Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Where Are All the Cars?

In the suburbs we're told - Bensenville:




Literally, dozens and dozens of squads. Probably all waiting for cameras or something. Or maybe a hiring wave so there are coppers to drive them.

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81 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are those our contractually-negotiated vehicles?! God, I'm glad Dean and Co. were there for us!

2/17/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or maybe the city hasn't paid for them yet ....

2/17/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bought for list price

2/17/2016 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they leave enough room for me to take my shoes off and recline? I'll be needing that while remaining fetal.

2/17/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some PDTs? Half of the cars in the district have missing PDTs. No one cares, no one keeps track of it, they just magicaly dissapear. Just make sure park car get a good car so they can bring that hot lunch for the front desk. It's not like beat car has anything important to do during their tour.

2/17/2016 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From comments on this very blog, CPD coppers tend to trash and abuse their squads. If they can't be trusted to take care of the cities property, treat it gently and keep it neat and clean, than maybe they should not have squads. Some of the squads I have had to use have been totally trashed.

2/17/2016 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad we bargained for these.....

2/17/2016 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More vehicles not bought in the city! Drive down I-88 by 355 hundreds of new state police vehicles just sitting, copper told me some were still brand new 2013 models why are they sitting? In our case are the CPD squad sitting waiting for goober from fleet to install old equipment that is somebody's cousin that will fail quickly?

2/17/2016 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For C****t sake get them out to the districts. No should be driving those coffins also known as Tahoes anymore.

2/17/2016 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send at least a dozen to us ETs please. Every car I've sat my ass in here has from 110k to 160k miles. Not to mention every associated wear and tear issue that most high mileage squad cars have (too many to list here). Not trying to say other places don't have cars as shitty as us, but we're driving expressways all day every day all over this city and oftentimes out to the suburbs too. Yea I know, down the car if it isn't safe. Been there done that, all MM does is quick bandaid fixes. SOS!!! Send Our Squadcars!!!!

2/17/2016 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Why doesn't the city buy cars and other stuff from business located in the city?


2/17/2016 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No qualified auto dealers in Crook County, or the city of Chicago? They use a dealer in DuPage County. Was this part of the O'Hare land grab?

2/17/2016 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they have a real company wire in the various camera and PDT systems instead of motor maint.?

2/17/2016 06:13:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I thought Daley had Bensenville bulldozed for that O'Hare runway.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

2/17/2016 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Paw Patrol said...

They have all been paid for, correct?

2/17/2016 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop buying these fuckin' things. ZERO legroom. Feels like a coffin.

2/17/2016 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who owns the dealership?

2/17/2016 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like they need lights and plates still. So maybe 2 more years.

2/17/2016 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, like so many of us even the city is shopping in the burbs now. Bensenville isn't even in the same county, Dupage I do believe.

2/17/2016 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about we use them and trade in our Ford Crown Vics that have over 300,000 miles on them. Gee... they can make money on them and sell them to Taxi drivers

2/17/2016 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decals are quick and easy. Those need lights and everything else. Takes time.

2/17/2016 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bensenville. O'Hare expansion. Bensenville dealership lot full of new CPD cars and few other new cars Nothing to see here.

2/17/2016 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or the city to pay for them.

2/17/2016 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry roesch Chevrolet da da da da da da. Nobody really knows the rest of the words

2/17/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And before everyone starts with the usual bullshit about the city buying the cars in the suburbs because of the sales tax, SHUT UP!. Municipal purchases are tax free. Wherever they make the purchase, they pay NO tax. So don't even start that stupid rant.

2/17/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they all got repossessed.

2/17/2016 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This dealership Ford has the contract to deliver the cars.
They store them there and send them on one car carrier at a time.
A lot of the larger department do the same thing, since they don't have the storage space.
In addition, sometimes they order extras which are on hand for any government customer who needs extra cars.
By the way, they are very nice people to deal with.

2/17/2016 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

Nah, probably waiting for the City to pay.

2/17/2016 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess they do the work there so we don't have to pay the city's sale tax.

2/17/2016 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you are making it to hard for the media they will never be able to find the place...

put the address in so Lazy chuck Ghoudie can send his camera flunky to get video.

May be Old looking Mary ann "A" hurn can do a piece on secret police station in the burbs that only uses new cars!!!

2/17/2016 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a doozy of a tahoe the other day 149,000 miles and that was still considered one of the better ones :)

2/17/2016 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still got that CAPS crap on 'em...

