Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Taxi! Taxi!

Evidently, the Department has chosen the new sticker layout:



We guess that's the least hideous of the bunch. Anyone have the full layout?

UPDATE: Here's a wide shot:

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213 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all scientific, like crazy-pattern paint jobs
on ships in WWII, to confuse the enemy.
It will give drunks vertigo and gang members
won't be able to shoot straight.

11/08/2017 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It suits the department well. It's an embarrassment

11/08/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the PSAs on channel 5. The more you know. Or in this case the more you Blow.

11/08/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this car fully equipped with a steering wheel that has been picked away by some fidgety officer, rotten food under the passenger seat, and a cup holder utilized as a cigar ash tray? What about a gummy foreign substance in pdt mount jacks?

11/08/2017 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let's.
Change.
Something.
To make it look like.
We're actually doing...
Something."

The equivalent of spritzing
"Red Dress" perfume at and putting
lipstick on a pig.

Look.
Laugh.
Leave.

11/08/2017 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks like a campus police vehicle.

11/08/2017 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the LAPD Police Cars...

11/08/2017 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Mot. Main. guy told me about ten years ago that the Dept. spends about 250 bucks per car on decals and that the all white paint jobs are billed as ‘custom’ which pads the cost of the Police Package.

11/08/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gross

11/08/2017 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hope that's NOT the new look. It looks HIDEOUS!!!!!

11/08/2017 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there still a bullheaded insistence
on Police Cars being painted in a "high
visibility" color scheme?

Since The Police are hated and reviled by
everybody and the mere presence of Police
sets people off, why not go to a matte
Taupe Gray color for reduced visibility?

Slick-tops with low visibility emergency lighting.

As it is, these aren't necessarily the
best of times for Policemen to be all
that noticeable.

Because after all, it's The Police who are the problem.

Right?

11/08/2017 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like crap... Should of went with French blue color with white doors like LA’s cars but have the CPD star on the door.

11/08/2017 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, we will look like we are working security and patrolling the lots at Menards.

11/08/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Heard that a P.O. filed a lawsuit regarding being ordered to wear the body cam and taser. Gist of it is:

-the fact that u have to wear an electronic device right over your main organs for 9 hours a day 5 days a week could cause some damage and there isn’t enough research to say that it doesn’t at this point.
-the extra weight of the taser and cam along with all the other equipment is making their back is hurt.
-with other new equipment like the asp, officers were grandfathered in and have a choice to choose to use the new equipment and should have the choice to choose not to wear the camera.
-it should’ve been bargained for in our contract and not imposed on us without any input from members.

Those were the main points but I think there were a few more.

11/08/2017 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many years will it take to rotate the old fleet/design out? I driven 10-15year old pool cars. Think there are still some 2004 crown Vic’s in the fleet.

11/08/2017 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who picked this particular design, the ghost of Jerry Feldman, the former President of Checker Taxi?
After all, we know that the dead still vote in Chicago.
Ugly checkerboard design coupled with a very ‘dated ‘ Chicago Police star.
Truth be told, it was probably Herbie Pulgar, renown Chicago artist and car thief.

11/08/2017 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks absolutely ridiculous.

11/08/2017 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the shouts from the people (and folks) will change from “F*ck da Police” to...
‘ TAXI !!! ‘

11/08/2017 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost looks like a Baltimore PD squad.

11/08/2017 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy has destroyed the dept. in less than 8 years in office.. The image is to plant the seed that soon this dept will be as nutless as London.

11/08/2017 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a disgrace. Looks like something a kid with photoshop would make.

11/08/2017 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a warehouse in Elmhurst where it appears that new CPD squads are striped for the street. The parking lot is filled with about 100 new cars, all in the current theme. I haven't seen any in the design from the photo.

11/08/2017 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just like the "muscle "cars of the mid '70's....the less horse power, the bigger the graphics.
OR
If you gotta say it.....you ain't.
I remember when I was growing up and the forest park police cars simply had printed on the door "police ",and they were.
Fancy lights and markings don't make you effective.
We are going down the wrong road at high speed.

11/08/2017 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a private security company that has cars that look exactly like that. There's some parked next to barracos on 111th.

11/08/2017 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beyond hideous looking.

11/08/2017 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is the least threatening design for liberals/millennials/snowflakes- this department is a joke. We are known for the color scheme on our vehicles as well as are leather jackets(which, based on hire date are no longer allowed), lets just erase everything in history because we do not agree with it.

11/08/2017 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks completely stupid.

11/08/2017 03:28:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Looks like a Las Vegas PD squad with the real CPD (not sissy CAPS) star on the quarter panel. Anyone notice how few checker taxis are on the street compared to a decade ago? Besides, yuppies only use lyft or uber.

