Sunday, August 14, 2016

This Was a Good Idea?

We hope this is just an unsubstantiated rumor:
  • Whoever made the command decision to put 77 recruits in long sleeve shirts a tie, blue baseball caps, day glow green safety vests NO duty belts, NO ballistic vests, NO radios on the irons at the parade needs to be fired immediately.

    Ultimately Escalante and Johnson signed off on the order.
Amazing.

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88 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probationary does not mean risk their lives willy nilly !

8/14/2016 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous D-O-N-E said...

long sleeve shirts a tie,

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LONG SLEEVE Shirts in the fuckin' south side shit-hole heat and humidity ???

What a bunch of fucking SCUM-BAGS running this shit show.

I hope these recruits will learn a lesson FAST and sit on their hands for the rest of their careers.

8/14/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no words for the utter insanity of this.

8/14/2016 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing happened 10 years ago, who is surprised by this?

8/14/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't want to do anything that might be offensive to the parade goers or marchers.

8/14/2016 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, except that they did have radios. If they had vests, they were under their shirts.

8/14/2016 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would assume the dress code of long or short sleeve shirts would ultimately be decided by the academy staff.

8/14/2016 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW MANY ACTUAL OFFICERS (9161)
DO WE HAVE? Anyone know? -ish?

8/14/2016 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true I watched a bit of the parade on tv and was amazed to see them in long sleeve and ties.
It wouldn't surprise me if these brassholes didn't know how to tie their shoes.
Their so fucked up that they can't even be compared to a broken watch, the watch is at least right twice a day.

8/14/2016 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wtf!!! No way... Unbelievable what were they thinking???

8/14/2016 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

holy shit

8/14/2016 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If true, an example of how CPD will treat them in the future ...

ABCD (Ret)

8/14/2016 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuckers should lead by example.

8/14/2016 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Desperate, WTF

8/14/2016 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have failed the psychological exam just by applying to this nonsense job. Seriously. Join the military. Be a hero.

You win, media. Uncle.

8/14/2016 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't bother asking the Unit CO--PennyT--she has NO clue about the orders---it is all Georgas all the time, he proofs and approves all the event orders, and all changes are per HIS command, don't bother checking the org chart his spot is not above hers in the chain

8/14/2016 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I recall when I was a recruit we were sent out in KAHKIS. We were supposed to be with uniform officers but they took off to lunch and never returned. Kids gotta learn.

8/14/2016 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's The Department showing U very early in Ur career's that U don't matter as a cop. They'll shit on U!
Once U truly see what constitutes CPD Royalty that'll be one of the many kicks in the nuts Ull receive on this the best job ever.

8/14/2016 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe they had vests and radios. Obviously no guns, no arrest powers, nothing.

8/14/2016 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't be a target if you can't see them!

8/14/2016 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was amazed and p'ed off to see those recruits exactly as described. Long sleeve, tie, caps, and those shooting target traffic vests. Beside the fact that it was a sauna out there....

8/14/2016 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not entirely true. They did have long sleeves and ties on, which I guess all recruits must wear until they are done with the academy. Whoever the genius behind that idea should have to stand out there like that. But they did have their vests and radios, just no guns. On a side note, the group that took over the parade should receive an award. By the time the some attendees rolled out of bed and got there the parade was over. 3 hours start to finish, down from 6. Well done.

8/14/2016 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did have ballistic vests and a radio.... But still dumb.

8/14/2016 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It reminds me of the war movie "They were expendable". Hopefully the recruits left their wallets and sail fones at home and were told by their instructors to carry a ghetto roll in case they got jacked.

8/14/2016 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very dumb! Just shows fat head Ed and his cronies don't have a clue.

8/14/2016 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Previous idiots did it too. I think they even chased a man with a gun the last time. It's practice for future policing.

8/14/2016 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately for the recruits the only uniforms they wear in the academy are long sleeves. This is because of the tattoo ruling and they want them to look uniform. I get that. I also get the fact that it would suck for them to have to purchase a short sleeve shirt for the detail. They were (originally) posted along the route inside the irons. This is probably the safest place for them. Generally they only deal with people lined up along the rail and for the most part they were very well behaved. The part that was really messed up was when good ole Car 200 b(T-Dub) decided that when the tail passed to re-deploy them into the crown on the service drives west and west side. Again, no guns, no cuffs, no vests and stretched them out for blocks at a time.

8/14/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This shit started with Phat Phil.

He demanded to use recruits in khakis for all this nonsense to inflate the numbers so he could tell Shortshanks that he had X amount of officers out there.

Prior to Phatty, they only used the recruits who were in blues and had guns.

