Saturday, January 21, 2017

Transparency?

This might be interesting - Special Ed sent out a letter:
  • I have previously announced to you that we will be hiring and promoting additional officers, sergeants, lieutenants, and FTOs to provide you with the support you need in the field. To make good on that commitment, we will be promoting over one hundred new sergeants in early February.

    Currently, merit interviews are underway and, in order to be more transparent to you, we will identify those sergeants promoted under the merit process as well as their nominators.
That's half the battle. The other half is listing what makes/constitutes a "merit" pick. If everyone had a clue as to what the path was, we'd almost call it semi-legit.

The bosses girlfriends, ex-partner's, their spawn and connected folks having the answers still makes it illegitimate.

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178 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see who gets merit picked. Screw this police department and the bullshit fixed test and bullshit merit.

1/21/2017 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I know I won't be one of the merit Sgt's....I work in 009, and no one from 009 ever gets a merit bump.

1/21/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we have the merit info for all promotions now? Det, sgts and Lts? How about we go back and show all the prior lists going back to 2008 also?

1/21/2017 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit needs to end, pure and simple.

1/21/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that protest detail sucked... oh and that capt in 001 is a straight up bitch.

1/21/2017 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did the city get merit picks in the first place. Is it in the contract?

1/21/2017 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transparency is a liberal buzzword, as is transparency. Careful with anyone who uses these terms, they are playing the liberals " word games".

1/21/2017 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything associated with cook county, better yet--- Chicago; will never learn. We all have seen this already. Shit goes in, shit comes out.

1/21/2017 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-

Propane tank is thrown at Boston police cruiser and explodes in 'deliberate attack'

* Someone threw propane tank at parked Boston police cruiser during rush hour Friday
* Explosion set vehicle on fire, but an officer was able to move it in time to avoid major damage
* Police Commissioner William Evans called the incident 'troubling'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4141258/Explosive-device-propane-tank-damages-Boston-cruiser.html

1/21/2017 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Accountability matters on this one. Department was reaching out for individuals outside of the box for this merit process, to include FTOs, detectives and officers worth promoting this time around.

1/21/2017 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, time to fill those envelopes with "contributions/donations" for the rev's, aldercreatures and gold braided family members...

1/21/2017 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of transparency, is the main stream media going to report on the actions of the left’s pathetic children tonite at the downtown protests? The sniveling whiney brats pulled all kinds of tricks out of their underroos while they threw their little tantrums in the business and shopping districts. They took hammers to store front windows, set fires to trash cans with road flares, jumped on cars, threw fireworks, battered police and all this on top of the regular shit of blocking traffic and generally fucking up rush hour. A bottle of fire accelerant was also recovered from the crowd. But one thing became apparent tonite, 1st District finally has a commander that has the balls to lock the little bastards up.

1/21/2017 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I think they will use this? "He has Great Hair."

1/21/2017 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should also post their score and # they are on the list. So you can see how many people they passed.

1/21/2017 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But it is still The Chicago Way, and always will be.

1/21/2017 03:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'll never be legit. Carry on ditch diggers

1/21/2017 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...trying to be transparent with people who won't like you either way. Grow some balls EJ.

1/21/2017 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck that shit. U want to win us back. Voluntarily agree to lower all merit picks to 15 percent every class.

1/21/2017 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see if nominated really have to have worked directly for the nominator. Look for merit picks that never worked for the boss that submitted them.

The brothers Johnson, Georgas, Waller, Williams, Betts, Bradley are ones to watch.

1/21/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Transparent as mud.

1/21/2017 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ReRun you lost the rank the rank and file when you did nothing on Lt cheating exam,stripped fired more cops than McCarthy and Jody combined, associated with thugs that attacked one of our own, resign you are a cancer!!

1/21/2017 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They couldn't
Desk and HQ type have NO numbers!

meaning arrest or other real police type work.
People who work in an office know a civilian can do any of their work.
Hell we have civilian doing case reports and the funny thing is they are about the same quality as full fledged officers.

Oh and special Ed got the memo from the inspector general it was not his idea.

ED is not the brightest bulb and will do what he is told.

1/21/2017 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What?? Merit interviews are underway? No one asked me to put in!

1/21/2017 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170120/downtown/cop-car-with-make-america-great-again-hat-spotted-near-anti-trump-protest

1/21/2017 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All promotions should have some sort of activity, not just test scores. How many desk personnel and inside people make it,that's not fair. If there was an actual work load prerequisite I personally wouldn't care if merit was 60%.

1/21/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

The new White House website went live following Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, and it contained a bracing message implicitly directed to supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement: Your kind is not welcome in Trump's America.

“The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration,” reads a page on the website titled "Standing Up for Our Law Enforcement Community." It continues: “President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the public. The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.”

In case it wasn’t clear who and what the Trump administration blames for this “anti-police atmosphere,” the website clarified: “Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter.”

Given the endorsement Trump received from the Fraternal Order of Police and his consistent praise of police officers on the campaign trail, it’s not surprising that he feels revved up about being a “law and order” president who will defend the honor of the nation’s men and women in blue. Still, it was chilling to see such unambiguous evidence of his contempt for those who've protested against police violence—and the strength of his apparent resolve to snuff out their movement—appear on the official White House website just minutes after he officially became president.

How this contempt will be turned into policy remains to be seen. But insofar as the Obama administration was an ally to Black Lives Matter—and it was, if only through the Justice Department’s series of scathing reports on systemic racism and misconduct in police departments in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore; and Chicago—Trump has now promised, in his official capacity as the 45th president of the United States, to be its enemy.

Well at least this POTUS has the balls to say hes backing us up.

1/21/2017 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut the Supe some slack. He's obviously listening and at least taking some kind of action. We have to embrace progress. I know it's our instinct to complain and see the pessimism in all things CPD but you have to admit, this is a win.

1/21/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big deal, real brave to release this info now when it's accessible via a FOIA request anyway. This is more smoke and mirrors bullshit, the illusion of transparency and change. Plus, it's insulting to get emails from this guy about transparency and accountability when his fiancé is currently being investigated by the IG for cheating on a promotional exam.

1/21/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see. Last dicks list Pena's driver makes merit. Who's driver makes it this list? That's transparent.

1/21/2017 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025th District

Blanket CR # pulled on the entire 3rd watch. Slowly but surely the truth comes out. A white shirt posts a counseling form on a bulletin board. A blue shirt does not have access to it. So why do the blue shirts get in trouble and the white shirts do not? In all honesty, some of you jerks need to leave the FTO R.P. alone. Just leave the guy alone. Come in, do your job and go home. But for some of you, you have to constantly create drama.

1/21/2017 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a simple process, If a boss nominates someone who never worked for him is, his personal office pogue, relative or jocker they should immediately demoted. If the consensus of the nominees peers say "Ya he/she would be ok as a boss and did a good job as a grunt.

1/21/2017 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie MUST clear up the CHEATERS LIEUTENANTS list. Right now he has no INTEGRITY. I/WE has no confidence is is leadership which CPD is greatly lacking.

1/21/2017 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit promotion to detective only Period. Eliminate the rest. That would be really fair then.

1/21/2017 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same guy gets the "Merit" submission time after time and still no luck!
Give it up already dude!!