11/08/2017 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you hear the new air horn? Sounds like a dying duck on the pond. Let the criminals take the lead, Rahm. It’s blood on YOUR hands.

11/08/2017 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ehhhhh....not liking it.

11/08/2017 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's true then this is the ugliest police design I have ever seen.

11/08/2017 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vanecko graphics? they rock!

11/08/2017 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here’s my conspiracy theory........ they changed it because the thin blue line was deemed “ a racist symbol” by the media

11/08/2017 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not very subtle . Quite frankly i think it looks terrible.

11/08/2017 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That car is so ugly, it counts as a@?l when it gives you h*&d.

11/08/2017 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s crooked.

Just like the whole damn circus.

11/08/2017 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really....I mean REALLY?????>>>>>Who the Phuq signs off on these things....It's PHUGLLY....PERIOD.....

11/08/2017 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the "Fetals on Board" decals...

11/08/2017 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It actually looks ok to me. Would’ve been better if the checkerboard was horizontal. At least that stupid 1993 CAPS star is gone.

11/08/2017 06:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

One hundred percent gauche.

11/08/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard COPA"s number is on the trunk 🖕🏼

11/08/2017 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for the the star, it's nice to see old is new again. However, it should be in the front of the car where it will be seen. People look at the front of a car and the eyes travel back to the rear of the car. Having the large star to the rear would actually detract from the emergency equipment. If the star was in the front, people would see the star and then the eyes would travel to the lights.
That one distraction can cause a accident. Looks like no professionals were consulted. Nice try.

11/08/2017 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did this design pass the approval of the "folks" most likely to be using ghetto ride share??

11/08/2017 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a taxi. Lewin’s gotta lay off the weed.

11/08/2017 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make the sticker horizontal and not on an angle. Fix that gig line!!!

11/08/2017 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks like a suburban vehicle. Shitcan that design.

11/08/2017 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is sarcasm and silliness right SCC?

11/08/2017 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least it doesn’t have that hideous CAPS logo.

11/08/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a taxi??

11/08/2017 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of “We Serve and Protect” it needs to say “We Cater and Pander To”

11/08/2017 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I just puked.... please keep it the way it is

11/08/2017 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kill it. Kill it with fire

11/08/2017 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks too British. Looks too contemporary. Bottom line Chicago Police Department is becoming watered down and following every other trend, what everyone else is doing. The entire police department leadership are sheeple just following everybody else.

11/08/2017 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great another way to WASTE money on things that don’t: quell the rise in crime, help raise the clearance rates, stop the black/black killings, or help us do our job combating the aforementioned. And, I bet the decals are from a clouted political jackass that will look like complete crap after a few runs thru the clouted and connected car washes. Oh well, I’m sure that it’s a great recuitment tool for the lowered standard diversity clowns we are hiring. I hope they have enough power plugs for all the IPhones and Iwatches these spoiled brats all run around with. I miss my box Chevy with the flipped over air cleaner, howling thru the jets at night!

11/08/2017 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move the star to the front door and serve and protect to the rear door.

11/08/2017 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid

11/08/2017 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real artist at work.

11/08/2017 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can you say?

11/08/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is just a made up car by someone. Not the new look. Putting all those graffics on a car cost to much. And too much to replace after body work.

11/08/2017 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't they get the memo about the new design of our stars? Or did they say.. ewww,,, this star is to ugly to put on this beautiful new design

11/08/2017 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree We should also be compensated if we're going to wear his body cameras. I didn't sign up for this. Let's put body cameras on all city workers and see how they feel. I'm not city property if you want to put them in cars that's fine. I should have a choice and be compensated for it as well. Thise using the magnet holder, who knows what that does to your body.


OT: Heard that a P.O. filed a lawsuit regarding being ordered to wear the body cam and taser. Gist of it is:

-the fact that u have to wear an electronic device right over your main organs for 9 hours a day 5 days a week could cause some damage and there isn’t enough research to say that it doesn’t at this point.
-the extra weight of the taser and cam along with all the other equipment is making their back is hurt.
-with other new equipment like the asp, officers were grandfathered in and have a choice to choose to use the new equipment and should have the choice to choose not to wear the camera.
-it should’ve been bargained for in our contract and not imposed on us without any input from members.

Those were the main points but I think there were a few more.

11/08/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw new designs, just make sure that "never look you in the eyes Jonathan Lewin puts working Let's in the cars.and what about the No old Command Vans, do their computers work. Nothing seems to work good any.kre. ima detective and on that truck but it sucks since that Greek Sergeant left. They should bring him back to consult. He knew his stuff.

