Thursday, April 14, 2016

More D-Unit Info

So the mainstream media picked up on the reopening of the old Area 4:
  • In what would be a reversal from four years ago, Chicago police are considering posting violent-crime detectives out of a West Side police facility as homicides and shootings rise sharply in nearby neighborhoods.

    Since the old Harrison Area detective bureau was shut down for budget reasons in 2012, detectives have had to travel from the Area North bureau to investigate violent incidents on the West Side.
  • The Chicago Police Department is set to announce that virtually every detective who is currently assigned to work murder, rape, robbery, burglary, and most other high-priority investigations will be moving out of the Area North Headquarters at Belmont and Western on Monday morning. Their new base of operations will be more than five miles south—at Harrison and Kedzie in a building that served as headquarters for the now-defunct Area 4.

    [...] Under the new assignments, every homicide, robbery, rape, and burglary detective in the city will be based south of the Eisenhower Expressway. [emphasis added]
This might be an overstatement, but anyone who has worked for the Department any length of time can see that about zero thought went into this process....which is exactly as much thought as went into closing two Areas four years ago.

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49 Comments:

Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

There are gonna be a lot of pissed off detectives. Not a good thing to do. If you live at Harlem and Howard, get ready for a long ass bullshit ride to the ghetto

4/14/2016 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this doesn't make the yuppies March on city hall it's hard to imagine what would .
Taxation without representation is a huge slap in the face .

4/14/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is happening to this department?

4/14/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is old is new and what is new usually sucks when CPD tries to downsize to do more with less. The result is moving from one Area to another, in effect closing the former Area, only to move back to the former Area, while closing the other Area. Going from being immediately on the scene to traveling X miles and X minutes to a scene in one direction to traveling X miles and X minutes back to the other direction. Having gone from multiple Areas and timely response and interviews in the City to closing Areas, centralizing dets, and increasing response time and delaying interviews at the further reaches of the City. Again, flipping the concept doing more with less. What is needed is reopening the Areas and staffing the Areas with the correct number of dets to do the job in order to solve the crimes, not what a bean counter thinks will work because the 5th floor says cut X % from budget. Of course this will take a huge increase in manpower over the course of time to maintain a force that accounts for POs, Sgts, Lts, etc, while anticipating promotions, retirements and hiring.

4/14/2016 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC hit the nail on the head. Tragic decision, but that's politics under the rule of Rahm

4/14/2016 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

Hey "Zero Thought" has been put into a LOT of things not only at CPD, but the city in general.

That should really be understood in the grand scheme of things:

Chicago Standard Operating Procedure: Zero Thought

Now a LOT of things make sense and makes many in positions of authority look like they are doing their jobs.

4/14/2016 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this first idea? Nothing like doing the shuffle make it harder for taxpayers as more will flea this bloody crime ridden city!

4/14/2016 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will it improve the 15% clearance rate?

4/14/2016 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Maria Maher. She will fix all this nonsense!

4/14/2016 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assign detectives to districts .

4/14/2016 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I worked at A/4, we used to joke about the detectives at A/3(old A/6), which we called Hollywood, wearing three-piece suits while we wore dockers and miss-matched ties, shirts, etc.

Break out the polyester, boys.

Kidding aside, if the asshole media would read their own reporting about the rise in homicides and other assorted shootings on the west side and compare the article to the one posted above, maybe, just maybe, they will realize that all this talk about racial profiling is just a myth.

4/14/2016 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I first heard they were moving the dicks out of Belmont and Western I thought it would be back to Area 5. That would have made sense - easier to get to north and south. Bad move by the new guy already.

4/14/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Blogger rosco said...

They can't just go back to the old way of "5" areas? Guess they can't admit a screw up.

4/14/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Zero Thought! I like that. That motto should be put on the city flag.

4/14/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Area 4 was falling apart?

