Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sgt Class Coming

"Merit" letters are in and the theater has begun. The only question remaining is how big is the class going to be? 

We've heard 50 to 60, we've heard up to 115.

We've also been told the sergeant manpower is only down a few dozen, unless you go by Rahm's imaginary "I hired 1,000 cops" and then he'd need the higher supervisor numbers.

The unnaturally high number of "merit" picks solicited from each exempt leads ups to believe this new "merit list" might be around for a while and might hint at a larger than normal class.

Use this post for your rumors and "what I've heard posts."

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161 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

40 sgts

4/11/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

115 is accurate

4/11/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boy!!!

4/11/2018 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Class of 130 in May
Another class in October

4/11/2018 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt budget is 1272. Currently just under 1200 listed as 9171. Class will be 70-75. Devry (loc of last class) cant hold a bigger group and no room at the academy for the class. Congrats to the new sgts.

4/11/2018 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google me has a pick in this race. I saw him standing next to Ed today at the City Club press conference. He looked like he was having a stroke or something. That’s when I knew. He’s stacking the deck at CPD and bringing in Hurk and McNulty from The Baltimore PD.

On that note, if you know you’re going to be around Google me, please carry a wooden spoon. If you see his eyes cross and cock back the way I did today, know that he might zonk out and bite his tongue off.

4/11/2018 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

List will be up for a while yet. ZERO plans for a new exam. They will hit 600 off the current list.

4/11/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In order to bring the department’s span of control to anywhere near the level that is considered to be the industry standard (seven po’s to one sgt), the city will need to make a significant amount of sgts. That is of course if 9.5 and ole kidney disease are to be believed in regards to hiring more officers, as well as trying to reform the agency through improved supervision.

4/11/2018 01:00:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

The rumor I'm hearing is that the department is going to define 'merit' this class. That definition will accompany the names of the sponsors as well as the resumes and work histories of the suckasses who successfully bogarted their way into chevrons.









Nah... I'm just fuckin' around. It'll be business as usual: the disproportionate number of representatives hailing from "specialized" units, the detective division, the academy and those 'Noble' in nature.

4/11/2018 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing is for sure....we have way to many supervisors already. Many times they have nothing to do but sit inside and surf the net and watch tv.

4/11/2018 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- Uh Oh....Supremes rule in favor of U of Arizona cop shooting a woman armed with a knife and not complying with verbal commands, it sounds like she didn't even charge at the officer with the blade up. Does this apply to JVD trial? I'm guessing, yes it does! This will generate a whole new re-calibration of legal theories in the case. Look for the trial to be pushed back yet again. I don't know how flush his defense fund is but I think he has a real chance to beat the case. That is unless Dan Herbert makes an ass of himself with that big mouth in court.

4/11/2018 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to make up for the 30 merit selections they missed with their shenanigans at the start of this list.

4/11/2018 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name the Movie from this quote...( Ahem )....".Make me a Sgt and Charge the Booze."..Good Luck to all.....

4/11/2018 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Be The Merit Change" should replace the motto "We serve and Protect.."

4/11/2018 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we need all of these sgts. Short a few dozen? We need more Patrolmen ON THE STREETS. NEW HIRES!! WTF! Right now there are enough feeble company men/women sgts who don't know shit about working the streets on the friggin streets. Now we need more? No we don't. Get more PO's on the street to at least deter crime. Our presence in most cases is effective to the very least. More PO's on the street keep people safe.

4/11/2018 06:36:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Heard nothing. Catch you next time.

4/11/2018 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, do you all remember our own CPD detective who has 2 arrests for shoplifting, 1 in Louisiana where she failed to inform this job that she got locked up, and the other at whole foods her while she was assigned to the FBI task force. Well she now has a baby and strong rumours are that she will be fired, but wait now comes word that her clout wants her to be one of the new Sergeants. YOU GO GIRL, JUST WHAT WE NEED, A NUT CASE AS A SUPERVISOR

4/11/2018 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to PBPA newsletter they are only down 71 Sargeants under the current budget. But the class of 115 might happen. I emailed Bernsteins competitor, according to them first part of new test end of this year or early 2019. They anticipate opening their online prep class in June. They both had ads in the last FOP. newsletter. I don't see it, 2020 would be the 6 year mark for the list. I wonder where there at, span of control wise in the districts.

4/11/2018 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgts and above who opt for the 55 & out cannot go before May 1 and only have to give a 30 days heads up. By the time they come up with a promotion list, they should have a good idea of who’s going May 1st or 15th

4/11/2018 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who did Jamal endorse? Ax Fathead Ed!

4/11/2018 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were supposed to "up" the number of sgt to 112 from the budgeted amount of 1190. The new budgeted amount would be 1302. There are currently 1197 sgt's minus the 9 in LT school. So if my math is correct then they're down 114. Also, May there will be more retirements coming up. That 115 sounds about right. Congrats to all who will make it by SCORE!!

4/11/2018 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: So the city gets $10 mil donation to prevent crime. I hope this guy makes rahmy sign paper that states if he does not use the funds properly that he, rahmy, will be personally responsible for full repayment.

4/11/2018 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go again, another round of relatives and connected ones from inside spots and units getting promoted because they are oh so well qualified. It’s all legit. Now go out and get me those numbers kid.

P.S., Jamie you will finally get your stripes like your sister. Uncle Tony

4/11/2018 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the order put out in February, this list can be up for a while yet. First class was from April of ‘15, that gives the department up to three years of play until they need a new list. I can’t imagine them putting that order out and not taking advantage of the time it affords them to wait before they have to conduct another Sgt exam.

4/11/2018 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

150 Sergeants will be made.

4/11/2018 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sergeants and Lieutenants can start retiring 01 May with the "55 year old and out" union rule, so expect a lot of people to go as of 15 May. In my District, we have 1/3rd of our supervisors going this year.

4/11/2018 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ve got this from a great source!!!!!

Class size : 25 to 500 Sgt’s

When : from the moment you read this until about December

Where : either in Illinois or a surrounding state

Also, they may or may not be getting rid of the old list.

Remember you heard it here first!!!!

4/11/2018 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because of this requirement to have 60 hours of college credit back in the early 2000’s the closes I’ll get to being a sergeant is my low star number. Hope they don’t ask me to give it up. Wouldn’t that be a kick in the croch.

4/11/2018 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT- Uh Oh....Supremes rule in favor of U of Arizona cop shooting a woman armed with a knife and not complying with verbal commands, it sounds like she didn't even charge at the officer with the blade up. Does this apply to JVD trial? I'm guessing, yes it does! This will generate a whole new re-calibration of legal theories in the case. Look for the trial to be pushed back yet again. I don't know how flush his defense fund is but I think he has a real chance to beat the case. That is unless Dan Herbert makes an ass of himself with that big mouth in court.

4/11/2018 02:28:00 AM
True and all over more and more people are realizing unfortunately from the sharp end that knives can kill!

Then Arizona follows the law here also, imagine how much this state could save bet hundreds of millions by "following the law!"
Arizona court says Dreamers no longer eligible for in-state tuition

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/11/arizona-court-says-dreamers-no-longer-eligible-for-in-state-tuition.html

Excerpt:While people can disagree what the law should be, I hope we all can agree that the attorney general must enforce the law as it is, not as we want it to be."

*So the attorney general "enforces the law" hello Lisa madigan we know your finally stepping down due to massive failures and doing your part to enforce a fake dishonest law with that anti-police consent decree! Imagine this state city county Lisa if you for example did you job, but then again being an absolute failure was your option!