11/08/2017 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks as bad as many other departments cars. Who designs and approves these graphics? I have not seen one I would approve if I was a chief or city manager.
Whatever happened to a simple police theme? These are police vehicles supposedly representing professionalism and service. Not art work of some computer graphic designer.
Maybe a color stripe and the word police with the city name. On a white vehicle. I must be getting old.......

11/08/2017 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

taxi is right!

11/08/2017 08:26:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

LOL. Either I'm gettin' really old, or none of Special Ed's Brass Hat merit hacks -- or anyone in Rahm's Admin -- has ever heard of Checker Taxi.

Then again, since you guys and gals pretty much aren't allowed to arrest anyone any more, using Squad Cars as Taxis to give people (and folk) rides for cash, would be an ingenious way to close Department Budget Shortfalls. (rotfl)

And if a call came in while someone's in the back seat you could charge them an extra $20--$50 Dollar Entertainment Fee depending on the type of call :-)

11/08/2017 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NASCAR crowd may actually like it.

11/08/2017 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also has a decal on the rear bumper. “Driver has no cash”

11/08/2017 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

OT but hey SCC did you see this?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/08/a-black-student-wrote-those-racist-messages-that-shook-the-air-force-academy/?utm_term=.96b187c71c0c
or this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shT8QbPyKE8
Cue the protests!!!

11/08/2017 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure bt 3730 (GR) already has his own personal squad car outfitted with the new design. Heck he probably designed it himself like he tries to design everything else on this dept.

11/08/2017 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Talk about Sour Grapes said...

OT: Just heard Dean the dream Angelo quit the Italian-American Police Association after they presented Kevin Graham with an award at this years banquet.

Hey Dean, go get your shine box and meet Kevin at the hall!

11/08/2017 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous I prefer thin crust said...

Who cares. We don't have to look at the fucking thing. We just have to get cozy and FETAL inside. You people love to bitch about everything. Just embrace the liberal madness, grab your popcorn, and watch their entire world burn down.

11/08/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems appropriate for giving rides to pizza parties!

11/08/2017 09:00:00 AM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Hahahahahah! Does your appearance command respect? This vehicle screams mall cop. This department is a joke and I’m so grateful for it because where else can you watch your phone all tour, bring in zeros and get all the VRI you can handle? Being a DOG is the best thing ever!
765B

11/08/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys didn't get the memo? This is the new pension funding and pay up plan! There's a meter so when the car is not on a job they can take fares! Problem is, they will find something else to fund with the money and no help to the pension.

11/08/2017 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a disgrace. Looks like something a kid with photoshop would make.

11/08/2017 02:15:00 AM

-------

Why not?

The current shoulder patch on our sleeves was designed in 1979 when some drunken deputy took an octagon shaped ashtray and sketched it out.

11/08/2017 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who really cares how it looks we should be more concerned about our next contract than this crap about cars!!!

11/08/2017 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD just got CHECKED by IPRA.
Sliced and diced with a ginsu.

Horrible choice to dis yall in every vehicle ya drive.
Total spite.

As a Illinois Citizen, I am so sorry Democrats are so bold as to do this to you.
I will just point once again to your useless union representation who has for decades supported the very crowd now doing this to you guys and gals.

Might just be time to do something about that, eh?

11/08/2017 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Ex-President had a vehicle would it look like this? If Ex-President had a job would it look like a patrol/leo DICK?

11/08/2017 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the return of the original star.

Knowing the inclusive mentality at city hall I thought it would have included a World City EU Global hi-viz chartreuse colour pattern.
So what happened to the CAPS regalia and a diversity rainbow?

One new thing for sure it makes the vehicle appear to be taking a nose dive, like Rahm & Special Ed's popularity and the direction of The Department.

Let's do our very best to keep those back seat compartments empty, clean and free of all forms of parasites.

11/08/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use and wearing of Body cams for LE in Illinois is state mandated.

11/08/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it, it has a dynamin look about it; and I used to drive the old blue and white Dodge Monacos with gumball machine lights.

However, it looks like it would be difficult and expensive to repair body damage.

11/08/2017 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A squad car should be simple and Black and White like L.A. and command respect, these are fruity.

11/08/2017 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF!! ... That is so hideous!

11/08/2017 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you open the door does it smell like jimmy s hotdogs? That s a real police car.

11/08/2017 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least you can't see it when you're sitting in it.

J.J.

11/08/2017 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could get a part time job delivering pizza in that thing.

J.J.

11/08/2017 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does it matter. It’s a waste of money we don’t have. If it looks like a taxi then the drunk is will just get in by themselves. You won’t have to put your hands on anybody. That what they want anyway.

