Saturday, November 21, 2020

Hey Media

Here's another story for you to steal without attribution:

  • This week, a brand new academy class, 20-4, started over here at Fort Fellatio.. ahem, sorry: Fort Covid.

    The city went all-out, dug deep, pulled out their big guns and raked in huge numbers for this new class. They searched all across the city, county, state and great land of ours to find these new jacks. And found a grand total of... 26 people, to become the newest members of our big blue family.

    26 recruits. 26. Twenty-six....... That’s all the city could come up with.

    You can’t cover a month of retirements with 26 recruits. You can barely cover a fucking baseball team. The last class was under 40, the one before that under 40, the one before that under 50. God help us.

The Department is literally a year away from a real crisis. You can see it in these numbers (people taking and passing the entrance exam by date):

  • Dec 2010: 6,428
    Dec 2013: 12,714
    Apr 2016: 8,921
    Apr 2017: 7,437
    Dec 2017: 6,361
    May 2018: 3,720
    Dec 2018: 3,964
    Jun 2019: 897
    Aug 2019: 779

Fun Fact! The last eight exams have been the EXACT SAME EXAM. And no one knows their scores. If they pass, they get a lottery number, so the Academy might get someone who has failed the exam seven previous times, but finally drew a high number this time.

At this rate, we won't even be getting our RDOs off.

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143 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet with numbers like that I have a better chance of being selected


Oh wait that’s right I can’t apply I wouldn’t meet the residency requirement unless of course they allow me to live out of state still

11/21/2020 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an idea. Empty out the trainers for inservice training. Why do we need 5 separate instructors a Sgt and Lt to teach one class (even CPS doesn’t have it that good). Have one of them make a video and we can watch it on e learning and all those PO’s who don’t have to work the street can head back to the districts and show us all how it’s done.

11/21/2020 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: did everyone see the thing out out by the department about covid testing at rush. It said Rush is holding 150 spots open for first responders everyday and that they won’t charge. Then the last line... it says “BUT, the company that performs the test will charge.” So, if we go to rush hospital for a covid test, it appears that we will be charged for the test. Fucking department. Can never do anything right. I can go to a Walgreens and get a free test, but this department can’t arrange a free test for us. What a joke. Make sure to read that last line before you sign up for any testing at Rush so you aren’t surprised by a huge bill you may incur.

11/21/2020 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy shit is the police department doomed! And then so are the citizens of Chicago. What the hell is Lightfoot doing to Chicago? She’s killing it. There will be well over 150 retirements alone by the time this tiny class even graduates. Also figure in the resignations and transfers to other departments. The media should FOIA this. Law enforcement has been destroyed and Lightfoot has made it very very very unappealing for any young kid considering joining the CPD. Way too risky. Then add no contract for 4 years, lower pay than the suburban departments, purposely under funded pension, and forced residency. Not a very attractive job. The suburban and majority of American cities need lateral transfers to get applicants, but they pay better and don’t force residency. Chicago can’t even consider lateral transfers due to the antiquated residency requirement. The aldermen better wake up and fast. They better do something positive to attract applicants. Or It’s going to be very hard to fix.

11/21/2020 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are currently 668 officers in the two year wonder units. Get rid of all the units and send them back. All of them. Let’s just say they get evenly dispersed to all 23 districts that’s 30 bodies per district. 10 per watch. Let’s say they go to half the districts, then that’s 60 per district. Then open up some bids and let old timers bid to the other districts that weren’t filled.

11/21/2020 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told a class of 40 was starting, but that was a month ago. Maybe 26 is whats left after the urine test.

11/21/2020 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got to bribe these kids with PlayStations, X-Boxes,
and light sabers to get them to join today. The odd robot
of death wouldn't hurt either. That's Brownies department.
Kids have finally figured out things on the street ain't like
the first person shooter games complete with real time
Ray Tracing by the likes of NVIDIA. As the old timers
say, "It ain't no fun when the rabbit got a gun."

11/21/2020 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

26??? I’m actually surprised they even got 5. I expect the numbers to drop even more. Things are getting worse on the CPD. Sadly, not better. That’s not good for the future of the CPD. The war on the police isn’t working out so well for recruiting, is it Lori? The no contract thing? Probably doesn’t help either. The residency requirement is definitely a major killer. Especially now more than ever. When all the surrounding departments and cites all over America don’t require residency, why would anyone on the fence about going into law enforcement pick Chicago? Far better choices with cities that are nice to their cops. Sad

11/21/2020 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CFD exam/lottery was December 2014.

If you were a Vet you pretty much should get hired even if you had a crappy lottery number. Over 18,000 passed the exam.

The only problem is massive amounts of those with Veteran preference are not answering emails sent to them for the hiring process.
They are around 15,000 for Vets.

This would seem that the city is screwing something up.

11/21/2020 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see the retirement and leave of absence (lateral) numbers for the year. @scc can you get that ?

11/21/2020 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who in their right mind would want to work for this department? Only the desperate need apply

11/21/2020 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not qualified is qualified. 1984

11/21/2020 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end is near with “be the change“.

11/21/2020 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But how many of them will survive the virus at the Academy?

11/21/2020 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually 41 were scheduled to start, not all showed up.

11/21/2020 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

took the cpd test in the early 70s. there were thousands of us lined up in some warehouse around hq in our civies like army induction in 1941. no offense lads but id rather be pigsters personal boil sucker than loony larris personal suicide squad. GET. OUT. NOW !

11/21/2020 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on man, everyone wants to work for CPD and Emperor Groot in beautiful Groot City. Well as long as Larry's security staff isn't cut, all is well. Must be all that systemic racism driving people away. Biden will fix all that just like he did during his 8 yrs as VP and his 47 yrs as a do nothing pervert politician.

As of now Wisconsin residents ages five and older are required to wear a face covering when they are indoors or in an enclosed space with anyone outside their household or living unit. Another budding dictator in Wisconsistan.

They keep the heat on, another CNN story, this one saying Biden won by 6 million votes and there is no evidence of voter fraud and Trump refuses to concede. And the MSM just copies and pastes this rubbish.

11/21/2020 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And those exams were before Covid, the riots, looting, defund the police and lightfoot's shitty attitude towards us. Could they even get 100 now?

11/21/2020 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not looking good for our pension, either.

11/21/2020 04:32:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

You do get bock beer from the bottom of the brewing vat.

11/21/2020 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet you wonder why. Defund the police, BLM, close prisons appears Policing will become a short term dead end job. Won’t be around for that 20 and out pension. Who can blame them what is amazing is they found 29 stupid enough.

11/21/2020 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

younger people research everything online, all someone has to do is read our online directives, coupled with way better places to live - hense why would any one work here unless it is a last resort. As of now, compared to other jobs- no days off, residency, high crime, high taxes, terrible leadership, only a 10% of officers will be promoted - and thsts cut to 3% due to cheating and clout, Let alone being sued, murdered, or going to prison & then there's COPA ready to fire you on justified or petty actions, & working in high crime places - just forgot - the pension fund will dissolve.