4/11/2018 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe to say there will be a lot of new cars in the CPD ranks and city hall due to the recent Merit payoffs. They didn't get there on there because of their good work ethic. Someone should follow the money trails should not be hard to find as the payers and payees are not sharpest tacks in box.

4/11/2018 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/11/2018 02:28:00 AM

The SAO overcharged with 1st degree bs. NG will be the verdict. Take a bench trial.

4/11/2018 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you should all be worried about is not the number promoted but the quality of those promoted. More merit hacks will mean more problems you in field. Bet a large number will be from HQ with no street experience but are politically or financially connected.

4/11/2018 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Just an fyi I live by 53rd and Narragansett not the police, but just to let the officers know last night 7:55 PM my neighbor called me about a guy in my alley going through garbage cans, so went out there with neighbor and behind my home was the guy driving an old red Toyota corolla with a license plate type that I looked up turns out to be this type

http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/license_plate_guide/ilpolice.html

I have the plate number but don't want to put on here it is a 3 letter plate, I talked to the guy he said he was just dropping a guy off "my guy" on the next block and was looking for something, he was a male hispanic about 35 gray jacket,black pants gray/black cap he showed me a card that said he was an "investigator" he was decently dressed did not look like a gang banger type, but looking into garbage can. my thought was maybe just maybe looking in the blue bin for thrown out paperwork, possibly looking for paperwork for id theft! No I did not call police,because I thought he may work for the police talked to neighbor who is a Chicago officer he told me "it was probably nothing!" What is your opinion?

4/11/2018 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
One thing is for sure....we have way to many supervisors already. Many times they have nothing to do but sit inside and surf the net and watch tv.

4/11/2018 01:28:00 AM

Study harder. You to can bee a sargent.

4/11/2018 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sgt budget is 1272. Currently just under 1200 listed as 9171. Class will be 70-75. Devry (loc of last class) cant hold a bigger group and no room at the academy for the class. Congrats to the new sgts.

4/11/2018 12:24:00 AM

Don’t look at the budgeted number of sergeants. I can’t remeber when they’ve been at full strength. Have they ever been?

4/11/2018 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that Google Me would have a pick in this tells you all you need to know about the depths this once great department has sunken to.

4/11/2018 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m hearing that merit picks won’t be included in the May class. They’re only selecting the people who were given the actual test to study 1st. Then the very few people who were lucky enough to score high on their own!

4/11/2018 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The budgeted positions for Sergeant is 1275. There are just under 1200 Sergeants currently. I would guess a class of 50-75. Ive heard similar numbers talked at 35th Street.

4/11/2018 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In order to bring the department’s span of control to anywhere near the level that is considered to be the industry standard (seven po’s to one sgt), the city will need to make a significant amount of sgts. That is of course if 9.5 and ole kidney disease are to be believed in regards to hiring more officers, as well as trying to reform the agency through improved supervision.

4/11/2018 01:00:00 AM

With the Feds stepping out of the consent decree business I have a feeling that number will never be close to being reached.

4/11/2018 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/11/2018 01:11:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
One thing is for sure....we have way to many supervisors already. Many times they have nothing to do but sit inside and surf the net and watch tv.


Second thing for sure. Federal consent decree says CPD needs more supervion so we are going to get more supervisors whether they are needed or not. They actually believe that is the answer

4/11/2018 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it cool if I got this tax issue I’m dealing with? Can I still be made merit?

4/11/2018 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it’s another class of 13 like the Lt class so one room in the academy is all they need.

4/11/2018 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know we need the bodies, but why does 701 keep getting these slugs from 001? We had a good thing going - they make even US look lazy!

4/11/2018 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Lori Lightfoot is going to be Rahms plant to split the Black Vote, With Willie Wilson all in with Vallas and McCarthy to beat Rahm at any costs Rahms pollsters say he is in big trouble. Rauners people are actively working with these 3 to bring down Emanuel with the Blago wiretaps containing thousands of hours of ugly things coming to light soon. How can 1 tiny man make so many enemies in both D.C. AND Chicago?

4/11/2018 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“One thing is for sure....we have way to many supervisors already. Many times they have nothing to do but sit inside and surf the net and watch tv.”

One thing is for sure; maybe you should study and do well on the test? Instead of crying about what “others do”. Focus on yourself? I know, that’s insanity

4/11/2018 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First rocks, now mini bats! You gotta love the liberal left for the humor they provide!

http://wgntv.com/2018/04/11/school-district-hands-out-baseball-bats-for-classroom-defense/

4/11/2018 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another class filled with the most intellectually vacuous nobodys, who, in a months time, will begin believing that they are God's gift to leadership, and virtuousity because they passed a written test predicated on the remembrance of the most irrelevant snippets of information gleaned from CPD general orders. If you were a goof before promotion, you will probably continue be a clown after the purchase of those gleaming, pearly white tunics. Prepare to be laughed at.

4/11/2018 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T where are all those hidden ET's in the firearms lab???


http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/04/again-felon-chased-gun-recovered-but.html

4/11/2018 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

01:11am, lol!!! 😂

4/11/2018 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they ever gonna have a “Master patrolman” rank?

4/11/2018 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
One thing is for sure....we have way to many supervisors already. Many times they have nothing to do but sit inside and surf the net and watch tv.

4/11/2018 01:28:00 AM

Wrong....
I sit in my squad car and do that.
Nothing good comes from hanging around the station.

4/11/2018 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Rahm, Like everyone doesn't know that more Supervisors equals more Pay-to-Play. Buy a Rank alive and well in the CPD.

4/11/2018 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- 015 needs help, someone please tell Earnest Cato III how to run a district. We all know he is a meritorious promoted hack who has not done much in his career. He has more designated parking spots in the police parking lot for his office staff, fucking up the radio room beyond belief with his micro management "style". Has more radios assigned to do nothing staff ,barely have enough to go around for the watches. Having tact locking people up for criminal trespass when individuals have had no previous orders not to "trespass". Worried about police vehicles being 2 feet past the bus stop zone that is in front of the station. Just move the bus stop to the other side of the lot entrance, problem solved. Constantly on the radio when he is in the district, even when he's not in the district calling the station to make sure traffic missions are being pulled etc... Just another person promoted beyond their capabilities and on a power trip trying to change the world. Just wait Cato the temps are rising and the bodies will be dropping you'll have more shit on your plate then you'll know what to do with. Your NOT going to change anything, prioritize and your life will be much easier.

4/11/2018 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over.

4/11/2018 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rumor has it special hates riccio, maybe he realizes riccio is a lot smarter than your dumbass ed

4/11/2018 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pigott as district commander well if McCarthy gets elected pigott will be our first deputy how is that for a nightmare

4/11/2018 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supremes rule in favor of U of Arizona cop shooting a woman armed with a knife and not complying with verbal commands, it sounds like she didn't even charge at the officer
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Will just make even more people distrust cops. Another shooting that did not have to be, even if arguably legal.

The more that average law abiding people see there is no recourse for this kind of thing, the less trust there will be.

At some point I fear the bonds of trust will be broken in ways that cannot be readily repaired. We are already starting to see that in many areas, and not just in criminal areas.

4/11/2018 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really doeen matter how many they hire or promote when they can't even test a gun for prints. They to top it off a $1000 bond for a pod out on 2 other bonds. Why bother even trying to do your job? Tell the commanders, Lts and Sgts to shove get me numbers right up their ass. What's the point when there is no penaltys or punishment given out. Just free pizza to those few actually jailed. The city is a laughingstock around the nation. Now Lightfoot thing about running? Please someone exterminate all the rats at city hall. City has acknowledged a rodent problem and it starts on the 5th floor.t

4/11/2018 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superintendent says recruits are working "One on One" with field training officers. What a lie, working two or three deep in 022 or throwing them on the desk for weeks at a time.