1/21/2017 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transparency and Credibility are quite different! Telling us who had Whack and the name of their sponsor for this bump evades the issue. WHAT CONSTITUTES PERFORMANCE WORTHY OF THE BUMP?One of my best friends is an FTO in a shit District. He is a Natural Born Leader, and was trained as a leader, since he was a Marine Sergeant. This FTO has the Medal of Valor and consistently guides and leads in performance. Too bad for him, he is White in a Black District and he is too outspoken to have any whack. One would think that being an outstanding FTO would be worth something, but on CPD it means nothing. What matters is the "Phone Call", "Chinaman", etc. For decades we have seen complete imbeciles get promoted, sometimes in Pairs. I can recall three (3) separate sets of Brothers and Sisters promoted to Sergeant and then Lieutenant from the same test at the same time. It is a virtual mathematical anomaly, impossibility; but we accept it! THIS IS WHAT PASSES FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND ALL OF THESE PROMOTIONS CITED ARE CHILDREN OF BOSSES OR CHILDREN OF BOSSES' PARTNERS! If "Bumps" are allowed to continue, they should be limited to ONE per career. AND SOMEBODY NEEDS TO LIST WHAT IT TAKES TO EARN THE BUMP. IF HEREDITY OR WHOM YOUR PARENT(S) PARTNERED WITH, LET IT BE UNDERSTOOD. Also note, the Police are supposed to be working for the public, and any Boss or Political Hack who takes a promotion and gives it away is Stealing from the Public Trust and the members of the Department. Peoples futures and the futures of their children are directly effected by that bump in salary. Somebody should be held accountable, for this stealing before our eyes. Let the "Sponsor" explain in writing for everyone, Police and Public to see, why someone has been chosen. A good BJ from someone who has been hiding at Headquarters her entire career, should not be enough for a promotion! Fu&k these Chicago Values! Baby"G"

1/21/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that I have four merit bumps, merit should be eliminated!

1/21/2017 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once upon a time someone wanted to make FTO a requirement to make Sgt but they would have found a way to cheat and merit connected. I agree that if Merit is never going to be a legit process then it should be eliminated. HOw is it that amoung the groups seeking to run for FOP office you have Rich Aguilar running for first Vice President? Isn't he retired? If so, then why would we want a retiree as 1st Vice President. We need to keep retirees out of the running. WHy would you kick Dean Angelo Sr out since he's going to be 63 and then elect another retiree, it doesn't make sense.

How is it possible that a candidate for merit that is in the top 10% in arrests and activity in a district isn't chosen for Merit? THis crooked ass system has to go

1/21/2017 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2017 01:43:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
They should also post their score and # they are on the list. So you can see how many people they passed.

1/21/2017 02:37:00 AM

Awesome idea! I think the rank and file have the right to know who they are dealing with. They will not do that though, it just proves that the corruption is real.

1/21/2017 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall an officer from the Academy that was made merit under Howard the coward Lodding.
This officer/merit Sgt. could call out cadence extremely well.
This officer could conduct an inspection of recruits extremely well.
Lied about everything.
Dumber than a box of rocks and little street experience but those two qualities mentioned got that officer a merit position.
I feel sorry for those that this person is now supervising.

1/21/2017 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They should also post their score and # they are on the list. So you can see how many people they passed.

1/21/2017 02:37:00 AM

Good point. The test is not that difficult if you actually study and learn the material. Still a tough pill to swallow knowing the merit hacks probably didn't even bother to study. Post the score and rank of each merit hack from the last 10 years. Hopefully posting their rank # will humble some of these assholes.

1/21/2017 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one from 009 gets the merit bump - you mean 009 get too many merit spots.

1/21/2017 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big class coming. Probably take 100 off the list. Congrats to all who make it off the list!

1/21/2017 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really?

Glenn White? What did he do?
Varrick Douglas? He can barely speak English.
Fred Waller? Ok. So he is a nice guy. What leadership skills does he poses?
Marc Moore? Him and Dougkes can have a conversation where neither is speaking a recognizable language.
Spradley? Fucking racist fuck.


Oh yea..... the whites,too. Chambers, Gusty, and the hicpsanic - Liiebas. He is telling everybody he is the next Capt. Merit Sgt/Lt/Capt. All three are dumber than used condom.

1/21/2017 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How did the city get merit picks in the first place."

Short answer, those either too dumb or too undisciplined to study, bitched and moaned.

1/21/2017 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are doing interviews to show it is legit. What a bunch of s---. Look at the list when it comes out it will be more of the same. Just like when the complaint was promotions were from units. They put a guy in a district for six months to cover their ass. We are doomed, stay fetal.

1/21/2017 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 012 it's no secret who was picked for meritorious (E.C 3rd Watch and P.E Caps). The most unqualified. No street experience, no knowledge of what it means to have integrity. No patrol experience at all! Enough of the incompetent chosen. Let's see what both of their resumes look like. Meritorious board should be aware that Commander Kulbida made a mistake!

1/21/2017 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

Interesting, I was in the military and in order to be advanced like this, you basically had to perform at a legendary level. Regarding exams, we all had the same study material and the exams were giving to us sealed and there were armed personnel watching. The test scores were the only way you advanced and your evaluations of course.

1/21/2017 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous 20 and Out! said...

How about a list of People who already have the answers to the test...Now that would be something!
I would like to compare that list with the list of merit hacks who don't even bother to take the second half of the test...And still get promoted.

#HQ's code of silence...

1/21/2017 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Speaking of transparency, is the main stream media going to report on the actions of the left’s pathetic children tonite at the downtown protests? The sniveling whiney brats pulled all kinds of tricks out of their underroos while they threw their little tantrums in the business and shopping districts. They took hammers to store front windows, set fires to trash cans with road flares, jumped on cars, threw fireworks, battered police and all this on top of the regular shit of blocking traffic and generally fucking up rush hour. A bottle of fire accelerant was also recovered from the crowd. But one thing became apparent tonite, 1st District finally has a commander that has the balls to lock the little bastards up.

1/21/2017 01:41:00 AM
______

And after all that, what did they accomplish. Absolutely nothing.

1/21/2017 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see if nominated really have to have worked directly for the nominator. Look for merit picks that never worked for the boss that submitted them.

The brothers Johnson, Georgas, Waller, Williams, Betts, Bradley are ones to watch.

1/21/2017 06:26:00 AM


Good point, and the identification of the merit picks and their sponsors should be the standard from now on. After that, grow up.

Out in the real world it is all merit! You don't test for promotions at Apple or Exxon. You work for the right person or you get noticed on the right project and you get noticed. Let me tell you, looking at it from the outside, you have a sweet deal there. From the sound it, between merit and the anointed ones, you still get about a 50% chance to study and do well on a test. That's WAY better than the rest of the world.

Take the transparency. Keep up the pressure. Enjoy what you do have and stop complaining. If you concentrate on this negative, you'll be miserable.

1/21/2017 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about self nomination or nomination by acclamation. I think an option to vote for whom you'd like to work is a worthy idea. And if u want transparency, let all those who think they are worthy apply. But have some fucking standards. Not just "related to whomever," or "sleeping with the boss."