11/21/2020 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should probably just let them retire now, before they do anything violent and get the city in trouble.

11/21/2020 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lift residency. We'll get a whole new pool of suburban applicants. And current officers wouldn't leave.

11/21/2020 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the new contract don't settle for less than 11.5% raise and 5.75% non resident.

11/21/2020 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And remember the city started to charge a fee to take the test!

I know my son took it two times paying a fee back 6 year or more!

They passed him over with 2 college degrees and he was working full time on his Masters?

Then with a Masters degree they passed over him for a second time!

He now works for the Feds, and lives where it’s warm!

11/21/2020 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know that you can't fix stupid, but you cannot hide it either.

11/21/2020 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheaper to cancel days off and pay overtime to established officers than invest a ton of money into recruiting and training young officers who are bolting out of here like crazy. Coming on this job now is like staring at a 1000 foot tall granite wall and realizing you are going nowhere.

11/21/2020 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect what better way to reduce the head count by not replacing the retirees. Just what she wants. Wake up folks your all being played.

11/21/2020 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That won’t even cover the COPA casualties assigned to desk duty.

11/21/2020 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They may have to lift residency just to get bodies....

11/21/2020 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the exam in 1975, right around the time that Prentice Marshall stuck his two cents in and began the Department's decline. Yeah, it was me and 34,000 other people who wanted the job. My how times change.

11/21/2020 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew it was bad, I didn’t know it was so bad they couldn’t get a list of even 1000. And not even be close to 1000. Yikes. Something is going to come to a head here sooner than later.

11/21/2020 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that’s 26 people I’d be leery of. Are they that out of touch what’s going on around them. Have they all had the psych test yet?



11/21/2020 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An old partner asked me to give a recommendation for her kid. Kid is a slacker, college "c" student. Gets drunk every night. Wants to make $90,000 in a couple years. Doesn't lift weights, ever.
I came real close to saying no, but I go along to get along.

11/21/2020 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 36,000 people took the exam in two sittings at sites all over the city in the Summer of 1985. My, how times have changed.

11/21/2020 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD is becoming a lean mean fighting machine.

11/21/2020 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch for burned out streets lights.. a tell chicago is on glide path for Detriot the 2nd

11/21/2020 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just 26...I think CPS has a contract agreement that limits class size (per StayAtHome teacher) to 30. Just sayin’.
Maniacal Larri fast tracking the pension fund depletion comes to mind.
LightFührer is not interested in maintaining any police force and really there’s never been any official standard minimum on books. All time highs once the mid-13,000’s are long gone and every other city agency seen either more “jobs” or newly created agencies. Subtle defunding and FakeNews isn’t interested until some of them or politicians get seriously victimized.

Larri is padding patronage jobs elsewhere, doling out as needed, especially in the management sectors (commissioner, director, asst. comm, asst. direct, operations supervisor, asst etc,etc etc.) so many cheefs’ and very few hourly workers but plenty went into program directors (ballot harvest terminals) so they can hire on census cowhands and covid contact tracers.
If Covid’s was blamed for rising crime and deadly violence then an easy $100 mil could have been plopped down on hiring without a peep.

Larri needs to build an army. She’s still being dogged by Team RëichsWrinkle. Larri cutting $64 million from the CPD budget AND reduces manpower (btw - CFD got a $60+ million budget increase with a few more hired added too).

No majority of council he/she/theys are willing to stand up to the angry imbecile dwarf toad. In fact they had ZERO input or affect on negotiations over her minions new budget proposal and ultimately gave Larri the glad hand just to keep a couple “jobs” in their offices.

Just 26 new hires...what’s the total manpower Roster (for furlo selection purposes) at the Academy...100-150 ??? Wow.

11/21/2020 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Actually 41 were scheduled to start, not all showed up.

11/21/2020 02:22:00 AM

Was just there yesterday and saw some recruits walking out of the building all dressed up. I believe that’s the first day if not week.

11/21/2020 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until some of these new hires decide to take their State certification elsewhere after graduating the academy. They'll be selling to the highest bidder, even if they can't lateral in to another agency. Suburbs hire certified people, FTO them, and put 'em on the street Saves alot of time and money; hell, even ISP does it (they started again, per the Merit Board website).

11/21/2020 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took the test in February of 1988 with over 60,000 others ..... got hired in March 1990 and I can’t wait to leave.....

11/21/2020 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pathetic... I remember my class having several sections — I think it was about 120 in that class. But shit we are talking nearly 30 years ago.

It’s going to get like the 3rd world where they draft the police for a required amount time. Israel does this with their border police.

11/21/2020 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!
Sad.
Back in the 1970s to the mid 1990s there would be 20,000 or more lined up to take the test.

But the lack of applicants is not a problem unique to Chicago. It is a nationwide problem. With the relentless war on cops by the media, cops being thrown under the bus and thrown away, the acceptance of violence against the police and the defunding movement, applicants are getting rare.

The problem is probably particularly acute in Chicago given the city's crumbling social and financial structure, the openly hostile attitude by city government toward the police, the media's biased superficiality of reporting police actions all are factors.

And the residency ordinance doesn't help.

It was possible that a second Trump term would instill some hope for policing in n America and even America itself. But that hope is fading. The Harris/whoever administration will have BLM as a cabinet level status.

With no administered police force the results will be vigilante justice. Or like the Purge.

11/21/2020 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When young people ask me how to become I cop, I have no answer. Go online to apply? City Hall?

11/21/2020 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Advice for the young ones: Get on CPD(it’s easy) and after you graduate from the academy, start dropping Fed applications. You’ll have LEO experience to get hired and that Fed pension will always be there. Use CPD as a stepping stone to greater things.

11/21/2020 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn’t take this job now... for double the pay. Not worth it

11/21/2020 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand the point of this article and hiw many are afraid or simply not interested in becoming cpd in this socialist environment. They get 26 and if they really trued they can get 260 easy. They are doing this intentionally fir political reasons. I want to say financial if this was teally true. They waste money on stupid sh$% and steal a lot. If they really wanted a real class of hundreds I am sure there are many unemployed military veterans in their 20s that would gladly jump on the opportunity. It's really hard to believe all they get is 26.

11/21/2020 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are what point do the aldermen get concerned and step in and say “we need to do something ASAP to attract candidates and keep the freshly trained ones.” This is scary. And it takes a long time to test and graduate them(if they show up) And when no one takes the test or reports to the academy, what does the city do? The number of cops alone that are leaving and going to other departments with less than 10 years is astonishing. Why are they leaving? Multitude of reasons but residency is probably the main reason.

11/21/2020 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think it's sunk in yet. This is what you do when you want a federalized police force. Cripple the locals, crime gets out of control and then bring in the stasi.

Mostly to "police" up the dissenters. Since the media calls elections, they'll probably start calling crime statistics too.

11/21/2020 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT...How about the very strong possibility that Dominion voting systems could have been corrupted by the democrats in the election. The whole thing is concerning and possibly the worst crime committed upon America. Something like Cuba, Venezuela, Russia Iran etc. completely fixed elections through a computer voting system. What’s even more disturbing is the fact that the FBI wasn’t aware of this or investigating it now? The FBI put 15 agents immediately on a fucking BS garage door pull cord in NASCAR but not this? That is sick!