4/11/2018 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30% of Sergeants have no class.
The first rung on the ladder of repeated meritorious success begins with a phony nomination process that is likely to have folks awaiting that promise from 15 years ago.

Think of all those who were passed over by someone scoring less...on a dumbed down exam.

4/11/2018 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
rumor has it special hates riccio, maybe he realizes riccio is a lot smarter than your dumbass ed

4/11/2018 02:23:00 PM

Problem is, Riccio thinks he's smarter than everyone.

4/11/2018 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over

Hahahahahahahaha. Get in line whiner. You don’t even start to get whiskers until you hit 10 years. You sound like the former tac now sdsc dork in 007. Get real time and experience on the job kid before you pout

4/11/2018 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The budgeted positions for Sergeant is 1275. There are just under 1200 Sergeants currently. I would guess a class of 50-75. Ive heard similar numbers talked at 35th Street.

4/11/2018 10:24:00 AM

Don't forget to factor in any Sgt who had taxes done by the guy from 005.

4/11/2018 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lori is has been bought off my rahm , chuey garcia has been bought off too. plus he is goof and no money. my money is still on patrick daley thompson the 11th ward always wins

4/11/2018 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give her a baby shower so she doesn't have to steal formula. Hahaha......

4/11/2018 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Study harder. You to can bee a sargent.

4/11/2018 10:04:00 AM

A what? Proof that looking up orders doesn't make you smart. Or did you get the answers like 99% of the people on the last test?

4/11/2018 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Name the Movie from this quote...( Ahem )....".Make me a Sgt and Charge the Booze."..Good Luck to all.....

Them

4/11/2018 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

current list is up to just over 350

4/11/2018 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the Supreme court gets it. The rest of you babbling liberal do goobers better understand that that pos your so ear to protect will grunion you or your if given half a chance. Deal with that in the real world rather then the world you would like it to be.

4/11/2018 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traffic missions, got to be kidding you can't stop community members unless you stop an equal number of non community members. Wake up Cato job is way to big for you. You have lost the locker room fool. Try just shutting up and getting out of the way for a change. You are a prime example of the Peter Principe. They are laughing at you behind your back and maybe even to your face at times.

4/11/2018 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cato the second. Hope the first had some semblance of brain activity, if he did it did not get passed down.

4/11/2018 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hocks and bats for cool defense. Just hope it's not an inner city school because of t is you have just weaponized the kiddies. Look out here comes lots of law suits kind of a junior ghetto lottery.

4/11/2018 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to make up for the 30 merit selections they missed with their shenanigans at the start of this list.

4/11/2018 05:09:00 AM

Missed? How about they promote ONLY RANK ORDER PEOPLE FIRST. That way the city can have their merit ppl make it eventually but not in front of people who rank better. Last class of every list will be merit only. That way those people can be promoted and everyone will know the list is dead after.merits get theirs.

they already did when they made the MS13 CLASS. (" merit sgt 13 class only") which included a guy who ranked / scored around 3000(PT) who I believe was assigned ro 007 and may still be there.

4/11/2018 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is fact Speacial hates Riccio, Staples and Riccio both want the spot. Who will win?

4/11/2018 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rumor has it special hates riccio, maybe he realizes riccio is a lot smarter than your dumbass ed.......


Every boss that is put into their position due to the political climate or nobility will despise those who are better officers or smarter than them. It showcases their incompetence and inability.

4/11/2018 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soon there will be more white shirts then blue shirts

4/11/2018 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a good source: 127 1/2 Sgt’s

4/11/2018 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, more on hospitals. Word is that Rush and Little Company of Mary Hospital have called off merger talks. LCMH is reported to be thought to be in heavy debt, due to state delays in Medicare/Medicaid payments. Also Rush did not want to completely comply with LCMH Catholic pro-life policies as the Cardinal has demanded. Good time for UC trauma unit to open.

4/11/2018 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
O.T where are all those hidden ET's in the firearms lab???



They are very well hidden... when they actually do show up.

4/11/2018 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand the department needs to make merit picks... whatever, we can argue about it for days. But I think if you are gonna do it, then do it this way. The city should only promote people off the list first. Usually they know how many total they are gonna make of each list. So all of your classes on the front are all rank order from the list, no merit. So lets say the department says we are going to make 600 from this test. 30 percent of 600 is 180 merit which means 420 from the list.. pretty close to the numbers last test, 416 came off the list, the rest merit. So anyways, they make 420 off the list first. then the last two or three classes they make all merit. That way the 420 who made it by score get to be promoted first and get at least the seniority from the merit picks. This way people making it off the list don't suffer from merit picks stealing seniority and the city gets its picks. If someone wants to be merit bad enough, then they should be fine with making it at the end of the list.. at least they will still be making it. Any thoughts on this??? I hate the merit system (not saying all merit pics are bad, just saying I don't like the system) but I also know the reality is that its here to stay. How about tweaking it like this. Everyone gets their way then even though numbers 421-600 would be pretty pissed but either way its all the same except those that make it get seniority over the merits.

4/11/2018 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over.

4/11/2018 02:18:00 PM

Part 2 of the test was given Jan 2014. You already sound like a miserable prick sounds like you will make a great seargent.

4/11/2018 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Chief Barbara West and Chief Lewin at graduation the other day and I seen they both have 4 of those stars you use to show you got multiple DCs but on the attendance award ribbon. How much police work must you have not done in your career to put stars on that ribbon against the general order.

4/11/2018 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A what? Proof that looking up orders doesn't make you smart. Or did you get the answers like 99% of the people on the last test?


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so wait... If 99 percent of the people get answers then how did anyone do bad on the test? Oh I know, you were in the 1 percent who didn't get the answers that's why you bombed. Face it, you didn't do good. I sure some people had an edge but how many are we talking?? 10-20.. Maybe less? Maybe more or hell, how about NOBODY had an edge!? Lets call all this what it is. Guys like yourself have such a cop ego that you cant handle that others get promoted. The cop ego is one of the worst. Every copper thinks they know it all, are the best cop, they know better and "IF I WAS IN CHARGE" the department would be awesome. But, when promotion time comes around and a test is given you don't study, or if you do you don't study much. Wanna know why? Laziness and Ego. You are supercop, you don't need to study!!! You all ready know how to be the "real police"! Hell, you worked in 011 and got dope pinches everyday and were a worker so you "deserve it". But, then you take the test, answer questions like a bonehead and bomb it. You are the guy I'm sure who answers the questions like you are out on the street and not how you are supposed to like if you are going to report a fellow officers for misconduct. I'm sure you say you wouldn't.. Great in real life I guess but on a test based on general orders you fail terribly. Youre know it all cop ego gets in the way of getting yourself promoted. Ive been a worker since day one. I never stopped after the SOS or MCdonald incident and I never will. But what I have learned is that I don't know it all, nor will I ever. Everyday I'm learning from people with 3 years on to 30 years on. Your ego wont allow you to realize that you bombed the test. Instead, you give reasons why you bombed like "99 percent of the people who had the answers." No way they could pass and you couldn't, youre super cop right? Nope, they just studied. Is a sgt who is book smart a "good sgt"?? No not at all, but they are smart because they understand the game, they played the game and they got themselves promoted and got that ever important pension step.. if its even around. But the name of the game is to always keep trying to get yourself out of the garbage.. or youll be lost in Englewood, Austin or Harrison chasing dime bags of dope your whole career. Do yourself a favor, park the ego, open a book and play the game..