1/21/2017 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like "Merit picks" at all. But I do say that the CFD union has a better clause in their contract.
It states that the person needs to be nominated BEFORE the test is given. The union has the list
Of names before the test is given. You must complete both parts of the test and have a passing grade.
Plus the union is given a list in numerical raked order of everyone who completes the test and is on the list.
Then you know where they really landed, and how far they have jumped.

Oh pulse they have 16% merit. If merit is used, then the equivalent of 16% of total people promoted get promoted
Before the next list is posted.

Ex: the city promotes a total of 200 people to captain. And use the merit only once. The city would have to
Promote the next 32 people in ranked order before posting & using the new list.

1/21/2017 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ed:
What about transparency and accountability on that Lie Tenant exam scam? You know the one where Gene Williams gave your bedmate the answers and coached her resulting in her scoring astronomically high?? What about some accountability and transparency there Ed?
Until then I don't believe a word you say.

1/21/2017 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2017 06:51:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
ReRun you lost the rank the rank and file when you did nothing on Lt cheating exam,stripped fired more cops than McCarthy and Jody combined, associated with thugs that attacked one of our own, resign you are a cancer!!

1/21/2017 06:53:00 AM

I agree.
FatHeadEd is a huge demoralizing albatross around the proverbial neck of the CPD.

1/21/2017 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see this article from yesterday? "Alderman demands Emanuel relax police hiring standards now". Lowering standards is always such a good idea when trying to Improve a police agency.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/alderman-demands-emanuel-relax-police-hiring-standards-now/

1/21/2017 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A chief calls a lowly commander and tells them put my nephew in. The report will only show the commanders name.

Do you honestly think special Ed s name will be anywhere on a merit list???
The man thinks he is out smarting the inspector generals office.

And why are the names of the people who apply for merit not listed anywhere?
FOP could then compare actual applicants by schooling,race,age,sex and time on job.

DEAN,DUCKHORN,DONAHUE DOUGHTERY anyone listening...

1/21/2017 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about tell us how someone became a commander

1/21/2017 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of the new Capt's will be picked from the group of Merit Lt's? I bet at least 70% of the Capts are merit Lt's

1/21/2017 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit promotions are not necessary a bad thing as long as they are transparent and criteria are meet. With any merit promotion it should be agreed by union and management.Things to take into account should be time in grade, education and evaluation.

1/21/2017 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have respected fat head Ed if he would have just promoted wheezie by merit than give her and the other NOBLE idiots the answers.

1/21/2017 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the problem with just promoting off of the list!? Why give a test in the first place only to make 20 and 30 percent of the people merit? Every other department promotes everyone starting from # 1 and working down the list. Merit should just be abolished, because it's such a corrupt process in Chicago to begin with. It's sickening to see how so many people have sometimes double merit promotions during their careers. If merit stays, then only one merit promotion per person should be given and it should only be 5 or 10 percent per class....not this 20 and 30 percent bullshit. So many people have missed out on promotions over the years because of merit hacks taking their spots in classes they should have been in. The corruption in this city is sickening.

1/21/2017 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Merit needs to end, pure and simple.

Sadly, I agree. We have a lot of great cops on this department who would make great leaders who don't test well or like to take their time when testing or whatever the reason may be. But the merit system is a broken joke and needs to go. Rework the testing system and base some of it off an officers experience, where he/she has worked, how long and how much time they spent on the streets. Just because someone is book smart does not mean they are smart, just look at the currant demonstrators, most are upper middle class college educated white kids without a clue.

1/21/2017 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Popolo said...

Doing what you said you'd do is a good start. Lowering merit picks to 10% and clearly defining/ establishing what constitutes merit should follow. Merit picks should not be because of who your family is, not the politician you run errands for, not the community organization you belong to, not who you're dating.... I think the Supt office got word FOIAs on past merit lists going back years in the works. It can't be hidden either. It's in individual personnel files.... I thinking posting a merit picks original score/ranking on the exam is not unreasonable. Lower merit picks....
If there's any doubt it's a broken system just ask some of the thousands of POs that took the last detective promotional exam. The proctors stated at the beginning of the second part that whoever was going to go the merit route didn't even have to bother taking the second part of the exam. Some people actually got up at that point and submitted their incomplete exams knowing the fix is already in. This could be verified by hundreds...

1/21/2017 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can they also post the list of the "top scorers" that were given the answers and which boss gave it to them.

1/21/2017 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

009 has had plenty of merit picks, start with your most recent Sgt that made Lt.

1/21/2017 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he going to post the first four classes of LT. that made it meritoriously? Will he be COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT on this? Same with the Sgts.

1/21/2017 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that makes it merit should proudly show their work record/resume , unless of course they are embarrassed because they don't have a work record/resume to stand on. So, secretaries, drivers, and side-pieces are probably not happy about this! It will be nice to see some good people slide in there instead of the norm...

1/21/2017 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit sucks and cheating is criminal

1/21/2017 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook county politicians complain to many people of color in jail . Lock up these white protestors charge them with most serious crime and let out judges sentence them to one week in cook county jIl This will stop the suburban snowflakes from causing problems in Chicago

1/21/2017 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of the tests all together. Hardly any other law enforcement agency uses a test to determine who's most qualified. The military doesn't use a test. Big business doesn't use a test. The reason is because a test can't determine leadership ability. I'm tired of all the brainiac Sgts off the "List" not knowing the phone number to Felony review. Put that question on the test. If you don't get that right, you don't move on.

1/21/2017 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More drama for everyone to sift through. EJ merit is not the issue you lost the troops when you started stripping officers to appease the protesters, and when you turned a deaf ear to the Lt's test scandal. Now you're scrambling and trying to please everybody. This is disgusting and embarrassing. Majority of the officers under your command do not respect you and now you're about to lose the last of the working officers by posting their names to appease the cancers of this department.

1/21/2017 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when " Merit" promotions started. It has succeeded beyond my expectations in ruining the department. Exempts that cannot pass a test, have trouble with the English language and are generally incompetent. But, they have all of the diversity possible, completely incompetent but diverse. Outstanding.

1/21/2017 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does merit really matter? Clouts will score better given the answers

1/21/2017 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This job is phony as shit. Always has been , always will be. 33 years ago I knew guys with 40 years on saying it was always phony so I can account for 73 years at least and I doubt the 73 before that was on the up and up.

1/21/2017 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should hold up all merit until a full review is done. It is more apparent that this justice department report means nothing to city hall or the police department.

1/21/2017 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transparency is the empty space between the ears of Jugghead 28 Years a Special Ed's head.
If Special Ed has the Questions then he has Answers.
Giving special tutoring to select candidates makes an exam look legitamate.
Chumps spending thousands of dollars for study groups run by the former bosses is easy money for them, selling you the idea that you'll score in the upper 1% even though there are 500-800 or more in those groups.
I'm certain a 3 year po that never read a GO since the academy could take a Sgt exam and pass a CPS level dumbed-down Part 1.
Many of us who've taken these exams over and over again seen no-show empty seats and those who left shortly after the attendance was taken.
Nobody should be surprised that upper 10 percentiles are pass over for 80 percentiles.
Besides naming Merits and Sponsors, how about Scores and Rank Order.
Even High Score Merits have a right to know which Low Score Merits jumped 500 spots over them.
Maybe that's why Merits wind up in cubicles, desks and units, because they have no street skills.