11/08/2017 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awful. Looks like it runs on soy

11/08/2017 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Rahmacide copied design from his muslim buddy.... London mayor khan

11/08/2017 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much will this cost? What is the justification to spend this money?
Unless the slanted checker board pattern has been proven to throw off the aim of a shooter then this is all a waste of money.

11/08/2017 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

2004 Crown Vics kicked ASS!

11/08/2017 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OT: Heard that a P.O. filed a lawsuit regarding being ordered to wear the body cam and taser. Gist of it is:

-the fact that u have to wear an electronic device right over your main organs for 9 hours a day 5 days a week could cause some damage and there isn’t enough research to say that it doesn’t at this point.
-the extra weight of the taser and cam along with all the other equipment is making their back is hurt.
-with other new equipment like the asp, officers were grandfathered in and have a choice to choose to use the new equipment and should have the choice to choose not to wear the camera.
-it should’ve been bargained for in our contract and not imposed on us without any input from members.


I’ll believe there was a lawsuit filed when I see it. No way

11/08/2017 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the design, kudos to whoever came up with it. To the rest of you on here whining like kindergartners, the department offered for anyone to submit their design proposal so unless you did, you've got nothing to say about the design chosen.

11/08/2017 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just glad to have mostly decent cars again. We were basically all driving pool cars a few years back. No ac, no heat. Chunks of metal and parts just falling off as we drove down the road. The decals don't make or break the officers. Sucking exhaust fumes all night in the passenger compartment might though.

11/08/2017 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahaha so ugly. What a joke this place is. Does anyone actually still enjoy this job?

11/08/2017 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like shit.

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

Embarrassing.

11/08/2017 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the new design looks great on the side of a camel

11/08/2017 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Blade Runner.

11/08/2017 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SKA on patrol!

Substitute “Ghost Town” by The Specials for the siren.

11/08/2017 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any old timers remember the crown Vic lounge or caprice club option post detail?

11/08/2017 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Nick N said...

This is a real thing, and they have already labeled at least one. See some pics of a real unit at the link.

https://m.facebook.com/j.goots/posts/pcb.1387850714660465/

11/08/2017 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a serious not there’s rumors JO Rahm is going to discontinue 55 and out Insuance all together. Anyone?

11/08/2017 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see SC in 005 promoted way beyond her capabilities is calling in cars telling them they have to do at least 2 a night.

11/08/2017 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like them

11/08/2017 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but of concern to some retired cop out there.

The Aetna material which is sent out is NOT FOP plan specific, so if you are confused by any of this, basically, disregard the confusing portions.

Spoke with both pharmaceutical and medical representatives and the plan , for all practical purposes is identical to the 2017 plan. The only unknowns were some specific mail order drug costs due to that information not being current.

An example of one of my concerns was that the formulary plan said two of my meds were not available through mail order any longer. The rep I talked with went to FOP specific information and confirmed that they were still available by mail order but that prices COULD be different as a result of the supplier cost to the pharmacy being raised.

Just an FYI based on my research.

Stay fetal and safe.

11/08/2017 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous DDR said...

Be glad you don’t have take home squads with that design!

11/08/2017 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this design is common in police cars in Europe. Nothing new here.

11/08/2017 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“We would protect and serve” would have been better off in comic sans.
Please keesing Bandit... I need your keeses!!!!!

11/08/2017 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lock Down That Cat Converter!
Palladium just settled above $1,000 an ounce
for the first time since 2001: per MarketWatch website.
Looks like the guys in the hood follow the metals markets.
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Mate, Tie Me Kangaroo Down!

11/08/2017 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it. But I'm retired.

11/08/2017 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this car fully equipped with a steering wheel that has been picked away by some fidgety officer, rotten food under the passenger seat, and a cup holder utilized as a cigar ash tray? What about a gummy foreign substance in pdt mount jacks?

11/08/2017 12:13:00 AM


Yep, comes fully equipped. Also includes drain holes in the floorboards so you don't have to worry about spilled drinks, bodily fluid leakage, or snow/slush on your boots. As an added bonus, the drain holes act as a backup speedometer for when the dash goes on the fritz.

11/08/2017 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop complaining they give a car with a full tank of gas now get out there and get some numbers for these merit bosses

11/08/2017 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy fuck. This is an embarrassment and like most here I'm past that point of no return and forced to endure this clown show until retirement. FUCK.

11/08/2017 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should read “Chicago Crime Monitors” sorry sir or ma’am, we don’t prevent Crime we just monitor it. Just like the bank guard in the middle of an armed robbery. The devil and his disciples are having their way in transforming the law of the land into the law of the jungle/swamp.