4/11/2018 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Sgt’s are pretty much split 50/50 between merit and rank score. Plenty of crap ones from both as well. Sorry but I don’t want a Sgt who was a house mouse and all he did was study for the test and scored high

4/11/2018 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy. “Them” 1950s sci fi thriller about giant ants

4/11/2018 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:00am obviously you haven't heard of a Det named Will Redmond who was intoxicated and had his car towed in some suburb. He went to the tow lot got into a beef with them threatened them with his weapon was arrested all on tape.The tape was all over the tv news in Jan of 2003. Beat the case in court and found not guilty by police board and made a Sgt. Remember, its all legit folks. Keep studying. Only the best and the brightest. Shoplifting is nothing compared to all the other stupidity going on with this job.When ya got the connect your in.

4/11/2018 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Supremes rule in favor of U of Arizona cop shooting a woman armed with a knife and not complying with verbal commands, it sounds like she didn't even charge at the officer
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Will just make even more people distrust cops. Another shooting that did not have to be, even if arguably legal.

The more that average law abiding people see there is no recourse for this kind of thing, the less trust there will be.

At some point I fear the bonds of trust will be broken in ways that cannot be readily repaired. We are already starting to see that in many areas, and not just in criminal areas.

4/11/2018 02:30:00 PM


Two choices:

* Get shot
* Drop the weapon and get locked up

Choose wisely.

Trust goes both ways - the Copper doesn't know who this person is, all they know is the person has a weapon and can do the Copper, other Coppers, and other citizens harm. This isn't a time to say "awww, gee, maybe she had a tough childhood...." - it's time for direct, to-the-point commands that need to be complied with to ensure the safety of all the law-abiding citizens in the vicinity (including the cops).

The criminals need to be able to trust that they're going to get shot if they don't obey lawful commands w/o any fucking around. That one got shot because she didn't obey, and the Supremes found that lawful is just what's needed after 8 yrs of "If I had a son..." emboldening every J/O to egg cops on.

4/11/2018 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“OT- Uh Oh....Supremes rule in favor of U of Arizona cop shooting a woman armed with a knife and not complying with verbal commands, it sounds like she didn't even charge at the officer with the blade up. Does this apply to JVD trial?”

Nope put down the fifth of gin and watch the video closely. At no time did MacDonald charge at Van Dyke, nor did VanDhe give any verbal commands, this was corroborated by his partner. He exited his vehicle and started firing and continued firing while Macdonald laid incapacitated on the street. He was attempting to reload when his partner intervened.

4/12/2018 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Chiefs than Indians

4/12/2018 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

430 persons have been promoted from this exam. Check through Clear by adding up all the Sergeants from April 2015.

4/12/2018 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- 015 needs help, someone please tell Earnest Cato III how to run a district. We all know he is a meritorious promoted hack who has not done much in his career. He has more designated parking spots in the police parking lot for his office staff, fucking up the radio room beyond belief with his micro management "style". Has more radios assigned to do nothing staff ,barely have enough to go around for the watches. Having tact locking people up for criminal trespass when individuals have had no previous orders not to "trespass". Worried about police vehicles being 2 feet past the bus stop zone that is in front of the station. Just move the bus stop to the other side of the lot entrance, problem solved. Constantly on the radio when he is in the district, even when he's not in the district calling the station to make sure traffic missions are being pulled etc... Just another person promoted beyond their capabilities and on a power trip trying to change the world. Just wait Cato the temps are rising and the bodies will be dropping you'll have more shit on your plate then you'll know what to do with. Your NOT going to change anything, prioritize and your life will be much easier.

I know the man.......He was an excellent detective, sergeant, and lieutenant. You are just a racist hater. Keep up the good work Commander. There are some of us in 015 that appreciate what you do.

4/12/2018 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had more issues with desk bitches that never been the police with plenty of time to study while we were out there chasing bad guys than merit SGTS. At least the merit guys have to make their clout look good.

4/12/2018 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
lori is has been bought off my rahm , chuey garcia has been bought off too. plus he is goof and no money. my money is still on patrick daley thompson the 11th ward always wins

4/11/2018 03:53:00 PM

Rahm's doing everything he can to keep Lori from running. He knows that if she runs he stands no chance in hell at getting reelected. That's why he kept her on the police board, that's why he keeps his mouth shut when she rips him and the department in the media. And who's idea do you think it was to "ask" Special Ed to take the Supt spot? ��

4/12/2018 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit is a joke (and so is cheating ) Both are why the department is sooooooo fucked up. Promoting incompetent people way way way beyond their capabilities.

4/12/2018 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They need to make up for the 30 merit selections they missed with their shenanigans at the start of this list.

4/11/2018 05:09:00 AM

Missed? How about they promote ONLY RANK ORDER PEOPLE FIRST. That way the city can have their merit ppl make it eventually but not in front of people who rank better. Last class of every list will be merit only. That way those people can be promoted and everyone will know the list is dead after.merits get theirs.

they already did when they made the MS13 CLASS. (" merit sgt 13 class only") which included a guy who ranked / scored around 3000(PT) who I believe was assigned ro 007 and may still be there.

4/11/2018 05:28:00 PM

PT is still in 007 and the stripes haven’t made him any smarter

4/12/2018 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over

Hahahahahahahaha. Get in line whiner. You don’t even start to get whiskers until you hit 10 years. You sound like the former tac now sdsc dork in 007. Get real time and experience on the job kid before you pout

4/11/2018 03:49:00 PM

Look kid unless you got heavy clout to be in a special study group or you know you’re being put in for merit don’t get your hopes high

4/12/2018 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that on 2nd watch your best two Sergeants are working the streets with 2 and 3 pages of vehicles on their Logs. These two are also handling TRRs, Pursuit packages, Spars,awards and discipline. Meanwhile theirs a Sergeant as DSS, CR, Caps, Schools and SDSC. 5 inside and 2 outside.

4/12/2018 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/11/2018 09:33:00 AM -
Stick to asking this on facebook.

4/12/2018 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the f is with the stories about the female recruit that was 7 months prego and recruits had a baby shower (at the academy) for her while in the academy?
What happened to making females recruits who became pregnant taking a leave of absence?
Or is this one a special case that needed to be taken care of?

4/12/2018 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that on 2nd watch your best two Sergeants are working the streets with 2 and 3 pages of vehicles on their Logs. These two are also handling TRRs, Pursuit packages, Spars,awards and discipline. Meanwhile theirs a Sergeant as DSS, CR, Caps, Schools and SDSC. 5 inside and 2 outside.


So true. All Cr’s should be handled by Sgt’s at iAd. Don’t fish out the busy work Cr’s to the district. Even a simple bogus Cr is about 15-18 pages with attachments. Why does SDSC room need a Sgt ? With GPS and Car cams, body cams etc. the problem is, once new Sgt’s come out, many of the incumbents (some who just made it the class before - always seem to disappear / most distrcis NEVER reach full complement of Sgt’s to do it right. When I came on, you had a10,20,30 and even a 40 or 50 Sgt. And most were in same sector everyday - and you wanted to work for the good ones and get a car in that sector.

4/12/2018 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:00 pm........Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner...There's some Lovely Parting gifts at the desk for you....Old timer...( wink, wink.)

4/12/2018 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riccio has been ineffective as the FDS, has caused a large problem with the Chiefs through a lack of leadership.

4/12/2018 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:00am obviously you haven't heard of a Det named Will Redmond who was intoxicated and had his car towed in some suburb. He went to the tow lot got into a beef with them threatened them with his weapon was arrested all on tape.The tape was all over the tv news in Jan of 2003. Beat the case in court and found not guilty by police board and made a Sgt. Remember, its all legit folks. Keep studying. Only the best and the brightest. Shoplifting is nothing compared to all the other stupidity going on with this job.When ya got the connect your in.

