Monday, September 22, 2014

IN AND OUT: City Will Transfer 8 Officers Here (But How Many Will Leave?)

Eight police officers will be allowed to transfer into our district next month according to a post at Second City Cop.

At the same time, several other "good" districts and both airports will be accepting transfers, so we should expect some of our current officers to leave next month, too.

So far this year, dozens of officers have transferred into the 19th district, but nearly as many have transferred out or left the department.

There are currently 17 more officers in the district than there were at the first of the year. Even with those gains, the district has 8 fewer officers than August 2013 and 106 fewer officers than in October 2011.
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13 comments:

  1. A big issue I see with all these new officers as well as with the ones that leave, how long is it going to take the new officers to get up to speed? How long until a new cop knows where every street is and the best way to get there? How long until a new cop learns all the gang intel in the neighborhood? How long until a new cop learns exactly what is normal and what is out of place in an area as diverse as the environment around Belmont and Sheffield? By what I've been reading I see that over 50-60 new cops have come in, and about the same number have left, what is that turn over about 20% of the district? How safe is that?

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  2. Officers will need at least 25 years on the job to get transferred to the airports. Probably 15 to get on days in 016 or 017. This should cut down on how many we lose.

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  3. Officers will need at least 25 years on the job to get transferred to the airports. Probably 15 to get on days in 016 or 017. This should cut down on how many we lose.

    WRONG!! A lot of people don't want days and will gladly take a 3rd watch spot to get out of the hellhole called the 019 District!!

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    1. Thank you. You beat me the punch. Get out while you can. For those who know, I'm putting the band back together!!!

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    2. As a civilian and a regular reader of this blog, I am aware of the crap that goes on in Lakeview (only because of this blog), but can you spell out for us specifically what makes it a "hellhole" to work here moreso than other places? I'm being serious.

      I know we've been high up in robbery rates, etc, but is it that, the gang bangers, the Wrigley bars, the politics or is actually more dangerous for you personally? I'd love to see it specifically spelled out from a police officer's perspective. I know what I hate about it as an unarmed civilian.

      Thanks so much for the difficult work you do.

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    3. It's a combination of the drunk ass former frat rats and sorority girls that reek havoc on Clark Street, the "youths" that are attracted by the social service agencies and the rich liberals who hate cops and treat us like crap. Plus, if you were formerly in 019, chances are the drive to and from work is a bit longer now.

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    4. Officers will need at least 25 years on the job to get transferred to the airports. Probably 15 to get on days in 016 or 017. This should cut down on how many we lose.

      WRONG!! A lot of people don't want days and will gladly take a 3rd watch spot to get out of the hellhole called the 019 District!!

      That doesn't make me WRONG. If someone wants to get on days in 016 or 017, they'll need the seniority noted. Our opinion differs as to if a veteran cop is gonna want to work midnights.

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    5. Just because someone with time wants to leave, it doesn't necessarily mean they want days. Went to 016 with 20+ and have no intentions to go to days.

      To answer the civilian's "hellhole" comment...included in the nonsense on Clark St., the drive there, and the police-hating liberal views by many 019 Dist residents is the garbage bosses and terrible leadership from Eli and his crew. Why drive 45 mins in Cubs traffic to get treated like garbage when I can travel 10 mins and get treated like garbage. And where I'm at now, I don't get treated like garbage, so it's a bonus.

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  4. Can any CPD officers chime in and tell us about the airport assignments? Are those considered "cushy"?

    My best guess that after this reshuffling 019 will be down 5 officers despite the influx.

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  5. The Police airport assignments are usually the last stop before retirement!

    Most of the 019 District Officers that are leaving for good [I know of at least 20 Officers that left for that reason], are fed up with the long commute into new 019 District from their homes, where as 2452 W. Belmont @ Western Ave. station a.k.a. [Old 019 District] is a short drive to the expressway and NOT down, crappy and congested Addison st.

    The low manpower yet Rahm's house has four Officers 24/7, manned by watch Officers, NOT counting his special drivers that constantly speed and blow red lights yet never get a ticket, but let you do that and your mailbox will be dunned full of fines!

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  6. From a working cop perspective, new 019 District, 850 W. Addison st. is a very poor location to have a Police station and not thought out well by city hall planners. It stinks getting to and from this God forsaken Police Station, thus the exodus if you can do it!

    Addison st. is horrible! Especially on Cubs game days, let alone all of the stupid festivals in the area that close off streets!
    Makes you go ugh!!!!

    Plus, the ultra liberal, anti-police garbage that is in the area, makes it an undesirable place to work from a coppers view and no motivation to get involved in anything for fear of getting thrown under the political bus, from a blue shirt perspective!

    I got better respect from Westside and Southside Gangmembers and most criminals, than I do from the citizens of 019 District!

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  7. So it appears that drunks, the drive and police-hating liberals are the top three reasons officers are bidding out of 019. I'd have to agree with my fellow officers on this poll.

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    1. sad when the thugs and the gangs are apparently the up side? thanks to all of you for your perspectives and good work.

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