Monday, May 09, 2016

Exam Announcement

Here's how we are going to fix the Detective test!
  • When the second part of the test was about to begin the lady who was reading the rules and do's and dont's during the exam started the second part of the exam by stating " Everyone! ...I have an important announcement to make"

    Everyone picked their head up and she starting reading on what people had to fill out to qualify for the merit process.

    Everyone in the facility was shocked!
    People were yelling, laughing and throwing things
    It was a complete joke and a slap in the face to everyone taking the test (not including the clout babies of course )

    I'm not 100% sure on the info regarding the company that administers the test goes. I was under the impression that their company was hired by the city to organize the candidates and passing out test material.

    If I'm wrong please correct me however if I'm right and that is their only function who the hell gave them that information and told them to read it??!!!

    And please again correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the city under federal investigation for the last promotional test administered?

    This lady then continued to say once you fill out what's required to qualify for the merit process "raise your hand and a Procter will collect your exam and quietly exit the building"

    You want to talk about being discouraged after hearing that. It was like she was saying " don't bother the fix is in"

    Maybe this should go public and give the Feds or whoever is investigating the last test something else to look into
It used to be that if you knew you were going to be "merit," we mean ABSOLUTELY 100% Money-in-the-bank POSITIVE, then you just didn't show up to part 2 - you know, the part that actually ranked you by number and mostly consisted of applying the study material to scenarios. Because that would be a bit difficult for people to memorize evidently.

So they make this announcement.

Hopefully, people took note of who did instructed and exited without completing the exam. We grabbed a couple names and we're sure we'll be seeing more once a promotional list is published. Remember, these are people who are going to be (hopefully) "investigating" crime, putting together cases, assisting in putting people into prison, But they haven't demonstrated a grasp of the material, just a grasp of politics.

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106 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, I thought I heard her wrong but she repeated herself again and again. Unbelievable!!! And, I studied my ass off, even took an entire week off work to prepare for this. I should've known better, but you just hope maybe, maybe this time it will be different.

5/09/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I thought half the room was going to raise their hand up when they made that announcement, but I didn't see one hand go up. They knew they were being watched by everyone.

5/09/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beating will continue until morale improve 🔨⛏⛏🗡

5/09/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so demoralizing to those that busted their butts studying.

5/09/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep I couldn't believe that. But hey I had to stay the entire 12 hours! But what's going to happen?.., A) the Feds will investigate B) you will waste your time complaining C) NOTHING D) Nothing will happen, only the people who cheated and have "merit" will be promoted. Iam going with D on this scenario as the best answer.

5/09/2016 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After that 1 person a M/2 walked out with a big smile on his face from my room.

5/09/2016 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only part of the test the DOJ will investigate is the part of the test that does not assure enough of the right numbers of demographics pass the test. Standardized testing, quotas, set asides, weighted questions and answers, race based, etc., etc., all in order to assure the right demographics are attained. No one in the DOJ gives a rat's ass about cheating, get that through your heads.

5/09/2016 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post is 100% correct!
The woman who was reading the test is instructions read the instructions for merit process off a sheet of paper.
Who gave that to her?!

5/09/2016 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes this did happen.... People in my section were throwing water bottles and yelling. This lasted about 1 or 2 minutes. The Woman reading that actually had to pause and wait a short time for everyone to quiet down so she could continue.
Very sad...

5/09/2016 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you can say one thing - that is NOT the way they do it in the REAL world.

Skipping the second part - because you already know you "made it" due to clout?

How can anyone from the outside have ANY respect for ANY of you when half (or a third?) are promoted because you're someone's nephew or neighbor or, the "right minority"?

I could not work in an environment like that. I can see why there is such a division and a lack of wanting to excel.

It's not only bad for everyone in the department, it really sends the wrong message to kids.

Don't work hard, just kiss the ass of Alderman XYZ go mow his lawn, so he can get you in-- and get you promoted to Sergeant, K-9 Unit, Marine Unit, and of course, Detective.

AND they wonder why there is a morale problem????

5/09/2016 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did see a few people leave after this was announced. However the room was so big I'm sure a lot more people left I just didn't see them.
It was pretty shocking ....definitely caught me off guard.
Just goes to show you what a complete joke this city is ... Honestly why would they do that !