Since you know everything about that case do you have his lawyers name ?
I would Like to keep that name handy.

4/12/2018 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

430 persons have been promoted from this exam. Check through Clear by adding up all the Sergeants from April 2015.

Ah there a lot closer to 370 off the list. FOP has the numbers. Call and ask Pat Murray if your close. It’s a shame that the department plays these games. No one knows how many sergeants are to be made and when the class is starting. Everything is a big secret. People have lives, families babysitting issues. They create stress and anxiety where there is no reason. I really can’t wait to leave this department.

FOP we need 20 years and out with insurance! City will save money getting higher salaies off the books. The job has changed, burnout occurs at a younger age. They need to get the average age way down. Reduce maximum age to 57. These guys staying until 60+ got to go. A lot of them are in supervisory roles and this is the reason nothing changes.

4/12/2018 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO Citizen:

Anonymous said...
(OT) Just an fyi I live by 53rd and Narragansett not the police, but just to let the officers know last night 7:55 PM my neighbor called me about a guy in my alley going through garbage cans, so went out there with neighbor and behind my home was the guy driving an old red Toyota corolla with a license plate type that I looked up turns out to be this type

http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/license_plate_guide/ilpolice.html

I have the plate number but don't want to put on here it is a 3 letter plate, I talked to the guy he said he was just dropping a guy off "my guy" on the next block and was looking for something, he was a male hispanic about 35 gray jacket,black pants gray/black cap he showed me a card that said he was an "investigator" he was decently dressed did not look like a gang banger type, but looking into garbage can. my thought was maybe just maybe looking in the blue bin for thrown out paperwork, possibly looking for paperwork for id theft! No I did not call police,because I thought he may work for the police talked to neighbor who is a Chicago officer he told me "it was probably nothing!" What is your opinion?

4/11/2018 09:33:00 AM

You should have called the police.

4/12/2018 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know everyone rags on the merit process and how detrimental it is to the supervisory ranks but let’s discuss the absolute twits and handjobs that actually score well on the sergeants exam. I work citywide and I can’t tell you how many times I crack up when I see some tool I knew as a blue shirt parading around in his/her white shirt fresh out of VCG taking themselves way way too serious! This place is comedy at its finest. No longer Chicago’s finest...hahah!

4/12/2018 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
“OT- Uh Oh....Supremes rule in favor of U of Arizona cop shooting a woman armed with a knife and not complying with verbal commands, it sounds like she didn't even charge at the officer with the blade up. Does this apply to JVD trial?”

Nope put down the fifth of gin and watch the video closely. At no time did MacDonald charge at Van Dyke, nor did VanDhe give any verbal commands, this was corroborated by his partner. He exited his vehicle and started firing and continued firing while Macdonald laid incapacitated on the street. He was attempting to reload when his partner intervened.

4/12/2018 12:01:00 AM


Mcdonald deserves every last bullet in him. Shooting was and is justified. I don’t give a shit if he was walking around with a butter knife the clown had a plknife period end of story and all the incidents he did leading up to the shooting.

4/12/2018 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahaha. Get in line whiner. You don’t even start to get whiskers until you hit 10 years. You sound like the former tac now sdsc dork in 007. Get real time and experience on the job kid before you pout

4/11/2018 03:49:00 PM

Do you not agree? Or did the city and department get you too? Ahhh the look-aid... sad.

4/12/2018 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes... Commander Cato was such a great cop he was made merit detective. He was such a great detective he was made merit Sgt. He was such a great Sgt he was made merit Lt. He was such a great Lt, better that any other Lt, he was made commander. From detective to commander in 5 years. Staggering amount of experience and knowledge. Cato is the greatest police officer OF ALL TIME!

4/12/2018 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey 12:00am obviously you haven't heard of a Det named Will Redmond who was intoxicated and had his car towed in some suburb. He went to the tow lot got into a beef with them threatened them with his weapon was arrested all on tape.The tape was all over the tv news in Jan of 2003. Beat the case in court and found not guilty by police board and made a Sgt. Remember, its all legit folks. Keep studying. Only the best and the brightest. Shoplifting is nothing compared to all the other stupidity going on with this job.When ya got the connect your in.

Not only did he make sergeant, but got LT pay every day until he retired! He claimed he was harmed by not being able to take the exam.

4/12/2018 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more Sgts to insure more Isrs are done to make merit hacks look good at compose meeting. Pathetic!!! We never freaking learn. It's what got us to this point in the first place. Calling out lowly working Patrolman's for zero Isrs written on the beat they work. They "don't count" outside of your beat. Need ACLU or anyone who cares about this shit to look into this practice.

4/12/2018 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 218pm guess what over 400 on the list isn’t a lot to be promoted when 4000 sign up. When you get your chance to take it make sure you score in the top 200 and be ready to see how the dept screws guys w their merit BS. The actual is is at like 360 currently and the others that were promoted were all merit. How do you think the guys from 360-450 feel knowing they should have been promoted long ago but those spots were filled by phone call hacks? If you score in the top 10% you should be promoted but in this fucked up dept that’s not the case

4/12/2018 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over

Hahahahahahahaha. Get in line whiner. You don’t even start to get whiskers until you hit 10 years. You sound like the former tac now sdsc dork in 007. Get real time and experience on the job kid before you pout

4/11/2018 03:49:00 PM

Look kid unless you got heavy clout to be in a special study group or you know you’re being put in for merit don’t get your hopes high

4/12/2018 03:44:00 AM

Maybe this "kid" knows how to read a GO/SO and actually retain it and do well on the test. I made dick and Sgt off score, so stop the bullshit. You just suck at studying

4/12/2018 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other news, for you investors, look at VSAR for a buyout announcement coming REAL soon. Oh, and long live Eddie "Kobeezy" Kulbida, emperor of the 12th dominion.

4/12/2018 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CR sgt in 12 is too busy kissing asses in a last ditch effort to get made merit Lt. Remember to to take your Zip drive out, so you don’t lose your data the next time there’s a breach moron.

4/12/2018 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- 015 needs help, someone please tell Earnest Cato III how to run a district. We all know he is a meritorious promoted hack who has not done much in his career. He has more designated parking spots in the police parking lot for his office staff, fucking up the radio room beyond belief with his micro management "style". Has more radios assigned to do nothing staff ,barely have enough to go around for the watches. Having tact locking people up for criminal trespass when individuals have had no previous orders not to "trespass". Worried about police vehicles being 2 feet past the bus stop zone that is in front of the station. Just move the bus stop to the other side of the lot entrance, problem solved. Constantly on the radio when he is in the district, even when he's not in the district calling the station to make sure traffic missions are being pulled etc... Just another person promoted beyond their capabilities and on a power trip trying to change the world. Just wait Cato the temps are rising and the bodies will be dropping you'll have more shit on your plate then you'll know what to do with. Your NOT going to change anything, prioritize and your life will be much easier.

4/11/2018

CATO was mad that regular pos had decent parking areas in the public walk through lot. So he moved the signs to were pos once parked. Then insult to injury...he locked the pos out from entering through the back because blm neighbors complained about noise coming from beat cars supposedly. Can u believe he deactived our scan cards! Safety issue much? He definitely changed from LT. He is a dictator or warden now who smiles at you in greeting but then crushes you through the radio and work performance (micro manager). I heard that 015 has spot light missions lol. Cato beats the troops but treats office staff (snowflakes and scared female kardashians) respectfully and gives them parking spots and keys to the building. I refuse to arrest people on scene under filed bogus affidavits(not warrants)not created or enforced by courts, TAC pls stop setting yourselves up for civil lawsuits, vomit the already ingested kool aid jizz from this moron. CATO, the summer is here and 015 will be fetal do to your constant bashing on troops and circus missions. Get your KY Jelly out for compstat this summer and fall. You Sr. Have lost respect.