Police for Fair Promotions needs to be resurrected.

1/21/2017 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's post how many commanders, captains, deputies, former first deputies and former superintendents are connected to fraternities,
well-known religious leaders and aldercooks. Once you open that door you might as well go all the way stupid or you're not being transparent. You're just sacrificing the little fish for the big fish like Rahm. 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟 EJ you're totally out of touch and disconnected.

1/21/2017 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD tech worker accused of selling officers’ personal info

An NYPD computer technician was busted for selling officers’ personal information, authorities said Friday.

Idahosa Ighodaro, 37, is accused of dealing data — including Social Security numbers — to a confidential informant in November and December of last year, according to court papers.

Ighodaro gave his buyer a thumb drive with sensitive information on 4,760 NYPD officers and job applicants on Nov. 25, authorities said

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nypd-tech-worker-accused-selling-officers-personal-info-article-1.2952112?cid=msn

1/21/2017 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit will change when you pansy officers start to sue! Plain and simple. The city only understands liability. This is still an al Capone state and the Mob will find a way to take care of theirs... You guys saw the report was true when they said they had a merit system only the chosen few knew about. This is why the "chosen ones" never get caught. Sue sue sue. Shit this would be only Merit and clout like the burbs if it was not for the lawsuits.

1/21/2017 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have to wear different color uniforms so you can see them everyday as merit. They should wear them proud if they are so deserving of merit promotion.

1/21/2017 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see who gets merit picked. Screw this police department and the bullshit fixed test and bullshit merit.


@@@

I have no doubt u were one who was yelling for years to out the merit picks. Now you got it so it's no longer about that now it's the fault of the test. Some people on this job are just so miserable it's unreal. Listen goof, you failed the test. You didn't study hard enough and guarantee went into it thinking you got so much time on the job that you just deserve it and you are the best copper out there because you used to work back in the day blah blah blah. Well guess what, kids with 3,4 and 5 years on who actually studied and took it all seriously are making detective and Sgt and you are stuck miserable in moms basement. If you wanted it that bad you should have studied. There are almost ten kids in the detective class with 3 years on. Just kids on the watch yet the scored well enough for the first class. They aren't dollies or bosses kids just three year nothings. Why did they make it?? Because they studied. You didn't. Leave you miserable prick.

1/21/2017 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see who's 1006 nominator .. Should be tarred and feathered!

1/21/2017 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not transparency! Transparency is listing the qualifications for meritorious promotions.

1/21/2017 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You summed it up pretty nicely SCC. Who nominates whom is only part of the information required for transparency. Merit promotions makes sense on their face, but when the practice is hiding WHAT the requirements of "merit" is, well, that destroys the CONCEPT.

And that right there is the REAL story. Those who run the unions from the political standpoint see "merit" as something to destroy and that is why they do the things they do to it. Some folks really see a civil servant union as a means to a free paycheck while 'other people' do the real work and they make the same money as those who are do nothings. These people hate, despise, the word "merit" and everything it stands for. They WANT everyone to hate merit anything!

One step here kills SOME of the most obvious "merit" promos because someone having to OWN nominating a FOOL is itself a deterrent. That is "better" than them hiding the WHO. Keep PUSHING you guys, knowing we regular folk are behind you pushing too. Slice wide open the belly of the beast!!!

1/21/2017 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very NOBLE.

1/21/2017 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well, I know I won't be one of the merit Sgt's....I work in 009, and no one from 009 ever gets a merit bump."
Hahahaha!!! Nice one!

1/21/2017 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..saw the movie Hancock recently..not liked, not cordial ,not politically correct, sort of like our new POTUS..but something the people were waiting for.

1/21/2017 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Hey where has Garry been? No morning news shows, no radio interviews and so on. Garry got the hint to STFU! The Jackson fiasco is going to get interesting!

1/21/2017 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Wheeeeezzzzzeeeeeee. ( Supt's Girlfriend ) take it to the bank........

1/21/2017 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if a merit person is the greatest person in the world or the best copper ever, merit still causes resentment.

1/21/2017 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

I just wonder if the transparency will include aldermen, reverends ,community groups, and whatever asshole has the mayor's ear

1/21/2017 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Water cannons, bean bag shotgun rounds, and scuba tank sized pepper spray tanks will restore normalcy in a jiffy.

1/21/2017 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic. Saw a sign at the anti-trump protest yesterday that really summed up how these leftist think. "AMERICA NEVER WAS GREAT".

1/21/2017 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more participation trophies for children's sports. We need to instill in our children that work ethic, dedication and striving to be the best will always be rewarded. The same can be said for any kind of public aid. Sitting on your ass playing xbox does not entitle you to the same lifestyle as those who worked their way through school and successfully landed a well paying job because of the skills they worked hard to acquire. No more free rides. Public assistance of any kind will only be granted to those who hold down a 40 hour a week job. That includes any CPD officers fired for cheating.

1/21/2017 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing ever LEGIT coming from this BOZO , PLEASE

1/21/2017 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any of this had teeth there would be indictments, firings, demotions etc already. Instead it was a wrapped up before Obama was ousted and here we are... left with some lip service and business as usual. Great, they will show who was merit. Will they show who had a helping hand making it with a good score? Like a few LTs? Some real heavyweights aren't merit... they are given a way to score well. I don't trust anything in this god forsaken dept and can't wait to leave. And I know I'm in the majority.

1/21/2017 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Blanket CR # pulled on the entire 3rd watch. Slowly but surely the truth comes out. A white shirt posts a counseling form on a bulletin board. A blue shirt does not have access to it. So why do the blue shirts get in trouble and the white shirts do not? In all honesty, some of you jerks need to leave the FTO R.P. alone. Just leave the guy alone. Come in, do your job and go home. But for some of you, you have to constantly create drama.
1/21/2017 08:27:00 AM

Fuck him and fuck you. Do you want to work with him? Then volunteer and go ahead. Otherwise, Wlit works out perfectly for most of us blue shirts on the watch. The FTO will end up getting shipped off to 017 or 020 where he can be someone elses problem. Sorry for the drama but the guy is borderline retarded and a hazard.

1/21/2017 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the post that there are way too many merit spots promotees. 30%for Sergeant! Unfortunately most of those go to the politically connected or family related. 10% at the maximum should be enough and those spots should be for exemplary service. What you know not who you know. I would also suggest promoting the top 100 scorers strictly from any test lists before merit promotions are even allowed. Only one merit promotion per career! Otherwise how can we say we have the best and brightest leadership? The Supt kept saying at all the police town house meetings that the merit promotees and their sponsors will be listed on the promotion order. I didn't see that on the detectives order and am waiting to see if it happens on the Sergeant promotions. Media, ACLU , anybody. FOIA the promotions for the past decade. How many bosses are there with double and even triple merit promotions? Undeserved merit promotions are further destroying the Department from within.

1/21/2017 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck that shit. U want to win us back. Voluntarily agree to lower all merit picks to 15 percent every class.

How could Rahm control CPD if the majority of bosses made it on score??

1/21/2017 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have to wear different color uniforms so you can see them everyday as merit. They should wear them proud if they are so deserving of merit promotion.

1/21/2017 02:25:00 PM


I'm in favor of a scarlet M on the forehead.

