Friday, September 22, 2017

Back to School!

  • Beginning next year, every Chicago cop will undergo hours of training each year, the first regular training for many since graduating from the police academy as new recruits.

    The ambitious plan laid out by the Police Department on Thursday calls for the training to expand to 40 hours a year for every officer beginning in 2021, up from 16 hours next year. It comes as the department also attempts to add 1,000 officers to its force by the end of next year — recruits who all must undergo months of training before hitting the street.
  • In 2019, officers will attend 24 hours of training; 32 hours will be required in 2020. In 2021, 40 hours of training will be mandatory for officers.
This is something the FOP asked for years ago - back in the 1990's if we aren't mistaken. The FOP proposed something like six training dates or something similar (we weren't paying as close attention as we should have back then). The City pretty much told the FOP to take a hike. But now, the City is falling all over itself to get us training that should have been given years ago.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kind of training?
COPA training, sir

9/22/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This too shall pass.

9/22/2017 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mean while on the west side. Pow Pow Pow. Long live our president. He has to help.

9/22/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummmm its a state mandate: ",,,,,Public Act 99-352, recently signed into law, amends several Illinois statutes concerning local police operations and procedures......... Act amends Section 7 of the Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705/7) to add two types of in-service training requirements for active police officers. First, officers must complete annual in-service training that includes legal updates and use of force training. Second, at least once every three years, officers must complete training in "constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice, civil rights, human rights, and cultural competency." The Standards Board will develop rules and minimum standards for training schools to provide the newly required training...."

9/22/2017 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I don't want any of their fucking training. It's all bullshit anyway just like this Use of Force crap we just had to endure. All it does is inconvenience me and fuck up my schedule. I can't wait to retire from this shit. I'm almost there... Thank GOD!

9/22/2017 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this training include the proper use of pronouns, ze, xer, and xim? I already know I will be called a sexist, racist, homophobe for daring to be a married white man.

9/22/2017 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all this upcoming training, I sure hope they have training on 1st watch, midnights. Why should midnight officers scramble around, try to rearrange their schedules to attend training. I know we all know training on midnights ain’t going to happen. The instructors don’t want to work midnights. Hell I don’t want to work midnights but it works out for the better with the family.

9/22/2017 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah good luck with all of that with how pathetic man power is.

9/22/2017 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three years to wrap up these training programs and get them out to the cops. Bullshit. And look at the courses. Most on the lists are feel good shit. Nothing is geared to protect you or give you skills you either don't have or need to improve on. It will be a joke.

9/22/2017 05:26:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

But how much of this will be on the computer in the station?

9/22/2017 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What on earth is "cultural competency" training? Is this like the cops in England who have been instructed to just avoid the Muslim areas and let them do whatever the heck they want so the cops don't offend them by arresting them for honor killings and such.

9/22/2017 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay FETAL and sleep in class !!!

9/22/2017 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Ret. Suburb Lt. said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hell I don’t want to work midnights but it works out for the better with the family."

This statement is what sets cops apart from others.

The sacrifices made for their family is immense & commendable, but sadly this sacrifice goes mostly un-noticed.

I commend you sir/madam & the multitudes of P.O.'s that do the same thing.

9/22/2017 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your off the street, I need the RNR.

9/22/2017 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean online training!
The numbers don't add up.

I hope it has plenty of you tube video.
I love questions like is the guy dangerous with the butcher knife.


Yet still no answer on FOP reps being sent to court to testify against members in shootings?

No answer on if you can be silent if COPA ask questions.

Still nothing on if you are off duty and use force why the City does not pay overtime if they want you to fill out paper work.

Still nothing on why officers don't receive unemployment benefits if the City strips and attempts to fire an officer.

9/22/2017 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was recently told that NYPD officers get 360 rounds of firearms training a year. We get a 30 round qualifier. Amazing. This new training doesn't start for an entire year and then is spread out over three years. More political bs. "We have training planned." It's just like we "plan on hiring 1000 new officers." That promise was made years ago and we are still only keeping up with retirements.

9/22/2017 07:23:00 AM  
Blogger FOP Genius said...

This too probably won’t pass. The Illinois Training and Standards Board has been pushing for years to make 40 hrs of training mandatory yearly to keep your state certification as a Police Officer. Their rationale has been that most professionals in Illinois, teachers, nurses, attorneys, etc., have to have mandatory training to keep their certifications. Make no mistake, we are professionals.

There are a lot of benefits to be had. You build a better resume with better and more training. There is a life to be had after CPD. The Police haters might have to abandon their poorly trained Police Department mantra. Better trained Officers should be able to demand increased pay. Best of all, it’s FREE. This isn’t a bad thing for anyone.

