Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A New Academy?

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday delivered a 2017 budget address he pitched as Chicago moving past its years of financial woes and the series of major tax hikes that accompanied them.

    Hundreds of new police officers will be hired, the city's 3-1-1 system modernized and a new Police Department training center will be built. To cover the spending, shoppers will pay a new plastic bag tax if they don't have their own, drivers parking near Wrigley Field will pay more at meters and delivery trucks will be hit with a new loading zone charge.
Wait...what?:
  • The city also will start searching for a place to put a new Chicago Police Department training center, a project the mayor said would be paid for with money from the sale of land that now houses a city vehicle yard. And Emanuel said the city would modernize its 311 system to request city services, an upgrade that "will be operational by 2019."
Should be a pretty cheap building - don't need a gym for Control Tactics. Don't need a driving area for Peak Performance Driving. Certainly don't need a range for Taser and Firearms training.

Just a few classrooms for Report Writing.....and one long hallway for running away.

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74 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the mayor and brass. Just remember today's rules make you tomorrow's victim. Here's your paper.

10/12/2016 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why even show up? Just make it all online e learning. Save tons of money. Speaking of, anybody read any case reports done by the new civilian desk jockeys. All I can say is holy shit. And You think some coppers are bad at case reports!? These people make the poorest of copper writers seem like Hemingways..

What do we know we're just brut cops apparently anyone can do our job.

10/12/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True That, that's funny but true

10/12/2016 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They city also realized that 1300 w Jackson is absolute prime real estate now. Word is they were offered a butt load of money for the land that the academy sits on for a development company that wants to build a 50 story mixed own/rent residential with three floors of business and mall space. The city yard sold was also prime real estate out on goose island, the new city yard will be built on existing city owned land of the old Kennedy king college at 67th and wentworth. Various rumors of a new academy are rumored from an area around ford city mall to a large chunk of land in 004 near the lakefront by the old steel mills. Not exactly central locations but why would the city care.. they are gonna try to find the cheapest most ghetto location to buy and maximize the money from the sales of those pieces of land.

10/12/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not get a few ideas for an Academy get in the way of who gets the lucrative contracts to build it !

10/12/2016 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just a few classrooms for Report Writing.....and one long hallway for running away."

Don't forget a simulated crime scene area where dozens of idiots can duck back and forth under the tape, motherf__ing the officers trying to work, and a small Bullhorn Range -- just a yellow line on the floor. "Protesters" blow your eardrums out at one-inch range, and you abandon the racist concept of "personal space," toughen up, and learn to take it. An occasional punch in the head -- no "militaristic" helmets allowed -- will keep you on your toes.

"Emanuel said the city would modernize its 311 system to request city services, an upgrade that "will be operational by 2019."

They'll not only keep that guy there -- the one who prioritizes calls from seniors freezing alone in no-heat apartments at -15 deg. by asking "How many chiluns you got?" -- but he'll be made a supervisor.

"Operational" is the word, my man.

10/12/2016 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of the college requirement we need some Officers with street smarts you learn everything in the academy and from senior Officers.

10/12/2016 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything is paid for with that guy-- everything except pensions

10/12/2016 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new academy...

I remember the Old O'Brien Street and I was there when ground was broken for our current academy.

Check out the College of DuPage Homeland Security Training Center. I was really impressed with this place and it is the only one like it in the country.

http://www.cod.edu/hsti/

Makes our current academy look like a cave with paintings on the wall of Neanderthals with bows and arrows.

It has a 50 place range that you can drive up to six vehicles on it. It doesn't rely on gantries that always break down and you can fire up to a .50cal rifle on it. They have a 300 degree floor to ceiling Shoot Don't Shoot Video Simulator and a 9-1-1 Dispatch Training Center.

Stay Safe. Daley/Vanecko could never build us anything like this.

10/12/2016 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't for training cops, it's a huge score for yet to be revealed connected developers, Walsh Construction, and McHugh Construction.