11/21/2020 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Head over to cwbchicago.
Chitown is more chaotic and lawless than ever.
And because of the Dems, there's no one to stop the criminals.
At least years ago the bad guys feared us.

11/21/2020 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County Sheriffs are not doing any better. The only advantage they have that a candidate doesn't need 60 college credits and can be any age as long as he/she can pass the Physical Agility Test.

11/21/2020 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appears all you have to do is take the test and pass the written and you are going to be called. That’s when the problems come in.

11/21/2020 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the list from the last test exhausted? If so, when is the next test and if not why didn’t they qualify more candidates

11/21/2020 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s the bottom of the barrel also. Just give it some time. Scandals will be coming due to the city’s poor recruitment and hiring process.

11/21/2020 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The numbers for the 2019 test are disturbing. And that was long before the war on police started in early 2020. Just because someone took the test doesn’t mean they’re going to except the job when offered. Especially now. What the hell is the city going to do to attract people to take the next test? Higher pay and lift residency is the only thing left. Chicago is in big trouble

11/21/2020 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The CFD exam/lottery was December 2014.

If you were a Vet you pretty much should get hired even if you had a crappy lottery number. Over 18,000 passed the exam.

The only problem is massive amounts of those with Veteran preference are not answering emails sent to them for the hiring process.
They are around 15,000 for Vets.

This would seem that the city is screwing something up.

Check your Spam or Junk folder. My son didn't check his and was only checking his email. He checked one day and it had been sent to his spam folder. He had a day to get everything together and submit. He's a vet and jumped from CPD to CFD.
11/21/2020 01:31:00 AM

11/21/2020 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how many of those 26 shortly after graduation will lateral transfer to another department? The Chicago tax payers pay to train and certify them and another city reaps the benefits. Why? Better pay. Better environment. They have a contract. Funded pension. No residency. City hall is doing everything wrong right now with the CPD. Better wake up aldermen.

11/21/2020 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous CppThis said...

Only an idiot would want to join a major metro PD, especially Chicago. Even before the great looting spree of 2020, the writing was on the wall once King Barry's war on law and order went into high gear and all the city/state officials jumped on the bandwagon.

11/21/2020 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shocking! In March 2020 the Chicago Election Board Approved Providing Remote Access to Dominion for the 2020 Election – How Many Other Election Boards Did the Same Thing?

Crook County living up to it's name again. Hey everyone wants to work here! Come on man, what fraud?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/shocking-march-2020-chicago-election-board-approved-providing-remote-access-dominion-2020-election-many-election-boards-thing/

11/21/2020 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Chicago has to pony up some more money to get people to want to live in Chicago to be police officers. Chicago is a very expensive place to live especially if you have to move there. My guess is if they allowed new police officers to live outside the city they would get a whole lot better response. When you can get paid the same and live in an area that is a lot cheaper and more desirable, what incentive is there to apply for a job where you don't want to live.

11/21/2020 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The few, The proud!

11/21/2020 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im surprised they found that many for this shit job.

Damn it was so much fun when I started. Remember? We had Bankers insurance and you never saw a bill for either medical or dental.

Now you have to be soft in the head to take this shit job.

11/21/2020 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois voters, we should probably start examining our election before they start destroying the data- O'Brien/Oberweis - take a look at this article. Here is the title on the gatewaypundit.com

Shocking! In March 2020 the Chicago Election Board Approved Providing Remote Access to Dominion for the 2020 Election – How Many Other Election Boards Did the Same Thing?

11/21/2020 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a relative fail the piss test.

Guess what happened they called him back a year later to take the job.
he pissed cleanly this time and then failed the background test.

The future is bleak. Guess LORIs gonna have to beef up the pay to attract normal people for this shit job.

11/21/2020 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will join the cpd, but i have to be the boss....

11/21/2020 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow 26, even the dummies at CPS that got extra points don't want this job (although even with the extra credit they probably didn't pass). When Barack and Joe started the war on the police and then the cause was taken up by all these Dem mayors and prosecutors I bet they never thought that they couldn't even get their own peoples to take this job. What ever happened to "Hey y'all look at all this money you can make"

11/21/2020 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My heart bleeds for you men and women in the Chicago PD.
I listen to what I suppose is the All City channel for Chicago & all I hear is constant calls, many of them stupid BS calls, Shotspotter calls going out constantly, & Officers already spread too thin being called to the next location. I know y'all do your best to Protect & Serve because that's your job, but I honestly don't know how any of you keep going, day after day, when your useless elected officials don't support you, you continuously have to deal with uncooperative witnesses to crimes, & worst of all going to calls where you are met with open hostility & belligerance? The same ones that want you to lose your jobs and see the Police defunded, yet if Pookie just carjacked them, y'all are the first number they call.
I will keep you in my prayers that you return home safely to your families daily. One day all the ghetto rats & thugs will reap what they sow when they call 911 and find no one is on the way to save them this time. Karma will come.

11/21/2020 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw County approved 14 million settlement against Dart for woman staff assaulted and inmates rewarded pizza by Dart. The story was in Tribune, AP, and even Las Vegas Sun. But not Suntimes? Why! Rhetorical question.. Dart media patronage gravy machine.

11/21/2020 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They say you lose roughly 1/3 of the remaining pool at each step due to no-shows and failures.

First power test- 779-78= 701

Written psych- 701-60 = 630

Drug test- 630-63 = 567

Psych interview- 567-56 = 511

Medical check- 511-51 = 460

Background investigation 460-46 = 414

Final power test 414-31 = 373.

So according to typical processing estimates, if 779 people take the exam, you can ballpark 373 candidates deemed “suitable” for hiring.
In today’s climate, I would say far far less- maybe roughly around 300?

And that’s scraping the bottom of the barrel. Just because someone manages to show up and pass the low standards set by the city doesn’t exactly make them an attractive or desirable candidate.

We are screwed.

11/21/2020 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the way Groot and the Alder creeps treat the CPD, it's a surprise anyone applies.
Add the COPA attacks and doxing, no contract, it ain't attractive.

These pols are well on the way to making Chiraq a worse war zone than it already is.

Where is Roboocop when we need him?

11/21/2020 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a surprise !!! From what used to be a job that 8 or 9 or 10,000 people/folks used to sign up to take with hundreds in the academy at one time. Gonna be funny to see what the liberals cry about when they get their way with almost no police service throughout the city and the honest working citizens start defending themselves with deadly force

11/21/2020 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new item from The Patch describing the Cook County payout of a class action suit brought by women public defenders because of the sexual misconduct of prisoners. Didn't see anything in the MSM about this.

https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/14-million-payout-ends-jail-masturbation-class-action-suit

11/21/2020 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
26??? I’m actually surprised they even got 5. I expect the numbers to drop even more. Things are getting worse on the CPD. Sadly, not better. That’s not good for the future of the CPD. The war on the police isn’t working out so well for recruiting, is it Lori? The no contract thing? Probably doesn’t help either. The residency requirement is definitely a major killer. Especially now more than ever. When all the surrounding departments and cites all over America don’t require residency, why would anyone on the fence about going into law enforcement pick Chicago? Far better choices with cities that are nice to their cops. Sad



Ha! The only thing i can agree with you on is no residency. Definitely could be a game changer though. In terms of treating cops nice maybe the citizens but many suburban departments bend you over harder than Chicago. I took a shot at a nice western suburb department and came running back during the summer of riot season. Residency wasn’t enough to keep me around. If you want out of the city than find another career all together.