5/09/2016 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once I figured out that the announcement was for real, it made
Me sick to my stomach. It is a total slap in the face
to those of us who studied hard, paid for Bernstein and especially
those whom were shot in the line of duty and have not
been promoted. Remember, a Chicago Police Detective
is suppose to be "prestige" and not scum who never did
an ounce of work and only wants the job for a sweet spot
on days. We need true detectives who are smart police
Officers and could actually communicate with people
Without a damn book in front of them. We need detectives
when called upon are willing to put in the time and effort
To solve a case.... Not just because. I hope our concerns
Get through the DOJ for investigation. Hopefully
Positive change is on the way...

5/09/2016 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonafide. Announcement was made at least 3 times. It killed the mood/morale in the room. 3,000+ people realizing that the 2k spent on study groups and materials doesn't stack up against a fix.

5/09/2016 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the detective exam was really "Fixed!"

5/09/2016 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP should demand that every test given from here on out is a one day, both parts test.
Make the clouted clowns admit they are intended to be merit hacks.
If they take the second half, you now have evidence of their relative incompetence in their actual scores.

5/09/2016 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may already be a winner! Stand up, walk out proudly and proclaim to the entire world, "I am a Clout Baby! Suck it Peasants!"

5/09/2016 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She repeated that announcement at least four times. It was a shocker! However, some people who thought that they were "clout babies" failed to show up for part two the last time believing that they were in 100% ...and when they didn't make it they tried to pretend that the company lost part two of their test. This time the company will have proof that they never sat for part two. This go around the company will have a blank test with the candidate's signature as proof that they only signed the booklet and left.

5/09/2016 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe what I was hearing. A smack in the face for sure. I instantly felt defeated and wanted to just walk out at that point why waste my time.

5/09/2016 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc and all,
The only thing that amazed me more than the announcement itself was that there were actually people with enough balls to actually go through with raising their hand and walking past 3k sets of eyes who will remember them. If i was that connected i still would have never left my seat because i want to have a good working relationship with people. I was in a section toward the front so i only saw one person take the offer. I have no clue who she was(older F/2 with blonde/brunette hair) but i will never forget the smug look on her face as she slowly walked down the aisle to the back. Its gotta be a lonely path and career but when you are that connected and arrogant i guess it doesnt effect you.

5/09/2016 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should all stop kidding yourselves about the Feds. Unless there is a Civil Rights violation that shows a disparate impact on certain protected groups, racial, sexual or other protected groups there is no Federal interest in local testing procedures. There is no Federal law that would apply.

5/09/2016 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunned when I heard that announcement made over and over !! Un$&@believeable ! Yes people were booing laughing hissing . I was waiting for someone near me to get up so we could throw things at him. My career is almost over here . Thank God , I study my ass off for this test and I heard this - thanks ! It's all legit . Can't wait to leave this meritoriously fucked up beyond all recognition department . Promotional opportunities ?? Ha! How many in the last 10 years ??? What a joke

5/09/2016 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think I don't work now ??? Lol after Saturday's announcements- I ain't doing shit !!! Stay fetal

5/09/2016 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think any test is legit, your too stupid to be a detective.

5/09/2016 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk to the guy working in reproduction dept. printing the test sheets that are handed out. Maybe he can print an extra copy for you to study.

5/09/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No smack to my face, still soft and smooth. My stomach however hurts a little from laughing just now because I didn't bother taking a fixed test.

5/09/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Did I see IR'd staff members!?!? said...

DERRICK O. M/1 with glasses is what a staff member had on his name tag. Very, very shady! Our test materials (orange book & answer sheet) were put on the table, not kept in their bag. An older F/1 was looking through them (i assume because DERRICK O. Did not follow dirrctions in the collection of materials (intentional or unintelligible) then, the older female eventually put them back into her bag and shortly thereafter a much taller bald M/1 took her bag and swung it on his shoulder (was this to be kind or is his intent the same as DERRICK O.)

5/09/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are reading too much into this. I think the TPTB realized that having this thing all in one day was too much. It was a mistake. The previous rules were like the last sgt test: you had to atleast TRY to score. But since this was all in one day, if you COULD NOT stay, They did not want to punish you. That is all.

5/09/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what are you going to do about this?

I know you make alot of arrest and you save babies nut really what are you going to do about this slap in the face?

If your answer start with any use of the phrase "THE FOP" you will never recieve the help you need.

HIRE a competent lawyer and document everything.