11/08/2017 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question is Why?

11/08/2017 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hideous, the one we currently have is way better. excuse me while i go vomit

11/08/2017 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the love affair between CPD and a checkerboard? Unless the goal is to look dated and dorky...

11/08/2017 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the font for “We serve and protect” comic sans??? What the fuck is this shit?! My wife uses that for her kindergarten class she teaches. This place is truly a fucking joke.

11/08/2017 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bring back the blue and whites from the 60-70's

11/08/2017 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a warehouse in Elmhurst where it appears that new CPD squads are striped for the street. The parking lot is filled with about 100 new cars, all in the current theme. I haven't seen any in the design from the photo.

11/08/2017 02:19:00 AM

That's the Roesch Ford lot in Bensenville. The cars arrive there already striped. The cars are getting the graphics done at a kosher location in Winettka.

11/08/2017 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Heard that a P.O. filed a lawsuit regarding being ordered to wear the body cam and taser. Gist of it is:

-the fact that u have to wear an electronic device right over your main organs for 9 hours a day 5 days a week could cause some damage and there isn’t enough research to say that it doesn’t at this point.
-the extra weight of the taser and cam along with all the other equipment is making their back is hurt.
-with other new equipment like the asp, officers were grandfathered in and have a choice to choose to use the new equipment and should have the choice to choose not to wear the camera.
-it should’ve been bargained for in our contract and not imposed on us without any input from members.

Those were the main points but I think there were a few more.

11/08/2017 12:42:00 AM


Well that guy just completely wasted his time and money. Case dismissed. I bet he keeps his cell phone on him for 9 hours while he's at work.. yep an electronic device. Not to mention it's the dumbest lawsuit ever

11/08/2017 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks ridiculous, go figure though it's Chicago PD. Most burb PD cars are bad ass black and don't look fu fu.

11/08/2017 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the point? After a few years of constant abuse the outside body will be rusting and the decals will be peeling off.

Of course, when that happens you will be told to take it into the area and will be swiftly told that " that's a warranty" problem. So the car will be taken to the closest dealership which I guarantee will be in some far away suburb because no dealer within the city limits still puts up with the department's "fix now, we pay later" deal.

11/08/2017 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the photos of the 3 stooges


RAHM. FOXX. KIDNEY BEAN. ON THE TRUNK ?

11/08/2017 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably someone got paid a million dollars to design that.

11/08/2017 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we deescalate , get a warrant

11/08/2017 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why stop at this horrid graphic?

Make everybody clean shaven.
buzz-cut (no exemptions) and
skinny bow ties with a Dan Daly
round crown?

A 1940's Milk Man embodies more
authority and imminent ass-kickery...

11/08/2017 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever !!!! I still am not gonna do shit !!! new,old car
no car who gives a fuck !!!!!!???? A couple more
Years and I’m leaving this whole fucking state

11/08/2017 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Heard that a P.O. filed a lawsuit regarding being ordered to wear the body cam and taser. Gist of it is:

-the fact that u have to wear an electronic device right over your main organs for 9 hours a day 5 days a week could cause some damage and there isn’t enough research to say that it doesn’t at this point.
-the extra weight of the taser and cam along with all the other equipment is making their back is hurt.
-with other new equipment like the asp, officers were grandfathered in and have a choice to choose to use the new equipment and should have the choice to choose not to wear the camera.
-it should’ve been bargained for in our contract and not imposed on us without any input from members.

Those were the main points but I think there were a few more.
_________________________________________________

There is some validity to the health aspect of this. We are bombarded with additional electromagnetic radiation from radios that are in close proximity to our head, abdomen, and pelvis. Additional exposure comes from the PDTs and computers in the station. Now add another source of exposure from the body cameras. It would be interesting to see some numbers regarding radiation dosage per year and its cumulative effects. The duty belt and vest with all the extra weight is detrimental to your posture, pelvic muscles, and spine. That was confirmed by several chiropractors I've seen already. They even recommended removing all the equipment for at least 15 min several times throughout the tour to relieve the pressure on the back. Not that the city gives a fuck about any of this - they don't even cover the free 20 chiro adjustments/yr anymore.

11/08/2017 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me someone did not win the design contest. That's looks stupid!!!

11/08/2017 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago's version of the "cash cab" show. I wonder if they have a violet 'lyft' sign on the dash when you aren't on a job....

11/08/2017 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please get rid of the checkerboard.

Next, make uniform shirts navy blue, like the rest of the country.

11/08/2017 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they didn't use the British checkerboard like Combined insurance did on the open enrollment mailing.