8/14/2016 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry "twice demoted" Williams at his finest yesterday. He starts moving around platoons of PPO's as if they were armed and had vests. Moving them into the crowd. Then worst of all making everyone stand around for 2 hours while they collected up the irons. This was probably One of the best Billiken Parades (minus the NOBLE contingent) that I've been part of. There had to be 1/2 the floats and marching bands as previous years and the Marshalls were keeping them moving. It was over in about 3 hours. The unlicensed food vendors barely had time to start cooking their salmonella laced chicken before the tail car came past and everyone left. I saw pounds of half cooked chicken being thrown away. Sign me up for next year. As long as Williams isn't in charge again

8/14/2016 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be fair they did have vests...

8/14/2016 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Williams riding around on that pimped out CPD golf cart with TWO drivers. He made sure he was out on the cart when N.O.B.L.E. And their group of institutionalized cheaters marched by. This guy is so clueless that he didn't know tact teams from recruits. Hint T-Dub, recruits were the ones in the long sleeves along the line of March. If you read the order or showed up at either of the pre-event briefings you would know. And if you had ANY common sense you would have stayed with the original plan of putting the recruits back on the busses after the tail car passed them NOT redeploying them INTO the crowd with NO GUN and NO VESTS. You're a moron Terry and have no business being a commander. You are a punk and would probably be running a dope tip if daddy didn't get you through the background check.

8/14/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department feels that it can do anything they want to recruits. Some years back they actually had all of the recruits shoveling snow from the CTA tracks after a large storm. Never forget that you have these hacks running government here, the worst run state and city in the country, run all for the benefit of the political class and their wallets.

8/14/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calloway and the bosses at the academy should have stopped this. But trahanas, our new C/O of special event planning knows best I guess. We have no bosses left that fight for what's right anymore. Or they don't know what's right which is worse.

8/14/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody gives a rats ass about keeping officers safe.

Just imagine if we did not have a union/lodge.
Post the BOSS-holes name it should be on the lengthy order on the floor in the commanders office.

You soon to be retirees could finally speak up but... I know it is all about getting paid and taking care of number 1 which was always you. DO me a favor and when you retire move somewhere nice and don't ask for favors running plates or asking for copies of reports.

8/14/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there and I'd have to say this years parade was better then the other 20 I've done. It was quick, the organizers denied all of the so-called "dance groups" that consist of 10 girls and a fat dude pushing broken down shopping cart full of speakers and a car battery. (And don't forget the fattest brother pulling the cooler of water for the girls. All of those were eliminated this year. I was surprised to hear that the last float as on the move at about 11:30.
There wasn't one call of "large group of teens", not one "citizen is saying man with a gun", not even one call of a fight. I think it was too early for the gang bangers to get up and the key was the parade was short enough to keep people's attention. In years past when the float count was upwards of 200, the teens lose interest at about 25 and resort to entertaining themselves by running for no reason, fighting just be cuz and stealing when they can.

8/14/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Pure idiocy.

8/14/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow

8/14/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this climate why would the department have anyone wearing the glow in the dark vests. They are making targets of police officers. Who makes these decisions? Unreal.

8/14/2016 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were fresh in our khakis, no vest, no gun for the Bulls Championships. We were told we would be INSIDE helping with any processing. The the districts thought they were getting the class ahead of us. They had their vests and guns. The academy didn't want to send that class because then they would be late graduating and were needed for the Democratic Convention. The districts were pissed. When we finally got back our classroom Sgt asked each where we were sent and what did we do. Some we kept inside, but others like myself were out in the street having rocks thrown at us. Some of the boys and girls in blue thought it was funny. They had helmets long sticks and shields and we had ballpoint pens. I haven't forgotten those assholes but I forgive them. What's old is new the only difference is that it's nice to read that people care about our new brothers and sisters. We old timers need to look out for them and they in turn need to listen to us crusty old fucks. Remember we are still here 20 plus years because we all did something right.

8/14/2016 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that my kid went to a suburban department. Makes just as much as a CPD officer. These idiot bosses here have no common sebse, no street experience and Eddie Johnson, you should hang your head in shame. You are a disgrace, Escalante should hope he gets that job at North Park.

8/14/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How About the inspectors going around harassing the coppers about wearing a baseball cap. Did they even read the order? It says "field uniform of the day". Nowhere does it say crown caps and if it did that would mean no cargo pants too. Read the order inspectors. Especially the part that says you too need to wear the reflective vests like we do.

8/14/2016 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are led by the most incompetent hand jobs I have ever seen in my 23 years on. Two more and I'm out.

8/14/2016 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Escalante is clearly an asshole that doesn't give a shit about anyone.

Except Glen Lewellyn of course.

