Saturday, February 22, 2014

CUT: Still More (Yes, MORE) Officers Reportedly Leaving Our District; 27% Cut In Manpower Since Fall 2011

CWB reported earlier this month that the Chicago Police Department posted 48 transfer opportunities for officers who want to move to new assignments. None of the openings was in our severely-depleted district.

Once again, our district stands to lose critical manpower as information from two readers indicates that officers will be transferring out of our district to fill three of the 48 openings.

This portion of a CPD document received via a Freedom Of Information Act
request shows the number of officers assigned to our district as of
February 2, 2014.
According to CPD staffing information received in response to a Freedom of Information Act request this week, 345 officers were assigned to the 19th district as of February 2, 2014. From that, it appears that we may be able to subtract 3 more, taking us to 342 officers.

Just over two years ago, the area was protected by 468 police officers.
This city document shows that 468 officers served here before the
old 19th and 23rd districts were combined to form the new 19th.
Source: City of Chicago via a Freedom of Information Act request.

That means there are 27% fewer officers protecting our district than in October 2011.

And that massive cut in protection came even though the mayor, police superintendent, and aldermen all promised us repeatedly that there would be MORE officers on our streets, not fewer.

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

GOODBYE, OFFICERS: More Cops Will Leave Our District On Sunday. They Aren't Coming Back
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