1/21/2017 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure you can score a merit bump in 009, all you need is a family connection and tell biggest drama stories from your big pinches that you get from detective division after walking across the front desk from tact office. For details see 865 or whatever he does in 008. Cant miss him, size 14 shoes

1/21/2017 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beside transparency, merit, secret study groups with blatant cheaters given answers. I think an important issue is the 300-350 mark that the department generally cuts off the list at. This makes absolutely no sense to me, except that it enables the next generation of merit and cheaters promotions. Many departments go through the list way beyond this. I'd be a Sgt. or detective by now in other major cities. 20 yrs. ago I scored (my best score) 650 on the Sgt. test. Members need to be informed before taking a test what the cut off number is.

1/21/2017 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit is not about promoting "good leaders" its about racial disparity in the supervisory ranks. Equality of outcome. 32% of the population is black then 32% of the white shirts must be black. The City seeks to hire based on racial breakdown has nothing to do with expertise or quality of leadershit or police work. Attend any budget hearing .... educate yourself.

1/21/2017 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when ten grand to the alderman could buy you chevrons,I just couldn't muster the cash with all the dames, drinking and gambling at the sperm club...

1/21/2017 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll keep this simple for some of you morons. The.Test.Is.Fixed....so merit doesn't matter. It is a boot strap for people to stupid to memorize the answers. A few normals will always be allowed through to make it seem legitimate. Merit or getting rid of merit won't do anything. Patronage jobs are too important to the way things are run here. The powers-that-be can't afford not to steal high wage jobs.

1/21/2017 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I would have respected fat head Ed if he would have just promoted wheezie by merit than give her and the other NOBLE idiots the answers.

1/21/2017 11:34:00 AM

Why waste a merit pick when you can give some the answers AND still make a merit pick.

1/21/2017 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other half of the battle is The ILL. National Guard coming in. Kid cloves are coming off. Take back your city. God bless True News USA. Hope to read you again sunshine.

1/21/2017 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By this point the state police must have said fuck this we are out numbered. A shoobie doo to doo. Chase this. Saves on fuel.

1/21/2017 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start now, list everyone from top to bottom who is active and who has been promoted to merit. You will not be surprised how many are double and triple merit. From now on only one bite of the merit apple. Merit can be a good thing, but not in Chicago because it gets abused. Everyone talks about passing a test, what is passing. If you score in the top 10% I think that is passing, but they all do not get promoted. Just because you can pass a test does not mean you will be a good anything. I want some one who has my back, stand up for us police officer's.

1/21/2017 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Cut the Supe some slack. He's obviously listening and at least taking some kind of action. We have to embrace progress. I know it's our instinct to complain and see the pessimism in all things CPD but you have to admit, this is a win.

You my friend are an ass clown, what planet on Eddie's melon are you from? The Supt. Has sold his soul to Rahm

1/21/2017 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would've put in for a merit spot but I don't kiss ass and I know our commander will probly put his secretary in again.

1/21/2017 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post what is meant by merit. Merit on the Dept. is like a dirty little secret. Use test score, education, time on the job, activity. What have you done as an individual bring to the table that is deserving for a merit spot. Listen the problem most of us see is that a lot of the supervisors top to bottom do not have any experience. I rather have an experienced copper on the scene with me, then some kid who passed a test and does not know how to act on the street or is afraid of his own shadow. Our great union will not do anything about Merit, they do not even want to talk about it, that should tell us maybe they are getting something out of it. The interview part of the Merit process is just protecting the city's butts. That is all bullshit too

1/21/2017 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Blanket CR # pulled on the entire 3rd watch. Slowly but surely the truth comes out. A white shirt posts a counseling form on a bulletin board. A blue shirt does not have access to it. So why do the blue shirts get in trouble and the white shirts do not? In all honesty, some of you jerks need to leave the FTO R.P. alone. Just leave the guy alone. Come in, do your job and go home. But for some of you, you have to constantly create drama.
1/21/2017 08:27:00 AM

Or maybe the nutty FTO put it up himself???? The plot thickens

1/21/2017 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
They should have to wear different color uniforms so you can see them everyday as merit. They should wear them proud if they are so deserving of merit promotion.
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They already do wear a different uniform...
It's called plain clothes bc they DONT stay in patrol.

I know a bunch of merit guys/girls in my 25 yrs. some really deserving some not at all. But one thing for certain, I can't think of one that stayed in a district!

1/21/2017 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will believe it when the Dept. publishes all the merit promotions (and sponsors) since this farce was first created (Sometime in the early 90’s). Also, I would like to have the ability to review everyone’s answers compared to mine. Put all the exams on line on the CPD intranet. Only then will I start to believe that the CPD has started to promote Officers based on leadership not political connections. How can we every learn how to improve on exams, if we never know the right answers or how the people who received a promotion answered?

1/21/2017 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Once upon a time someone wanted to make FTO a requirement to make Sgt but they would have found a way to cheat and merit connected. I agree that if Merit is never going to be a legit process then it should be eliminated. How is it that among the groups seeking to run for FOP office you have Rich Aguilar running for first Vice President? Isn't he retired?

1/21/2017 09:08:00 AM

Forget about being retired. He did nothing on the 2010 grievance over CR# retention. Had he did any work on it none of our records over 5 years could have been FOIA’d.

1/21/2017 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More drama for everyone to sift through. EJ merit is not the issue you lost the troops when you started stripping officers to appease the protesters, and when you turned a deaf ear to the Lt's test scandal. Now you're scrambling and trying to please everybody. This is disgusting and embarrassing. Majority of the officers under your command do not respect you and now you're about to lose the last of the working officers by posting their names to appease the cancers of this department.

1/21/2017 01:01:00 PM

Got news for you buddy, most merit picks don't do dick and never did. The merit picks are out there and confirmed, either through the Jody Regime or FOIA requests. The only ones who aren't are the last few Lt classes, the last Sgt class, and this Det list and those will be revealed via FOIA soon.

1/21/2017 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Cut the Supe some slack. He's obviously listening and at least taking some kind of action. We have to embrace progress. I know it's our instinct to complain and see the pessimism in all things CPD but you have to admit, this is a win.

1/21/2017 08:23:00 AM

Off the blog,Ed!

1/21/2017 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Really?

Glenn White? What did he do?
Varrick Douglas? He can barely speak English.
Fred Waller? Ok. So he is a nice guy. What leadership skills does he poses?
Marc Moore? Him and Dougkes can have a conversation where neither is speaking a recognizable language.
Spradley? Fucking racist fuck.


Oh yea..... the whites,too. Chambers, Gusty, and the hicpsanic - Liiebas. He is telling everybody he is the next Capt. Merit Sgt/Lt/Capt. All three are dumber than used condom.

1/21/2017 09:34:00 AM

Gusty aint white. Everything else is spot on.

1/21/2017 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many detectives are they gonna make?

1/21/2017 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one from 017 making it in 017. Every pic brought in from another districts. See you at check off boys and girls.

1/22/2017 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well, I know I won't be one of the merit Sgt's....I work in 009, and no one from 009 ever gets a merit bump."
......

You got to be kidding. apparently you haven't been in 009 long because there's a guy from 009 who made merit and kissed his way up to merit Lt. I'll give you a hint.. he's on midnights in 010.

