in about 8 years.

4/13/2013 09:38:00 AM

Finally! Someone who makes fucking sense. Let's face the facts and the music; some people are already chosen. That is a fact. Then there are very few spots left for the legit candidates. Even when you are on the list it will be a long wait and you will be sent to the south side on first watch.

4/13/2013 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But he did announce that there is a definite decrease in the nothingness he has been discussing for a long time now. Also, he said there will be huge changes come Friday, two weeks hence.

4/13/2013 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous 4/13/2013 02:07:00 AM said...

Bernstein is having his stidy group start next Saturday.

There is not even a reading list out yet.

$950 RIPOFF!!!

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Not to hard to figure out which orders to start covering - even without an official list. How's it a rip off?

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Let me explain junior.

Because pretty soon there will be a "special study group" which will not ONLY have the reading list, but they will have the actual exam answers and THEY sure as shit will NOT have to pay some dude from Florida $950 bucks for it.

So go ahead suckers. Drop your $950 down the toilet.

4/13/2013 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And your point is? Your average XO has more power than 'the ebony statue' which is all Wysinger is...and Jackson was. The powers that be in this town are determined to keep blacks away from any kind of political power or decision making in any city dept. It's all about who can be controlled, and who's willing to accept so much 'paternal control' compliments of the Machine.

-----

Thank God.

Google "Detroit Police" and see how unbelievably fucked up that department it.

4/13/2013 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How many more sergeants are they going to make? I think we have enough already! They're tripping over each other in the halls. How about some more recruits and detectives you morons. Too many chiefs. not enough Indians"

Department is down over 110 Sgt's with a lot more to retire.. That's just a fact. And I know that we are down POs and DET. They are pumping out recruits pretty quick at the academy. So more POs= more Sgt. And Lt's. And no I am not on the list and no I am not a sgt. Just an observation. Based on fact not emotion.

4/13/2013 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

40 Lts later this month

4/13/2013 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many sgts in the next class? The rumor is its starts 21 April.

4/13/2013 01:04:00 AM

Yep it starts on sunday at 0600 hours in full dress uniform. By the way they want you to wear your gas mask and carry your AR-15 while enroute to the academy.

TOOL

4/13/2013 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Does McNumbnuts even know what PAX 501 means?

4/13/2013 02:24:00 PM

Please enlighten us. I've been on 13 years and neither I nor anyone I work with know what it stands for.

4/13/2013 08:18:00 PM



PAX 501 is the pax number to the Office of the Superintendent...genius

4/13/2013 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no room left at the academy to hold these classes. The academy people have asked that the promotional classes be held at HQ since they have plenty of room, but are shot down everytime.

4/13/2013 09:47:00 AM

A over crowded academy never stopped Howard. He will say yes to anyone and anything. Currently, every classroom in the academy is full of recruits with more coming in May. FTO' s are lucky if they receive any real training. They will sit in the south atrium every day and listen to lectures, nothing more. In the meantime, Howard cannot control the 450 recruits he has in the academy now. I hear of numerous rule violations and incidents happening with recruits. Animal house at 1300 W Jackson Blvd.

4/13/2013 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Anonymous said...
Does McNumbnuts even know what PAX 501 means?

4/13/2013 02:24:00 PM

Please enlighten us. I've been on 13 years and neither I nor anyone I work with know what it stands for.

4/13/2013 08:18:00 PM

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Wow! Really? I didn't think hairgel had a shelf life of longer than 10 years.

4/13/2013 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous EXAMSCAM REDUX said...

It's all legit. Wanna buy a huge chrome bean--cheap?

It's the Chicago Way!

4/14/2013 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last two Sergeants tests had around 2% of the overall people who signed up and tested making Sergeant. That includes the Merit People.

Good luck to the people who are lucky enough to make it.

I got one bump on the job. Take all the tests you want. But most will never see a promotion. I'm sorry to report.

They should end merit and make it a little more fair to the guy working hard and studying hiss @$$ 0££

4/14/2013 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol 501 is his code name - same as dui

4/14/2013 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

43 in the next sgt class...that's funny. I get the joke. I can do math too.

4/14/2013 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does McNumbnuts even know what PAX 501 means?

4/13/2013 02:24:00 PM

Please enlighten us. I've been on 13 years and neither I nor anyone I work with know what it stands for.

4/13/2013 08:18:00 PM

You and the people you work with don't know?

If you're not kidding, you're a moron.

4/14/2013 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally! Someone who makes fucking sense. Let's face the facts and the music; some people are already chosen. That is a fact. Then there are very few spots left for the legit candidates. Even when you are on the list it will be a long wait and you will be sent to the south side on first watch.

4/13/2013 10:35:00 PM

I've got to disagree. I made detective years and years ago without any clout, help, or classes. I studied hard, really hard, for a long, long time. I ended up in the top 50.

Years later my husband made sergeant, also with no clout and no classes. When there was a tiny hint a test might be offered, we went to the academy and pulled all of the general orders (not on line yet) and he started studying.

