Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New VRI (UPDATE)

This sounds hinky:
  • Work requirements remain the same;
  • so-called "impact zones" reduced from 20 to 15;
  • three "tiers" for being assigned:
    • if you work in the affected district, you get first pick
    • phone call units get the next openings
    • anyone else gets the leftovers
  • Michigan Avenue detail is increased to be "Summer Mobile Foot Patrol"
Did we get all that? Not sure how this is going to run or what the purpose is - if they want people to bid to high-crime districts, this doesn't seem like the way to do it. Why not start up the old "PRIDE" program where you could work your day off in your District on your watch? We know FOP can't do anything until someone has been "injured" or "deprived" of just compensation, but this sounds like it needs some explaining.

UPDATE: This came out in the Tribune:
  • But in the revamped version of the program, there will be seven additional impact zones and officers already assigned to patrol districts that fall within these zones will be the first allowed to volunteer to work there on their days off,
So there's an issue already - reduced to 15 zones per the Admin Fax message or increased via the press release...and therefore, no savings at all.

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Anonymous Sergeant said...

Last night LIE-tenant Fenner/ Eddies girlfriend was working VRI at 61st.

She addressed the sergeants before they went downstairs to pass out the radios.

She said, "Tell your people they BETTER come in with activity. They are working for time and a half."

HEY LIE-tenant Fenner, Go Fuck Yourself you useless piece of shit!

6/28/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grievance big time! No way you can exclude a senior officer of overtime if he or she doesn't work in a district with impact zones.

6/28/2016 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a big fuck you to this! Sounds like a grievance in the making! I for sure want to throw this jagoff dept. under the bus!

6/28/2016 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Press release from Eddie the Sellout:

Superintendent Johnson Announces More Effective and Efficient Use of Overtime Resources in CPD’s Effort to Fight Crime

Superintendent Eddie Johnson is announcing today that the Chicago Police Department is improving its crime-fighting strategy so that officers working overtime shifts serve those shifts in their regularly assigned districts -- the communities and neighborhoods they know best, and where violence is most heavily concentrated. Furthermore, the number of zones in the city where resources will be concentrated and where the overtime shifts will be assigned to curb the violence head on is expanding from 19 to 25. This enhanced initiative is part of the police department’s ongoing efforts to ensure the most effective and efficient use of resources, and supplements the thousands of officers working their usual shifts throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Previously, Chicago Police officers who were included in the Department's overtime violence-reduction initiative worked in different districts during each overtime rotation. With this improved plan – which does not affect staffing levels -- officers who regularly work certain neighborhoods will continue to serve those communities while they are on overtime. While working overtime, the officers will already be familiar with the streets they patrol, and they will be able to continue to build relationships with residents and community leaders in the neighborhoods they regularly work in. Overtime assignments will be based on priority zones where data shows violence is primarily concentrated, and the additional personnel will be working from early evening to early morning hours.
“With this new strategy, we are maximizing our resources and placing officers where they will be most effective at fighting crime,” said Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “Throughout the summer, the police department has taken a number of important steps to keep Chicago’s neighborhood safe, and this is the latest example of our efforts. By improving our strategies and building on the work of community policing, we will continue to leave no stone unturned in our work to ensure every corner of the city enjoys the same sense of safety.”

6/28/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but important... What, if any steps can be taken about a dispatcher that is eventually going to get an officer hurt with her wild ineptitude? Marble mouth that works midnights on Zone 11 has bungled her day to day duties on a nightly basis and shown further incompetence in more stressful situations. I fear that if shit ever truly hits the fan, she'll only make matters worse.

6/28/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Press release continued:

This initiative enhances CPD’s ongoing efforts to keep Chicago’s neighborhoods safe. With more officers on the streets, Chicago Police are able to crack down on the repeat violent offenders who are using illegal guns to drive the violence in the city. In May, more than 90 percent of the city’s fatal and non-fatal shooting victims are on the police department’s Strategic Subject List (SSL). These statistics reflect how recent violence has been driven by gang conflicts. CPD has worked to address this violence, including raids on gang operations on the South and West sides and the seizure of more than 4200 guns this year alone.

This initiative also complements CPD’s ongoing summer crime strategy. The CPD has taken a number of steps to proactively respond to dynamic summer challenges.

Summer Mobile Patrol Unit. This unit consists of officers specifically focused on keeping our parks and neighborhoods safe this summer. The patrol unit, announced earlier this summer, operates during peak activity times and works throughout the summer. Officers in this unit have been using everything from Segways, horses, and ATVs as part of their patrol.

Bike and Foot Patrols. In neighborhoods throughout the City, more officers will be taken out of the squad car and put on bike and foot patrol to promote our community policing efforts.

Partnership with ISP. CPD has partnered with the Illinois State Police in patrolling the expressways in an effort to ensure public safety on the roads.

And as of June 1, every Chicago police officer on the street has been trained to properly use a Taser, which helps officers resolve confrontations by using the least amount of appropriate force. Furthermore, more officers this summer are wearing body cameras as the CPD has expanded its pilot program so that officers in districts across the city wear them while on patrol. With this expansion, to six additional police districts are part of the body-worn camera program. The cameras can record audio and video, and save up to 72-hours on a single charge in high-definition.

6/28/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a limit on days one can work per period?

6/28/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez.....It's almost like it was written in Greek....right Stevie?

6/28/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never a dull day with the CPD.