5/09/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RETIRED SGT

In any promotional exam competition, shits going to happen.
Cold room
Messed up announcement like this about Merit
12 hour unexpected marathon
Stress overload
Annoying proctor
Etc

These things are called Noise. They will always be there.
The SUCCESSFUL candidate rises above! Just like the successful copper does!
I know it was a tough day for you guys and ladies. It's over. Find time now to re-connect with your families!
De- Stress! Thank You for being the Police. I know it doesn't seem so, but you are much appreciated for what you do.

5/09/2016 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP should demand that every test given from here on out is a one day, both parts test.
Make the clouted clowns admit they are intended to be merit hacks.


The FOP should demand? Now that is funny. You must be new here.

5/09/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was probably the brain child of our command staff because just about everyone of them has multiple merit promotions. You can bet the IG will bury the LT test investigation by giving some generic excuse that there were problems but can't prove anything. This merit process has eroded the quality of leadership in this department for 15 years. We are led by a bunch of buffoons who couldn't spell cat if you spotted them the c and the t.

5/09/2016 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste of a day. Further evidence to leave the department.

5/09/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spent countless hours studying. I forked out a lot of money for study groups. I gave up precious family time. And some boss had the nerve to approve of them to announce that? It just goes to show that the boss is meritorious himself and sees absolutely nothing wrong with it. I was disgusted by the whole thing.

5/09/2016 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

This is why I spent the test day at Beatrice' s.

5/09/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you want to be a dick all your hard work will only be thrown out in court no justice on the department or from the judges. The clout merit hacks will only be given the easy case which amount to nothing and I didn't take the exam tried of being passed over not worth it.

5/09/2016 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep the post is sooo correct, 110% of it. i couldnt believe what i heard but im stupid for thinking that the testing was going to be somewhat legit. y'all,,, im sorry but this city and the way they operate is so unethical,,,fuck these city officials and the stupid fucken bosses that come asking for anything or something they eat a bag of rotten cocks. as for calling FOP and advising them what happpen???? are you kidding,, them bastards are in the fix in bed with the city they wont buge. with dean sr.running the so called show and dean jr. waiting for a gift to suddenly appear on his lap,,,,nothing will happen and all them merit bitches will will be laughiing.

5/09/2016 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

total fucking joke, cold fucking building bar stool chairs that i couldnt fit my fat ass on not mention long ass down time, oh wait i forgot the granola bar snack that got passed out part 3,,,,,among other things,,,,oh well nothing will be done,,,,just pay me my money the 1st n 16th and GFY city

5/09/2016 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing has changed, same old same old, the system is broken!

5/09/2016 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the CPD , you never really had a chance .

5/09/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm calling Aunt Rosie.

5/09/2016 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the DOJ will really look at the testing process? I hope so for the sake of those still working and with years to go for pension. The process has always been a morale killer and a topic of dread, hate and envy. No one believes that the process is on the up and up, no one, not any race or ethnic group. When you have people with rank who are so despised and disrespected by those that they are supposed to lead, you must know things will not go well. And, yes, I believe the comments that the courts just do not care about cheating, only that the demographics are correct. At one time a federal judge was quoted in his opinion that he does not care if the city had people arm wrestle for promotions, only that enough minorities are promoted. That is a sick and disrespectful attitude by a federal judge. Why can't the city get this right? I can only guess is because they do not want to. the city wants the power to keep the police department inside the patronage tent, even as they claim that patronage is no more. It used to be, and I am guessing that it still is, possible to look at the police budget and find non sworn people with great titles and great pay but who do not work for or in the department. The city has always hidden the connected inside the police budget when they actually work in other departments, or possibly do not work at all.

5/09/2016 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flood the fop with calls make those do nothing mofos do something for a change don't let it go.

5/09/2016 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Police Dept. Just can't give a legit test. They are so used to doing what they want without any backlash is horrible. Every test should be given by an outside agency. Every proctor should be a retired Sergeant or PO. Who can answer a question or document question s that are questionable. The way the city gets x away with tampering g with essay questions and can mg ark them right or wrong. Bullshit process with too many flaws.

5/09/2016 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot the best part, "Raise your hand and after the test has been collected, you will be safely escort out." WTF!!!!

5/09/2016 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These kids are trying to hard. All they gots to do is join N.O.B.L.E.....




http://www.france24.com/en/20160509-thai-students-caught-using-mission-impossible-exam-spy-glasses




A top Thai medical college has caught students using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams in what some social media users on Monday compared to a plot straight out of a Mission Impossible movie.

5/09/2016 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....and that is why I never bothered to take the test.