4/12/2018 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aid...
I have had more issues with desk bitches that never been the police with plenty of time to study while we were out there chasing bad guys than merit SGTS. At least the merit guys have to make their clout look good.

4/12/2018 01:43:00 AM

Are detectives desk bitches because technically they are until they get a job.

4/12/2018 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Study harder. You to can bee a sargent.

4/11/2018 10:04:00 AM

A what? Proof that looking up orders doesn't make you smart. Or did you get the answers like 99% of the people on the last test?

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The post flew right over your head. Study the original post harder.

4/12/2018 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to PBPA newsletter they are only down 71 Sargeants under the current budget. But the class of 115 might happen. I emailed Bernsteins competitor, according to them first part of new test end of this year or early 2019. They anticipate opening their online prep class in June. They both had ads in the last FOP. newsletter. I don't see it, 2020 would be the 6 year mark for the list. I wonder where there at, span of control wise in the districts.

4/11/2018 07:23:00 AM

You might be one of the dumbest people on the planet.

4/12/2018 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit is a joke (and so is cheating ) Both are why the department is sooooooo fucked up. Promoting incompetent people way way way beyond their capabilities.

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Hear! Hear! Merit is complete and total nonsense. Can’t pass a test? Too flippin’ bad! I would have made it, had it not been for merit. Should I have studied harder? Sure. Nonetheless, this merit system is a utter shame.

4/12/2018 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MB from 019 hit it out of the proverbial park with his 4 merit picks. Meshuganah.

4/12/2018 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
They need to make up for the 30 merit selections they missed with their shenanigans at the start of this list.

4/11/2018 05:09:00 AM

Missed? How about they promote ONLY RANK ORDER PEOPLE FIRST. That way the city can have their merit ppl make it eventually but not in front of people who rank better. Last class of every list will be merit only. That way those people can be promoted and everyone will know the list is dead after.merits get theirs.

they already did when they made the MS13 CLASS. (" merit sgt 13 class only") which included a guy who ranked / scored around 3000(PT) who I believe was assigned ro 007 and may still be there.

4/11/2018 05:28:00 PM

PT is still in 007 and the stripes haven’t made him any smarter

4/12/2018 03:40:00 AM

There needs to be a rank standard for the merits. For example, to be considered for merit you need to be in the top 1000 or 1500 in rank. Those in the 3000s were to fucken lazy to study or just plain dumb. What other profession promotes the lazy, dumb, and incompetent. No wonder the sdsc dork in 007 wants a shot at a sgt promotion, he sees idiots like PT getting promoted.

4/12/2018 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/11/2018 04:04:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Study harder. You to can bee a sargent.

See, perfect example of what is wrong with this department. It's too, and not to. We have prospective sergeants who can't write, and lack an elemental grasp of the English language, and yet are promoted because they luckily blackened more ovals than their coworkers. Why not have promotions based upon talent like most other organizations?

4/12/2018 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over

Hahahahahahahaha. Get in line whiner. You don’t even start to get whiskers until you hit 10 years. You sound like the former tac now sdsc dork in 007. Get real time and experience on the job kid before you pout

4/11/2018 03:49:00 PM

Look kid unless you got heavy clout to be in a special study group or you know you’re being put in for merit don’t get your hopes high


Exactly right! Well stated.

4/12/2018 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know the man.......He was an excellent detective, sergeant, and lieutenant. You are just a racist hater. Keep up the good work Commander. There are some of us in 015 that appreciate what you do.

4/12/2018 01:35:00 AM

No matter how many times I read that post, I can't find anything that even remotely hints at racism in it. Just because someone doesn't like a black commander, doesn't mean they're racist. Claiming racism for every little thing just makes you look ignorant, while also diminishing the impact of actual instances of racism. If everything is considered racist to you, including things that are obviously not related to race in any way, you hurt your argument for racism in actual cases of racism. Pick your battles instead of pretending everything is a battle, and maybe you'll actually make a difference. I'm sure you'll just consider this to be racist, so I'll stop now.

4/12/2018 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem is, Riccio thinks he's smarter than everyone.


If you can do it, it ain't bragging

4/12/2018 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over.
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Relax buddy, you may think you know your job, but in reality you're still quite a few years away from being able to squat over a mirror and finding your own asshole. Everyone thinks they know every after 8yrs, your journey has just begun. That said...good luck on the test when they do give one.

4/12/2018 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have called the police.

4/12/2018 07:37:00 AM

and they would have told you it was probably nothing.

4/12/2018 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Chief Barbara West and Chief Lewin at graduation the other day and I seen they both have 4 of those stars you use to show you got multiple DCs but on the attendance award ribbon. How much police work must you have not done in your career to put stars on that ribbon against the general order.

4/11/2018 08:40:00 PM

The four stars are to signify the four times they were on time for work. RHIP.

4/12/2018 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pleeeeeez.!

4/12/2018 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over.

4/11/2018 02:18:00 PM
I’ve been on 14 years and have only had the opportunity to take one Sgt exam. Quit your crying.

4/12/2018 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over

Hahahahahahahaha. Get in line whiner. You don’t even start to get whiskers until you hit 10 years. You sound like the former tac now sdsc dork in 007. Get real time and experience on the job kid before you pout

4/11/2018 03:49:00 PM

Look kid unless you got heavy clout to be in a special study group or you know you’re being put in for merit don’t get your hopes high

4/12/2018 03:44:00 AM

Maybe this "kid" knows how to read a GO/SO and actually retain it and do well on the test. I made dick and Sgt off score, so stop the bullshit. You just suck at studying


Thanks sarge ive already been promoted or given assignments twice already I would just like the opportunity to wear the "white" shirt...these clowns commenting are salty depressing dawgs! I wish you gentlemen or gals luck in your careers.

4/12/2018 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
ive been on the job 8 years now and have not had an opportunity at a sgt. exam...the DOJ said every 4 years test was taken in 2013 its 2018 now...i get it give everyone else a chance but list is over 400 time to start over

Hahahahahahahaha. Get in line whiner. You don’t even start to get whiskers until you hit 10 years. You sound like the former tac now sdsc dork in 007. Get real time and experience on the job kid before you pout

4/11/2018 03:49:00 PM

Look kid unless you got heavy clout to be in a special study group or you know you’re being put in for merit don’t get your hopes high

4/12/2018 03:44:00 AM

Maybe this "kid" knows how to read a GO/SO and actually retain it and do well on the test. I made dick and Sgt off score, so stop the bullshit. You just suck at studying

4/12/2018 09:17:00 AM

If he knew how to read a GO/SO and retain the material then he’d be a detective and not working the desk

4/12/2018 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Village of Lincolnwood is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Police Chief, Jason (“Jay”) S. Parrott. At its April 3, 2018 Village Board meeting the Village Board unanimously approved the Village President’s recommendation to appoint Jay Parrott. The appointment comes after the retirement of former Police Chief Robert LaMantia in December of 2017.