11/21/2020 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how many of those 26 shortly after graduation will lateral transfer to another department? The Chicago tax payers pay to train and certify them and another city reaps the benefits. Why? Better pay. Better environment. They have a contract. Funded pension. No residency. City hall is doing everything wrong right now with the CPD. Better wake up aldermen.


Eh better pay? Not really maybe a couple departments may be better pay. You would need more than $9200 to offset duty availability, uniform allowance, and the increased health care contributions for a similar policy. Plus many of surrounding suburbs get much of their operating revenue from businesses. Not a nice feeling if the board wants to do layoffs or have you take a furlough day or two each week every time the government wants to shutdown businesses. At least in Chicago they bend you over and slip a few extra dollars in your g string for your troubles.

11/21/2020 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that Biden and "da ho" are running the military, expect any and all real men to get out of the military at their soonest opportunity. Do you know what breaks Rangers, Special Forces, Rangers and, Marines? Boredom. Wokeness. Nonsense. Making every single day challenging and hard is the best way to retain bad dudes. The best dudes volunteer for the nastiest training, knowing that it will suck. In the 90s, re-enlistment at my unit was 100% for several years.
There is no other reason to spend that much time away from your family. You don't mind getting shot at because the men in your unit are doing it too. Without out that, our military will be a pack of pussies that rely on drones anf gadgets.

11/21/2020 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let’s call it two dozen. 24. 24 recruits. They’ll probably lose 2 of them to a random domestic or drug use...

Let that sink in.

24

| I I I I I
I I I I I I <~~~~~~ that many
I I I I I I
I I I I I I

Maybe they need the extra classes for all the upcoming promotions.

I’ll be here all night. Try the fish.

F.U.L.L.

-Scarred but Smarter

11/21/2020 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Cook County Sheriffs are not doing any better. The only advantage they have that a candidate doesn't need 60 college credits and can be any age as long as he/she can pass the Physical Agility Test.

11/21/2020 10:46:00 AM

Tier 2 pension is why no one wants the job

11/21/2020 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City is hiring unqualified people for streetlights at $54.90 per hour. What is your starting pay?

11/21/2020 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A new item from The Patch describing the Cook County payout of a class action suit brought by women public defenders because of the sexual misconduct of prisoners. Didn't see anything in the MSM about this.

https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/14-million-payout-ends-jail-masturbation-class-action-suit

11/21/2020 02:52:00 PM

Of course you didnt. The main stream media is bought and sold by the Democratic party. The inmates are loyal democratic voters.

11/21/2020 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A new item from The Patch describing the Cook County payout of a class action suit brought by women public defenders because of the sexual misconduct of prisoners. Didn't see anything in the MSM about this.

https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/14-million-payout-ends-jail-masturbation-class-action-suit

11/21/2020 02:52:00 PM

Of course you didnt. The main stream media is bought and sold by the Democratic party. The inmates are loyal democratic voters.

11/21/2020 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about having to defund the police you libtarded snowflakes, the rough men and woman capable of doing this job are deciding not to. Remember that next time you hear a noise in your domicile that shouldn't be occurring, or worse you are an active violent crime victim. Elections have consequences.

11/21/2020 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire/EMS almost as bad with the quality of individuals coming on the job. Morale almost as bad too. Nobody really gives a fuck anymore.
In 20 years public safety in this once great city will be as motivated and effective as the post office.
Kid proudly want to follow his forefather's footsteps. Absolutely not, at least here. He would be an island in the seas of incompetence and inability. Just not worth it.

11/21/2020 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the city has high standards.
Took the written in I think 2012. Passed everything. Written. Physical. Drug. Psyche. Then in my background I disclosed I was fired from a job 11 years prior when I was 19 working and overnight shift at this warehouse behind the yards. I took a siesta on this couch in the corner and it was on camera.
Disqualified me for that.
Took the exam again in 2014. Same things. Disclosed everything the same way.
Disqualified again. Mind you I have no background. Never been arrested. Just pulled an immature stunt when I was still a teenager.
Got hired a year later in Carol Stream and been there ever since. It was a blessing in disguise. I have a nice home. Make an excellent salary and take my 5-6 calls a day. Every day is pretty smooth for me.
I remember asking the HR lady who handled my file getting hired about my firing 13 years prior she said...
“Oh. It wasn’t anything criminal not to mention it was so long ago...
I’m surprised Chicago didn’t take you.”

Glad they didn’t. All the best, CPD. Good luck.

11/21/2020 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Fun Fact! The last eight exams have been the EXACT SAME EXAM. And no one knows their scores. If they pass, they get a lottery number, so the Academy might get someone who has failed the exam seven previous times, but finally drew a high number this time..."

Funner Fact: they have lowered the passing score--so even if you haven't improved your reading level after seven tries--you may pass!....and with such dismal turnout---they get to every lottery number

11/21/2020 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about 46 k applicants in 1994

11/21/2020 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE my men & ladies in blue, but Im so glad we are selling and moving out of here. This city is so far down the toilet. May GOD continue to protect you and thank you for all you have to deal with

11/21/2020 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a big difference between deciding to have a class of 26 and only being able to get 26 to sign up. my guess is they could get more than 26 if they really wanted them, but with the various covid restrictions and budgetary constraints maybe 26 is all they really wanted. Kind of depends on how many positions they think is affordable on the whole.

Regardless of what anybody thinks, the size of the Chicago Police department is almost certainly going to shrink over the next few years. It would not surprise me if they let it shrink to under 10,000. There just is no money.

Given the antipathy towards the police department that the current administration seems to have, I would expect to see cuts in the police department budget for employees long before it hits other departments.

11/21/2020 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Advice for the young ones: Get on CPD(it’s easy) and after you graduate from the academy, start dropping Fed applications. You’ll have LEO experience to get hired and that Fed pension will always be there. Use CPD as a stepping stone to greater things.

11/21/2020 09:58:00 AM

Or possibly you will be turned down by the Feds because of our poor reputation.

11/21/2020 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it too early to start printing "Impeach Biden" bumper stickers?

11/21/2020 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What a surprise !!! From what used to be a job that 8 or 9 or 10,000 people/folks used to sign up to take with hundreds in the academy at one time. Gonna be funny to see what the liberals cry about when they get their way with almost no police service throughout the city and the honest working citizens start defending themselves with deadly force

11/21/2020 02:18:00 PM


Eight, nine, or ten thousand?
I remember this day like it was yesterday, even though it was over a quarter of a century ago. After taking the power test we were all hearded into a classroom and sat down at desks. An instructor walked in and congratulated us and said we were now probationary police officers, and that over twenty two thousand people took the test, and we should be proud we made it.