5/09/2016 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I have your attention please. Will the real clout baby please stand up! I repeat, will the real clout baby please stand up!


5/09/2016 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the lunch break you had your, I'm just here for the first part comments. It was only after that announcement that I understood why.

5/09/2016 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One question...why is it 'a waste of time' to want to do well on the exam, and make it on your test score? Obviously, even the clout kids get out-clouted by those who are heavier than others. One thing no one can take from you is a high score, which guarantees that at some time, somewhere down the list, YOUR number will get pulled up. I cannot speak for all of you, but for myself, it was a great feeling both times I was promoted off of my own score, which I received by making time to study with no interruptions.

5/09/2016 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to see hear folks.... this Detective Test was CALEA approved ! There is NO question....this test was 100% legit.

5/09/2016 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dick's test has not been legit for the past 15-20 years. Ever since the city got there meritorious promotions percentage. Just remember, these are the guys who will make or break U as a p/o. Really sad!! Do nothing to harm yourself, partner and family!!!!!!!!!!
Retired Dick

5/09/2016 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The test had grammar mistakes, spelling errors and we still had to make a correction that was announced. The test itself was for a particular group of po's. No need to study orders, ilcs, or waste time on study groups.

5/09/2016 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is Wow!!....I was going to pay for Berstien but decided to use money to go on vacation instead....Thank God...

5/09/2016 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now maybe you will understand what those of us with some time on the job have been complaining about. You now feel some of our pain of being demoralized by unethical bosses, and their cheating minions. THAT is why there were so many no shows, people are fed up and have just given up. They have kicked us in the gut, and when bent over from that pain they kick us again in the mouth. These cheaters get together at thier meetings and are laughing in our face. When anyone takes a stand they call it sour grapes. All the minions will be gathering for E.W. cake and coffee on the 12th, and the tradition will continue though because he has imprinted his plan on all of them. So expect the same in the coming years...no legitimacy.

5/09/2016 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again that testing in this department is a joke. I can't wait to retire in three years. I feel like I'm serving a prison in this shit show of a department!

5/09/2016 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Due to the upcoming Blood Bath in Chicago Summer 2016 Detectives class to be announced soon. Watch and See.

5/09/2016 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs here in the City of Chicago. I personnaly belive that there is , and always has been room for merit appointments. You know the police officers that ALWAYS answer their calls, make arrests, actually go to court without beefing about it,those kinds of things ... That being said , it cannot be disputed that there are police officers of every ilk , Male /Female / Gay/ Transgender / any race you can name,that are only on this job to do absolutely NOTHING. Very adept at being unavailable when you need them the most. You know, Hold me down on a traffic violator that should take fifteen minutes and they don't come up for two hours ,,, You know ,, Hold me down on a personal, Hold me down going to the Area on an investitagion, Hold me down I have a hand waver, Hold me down getting gas and it takes them an hour and a half. Hold ME DOWN . And they want to be Detectives.... Give me a break...

5/09/2016 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha that's why I didn't take the test, if you don't score high enough or have a phone call, you would never make it, and waiting 12 hrs in a test where the big babies are getting meritorious promoted even I score high.. Not for me. Also, As a dick you would be Working through your RDOs, long hours, if you are not sleeping you are working or in court, which is the reason why dicks have the highest rate for divorce, because you they are never at home. Money or family and enjoying life? What's more important for you.

5/09/2016 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that I passed tests without merit. I used that to my advantage. I never gave an answer to anyone who I knew was promoted by merit, I would simply tell the merit promotees to "read the order" whenever they had a question. I also invoked the union protections which were afforded me. I never was sent outside of my district, nor did I work an undesirable shift if my seniority dictated that I didn't have to. It's a rough road, but I always held my head up high. Good luck to all who studied hard. You don't owe anything to anybody.

5/09/2016 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We keep you alive to serve this ship,
so row well, and live"

Motivational speech from the movie 'Ben Hur'

5/09/2016 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any attorney on here looking to take this on as a lawsuit

5/09/2016 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired here. What was it that you had to fill out if you knew you were going to be made a merit detective?

5/09/2016 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was never a shock to see folks just 'up and leave' the 2nd part of an exam (when it was given months apart) in the past 20 years.
Guess it was part of the deal, you had to at least show up, sign in, fill out your Scantron and in 20 mins or so, take the rest of the day off.
I guess this new batch of The Merit Class are just too dumb and had to be instructed they can leave just as their Sponsors had done.
Absolutely shameless.
What does this say about Integrity?