6/28/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the point? The old vri ran fine...I hated going to 011 cuz I am southsider...but I still have to report to 61/racine then drive back to 005...some meritorious boss really overthunk this as usual...its so simple...vri south and vri north

6/28/2016 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the grievance forms ready.

6/28/2016 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck ?
Never worked it and never will .
Learn to live within your means and you will find peace . ....and the department might just do some meaningful hiring .

6/28/2016 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie for fucks sake, it's a blog!!! It's not even an official blog. Anyone and I mean anyone can post on this damn thing. You could be an blm activist, from Canada, from France, Phil cline, rahm ect....it's completely Anonymous!!! Get over it.
On another subject. I'm tired of these horse shit admin and merit white shirts treating po's like children. Go after the people that do wrong and leave everyone else alone.....oh yeah I forgot the people that do wrong are the clouted....

6/28/2016 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I heard this dumb ass is eliminating the 4th Dist yes "Terror Town" will be fine

6/28/2016 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smithers, release the grievances.

6/28/2016 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearing the FOP signed off on this B.S.. True?

6/28/2016 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like most things the department does this is as clear as mud.

6/28/2016 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With 5 fewer VRI zones, obviously 5 fewer Sgts and approx 50 fewer officers each night. Those on the "bubble" before will be left out. I'd like to know how 2,3,4 lost their zones. No one will stay in 3.....

6/28/2016 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a big time grievance! Tier 2 is a fucking "Invite only unit" We can't just join that unit. You need to be friends with the guys on the teams. It's phone call only. No way is that fair. Tier 1 is BS too. Districts like 22 20 19 18 etc need police too. Someone needs to work there. Why do those cops get deprived of OT? FOP better be all over this one. Typical BS! I hope this costs the city money due to stupidity.

6/28/2016 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn ... 4 dead 9 injured and on a monday. My favorite aldermanass quote of all time was the idiot talking to the media about getting ej in the supe spot... " get this man sworn in already so we can get these killings to stop" LOL

6/28/2016 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With 5 fewer VRI zones, obviously 5 fewer Sgts and approx 50 fewer officers each night. Those on the "bubble" before will be left out. I'd like to know how 2,3,4 lost their zones. No one will stay in 3.....
6/28/2016 03:21:00 AM
Anonymous

Pay attention little guy. They're expanding it to the lake front.

6/28/2016 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twelve and sixty on the friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the Fourth of July?

Next weekend will be ugly. Praying for rain!

6/28/2016 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And word is a new order is coming out that you cannot accept any food or beverage without paying for it.

6/28/2016 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "Can't get right Eddie Johnson" I certainly hope this was all cleared and approved by Jamal, and the other assorted shit heads from the #blm urban terrorist group! Oh and how's does that little runt of a mayor's nubby middle finger feel up your rectum?

6/28/2016 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Wise to the City's BS said...

I don't work VRI. It allows the city to get away with maintaining incorrect staffing levels and reduced payments to the pension fund. It may be attractive when you are young and stupid but when you become middle aged and wiser you can see the stupidity in it. The money may be nice but you are cutting your own throat when you work it. And yes, I have the same tuition bills everyone else has and my wife works a part time job. But we learned awhile ago how to budget our money.

6/28/2016 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad to see the fib has correct information.

6/28/2016 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer's please consider your health, liability and family. When taking on all this undo stress of working overtime. Get your sleep, enjoy your family because like life nothing is guaranteed. At this rate of violence the overtime will all ways be there. So slow down, stay alert, back each other up and try to enjoy the job that has changed dramatically for the worst. Peace to my former brothers and sisters in blue...

6/28/2016 06:47:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

This is a big time grievance! Tier 2 is a fucking "Invite only unit" We can't just join that unit. You need to be friends with the guys on the teams. It's phone call only

I got a guy that can take care of that. As paul would say "Fuck you pay me now". Dean gave up the seniority on the contract go birch at him.

6/28/2016 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Avoid Grand Tire and auto on Grand and Central. They are Liars and a rip off and I dont want to see any other coppers or Fire screwed by them.

6/28/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do u really need a "Union"? Remember they sleep with the enemy!

6/28/2016 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAWN...

All this shows is that District patrol is understaffed everyday.

Yet commanders and other white shirts continue to downgrade shootings,agg battery's,and robbery.

DONT down grade we will never receive funding if you downgrade crime.
I did not say make drug arrest! just write decent paper.

Have some pride and at least write up reports that make sense.

6/28/2016 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no grievance. I have worked vri. But let's look at the big picture the more overtime the less they hire. And the less they hire means the less going into the pension. The less going into the pension means the fund will dry out. We have to think about our future and not the money right now. I wish everyone would see that

6/28/2016 07:33:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

This is a job for----Super Deano!

6/28/2016 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you noticed that the pass several weekends 50 people shot 10 killed news media gives 1 min of coverage plus they dont even talk about the average 20 additional getting shot or killed during the week.

6/28/2016 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This from fox Chicago website:

With more than 20 people shot on Chicago expressways so far in 2016, the department also plans to start patrolling expressways with the Illinois State Police “in an effort to ensure public safety on the roads,” the statement read.

Shootings that occurred on Chicago expressways were not included in the city’s data portal as of Monday night and a representative from the Illinois State Police could not be reached late Monday.