Chief Parrott began his career in law enforcement in 1990 as a Patrol Officer for the City of Naperville. In 1992 he took a position with the City of Evanston as a Patrol Officer and has remained with the department for the last twenty-six years, with his most recent position as Deputy Chief of Police in the Support Services Division. Chief Parrott is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command and holds a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and a Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law from Loyola University School of Law. Chief Parrott has held numerous positions within the City of Evanston Police Department. In 1995 he was promoted to Police Investigator, and was later promoted to Detective, Sergeant of Field Operations, Sergeant of the Detective Bureau, Sergeant of the Neighborhood Enforcement Team, Police Commander of the Field Operations Division, Police Commander of the Community Strategies Bureau, Police Commander Executive Officer, Deputy Chief of Police in the Investigative Services Division, and finally in January of 2017, Deputy Chief of Police in the Support Services Division.

looks rottner boy marc b. 1900 didn't get it lucky for you Lincolnwood police officers

4/12/2018 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


CATO was mad that regular pos had decent parking areas in the public walk through lot. So he moved the signs to were pos once parked. Then insult to injury...he locked the pos out from entering through the back because blm neighbors complained about noise coming from beat cars supposedly. Can u believe he deactived our scan cards! Safety issue much? He definitely changed from LT. He is a dictator or warden now who smiles at you in greeting but then crushes you through the radio and work performance (micro manager). I heard that 015 has spot light missions lol. Cato beats the troops but treats office staff (snowflakes and scared female kardashians) respectfully and gives them parking spots and keys to the building. I refuse to arrest people on scene under filed bogus affidavits(not warrants)not created or enforced by courts, TAC pls stop setting yourselves up for civil lawsuits, vomit the already ingested kool aid jizz from this moron. CATO, the summer is here and 015 will be fetal do to your constant bashing on troops and circus missions. Get your KY Jelly out for compstat this summer and fall. You Sr. Have lost respect.


Drove me nuts in 011 a few years ago. Front office dollies got reserved upfront covered parking in the police lot. Guys in the beat cars hard to park up top and it was no fun in winter when the snow was coming or the lot was full of snow, but the front office wasn’t worried, they had there reserved spots. And when the lot was full pos could park across the streets with the defendants going to court. Yea that is how they took car of the beat men

4/12/2018 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Problem is, Riccio thinks he's smarter than everyone.


If you can do it, it ain't bragging

4/12/2018 03:04:00 PM

But he still can't change a tire.

4/12/2018 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to be nice to your future supt.

4/12/2018 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The list has been used to number 352. A few turned it down, for reasons known only to them.

4/12/2018 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caluris, Lewin, Buslik and Voulgaris all thought they had the Lincolnwood job.

4/12/2018 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“McDonald deserves every last bullet in him. Shooting was and is justified. I don’t give a shit if he was walking around with a butter knife the “clown had a plknife period end of story and all the incidents he did leading up to the shooting.

4/12/2018 08:03:00 AM”

If it was such a righteous shoot then why did people go to such extreme measures to cover it up? When you put down the fifth of gin, put down the crack pipe down as well. Or Maybe you’re just a mental defect which would pretty much explain your asinine drivel.

4/12/2018 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop ragging on the guys who call it like it is- CHGO Police exams are rigged from the get go. It is mathematically impossible for bosses kids to become high ranking cpd bosses from generation upon generation. sgt and lietenants exams are rigged, period, higher ranks are all politics. It was better in the good ole days, you wanted rank you paid for it. Cash was king and everyone had a chance , you just needed the cash. Today 30% are merit, 30 to 40% cheat with secret study groups and subject matter experts who pass the test questions amongst each other. The rest of the promoted bosses are legit but they get the shit hole districts with the shit shifts.

4/13/2018 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are at 352 off the list currently. It was in the FOP. newsletter a few months back.

4/13/2018 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was such a righteous shoot then why did people go to such extreme measures to cover it up? When you put down the fifth of gin, put down the crack pipe down as well. Or Maybe you’re just a mental defect which would pretty much explain your asinine drivel.

Ah what cover up??? The FBI looked at the video and said it wasn’t tampered with. The detective may have cut and paste one version of what happened into his report for several witness/officers, lazy stupid but not uncommon. This is clearly a witch hunt. This recent Supreme Court ruling will guarantee JVD’s vindication. Then we can all make massive OT watching the city burn from rioters that have been fed fake news for years. MAGA!!!

4/13/2018 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/12/2018 11:13:00 PM

Mr "righteous shoot" a-hole. GTFOH. Troll. I can smell your SJW stench from here shitbag.

4/13/2018 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/12/2018 01:35 AM

Typical racist statement. Your kind also said anybody who opposes Obama is racist.

4/13/2018 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a Chicago thing, but the fact that commanders are putting in people who have no business being a supervisor is a whole lot of bs. There are officers/ftos who work there butt off and get passed over. It’s getting real tiresome. The merit picks should be taken away from the commanders and done a different way. The merit for Ftos should be gaged on performance, ppos reviews and supervisors who interact with them. There has to be a better way.

4/13/2018 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caluris, Lewin, Buslik and Voulgaris all thought they had the Lincolnwood job.

4/12/2018 10:24:00 PM

Mr. Binny's was hiring?

4/13/2018 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today 30% are merit, 30 to 40% cheat with secret study groups and subject matter experts who pass the test questions amongst each other. The rest of the promoted bosses are legit but they get the shit hole districts with the shit shifts.

4/13/2018 01:28:00 AM


30-40 percent??? Hey, I’ve had family members who are bosses in the past and I took Bernstein. I did decent enough to get promoted. Does that automatically mean I cheated and in the 30-40 percent? What a putz you are. If you passed the test it would be 100 percent legit. If you don’t do good but 500 others do enough to ET prompted then it’s rigged. It’s the typical cop ego. If I can’t pass nobody should because you’re the smartest cop you know. The ego won’t allow you to blame yourself so you blame the people who actually studied and the system. Hey, the system isn’t perfect but sometimes you gotta look in the mirror. According to you 70 percent of the promotions are illegitimate. Gimme a break you mush.

4/13/2018 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you officers in lincolwood will never be able to realize how luck you are with the appointment of parrot as police chief, picking buslik or lewin would had been a disaster, lewin would had screwed up your computer systems and buslik would assignment half department to the chiefs office, another note your retired police was a great guy and I wish him well.

a friend CPD 016

4/13/2018 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“McDonald deserves every last bullet in him. Shooting was and is justified. I don’t give a shit if he was walking around with a butter knife the “clown had a plknife period end of story and all the incidents he did leading up to the shooting.

4/12/2018 08:03:00 AM”

If it was such a righteous shoot then why did people go to such extreme measures to cover it up? When you put down the fifth of gin, put down the crack pipe down as well. Or Maybe you’re just a mental defect which would pretty much explain your asinine drivel.

4/12/2018 11:13:00 PM

Because it was all about 9.5's hide. He knew it was legal, but he also knew it would not be accepted by the populace. Oh, and kiss my ass you jerk.

4/13/2018 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pigott is a tool of Rahm and Burke. He has allowed Rahm’s donors to park illegally in the south loop, block traffic, park in handicapped zones and generally be totally in the bag of Rahm’s agenda. He refuses to go after tge bad guys and is a tool of the alderscum Sophia “I’m friends with the Obamas “ King whose dj husband was cleared of ethics violations by Rahm’s phony ethics board. McCarthy isn’t the problem, Rahm is. Get your facts straight. This entire blog has been taken over by hair gel merit scum, Rahm interns and stories planted by Adam Collins. This is why Rahm will win because of the media. Tim Novak of the sun times has also now turned into another reporter taking dictation from Adam Collins and the Rahm spin machine.

4/13/2018 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There’s a new sgt in 002 on 1st watch, total hack, no street
Time! Lied and said he was n 011 two years,
Math doesn’t add up! He wants to have interviews
With po’s He supervises so he can let them know what he
Expects!!!

Hey douche bag, or Sgt knock knock, go f—
Off!!!!