You were studying for what...a 1 in 30 (diversity ratio) chance of getting a legitimate promotion?
I would file a grievance and have the test tossed out.

5/09/2016 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a disgrace to the department and a slap in the face to the WORKING POLICE. But department and their bosses will promote the cloud babies to the position of detective. Given the recent crime increases let's see how the clearance rate ends up with clouded morons. I I am retired and I'm so glad to be away from the lousy department. Just when you think things are at the worst, department and their bosses do something this stupid. God bless the working police.!

5/09/2016 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of the clouted people that I've spoken to don;t get or don't care how demoralizing it is for someone who studied their ass off then don't make it. These leaders of men and women think it's the normal way to get promoted so that why they won't get it, it's their attitude towards others. I know of a person in sergeant school now how was wrapped up in controversy in 2010 accused of robbery. But HER connections not only got her off but now she's a sergeant. I've have enough of the nepotism, favoritism and politics, it will never change because there are too many crooks with their hand in the jar.

5/09/2016 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see the city isn't concerned about another exam scam.
What are they out to top the boldness of the level of cheating on the Lt.'s exam and promotions?

5/09/2016 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely disgusted by this. Will our union say something? The media should know about this and the whole process be tossed.

5/09/2016 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This wasn't even a promotional exam. One doesn't get "promoted" to the rank of Detective. Fuck it.

5/09/2016 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This goes into the category of being punked! Was Ashton Kutcher there filming another punk'd episode? Now whose heads will roll? Is the lieutenants scandal taken care of yet? Are the cheaters demoted? Have the feds contacted the quickly resigning deputy to "talk?" Of course not, the only difference between years ago and now is the players,and the stupidity to announce loudly,maybe the person that made the announcement did the test takers a solid and could not believe what they had to announce either!

5/09/2016 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One M/1 in my section raised his hand and left. Too bad we can't see the whole list. At least we would know who they were because they would have the worst scores out of everyone. I hope they all failed the 1st section.

5/09/2016 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Balls said...

I wasted two grand taking Joe Stein's test prep class. It helped with like two questions.

5/09/2016 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Well, you can say one thing - that is NOT the way they do it in the REAL world.

Skipping the second part - because you already know you "made it" due to clout?

How can anyone from the outside have ANY respect for ANY of you when half (or a third?) are promoted because you're someone's nephew or neighbor or, the "right minority"?

Really? That's exactly how it happens in the real world. It shouldn't be that way, but it is. Kind of reminds me of Trump, he got everything handed to him on silver platter, but for what ever reason people thinks he's the spoke person for the middle class.

5/09/2016 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The FOP should demand that every test given from here on out is a one day, both parts test.
Make the clouted clowns admit they are intended to be merit hacks.


The FOP should demand? Now that is funny. You must be new here.

5/09/2016 07:39:00 AM


???

An when the city says no then we all stand in the corner and hold our collective breath? What a bunch our rubs this job is hiring.

5/09/2016 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Peel said...

with dean sr.running the so called show and dean jr. waiting for a gift to suddenly appear on his lap,,,,nothing will happen and all them merit bitches will will be laughing

___________

You know stuff like this keeps getting posted but I have yet to see any factual basis for it. on the other hand balloon head Mark Donahue got his kids jobs with the city clerk's office. And to be honest I don't have a problem with it but I could see how malcontents might. Better his kids than another jobs program for gang bangers.

5/09/2016 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who think Bernstein was a waste of money

5/09/2016 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who can leave this job,go some place else.The city pension funds will go bankrupt within 5 yrs!

5/09/2016 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sux to have no clout on this job. With the rampant cheating going on ,the bullshit merit process,it is nearly impossible to get promoted. Even those members in the secret study group, certain members have all the answers and those lucky, clouted who are invited only have most of the answers. It's how it works, it's been this way since I have been on. I'm done. KMA, I'm happy to be a civilian soon.

5/09/2016 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I came on this job I disheartenly discovered that the dept does not promote rank or assign special units based on competence or skill profeciency. And basically nobody really gives a shit if you are a good officer or do your job dilegently. Especially in these 'everyone out for themselves' days. It all comes down to understanding that you're dealing with city employees in charge, who for the most part would never cut it in the private sector. It's take a number and get in line and if you test high or average enough they will eventually get back to you after they've sent through all the merit/ juice folks. A process evident by the city's hiring practices in which PO applicants are called six years later and asked if they're still interested in becoming a cop. What's interesting is that most of the people who take the exam aren't even really interested in doing detective work which requires more work dedication, tons of paperwork and court. They just want to get the hell out of patrol because they treat the troops like shit nowadays. Very unfortunate considering patrol is the fundamental backbone of police work.