Now will Wild West expressway shootings be included in chiraq totals? Are we hiring more traffic cops? Bringing back the old "white hats" radar guys? What was old is once new again! Staying safe staying fetal is survival!

6/28/2016 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Off topic, but important... What, if any steps can be taken about a dispatcher that is eventually going to get an officer hurt with her wild ineptitude? Marble mouth that works midnights on Zone 11 has bungled her day to day duties on a nightly basis and shown further incompetence in more stressful situations. I fear that if shit ever truly hits the fan, she'll only make matters worse.

6/28/2016 12:21:00 AM

I agree, that dispatcher has to be thee worst in the city. I'm guessing that's why they put her inept ass on zone11 b/c that's the slowest in the city. She needs a new line of work, but of course the city would never fire her, so just move her around like they do the incompetent exempts.

6/28/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Grievance big time! No way you can exclude a senior officer of overtime if he or she doesn't work in a district with impact zones.

6/28/2016 12:17:00 AM

Yes you can, 1 and 18 and units and tact do it all the time. Nice try. Quit your crying!

6/28/2016 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck ?
Never worked it and never will .
Learn to live within your means and you will find peace . ....and the department might just do some meaningful hiring .

Easy for you to say. You aint on your 2nd marriage with two kids and a $300K mortgage. Along with the house you're still paying for after your 1st marriage failed. Oh, by the way,support and private school tuition for two kids from marriage #1. Wife #2 doesn't work, cause she doesn't want to. But she does drive a nice SUV, that I pay for.
"Live within my mean". Surely you jest, sir.

6/28/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And from that same article, comes proof from the City that the police department is understaffed. The last line of the article, quote "Department officials, however, have argued that allowing officers to work overtime is cheaper than hiring more officers." Implicit in this statement is an acknowledgement that there are not enough police officers to patrol Chicago.

Do Department officials consider how having officers working so much overtime might affect their home life? their mental health? PTSD issues?

What does the fact that so many officers are willing to work overtime tell Department officials and the public about our compensation levels? That our current levels require us to work secondary employments or "overtime"?

How many officers working their days off would rather be spending time with family, camping, traveling, working on hobbies? Instead of working another day with some of, if not the most dysfunctional people of this generation in this country?

In the eyes of Rahm, City Hall, and the Department, police officers are expendable and are not worthy of any assistance, as evidenced by their COMPLETE SILENCE on the officer who was stripped for using force which is allowed by our General Orders and their kowtowing to the rabble who shout without knowing what they are talking about. If Department officials in Ferguson had backed Officer Darren Wilson from the beginning of the Ferguson Fiasco, Darren Wilson might still have a job. But they were spineless jellyfish with the lights of the national media upon them. Same effect is occurring here in Chicago.

Also, by having less officers in the Department today, we have less officers contributing to the Pension fund, thereby weakening the fund's ability to pay pensions in the future to officers on the job today who will retire in the future.

This last line shows exactly how much the Department and the City has your back.

6/28/2016 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will bet Deano did sign off on this revamped system. Anything he can do to get snagletooth promoted. Deano has shown his understanding of how to screw his own. He probably just secured his appointment as head of city colleges with this debacle. Mr. I killed seniority single handedly. What a chooch.
Dylan Hata

6/28/2016 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who gives a fuck ?
Never worked it and never will .
Learn to live within your means and you will find peace . ....and the department might just do some meaningful hiring .

6/28/2016 01:00:00 AM


Amen brother. Days off are more important than the extra cash. Greed is blinding those who work VRI. The city is laughing at the tools who fall for this scam. It is bad for us in so many ways. Think.

6/28/2016 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea putting cops on bikes in the ghetto. So the thugs will be able to run you over or make you target practice. I spent over 35 yrs. Out on the streets and I'm still amazed at our ignorant command staff.

6/28/2016 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impact Zones......so the rookie POs get to work in the zones? Makes sense, pay then much less that a detective with thirty years otj. That goes for all ot in summer. Less pay for younger officers in busy districts, and phone all units.


Whatever. Still crushing it in OT.

6/28/2016 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regards to the 12.21am post. There are many such marble mouths working on the air at the OEMC. GOD FORBID you ask for a repeat of a phrase, you're many times met with a ghetto attitude

Back in the days of the old CC room, you never had that. All dispatchers had excellent diction and most were true professionals. Steve Kern, George Berryman, H Mark Kniff and many others were like old time radio announcers and never went about a monotone even in hugely stressful situations

They'll throw anyone in front of a zone console these days

6/28/2016 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The different-colored push pins will be shifted around in the cork board while the insane shooting at anything and everything continues.

6/28/2016 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Lie-tenants really fair? Let's face it. Not a single gold star on this job passed a test to get their job. Only connections matter in crooked democrat Chicago, nothing else. And as in nature, what rises to the top? Scum.

6/28/2016 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In May, more than 90 percent of the city’s fatal and non-fatal shooting victims are on the police department’s Strategic Subject List (SSL)."

6/28/2016 12:21:00 AM

Offender=victim=offender=victim=offender=victim, around and around. Along with any three-year-old kid who happens to be sitting in a car nearby -- who is now going to be paralyzed and on a ventilator for the rest of his life.

...but we have a "list."

Like old Mr. Natural used to tell the hippies, "There'll be a lot of changes made when we get organized!"

6/28/2016 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Redbox and Netflix can't be happy.