I did not want to take the test, but I helped him study. I highlighted the general orders, took out the main points (in my opinion) and put them on index cards. He carried the cards with him and whenever he had time he would read them.

He studied for almost a full year before the test came. He made it. He wasn't super high on the list, but he made it. You can too. A negative attitude is not going to help you. I'm sure there are plenty of sergeants without clout or classes who've made it. I think a lot of people take the test without enough preparation. I also think people's nerves affect their performance because tests are so few and far between. Study hard, be confident.

Good luck to all of you who end up taking it. Don't let the naysayers get to you.

I'm sure there will be negative comments about my post, but that doesn't bother me. Our morale is bad enough already without people on this job smashing what little hope anyone has left.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!

4/14/2013 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't put in 2,000 hours studying. Just do 100 hours working on the Commanders house or Summer home. That's for sure and like money in the bank. When doing this make sure its done around test time. They have small memories later.

Promotion on CPD is flawed and not going to happen for the majority of 9161.

4/14/2013 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you want to get promoted, date or merry a GOLD STAR!

That's the Chicago way.

:)

4/14/2013 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

950 dollars for class which prepares you for part one of the sgt test.
Nobody ever fails part 1.
4/13/2013 11:08:00 AM

That's the kind of thinking that will get you ranked in the low 800's on part 2, if you're lucky. Part 1 is the time to read and know the orders. I read every one at least 3 times and some as many as 5 times. Each time highlight in a different color to identify what you think is important. I missed 6 points on part one of last test. For Part 2, you then only have to study what a Sgt does. Good Luck.

4/14/2013 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, McNumnuts DOES NOT have a contract with the City. He can be let go at any time.

4/14/2013 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please enlighten us. I've been on 13 years and neither I nor anyone I work with know what it stands for.

4/13/2013 08:18:00 PM



PAX 501 is the pax number to the Office of the Superintendent...genius

And time on the job is supposed to make you smarter. Well, there goes that urban legend.

4/14/2013 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does McNumbnuts even know what PAX 501 means?

4/13/2013 02:24:00 PM

Please enlighten us. I've been on 13 years and neither I nor anyone I work with know what it stands for.

You must work with some real sharpies. Between the group you should have been ablr to figure it out, if you were interested, which apparently you are. Try dialing pax 501 and maybe McCarthy will answer

4/14/2013 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting that some believe they have a real chance.

With the little chance you have to make it, and when you do, they put you in a district far from home on 1st watch.

Good luck, girls and guys.

Sgt. 004

4/14/2013 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to be a sgt so I can do weapon inspection at roll calls. I've been picked on all my life because of my height and athletic abilities but with the stripes all that won't matter.

4/14/2013 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does McNumbnuts even know what PAX 501 means?

4/13/2013 02:24:00 PM

Please enlighten us. I've been on 13 years and neither I nor anyone I work with know what it stands for.

4/13/2013 08:18:00 PM

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Wow! Really? I didn't think hairgel had a shelf life of longer than 10 years.

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So what the hell does it mean, dammit!

4/14/2013 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does McNumbnuts even know what PAX 501 means?

4/13/2013 02:24:00 PM

Please enlighten us. I've been on 13 years and neither I nor anyone I work with know what it stands for.

4/13/2013 08:18:00 PM

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Wow! Really? I didn't think hairgel had a shelf life of longer than 10 years.

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So what the hell does it mean, dammit!

4/14/2013 04:12:00 PM

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Reading is fundamental. It was already answered above. Pax 501 is the pax number into the supe's office.

4/14/2013 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, McNumnuts DOES NOT have a contract with the City. He can be let go at any time.

Dont know where you got that idea. Would make no sense for a man to relocate and bring a few buddies with him if he has no contract. The following is from a newspaper article where the mayor states that McCarthys salary wont be as big as J Fed but will be in the contract and discussed during contract talks

Emanuel said contract details need to be worked out, but McCarthy will make less than the former superintendent Jody Weis, who made $300,000 a year, a salary that was criticized.
This is a paragraph from the Chicago Tribune so I guess all the no contract thing is all BS

4/14/2013 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting that some believe they have a real chance.

With the little chance you have to make it, and when you do, they put you in a district far from home on 1st watch.

Good luck, girls and guys.

Sgt. 004
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If its so horrible why did you take the promotion??

4/14/2013 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



You know, this guy has a point. Yes I know after watching the inner workings of this department for 22+ years I'm soft, but if EVERYONE did it, it would grab someone's attention. But all you $$$ whores out there don't see the way this department operates.

You guys will work VRI on all your days off, then come to work 3/4 asleep hoping the next car will answer up for you. Then when you wake up, you'll bitch about how we need more manpower because you can't get CU. Hypocrites.

Try living a 'middle class' lifestyle, with your $60000+ a year job; instead of trying to live on commander's pay, which you don't make.

4/13/2013 09:50:00 PM

I would love to try living a middle class lifestyle on our salary but unfortunately property taxes and school and other financial obligations force some of us to take advantage of the program while its there.