This place has become a joke. Can't blame guys for only caring about the 1st and the 16th. Stay safe and fetal guys and gals.

5/09/2016 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well it happened before at the 1989 and the one after that..they called people out of the room...never took the test and became detectives...this department never ceases to amaze me....and when it is brought up higher ups say sue.....BITE ME

5/09/2016 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm afraid that the penciled in essay answers will be erased and replaced
With the wrong answers. They are totally capable of that. And now try to
Push us to do ETHICS training. Seriously... If this department
Has any ethics or integrity, things would be different.

5/09/2016 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, the good get the shaft by playing by the rules. These corrupt pricks are going to hell. I retired years ago from the D unit.
My question is, how many more hits do the honest coppers have to take ? Day after day, you good people are screwed with and they never stop fucking you.
This shit started after Jody left and has never stopped. Jody did a lot of good and McCarthy came and became the NYC baron that was here saving the city of Chicago.
McCarthy was a total worm and a drunk who spent 8 hours a night shaking down the gold coast restaurant's and bars.
He is Rick Simon's lackey along with the other NYC blow ass, Tracy, McCarthy brought with him to CPD.
Maybe Simon' will take them to the basement on Grand ave and make them made guys. Hope the joker will get Mc Drunk jammed and a nice trial on 219 will send him to club fed to work on his drinking habit.
Now the CPD is blessed with Ed Norton and John -boy Walton heading the CPD, The photo of these two clowns in 015 was too funny.

5/09/2016 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the guy with the test that got caught???

5/09/2016 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I came on this job I disheartenly discovered that the dept does not promote rank or assign special units based on competence or skill profeciency. And basically nobody really gives a shit if you are a good officer or do your job dilegently. Especially in these 'everyone out for themselves' days. It all comes down to understanding that you're dealing with city employees in charge, who for the most part would never cut it in the private sector. It's take a number and get in line and if you test high or average enough they will eventually get back to you after they've sent through all the merit/ juice folks. A process evident by the city's hiring practices in which PO applicants are called six years later and asked if they're still interested in becoming a cop. What's interesting is that most of the people who take the exam aren't even really interested in doing detective work which requires more work dedication, tons of paperwork and court. They just want to get the hell out of patrol because they treat the troops like shit nowadays. Very unfortunate considering patrol is the fundamental backbone of police work.

This place has become a joke. Can't blame guys for only caring about the 1st and the 16th. Stay safe and fetal guys and gals.

5/09/2016 08:58:00 PM

Your last line sums up why you're going to stay where your at. Instead of doing your job, finding the good things about this job, and taking advantage of all the things this job allows you to do, you listened to the people who who are pissed and never happy with anything. You want a hint? Go back to school. If you work patrol, next time you get an arrest, ask the desk crew what they're doing when you bring the paperwork up. Sign up and be a TLO. See what they're doing. Meet people and listen to them. When you have a question, ask it and listen to the answer so next time you can do it. Take the next FTO and ET test. Read orders that you don't understand. Ask the Lt what needs to be done. There's something sitting on the desk that needs to be addressed. Do that enough and actually follow thru and when there's enough people you may get the 06 car. It's the Lt's way of saying I'll give you 8 hours. Show me what you do with your time. Or you can just do what you've been doing. Just don't blame anyone else.

5/09/2016 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can retire in 5 years - Thank God . Stay fetal

5/10/2016 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4,600 signed up for the test. 1,700 no shows.

5/10/2016 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who think Bernstein was a waste of money

5/09/2016 07:51:00 PM

I felt it definitely helped. Its not going to magically make you a detective. You still have to study and be reasonably intelligent, but it does help.

5/10/2016 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was one of those laughing. Unbelievable. You know what's even worse? Two things, the first one of which I hope SCC looks further into:

1. People were saying how they saw people leaving after part one. They surmised they said "fuck it" and left. I believe, however, that they were the true merit picks who already knew what the proctor hadn't yet said; merit picks could leave after part 1.