6/28/2016 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe how many of you work your RDOs doing the same job. Man you all gotta diversify. Get a hobby. Learn another skill. Last thing I want to do on my RDO is what I do during the week. Never worked VRI. Not one day. So glad I started my own biz.

6/28/2016 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

019 needs one of those zones around Wrigley / Boystown, that area has to be the most understaffed in the city, 40,000 people vs 1 Sgt. and five cars. Last week an odpo was attacked, what has to happen before these bosses bring in adequate manpower to handle the area. Can't keep sending everyone south & west.

6/28/2016 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Sergeant said...
Last night LIE-tenant Fenner/ Eddies girlfriend was working VRI at 61st.

She addressed the sergeants before they went downstairs to pass out the radios.

She said, "Tell your people they BETTER come in with activity. They are working for time and a half."

HEY LIE-tenant Fenner, Go Fuck Yourself you useless piece of shit!

6/28/2016 12:16:00 AM

I believe Lie-Tenant Fenner would've also been working for time and a half also...... she better be out there writing ISR's ... you know practice what you preach!

Speaking of her she's got like 90 days as a Lie-Tenant so how the hell did she get VRI????
Sounds like a grievance to me.

6/28/2016 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste of Taxpayer Dollars by the dysfunctional Democrats, again...

6/28/2016 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous There is a better way... said...

I am now retired...In 25+ years of CPD and numerous positions in various Districts, Areas, and Details. I never worked my day off unless it was cancelled, or worked any special employment. It seemed to me that the city knew they had you if you did. I did work some part time jobs on the side for a while but that only made me tired and miserable. We make a pretty good living here on salary alone, not including Duty Availability and Uniform pay, and overtime if you are so inclined.
My advice to any other officers is get your finances in line, and live within your means, and forget working your day off and leaving your family behind. I know it's not easy. Maybe don't buy a new car every year or so... Do you really need a bigger house? If fewer and fewer cops said no to voluntary overtime, the city would hire more...and family life would be much better. Trust me, I was there. A lot of people would kill to make 100K! And we still need more...I never understood that. If you say you cant do it, then the time will come when you regret not doing it later. We build the bed that we sleep in. Let the city hire the personnel it needs, and not rely on the greed of many officers who cant make financial ends meet. You wont be employed forever...So may God Bless each and every one of you. We are all aiming for retirement. We work to live and not live to work. Make the most of it!
I know some haters will respond with a lot of rage. Maybe those are the ones who need to slow down, and take stock of what they are actually doing. Drop the rage and don't take everything so seriously. Look around you, and stand beside yourself when you make decisions that have long term repercussion's.

Been there done that.

6/28/2016 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Sergeant said...

Last night LIE-tenant Fenner/ Eddies girlfriend was working VRI at 61st.

She addressed the sergeants before they went downstairs to pass out the radios.

She said, "Tell your people they BETTER come in with activity. They are working for time and a half."

HEY LIE-tenant Fenner, Go Fuck Yourself you useless piece of shit!

6/28/2016 12:16:00 AM
Why nakia, "you better resign you cheater" this punk move ordering coppers when your nothing representing integrity,honor,or respect! Come on girl and your obviously making overtime at lie-tenants rate correct? Hope after your caught on rule 14 violation and terminated that the city goes after you to pay the ill gotten extra undeserved pay returned!

6/28/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Damn ... 4 dead 9 injured and on a monday. My favorite aldermanass quote of all time was the idiot talking to the media about getting ej in the supe spot... " get this man sworn in already so we can get these killings to stop" LOL

6/28/2016 04:24:00 AM

Hey alder-jackass:
How's that Eddie show working out for you so far?

6/28/2016 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it. Pure entertainment. Hiring more POs would make sense, but NOOOO!!!.... Common sense has no place in a liberal utopia such as Chicago.

So, as usual, I get to sit back, point and laugh at the assholes running the circus.

Lol!!!

6/28/2016 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a "hair gel" who works in 011 I'm glad I'll get OT over these whiny dinosaurs from 016. Don't like it? Bid into 011 gramps.

6/28/2016 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does this mean that only 018 cab work Michigan Ave moving forward?

6/28/2016 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Smithers, release the grievances.

6/28/2016 02:23:00 AM

I almost laughed out loud but it was interrupted by an unrelated cough following my chopped salad. Hilarious though.

6/28/2016 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Let the crying begin.
765B

6/28/2016 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is BS... Seniority means nothing anymore,fuck you EJ����What is it with this community interaction? I don't need any body to be my friend so fuck u with we have to build more trust in the community!

6/28/2016 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone hear about the 3 shitheads who stole an unmarked car out of HQ over the weekend?

6/28/2016 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous MAX OUT NOW !! said...

Who gives a fuck ?
Never worked it and never will .
Learn to live within your means and you will find peace . ....

----------------------------

I work it to stay MAXED out in deferred comp.

$1000 @ paycheck. $24,000 @ year (age 50 & over)

Are YOU putting the max into your 457 plan??
You BETTER .. you'll be crying when your pension pays pennies on the dollar.

6/28/2016 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if a computer program decides who is assigned to VRI or is it assigned manually by people in Special Events?

If it's done manually, it has to be a major cluster-fuck.. they will be making more mistakes and less senior people will get it.

6/28/2016 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!!! Must be nice sleeping with the top guy. Been a Lt . for ten mins and already working VRI not once but twice this month . I hate this POS dept. and the shitty leadership.