1/22/2017 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transparent means put up the lists of previous as well. And we don't need 3 LT s on ea watch unless they are actually going to do some work! Only need one LT to run a watch , and what 2 to go home?

1/22/2017 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is good. These bosses may be less likely to put their name on a terrible clout pick anymore and some good people may actually get half a chance for a change.

1/22/2017 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with most of what's been said here but truth be told, some of the worst supervisors I ever worked for were off the list, some the best were merit, just food for thought .

1/22/2017 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
In 012 it's no secret who was picked for meritorious (E.C 3rd Watch and P.E Caps). The most unqualified. No street experience, no knowledge of what it means to have integrity. No patrol experience at all! Enough of the incompetent chosen. Let's see what both of their resumes look like. Meritorious board should be aware that Commander Kulbida made a mistake!

1/21/2017 10:22:00 AM

EC is Bubblehead's little bitch volunteering for all his BS community outreach sports crap. He's also a huge suck up with all the aldermen in 12 and them make a call. PE made a presentation about a basketball program with the district's future bangers at a community meeting attended by Rahm. Looking for a positive media appearance with brown and black children, Tiny Dancer attended. He has all but decreed that PE be promoted. Bet there are unknown stories like these behind 90% of all merit nominees.

1/22/2017 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously!!!! Stop your fucking bitching!!!! You're all as bad as the fucking suburban white kids, anarchists, and gang bangers protesting. You've been asking to publish the merit lists and the sponsors since Wies left..He is going to...Fucking give him SOME credit. He always should have but now is going t. Accept it and say thank you, then ask him to publish the entire lists from now on (like most cities/suburbs do) and make it a rule and regulation or a city ordinance so no one new can take it away. Then ask for a list of REAL qualifications to get merit promoted on every test that everyone can see. And last, ask him to ensure that when a test is given, the answer sheet, answer key,and the questions are given to each member as they leave the test. There is no reason to hold it because the test is always given at the same time before anyone leaves and there and the same test has not been given for multiple exams. It is in the best interests of the city and department to ensure that the officers and supervisors know what is expected of them in given situations..If you get it wrong, and don't know why, what good is it..That is what we should be pushing for. Not bitching because the Superintendent gave us what we have been asking for continuously for decades.

1/22/2017 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Varrick Douglas is stand up as they come and a huge breath of fresh air after KJ. Your gonna rip on him because he studders? Really? Such a dick coward move. He has done nothing but look out for his people.
Get your shit straight before you blindly attack people.

1/22/2017 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2:45 Im sure there are a few old timers who didn't make it because they are lazy, but I'm sure a lot of guys with over 15 yrs were like me and married with kids and working side jobs to make ends meet. I didn't need college to come on this job, and when i was 50yrs old with 23 yrs on and only 7 to go do you blame me for not going to college on the off chance they will have a test and promotions in my last 7 to 10 yrs. My point is not all old timers are like that and a few have valid points, the education should of been grandfathered in. I've worked with alot of sgt and dicks with short time and yes they are very educated and take test very well, but experience means alot and should be accounted for like anything else come test time. You can know what the the use of force model means, you can know what you need in a search warrant, etc etc... but its a different ball game when you've experienced the actual and civil side of things.

1/22/2017 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Water cannons, bean bag shotgun rounds, and scuba tank sized pepper spray tanks will restore normalcy in a jiffy.

1/21/2017 06:17:00 PM
Agreed enough bullshit disruptive marches obey the law simple concept!

1/22/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of the tests all together. Hardly any other law enforcement agency uses a test to determine who's most qualified. The military doesn't use a test. Big business doesn't use a test. The reason is because a test can't determine leadership ability. I'm tired of all the brainiac Sgts off the "List" not knowing the phone number to Felony review. Put that question on the test. If you don't get that right, you don't move on.

Totally wrong! A well designed test should determine if the test taker has the knowledge and skill sets to perform the job. If knowing the number to felony review was one, than is should be a question.

1/22/2017 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until you see the selections which come out of Homan Square. A story you won't believe!

1/22/2017 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of transparency, I am very worried about my guy Trump. The first press conference by his press secretary was just crazy. Trump needs to stop worrying about every little thin. It was NOT the best attended or viewed inauguration. Period, But, who cares? He is the President just stop with the bullshit. I hope the Press Secretary did it on his own and not per Trumps direction. Trump needs to stop worrying about things like SNL. SNL has been making fun of Presidents forever, both Democrat and Republican. And, he needs to stop tweeting.

1/22/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How the FUCK do you keep hiring and promoting when the level of trust and illegal cheating on the Lt Test scandal was so obvious. The whole system is broken and once again our mayor have failed us because they have failed to investigate yet another scandal. It's not fair to those who really put forth the effort and studied. I don't go around kissing ass and sucking balls nor do I run behind the bosses looking to be hand fed. Fuck all you clowns and the boat the u came on because if u cheated and accepted that promotion like u earned then FUCK YOU

1/22/2017 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
They should have to wear different color uniforms so you can see them everyday as merit. They should wear them proud if they are so deserving of merit promotion.

1/21/2017 02:25:00 PM
Khaki shirts like the recruits.

1/22/2017 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Limit merit promotions to ONE per CAREER!

1/22/2017 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with most of what's been said here but truth be told, some of the worst supervisors I ever worked for were off the list, some the best were merit, just food for thought .

1/22/2017 01:21:00 AM

I have had the EXACT opposite experience. The Merits have distinguished themselves by their incompetence and lack of knowledge and street experience.

1/22/2017 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knowledge, skill and ability. The only thing that matters in Chicago is knowledge. Work inside, do nothing all together, score well, you get promoted. That's not all of the promotions, but it's many. Just look at the state of this Department. There are many examples of people being promoted who don't have the skill or ability but they matriculate. The only thing the p.o. has is cognitive dissonance. And merit...unless you're the neighbor of a boss or connected, forget it. Your body of work means nothing so validate youself through other things. Merit is a back door way for the favored.

1/22/2017 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is transparent is Special Ed's racism and stupidity.

1/22/2017 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey check off guy from 017, did you submit your resume? If not quit bitching.

1/22/2017 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transparent means put up the lists of previous as well. And we don't need 3 LT s on ea watch unless they are actually going to do some work! Only need one LT to run a watch , and what 2 to go home?

_________________________________________________________________________
And that one Lieutenant never needs a day off or anything, he/she can just work every day. Now that that problem is solved, I'll be retreating to my space under a bridge.
-Troll

1/22/2017 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Get rid of the tests all together. Hardly any other law enforcement agency uses a test to determine who's most qualified. The military doesn't use a test. Big business doesn't use a test. The reason is because a test can't determine leadership ability. I'm tired of all the brainiac Sgts off the "List" not knowing the phone number to Felony review. Put that question on the test. If you don't get that right, you don't move on.

Totally wrong! A well designed test should determine if the test taker has the knowledge and skill sets to perform the job. If knowing the number to felony review was one, than is should be a question.