8/14/2016 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If one has a tattoo, they all have to wear long sleeves

8/14/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Escalante got the job will be gone within a week

8/14/2016 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting..but i have yet to see the media report the number of arrests from the Billikin parade and after celebration. I know the trib suntimes channel 7 etc..always report the number of arrests at St.Patrick's day parades, Lallapoolza and other events..hmm? I guess everybody was well behaved.

8/14/2016 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They might as well learn early that this place is a retarded shit show.

8/14/2016 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No rights as a PPO! The City of Chicago has turned into trash. This is what happens when you vote Democratic!!!

8/14/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good training. Throw them in the deep end and either sink or swim. There is no easing into combat. It is sudden and brutal. Only the best survive which is what you want.

8/14/2016 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just shows you how short the Department really is because of a failure to hire and Medical roll abuse. They would put these kids out there in harms way to keep them from killing each other, officer safety be damned.

Thanks Rahm. You are a criminal.

8/14/2016 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are people surprised by this? It's been going on for a while. Even in the good ol tan shirt days. Standard shit at bud bilikin. The only difference is people wanted to actually be the police back then. And whoever is asking why these kids take this fucked up job today, it's because nothing else is hiring with this kind of pay and benefits. Remember, these new kids are apart of the gimme gimme gimme, I deserve everything generation.

8/14/2016 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just goes to show U how really STUPID these bosses are!!!
Hope all these kids hit the medical for being traumatized.

8/14/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised. That academy has been run by a bunch of asshats that have no better business running anything. PC being what it is, don't feel sorry for these recruits. They pretty mush do what they want in that academy. Can't make them do much of any physical activity, can't yell at them, no discipline what's so ever, and they think they're entitled. Half of those instructors shouldn't be there, you shoot off a live round showing some recruit weapons drawing in the hallway and what happens? You get dumped to driving school. Shooting skills taught? Yeah sure keep shooting until you qualify. I want lawyer!

8/14/2016 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing happened 10 years ago, who is surprised by this? 10 years ago, there was NOT multiple threats specifically targeting us by snipers!!

8/14/2016 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there, and talked to one... NO VEST, other then the lime green one and NO RADIOS... They raised questions to supervisor about saftey and were told that they are "at will employees" and can find a diffrent job if they do not like it

8/14/2016 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I would assume the dress code of long or short sleeve shirts would ultimately be decided by the academy staff.

8/14/2016 12:48:00 AM

Long sleeve shirts and ties for recruits was decided by Lt Sesso at the academy with Calloway. They want discipline with long shirts. It is all about appearance according to Calloway. The academy has cut in half the physical standards but they will wear long sleeve shirts and ties.

8/14/2016 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We work for some beauts. Some real beauts.

8/14/2016 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

long sleeve shirts
merit bosses do not know the general orders regarding uniforms

8/14/2016 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't safe enough for Rahm to show up.
Yet I'm surprised so many sworn came out to save their spots.

8/14/2016 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Chicago Police Department Uniform and Property U06-03-02
UNIFORM - PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER

ISSUE DATE: 09 September 2015 EFFECTIVE DATE: 09 September 2015
RESCINDS: U9161.100
INDEX CATEGORY: Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.

8/14/2016 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I qualified at Area North recently and while in my vehicle observed a couple dozen recruits standing in the back of the lot. Long sleeve shirts ties, ballistic vests and holsters with no guns. They got into marked squad cars and drove off for driving practice. It might not be the busiest area of the city but these guys were sitting ducks. Targets with no way to defend themselves. And by the way it was one of those "ozone action days" where it was in the 90's but felt like 110 degrees. So let's place these kids in a stressful situation high speed driving in shit cars with no a/c and make the where long sleeves and ties. Brilliant. Who's ever in charge of that shit show is a goof. When one of these guys passes out from heat exaustion and runs into a pole or tree this goof can explain to the family why he had their son or daughter dressed in Long sleeves and t tie when it's 110 degrees. It really goes to show there is no common sense among our supervisors.

8/14/2016 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One radio for every 8 recruits

8/14/2016 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Pigpen said...

Another brainfart by our under qualified leaders.

8/14/2016 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very bad idea, especially with all this anti-cop shit going on at the moment. I'm not surprised one bit thought with the mental midgets we have for bosses on this job. Get used to it kids, the department is going to shit on your heads for the next 29 years.

8/14/2016 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better yet. Why were we even there?

8/14/2016 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant wait till the DOJ cuts that crap out of training just like they cut out not having ppo's that arent even certified doing michigan detail for first month on the street. #safteyvestmatter

8/14/2016 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only marginally worse of an idea than requiring VRI Michigan Ave coppers to wear those silly bright green vests.
They're concerned about our safety alright.
Assholes.

8/14/2016 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Georgas total asshole. Escalante just a moron.

8/14/2016 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vests were under their shirts. Worked it several years ago and an unarmed recruit got into a foot chase with an on view shots fired offender. Doh!