4/14/2016 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you Eddie! What a big fuck you this is to the entire Northside of the City. So when a good law abiding person needs to follow up with a Detective they will have to travel through neighborhoods filled with animals who have zero regard for any human life. I can't wait to leave this shithole of a city.

4/14/2016 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a contractual nightmare. The shoo to ng teams from Area North and Area Central are going to work from Harrison and Kedzie. City wide all detectives working RBT will now handle all felonies except murders and SVU cases. Some districts have been doing the same thing for years

4/14/2016 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city is trying to justify this with their bull shit statistics to the news. Only 2 homicides occurred in the "area" where Area North is located. By that logic you should close 016 because there haven't been enough homicides to keep it open. Hey media creatures you know there are only 3 area. You report from them all the time, ask a follow up question.

What are the boundaries of Area North?
Aren't the Detectives already covering the west side?
What about shootings in Rogers Park, Uptown? How many miles will we have to travel to get there
Was it a mistake to close one or both west side Areas 4 years ago?

4/14/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who uses the old Area 5? Seems like that would be a happy median.

4/14/2016 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry the clearance rate will drop.

You see Homicide Dicks thrive on OVER TIME. If you think they will speed to Montrose and Central keep dreaming.

Harrison and Kedzie is now closer to 011,010,012/013,001 and Homan Square.

Eddie time to open up another Area call it something else if your brain trust is a little slow on the draw. May be homicides and shooting should be given up to date programs to search for offenders. Since you seem to have a list of all the bad guys in the City.
Anyone run the arrest for the financial crimes unit?
How about the Cage team any warrants?
How about the elite Auto theft task force How many arrest? How many cars recovered?
How many junk yard closed due to actually investigations?

Eddie I know your friend runs these primo units so why not ask ? Unless they don't care how bad they make you look.

4/14/2016 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like a lot of displaced 640 guys have a valid beef, regarding assignment.

4/14/2016 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live on the northwest side (but not for much longer) and pay way more taxes than the ghetto folks and people, so is it wrong that I expect more city service for my tax dollars. Oh that's right, by saying that, I must be racist.

4/14/2016 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When any far north side district cops get involved in a police shooting or crime in which they have to go into the area to work with detectives, that car will be off their beat for even more hours with the travel time. Meaning less police on the street in the north side neighborhoods. You watch how quick the crime goes up even more on the north side.

4/14/2016 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The decision to bring the detectives back to the Harrison/Kedzie complex is a win- win for the community for a number of reasons. The community will be the recipients of a faster detective response which will lead to higher clearance rates for violent crimes.

The violence plagued North Lawndale and West Garfield communities will have a greater police presence with an influx of more police officers traveling to and from the station. Homan Square can hold down the south end of the district while the new detectives will ensure safety on the north end of this underserved community. Case in point, look at the decrease in the increase of shootings in and around Homan Square by the human squares.

Police vehicles will be closer to all those detective call outs which will require less miles on those department vehicles thus saving the city maintenance expenses. Community residence will be able to walk to the station to give formal statements to investigating detectives helping solve those violent crimes. No more traveling to unfamiliar neighborhoods to cooperate with police.

The detectives will be the third point of the crime triangle forming a greater partnership with the community in the spirit of Together We Can. The beat officers, the community and the detectives will turn around those deplorable crime stats 180 degrees forming the new version of the Crime Solving Triangle.

Detective will not only be assigned in the community which is most underserved, but will form a bond or relationship with the locals Detective will be able to experience the local culture. After all, detectives took the oath to serve the community and what better way to partner with residents than to be one in unity with the community. It may be a little longer drive to work, but when clearance rates increase, detectives will reap the personal rewards of pride and overall accomplishment solving those crimes of violence in the least served communities.

4/14/2016 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Fuck you Eddie! What a big fuck you this is to the entire Northside of the City. So when a good law abiding person needs to follow up with a Detective they will have to travel through neighborhoods filled with animals who have zero regard for any human life. I can't wait to leave this shithole of a city.