1/22/2017 07:58:00 AM

Totally wrong again! Just about everyone knows that just because someone is exceptionally good at knowing or remembering a phone number, or an inane answer to a juvenile question DOES NOT make them a qualified supervisor.
ANY questions, as SCC states, should be made available to each person ELLIGIBLE for a promotion. NO TEST at all. If you promote anyone by merit, you promote ALL by merit. I, myself have advanced degrees yet, I know there are people on this job that would make phenomenal supervisors with 15 or 25 years on this job that have a high school education.

1/22/2017 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2017 09:14:00 PM

Ok moron! SCC offered a solution or an option for the process. You offered your asinine opinion with NO ANSWER for the problem or issues. Stay off the blog unless you have something positive to put in it. Check out the Rules #6 and #7 SCC posts so you can have a useful post.

1/22/2017 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The merit Sergeant class of 13 had a stroke from the 9th District. He now works in 008 with his tact team. Not the brightest guy by has lots of war stories.

1/22/2017 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I know I won't be one of the merit Sgt's....I work in 009, and no one from 009 ever gets a merit bump."
......

You are kidding, when Mccarthy made the merit 7 class, 2 of them where from 009.

1/22/2017 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm tired of all the brainiac Sgts off the "List" not knowing the phone number to Felony review.


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that's funny right there.

1/22/2017 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use test scores , real efficiency results , seniority , no person working inside should receive merit promotions . House cats work 4-6 hours a day , have plenty of time to study . Bjs should not count toward merit , that is why they get to leave early .

1/22/2017 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only "CERTAIN" officers get to put in a merit packet. The CERTAINLY connected ones!

1/22/2017 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Wait until you see the selections which come out of Homan Square. A story you won't believe!

1/22/2017 08:06:00 AM

Oh, we'd believe anything coming out of that place!

1/22/2017 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Totally wrong! A well designed test should determine if the test taker has the knowledge and skill sets to perform the job. If knowing the number to felony review was one, than is should be a question."

Sounds like don't know the number to Felony review either. This is a job where u have to think on your feet. No test can test for how well you talk to other people, no test is going to tell you what detectives will get a confession in a room or sweet talk a witness into helping. No test is going to show which Sgts can motivate their officers. Again hardly any LE dept uses tests for promotions. It's stupid

1/22/2017 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Totally wrong! A well designed test should determine if the test taker has the knowledge and skill sets to perform the job. If knowing the number to felony review was one, than is should be a question."

Sounds like don't know the number to Felony review either. This is a job where u have to think on your feet. No test can test for how well you talk to other people, no test is going to tell you what detectives will get a confession in a room or sweet talk a witness into helping. No test is going to show which Sgts can motivate their officers. The depts that use test, only use them to qualify you to be promoted. Then it's merit. Here in Illinois you can be #1 on the state police Sgt test and never get promoted.

1/22/2017 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all legit!

1/22/2017 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Several more folks being made out of IAD. The NOBLE nonsense continues.

1/22/2017 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A singal test is not enough to make a Sgt
And second test alone does not do it either

1/22/2017 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit..
All complete nonsense by people who are just angry.
MAKE IT ANYWAY U CAN and do not be a hater for people that do it!!!!

1/22/2017 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the worse supervisors have made it off of the list. They test well but they can't apply the knowledge. They have no rapport with the troops. You're better off coding your jobs before they arrive on the scene.

1/22/2017 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll keep this simple for some of you morons. The.Test.Is.Fixed....so merit doesn't matter. It is a boot strap for people to stupid to memorize the answers. A few normals will always be allowed through to make it seem legitimate. Merit or getting rid of merit won't do anything. Patronage jobs are too important to the way things are run here. The powers-that-be can't afford not to steal high wage jobs.

1/22/2017 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can we have the merit info for all promotions now? Det, sgts and Lts? How about we go back and show all the prior lists going back to 2008 also?

File and FOI




































oi

1/22/2017 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like military members can only use their military points ONCE to advance their career, police officers should only be allowed ONE merit promotion.

1/23/2017 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add publishing the politician's name to the sponsorship list also then it would transparent. Business as usual.

1/23/2017 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To show any real credibility, Supt should start by identifying all merit promotions received by his exempt staff. Navarro, West, Pena, etc.

1/23/2017 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Varrick Douglas is stand up as they come and a huge breath of fresh air after KJ. Your gonna rip on him because he studders? Really? Such a dick coward move. He has done nothing but look out for his people.
Get your shit straight before you blindly attack people.




Thank you for being specific on VD's specific K, S, A"s that set him above the people who took and passed the Sgt and Lttest....qualifying him to be made.

"Because he is better than KJ and takes care of his guys"

Wow

Again.... Wow


I hope he knows the GO's, ILCS, and other useful tolls to ensure the people that work with him don't get fired or go to jail

Ask this others in OCD.

Sherman Jefferson
Jose " I would never take a merit spot" Tirado

Gill CALDERONE------ biggest ass kisser double merit

Best part of OCD merit.... they always come back for the free car and gas

1/23/2017 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the horse trading. You nominate my candidate and I'll nominate yours so the connection isn't patently obvious to anyone looking at the list.

1/23/2017 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Information on test should be social security and employee Identification number only graded on sight and results posted in newspaper. City hall and police headquarters. No Merit Promotions for any supervisory position. Only 19% for detective , E.T.
Eliminate Captain Rank , assign all current captains to District ,Unit Commanders .
Sergeants in charge of the watch

1/23/2017 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Totally wrong! A well designed test should determine if the test taker has the knowledge and skill sets to perform the job. If knowing the number to felony review was one, than is should be a question."

Sounds like don't know the number to Felony review either. This is a job where u have to think on your feet. No test can test for how well you talk to other people, no test is going to tell you what detectives will get a confession in a room or sweet talk a witness into helping. No test is going to show which Sgts can motivate their officers. The depts that use test, only use them to qualify you to be promoted. Then it's merit. Here in Illinois you can be #1 on the state police Sgt test and never get promoted.

1/22/2017 07:12:00 PM

The dumbest fucking thing I've read in a long time.

You remembered the number to felony review, congratulations.

You could have just stored it in your cell phone, read it from the FOP book, or off the processing room wall.

But you chose to remember it, here is your white shirt.

1/23/2017 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Totally wrong! A well designed test should determine if the test taker has the knowledge and skill sets to perform the job. If knowing the number to felony review was one, than is should be a question."

Sounds like don't know the number to Felony review either. This is a job where u have to think on your feet. No test can test for how well you talk to other people, no test is going to tell you what detectives will get a confession in a room or sweet talk a witness into helping. No test is going to show which Sgts can motivate their officers. Again hardly any LE dept uses tests for promotions. It's stupid

1/22/2017 06:11:00 PM

That's completely wrong. Almost all of the use tests. Study harder jag off or start rimming the right job.

1/23/2017 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best part of OCD merit.... they always come back for the free car and gas
1/23/2017 05:24:00 AM


Haahahahhaa.

Totally true. Its like the place is a revolving door for MERIT SGTS. The last couple of sgts to come through 189 are MERIT MERIT MERIT.....the best part is these people actually THINK they are better than most.....i'd love to see what their scores on tests are.....please, if anything, post the actual ranks of MERIT sgts everywhere.



1/23/2017 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"You remembered the number to felony review, congratulations.
You could have just stored it in your cell phone, read it from the FOP book, or off the processing room wall.
But you chose to remember it, here is your white shirt."