11/08/2017 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I drive everybody around. The farther, the better. It waste time and I stay down on and then I go home. That’s how it’s done by a true veteran... Don’t fight it, go with the flow. “Be water my friend”, Bruce Lee.

11/08/2017 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder who the "connected" graphic "artist" is that got paid way too much money for this horseshit design?

11/08/2017 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT A JOKE , What else can I possibly say , now there even trying to degrade the looks of a Police Squad Car

11/08/2017 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the design, kudos to whoever came up with it. To the rest of you on here whining like kindergartners, the department offered for anyone to submit their design proposal so unless you did, you've got nothing to say about the design chosen.

11/08/2017 10:42:00 AM

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN, BOSS!

Here's a good link:

https://ambulancevisibilityblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/the-difference-between-battenburg-high-visibility-markings-and-sillitoe-chequers-on-police-fire-ambulance-vehicles/

Which states in part:
Sillitoe is not easily visualised over longer distances as the squares tend to merge and become less obvious. Agencies located around the world are now removing the Sillitoe scheme and replacing it with solid panels or wide striping in fluorescent colours.

This new design is a Sillitoe scheme, BTW. Day late, dollar short, that's us!

11/08/2017 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many Cesario wanna be's did it take to come up with this mess??

11/08/2017 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:07AM....

I still enjoy checking my Deffered Comp balance and accruing OT.

But other then that, it sucks.

11/08/2017 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 1990 Chevy Caprices were awesome. V8 350 had balls and could do a u turn anywhere.

11/08/2017 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
On a serious not there’s rumors JO Rahm is going to discontinue 55 and out Insuance all together. Anyone?

11/08/2017 12:18:00 PM

312-733-7776 call FOP ask for Greg!

11/08/2017 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it’s gggrrreat!!!!

Signed
Tony the Tiger.

11/08/2017 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can’t wait until they hit the streets and I want to drive one....oops I can’t I just retired. My bad.

11/08/2017 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half ass cursive and script on the "We serve and protect".

11/08/2017 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that guy just completely wasted his time and money. Case dismissed. I bet he keeps his cell phone on him for 9 hours while he's at work.. yep an electronic device. Not to mention it's the dumbest lawsuit ever

11/08/2017 03:37:00 PM

A lot of people ( those never involved in a civil lawsuit before) are always crying , "sue", "sue". They have no idea what they are getting into when they sue someone, especially a very big someone like the City of Chicago. It takes money and a lot of it to do this, unless you find a lawyer who will take it on contingency and even then you will have to pony up with the expenses upfront, at least 10 grand. And, if you lose, the city will send you a bill for their expenses and that will cost you at least 15-20 grand. It is not an easy thing to do unless you are in a protected class and you claim discrimination, then things become very much easier. Talk is cheap, suing is not. And, lets not forget all of the time you will be spending at depositions, in court, at hearings, gathering evidence and convincing other cops to testify for you ( also not easy because I can promise you the department will try to intimidate them also). Good luck

11/08/2017 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant wait to transport Shoplifters in it,Says 18thDistrict Ranger...

11/08/2017 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love that post about Dean. He keeps the shine box in the trunk of his fop purchased car.

11/08/2017 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
this design is common in police cars in Europe. Nothing new here.

11/08/2017 01:14:00 PM

Well if it’s common in Europe wouldn’t it be new here?

11/08/2017 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you open the door does it smell like jimmy s hotdogs? That s a real police car.

11/08/2017 09:48:00 AM
——————————————————————————
Wrong. Does it smell like old farts from Jimmy’s? That is the question.

11/08/2017 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it!.....hire that guy

11/08/2017 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like something out of NASCAR. Richard Petty special.

11/08/2017 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
SKA on patrol!

Substitute “Ghost Town” by The Specials for the siren.

11/08/2017 11:47:00 AM

The Chi-Ska-Go Police!

11/08/2017 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't even see the bottom left point of the star because it is swallowed by the huge checkerboard. I mean this is SO amateur.

11/08/2017 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tacky!
Looks more like a Domino's Pizza Mobile! Cheese and sausage Jumbo

11/08/2017 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am sure bt 3730 (GR) already has his own personal squad car outfitted with the new design. Heck he probably designed it himself like he tries to design everything else on this dept.

He’s the asshole going lights and siren on the Kennedy in bound everyday at the same time.

11/08/2017 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF am I looking at? It's nice they're bringing back the Chicago Police star and it looks like they got rid of that useless CAPS crap, but dear God...whoever did this must have been drunk, high on crack or both. I would have been in favor of going retro--back to the old blue and white look of the 60's.

This is just a bloody mess....come to think of it that does fit just what this city has become..