Current academy is a wa$te of prime real estate.

This story has nothing to do with training cops.

10/12/2016 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sale from the current property should go toward our pension since it sits on prime real estate.

10/12/2016 05:21:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Will it include a Safe Place?

10/12/2016 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is in Desperate Mode, and his interview with the Scum-Times last week showed it. 1. He realizes that the McDonald case has trashed his credibility in the Black Community, so he is appeasing them in any way possible. 2. He is about to give the most decayed Black areas an influx of City business. In the Interview, where he Blessed Us by promising to run for a Third Term, he stated that he was moving the huge Fleet Management garage facility at Goose Island, the North Avenue re-fueling facility to police, to Englewood. Apparently part of the deal for the Whole Foods in Englewood was to create an island of economic stability. So I guess the fantasy is for Guido who has his City job at Fleet Management, to now commute to Englewood from the Northwest Side! This of course is going to cause retirements, which means patronage jobs open to be dispensed, by Black aldermen. Expect the new Police Academy to also be developed in some abandoned area of the South side. Stimulate the Black economy with Public funds and expect Black Political Support. Here we go again with those Chicago Values! Democrat politicians have a way of being benevolent with tax-payers money, but they never spend their own, just other peoples money! Stay Fetal, Stay Fetal: Baby"G"

10/12/2016 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The current academy is on VERY DESIRABLE LAND in the west loop area & Rahm knows there would be a feeding frenzy to the right buyer comes along to develop the land... A realtor informed that ITS A GOLD MINE TO DEVELOP .. I'm sure one of Rich Daleys nephews are chomping at the bits to get the land !!!!!!!!

10/12/2016 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're going to name the new Academy, DeEscalation Hall.

10/12/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roosevelt and kostner!

The way to gentrify is to crush all the old buildings in a depressed area then build malls,police stations and schools.

Drive by and take a look. That beat is in the top ten for shootings.

10/12/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Valiant Knight said...

Long hallway for running away....😂 I think i just pissed my polyester pants....

Don't forget about the stop and kiss room. The feather tickle room and the safe space for when recruits gets yelled at by evil instructors.

10/12/2016 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also uniform allowances will be dramatically reduced for the purchase of a pair of bargain or buy one get one pairs of running shoes..

10/12/2016 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is like borrowing money to buy new CPD cars.

It's an afterthought, who would tell the Realtors in area they are going to build new city building before
owning the property.

prices of empty land will rase higher and city will pay thru nose for it.
As for using city property they have to go thru EAP clean up just to pass inspection and start building.

and we all know Mayor has some agreement with some property owner so the kick backs come his way.

someone out there tell me I am wrong

chicago way

10/12/2016 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The academy was told during the summer that the city decided not to build a new training facility. Now they changed plans? Numerous ideas were discussed but all were rejected. It figures when the right money was offered the mayor finally will agree to sell the property. The current academy is old and the community around the academy are not happy with recruits and the staff. It will take years to build and finish a new academy. In the meantime, the current facility will be very over crowded next year and staff will work 12 hour shifts leading to poor training. They desperately need another location for in-service training. AND new management!

10/12/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be silly. It will be a big beautiful new academy. It will be up to NYPD standards.

10/12/2016 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to be. Holy where the the old mercy hospital site is

10/12/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will dv urban realty get a contract? You know davis/vanecko daleys family who also got 60 million from our pension fund, gee wonder who approved that? did we get any back or is it all gone, "freely given on the backs of coppers some got none" will be the pension mantra in the future. Is there any investigation as yet? 60 million could of helped plug the health care being taken from retirees correct hauser? I called the pension board and think many should, why are we not allowed to vote on how "our money" is given away? Wait hmm the fire dept. stopped the gold braid bullshit years ago and our board said they ere going to do the same saving us millions but crickets!