6/28/2016 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One word Grievance!!!!!!

6/28/2016 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear some of the newly trained and sent to the district civilian aides are already quitting. That didn't last long.

6/28/2016 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Dean finally blasts the liars and lying media:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-union-fop-president-met-20160628-story.html

The quiet lion finally woke up, keep it up dean "the phoenix has risen" "Atlantis found"

6/28/2016 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And word is a new order is coming out that you cannot accept any food or beverage without paying for it.

6/28/2016 06:20:00 AM
That is true, it was supposed to come down last friday, it was developed by doj, if your given something "no charge' you will be required to not accept it unless you pay full price!! Ruining another small benefit we had thanks rahm and exempt "fat cat club!"

6/28/2016 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just goes to show the citizens how short of man power the city is!! You use to have 347 patrol officers in 016th District & now the Tax Paying Citizens of the district are down to 200 POs. the FOP cannot condone a "Job Action" but if everyone refuses to work the VRI & other overtime working your day off, maybe the Dancer will hire the appropriate number of officers that the Tax Paying Citizens deserve. But the most important thing is that the officers will be able to enjoy the summer with their family! Remember that the city wanted to get away from the 6 on & 2 off since most of the CRs came on the6th day. Be safe officers!

6/28/2016 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love vri

6/28/2016 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you add to your rule section Scc? New rule if you don't wanna work VRI, special, or a side job shut the hell up. Quit trying to tell me or anyone else on here on how they should not spend so much or buy a shittier credit. When there is an organized boycott of said overtime opportunities then come talk til then shut up.

6/28/2016 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop all the crying nothing lasts forever!

6/28/2016 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous near north crier said...

So does this mean that only 018 cab work Michigan Ave moving forward?

6/28/2016 12:36:00 PM

Nope. Jimmy and Danny let other folks/people write taxi ANOVs when they take the four-hour lunch at "Hippo's".

6/28/2016 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous near north crier said...

Get the grievance forms ready.

6/28/2016 12:28:00 AM

Our new Captain has plenty of experience dealing with grievance forms. Stop in at Dublin's and introduce yourself. Don't be shy.

6/28/2016 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Is Lie-tenants really fair? Let's face it. Not a single gold star on this job passed a test to get their job. Only connections matter in crooked democrat Chicago, nothing else. And as in nature, what rises to the top? Scum.

6/28/2016 09:48:00 AM

The difference is the gold star's you're referring to were brought along using the merit option.
Fenner etc. could've gone the same route but they were so bold they wanted to achieve unheard of scores.
Therefore they secretly met with Gene Williams who spoon fed them the answers and woila they scored virtually statistically impossible scores.
That, in a nutshell, is the difference..... extremely cocky, brazen and bold.

6/28/2016 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mpact Zones......so the rookie POs get to work in the zones? Makes sense, pay then much less that a detective with thirty years otj. That goes for all ot in summer. Less pay for younger officers in busy districts, and phone all units.

Not to sound like a jerk, but if your a detective with 30 years on the job shouldn't you be in court all of the time. Why the heck would you need to work VRI any way. Stop being a greedy old timer. I've seen it my entire career, shake a few bucks in front of an old timer and they will do just about anything for the almighty dollar, even if they are already financially stable. Just pure greed. I know I am going to take heat on this, but I have 20 years on the job, so before you start calling me a hairgel or a short timer that can't get the VRI, don't do it because I could have gotten VRI anytime I wanted, I am just not greedy. The city will not hire more police as long as we keep jumping for the overtime when ever they implement some new bs program. The city does not give a flick about violating a contract, it is not their money and there is no penalty to the politicians or the gold stars for blatantly violating the contract.

6/28/2016 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night LIE-tenant Fenner/ Eddies girlfriend was working VRI at 61st.

She addressed the sergeants before they went downstairs to pass out the radios.

She said, "Tell your people they BETTER come in with activity. They are working for time and a half."

HEY LIE-tenant Fenner, Go Fuck Yourself you useless piece of shit!

6/28/2016 12:16:00 AM
Why nakia, "you better resign you cheater" this punk move ordering coppers when your nothing representing integrity,honor,or respect! Come on girl and your obviously making overtime at lie-tenants rate correct? Hope after your caught on rule 14 violation and terminated that the city goes after you to pay the ill gotten extra undeserved pay returned!

6/28/2016 11:31:00 AM

Her pet peeve is people checking off with zero's. If you check off with zero's two days in a row she wants Sgt's too write you up.

What really gets under her skin is when you are working OT and you come in with zero's. She say's, no way you should come in with zero's making time and a half.

6/28/2016 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


 MAX OUT NOW !! said...

Who gives a fuck ? 
Never worked it and never will . 
Learn to live within your means and you will find peace . ....



I'm at peace now, took the family to Europe, fattened up the college accounts, paid off the cars, all for two nights a month. Best babysitting job I ever had. keep it comin, I need more peace!!!

6/28/2016 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea putting cops on bikes in the ghetto. So the thugs will be able to run you over or make you target practice. I spent over 35 yrs. Out on the streets and I'm still amazed at our ignorant command staff.

The problem the command staff has is that our current command staff have spent no time out on the street. Our current command staff is like a welfare baby. They have been taken care of from the first day they arrive in the academy up until the current day and they will continue to be taken care of because of the failure of our politicians Daley and Emmanuel. The current command staff has never been in a district in patrol for more then 10 months. No experience in the command staff.