11/21/2020 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor from inside says her target number for CPD is 9200. Will budget # number for 2022. More work and less people what could go wrong. Pension fund being drained faster and fewer contributing.

11/21/2020 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And how many of those 26 shortly after graduation will lateral transfer to another department? The Chicago tax payers pay to train and certify them and another city reaps the benefits. Why? Better pay. Better environment. They have a contract. Funded pension. No residency. City hall is doing everything wrong right now with the CPD. Better wake up aldermen.


Eh better pay? Not really maybe a couple departments may be better pay. You would need more than $9200 to offset duty availability, uniform allowance, and the increased health care contributions for a similar policy. Plus many of surrounding suburbs get much of their operating revenue from businesses. Not a nice feeling if the board wants to do layoffs or have you take a furlough day or two each week every time the government wants to shutdown businesses. At least in Chicago they bend you over and slip a few extra dollars in your g string for your troubles.

11/21/2020 03:47:00 PM

As someone who worked in the suburbs before Chicago I have the utmost respect for my suburban brothers and sisters. If you never worked in the "burbs" you don't realize how petty the local government can be. Its like working for a little kingdom. Groot sucks but at least we can transfer from district to district. If the local chief or mayor doesn't like you your career is dead there. Believe it or not you can actually get promoted to Det. Sgt. or Lt on the the list here. As for those of you talking about sending your kids to suburban public school trust me they have huge issues out there too, no matter the racial make-up of the suburb. Don't forget the higher property taxes. If you really want to get away you have to leave the state of Illinois.

11/21/2020 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost like it's a planned move to gradually get rid of police and replace them with Barry's brownshirts.

11/21/2020 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
I thought the city has high standards.
Took the written in I think 2012. Passed everything. Written. Physical. Drug. Psyche. Then in my background I disclosed I was fired from a job 11 years prior when I was 19 working and overnight shift at this warehouse behind the yards. I took a siesta on this couch in the corner and it was on camera.
Disqualified me for that.
Took the exam again in 2014. Same things. Disclosed everything the same way.
Disqualified again. Mind you I have no background. Never been arrested. Just pulled an immature stunt when I was still a teenager.
Got hired a year later in Carol Stream and been there ever since. It was a blessing in disguise. I have a nice home. Make an excellent salary and take my 5-6 calls a day. Every day is pretty smooth for me.
I remember asking the HR lady who handled my file getting hired about my firing 13 years prior she said...
“Oh. It wasn’t anything criminal not to mention it was so long ago...
I’m surprised Chicago didn’t take you.”

Glad they didn’t. All the best, CPD. Good luck.

11/21/2020 05:33:00 PM

Truth is though most suburban agencies are a joke. Most CPD officers who leave come back. The suburbs are so political it’s in your face with police kissing ass. Kissing the police chief’s ass to make him feel empowered, go to DuPage county SWAT, become a detective. Pucker up and smile. I can imagine that Carol Stream is cliquish AF. Yeah CPD has its sucky moments but the medical is second to none. The Union is powerful and will actually challenge the brass. Besides must be something you’re missing or you wouldn’t be on here living vicariously through us and leaving comments as if we give a fuck. I left CPD went to an Agency in DuPage County and then I came back. You could not convince me in a million years any of that shit is any sort of blessing in disguise. God Bless and stay safe.

11/21/2020 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Johnson's kid drew number 1, go figure.

11/21/2020 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe with Groot's shiny new property tax funded budget there will be oodles of resources designed to work to attract honest folks into careers in law enforcement. Time to get the numbers up!

Oh... That won't happen?

Pesky reality.

11/21/2020 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11/21/2020 06:57:00 PM

Then we have to deal with Harris as Snark Queen Bitch of the land if Sino Joe is removed from the White House. Hell the Democrats would 25th Amendment Biden themselves in a year. I pray some court outcome tosses suspect ballots and lets Trump have his second term.

11/21/2020 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Ballad of the Green Beret".

"100 men, will test today, but only three, win the green beret".

Nowadays, there is no test at all. No standards, whatsoever. No tests. No gates. Imagine that?

Just thirty years ago, you had to want it. Now, fuck it, they will just give it to you and the girl in your class. The mass pussification of the American male is now complete.

Hopefully, the Russians, Chinese, and North Koreans are making it super easy on their troops too.

11/21/2020 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If an old idiot like Moondawg Brown can be top cop, let the young idiot be a patrolman...









11/21/2020 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Wait until some of these new hires decide to take their State certification elsewhere after graduating the academy. They'll be selling to the highest bidder, even if they can't lateral in to another agency. Suburbs hire certified people, FTO them, and put 'em on the street Saves alot of time and money; hell, even ISP does it (they started again, per the Merit Board website).

——————
Yep. Certify and fly. Happy to see a lot of people are taking advantage of it.

11/21/2020 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County Sheriffs are not doing any better. The only advantage they have that a candidate doesn't need 60 college credits and can be any age as long as he/she can pass the Physical Agility Test.
—————-
Lol who in their right mind would want to work there for $49k to sit in 26/cal with a slim chance you’re politically connected to get on the street? No thanks. Lots of other sheriff departments have an option to hit the road right away keeping corrections separate.

11/21/2020 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the number in the rank and file is decreased through attrition and piss poor work environment shit happens. The folks living on the political plantation of the Socialist Democrats will be sacrificing their own to Chicago killers and shooters at an increased rate. CPD has plenty of evidence tape and Mr. Chalky has a pocket full of chalk. There are plenty of white sheets to cover the murder victims. The Crook County Coroner's Office always has extra refrigerator trucks for those unreported mass shootings.

Murder in Chicago is good business. Actually in Chicago, the murder business is the only business that hasn't been closed by the midget and the Springfield Pig due to the Wuhan Red Death.

The midget, Kim Fuxx and the judicial comedy team of Tim Evans and the Black Robes sing, dance and pronounce funny stories from the bench about social justice and crime in Murder City. The Community liked it so much they brought these fun kids back for another four more years. Community participation is at an all time high with over 700 murders and 3800 shootings. They're dying to get in on the antics and humor of crime in Shitty City. Local Pravda media critics are raving about the great work being done by these three comics.

Read how good these public servants really are in Pravda - where they tell you their truth, their way and you better believe it. Now, let's all go for a ride on the Red Line. Common man!


11/21/2020 11:13:00 PM  
Blogger neilgoldman said...

Our DEPT is shrinking by the hour. Hundreds of coppers working on the exit strategy. If one CAN pull the plug, who would work another summer like 2020..?! Manpower will continually drop; all holidays = all hands on deck, days off cancelled with zero notice, for any reason. Even working police see all kinds of violent offenders receiving jack shit from ccsa office and courts. CYA, and work on your exit every fucking day. 1st & 16th.