10/12/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Academy will be in Engelwood. City is going to put some trailers on some lead fested land.

10/12/2016 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of the college requirement we need some Officers with street smarts you learn everything in the academy and from senior Officers.

10/12/2016 01:25:00 AM
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I don't care if they require college or not, but I just want them to hire some officers that have common sense and know how to write. I'm embarrassed for the department when I read some of these reports officers wrote. They look like they were written by a fourth grader.

10/12/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The malfeasance is relentless in this city. Referring to this city as corrupt is an understatement of the year. The country may soon suffer through extreme malfeasance that we as a nation may never recover from. The feds allow politicians to commit crimes that would make the mafia blush. Just remember, don't accept that discount cup of coffee, that makes you a bad policeman. This town needs an enema followed by a douche.

10/12/2016 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the failed Chicago State University? The city could buy the campus from the state and turn it into a combo training facility with the fire academy. They can teach driving techniques at the Secretary of State drivers facility next door. Parking and avoiding a Rahm cameras.
They could turn the old "House of Pain" the old Area 2 at 91st and Cottage Grove into a museum that can double as home to the polygraph unit too. They can have seminars at night on how to beef and beat
They could pay for this by selling the old police and fire academy sites to Daley connected investors or nephew and pocket the rest to give to Rahm's reelection campaign.
Perfect!

10/12/2016 09:00:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

9 1/2 is going to run for a third term again according to Tribune. Hope some one runs against him, that is of a high caliber instead of a machine hack.
Police Lives Matter!

10/12/2016 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure what they're doing at Homan but they've been cleaning up a lot of vacant space in there.

10/12/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the new academy come with new instructors? Or will it be the same ones for the last 20 years. Who tell their war stories to all the recruits who dont know better, that those slugs havent worked the streets in forever. Next powerpoint from the 90s please and front lean & rest for looking at me.

10/12/2016 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The building will need a large area for fire training because the politicians and "community" haven't rewritten all of the fire departments rules of engagement etc.

10/12/2016 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm won't spend one penny of sale proceeds of academy towards our pensions.

10/12/2016 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and Eddie have hired J'amal Green to be an instructor in the new academy..... never mind his felony arrests.

10/12/2016 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the police recruits get to slide down those cool fire poles?

10/12/2016 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not about developers or land values
It's about the idiot DOJ wanting a new academy. They believe better training will lead to better officers and less incidents on the street. The city has to give into the demands or as they say the recommendations of the DOJ. Simple as that like the did on the new hiring and promotions of additional sgts and lts. Don't make it complicated, the city either what the DOJ recommends or the CPD gets taken over by the DOJ Has happened in other cities

10/12/2016 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Rahm will build and build and build. Bike lanes, academies, bus reroutes. He needs to shake down donors so he can be reelected. And the reverends, protesters, BLM and activists will be taken care of.

10/12/2016 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just check some recent commercial real estate transfers for the past two years. Particularly around the 33rd & Pulaski or anywhere else where there's vacant, dilapidated acreage on the near southside. Look into mystery pop-up investment groups that scooped up some of these properties for peanuts and back taxes.
Then peel back the layers of those LLC's Capitol Ventures and ABC Investments to find the City Hall connection.
This came by no accident or revelation, 1300 W Jackson was outdated and poorly designed from the time it was built. The land was quite valuable far back as 1990 and probably increased 500% since. Daley even tried to pull a deal together around1998 or so as rumors swirled, even the old 012 District deal took years of wrangling to finalize.
Timing and hiding the new property owner takes planning.
We will hear about how some "State of the Art, Re-Purposed" land becoming available from some obscure and generous source, such a deal it would be foolish to pass up and squander the hundreds of community jobs it will create.

People are stupid.
To think that all of a sudden 1300 W. Jackson is outdated, too expensive to repair and overcrowded after just 35 years (it actually has, the recruit to instructor, plus administration and supervisors ratio is astounding).
What's planned for historic De Koven Street, notice any abandoned businesses and vacant building nearby?
Hmmm.