4/14/2016 07:35:00 AM

Therefore, crime will go down on the north side. A whole lot of unfounded, downgraded, never-happened incidents will just evaporate and crime stats will reflect a new renaissance on the north side of the city.

4/14/2016 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

test the lead level at area 4 before moving in

OSHA complaint

"De-Angelo"

4/14/2016 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

South of the Eisenhower?
Yeah, 50/100 feet south.
Much ado about nothing.
As earlier posters said. What's old is new. However, I'm sure that now the shooting numbers will drop accordingly.

4/14/2016 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the gold stars who in sure earned that star told a Sgt at Belmont and western " it's the det fault cause they bitched and cried about how far of a drive it was to get to shooting on the west side"

4/14/2016 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may convince a lot of northwest siders no to take the Dets exam.

4/14/2016 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again numbers rule the roost. Now you can say you have added 300 more officers to the district without really adding anything. With all of the outside units, district personnel, special employment, Homan square officers and now Detectives in the area you could walk from Madison to Roosevelt and the hood of all of these units and never touch the ground but it does not make a difference the "residents" are still killing each other at a record pace.

4/14/2016 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in:
Empire is measuring "the floor" for new carpeting.
3 Bob's Furniture trucks delivered a ton of recliners.
The folks at Ace Hardware graciously donated 100 extension cords.
CPS is unloading a pallet of Packard Bell computers as of this moment.
So far the XO has about 4 lockers available.
Additional "police only" parking signs are being installed along Flournoy and Albany.
City plumber and Sheet Metal workers have successfully reconfigured the Sanitation Irrigation Funnel System to divert all water source leaks from dripping within 4 ft of a work space.
And eventually by June 1, the Traffic Enginees will have timed all the traffic signals from Addison to Kedzie to stop at every intersection to provide an Off-Duty On-View Arrest opportunity further enchacing the Superintendents idea to reduce the crime in the Community you will now serve.
Have a nice day.

4/14/2016 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can thank Garry for this mess. What a complete failure he was!

4/14/2016 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Hahaha more bodies for a place that just doesn't care. Morale is in the shitter, most officers look like zombies just going through the motions.
765B

4/14/2016 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

within a couple of months they will announce that that whole plot of land that area 3(6) sits on has been sold to a developer; probably connected to 9.5 . They knew with the bridge going down that it would open up the area. Question is, where to put the courts.

4/14/2016 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck kids.

Glad I'm gone.

Did Homicide in old A/4 for awhile, moved on to important crime, jewel and safe burglaries in A/6.


Lovin' S. Florida today!

4/14/2016 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There should be an Area North, Area Central, Area West and Area South then split the districts (even tough they won't even out across the board) then leave things alone.

4/14/2016 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Anonymous Anonymous said...
The decision to bring the detectives back to the Harrison/Kedzie complex is a win- win for the community for a number of reasons. The community will be the recipients of a faster detective response which will lead to higher clearance rates for violent crimes.

The violence plagued North Lawndale and West Garfield communities will have a greater police presence with an influx of more police officers traveling to and from the station. Homan Square can hold down the south end of the district while the new detectives will ensure safety on the north end of this underserved community. Case in point, look at the decrease in the increase of shootings in and around Homan Square by the human squares.

Police vehicles will be closer to all those detective call outs which will require less miles on those department vehicles thus saving the city maintenance expenses. Community residence will be able to walk to the station to give formal statements to investigating detectives helping solve those violent crimes. No more traveling to unfamiliar neighborhoods to cooperate with police.

The detectives will be the third point of the crime triangle forming a greater partnership with the community in the spirit of Together We Can. The beat officers, the community and the detectives will turn around those deplorable crime stats 180 degrees forming the new version of the Crime Solving Triangle.

Detective will not only be assigned in the community which is most underserved, but will form a bond or relationship with the locals Detective will be able to experience the local culture. After all, detectives took the oath to serve the community and what better way to partner with residents than to be one in unity with the community. It may be a little longer drive to work, but when clearance rates increase, detectives will reap the personal rewards of pride and overall accomplishment solving those crimes of violence in the least served communities.