11/08/2017 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it.

11/08/2017 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks designed by committee.

- not a LEO

11/08/2017 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The design of the graphics makes the car appear to be lop sided. There is no balance to the design. The star size is out of proportion as to where it is placed. A star of that size would work on the front door. Also that star was never representative of the past or present stars carried by sworn members. It is kind of simplified version. Other law enforcement agencies that display their stars/badges are representative of the actual identification. Hope CPD comes up with something better than this. When will they jazzing up the CFD insignia?

11/08/2017 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All we need is to convert over to European sirens
(i.e. French) that undulate in and out in pitch, you
know, the kind that inspired Keith Richards to write
the riff to "Street Fighting Man."

11/08/2017 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The current shoulder patch on our sleeves was designed in 1979 when some drunken deputy took an octagon shaped ashtray and sketched it out.

11/08/2017 09:22:00 AM

Bite me asshole. He was a good copper and a smart man who still lives here. Our patch is unique. And you are the only asshole complaining about it.

11/08/2017 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very simple fix, put the CPD Star on drivers door, put checkerboard horizontal and Serve and Protect on back in block letters not that goofy writing and you have a legitimate looking squad car, not something that looks like a Parking Enforcement Vehicle in Belgium. Stop it not and correct it.

11/08/2017 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever heard of the term "less is more"?

That is hideous...unbelievably ugly

11/08/2017 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, almost a week now and not a peep from any politician, any tv or newspaper and worst of all...the department or union.
Like the guy didn't exist to anyone but his daughter.

http://www.cpdmemorial.org/news/hero-chicago-police-officer-andre-van-vegten-passes-away/

11/08/2017 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a disgrace. Looks like something a kid with photoshop would make.

11/08/2017 02:15:00 AM

My 6 year-old is very proud of that design. He whipped it up in four or five minutes. And, he won!

11/08/2017 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many clowns will fit inside?

11/08/2017 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like shit. Nothing wrong with the old design. Waste of revenue.

11/08/2017 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please get rid of the checkerboard.

Next, make uniform shirts navy blue, like the rest of the country.

11/08/2017 04:57:00 PM

No, you fucking nerd, we don't need to change the uniforms or the car designs.

Why in the fuck do you care that are uniforms are not like the rest of the country? What's wrong, momma dont have enough laundry detergent to wash your uniforms more than once a week ?

11/08/2017 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to put daisy decals on mine.

11/08/2017 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, where's my bread stix and 2-liter ?

11/08/2017 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's almost cartoon-like.... on an angle as if the vehicle were crashing in a cartoon on a crazy angle, and then the CPD star just pops up! scrreeeeeeechh..... booooom..... bang..... DING! (pixie dust flitters downward)

11/09/2017 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a pace car for the Indy 500, not a police vehicle. I can't wait to retire. I'm so embarrassed.

11/09/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don’t want this design on your car, do one of two things...

1. Get Trump to like it or
2. Associate it with a white supremist group

Liberals will go crazy and demand that the design be removed.

11/09/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's still plenty of room for a few unicorns on there. Can someone please photoshop a Camel with that paint scheme and post it. I'm too old to know how to do that shit.

11/09/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like vehicles for Crash Test Dummies.
And decals? For those prices, we should get
real paint.

11/09/2017 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hideous! Looks like a pizza delivery vehicle. Ugh!!!

11/09/2017 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a hipster had a hand in it. Trying to get all modern. Bring back the retro blue and whites with the wobbler ong-ong sirens.

11/09/2017 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Chief Wigham said...

Lookin good boys, lookin good

11/09/2017 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two words; fucked-up!!

Sorry SSC, that's what comes to mind.

11/09/2017 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The 1990 Chevy Caprices were awesome. V8 350 had balls and could do a u turn anywhere.

11/08/2017 05:17:00 PM

Indeed!

But man oh man...
Those '94 to '96 "Rocket Chevy"
9c1 Caprices at CTA Special Employment?

Detuned Corvette engines with iron heads
and big 4 wheel disc brakes.

Go & Whoa.

It was kind of ironic to be chasing
down buses with an honest to God rocket.

Those things were FAST!

"Lincoln 7XX?"
"7XX go..."
"Bus Alarm... Standing southbound,
111-Hundred on Michigan, Bus #XXXX
no further information."
"Nobody up in 005 for that job squad?
we're just leaving the Kraft Building now."
"Sorry... It's all yours.'

"WTF? Hope the driver isn't getting
boot-fucked (ass-kicked) by the locals."

Oh well... After midnight and s/b on the
Ryan = 130+ and steady as a rock.

...Of course the bus was gone when we got there
and the dispatcher was like, "whatever."