Am I putting my extra money in deferred? Nope. My family has fallen on hard times through OUR OWN BAD DECISIONS and if the city wants to pay me, I'll let them pay me to work my days off.

At least I'm responsible for my actions instead of bitching about other people's lives and other people's business on an anonymous blog. Sad that you're so disgruntled with your coworkers. I feel sorry for you.

I invite you to reply and once again call us police officers, your so-called brothers "$$$ whores," articulating why I am deserving of name calling because of some hard financial times.

4/14/2013 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bernstein is having his stidy group start next Saturday.

There is not even a reading list out yet.

$950 RIPOFF!!!

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Not to hard to figure out which orders to start covering - even without an official list. How's it a rip off?

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Let me explain junior.

Because pretty soon there will be a "special study group" which will not ONLY have the reading list, but they will have the actual exam answers and THEY sure as shit will NOT have to pay some dude from Florida $950 bucks for it.

So go ahead suckers. Drop your $950 down the toilet


Not a jr. Just someone who made Sgt. And Lt. On my scores. Yes I hate the merit - biut. If you are not taking the test based on a secret study group you are a moron. If you don't want to take the test then fine, but don't bash other who do. Usually the ones who bitch the most are the guys who do the least. Good luck. Nothing wrong with being a blue shirt.

4/15/2013 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the meantime, Howard cannot control the 450 recruits he has in the academy now. I hear of numerous rule violations and incidents happening with recruits. Animal house at 1300 W Jackson Blvd.

4/13/2013 11:55:00 PM

Howard is known to have a serious lack of fortitude.

4/15/2013 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a jr. Just someone who made Sgt. And Lt. On my scores. Yes I hate the merit - biut. If you are not taking the test based on a secret study group you are a moron. If you don't want to take the test then fine, but don't bash other who do. Usually the ones who bitch the most are the guys who do the least. Good luck. Nothing wrong with being a blue shirt.

4/15/2013 01:52:00 AM

OMG! The process was corrupted only after you twice made rank? Holy crap Batman! You must have been aghast!? Did you submit an information report?

4/15/2013 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to try living a middle class lifestyle on our salary but unfortunately property taxes and school and other financial obligations force some of us to take advantage of the program while its there.

Am I putting my extra money in deferred? Nope. My family has fallen on hard times through OUR OWN BAD DECISIONS and if the city wants to pay me, I'll let them pay me to work my days off.

At least I'm responsible for my actions instead of bitching about other people's lives and other people's business on an anonymous blog. Sad that you're so disgruntled with your coworkers. I feel sorry for you.

I invite you to reply and once again call us police officers, your so-called brothers "$$$ whores," articulating why I am deserving of name calling because of some hard financial times

As I have written on the blog before, it is no ones business why you work VRI and you should not have to explain to anyone. It is your choice and everyone can make their own choices. If you didnt have hard financial times, you still have a right to work VRI if you want.
The idiot that constantly complains talks about po's living beyond their means. So what, that is their choice and maybe they like to travel, drive a nice car and dont want to die looking at their bank account. The guy sounds like he is unhappy and has to worry about other peoples business, instead of minding his own.
You dont owe anyone an explanation, do what you have to or want to do and I hope your financial situation improves

4/15/2013 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see the former head of our personnel division now has a test study company to help everyone prepare for the upcoming sergeant's exam. He claims on his web site that he has written the exams for the past 15 years and knows how to study for them. Lets see. If the head of personnel actually has written the promotional tests for the past 15 years and is was not done by an outside testing annd consulting company as the city claimed, then I see some fraud and cheating going on here as many have claimed over the years. Can you say, " secret study groups" " Insider information", " downtown dollies and insiders having an edge". Well, I bet you can. I would not give that guy one dollar of my money.

4/15/2013 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what the hell does it mean, dammit!

4/14/2013 04:12:00 PM
At first I thought you were joking, really, then I realized that you were not. Wow.

4/15/2013 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bernstein is having his stidy group start next Saturday.

There is not even a reading list out yet.

$950 RIPOFF!!!

4/13/2013 02:07:00 AM
Hardly a rip-off. This guy is a testing expert and taking tests is all about knowing how to take them. And, he does have access to our orders and policies. He is expensive, but you really need to consider it. I would say it sounds better then the other group run by Woods.

4/15/2013 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
950 dollars for class which prepares you for part one of the sgt test.
Nobody ever fails part 1.

4/13/2013 11:08:00
Well that is true as the passing grade is 40%. But, unless you are very connected and plan on making merit, you have to take part II and that is the assessment center and that is all about practice, practice and practice. The merits do not have to even bother with part II, on the other hand you have to end up on a rank order list. How nice ??

4/15/2013 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a bit off topic. but a few weeks ago, i was looking at the Stuperintendent's Monthly Awards Ceremony.. Businesses were recogonized for their contributions to the NATO Summit!! WTF... how about you recogonize your COPPERS that worked their asses off that weekend?!?!?! What a bunch of BS!!!

4/16/2013 06:19:00 PM  

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