Monday, January 08, 2018

Fifty-three? Stand Back!

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday 53 new police officers have been deployed to their first district assignments as part of the plan to grow the Chicago Police Department by nearly 1,000 officers.

    “We are putting more police on the street — from the far north side to the far south side to the west side and neighborhoods in between — and we are getting gangs, guns and drugs off the street,” the mayor said. “Each of these men and women who are hitting the street today know that they can make a difference, and each of them will help us all achieve a better tomorrow.”
Rahm must have needed some timely positive press. The ones in our District have been here a month, maybe more. There must be a wave of retirements in the offing that are going to leave the Districts strapped for manpower again. Or maybe a giant Airport bid? In the meantime, NYPD graduated it's smallest class in recent memory - 400 Officers.

Rahm seems to be falling a bit short (again) of his promise to hire "nearly 1,000" officers because those pesky officers keep retiring or moving on to other jobs. All of this, while those in charge of "screening" potential candidates manage to disqualify a disturbingly high number of applicants based on god knows what.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The homicides are going to drop faster than Harvey Weinstein’s pants!!

1/08/2018 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing against 001 District, it's not a good place to learn. Granted it has its unique crimes. But a lot of days goes by with you just dressed up looking like the Police. Yes I spent a year in 001 under Tom Burns. Unfortunately some never leave and have been disservice by not learning the job. The 001 should be a place to go after you learned the job.

1/08/2018 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diversionary Donkey-Dung...

1/08/2018 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's less than half of all his political hack assistants at city hall...

1/08/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I havent lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

1/08/2018 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are concerned Rahm... send those guys, girls, and gender conforming officers to shithole districts. And also request the state reduce it CCL fees 90%. Haven't you learned anything from watching Robocop 1, 2, or 3

1/08/2018 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see......

53 over 1,000......

.....decimal point goes where.....

.....okay.....gives a stunning portion of his assurance to be.......(cue drum roll)...... 5.3% of promise kept......oh wait.....how many retirees.....

Ut oh.......

1/08/2018 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous long gone and laughing my ass off said...

cpd don't want nobody nobody sent.

sounds about right.

1/08/2018 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city aka Rahm is so desperate to hire new officers they are willing to lower the standards to a new low. I hear there are PPO’s with misdemeanor crimes convictions in their history being overlooked. This is doing to look well when it comes to these officer making arrests and their honor being questioned. THen you have ppo’s who have mental disabilities like Tourette syndrome and nerve disorders trying to enforce the laws this is a keg of dynamite waiting to explode. Let’s not mentions tons of lawsuits waiting to be file thanks to the intelligence of Mayor Emmanuel . God help us all

How the hell can the city justify forcing FTO’s to train 2 or 3 ppo’s simultaneously due to shortage of FTO’s. Hey FOP get your head out of your ass and do something about this before its too late. Then the city wants to hire 100 FTO’s and starts with a class of 25. WTF !!!!

1/08/2018 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many fed up officers are retiring this year?
C’mon lapdog media ask Rahm a pointed question and call him on his bullshit.

1/08/2018 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

53 policeofficers hit the street today boy do I feel safe NOT

1/08/2018 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.:
We lost one of our brothers yesterday.
RIP Pat Bernico.

1/08/2018 03:34:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

The Lapdog Media allows this Bullshit Deception and manipulation of Facts. Some of these same kids were used as props when they first graduated from the Academy! It was clear when you looked at them that some of them were already wearing their uniforms like Old Salts. Rahm is a liar and bullshitter, but he is encouraged by a fawning Media, that should not allow boasting about hires, unless it also mentions retires. These Fake News presentations are like a Shell Game on the Red Line. Stay safe and be careful around these new recruits. Remember, they have been brain washed, and many are like Rahm, not even from "Shitcaga". They talk about "Change", but since they are new around here, they do not even know what they are changing from. Change to them may include getting rid of the Evil Cops who are the Real Problem. Don't forget the recruit who was assigned to 019 who went on line to check if the FTO he was assigned to had CRs. When he saw that the FTO had CRs, he "demanded" a Different FTO, because he felt the one assigned could be bad for his career! Baby "G"