6/28/2016 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy for you to say. You aint on your 2nd marriage with two kids and a $300K mortgage. Along with the house you're still paying for after your 1st marriage failed. Oh, by the way,support and private school tuition for two kids from marriage #1. Wife #2 doesn't work, cause she doesn't want to. But she does drive a nice SUV, that I pay for.
"Live within my mean". Surely you jest, sir.

You should have gotten yourself fixed after the first marriage and her kids. So many coppers make that mistake and go out and get remarried and have more kids. That is not to smart. So, actually I have no empathy for you. You wouldn't need to work overtime if you would have gotten yourself fixed and maybe purchased a cheaper second house for you and the second wife.

6/28/2016 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell Eddie "Cheat you fair" Johnson he better ok this shit with Jamal Green !
Jamal said "I'm going to get you sucka" HA, HA, HA

6/28/2016 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
As a "hair gel" who works in 011 I'm glad I'll get OT over these whiny dinosaurs from 016. Don't like it? Bid into 011 gramps.

6/28/2016 12:28:00 PM

You're an idiot.

-fellow hair gel

6/28/2016 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha, I loved all the comments in the past about hey kid seniority rules blah blah blah. They loved how they were all getting the maximum days a month, well guess what, I work in one of the districts that has the most and biggest zones, looks like I'm in the money now! Aahahahahaha, that's a shame, looks like 016, 017 and inside unit spots and whatever other hiding spots people have been in don't have zones to work. Well it's ok, maybe if I want a day off from all the overtime I'll be getting now you can have a day to work on the second and third tiers. Ah this sure is fun. Go ahead and grieve, I'll happily work this for two years before that gets filed and ruled on... Plus fop doesn't like VRI anyways so they aren't gonna work too hard to make sure VRI is improved trust me

6/28/2016 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You absolutely can not change an already seniority based overtime time program that has been going for 5 years to suddenly now based on location and worst of all a "phone call unit"(Tier 2). The only way to do it fairly is to open up the entire gang/gun/sat team unit to bidding. Which we all know won't happen.

6/28/2016 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does NF show up on time as the VRI Lt? She would usually walk in late as a VRI Sgt.

6/28/2016 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone hear about the 3 shitheads who stole an unmarked car out of HQ over the weekend?

6/28/2016 02:34:00 PM


Shut the front door! Or gate as it were.

It did happen though. They no longer fear law. It is a learned response.

6/28/2016 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous There is a better way... said...
I am now retired...In 25+ years of CPD and numerous positions in various Districts, Areas, and Details. I never worked my day off unless it was cancelled, or worked any special employment. It seemed to me that the city knew they had you if you did. I did work some part time jobs on the side for a while but that only made me tired and miserable. We make a pretty good living here on salary alone, not including Duty Availability and Uniform pay, and overtime if you are so inclined.
My advice to any other officers is get your finances in line, and live within your means, and forget working your day off and leaving your family behind. I know it's not easy. Maybe don't buy a new car every year or so... Do you really need a bigger house? If fewer and fewer cops said no to voluntary overtime, the city would hire more...and family life would be much better. Trust me, I was there. A lot of people would kill to make 100K! And we still need more...I never understood that. If you say you cant do it, then the time will come when you regret not doing it later. We build the bed that we sleep in. Let the city hire the personnel it needs, and not rely on the greed of many officers who cant make financial ends meet. You wont be employed forever...So may God Bless each and every one of you. We are all aiming for retirement. We work to live and not live to work. Make the most of it!
I know some haters will respond with a lot of rage. Maybe those are the ones who need to slow down, and take stock of what they are actually doing. Drop the rage and don't take everything so seriously. Look around you, and stand beside yourself when you make decisions that have long term repercussion's.

Been there done that.



6/28/2016 11:18:00 AM

I agree!!! I'm retired and have a great relationship with my kids because they told me they knew I tried to be there as much as possible.

You only go around once in life, but it you do it right, once is enough!

6/28/2016 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the news regarding the shit going on in the airport. Shake my head thinking that our department of aviation police are not allowed to carry their firearm that they are trained with. We are such soft targets!

6/28/2016 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
As a "hair gel" who works in 011 I'm glad I'll get OT over these whiny dinosaurs from 016. Don't like it? Bid into 011 gramps.

6/28/2016 12:28:00 PM


One day you will understand what seniority and doing your time means. There are people in slower districts that spent 15,20, & 25 years in fast districts. I'm not knocking you for wanting the overtime but show a little respect.

6/28/2016 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you add to your rule section Scc? New rule if you don't wanna work VRI, special, or a side job shut the hell up. Quit trying to tell me or anyone else on here on how they should not spend so much or buy a shittier credit. When there is an organized boycott of said overtime opportunities then come talk til then shut up.
6/28/2016 04:42:00 PM

Yeah really. Jesus Christ, enough with these people. The only people I know not working VRI are those without kids or famlies and never take trips anywhere.