2/17/2016 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These hatch back soccer mom squads are a disgrace and a continuation of the de-balling of anything manly in America . They hold up to police work like a wet city approved brown bag. I will gladly keep my crown vic with 150, 000 proud miles

2/17/2016 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most squads are used 24/7/365. You have good size men and woman in and out of these vehicles wearing lots of gear, the vehicles get beat up plain and simple. They are left running while on scenes completing paper work etc. Vehicles are not made to withstand that kind of heavey use. Especially with all the added electrical equipment lights on top, added lights front and back , computers and now dash cam video. And they wonder why thery're having electrical problems with the vehicles. The cars should be cleaned more often but seriously how many city approved car washes are left? And most districts literally don't have an hour to wash the cars, Let alone fill up. It's typical city politics where the garages don't have enough personnel nor the proper facilities to maintain the fleet.

2/17/2016 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who owns the dealership?

2/17/2016 06:49:00 AM


Joey Bagodonuts. He's partners with the Vanecko brothers. Service Manager is Denis W. Silent partner is Richie Daley.

2/17/2016 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi:

These cars have been here since 2014. I bring my personal car there for service and have always seen them there. It's not a brain twister, it's where they're ordered. At least the City saves some money on tax as this is Dupage county.

2/17/2016 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not coming to the streets. vehicles will have decals/lights etc removed, to be resold to pay for cameras and tasers.

2/17/2016 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quit your bitching. This is what you negotiated for in your last contract, nothing says they will ever see the streets of Chicago. You'll have to negotiate for that in your next contract,Suckers!

2/17/2016 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been said for years. If your car is to dangerous to drive... down it for repairs. You don't have to put nor should you put your life in danger... Stay safe

2/17/2016 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

every car in the detective division has over 130,000 miles on it and we dont get pool cars when ours go down not to mention how many outside units come and borrow our cars and then tear them up...

2/17/2016 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Larry Roesch a minority?

Or a woman?

2/17/2016 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicky Nicky Nicky Nicky

Nicky Chevrolet

With the backward K


Hey!

2/17/2016 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are those the Cars We Were Promised Per Our CONTRACT!!!! What Say Ye FOP?????? Crickets......

2/17/2016 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From comments on this very blog, CPD coppers tend to trash and abuse their squads. If they can't be trusted to take care of the cities property, treat it gently and keep it neat and clean, than maybe they should not have squads. Some of the squads I have had to use have been totally trashed.

2/17/2016 01:38:00 AM


Yes, mother.

2/17/2016 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife's SUV is 10 years old and has 160,000 miles. It looks and drives like brand new. Why? Because we take care of it and maintain it. Why can't the city do the same?

2/17/2016 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh look brand new cars so more PO's can drive them like shit, not maintain them, and leave them dirty as hell full of bed bugs and roaches. "it ain't mine I don't give a...." Hence why we can't ever have nice things!

2/17/2016 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
How about some PDTs? Half of the cars in the district have missing PDTs. No one cares, no one keeps track of it, they just magicaly dissapear. Just make sure park car get a good car so they can bring that hot lunch for the front desk. It's not like beat car has anything important to do during their tour.

2/17/2016 01:12:00 AM

They couldn't care less about PDT's.
Their sole focus right now is all about dash cams, body cams and synced microphones...... all to appease "the community"

2/17/2016 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they are at a great dealership. Roesch is good. Golf Mill will take your eyes out?

2/17/2016 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waiting to go to up fitter for lights. Fleet hasn't installed emergency equipment in ten years. Cameras too.

2/17/2016 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Send at least a dozen to us ETs please. Every car I've sat my ass in here has from 110k to 160k miles. Not to mention every associated wear and tear issue that most high mileage squad cars have (too many to list here). Not trying to say other places don't have cars as shitty as us, but we're driving expressways all day every day all over this city and oftentimes out to the suburbs too. Yea I know, down the car if it isn't safe. Been there done that, all MM does is quick bandaid fixes. SOS!!! Send Our Squadcars!!!!


The mileage isn't the issue with most of these cars. It's everything else: tires, brakes, shocks/struts, alignment, lack of AC, bad/no PDTs, worn/missing weatherstripping = leaks, mold and odor, idiot lights on all the time, bad wiper blades, etc, etc. Seriously, I've driven go karts that ride better. Our cars suck as a whole

2/17/2016 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the city is always low balling the maintenance on the squad, plus you got guys who trash them soon as they get them...