1/08/2018 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm masters the strategy of 'Baffle them with conflicting bullshit' long before Trump came on the scene.
So PLEASE don't help him get away with it.
The 'Hire 1000 Officers' promise was part of a line of walk-back statements / promises / lies he told back in '16.
The first, most credible, most specific promise was to have 13,445 (I believe that is the exact number) of sworn officers on staff in the department by 2018. That line helped get him reelected and pass a gigantic tax increase.
He stuck by the number when the problem of retiring officers was brought up.
He laid out his plan for beefing up the Acadamy to get it done.
13,445 (I believe) ON STAFF. Not 'Hire 1000 officers' .... which became 'Put 1000 officers on the street'....which became '500 officers'...
All bullshit.
Hold him to what he said first.
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I'm not a cop. I disagree with plenty of stuff here.
But Rahm is a liar. Big time. Thatbwe absolutely agree on.
So please - remind everybody of exactly what he said / promised...and lied about.

1/08/2018 05:31:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Less than one per watch.

1/08/2018 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they want more cops on the street, clear out HQ and the stations of the large numbers inside.

1/08/2018 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had several ppos in the district and they vanished as of Sunday. It was very telling that they trotted Waller out, is he the front runner for first?

1/08/2018 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This "politician" is from the same mold as Obama. If his lips are moving, he's lying.

J.J.

1/08/2018 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

smoke and mirrors

1/08/2018 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone give this idiot a calculator that can be operated with only nine digits. Let not take into account the retirement numbers every month. How many time has he used 1,000 in a paragraph?

1/08/2018 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These classes of 50-75 r suits is in no way keeping up with retirements. It’s a joke and some one should be calling him out on it. McCarthy are you seriously running, this is a gimme. I bet there is close to 50 retirements in Jan/2018 alone.

1/08/2018 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the "xtra" 200 or more "buried" at 35th? I remember when the "mayor" stated Police officers "were not" trained to be "secretaries",,,,then again,same,same,SHAME....

1/08/2018 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is 53 the number remaining after the other 47 quit?

1/08/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing against 001 District, it's not a good place to learn. Granted it has its unique crimes. But a lot of days goes by with you just dressed up looking like the Police. Yes I spent a year in 001 under Tom Burns. Unfortunately some never leave and have been disservice by not learning the job. The 001 should be a place to go after you learned the job.

And may we add:
016, 018, 020

1/08/2018 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I haven't lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or anything official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.


Make an appointment with your alderman. Explain what happened. He/She should be able to help. I don't know where else to go for help. Maybe 35th St? Recruit processing?

1/08/2018 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I havent lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

1/08/2018 01:08:00 AM
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stay in Europe and give up!!!!!

1/08/2018 08:16:00 AM  
Blogger dumpdaley said...

Didn't 17 quit the first week on the street?

1/08/2018 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard from someone who works in personnel that if you are m-2, your application is "filed". If you are a 1, 3, or 4, you are fast-tracked. Even if you had arrests. Talked to an fto from the south side. Her poo brags that he had 7 narcotic arrests. During patrol he likes to wear headphones and stop to talk to his "homies" on the corner. I'm going to make a prediction: considering the "quality" of our recruits and recently promoted, in 3 to 5 years, CPD will be rocked by an unbelievable amount of scandals. Everything the "social warriors" have accused the dept of will occur, but only because they made it happen

1/08/2018 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure by the end of 2018 he'll be telling anyone who will listen that he kept his promise of hiring 1000 more police officers. But what he will not admit too will be the fact that upwards of 500 officers retired.

1/08/2018 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All going to 001 district? All are political hacks too. What other reason is there to send a recruit to 001 for training? The only reason is to make sure he/she doesn't get hurt before they get a computer job or desk job or some other inside do nothing job. Meanwhile at least 40 will retire by April the start of the killing season.
Remember. The only thing that truly kills crime in Chicago is the" drive by".
Crime kills crime, bullets kill crime!

1/08/2018 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I havent lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

1/08/2018 01:08:00 AM

Sorry buddy but they are now processing the 2017 exam and soon another one will be give in early 2018. Move along, take it again or find another department to test for. You will not get a letter HR is not required to send them out.
765B

1/08/2018 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are going to the airports, look at the amount every period something is brewing with DOA coppers/security be eliminated? Very intriguing! If your not at the airports phone lines are now open call immediately 1-800-got-clout!