4/14/2018 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Caluris, Lewin, Buslik and Voulgaris all thought they had the Lincolnwood job.

4/12/2018 10:24:00 PM

Mr. Binny's was hiring?

4/13/2018 09:38:00 AM
____________

Did they get little "you tried" trophies? 🏆

4/14/2018 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today 30% are merit, 30 to 40% cheat with secret study groups and subject matter experts who pass the test questions amongst each other. The rest of the promoted bosses are legit but they get the shit hole districts with the shit shifts.

4/13/2018 01:28:00 AM


30-40 percent??? Hey, I’ve had family members who are bosses in the past and I took Bernstein. I did decent enough to get promoted. Does that automatically mean I cheated and in the 30-40 percent? What a putz you are. If you passed the test it would be 100 percent legit. If you don’t do good but 500 others do enough to ET prompted then it’s rigged. It’s the typical cop ego. If I can’t pass nobody should because you’re the smartest cop you know. The ego won’t allow you to blame yourself so you blame the people who actually studied and the system. Hey, the system isn’t perfect but sometimes you gotta look in the mirror. According to you 70 percent of the promotions are illegitimate. Gimme a break you mush.

4/13/2018 10:46:00 AM


You both are idiots! What makes you legit, because you scored decent on a test that you had the luxury to sit around on the desk or in your car reading general orders instead of answering calls or doing actual police work? Because you memorized some orders written by jagoffs? Tell me douchebag, how does that make you "legit" or a better sgt than someone who made it merit? The whole culture of "making it legit off the score" is a joke. One way or the other is not any more or less legit. How about this tool bag, evaluate the copper as a sgt, not how they got there. I been on this job a long time, and I've had idiot Sgts and great Sgts that were both merit and score. I learned that it don't matter how they made it, how they act after is important. Judge them that way, and forget all this nonsense of merit and score. You young crybabies need to grow up and figure out how this job works and stop coming crying to the blog!

4/16/2018 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You both are idiots! What makes you legit, because you scored decent on a test that you had the luxury to sit around on the desk or in your car reading general orders instead of answering calls or doing actual police work? Because you memorized some orders written by jagoffs? Tell me douchebag, how does that make you "legit" or a better sgt than someone who made it merit? The whole culture of "making it legit off the score" is a joke. One way or the other is not any more or less legit. How about this tool bag, evaluate the copper as a sgt, not how they got there. I been on this job a long time, and I've had idiot Sgts and great Sgts that were both merit and score. I learned that it don't matter how they made it, how they act after is important. Judge them that way, and forget all this nonsense of merit and score. You young crybabies need to grow up and figure out how this job works and stop coming crying to the

“You both are idiots”


See, my point exactly about the cop ego. Apparently everyone else is idiots except this guy he’s got it all figured out just like everyone else on this job.

4/16/2018 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me explain it to you as if you were a twelve year old. The Dept announces a test some people study on their own, some people pay to be in a public study group, some people get "invited" to a private study group and others don't study at all. The dept administers the two part test. The dept magically after months ranks everyone in order lets say 1-3000.

The Dept decides to promote 100 Sergeants, 30 merit 70 off the list, roughly. Now comes the fun and games. See you have son's and daughter's of supervisors who feel they deserve a promotion because hell they're connected and and have been treated like royalty since they entered the academy so they put in for merit. Then you have the inside suck asses that have been doing the bosses dirty work and believed they are owed a promotion so they put in for merit. Then you have the boyfriends/girlfriends who, well you know what they all do for a merit spot and it sure ain't police work. Then you may have a couple of deserving guys and gals that are told to put in.

Here's the problem. Let's say they make 500 Sergeants off the list which would mean 150 merit, roughly. That means 500-650 didn't get promoted. Some of these 500-650 could really use a promotion, kids, tuition change of work environment after 15 or 20 years. But it's way more important that the 10 year clouted officers get the merit bump rather then those that should have been promoted off the list.

What makes it worse is most of these merit hacks come to districts or areas and act like god's gift to police work like this shit is all legit and we need to bring in activity to make their clout look good or wait for it, work on there next merit bump. Yep all legit. Luckily most of these merit hacks don't last long in the districts because that's too much like police work which most of them have never really done before, so they end up in a cushy spot or a nice unit with plenty of OT and a take home car. Yep all legit.

But hey keep telling yourself that after 8,9 or ten years you deserve to get promoted merit and screw the 20 plus year guys and gals. This should work out well for you.

4/18/2018 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the "screw the 20 plus crow" Really? So everyone that is currently employed with the exception of a handful has worked under the current promotional system. You have to know going in that 30% is tacked on to whatever you do, and that should be your motivation to study. If you want to cloud your thought process with how everyone else is doing or who is going to get promoted you have already shot yourself in the foot. Yeah, it is flawed, no sane person can argue otherwise. The test is NOT a definitive means of picking the best and brightest and clearly neither is merit. Both systems have been abused in some shape or another and it will never fail that some undeserving souls will benefit. A promotion isn't owed to a 20 year person anymore than a 10 year person because they want a change or scenery or money, that logic is as bad as a wasted merit pick. If you have 20 or so you have also had about 3 chances now to take that test and at least 2-3 for detective among others, at some point you have to do something for yourself and stop feeling owed. Saying everyone that makes it on Merit is automatically bad is stupid. Some house mouse in an unknown cubicle in HQ studies all day and lands in the top 100 and that is just "legit" right? Wouldn't know handcuffs if they were placed on them, but they "scored really good!"

4/18/2018 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with you in that most officers with 20 plus years who want to be a sergeant and have taken the test are more qualified then the 10 year “ tact wonder” that brings in the one bagger every day and goes home early. These 20’year guys probably have done tact teams for a bit maybe worked the desk or a lock up for a bit and responded to hundred if not thousands of more jobs. It’s just simple math more years more experience, better suited to be a supervisor. Not to mention they’re not kissing the bosses ass either.

4/19/2018 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So let m ask you this you got yourself in a cluster fuck of a mess and you have to pick what Sgt is gonna walk you through it. Your choices are a ten year wonder who cuts and pastes, “after three hand to hand transactions R/O’s approaches offender” etc and called Daddy every time he got introubke and Daddy took care of it. Or you have a gal who studied the general orders knows them like the back of her hand, knows how to put two sentences together and wants to help. I know your probably smarter then everyone else and don’t need help but some times you want to listen to someone who knows what they’re talking about.

4/19/2018 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should always come down to your body of work! Unfortunately, such is impossible because administration and brass never takes the time to get to how awesome an officer is until the officer is with an obituary and their phoney asses show up with fake praise for the officer!

4/19/2018 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So let m ask you this you got yourself in a cluster fuck of a mess and you have to pick what Sgt is gonna walk you through it. Your choices are a ten year wonder who cuts and pastes, “after three hand to hand transactions R/O’s approaches offender” etc and called Daddy every time he got introubke and Daddy took care of it. Or you have a gal who studied the general orders knows them like the back of her hand, knows how to put two sentences together and wants to help. I know your probably smarter then everyone else and don’t need help but some times you want to listen to someone who knows what they’re talking about.
4/19/2018 11:42:00 AM

Yeah, I never said that. I was saying you can't throw out everything in either case. There will be good and bad from both lines of promotions, has been and will always be the case. Some people just don't want to read and keep a preconceived idea in their head no matter what logic is put in front of them. Great, studying and knowing orders inside and out is terrific, but that doesn't mean they are the one you want when the shit hits the fan. The same can clearly be said about the slick sleeve that coasts through on a last name or a favor. Like I said, you will get good and bad from both approaches and the only thing you can do is give them a chance.

4/20/2018 07:59:00 PM  

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