Squad Policing to End
Yet another of the supposedly "great ideas" dragged into Chicago after failing in New York:
- Effective the 12th Period, Sunday, 6 November 2016, the Bureau of Patrol Squad Pilot Program will be discontinued. The existing Bureau of Patrol duty assignment, roll call, and tour of duty procedures will be re-implemented in the 003rd, 012th and 24th Districts. To accommodate the termination of hte pilot program, members currently participating in the pilot program will be allowed to request to be placed in one (!) of the three (3) additional day off groups to which the Department must assign members.
This was the disastrous plan that assigned the entire District to Day Off Group 61, 63 or 65....except for front office, CAPS, foot posts, schools, and anyone else specifically exempted by the commander. This plan failed in New York over ten years ago, but somehow got implemented here....where it promptly failed. Funny how that happens.