1/08/2018 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got disqualified for smoking weed in High School over 15 years ago. Took the test in 2013. Ridiculous.

1/08/2018 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How the hell can the city justify forcing FTO’s to train 2 or 3 ppo’s simultaneously due to shortage of FTO’s. Hey FOP get your head out of your ass and do something about this before its too late. Then the city wants to hire 100 FTO’s and starts with a class of 25. WTF !!!!


I’m mystified how the CPD survived before we had all these FTO’s. Seems on the job training worked well when I came on. We all got through it and survived

1/08/2018 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I havent lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

1/08/2018 01:08:00 AM

Go down to HR at headquarters and ask for an explanation face to face

1/08/2018 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would bet with the way things are going many more to airports,some possibly to mass transit! Airports are getting crowded with coppers,they are talking about expanding locker rooms and maybe relocating off site soon! Space is being looked at for Midway coppers off central or Cicero Ave,with the strong possibility of a new district being created west end of 008!

1/08/2018 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that the union isn't taking the opportunity to issue a press release about the 50 some (it's a guess) cops retiring in the next 60 days. Even the most obtuse member of the press should be capable of doing the math and smelling the bull shit Rahm was shoveling.

1/08/2018 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I havent lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

1/08/2018 01:08:00 AM
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Move the fuck out of state, and say no to the this job. You will remember me 4 years down the road if you don't listen

1/08/2018 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

m still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I havent lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

****

Jokes aside, take this as a blessing. You don’t want this job. Look elsewhere and leave Illinois. The first 3-5 years will be awesome and then you will be miserable and locked in. Please take my advice.

1/08/2018 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I havent lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

1/08/2018 01:08:00 AM

You thank your lucky stars and find something better to do with your life, which would include just about anything.

1/08/2018 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The city aka Rahm is so desperate to hire new officers they are willing to lower the standards to a new low. I hear there are PPO’s with misdemeanor crimes convictions in their history being overlooked. This is doing to look well when it comes to these officer making arrests and their honor being questioned. THen you have ppo’s who have mental disabilities like Tourette syndrome and nerve disorders trying to enforce the laws this is a keg of dynamite waiting to explode. Let’s not mentions tons of lawsuits waiting to be file thanks to the intelligence of Mayor Emmanuel . God help us all

How the hell can the city justify forcing FTO’s to train 2 or 3 ppo’s simultaneously due to shortage of FTO’s. Hey FOP get your head out of your ass and do something about this before its too late. Then the city wants to hire 100 FTO’s and starts with a class of 25. WTF !!!!

1/08/2018 02:49:00 AM

The city is only lowering their standards for certain genders and ethnic groups which is in itself the very definition of racism. To the second part of your post, anyone that becomes an FTO on this job now is a goof and if they don’t like the tasks they are being given they can easily give up the position. The city doesn’t need to or care to justify anything. The city’s plan is to destroy this department and erase any trace of what it once was. They want to make this job as miserable as possible in order to force out anyone who currently has 15 or more years on and might remember how much better this job actually used to be. Wait until you see how many retirements happen when swiping starts department wide.

1/08/2018 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed. They told me on the phone about 5 months ago that I'm not hireable because I havent lived in the US for the last five years. (I was in an American university in Europe from 2012-2014.) This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Yes, I’ll advise you on how exactly to proceed. First, consider yourself lucky that you are still free to follow a different career path. Second, if you value your health and well being, quickly vacate the city of Chicago, county of Cook, and state of Illinois. Third, start thinking of a job that’s NOT related to law enforcement, then apply for and acquire that job. Fourth, if you still feel the need that you MUST become a police officer, hang up a map of the US on your wall and throw a dart at it. Become a police officer in whatever spot you hit, there is a very good chance that spot is better than CPD. If you hit anything in Illinois, please try again. You're welcome.

1/08/2018 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone who has a 35th n Mich connection please ask why are they sending so many people to the airport??? We need help here in the dist level not at O'Hare and Midway. 50 new green coppers is going to do absolutely NOTHING.

1/08/2018 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gained 53, lost 60. Hmm Still a couple thousand short

1/08/2018 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He said it with such conviction AND a straight face too......