Buddy u must be a hair gel who has to put everything on your phone. You probably can't fill out a complaint for battery or dope without having a copy from someone else.

1/23/2017 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Varrick Douglas is stand up as they come and a huge breath of fresh air after KJ. Your gonna rip on him because he studders? Really? Such a dick coward move. He has done nothing but look out for his people.
Get your shit straight before you blindly attack people.




Thank you for being specific on VD's specific K, S, A"s that set him above the people who took and passed the Sgt and Lttest....qualifying him to be made.

"Because he is better than KJ and takes care of his guys"

Wow

Again.... Wow


I hope he knows the GO's, ILCS, and other useful tolls to ensure the people that work with him don't get fired or go to jail

Ask this others in OCD.

Sherman Jefferson
Jose " I would never take a merit spot" Tirado

Gill CALDERONE------ biggest ass kisser double merit

Best part of OCD merit.... they always come back for the free car and gas

1/23/2017 05:24:00 AM
----

Gil CALDERONE??? Shit you can blame Phil Cline for that train wreck!
He may have gotten the bump to LT under this regime but the foundation of his success falls at the feet of Cline.
That dude didn't understand basic stuff as a dick in A/4 when he was trained but Phil knew that too and he was moved fast.

1/23/2017 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Totally wrong! A well designed test should determine if the test taker has the knowledge and skill sets to perform the job. If knowing the number to felony review was one, than is should be a question."

Sounds like don't know the number to Felony review either. This is a job where u have to think on your feet. No test can test for how well you talk to other people, no test is going to tell you what detectives will get a confession in a room or sweet talk a witness into helping. No test is going to show which Sgts can motivate their officers. Again hardly any LE dept uses tests for promotions. It's stupid

1/22/2017 06:11:00 PM

That's completely wrong. Almost all of the use tests. Study harder jag off or start rimming the right job.


&&&&&&&

I know many a coppers who go out and make felony arrests everyday but are some of the worst cops I know on this job. Just because you go out and make felony arrests doesn't make you a good detective or supervisor. Case in point.. every copper in 011 thinks they are gods gift to police work because they go out and get a dope pinch or two a day in 011. First off Stevie wonder could make a dope pinch in 011. If you can't go out in 011 and make 2 or three felony dope arrests a day then you are blind. Dope arrests pretty much jump in your back seat in 011.. there is absolutely zero skill or know how in that game. But if you ask 011th district rangers they are the best. Listen, getting a guy with any pcs in 011 is like getting a dopw or pisswe anywhere else in the city. Anyone can do it. Just read the paper of anyone in 011. It's just bold regurgitation of drop case/delivery case embarrassment plagerism of paper. You don't have to try and make dope arrests in 011. Try working in a district where it's not on every corner and block open air and you will actually learn how to make good felony arrests and write good paper. Love the egos of guys in 011. Super cops of the city

1/23/2017 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"You remembered the number to felony review, congratulations.
You could have just stored it in your cell phone, read it from the FOP book, or off the processing room wall.
But you chose to remember it, here is your white shirt."

Buddy u must be a hair gel who has to put everything on your phone. You probably can't fill out a complaint for battery or dope without having a copy from someone else.
1/23/2017 08:24:00 P

Buddy, you want a merit promotion for remembering a phone number. You would think filling out a complaint is difficult. Maybe you should focus that limited brain power on remembering the orders so you wouldn't need a merit promotion. You'll just have to break it down to ten characters at a time.

1/24/2017 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the "Merit" people who come back as Sgt's never being assigned or detailed as a P.O. to 189. All my years being there I noticed these guys or gals turn out to be the worst in the unit. These people couldn't make a choice and had absolutely no common sense. Those at 189 know exactly what kind of Sergeant I am talking about. Homan Square a revolving door full of clowns.

1/24/2017 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Buddy, you want a merit promotion for remembering a phone number. You would think filling out a complaint is difficult. Maybe you should focus that limited brain power on remembering the orders so you wouldn't need a merit promotion. You'll just have to break it down to ten characters at a time."

Buddy, I already got the promotion and it was by doing real police work and not sitting around reading general orders before deciding to take action. I was busy keeping you and your family safe, locking people up and going to court and didn't have time to study. Btw you are welcome

1/24/2017 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buddy, I already got the promotion and it was by doing real police work and not sitting around reading general orders before deciding to take action. I was busy keeping you and your family safe, locking people up and going to court and didn't have time to study. Btw you are welcome
1/24/2017 07:19:00 PM


Didnt have time study??????

Fuck you. I locked people up and went to court on avg 3 x a week....and FOUND TIME TO STUDY. And you know what goof.. i'll be in the next class of sgts....rank was in top 200 because I busted my ass studying and took time away from my life to actually try and EARN this....while continuing to work. So fuck you and your asshole attitude of entitlement.

Maybe you can take another merit spot and make Lt but since you cant study, so good fucking luck hack!







1/24/2017 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Varrick Douglas is stand up as they come and a huge breath of fresh air after KJ. Your gonna rip on him because he studders? Really? Such a dick coward move. He has done nothing but look out for his people.
Get your shit straight before you blindly attack people.




Thank you for being specific on VD's specific K, S, A"s that set him above the people who took and passed the Sgt and Lttest....qualifying him to be made.

"Because he is better than KJ and takes care of his guys"

Wow

Again.... Wow


I hope he knows the GO's, ILCS, and other useful tolls to ensure the people that work with him don't get fired or go to jail

Going to guess he has more TOOLS in his box than you.
I never said he is more deserving than others, just said he isn't the bag of mush the original poster is making him out to be.
Biggest problem with this department is the self entitled assholes, whether merit, test taker, cheater or average joe.
I can see rham laughing when fop asks for a raise, his one and only response will be nope I'm staying fetal!

1/25/2017 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Buddy, you want a merit promotion for remembering a phone number. You would think filling out a complaint is difficult. Maybe you should focus that limited brain power on remembering the orders so you wouldn't need a merit promotion. You'll just have to break it down to ten characters at a time."

Buddy, I already got the promotion and it was by doing real police work and not sitting around reading general orders before deciding to take action. I was busy keeping you and your family safe, locking people up and going to court and didn't have time to study. Btw you are welcome
1/24/2017 07:19:00 PM

Like I said, limited brain power. You're too arrogant to think that anyone can study while still locking people and court, because you were too dumb to do it.

Plenty of guys have busted their dicks and never got a fucking thing for it. Your tongue caressed the right set of balls, that's why got promoted. You'll always be someone's bitch.

1/25/2017 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Plenty of guys have busted their dicks and never got a fucking thing for it. Your tongue caressed the right set of balls, that's why got promoted. You'll always be someone's bitch."

Lol, you're pretty easy to get stirred up. I've kept it polite with you but it's obvious you are upset that no one ever took notice of your spectacular 1 rock and cttv arrests. Your the type of guy that feels everyone is taking the spots that you deserve. Never figuring out that you're your own worst enemy. U got all the right answers to the wrong questions thinking u have some amazing insight on how police work should be. You're one miserable POS

1/25/2017 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see who's 1006 nominator .. Should be tarred and feathered!

I guess you're someone that's jealous it wasn't you!!

1/25/2017 11:09:00 AM  

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