10/12/2016 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True. Our academy and training are out of date. DOJ requirements will be implemented.

10/12/2016 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is, private citizens from the community will be the instructors.

10/12/2016 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Well done, Scc!!
Well done.....

10/12/2016 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our current training academy will still be for recruits. The new academy will be for continuing training/refresher training.

10/12/2016 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Get rid of the college requirement we need some Officers with street smarts you learn everything in the academy and from senior Officers.

10/12/2016 01:25:00 AM
spoken like a true high school dropout

10/12/2016 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now is the time I can see Rahm and Eddy to have the aclu and blm goof come in and have classes on what they want from the police. Don't be surprised if something like that happens.

10/12/2016 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A new academy...

I remember the Old O'Brien Street and I was there when ground was broken for our current academy.

Check out the College of DuPage Homeland Security Training Center. I was really impressed with this place and it is the only one like it in the country.

http://www.cod.edu/hsti/

Makes our current academy look like a cave with paintings on the wall of Neanderthals with bows and arrows.

It has a 50 place range that you can drive up to six vehicles on it. It doesn't rely on gantries that always break down and you can fire up to a .50cal rifle on it. They have a 300 degree floor to ceiling Shoot Don't Shoot Video Simulator and a 9-1-1 Dispatch Training Center.

Stay Safe. Daley/Vanecko could never build us anything like this.

10/12/2016 03:24:00 AM

Chicago's academy has a brand new electronic simulator on the second floor. State of the art in simulations. But, no one around to use it. Again the academy leadership did not provide for training of instructors to use the device. WTF! The DC is a absentee landlord. They lost 2 LTS and the XO. Sgts run the academy.

10/12/2016 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Suntimes finally makes good endorsement Leslie over Susie (herbie city sticker fail) Mendoza:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/endorsement-in-a-big-proxy-war-leslie-munger-for-comptroller/

Now we need Republicans in landslides especially Trump who "loves the police!"

10/12/2016 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any old abandoned factories available? Bet there's lots across the city.

10/12/2016 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly central locations but why would the city care.. they are gonna try to find the cheapest most ghetto location to buy and maximize the money from the sales of those pieces of land.
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isn't that what they should be doing?

As for being a ghetto location its not like a police academy is an insecure place, or at least it shouldn't be. get a bulldozer and put some 20 foot berms around it. Better than a fence or a wall. Plant some thorny bushes or trees on the side of the berm and in a few years it is about as good as concertina wire.

Can get a lot of space for the money in an undesirable area.

10/12/2016 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out the Arizona state police academy in phoenix ,az now that's an academy

10/12/2016 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New academy gonna be built in a college in the suburbs gonna be a homeland security center with qualified instructors only no political hacks.

10/12/2016 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLM goofs will be writing some of the curriculum.
Fr. Faker will make numerous guest speaker appearances..... will the last one out turn out the lights?

10/12/2016 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why waste money on a new academy building?

Just put out a bunch of: "how to stay fetal episodes" and put that academy money in our pension fund!

10/12/2016 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

use homan square or one of the cps schools that ballerina closed
what did teachers receive

10/12/2016 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesnt matter all the political hacks from Bridgeport and mt greenwwod will be assigned there

10/12/2016 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The academy was told during the summer that the city decided not to build a new training facility. Now they changed plans? Numerous ideas were discussed but all were rejected. It figures when the right money was offered the mayor finally will agree to sell the property. The current academy is old and the community around the academy are not happy with recruits and the staff. It will take years to build and finish a new academy. In the meantime, the current facility will be very over crowded next year and staff will work 12 hour shifts leading to poor training. They desperately need another location for in-service training. AND new management!

10/12/2016 08:12:00 AM

I have an idea why don't the architects start drawing up the plans for the building and in the near future we can build it on the Englewood site of the new Mariano's that just opened up and will be closing in the near future

10/12/2016 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of empty Chicago Public Schools u could use?