1/08/2018 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i retired and i can't stop smiling!

1/08/2018 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting.

Crime in New York City fell even as the policing tactic was abandoned.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455035/new-york-city-stop-and-frisk-crime-decline-conservatives-wrong

1/08/2018 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in the 2016 process, but after the runaround for the last year after my BI was submitted to CPD, I decided to have my application pulled from further BS. White male, Masters, military, PT with the best of them, strong professional work history, and ZERO background issues! None, not even a documented speeding ticketing! Apparently I need a fucking cane to help me PT. Yeah, saw that recruit when I did my poly. What a joke. At this point I don't want the gig, just bitter at how the selection is done. Now I'll enjoy my family in a southern burb with one of the lowest crime rates in the state. Fuck you HR. Bunch of racist, know nothing, do nothing, assholes. Now I'm done.

1/08/2018 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

53 lol...
There are over 53 house mouses hidden on the 5th floor of 35th!

1/08/2018 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HQ is really bloated.

What’s with 009 Commander adding a “social media” officer to his very large “Admin” office?
You could man an entire roll call with the coppers he’s got hidden up on the 2nd floor.

1/08/2018 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the 2016 applicant, you need to find out if the University you were attending is considered property of the United States, or if it considered studying abroad.

Your best bet is to contact the US consulate in the country you were in. They will know the status

1/08/2018 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering...
Is anyone still on the job or connected in anyway that was in Grant Park in 1968?

Does anyone remember I think was called, "The Tough Squad" or something like that from the early 1960's? I think the courts eventually ruled them to be unconstitutional.They would do things like ride on the EL and pretend to be drunk to entice someone to rob them. Well as you know, the court said that's entrapment. They may be the group that later morphed into the gang crimes unit.

1/08/2018 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous, if you were in Europe during that time, you're unqualified. As you stated, you haven't lived in the USA for the past 5 years. That's one of those rules to prevent illegal aliens from somehow being given a badge and a gun.

1/08/2018 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 01/08/2018 01;08am dont waste your time with this mentally challenged department apply with the cia , dia, or nsa , also there are a lot of finer departments in the usa that are hiring and where you can get promoted without wack.

1/08/2018 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm won't promise anything a check from the taxpayer's couldn't write...

1/08/2018 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just got disqualified for smoking weed in High School over 15 years ago. Took the test in 2013. Ridiculous.

1/08/2018 09:34:00 AM

That's gotta be some great shit can I get a bump?

1/08/2018 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above that pulled your application, your going to have a great life. Cpd is crap people see the salary and join but unless your clouted or one of the idiot blue jeans unit your quality of life would suck. Plus it saves you from renting in Chicago.
I did about 6 years with cpd and hated it was miserable, moved across the country and have a great quality of life.
You saved yourself from the chicago b s machine.

1/08/2018 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It is unfortunate that the union isn't taking the opportunity to issue a press release about the 50 some (it's a guess) cops retiring in the next 60 days. Even the most obtuse member of the press should be capable of doing the math and smelling the bull shit Rahm was shoveling.

Guess I can’t do the math either. Even with your math of 50 retiring in the next 60 days, two months. So assuming even with low figure of 53 a month coming out of academy that’s 106 new po’s, 50 retiring. That’s a plus 56 pos. What’s to write about?
Actually academy has been putting in 100 a month and they sure aren’t flunking any recruits

1/08/2018 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger Worc1 said...

Is this 1000 new PO's initiative over a 100 year period?

1/08/2018 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....I'm still waiting for my 2016 application to be processed......
You have to tell Personnel Investigations you had a wedding dress in your basement or crawl space in order for the process to continue, it worked for Rahmbo.

1/08/2018 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drug addicts, criminal recruits only, add in a few with some chronic medical issues : cp, Tourette's, etc. wtf.

1/08/2018 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Baby "G"

Keep them coming. Spot on. Appreciate you looking out for the blue.

1940

1/08/2018 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they know about the new footchase training bulletin?

1/08/2018 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m sure most are going to the south and west sides so Rahm can make nice to the criminals, cop haters and community activists so he can be re-elected.

