Thursday, April 24, 2014

BYE BYE BYE: More Cops Leaving Our District

Good news: 11 police officers are transferring into our 19th district. Bad news: At least 14 are leaving.

That's the bottom line after the latest round of promotions, transfers, and reassignments.

Nine of our officers transferred out, three got promoted, one went to detectives, and another was transferred this week. A total of 14 departures.

So, while politicians can claim that there has been an influx of "11 new officers," the district is actually losing three (that we know of).

The 19th district has lost 27% of its police officers since October 2011, leading to longer response times, often minimal responses to serious crimes, and more officers working alone on shifts.
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22 comments:

  1. Can you tell us what the police action was on Reta Ave around 11AM on Thursday, April 24th. There were about 5 cars and 10 officers on the street engaged in some sort of action - and no they were not filming a scene for the new tv show - Chicago P.D.

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    1. Yep. Will have a post up shortly. No, it wasn't a TV show.

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  2. There will soon be more police "patrolling" the Viagra Triangle in the little park across from Tavern on Rush than what we'll have for our entire district.

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  3. Lovely purple and black tagging on Broadway north and south of Wellington, and up and down some of the side streets. Gee, I wonder who might be involved in that? Neighborhood is feeling safer by the minute.

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    1. Yep, just saw the tagging on my block, on the front of 715 W. Barry. Appeared overnight. Already reported to Graffiti removal on the city website. I'm not going to apathetically give up my block (or neighborhood!) to these hoodlums with no respect for people or property. Keep tagging, you little schmucks, and I'll keep reporting it. Go deface your own damn neighborhood.

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    2. Forgot to add the link to my original post. Sorry. http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/graffiti_blasters/svcs/mayor_daley_s_graffitiblasters.html

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  4. Thank Rahm for this, Merging Police districts and causing this mess!

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  5. CWB, just wanted to let your readers know there are rumors that the 20th & 24th district will be merged soon. Even as we can clearly see these mergers have failed. Just ask anyone in the new 12th district, they are experiencing the same spike in crime.

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  6. You are wrong about 012. Live there, work in 019. Like any of the larger districts, it has variations based on the demographics and income levels of the residents. The crimes are consistent with those and the portions that were in the old 013 continue their downward trend. One reason is a very active and involved group of CAPS facilitators who feed info, photos, etc directly to the police who work in a positive way with them.

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    1. No you are wrong,you sound like McCarthy.Crime is down!! I live and work there and it's getting worse!

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  7. A huge part of the reason people are leaving is the leadership, and lack thereof, from the top on down. Eli is a moron, Looney is a company "yes" man, and Plotke is an arrogant, whiney liar.

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  8. King Rahm is too busy worrying about his image being portrayed on the Chicagoland series to care about real life. While the neighborhoods are lost to the thugs he's laughing all the way to the next election knowing he'll win a super majority just like King Daley.

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  9. Once again numerous beat cars held down on Clark and halsted depriving the tax payers service elsewhere. Where's the entertainment teams? Shouldn't they be handling that area so beat cars can patrol the neighborhoods?

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    1. Entertainment team supposedly on Clark but doesn't answer up when 1930R calls for cars. Terrible!

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  10. Mass exedous continues. how come police officers are constantly fleeing our police district? It can't be just because of the night life. If new guys come in but more leave we still have made no progress.

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    1. See above...poor leadership, Clark St nonsense, gay parade nonsense, the drive to/from Addison/Halsted, the way things are done with old 023 people taking care of their own, sticking it to old 019 people, mayor's detail, lack of personnel to handle a big district...just to name a few. It was once a great place to work, but the damage has been done, and it's irreparable.

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    2. AND that's exactly why I left!!!!

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  11. Normally when people leave one district for another it's due to the boss being a useless prick.

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  12. 2 of the 11 that transferred into the 19 district will not be working in 19. they are detailed to the area north saturation team and will be working in the 11th, 15th and 25th districts.

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  13. What does Rahm care. He believes he has already bought off the media as is evidenced by the cnn coomercial done for him. He must be defeated for our safety in this city.

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    1. Your comment is the understatement of the year. If only the sheeple in this city would actually open their eyes and vote for the best candidate instead of for a certain political party, this would be a better place.

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