4/14/2016 12:00:00 PM<<

Give that person a drug test PRONTO!!!!!!

4/14/2016 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When any far north side district cops get involved in a police shooting or crime in which they have to go into the area to work with detectives, that car will be off their beat for even more hours with the travel time. Meaning less police on the street in the north side neighborhoods. You watch how quick the crime goes up even more on the north side.

4/14/2016 11:59:00 AM
___________

I hate to break it to you but police service does not depend on the amount of taxes that you paid. Talk about feeling entitled. You have a sense of reverse-entitlement with a dash of righteousness sprinkled in it. Learn to be the police. Stop complaining, the city gives you all of these opportunities and you are too dumb to take them.

4/14/2016 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A/4 should have never been closed.nothing against A/1 or A/2, but those guys in A/4 were fucking top notch.
Ret.

4/14/2016 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any D2A dick' do not like the changes Eddie did with the areas, you will be told to submit a par form and name the district you want to work at.
Get used to changes to keep the Rev' off Rahm' back.
No one' beefing abut the 16 yoa banger shot by police. All a magic show !!

4/14/2016 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
within a couple of months they will announce that that whole plot of land that area 3(6) sits on has been sold to a developer; probably connected to 9.5 . They knew with the bridge going down that it would open up the area. Question is, where to put the courts.

4/14/2016 03:52:00 PM

Give that man a cigar!

4/15/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the answers to the next dicks test be available to certain persons prior to the test?

4/15/2016 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
South of the Eisenhower?
Yeah, 50/100 feet south.
Much ado about nothing.
As earlier posters said. What's old is new. However, I'm sure that now the shooting numbers will drop accordingly.

4/14/2016 01:09:00 PM

--perhaps, but you are aware that the 290 is south of Madison, which is south of Division, which is south of Diversey, which is south of Irving, which is south of Foster ... get it?

moron

4/15/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


within a couple of months they will announce that that whole plot of land that area 3(6) sits on has been sold to a developer; probably connected to 9.5 . They knew with the bridge going down that it would open up the area. Question is, where to put the courts.

4/14/2016 03:52:00 PM

I've been telling people this for years. Once the bridge came down, the whole area got a lot less 'seedy' and property got a lot more valuable.

4/15/2016 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to break it to you but police service does not depend on the amount of taxes that you paid. Talk about feeling entitled. You have a sense of reverse-entitlement with a dash of righteousness sprinkled in it. Learn to be the police. Stop complaining, the city gives you all of these opportunities and you are too dumb to take them.

4/14/2016 05:29:00 PM

Hey asswipe its the black community that feels entitled, they pay nothing and demand everything. I expect the same entitlement as the black community except I pay for it. So take your self righteous attitude and stick up your ass talk about being dumb look in the mirror

4/15/2016 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell does it matter what Area you work out of, aside from making your life harder. Throw bottles and motherf__k you at a scene, but still no information will be forthcoming. "Aw yaw the po-lice, you figure it out."

"No more traveling to unfamiliar neighborhoods to cooperate with police..."

4/14/2016 12:00:00 PM

...unless you are white.

Sorrynotsorry. Check yo' privilege!

>pfft<

4/18/2016 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"City plumber and Sheet Metal workers have successfully reconfigured the Sanitation Irrigation Funnel System to divert all water source leaks from dripping within 4 ft of a work space."

4/14/2016 02:29:00 PM

What is this, Addis Ababa? Does this mean plastic sheets draped all over again?

Fix the God-damned pipes.

4/18/2016 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...underserved community....least served communities..."

4/14/2016 12:00:00 PM

Start with a false premise and build elaborate sand castles upon it.

4/18/2016 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Dean Andrews said...

If they open up A/5 again, I'll come out of retirement!

4/18/2016 01:30:00 PM  

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