11/21/2020 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the great crime fighting FBI and their fed counterparts in helping to keep murders and shootings down in Shitty City. Don't hear much from them. Then again they still maybe hunting down evil Russians colluding with the Trumpster. Maybe they're busy trying to arrest "Subject A". He's a slippery one. Maybe they are assisting Durham and Barr in writing up a report on the horse shit investigation Comey and the boyz did on Russia Gate and the "top notch" job on the Gen. Flynn investigation. Chris Wray and his crack team is possibly looking for Hunter? Never mind, China Joe got that covered (up). Oh, I know they are working the voter/election fraud thing and saving democracy. Yes, Chris Wray and the guys will get right on it. They are the best - just ask Richard Jewell.

11/22/2020 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lift residency. We'll get a whole new pool of suburban applicants. And current officers wouldn't leave.

11/21/2020 06:31:00 AM

But the place is still really fucked up, no contract, the merit command goofs, Brownie Fife, Le Groot, the useless 50 cowardly alderthieves. Who the hell would they get? Those that couldn't get on elsewhere. And who in there right mind wants to be a cop today in this upside down world? You get hammered if you do or you don't. And it will get worse. If Biden does steal it then expect more cop hate, if Trump wins expect riots and more cop hate. What a country it's become.

11/22/2020 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:47PM... Hate to be that guy, but “you’d need $9200 to offset.” Uhhh, when I left CPD, I took almost a $20K raise in the suburbs with MUCH better benefits and a pension in bad shape, but not near as bad as the city. MANY suburbs start their brand new Academy recruits in the mid $50’s. Many also do large pay bumps and top off relatively quickly.

With that also being said, a lot of agencies look down on CPD. I have a good friend who has been trying to leave actively for the past year or two. He’s wrapped up 3 different processes and with all 3, he was rejected. One northwest suburb, told him outright that their town / agency isnt “anything like CPD” and that he “should’ve scheduled a ride along during this process to see.” He told them he knew it wasn’t and that was pretty much the point. They just said “this isn’t the place for you” and disqualified him. So being certified via CPD and trying to go elsewhere, isn’t near as easy as it sounds.

11/22/2020 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Is it too early to start printing "Impeach Biden" bumper stickers?

11/21/2020 06:57:00 PM

Nope. You're actually late, because the Dems were crying about impeaching Trump within a few days of the election. They started screaming, "Resist!" at the same time. Talk about a bunch of people who couldn't - and never did - accept the results of an election, there they were.

They don't get to tell the Republicans 'that's not allowed' now, because it's what they did the entire last four years.

I'd print a batch of 'impeach Kamala' buttons, too, because this was all engineered to put her in line for the throne.

11/22/2020 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Advice for the young ones: Get on CPD(it’s easy) and after you graduate from the academy, start dropping Fed applications. You’ll have LEO experience to get hired and that Fed pension will always be there. Use CPD as a stepping stone to greater things.

11/21/2020 09:58:00 AM

Or possibly you will be turned down by the Feds because of our poor reputation.

11/21/2020 06:30:00 PM

That's why you go IMMEDIATELY, 6:30pm.
But you don't get to go at all unless you have the skillset they want, so get that accounting degree or that jd and pass the bar exam.

11/22/2020 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
There is a big difference between deciding to have a class of 26 and only being able to get 26 to sign up. my guess is they could get more than 26 if they really wanted them, but with the various covid restrictions and budgetary constraints maybe 26 is all they really wanted. Kind of depends on how many positions they think is affordable on the whole.

Regardless of what anybody thinks, the size of the Chicago Police department is almost certainly going to shrink over the next few years. It would not surprise me if they let it shrink to under 10,000. There just is no money.

Given the antipathy towards the police department that the current administration seems to have, I would expect to see cuts in the police department budget for employees long before it hits other departments.

11/21/2020 06:27:00 PM


**Who the fuck are you, a budget director? The City will ALWAYS have money!!

11/22/2020 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
An old partner asked me to give a recommendation for her kid. Kid is a slacker, college "c" student. Gets drunk every night. Wants to make $90,000 in a couple years. Doesn't lift weights, ever.
I came real close to saying no, but I go along to get along.

11/21/2020 08:24:00 AM


*Are you really doing anyone a favor? Kid will be danger to himself and his partner. Obviously if he is a bad drunk now, hell get worse as he puts more time on this job! Good work there pal.

11/22/2020 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the start of her March to 9200 cPD in her 2022 budget. Better get used to the idea of 12s and no Holidays from here on out. Lots of overtime but no time to spend it. Your families have become expendable as well. Divorce rete and cheating spouses will skyrocket.

11/22/2020 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow look how quickly the numbers have fallen. Kim has been in office since????? That's what I thought. Young people are not as stupid as I thought, they are paying attention despite the media cover ups.

11/22/2020 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I lateral to be a “Safe Passage” worker?

Seems their hours never get cut.

And you’ll never have cancelled days off!
Residency? Hahahaha
Drug test? Hahhaahhahahahahah

Wait, I think I’m the wrong kind of target employee though

11/22/2020 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8:27pm:

You cannot be the police, that much is obvious.
Yes, we know there is a huge difference between only being able to hire 26, and wanting to hire 26.

Typical Chicagoan nowadays. Sure, blame Covid and “distancing procedures.”
Cool, so 26 is the limit?
You also do know that they used to recently hire 100, and put them into 4 separate rooms of 25 each, right?
And also explain why over 30 people can attend in-service training in person?
If a large classroom setting is good enough for current employees, it’s good enough for recruits.


And the CPD needs to shrink in numbers?
Yet again- if you were on the job and knew what you were talking about- you’d be saying differently. Hell, at this point I’m starting to think you don’t even live in Chicago!
The “slower” districts are getting hammered with carjackings, robberies, shootings, and murders. The busier districts are nonstop mayhem.

Days off are cancelled citywide basically all summer, how does that lead you to believe we have enough manpower?
Have you seen the posts on SCCshowing watch assignments?
Downed cars. Cars detailed out of district. Cars down at “training” (even though you’re so worried about Covid precautions and training).


In closing,
We need more than classes of 26
Out of a class of 26, there might be 7 that are worth a damn given the current state of hiring
Covid has nothing to do with hiring. You can hire 100 and put them in 4 separate rooms of 25

I get it, funding the police isn’t at the top of your agenda right now.
But there are a lot of areas that the city can trim the fat before you start cutting public safety.
FFS, cut a few aldermen!

11/22/2020 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or possibly you will be turned down by the Feds because of our poor reputation.

11/21/2020 06:30:00 PM
No, not at all. Lots of good paying federal law enforcement jobs out there. The only drawback is you can be moved to another part of the country if needed. And, many of these jobs do not require a college education. Be sure you have good credit when you apply

11/22/2020 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad they didn’t. All the best, CPD. Good luck.

11/21/2020 05:33:00 PM

Carol Stream, nice department. Yes, you are right about CPD, you never know what happens in the HR department, there are no standards, all depends on who was put in charge. That sleeping incident never should have disqualified you.

11/22/2020 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

History is going to be made this week. Rumors flying that the CIA knew about Dominion and were part of this operation, using it as leverage. Massive, earth shattering revelations that is going to create reverberations around the world. 2020 is going to change the world.

