Saturday, February 08, 2014

ATROPHY: Department Offers Cops No Chance To Transfer Into Our District

The Chicago Police Department posted another round of "recognized vacancies" on Friday. In plain language, these are the number of positions in each district that officers have an opportunity to transfer into.

The latest list of "recognized vacancies" within Chicago's police districts
shows no opportunities for officers to join our 19th district.

Image: Fraternal Order Of Police Chicago Lodge 7
Despite the fact that our  district (19) has lost 25% of our police force since March 2012, the department still does not "recognize" vacancies here.

Potentially troublesome is the fact that two "nice" districts—the 16th and 17th—have four opportunities each that our officers can try to land.

Four of our officers won transfers to the 16th district and 2 went to the 17th district in a round of transfers late last year.

If history is any guide, we will not see replacements should our officers succeed in transferring.


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21 comments:

  1. ALDERMAN TUNNEY, why aren’t you yelling and screaming for more police?

    If you’re not going to lead, if you’re going to sit back, do nothing, and allow a 25% reduction of police, then for our sake, for the sake of the good people of our 44th Ward, for God’s sake, please PROMISE US YOU WILL NOT RUN FOR RE-ELECTION!

    We need an alderman who gives a damn. We deserve an alderman who can get the job done!

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    1. Tunney claims to be "working closely" with the police on behalf of the neighborhood. WHAT does that mean?

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    2. if his lips are moving as youre hearing this, he is lying. he is, what is known in the Old West as , one of the "double toungues". he needs to be gone.

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  2. The reason that police officers are leaving is because of the LEADERSHIP and FAVORITISM !!!! So yeah why not roll the dice and HOPEFULLY land somewhere a little better.

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    1. One of the main reasons that I left. No regrets.

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  3. Wake up people! We can't depend on the police to protect us anymore. Any honest cop will tell you that. We have to be on guard at all times.

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  4. where are the 16th and 17th districts located? Maybe we should all move there!

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    1. 016 is hurting more than 019. Only has around 200 officers and is geographically very large.

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  5. Well maybe they can bring in the dune buggies and "entertainment detail" on Halsted St. again so we can pay another $1 more for a drink or a burrito to pay for them. NOT! It's really pitiful when you lived there and, even though gay, avoided "that street" during the day. The dune buggies. OMFG. Never seen or heard anything like that in my life. Vroom, Vroom, Vroom!

    Seriously, they've tried everything out there over the course of YEARS. Get it together or let it die.

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    1. i know this sounds nutty, but, how about a vehicle that just patrols a certain area, all night long. it can have certain streets as boundries on all four sides, and we can call them "beats", as in "pounding a beat", only they are driving around and not walking. when they come up on something hinkey, they NEUTRALIZE it. and we all walk home hand in hand, no keys between our fingers, safe in the knowledge that anyone out there thinking about hurting one of us will get what for.

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  6. So sorry for the police in our district. Remember (fellow citizens of 19) that when response times are so long, this means back-up is far away. Very dangerous situation for the police. And of course dangerous for us too. Don't blame any of them for transferring out.

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  7. Atrophy or attrition?

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    1. Atrophy through attrition.

      at·ro·phy
      gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect.

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  8. Now that Sidetrack has lifted the ban on vodka, maybe now they'll take up the battle of boycotting crime in our neighborhood. Their voice could be loud and have a positive impact…however I hear crickets rather than them and other bars on Halsted. I guess they are fine losing more and more business as the thugs take over, unless they are spending lots of money from our stolen merchandise there.

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    1. Sidetracks won't say a thing. First the city would be all over them trying to find violations and second they are too smart a PR to do this. Best think we as Citizens can do is boycott the businesses.

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  9. You wont hear much from the bar owners. If they complain, the city (Rahm/Tunney) will make life difficult for them.

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  10. maybe some of those christmas trees lining the streets in lakeview this holiday season could have been used for more police salaries. i heard they spent tens of thousands on those this year...

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    1. Maybe they could sell some of those iron benches on Broadway for scrap metal. Did you ever notice their aren't any on Halsted yet loitering is worse there?

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  11. It's stupid to blame the businesses. Our problems lie at the feet of certain social service agencies, tunney and the mayor.

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  12. What's stupid is the businesses continue to contribute to Tunney's campaign fund. One Sidetrack owner pumps in hundreds every quarter. Diamonds and Dueces threw $5K at him at the end of last year. Wirtz Beverage gave $8K.

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