1/08/2018 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just wondering...
Is anyone still on the job or connected in anyway that was in Grant Park in 1968?

Does anyone remember I think was called, "The Tough Squad" or something like that from the early 1960's? I think the courts eventually ruled them to be unconstitutional.They would do things like ride on the EL and pretend to be drunk to entice someone to rob them. Well as you know, the court said that's entrapment. They may be the group that later morphed into the gang crimes unit.

1/08/2018 04:07:00 PM

I see math isn’t your strong point. You do realize that 1968 was 50 years ago right? Even a brand new 18 year old recruit in 1968 would have been forced to retire 5 years ago.

1/08/2018 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I was in the 2016 process, but after the runaround for the last year after my BI was submitted to CPD, I decided to have my application pulled from further BS. White male, Masters, military, PT with the best of them, strong professional work history, and ZERO background issues! None, not even a documented speeding ticketing! Apparently I need a fucking cane to help me PT. Yeah, saw that recruit when I did my poly. What a joke. At this point I don't want the gig, just bitter at how the selection is done. Now I'll enjoy my family in a southern burb with one of the lowest crime rates in the state. Fuck you HR. Bunch of racist, know nothing, do nothing, assholes. Now I'm done.
1/08/2018 02:32:00 PM

Boo hoo...Black male w/ a master's, commissioned officer, prior service as an NCO, tested as a lateral with one town and didn't even get my score just got a you didn't make it letter. Scored top 5 every other PD I tested for. Took the same test with another town and almost got a perfect score. It happens. Matter of fact, a white friend (who is on the job too) took it with me and he got the shaft too.

If you want to be the police then do what you gotta do to get on somewhere else. Otherwise cry me a river. Everyday coppers on here tell you exactly how ate up this department and this city are and you want it anyway, now you're mad. If you're done then go but keep the whimpering to yourself. It was gonna be years of unfair stuff happening over and over to you again anyway. It gets worse for years until it gets better.

1/08/2018 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are going to the airports, look at the amount every period something is brewing with DOA coppers/security be eliminated? Very intriguing! If your not at the airports phone lines are now open call immediately 1-800-got-clout!

1/08/2018 09:24:00 AM
They are still going to need DOA to secure the gates leading into airport secure areas. Rumor has its that the Israeli securty firm hired to do a study on airport securty wrote a not to nice report stating the airport was severly understaffed and unsecured. RAy Charles could have told u that. Stealing all that federal money just like they did with mass transit money. Just ask old commander Graeber how that went..

1/08/2018 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

009 district has so many officers hidden it’s insane. Heard rumor on 3rd watch they are just shuffling the same inside people to different spots inside. Look at the sheets and you will see. You could easily put more on the street.

1/08/2018 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was after passing written, fitness, drug, and polygraph. But I never received a letter in the mail or any thing official. If anyone could advise me on how to
proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

1/08/2018 01:08:00 AM
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Proceed by passing go, and applying elsewhere....

1/08/2018 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How the hell can the city justify forcing FTO’s to train 2 or 3 ppo’s simultaneously due to shortage of FTO’s. Hey FOP get your head out of your ass and do something about this before its too late. Then the city wants to hire 100 FTO’s and starts with a class of 25. WTF !!!!

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Yeh, we do that in our district, too. 4/5 FTOs on the watch 1 FTO will get 2, another will get none, and each of our 'acting up' PO's will get one, and get out of grade pay, while a real FTO doesn't get a recruit.
The city with no money has the money to pay out of grade to a PO AND pay an FTO with no PPO. Makes perfect sense here....

1/08/2018 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are RoboCops...it might make a little difference.

1/08/2018 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering...
Is anyone still on the job or connected in anyway that was in Grant Park in 1968?

Does anyone remember I think was called, "The Tough Squad" or something like that from the early 1960's? I think the courts eventually ruled them to be unconstitutional.They would do things like ride on the EL and pretend to be drunk to entice someone to rob them. Well as you know, the court said that's entrapment. They may be the group that later morphed into the gang crimes unit.

1/08/2018 04:07:00 PM

Are you really asking if anyone was on the job 50 years ago???

1/08/2018 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was known as the RED Squad not the Tough Squad. They would infiltrate subversive groups and gather information. Their activities were ruled unconstitutional during the 60's.