Be safe officers, good will win out over evil.

11/22/2020 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
What a surprise !!! From what used to be a job that 8 or 9 or 10,000 people/folks used to sign up to take with hundreds in the academy at one time. Gonna be funny to see what the liberals cry about when they get their way with almost no police service throughout the city and the honest working citizens start defending themselves with deadly force

11/21/2020 02:18:00 PM

Eight, nine, or ten thousand?
I remember this day like it was yesterday, even though it was over a quarter of a century ago. After taking the power test we were all hearded into a classroom and sat down at desks. An instructor walked in and congratulated us and said we were now probationary police officers, and that over twenty two thousand people took the test, and we should be proud we made it.

11/21/2020 07:18:00 PM

got on in 94 and 28k took the 91 test. There was another test in 93. About 10% got hired so about 2,800


I cannot imagine only about 1k taking these new tests. That is going to be the most powerful factor in the city deciding to waive the residency requirement. Look what Wash DC is - either super rich white or super poor black - well the result is neither group wants to be a cop. It has always been the middle class families that wanted to be cops.

11/22/2020 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a good spot to post D.C. Blues by Tucker Carlson

great read


https://www.unz.com/print/PolicyRev-1993q1-00026/

11/22/2020 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
26??? I’m actually surprised they even got 5. I expect the numbers to drop even more. Things are getting worse on the CPD. Sadly, not better. That’s not good for the future of the CPD. The war on the police isn’t working out so well for recruiting, is it Lori? The no contract thing? Probably doesn’t help either. The residency requirement is definitely a major killer. Especially now more than ever. When all the surrounding departments and cites all over America don’t require residency, why would anyone on the fence about going into law enforcement pick Chicago? Far better choices with cities that are nice to their cops. Sad



Ha! The only thing i can agree with you on is no residency. Definitely could be a game changer though. In terms of treating cops nice maybe the citizens but many suburban departments bend you over harder than Chicago. I took a shot at a nice western suburb department and came running back during the summer of riot season. Residency wasn’t enough to keep me around. If you want out of the city than find another career all together.

11/21/2020 03:39:00 PM


I have heard that many times. AS bad as CPD is the Suburbs ride you like a donkey and they know every move you make. Want to make Det? kiss our ass and you can have it, no test, then we can take it away from you at any time.

Not for me.

11/22/2020 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Perfect what better way to reduce the head count by not replacing the retirees. Just what she wants. Wake up folks your all being played.

11/21/2020 07:41:00 AM


me, pick me. Buy me out and I'll be out of your hair forever. Pro-rate the medical and I'm gone.

11/22/2020 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If these PPO's are smart, start applying to the Feds!

My old partners both did about 5 years on CPD and then resigned.

One went to FBI on a Calumet College Degree!

The Other went to U.S. Treasury Police with his UIC Degree!

Both Former CPD Officers are way happier and moved out of Illinois and the Feds paid for their moves!

Smart moves that I wished I did when I was young on this job!

Chicago is nothing but a job and not a career you hang in for anymore!

11/22/2020 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth is though most suburban agencies are a joke. Most CPD officers who leave come back. The suburbs are so political it’s in your face with police kissing ass. Kissing the police chief’s ass to make him feel empowered, go to DuPage county SWAT, become a detective. Pucker up and smile. I can imagine that Carol Stream is cliquish AF. Yeah CPD has its sucky moments but the medical is second to none. The Union is powerful and will actually challenge the brass. Besides must be something you’re missing or you wouldn’t be on here living vicariously through us and leaving comments as if we give a fuck. I left CPD went to an Agency in DuPage County and then I came back. You could not convince me in a million years any of that shit is any sort of blessing in disguise. God Bless and stay safe.

Let’s see. My sister is on the job and I grew up on the south side. It’s the Internet I can read the blog and enjoy the satire and content without living vicariously through anyone. I post once in a while what’s the problem? The topic is about a small recruit class and some were pointing out the low standards these days. Just thought I’d share my experience with the hiring process.
There are politics everywhere and also cliques.
Probably just as much ass kissing on your dept as in mine.
The only thing I’m missing is NOT dealing with Democrats, if you catch my drift. Enjoy your interactions with Peanut and Shorty. I’ll go investigate a garage being busted into. Hell, maybe I’ll write a few for expired plates or driving without insurance.
Hahaha!
CS is putting out a written test in the spring. I suggest you give it a whack. Otherwise enjoy Babysitting the upstanding citizens of 011.
LOL.

11/22/2020 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One year and no site of part two for the Sgts test! Way to motivate the troops. Perhaps the officers that are deployed which haven’t taken part 1 is the hold up. Either way, the dept will be lucky if “26” even care to take part 2 in a couple years. Unfucken real

11/22/2020 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" An old partner asked me to give a recommendation for her kid. Kid is a slacker . . . "

11/21/2020 08:24:00 AM

-----------

The kid is a slacker?

Hell, 90% of kids born after 1995 are slackers !

11/22/2020 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5:28 am

Did you actually read what I wrote? I didn't advocate any of what's going to happen. Just made an observation of what is almost certainly going to happen. You have a situation where the city is broke and that isn't going to change even if the covid situation resolves itself.

Just to pay for past due pension obligations for the police department is going to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 to 3 thousand police jobs. You're going to see the same thing in other departments but it's going to start in the police department because the current administration does not like police.

They have made it very clear they don't give a rat's ass whether the city burns or not. They're going to do what they're going to do until they get voted out, and given the current voting situation in Chicago that probably isn't going to happen.

If you are close to retirement and want to get your full retirement benefits, you may well get what was promised to you Even without more funding. But people that will retire 10 years down the road are going to be in a big world of hurt if the funding situation does not improve. The only place that funding can come from is by reducing current employees count. If you don't understand that I suggest you look at the city budget and see where you're going to get that magnitude of money over the next 20 or 30 years without cutting it out of the budget for paying employees.

8:27 pm

11/22/2020 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all forgetting that the engineer of the budget to hurt the police is Sophia King, who is a Preckwinkle and Cabrini Kim ass licker. She is close to Kwame Raoul and her crook phony lobbyist husband was on ahole Raoul transition team and she’s close to the Obamas. She approved and encouraged the removal of the statues as she is solidly 100 % blm. She must be watched and removed ASAP.

11/22/2020 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
An old partner asked me to give a recommendation for her kid. Kid is a slacker, college "c" student. Gets drunk every night. Wants to make $90,000 in a couple years. Doesn't lift weights, ever.
I came real close to saying no, but I go along to get along.

11/21/2020 08:24:00 AM


*Are you really doing anyone a favor? Kid will be danger to himself and his partner. Obviously if he is a bad drunk now, hell get worse as he puts more time on this job! Good work there pal.

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to top poster you just described more than half the department. & most of the command staff shouldn't even run middle mgt at a corporate office let alone a police dept. but god speed kid. just avoid random drug. it's a minimum favor- to second poster.