9/22/2017 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Overdue.

9/22/2017 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be all the same bullshit. They will find more house mice to be trained for five weeks on e-learning then go teach us with the usual lets sit at a table of 5 and come up with stupid discussions.

9/22/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest everyone get prepare the questions we have that are never answered and present them at the new training, seriously

9/22/2017 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More training means the buck is passed off to you. After something happens the departments gets to say; "this isn't our fault, the officer was properly trained. The officer did not use his training".

9/22/2017 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Valiant Knight said...

That is why beginning in 2018, the Department will launch a new in-service continuing education program that will require 16 training hours which includes a second scenario-based course on the revised Use of Force policy as well as a course on Mental Health Awareness.  By 2021, all Department members will be required to take 40 hours of in-service training each year which will include scenario-based education and a combination of mandatory courses and those of your choosing.

Through this regular instruction, you will receive training on the latest techniques and practices in policing to live up to the full potential of the oath we all took when we graduated as PPOs.

Training will be conducted both at the Academy and by teams that will host training sessions in your district or unit of assignment. Courses will cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to: Force Mitigation, Procedural Justice, Mental Health Awareness, Law Enforcement and Medical Rescue Training (L.E.M.A.R.T.), Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Community Policing, Firearms/Tactics, Traffic Pursuits and Stops, and more.


Live up your full "potential" before you are stripped and indicted. Good luck. Personally can't wait to try one from the Cultural Competency list

9/22/2017 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first commenter hit it! "What kind of training"?? In retrospect, I watched a County Department go down the tubes because the training fell to the likes of former priests and religious, touchy-feely types who had serious problems with authority, and others who just didn't grasp the job. It wasn't long before newbies came out of training with totally different ideas and many would not change in the face of reality.

9/22/2017 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use of force is a waste of time. Next up should be vehicle chases. Or how about NO chase policy.

9/22/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this gonna be a bunch of out-dated roll call videos that are played with the volume down during roll call? Or actual classroom time? 40+ hours a year per officer! Good luck with that. Sounds like their feeding the media a line of bullshit again.

9/22/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the new work schedule related to this?

9/22/2017 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP proposed a training schedule similar to a court key back in Nolan's first term as president. The city then, in its infinite wisdom, thought, "huh, if the FOP is asking for this, we can use this as a bargaining chip." So, instead of having "training days" thirty years ago, it went nowhere.

9/22/2017 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training for midnight officers needs to be during their normal work hours. I work nights for a reason.

9/22/2017 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same instructors presenting a weak curriculum with no academic rigor. No evaluation and no accountability. Very half assed at best. We all know this already.

We really don't need a new academy building. We need an approach that results in real learning. The new building changes nothing.

9/22/2017 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is not a popular statement but more training is good. Body cameras, in 2017, are good. Staying fetal is even better. Just smile and wave boys.

9/22/2017 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shorthanded now right. With 20 hours of training next year for all means 8000 officers times 20 hours = 160,000 man hours or roughly 4000 weeks of policing off streets. Really shorthanded next year and even more in years following. Good Luck.

9/22/2017 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What on sexual harassment training. What the tuck is cultural competency training?

9/22/2017 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's wrong it will not pass, it will only get worse.

9/22/2017 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love being taught how to deal with Mentals from 5 year wonders,I was a Wagon man in Uptown for 18 years.

9/22/2017 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the City can't afford overtime, it can't pay the pensions it owes already, it is canceling days off and is STILL short in just about every area, and now each officer is coming off the job for another week per year?

That's ten thousand weeks of policing removed from the street, right?

Gonna have to DOUBLE that sugar tax to pay for all that, or, well, have less cops on the street.

9/22/2017 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Training should be by watch.
30 cops one instructor.
Only one person inconvenienced.

If this is the new police department
that is how it should be done.


9/22/2017 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
With all this upcoming training, I sure hope they have training on 1st watch, midnights. Why should midnight officers scramble around, try to rearrange their schedules to attend training. I know we all know training on midnights ain’t going to happen. The instructors don’t want to work midnights. Hell I don’t want to work midnights but it works out for the better with the family.
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Deal with it kid...lol. On a serious note, cook county sheriffs/corrections/courts have this 40 hour training too. It's all the usual bullshit but when you were on midnights, they switched your RDOs and you went on days for a week M-F. Take a week off from the ghetto and catch some zzzz's in the back of the classroom. No big deal.

9/22/2017 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The training, like all department mandated training will be modeled around shifting all liability to the PO. There is very little real training happening. After the use of force training I emailed the address provided to comment about the training. I quoted various resources that proved that officers better trained in firearms and tactics are less likely to use force, especially deadly force. But instead of real training they send us to use of force training, created by people who have never ever had to go hands on with a guy fresh out of prison who was trying to kill you. Instead we have an Lt from 020 who obviously has never dealt with anything more stressful than a jammed stapler. You want better use of force? Train this department with something other than racial political nonsense.