1/09/2018 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG WOW A WHOPPING 53 New COPPERS , That will cover all the Hundreds of Officers That Retired , All the Cops that Threw in there Badge , All the Cops that will be retiring SOON and this Year , Boy The Yuppie North Side Ballerina can count , The Idiot is living in his Own Fantasy World

1/09/2018 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Just wondering...
Is anyone still on the job or connected in anyway that was in Grant Park in 1968?

Does anyone remember I think was called, "The Tough Squad" or something like that from the early 1960's? I think the courts eventually ruled them to be unconstitutional.They would do things like ride on the EL and pretend to be drunk to entice someone to rob them. Well as you know, the court said that's entrapment. They may be the group that later morphed into the gang crimes unit.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It was known as the RED Squad not the Tough Squad. They would infiltrate subversive groups and gather information. Their activities were ruled unconstitutional during the 60's.

1/09/2018 02:34:00 AM
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Not Red Squad, that was different. To answer the original question: It was known as the TUF (Tactical Undercover Function) and it operated primarily out of Area 4 (Maxwell St) Task Force. The name was an obvious play on words. Most of its operations involved what was then the West Madison, Skid Row, which was infamous for brutal Strong Armed Robberies. On member of the unit acted as a drunk decoy and the rest were his backup who would descend on any asshole stupid enough to hit the decoy. It usually ended very badly for the bad guy. It was around from the early 60's until sometime in the early 70's or so. A lot of medals were awarded to members of the unit. Assignment to it usually only was on weekend nights and was rotated among Area 4 Task Force personnel. it was great fun.

1/09/2018 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on the job back in the 60's, but I kind of forgot everything when I retired.

1/09/2018 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes can someone in the media please FOIA the numbers from 2017 and expose this guy already. PPO’s hires and all ranks retired. With 50-60 graduating at a time it will take Rahm a decade to add 1000 new police to the street. Maybe the Hary McCarthy for Mayor campaign should request the numbers? Show what a liar Rahm has been. It’s a good place to start.

1/09/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats not even 1/2 of how many probably retired that month.

1/09/2018 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeh, we do that in our district, too. 4/5 FTOs on the watch 1 FTO will get 2, another will get none, and each of our 'acting up' PO's will get one, and get out of grade pay, while a real FTO doesn't get a recruit.
The city with no money has the money to pay out of grade to a PO AND pay an FTO with no PPO. Makes perfect sense here....

1/08/2018 10:44:00 PM

I thought the new system didn't allow for "acting" FTOs.

1/09/2018 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I was in the 2016 process, but after the runaround for the last year after my BI was submitted to CPD, I decided to have my application pulled from further BS. White male, Masters, military, PT with the best of them, strong professional work history, and ZERO background issues! None, not even a documented speeding ticketing! Apparently I need a fucking cane to help me PT. Yeah, saw that recruit when I did my poly. What a joke. At this point I don't want the gig, just bitter at how the selection is done. Now I'll enjoy my family in a southern burb with one of the lowest crime rates in the state. Fuck you HR. Bunch of racist, know nothing, do nothing, assholes. Now I'm done.
1/08/2018 02:32:00 PM

Boo hoo...Black male w/ a master's, commissioned officer, prior service as an NCO, tested as a lateral with one town and didn't even get my score just got a you didn't make it letter. Scored top 5 every other PD I tested for. Took the same test with another town and almost got a perfect score. It happens. Matter of fact, a white friend (who is on the job too) took it with me and he got the shaft too.

If you want to be the police then do what you gotta do to get on somewhere else. Otherwise cry me a river. Everyday coppers on here tell you exactly how ate up this department and this city are and you want it anyway, now you're mad. If you're done then go but keep the whimpering to yourself. It was gonna be years of unfair stuff happening over and over to you again anyway. It gets worse for years until it gets better.

Thank you for your advice Mr. Awesome!

1/10/2018 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know 4 that are leaving Englewood and going to other department shortly. Pretty sad what this Dept turned into.

1/10/2018 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know 4 that are leaving Englewood and going to other department shortly. Pretty sad what this Dept turned into.

1/10/2018 05:56:00 AM

Love hearing this!

1/11/2018 07:05:00 PM  

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