Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Application Deadline Extended

Anyone want to guess the number of applicants they've gotten that would require them to extend the deadline an extra 30 days?
  • The Chicago Police Department is extending the time period within which potential applicants may apply to join the police department.

    Applications are being accepted now through Sunday, January 16. A written exam will be administered the weekend of April 16, 2016 for those who applied.

    A special focus is being placed on encouraging more minority participation in the written exam and building diversity in police ranks. The city is also reaching out to military veterans and Chicago Public School graduates to ensure that a portion of recruit classes meet these criteria.
There seems to be no dearth of people who can tell us how to do the job, but not too many stepping up to actually do it. That would actually take some guts. But maybe it's for the better - how many unemployed liberal art majors could we possible hire?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why any one would want to be a police officer in today's anti police climate is beyond me. Very dangerous times to be a cop. And then throw in the destruction of the pension by politicians makes taking this job unthinkable. Sad times

11/25/2015 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plenty of applicants, but how many of them are minorities?

11/25/2015 04:08:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

Bet they don't have 100 applicants and that is why they have extended the time to apply.

11/25/2015 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We really want to see what kind of fruit the latest and most hare-brained
recruitment effort will bear.

"Da communerty needs to take ovah CPD!"

A Police Department of, by and only for the "community."

We see the invocation of nuclear option home rule
to divorce CPD from state training and education standards.

No minimum standards.
No drug screening.
No criminal background screening.
No more state certification.
(Because they'll be "certified"
Chicago Police Officers)
Minimal firearms training.
No personal ownership
of firearms as a condition
of employment.

Every swing-dick running around downtown has plenty
Of opinions on how we should do this job.

Nary a swing-dick will step up and sign up to show us old
dinosaurs how to do it.

Can't stop getting high eh?

11/25/2015 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone connected to an aldermutt is probably due to be released from prison in early January.

11/25/2015 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great that means the salary is to low for the headaches!

FOP 7 you paying attention.

The City cannot find enough people so they would have to sweeten the pot!

11/25/2015 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kid ('15 college grad) told me he'd rather work at Home Depot until something opens up in his field and he can leave Chicago.

Thank God.

11/25/2015 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They probably had plenty of people apply. I'm guessing that they didn't have enough minority people apply.

11/25/2015 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading, writing not required. Drug use, arrest record, no problem. Give them a representative police force. Test is for show only. Don't worry about being on time or even showing up at all. You want the job? You got it. You are entitled to it. Must be true, I heard it on tv.

11/25/2015 06:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I think the over/under is twelve.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

11/25/2015 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't wish this job on my worst enemy right now in this climate. I'm just glad I'm on the back 9 and not just starting this shit.

11/25/2015 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All those ranks of people who have time in grade and age should leave ASAP.....get the last bit of free health care by 2017 and vanish. Enjoy the rest of your lives. Leave while you can....this is a rapidly sinking ship and it will only get worse.

11/25/2015 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They want to hire more non-whites. But that I guess, is not discrimination.

11/25/2015 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, they are in for a rude awakening

11/25/2015 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy should pass out applications at the protest marches

11/25/2015 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda sad. We're 2 generations on the job (since 1962), but just told my daughter she's outta her mind if she applies.

11/25/2015 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great indicator of what is coming.

11/25/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got hired during the 1980's we had 36,000 applications, now when no one with any credibility wants this job what does that tell you? simple question, maybe because your chances to be injured, sued, lose your freedom family, have to raise a family in this "once great city" living here for 30 years kids complete lives not a great deal!

11/25/2015 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City of Chicago is also trying to bolster the minority numbers by including anybody that did not make it to the original exam in a military Make-up exam. This is UNBELIEVABLE. In the past, the city used to lock the doors at the time indicated on the ticket. Now, if you overslept and missed the exam, here's your chance. Read for yourself:
"The City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources (DHR), will be administering a make-up exam for the 2014 Chicago Firefighter/EMT examination. The make-up examinations are offered to military personnel who were on active duty during the original application period (7/16/14 – 9/16/14) or examination (12/13/14 & 12/14/14) as well as candidates who applied during the original application period (7/16/14 – 9/16/14) but could not attend the original examination due to:
religious restrictions,
medical/travel emergency,
or life event"

The all-encompassing "life event". The all night party the applicant chose to go to the day before the Examination that caused the applicant to oversleep could be considered a "Life Event". I've been told by exempt ranks that they have been told to overlook criminal convictions. Not criminal records they have overlooked in the past such as "unlawful use of alcohol by a minor, etc.", but Aggrivated Battery, felony drug distribution convictions, etc. Also, the age to be hired as a Firefighter in the City of Chicago has been lowered to 18 years old from 20 years old. Not because they want younger workers, but lowering the age gives the applicant less time to amass a serious adult criminal record. Certain groups of people steadfastly refused to change their culture, so now the CFD will have to change theirs so this group can be included. Read the city announcement for yourself:

11/25/2015 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tell people all the time, go do something else!

Police work is not glamorous and not what it used to be!

It's a shitty job, filled with hate filled anti-police public, bad hours, cronyism, nepotism and favoritism for the chosen, lest you wind up on a beat car for 30 years!

Not to mention this area sucks, high taxes, high cost of living, and bad weather!

Why in the hell, would you want to continue to live in this shithole of a city and state!

I was born and raised here and yet I can't wait to leave for good!

11/25/2015 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driving north on the Dan Ryan today I saw not one but TWO electronic billboards advertising to take the Chicago Police exam. They are getting desperate!!!!!

11/25/2015 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone want to get hemmed up in county jail, step in line, your journey starts here

11/25/2015 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those little libfucks couldn't handle the academy. If they somehow did get through it, there wouldn't be enough clean underwear for them. They'd shit themselves if they had to deal with "gentle giant" type.

11/25/2015 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they can use Van Dyke's situation in the recruiting poster: 29 years and a day for a full pension. Fuck up and go to jail. We got yo back.

11/25/2015 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kid ('15 college grad) told me he'd rather work at Home Depot until something opens up in his field and he can leave Chicago.

Thank God.

My kid said the same thing. Tending bar and catering gigs graduated 2014.

11/25/2015 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of our officers left our dept a couple months ago to go to the academy. The officer came back last week to visit and the issue of the "increased minority hiring" came up. The officer is black and said the CPD brass in the academy took the officer and the other black classmates aside one by one for a sit down to ask them how they can reach out to and hire more minorities.

Not how can we hire the best candidates for the job, but how to hire more minorities. That is what CPD is currently concerned about. Not hiring the best candidates makes it unsafe for everyone. Affirmative action at it's finest.

11/25/2015 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unemployed liberal arts major here, I'll apply. Only 12 other applicants at least means I can get through the academy and bounce out to a better paying, more stable suburb.

11/25/2015 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If my kid goes to private religious school he/she is penalized on the police test. (cps graduates get extra points). Sounds like religious discrimination to me.

11/25/2015 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continue to lower the standards. Limbo... How low you gonna go?

11/25/2015 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect timing, city hall. Release the "horrorific" video for the world to see, and simultaneously tell the world that no one wants to be a Chicago cop, so you want to join?

11/25/2015 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent recruiting tool. Go stop this guy with knife high on PCP. But if u do it wrong, the whole world will see and we will charge u with 1st deg MURDER.

11/25/2015 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's bring in Syrian refugees. maybe they can be CPD

11/25/2015 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be a FBI agent. Its safer, pays better, job security. They got your back on police shootings.

11/25/2015 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the 60 hrs of college been dropped As a requirement?

11/28/2015 01:56:00 AM  

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