2. What really chaps my ass is that they don't even pretend like they made it on their own accord. They literally got up and left or left on break, as if to say "fuck all of you bitches that studied and think you have a chance. I gots mine!" You juice baby assholes couldn't at least wait the rest of the time like the rest of us assholes that don't have your same luck to know someone? You could've drew stars and faces on the logic portion for I'll give a fuck but you couldn't even do that? That's what really skins my dick. I wish I had juice. I would take it if offered but I wouldn't be so ungrateful, arrogant and boastful of it. I used to be a worker before all the cop hating bullshit started but this is yet another chip away from why I think this department and city is so far beyond fucked. At this point I can honestly give two shits, make detective or not.

If I was a little asshole I would send this as a whistle blower to the DOJ. I'm not, however, so I'll just bend over and take it in the ass.

5/10/2016 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a female caught by proctor in restroom during Part 1 with the answers.

5/10/2016 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"After that 1 person a M/2 walked out with a big smile on his face from my room."

Nice try you fucking hack. "My room..." There was more than one room, dickhead? You mean you were in a different room than the rest of us 4000 or so test takers? Let me guess, the new sup or candidates for sup is trying to throw off the merit picks and detract from what's been proven on LT/SGT promo exams by posting BS on the blog? Nice try, "boss."

5/10/2016 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the retired SGT posting about excelling and that these "announcements" are just "distractions..." Retire from this blog you fucking idiot. You must've been a juice baby yourself. This department is full of nepotism and has gone down the drain. The only thing remaining is the shit stuck to the porcelain. Don't lecture me about keeping my chin up when this department is full of bullshit like this. I've excelled in life prior to taking this job. The problem is is that I earned what I worked for and was proud. This job, the civilians, idiot bosses (like you must've been), etc has taken pride and faith away from me. You're right about one thing...family. Other than that, you're a moron.

5/10/2016 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that I passed tests without merit. I used that to my advantage. I never gave an answer to anyone who I knew was promoted by merit, I would simply tell the merit promotees to "read the order" whenever they had a question. I also invoked the union protections which were afforded me. I never was sent outside of my district, nor did I work an undesirable shift if my seniority dictated that I didn't have to. It's a rough road, but I always held my head up high. Good luck to all who studied hard. You don't owe anything to anybody.

5/09/2016 12:16:00 PM

Sounds like a good boss ⬆️, which is like 1/100 in this department. Thank you. It's just not right for the 30-40% that were close but never made it because of worthless juice babies. That's for every exam, not detectives. I mean SGT, LT, detectives, SWAT, k9, ET. I don't believe in the leadership of this department for shit.

5/10/2016 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a TLO ??? Not a Chicago term- troll.

5/10/2016 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? That's exactly how it happens in the real world. It shouldn't be that way, but it is. Kind of reminds me of Trump, he got everything handed to him on silver platter, but for what ever reason people thinks he's the spoke person for the middle class.

5/09/2016 07:05:00 PM

********

What "real world" do you hail from? Tryout for seals, special forces, infantry or other similar military branches. I'd argue they deal with the "real world" and I can tell you, the picks happen in no way you claim they do. Do you think medical boards, JD licensing, CPA exams, pilot testing, etc (I can go on and on) is "fixed" like this?!?! Trump? What the fuck does that have to do with this? You sound like a little bitch that has his hand out waiting for someone to give you a handout for nothing. Trump was a spoiled brat who was handed material objects and was able to buy shit. He still worked and made his money grow and yet you're crying about that. That's called capitalism. If you have kids, feel free to do the same. If you feel guilty, don't give them shit, donate it. Now it seems like you're arguing for socialism. You're obviously a very mediocre and basic person. You'd choose to be mad at what people were given by their own family and managed to excel. However, when it comes to positions requiring trust and effort, you turn a blind eye, as if it's just an extension of someone else's wealth, not the collective whole. Again, a socialist, the middle ground between capitalism and communism and the preferred political climate of the mediocre or underperforming individual, such as yourself.

5/10/2016 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Old Balls said...


I wasted two grand taking Joe Stein's test prep class. It helped with like two questions.

5/09/2016 06:56:00 PM

In the mid 90's, I took the sgt's test. I did well, but not outstanding. I went to a study group where one of the things we were reminded of was to always introduce yourself in scenarios. I moved up a couple hundred spots because I had a perfect score on the oral board, when most of my friends had one or two points less than me. I made sergeant because I remembered that one thing and 'introduced myself' in a roll call scenario. Don't knock it if your study group helped you with 'like two questions'. Those couple of right answers can make all the difference.