9/22/2017 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fools and thieves in charge of the city. Sounds like the CPS professional development for teachers. Paperwork and PD no time for students. This is the way the politicians and buddies line their pockets. Contracts to buddies to show you how to be the police. No time for police work.

Same circus different clowns.

Stay fetal and stay cool

9/22/2017 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Effingham J. Bellwether said...

"ummmm its a state mandate:"
Since when does the city or county follow state law?

9/22/2017 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the law? When did the law interfere with a liberal democrats plan? There are immigration laws too, but the asshats need the votes.

J.J.

9/22/2017 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
With all this upcoming training, I sure hope they have training on 1st watch, midnights. Why should midnight officers scramble around, try to rearrange their schedules to attend training. I know we all know training on midnights ain’t going to happen. The instructors don’t want to work midnights. Hell I don’t want to work midnights but it works out for the better with the family.
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Deal with it kid...lol. On a serious note, cook county sheriffs/corrections/courts have this 40 hour training too. It's all the usual bullshit but when you were on midnights, they switched your RDOs and you went on days for a week M-F. Take a week off from the ghetto and catch some zzzz's in the back of the classroom. No big dea

This kid has 20 years on, all on midnights I have been dealing with asshat

9/22/2017 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll probably make us go to training on our days off as to prevent man power shortage that we according to politicians don't have.

9/22/2017 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
With all this upcoming training, I sure hope they have training on 1st watch, midnights. Why should midnight officers scramble around, try to rearrange their schedules to attend training. I know we all know training on midnights ain’t going to happen. The instructors don’t want to work midnights. Hell I don’t want to work midnights but it works out for the better with the family.
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It's in the contract that they can change your hours & RDOs for training. Since negotiations are afoot, let FOP know your preference on this or any other stipulation. Everybody should be emailing & calling with things to negotiate for/against.

9/22/2017 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We really don't need a new academy building. We need an approach that results in real learning. The new building changes nothing.
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You just reminded me, whatever happened to that 18 wheeler trailer that was parked behind the academy and was supposed to be used for some sort of 'realistic' shooting training? Can't remember its name....Never had training in it either...Hmmm.

9/22/2017 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
They'll probably make us go to training on our days off as to prevent man power shortage that we according to politicians don't have.

129 recruits entered the academy today

9/22/2017 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does fat head Eddie have the answers to the test questions.

9/22/2017 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I fail the test can I go back and do it all over again.

9/22/2017 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

40 hours isn't enough of quality down time, make it 500 hours a year.

Besides, CPD training is being run on the level of CPS.
It includes a no-fail social promoting policy, coddling peace bridge building and a cultural awareness block that includes a Burge commentary.

Anytime off the skreets is a good thing.

9/22/2017 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
We really don't need a new academy building. We need an approach that results in real learning. The new building changes nothing.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
You just reminded me, whatever happened to that 18 wheeler trailer that was parked behind the academy and was supposed to be used for some sort of 'realistic' shooting training? Can't remember its name....Never had training in it either...Hmmm.

9/22/2017 10:33:00 PM
Ya, good question? Some people in our district (012) were sent there multiple times because other people wouldn't go there, or no other district would send people due to manpower. It was alright if you remember to take cover behind the real mailbox. It would shoot plastic BBs at you! What happened to the heavy duty pickup truck with the "fifth wheel" in back that was always parked in the academy lot too?

9/23/2017 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How Procedural Justice passes for training basically sums up the quality of training in this department. The past 2-3 years of force fed and watered down crap really amounts to a waste of time.

9/23/2017 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Same instructors presenting a weak curriculum with no academic rigor. No evaluation and no accountability. Very half assed at best. We all know this already.

We really don't need a new academy building. We need an approach that results in real learning. The new building changes nothing.

9/22/2017 09:47:00 AM

Do not blame the instructors. Who is in charge of the academy? Calloway has filled vacancies with political favors, officers looking to hide. He has no idea about training and refuses to make any necessary changes. The DOJ report said it best; training is very deficient in CPD.

9/23/2017 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Same instructors presenting a weak curriculum with no academic rigor. No evaluation and no accountability. Very half assed at best. We all know this already.

We really don't need a new academy building. We need an approach that results in real learning. The new building changes nothing.

9/22/2017 09:47:00 AM

Be careful for what you ask for. From the quality of some of the new recruits you would have half flunking out which they aren't going to let happen

9/23/2017 11:35:00 PM  

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