Incident Team Drill?
- FYI Second and Third watch on Sunday be prepared for the District callout teams to be mobilized for the first time in 22 years. There is a plan to call out Incident teams from every district tomorrow for the Gay Pride Parade, both as a test and to cover manpower needs if things go up for grabs, as usual. Last time they tested this was 1993, I was there when everyone was called to Soldier Field. Last unit got there 3 hours after the callout.....
The thing is, this should be done monthly - one month midnights, one month days, one month afternoons. And it should be done in different day off groups to expose the maximum number of officers to what an Incident Team Call Out entails. That way every watch has a quarterly drill. And it should be at different locations - Soldier Field, Midway, O'Hare, Jackson Park - that would give the brass a feel for how long it takes people from 016 to get south or 005 to get to Soldier Field.
But that would actually make sense, so don't look for it to happen. Someone would probably wreck on the way and the bean-counters would put an end to the training.
We have no city-wide unit anymore to handle something bad - mass shooter incident, police shooting, riot, protests, etc. The Districts are on their own until reinforcements arrive, and based on the lack of actual data and zero training, it'll be hours before someone gets there.
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