5/10/2016 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ask the Lt what needs to be done. There's something sitting on the desk that needs to be addressed. Do that enough and actually follow thru and when there's enough people you may get the 06 car. It's the Lt's way of saying I'll give you 8 hours. Show me what you do with your time. Or you can just do what you've been doing. Just don't blame anyone else."

In the words of Col. Frank Slade, "What a Crock of Dung!!"

5/10/2016 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Flood the fop with calls make those do nothing mofos do something for a change don't let it go.

5/09/2016 09:25:00 AM"

Apparently you didnt read the last FLOP newsmag, You can wear your short sleeve shirt and show off your latest artwork from Jade Dragon. So in the meanwhile, STFU!

5/10/2016 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
There was a female caught by proctor in restroom during Part 1 with the answers.


There was a male who was also caught. PO's had cell phones inside test area, no one was checking when the same idividuals ran into the bathroom over and over again. Crazy shit all a scam!!!

5/10/2016 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What's a TLO ??? Not a Chicago term- troll.

5/10/2016 12:15:00 PM
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Yes. Yes it is. Every district has at least one Terrorism Liasion Officer.

5/10/2016 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago you needed a phone call to get into a good study group. The clouted got in.
I didn't have the phone call. The FOP brought in Bernstein to make things fair. I took the sergeants class at the FOP hall.
The Bernstein students gave the clouted groups a bad beat! The class was good.
Pay the money, pay attention in class, study, and stop crying, if you want a bonifide
Promotion. Or, keep crying, be angry , and die early.

5/10/2016 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was one of those laughing. Unbelievable. You know what's even worse? Two things, the first one of which I hope SCC looks further into:

1. People were saying how they saw people leaving after part one. They surmised they said "fuck it" and left. I believe, however, that they were the true merit picks who already knew what the proctor hadn't yet said; merit picks could leave after part 1.

2. What really chaps my ass is that they don't even pretend like they made it on their own accord. They literally got up and left or left on break, as if to say "fuck all of you bitches that studied and think you have a chance. I gots mine!" You juice baby assholes couldn't at least wait the rest of the time like the rest of us assholes that don't have your same luck to know someone? You could've drew stars and faces on the logic portion for I'll give a fuck but you couldn't even do that? That's what really skins my dick. I wish I had juice. I would take it if offered but I wouldn't be so ungrateful, arrogant and boastful of it. I used to be a worker before all the cop hating bullshit started but this is yet another chip away from why I think this department and city is so far beyond fucked. At this point I can honestly give two shits, make detective or not.

If I was a little asshole I would send this as a whistle blower to the DOJ. I'm not, however, so I'll just bend over and take it in the ass.

5/10/2016 11:38:00 AM

You're right, you're not a little asshole. You're a huge one.
Don't you DARE complain about the situation. If you're not part of the solution, you're the problem.

5/11/2016 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been years since the last D exam...How many candidates are promoted outside of merit?

5/11/2016 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This situation perfectly illustrates the problem with the merit process as it currently works,as well as those who are chosen as merit picks. If you know you're getting a merit spot, have some ducking pride and at least take the second part to see how you do. Walking out without even trying just shows how pathetic and entitled you are. You don't deserve any promotion or any respect. By leaving without taking part two, you're effectively admitting that you don't know the material well enough to score well on the test. You're admitting, in a room full of your peers, people who studied and spent thousands of dollars to prepare for this test, people who took time away from their families and friends, that you don't give a shit about them, that you don't actually deserve your merit spot, and that you are shameless. Sure, maybe one or two people got a merit spot and didn't want to waste their time taking the test when they didn't have to, although they would've scored well on it, but those people are very few and far between.

The fix is in for you, so why prove you deserve it by actually scoring well? You're a joke, and walking out just shows that you know it and accept it.

5/11/2016 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please explain... Why is the passing score for the 1st part of the exam curved instead of a fixed score? Is it legal to set the score after the exam is over? Don't jump all over me please..just want to be enlightened.

5/11/2016 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TLO??? Oh another useless spot

5/11/2016 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it legal to set the score after the exam is over? Don't jump all over me please..just want to be enlightened.

5/11/2016 12:43:00 PM

In Chicago....YES

5/12/2016 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Retired here. What was it that you had to fill out if you knew you were going to be made a merit detective?

5/09/2016 02:45:00 PM

bank routing number to your clouts offshore account.

5/12/2016 08:27:00 PM  

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