6/28/2016 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous There is a better way... said...
I am now retired...In 25+ years of CPD and numerous positions in various Districts, Areas, and Details. I never worked my day off unless it was cancelled, or worked any special employment. It seemed to me that the city knew they had you if you did. I did work some part time jobs on the side for a while but that only made me tired and miserable. We make a pretty good living here on salary alone, not including Duty Availability and Uniform pay, and overtime if you are so inclined.
My advice to any other officers is get your finances in line, and live within your means, and forget working your day off and leaving your family behind. I know it's not easy. Maybe don't buy a new car every year or so... Do you really need a bigger house? If fewer and fewer cops said no to voluntary overtime, the city would hire more...and family life would be much better. Trust me, I was there. A lot of people would kill to make 100K! And we still need more...I never understood that. If you say you cant do it, then the time will come when you regret not doing it later. We build the bed that we sleep in. Let the city hire the personnel it needs, and not rely on the greed of many officers who cant make financial ends meet. You wont be employed forever...So may God Bless each and every one of you. We are all aiming for retirement. We work to live and not live to work. Make the most of it!
I know some haters will respond with a lot of rage. Maybe those are the ones who need to slow down, and take stock of what they are actually doing. Drop the rage and don't take everything so seriously. Look around you, and stand beside yourself when you make decisions that have long term repercussion's.

Been there done that.



6/28/2016 11:18:00 AM

I agree!!! I'm retired and have a great relationship with my kids because they told me they knew I tried to be there as much as possible.

You only go around once in life, but it you do it right, once is enough!

6/28/2016 07:18:00 PM

I was somewhere in-between. But this guy has it right. Balance. Don't leave your family behind. You will live to regret it. Best of luck to all.

6/28/2016 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did EJ say...."the officers will give us more productivity", at today's news conference?
Did he mean quotas?...(of course he didnt!)

6/28/2016 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angelo welcomed a change in Chicago Police overtime policy announced Tuesday allowing officers to work extra hours in their own districts for those including what he said were 25 identified "hot spots" for high levels of crime. Yet he called for it to be expanded.

"Officers will take advantage of this," Angelo said. "It'd be nice if it was citywide and that every district had the opportunity to participate in working their days off." According to Angelo, there's not an area in the city where residents don't feel they could use more cops on the street.

Angelo said he had a meeting scheduled soon with new Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, "and that's probably one of the things I'll bring up."

-- DNA Info June 28, 2016

So much for the grievance. thanks Rahm!. Thanks Dean!

6/28/2016 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VRI
Very Reactive Inactive hahaha
Hey somebody pass me my sunglassses.

6/28/2016 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha, I loved all the comments in the past about hey kid seniority rules blah blah blah. They loved how they were all getting the maximum days a month, well guess what, I work in one of the districts that has the most and biggest zones, looks like I'm in the money now! Aahahahahaha, that's a shame, looks like 016, 017 and inside unit spots and whatever other hiding spots people have been in don't have zones to work. Well it's ok, maybe if I want a day off from all the overtime I'll be getting now you can have a day to work on the second and third tiers. Ah this sure is fun. Go ahead and grieve, I'll happily work this for two years before that gets filed and ruled on... Plus fop doesn't like VRI anyways so they aren't gonna work too hard to make sure VRI is improved trust me

You're going to be one of those idiots that gets jammed up working VRI doing something stupid, like chasing and fighting with someone over dope. Then you can take all your VRI money and lose it in a civil suit. Aahahahahaha. Trust me.


6/28/2016 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a problem.
I'll pick up supplemental and sit with junior from 011 and compare pay.
Ha ha!

6/28/2016 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck ?
Never worked it and never will .
Learn to live within your means and you will find peace . ....and the department might just do some meaningful hiring .

Easy for you to say. You aint on your 2nd marriage with two kids and a $300K mortgage. Along with the house you're still paying for after your 1st marriage failed. Oh, by the way,support and private school tuition for two kids from marriage #1. Wife #2 doesn't work, cause she doesn't want to. But she does drive a nice SUV, that I pay for.
"Live within my mean". Surely you jest, sir.


Jest?
Didn't you learn anything after the first life in paradise went down the toilet?
And #2 doesn't contribute??
You have to be kidding-this was a joke, right??

6/28/2016 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Watching the news regarding the shit going on in the airport. Shake my head thinking that our department of aviation police are not allowed to carry their firearm that they are trained with. We are such soft targets!

6/28/2016 07:53:00 PM

Guys like you need to stop posting sensitive security information like that in a public forum. Citizens, the media and ISIS reads this blog too. You are not the smartest tool in the tool shed.

6/28/2016 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let the city hire the personnel it needs, and not rely on the greed of many officers who cant make financial ends meet."

6/28/2016 11:18:00 AM

You call "hater" and "rage?" YOU quit spitting.

Let the city hire the additional 2000 officers it needs, and not rely on the burning out of many officers who don't get enough rest. Even one of our dumbest aldermen said that not long ago. You want perfect, politically-up-to-date, razor-sharp, instantaneous, ESP-type decisions on the street, well, it helps if the coppers got a little sleep. Not because of VRI or "greed" or side jobs, but I used to have to run on 90 minutes in 24 hours for months -- often interrupted even then -- and I can tell you you'll be staggering while "keeping it together" in your mind. This is not good for anyone.

6/29/2016 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Shake my head thinking that our department of aviation police are not allowed to carry their firearm that they are trained with. We are such soft targets!"

6/28/2016 07:53:00 PM

Even France just now started allowing officers to take their duty weapons home with them (!!!!!) and even got some special holster rigs for "police lifeguards," I would guess some neoprene material that will take the salt spray and wet and sweat. Better than an unarmed crowd bravely following a casual, barefoot, AK-armed Islamist up the sand 150 feet behind without even a wine bottle to throw, huh? (Tunisia hotel/beach jihadi massacre that shut almost all their hotels and destroyed their tourism industry in one go, to this day. Used to have 800 people in the hotel on a weekend -- today, still zero. Pool drained, furniture covered, waiting for...???)