10/12/2016 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK here is an idea, use some of the schools they were closed by the tiny dancer and then use one of the schools as a gun range and perhaps another school for a active shooters situation. There is a shit load of closed school that could be repourposed.

10/12/2016 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the DOJ wants better they need to start with bosses and instructers, not buildings.

10/12/2016 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I came on the job we went through the academy at 720 W. O'Brien. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter.

The building was also used as a hospital during the Civil War.

10/12/2016 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax, tax, tax... Doesn't work, money never goes to what it is intended to go to, thus, this Democratic Socialist Republic of Illinois continues to further dig itself into a financial hole. Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Alaska have no sales tax. Keep taxing residents to death Rahm, people and businesses will leave this hellhole of a city and look for greener pastures. This city is doomed to be the next Detroit for many reasons

10/13/2016 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>"Emanuel said the city would modernize its 311 system to request city services, an upgrade that "will be operational by 2019."

They'll not only keep that guy there -- the one who prioritizes calls from seniors freezing alone in no-heat apartments at -15 deg. by asking "How many chiluns you got?" -- but he'll be made a supervisor.

"Operational" is the word, my man.

10/12/2016 01:16:00 AM<<<

How much do you want bet that 3-1-1 will be answered by operators in India, or maybe the Daley/Vaneko branch office in Minsk, Ru.

10/13/2016 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the new academy have a parking lot big enough for recruits and staff?

10/13/2016 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There has been talk about the old Collins High school on the Westside as the police academy for some years. The present spot will bring big money and with v the 90 million he will have by stiff ing the retirees out of thier health insurance Rahm is staking up money to buy his way back into the heart of the black community for another run at the Mayors office.

10/13/2016 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it Fast Eddie is OUT and Granny is in. Yeah the same goof Rhaminator wouldn't hire to begin with. It seems she h as been sharpening her pencil with the revrunds and made promises to FIRE every officer with more than three complaints in the past six years. That means more hiring by the revrunds. The also will have more of a say in who the district commanders will be. Granny trumped Eddie with the exam scam and will be dropping Lt.s made from the most recent exam. Charges to follow. Somebody o Dylan started snitching to Granny about three weeks ago.

10/13/2016 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When I came on the job we went through the academy at 720 W. O'Brien. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter.

The building was also used as a hospital during the Civil War.

10/12/2016 11:01:00 PM


Funny thing is, we actually learned how to be the police there!

720 Alumni Forever.

10/13/2016 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Makes our current academy look like a cave with paintings on the wall of Neanderthals with bows and arrows."

Indead, the College of DuPage training facility does.

Here is a suggestion for Chicago

Instead of building a new academy and staffing it, the City, after successfully background screening applicants, send them out to COD-HSTI for their training. Upon successful completion they would be hired as CPD officers. Have them on partial pay during training.

They would get quality instruction at a modern facility. Fairly graded with less political interference.

Yes, I know the ridicoulness of this suggestion.
No palms greased for construction.
No phone calls getting spots for housecats.
No land deals to insiders at inflated prices.
No saving phone calls to save someone flunking out.
To far from the poor inner city applicants.

10/13/2016 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarcasm and sillyness right?

10/13/2016 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF ... a new academy is to be built...
some investigative reporter (as if there were any)
should check to see who the land was purchased from...
...and what is the ownership history...

Was it bought from a Vaneko by a Daley two years ago...
Then sold to a Vaneko for double to Daley and back to
Vaneko so by the time we taxpayers buy it is five times the original value.

That's that Chicago Way

10/13/2016 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Chicago's academy has a brand new electronic simulator on the second floor. State of the art in simulations. But, no one around to use it. Again the academy leadership did not provide for training of instructors to use the device. WTF! The DC is a absentee landlord. They lost 2 LTS and the XO. Sgts run the academy.

