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