11/22/2020 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Truth is though most suburban agencies are a joke. Most CPD officers who leave come back. The suburbs are so political it’s in your face with police kissing ass. Kissing the police chief’s ass to make him feel empowered, go to DuPage county SWAT, become a detective. Pucker up and smile. I can imagine that Carol Stream is cliquish AF. Yeah CPD has its sucky moments but the medical is second to none. The Union is powerful and will actually challenge the brass. Besides must be something you’re missing or you wouldn’t be on here living vicariously through us and leaving comments as if we give a fuck. I left CPD went to an Agency in DuPage County and then I came back. You could not convince me in a million years any of that shit is any sort of blessing in disguise. God Bless and stay safe.

11/21/2020 08:10:00 PM
That is just not true. You are the rarity. Your attitude is probably that of you can do whatever you want because you are the police and you quickly found out that you cant. The fact is the majority of people who leave CPD for other agencies are very happy. They already know how to police and more importantly, how to play the game. THey can live wherever they want, usually earn much more money, better equipment, pension far more secure, and most importantly better situations for their families.

11/22/2020 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dominion executives no where to be found. Might have jumped ship to Brazil or China. A lot of people in FBI and CIA are having the screws tightened on them and they are starting to spill the beans. Obama/Clinton crimes are being revealed. Trump is spreading the love dangeling some carrots to the likes of Gishelle Maxwell, Eric Snowden, Julian Assauge (Wikileaks) -- big news coming that is going to rock the United States and the World.

The house of cards is going to come down. Watch and see, it will be our 1776 and when they come we all need to stand up and hold our ground. It will be ugly at first but in the end we regain our country. Monday or Tuesday, the Kracken is going to be released.

Back the Blue -- Illinois votes will be recounted. Oberweis won and maybe Obrien.

11/22/2020 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If these PPO's are smart, start applying to the Feds!

My old partners both did about 5 years on CPD and then resigned.

One went to FBI on a Calumet College Degree!

The Other went to U.S. Treasury Police with his UIC Degree!

Both Former CPD Officers are way happier and moved out of Illinois and the Feds paid for their moves!

Smart moves that I wished I did when I was young on this job!

Chicago is nothing but a job and not a career you hang in for anymore!

11/22/2020 09:59:00 AM

You are 100% right and hurry....special agent position won't hire you if you hit your 37th Bday!.....I wouldn't do Secret Service (only if you are single, get a spouse transfer to another fed agency) or U.S. Marshals (prisoner babysitters) Talked with some SS guys and they whined just like CPD I was like wow!.....ATF, DEA, ICE, maybe FBI (need those special degrees though!) and so many more fed jobs I didn't know about....DO IT NOW!

11/22/2020 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch the video story from Lou Dobbs when it was in CNN in 2006 about Smartmatic (Dominion) voting machines being sold to the US and how it was owned by Venezuela. They even have Ed Burke criticizing the move when Chicago bought it in 2006. I guess that explains a lot about Chicago elections. Can't make this stuff up. Click on the link below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s9PkuiIw2Q&feature=emb_logo

11/22/2020 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are close to retirement and want to get your full retirement benefits, you may well get what was promised to you Even without more funding. But people that will retire 10 years down the road are going to be in a big world of hurt if the funding situation does not improve. The only place that funding can come from is by reducing current employees count. If you don't understand that I suggest you look at the city budget and see where you're going to get that magnitude of money over the next 20 or 30 years without cutting it out of the budget for paying employees.

Friend's a laborer for Chicago department of transportation he earns $48.XX an hour. Not bad for a laborer with zero liability. He says most of the days they'll sit in the truck and play cards. So each truck has a crew of 3 or 4 or 5 laborers plus a driver and they'll either be driving around the city all day or just sitting in one spot and playing cards. Saturday's are always double time and anything over 8 hours is time and half. I was offered the same position 20 years back but chose to be a cop instead. I fucked up.

11/22/2020 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Pick your poison said...

You are 100% right and hurry....special agent position won't hire you if you hit your 37th Bday!.....I wouldn't do Secret Service (only if you are single, get a spouse transfer to another fed agency) or U.S. Marshals (prisoner babysitters) Talked with some SS guys and they whined just like CPD I was like wow!.....ATF, DEA, ICE, maybe FBI (need those special degrees though!) and so many more fed jobs I didn't know about....DO IT NOW!

11/22/2020 07:42:00 PM

Okay, military get some leeway on age but most agencies don't want you if you have more than 5yrs of police service. DEA can put you anywhere, one mitch whined when he was sent to a bad part of Cali- it's the D E A motherfucker! Whatcha want? Tubs n Crockett Miami Vice LMAO my ex got the city of his chosing, but he was ex-military and a damn good XXX. ATF was alot of paperwork and not as thrilling as CPD Westside.. FBI gives you a lot of toys, just don't repeatedly keep getting their shiny cars damaged (Mikey;) Secret Service can be fun- lots of perks and travel. Old partner Chocolate Thunder RIP had Presidential details before he passed. Said treated very well by all Trump & Pence families

11/22/2020 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just can’t wait to retire. Good luck.

11/23/2020 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
History is going to be made this week. Rumors flying that the CIA knew about Dominion and were part of this operation, using it as leverage. Massive, earth shattering revelations that is going to create reverberations around the world. 2020 is going to change the world.

Be safe officers, good will win out over evil.

11/22/2020 08:11:00 AM



ya I'm with you in sentiment but look at the whole Carter Page probable cause for the spying - that was supposed to be a big deal too - see anyone in handcuffs? I don't

The Dominion thing will probably amount to nothing too

11/23/2020 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
History is going to be made this week. Rumors flying that the CIA knew about Dominion and were part of this operation, using it as leverage. Massive, earth shattering revelations that is going to create reverberations around the world. 2020 is going to change the world.

Be safe officers, good will win out over evil.

11/22/2020 08:11:00 AM



ya I'm with you in sentiment but look at the whole Carter Page probable cause for the spying - that was supposed to be a big deal too - see anyone in handcuffs? I don't

The Dominion thing will probably amount to nothing too

11/23/2020 07:43:00 AM

Your life is full of sadness and despair you probably say that about everything.

11/23/2020 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really want to work for the FEDS I lost all respect for their agencies rank and file too.

11/24/2020 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Had a relative fail the piss test.

Guess what happened they called him back a year later to take the job.
he pissed cleanly this time and then failed the background test.

The future is bleak. Guess LORIs gonna have to beef up the pay to attract normal people for this shit job.

11/21/2020 12:27:00 PM

What happened to the hair test? Piss test can be easily cheated if not observed or just by drinking tons of water with creatine pissing a few times before the actual test unreal now we have a bunch of druggies on the force.

11/24/2020 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How are people going to be able to pass the POWER test with all the gyms closed reduced capacity?

11/24/2020 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hair test is still happening and the system is sketchy as all get out. I had a civilian offer and they failed me on a drug I've literally never touched. I'm alarmed at the amount of sworn hair tests they might be fucking up. For all we know, the positive druggies have been falsely negative and hired and the good guys failed when they did nothing wrong. Something sketchy is going on in the random drug section.

12/01/2020 01:39:00 AM  

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