2/17/2016 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ford had recalls for various issues with Explorers. Oddly, warranty work is usually done quickly because it's paid by Ford directly.
Unless the dealership is swamped with private vehicles, expect the city to get some second class service.
MMD Fleet doesn't push the dealer in getting recalls back anyway, they only know where the vehicle was sent.
But mostly CPD Fleet Div dollies at HQ are inept, they don't know anything about what happens to our vehicles.
If a downs a car for r-service, it's up to the district to find out why they're not getting them back.
District XO's need to be on top of this and getting these vehicles back in service.
It's that simple.
Really, after all it's not "ISR science".

2/17/2016 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:05 am

Thanks Larry R. employee for your input

2/17/2016 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah There probably waiting for the FBI hidin Cameras and Mics to be installed too .
I'll be buying a Video and Audio Sweeper before I get into them before Every shift

STAY FETAL

2/17/2016 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know patrol should always be first to get new squads, but you have 3 detectives assumed to 1 car on the same watch. If all three dets have to conduct follow up investigations they have to carpool. Then if one of these relics breaks down the area garage will not give the d unit a pool car while the shit box is being repaired.

2/17/2016 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/17/2016 09:03:00 AM And before everyone starts with the usual bullshit about the city buying the cars in the suburbs because of the sales tax, SHUT UP!. Municipal purchases are tax free. Wherever they make the purchase, they pay NO tax. So don't even start that stupid rant.

C'mon Rahm, can't you take a joke?

2/17/2016 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They make them on the south side of Chicago. They are now in a suburb by O'Hare. Wow. Plenty of empty lots on the west side of Chicago. Keep them there. LOL!!!

2/17/2016 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And before everyone starts with the usual bullshit about the city buying the cars in the suburbs because of the sales tax, SHUT UP!. Municipal purchases are tax free. Wherever they make the purchase, they pay NO tax. So don't even start that stupid rant.

2/17/2016 09:03:00 AM
To me, the problem isn't paying sales tax, its the fact/illusion (whatever it really is), that we have to buy city stickers, pay 15% more every year for water, water tax that can cost more than the bottled water itself, $4.00/mo. 911 fee, etc,etc etc; and then having the feeling that car dealers in the city cant compete for city business, because they can't make enough. Whether the truth or not, it stinks of impropriety. Kind of like the city leasing vehicles from Indiana.

2/17/2016 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're sitting there waiting for the Black Lives Matter decals the 9 1/2 Fingered Midget ordered.

2/17/2016 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are just CPD Uber vehicles for bosses to get driven around in by future Sgts and Dets

2/17/2016 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a supervisor that used to care about the cars I gave up. Not able to get officers to call for r service. Asking toget a car wash and them not bothering. Making sure at one time every car had a working pdt and watching as they all got switched around or disappeared. If you don't care about your car why should i? I always take my car for a wash and keep it clean and maintained. If you all did the same your day would go much easier.

2/17/2016 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those cars are for VRI... They're installing Netflix on the PDTs so officers working OT won't use up their cell phone data or ruin their laptops

2/18/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a supervisor that used to care about the cars I gave up. Not able to get officers to call for r service. Asking toget a car wash and them not bothering. Making sure at one time every car had a working pdt and watching as they all got switched around or disappeared. If you don't care about your car why should i? I always take my car for a wash and keep it clean and maintained. If you all did the same your day would go much easier.

2/17/2016 11:46:00 PM

Hey Sgt, be happy you made it by merit and relax. Your grammar is atrocious. Your sentence structure is that of a five year old.

2/18/2016 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt.Saunders CPD (ret) said...

Get a car wash? Sarge, are you crazy? You sure do ask for a lot. I remember walking through the parking lot, past a car and hearing the motor knocking. I asked the driver if he checked the oil which of course he had not. I told him to shut the motor off and we checked the oil. Lo and behold there was no oil in the motor or only a quart or two. Happened more than once. I guess the prevailing idea is "if it ain't mine I ain't taking care of it" even if the amount of work required of me is minimal. Or the how about the cars with the steering wheels all cut up? How did that happen? Manufacturer defect,lol?
I never understood guys that don't take care of their cars or at least even wash them once in a while. It's your office for the day. You are getting paid while the car is being washed and the car wash is free to you. Why would you NOT go and get it washed a couple of times a week?

2/18/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those wondering why they're bought at certain dealers...The State has a contract with certain dealers to sell them in bulk. We (suburban PD) get ours from somewhere in the south suburbs. I think the contract rotates to different dealers to spread the wealth.