6/29/2016 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The goal for the city is to get more officers into the shitty districts and do more with less.

CPD Knowing that half of the clowns who work VRI are dependant of that money so they will open up a ton of bid spots in those said districts. Once they get enough P.O.'s to bid in and cover the Zones 24-7, VRI will be gone and bids will be nonexistent.

Just solved the OT problem and have P.O.'s in the areas most needed!

6/29/2016 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous My kids are named Jesus, Maria and Joseph Junior said...

Yeah really. Jesus Christ, enough with these people. The only people I know not working VRI are those without kids or famlies and never take trips anywhere.

6/28/2016 08:52:00 PM

I've worked VRI every time.

I have two kids, alimony and a mortgage at the ex-wife's place and one kid plus Catholic high school tuition at the ex-girlfriend's. and I've been to the Target in Orland Park twice this week.

Double-wide living within your means is the only way to go boys and girls.

6/29/2016 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
As a "hair gel" who works in 011 I'm glad I'll get OT over these whiny dinosaurs from 016. Don't like it? Bid into 011 gramps.

6/28/2016 12:28:00 PM


Says the guy who wears an ear piece like he's secret service, wears all 5.11 police gear and has some police tats and a cool " 011 - west side" sweatshirt....

I guess you have to let everyone know you're the "real police"...


Strrroooookkkkkkkkeeeeeeeee

6/29/2016 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
As a "hair gel" who works in 011 I'm glad I'll get OT over these whiny dinosaurs from 016. Don't like it? Bid into 011 gramps.

6/28/2016 12:28:00 PM


One day you will understand what seniority and doing your time means. There are people in slower districts that spent 15,20, & 25 years in fast districts. I'm not knocking you for wanting the overtime but show a little respect.

6/28/2016 08:32:00 PM

Here's an idea why don't we try a little respect on both ends. Old timers were the new guys once!!!! New guys will be old timers before they know it. That's the problem with this department, we can't even show a little respect toward one another considering we are all doing the same damn job!!! Let's face it, nobody really respects us anymore, the least we can do is respect one another isn't it?????

6/29/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey lt.fenner! Remember the debate we all had in the acadamy trying to convince you that the city of Milwaukee was not a state as you believed?? Even as we proved it to you with a map of the United States, you still could not except it! Good god,you are still an imbecile! You deserve big ed! He appears borderline retarded..

6/29/2016 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Shake my head thinking that our department of aviation police are not allowed to carry their firearm that they are trained with. We are such soft targets!"

6/28/2016 07:53:00 PM

Even France just now started allowing officers to take their duty weapons home with them (!!!!!) and even got some special holster rigs for "police lifeguards," I would guess some neoprene material that will take the salt spray and wet and sweat. Better than an unarmed crowd bravely following a casual, barefoot, AK-armed Islamist up the sand 150 feet behind without even a wine bottle to throw, huh? (Tunisia hotel/beach jihadi massacre that shut almost all their hotels and destroyed their tourism industry in one go, to this day. Used to have 800 people in the hotel on a weekend -- today, still zero. Pool drained, furniture covered, waiting for...???)

6/29/2016 12:51:00 AM
This comes up periodically, insane they qualify like we do, 2 police departments at the airports why? Stop with our "special skills" the only "special skills" you need is to have "your guy" make the call to put you there! If you only knew the truth! As far as in another tread that the terrorists read this website do you really think or are you that stupid to think they have no idea what goes on?

The worst part the media is so complacent and rahm has not given them permission to investigate!

6/29/2016 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are not the smartest tool in the tool shed.

6/28/2016 11:44:00 PM


Are you joking? All the clusterfucks that have happened in Chiraq, unable to secure the Trump event, Officers improperly protected all the time, missing vehicles, Beach closings, Magmile children in charge assualting tourists, Boystown melee. etc.

Andy Frain was better organized and supported. It doesn't take a genius to figure out how doogy poo Chiraq is.

U SO PHonney!

6/29/2016 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what about the citizens in 22 , we need extra police officers on patrol to prevent criminals from other neighborhoods committing robberies , thefts of and from autos , burglary , theft of bicycles , packages from front porches .
We pay high taxes for very little police service , our beat cars are often used in the 20 and 30 sector .
Matt Oshea where are you ?

6/29/2016 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's face it, nobody really respects us anymore, the least we can do is respect one another isn't it?????

6/29/2016 09:55:00 AM

Let it all out Aretha, and wash your hands after you flush.

6/29/2016 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And word is a new order is coming out that you cannot accept any food or beverage without paying for it.

6/28/2016 06:20:00 AM
That is true, it was supposed to come down last friday, it was developed by doj, if your given something "no charge' you will be required to not accept it unless you pay full price!! Ruining another small benefit we had thanks rahm and exempt "fat cat club!"

6/28/2016 04:00:00 PM
-----------------------------------

Good luck enforcing THAT!!
When I walk into my neighborhood 7-11 and get my morning supplies for my grueling tour, the owner is nice enough to comp my cup of coffee. If these assclowns think I'm passing up my free coffee, you're high!

6/29/2016 07:37:00 PM  

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