There was chatter in 91c-land that a
CHP Officer laid his ears back and
clocked an indicated 158 MPH reeling
in a speeder.

(CHP was into all kinds of fun stuff
like special ordering Police Pursuit
Z-28 Camaros with 403 Pontiac engines)

The exempts at the time said there was no
way in hell those cars were going to be
CPD fleet because they were MUCHO faster
than the '87 to'90 Box Chevys and the
'91 and '92 Bubble Chevys.

The '93s were WAY down on power and
mud slow because Fleet ordered them
with 305 V8s

The '94 to '96 model years were the 255 V8
taxi package...

>Brrmmmm! Putt-Putt-Putt-Putt!<

Good Times?

Well... Mostly.

11/09/2017 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That truly is hideous looking.

11/09/2017 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad I’m done in a few months.

11/09/2017 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt.Saunders CPD (ret) said...

It's ugly. Brought to you by the same people that brought you those stars that look like they came out of a Cracker Jack box.

11/09/2017 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that bad just needs some better rims.

11/09/2017 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the American flag?
Where's the police flag with the blue line?
Where's the Chicago Flag?
Oh yeah, those must all be racist symbols!
Fuck this city!!

11/09/2017 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) The police need your help people Robbed,beaten every five minutes there;

3 mugged in Uptown in 15 minutes, reports say

http://abc7chicago.com/3-mugged-in-uptown-in-15-minutes-reports-say/2622478/

Notify police to mediately here's the description of the offenders if you see any of them are groups of them call 911;

The blog said there is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15 and 18 old.

Citizens be careful citywide I would be very careful especially around high schools and other areas that teenagers congregate if you see them any groups call 911 immediately for your own safety the media has finally told us what the offenders look like .

11/09/2017 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You CPD Officer! Chance the rapper can go to hell!!!!!

11/09/2017 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

Keeses are awarded after many of my famous white wine spritzers served at my pretty loft. You know where it is cutie. Quit stalling.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

11/09/2017 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My grandkids could come up with a better design.

J.J.

11/09/2017 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The current shoulder patch on our sleeves was designed in 1979 when some drunken deputy took an octagon shaped ashtray and sketched it out.

-------------

Bite me asshole. He was a good copper and a smart man who still lives here. Our patch is unique. And you are the only asshole complaining about it.

-------------

I'm not complaining about it.

Just telling the TRUTH.

11/09/2017 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens to the design when Ford changes the shape of the vehicle.. HUH?

The city will have over 1000 emblem sets that will be useless.

11/09/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is almost as drastic as when the department went from black and whites to blue and whites, the Wilson moment in the 60's. Fortunately, I will not be around the department to much longer, and will not have to get use to this new design, like the coppers in the 60's had to get use to the new blue and whites. Later suckers...........

11/09/2017 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The checked stripe shows the optimal angle for reclining during the 1st watch.

11/09/2017 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well at least the CAPS bullshit is gone.

11/09/2017 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Hillary won we would have a laquan mcdonald memorial airbrushed onto the hood of every squad car

11/09/2017 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

If you don’t want this design on your car, do one of two things...

1. Get Trump to like it or
2. Associate it with a white supremist group

Liberals will go crazy and demand that the design be removed.

11/09/2017 12:20:00 AM


Liking how you think!
+1

11/09/2017 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me this is not real, my 8 year old with special needs, could have designed a better beat car. Truly pathetic, nothing surprises me anymore from Research and Development , the fucking brainiacs who never have had 1 day street experience and make us working coppers live's miserable. Just like their Fucking Body worn cameras, they can shove them up their ass and take pictures of their colon! WORST THING TO EVER TO DEMORALIZE WORKING POLICE OFFICERS IN ALL OF HISTORY, LIKE WE ARE FUCKING ROBOTS!!!!
Fuck this department administration and their brown nosing pen holding whores who work for them making our lives miserable.
I apologize , I'm keeping is real, but they don't want to accept the truth & look in the mirror @ their ugly souls.

11/09/2017 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a lot of you don’t like the design. That’s why they’re using it.

11/09/2017 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way better without the comrade CAPS (hippee nonsense) star on the door and the half circle CAPS logo attacking the city flag on the rear fender. Does look a little like a rip off of the Arizona State Police trooper cars new design. Did love the original blue fendered, white door cars with the return of our old ‘door’ star. That design also had our motto in cursive. Noticed on a British cop series the officers drove BMW 3 and 5 series sedans. Tactical guys had unmarked BMW’s, uniform patrol had loud checker painted BMW’s and Jaguars.
Yuge improvement.

11/09/2017 01:23:00 PM  

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