10/12/2016 02:03:00 PM"

I haven't seen the Chicago Academy simulator. Can it go 300 degrees and instantly change scenarios depending on the students actions?

No instructor training and sergeants running the academy. More examples of running this department on the cheap and wondering why people become involved in questionable shootings and everyone becomes fetal.

10/13/2016 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Makes our current academy look like a cave with paintings on the wall of Neanderthals with bows and arrows."

Indead, the College of DuPage training facility does.

Here is a suggestion for Chicago

Instead of building a new academy and staffing it, the City, after successfully background screening applicants, send them out to COD-HSTI for their training. Upon successful completion they would be hired as CPD officers. Have them on partial pay during training.

They would get quality instruction at a modern facility. Fairly graded with less political interference.

Yes, I know the ridicoulness of this suggestion.
No palms greased for construction.
No phone calls getting spots for housecats.
No land deals to insiders at inflated prices.
No saving phone calls to save someone flunking out.
To far from the poor inner city applicants.

10/13/2016 03:46:00 PM

Partial pay for recruits? What a jagoff suggestion? Recruits have to spend over $5,000.00 on uniforms and equipment before they graduate? COD does not teach anything related to CPD policy. The recruits still must have more training after they leave COD. COD is operating at capacity now and cannot handle a larger influx of recruits. There is a new curriculum starting in Jan by the state training board. Instead of 4 classes a year, COD and the other academies can only have 3 classes a year. The fight for openings in COD and Triton will be intense. Like it or not, CPD academy must remain open and train CPD recruits. It will take years before a new academy is ever built in Chicago. AND in 2017, the CPD academy will be severely over crowded.

10/13/2016 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt. P. Reader said...

I don't care if they require college or not, but I just want them to hire some officers that have common sense and know how to write. I'm embarrassed for the department when I read some of these reports officers wrote. They look like they were written by a fourth grader.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I have the pleasure of wearing a white shirt to work and read these reports every day. The most poorly written reports I see are written by officers who have been wearing blue shirts for 15 years or more. The college-educated recruits tend to write reports quite well. The content and required elements of the report naturally take awhile for them to learn, but the grammar, syntax and just plain readability of them is far better.

10/14/2016 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son is a suburban cop who attended the Cook County academy at Triton college because the metro classes at our acade my was full. I'm so glad he went there, no bullshit, a tough 12 week course and a few didn't make it. I will put him up against any one of our recruits any day. He works in a busy suburb and he could come here but has no desire. He makes a out the same money there and is treated humanely.great equipment, and many schools to attend.

10/14/2016 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me gues Englewood? Along side fleet management new building in an attempt to get the black vote with economic development?
I doubt anything will help a third term

10/16/2016 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put the academy in Englewood and 3/4 of the recruits will be flushed out.

What will happen is that the neighborhood SHs will provoke incidents with Probationary employess, goad them into cursing,swearing, fighting, drawing weapons, etc. Then file a CR# against them. And the Department will flush them right out.

And not to mention that their vehicles will be destroyed.

10/16/2016 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO:10/13/2016 08:53:00 PM

When I wrote that I was thinking that the aspiring officers would be in training there and would not have to have all the equipment that the CPD academy requires of them. Could they wear conservative business attire instead.

As for the reduced pay while training, I realize that idea has real shortcomings. The City floated that idea a few hiring cycles ago, saying "why are we paying them all this money to sit in a classroom"? The idea got killed when it was pointed out that the reduced pay made the job too low paying to take.

I did not know that the COD and Triton were in such demand for their resources and services. But I guess that is to be expected when one has good facilities and a reputation for a quality product.

While the City of Chicago and the Police Department need a whole new way of training new police, it would require such a tidal shift in the thought line running the City.

Like someone said : Chicago ain't ready for reform." (and never will be)

10/16/2016 11:12:00 AM  

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