8/14/2016 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were sent to a funeral on a cold day, since we were in the academy during the summer months and only a few had purchased jackets, we couldn't have jackets, just short sleeves on a cold morning in late September or early October.

8/14/2016 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were the FOP, I would tell them to hire civilians. These people are police, not prison correctional employees.

8/14/2016 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely no one should be surprised by this and it's been going on for awhile. They had told us a few years ago in the academy that once we had our vests they could send us to any detail needed.

8/14/2016 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then you wonder why nobody wants this shit job and veteran Officers are leaving as fast as they can!

FUCK THIS CITY!

8/14/2016 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Calloway and the bosses at the academy should have stopped this. But trahanas, our new C/O of special event planning knows best I guess. We have no bosses left that fight for what's right anymore. Or they don't know what's right which is worse.

8/14/2016 07:27:00 AM

I'm going with that they don't know what's right so how could they advocate or fight for it?
Trahanas! Bab's West! need I go on?

8/14/2016 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penelope can always say if I can go to an HBT job without my vest or gun the recruits don't need them either

8/14/2016 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our appearance needs to command respect, especially in front of shitbirds with no shirts on, Timbah'Lands and their pants below their asses!

8/14/2016 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


To be fair they did have vests...

8/14/2016 07:21:00 AM


And to be Unfair, they had no guns.
Brilliant.

8/14/2016 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello??? Running is now optional in the gym.

8/14/2016 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wearing my green vest at St. Jude

8/14/2016 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS, if true, should be a CRYSTAL CLEAR message to the recruits that once you finish the academy with your certification, LEAVE immediately. GTFOH!!! The admin and lack of leadership CLEARLY do not care about your safety!!

8/14/2016 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I qualified at Area North recently and while in my vehicle observed a couple dozen recruits standing in the back of the lot. Long sleeve shirts ties, ballistic vests and holsters with no guns. They got into marked squad cars and drove off for driving practice. It might not be the busiest area of the city but these guys were sitting ducks. Targets with no way to defend themselves. And by the way it was one of those "ozone action days" where it was in the 90's but felt like 110 degrees. So let's place these kids in a stressful situation high speed driving in shit cars with no a/c and make the where long sleeves and ties. Brilliant. Who's ever in charge of that shit show is a goof. When one of these guys passes out from heat exaustion and runs into a pole or tree this goof can explain to the family why he had their son or daughter dressed in Long sleeves and t tie when it's 110 degrees. It really goes to show there is no common sense among our supervisors.

8/14/2016 11:22:00 AM

Driving training on the north side is stressful and dangerous now? Get a fucking grip. If they can't handle that, they shouldn't even think about being the police. Omg long sleeves and a tie and they had to drive a car around for a few minutes? The horror! You're just an idiot. I do like how you tried to sensationalize your little rant by pretending they had no AC and were dropping like flies from heat exhaustion. I'm assuming they had armed POs with them. In also assuming nothing happened, despite your imagined scenario of heat exhaustion and ambush. There are enough real problems with this department that you don't have to manufacture shit to be appalled by.

8/14/2016 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"How About the inspectors going around harassing the coppers about wearing a baseball cap. Did they even read the order? It says "field uniform of the day". Nowhere does it say crown caps and if it did that would mean no cargo pants too. Read the order inspectors. Especially the part that says you too need to wear the reflective vests like we do."

You idiot, no one was harassed, we were told that D.C. Ryan told everyone at the "pre meeting" no one is to wear baseball caps however no one changed the Order which is why NO ONE WAS HARASSED nor written up....they mentioned that Ryan said no BB caps so watch out. All of this was way before the parade started.....damn you guys are dumb!

8/15/2016 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/14/2016 07:11:00 AM

You're dumb, tattoo order was rescinded months ago

8/15/2016 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the PPO's. This is only a taste of what's to come you will be treated like second class citizens and the politicians will only pander to the lawless citizens. Good luck in collecting that pension I'm sure whoe ever replaces the ballerina will squander it on a social welfare program. Stay safe go to school on the city's dime and get the frig out. ♠️

8/15/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, these new kids are apart of the gimme gimme gimme, I deserve everything generation.

As opposed to the "I ain't doin' nothing, but give me every VRI day I've got coming because of my seniority" generation?

8/15/2016 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe that Henny Penny is still
on the job.
How fucking disgusting.

8/15/2016 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Can't believe that Henny Penny is still
on the job.
How fucking disgusting.

8/15/2016 12:34:00 PM

Agreed.

8/15/2016 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
our appearance needs to command respect, especially in front of shitbirds with no shirts on, Timbah'Lands and their pants below their asses!

8/14/2016 05:35:00 PM

Especially by them.

8/15/2016 10:11:00 PM  

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