2/18/2016 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say sell them all and get every officer a bicycle, who needs a car- we can't chase anymore so we don't need lights/ sirens- since we not arresting people anymore so just buy 1 wagon for every district for the food run for the desk personnel

2/18/2016 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can keep your brand new squad with plate readers and cameras and microphones. Give me a beater squad with working heat and air and that's all I need. Just need it to drive to the hole to lunch and back to the hole.

2/18/2016 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above sergeant who says he gave up. You must be a weak ass person. Do your job and tell them once t o get cars washed and gassed. If you have a decent rep with them they will do it. If not step in thier stuff. You are the supervisor and order them. Yes it is pimp but they will get it. Don't get on this blog and say that you gave up. Shame on you. I was in a unit with many cars. When I said the cars needed a wash my guys did it.

2/18/2016 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop. My buddy got disqualified from the pool of new candidates because he admitted to taking an adderal one time. Thats tough. Hes done worse and admitted it all in the questionnaire. I might just skip the test. It is paid for though. Too bad i dont have any clout.

2/18/2016 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Deez Nutz said...

Anonymous said...
Who owns the dealership

Im going to take a shot in the dark detective, and say Larry Roesch

D

2/18/2016 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I heard was that Triangle Fabrication in the Stock Yards was wiring these things up. Used to be strictly welding and fabrication with several municipal municipal contacts. Minority owner's son expanded the company into installing emergency lighting a few years ago.

2/18/2016 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the Sgt. is correct. The actual patrolmen who USE the squads have to give a rat's ass about preventive maintenance!
NO one is going to call in the blown out headlight or taillight bulbs, or any other part of YOUR squad that isn't working! Take some pride (and initiative) in what you drive!

2/18/2016 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the place 1 block from the Ford Chicago Torrence plat vehicles are completely done, by factory type technicians done correctly not like the butchers at fleet "Hi I'm somebody's cousin" club!

https://www.hendonpub.com/police_fleet_manager/articles/2015/0102/ford_s_chicago_modification_center

These vehicles are ready for patrol in 36 hours after coming off assembly line done correctly, done right! How many thousands could we save on future electrical problems caused by fleet people with no proper knowledge?

2/18/2016 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deez Nutz said...

Anonymous said...
Who owns the dealership

Im going to take a shot in the dark detective, and say Larry Roesch

D

2/18/2016 10:23:00 AM
http://www.roeschford.com/dealership/staff.htm
Ed Burke also owns it, not that Ed Burke but maybe family LOL!

2/18/2016 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above sergeant who says he gave up. You must be a weak ass person. Do your job and tell them once t o get cars washed and gassed. If you have a decent rep with them they will do it. If not step in thier stuff. You are the supervisor and order them. Yes it is pimp but they will get it. Don't get on this blog and say that you gave up. Shame on you. I was in a unit with many cars. When I said the cars needed a wash my guys did it.

Well in the scheme of things in a ghetto district with one supervisor on the street easier said then done. And first spar for not doing it that sgt is all over this blog for
being an asshole. You pick and choose your battles.

2/18/2016 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When should I pick up my new ride? My take home car for asset forfeiture must have 35k miles on it, total bullshit. What if I get called out in the middle of the night to count money? I need a decent ride right? A new leased car would be better. Why should narcotics and vice get all the nice cars, they never get called to come out and count money in the middle of the night. Sure it never has happened yet, but it could.

2/18/2016 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say let Grand Spaulding Dodge do the up fit.

2/18/2016 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Deez Nutz said...
Anonymous said...
Who owns the dealership

Im going to take a shot in the dark detective, and say Larry Roesch

D

2/18/2016 10:23:00 AM

I think you hit the bullseye. Good job!

2/18/2016 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ford had recalls for various issues with Explorers. Oddly, warranty work is usually done quickly because it's paid by Ford directly.
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My experience is that warranty work is a little slower, because it is not paid at book time, but rather almost (but not quite) the amount of time it actually takes to get the job done. Service manager can give these jobs out when there's not enough book time jobs to go around to keep everyone busy. Now maybe municipal contracts are a little different......

2/19/2016 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet, my beat car has over 150000 miles on it!

With a camera that will NOT work!

With a computer running on Windows XP!

What can go wrong in the streets?

Buehler?!

2/19/2016 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no Chicago police vehicles at Roesch Ford in Bensenville. I work there. Is this a joke?

3/05/2016 07:42:00 PM  

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