Tuesday, February 10, 2015

GOOD FOR THEM (BUT NOT FOR YOU): Nine Neighborhood Cops Promoted, Sending Manpower To New Record Low

UPDATE 12:43AM FEB 11 - The promotion list is out. Nine 19th district cops are leaving to become detectives, not eight as previously reported below.
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The Chicago Police Department this week announces the promotions of 100 police officers into its detective division and sources within the department have told CWB that a good number of those new detectives will be taken from the streets of our grossly understaffed 19th district.

While the list of officers being moved has not yet been made public, multiple sources who are familiar with the movements have told us that about eight 19th district officers will be moving out.

As CWB reported on Sunday, the police department is not allowing any officers to transfer into our district this month. That’s despite the fact that the district's manpower neared an all-time low in January.

343 officers were assigned to our area last month, down 27% from the 468 cops assigned here in late 2011. The district’s staffing low point of 340 cops came last March.

The newly-announced detective promotions are certain to set a new low.
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17 comments:

  1. Hmmm, this could serve as a catalyst to bite Tunneys in the ass and get him defeated at the polls, if it's worked the right way!

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    1. About 95% of the community isn't even aware of these stats. The politicians love feeding off the trough of uninformed voters that cling to them like blind sheep. Highly doubtful that Tunney is losing any sleep over this or the election, his minions will overwhelmingly vote him back in to feed from our taxpayer gravy train.

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  2. The promotion of detectives is why there aren't any bid slots open. That and there aren't any cops to send. No district can afford to lose any more officers. This issue belongs in the lap of Tiny Dancer and McPuppet. Hirings are not keeping up with retirements. There were lots of coppers hired in the late 80s who are retiring. The reason officers aren't being hired to replace them is Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb are moving us to two 10-hours shifts. Fewer cops needed for two shifts.

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  3. 10 hour shifts here we come.

    I can free up man power in 019 district. Lets start with the 3 tactical secretaries that are being carried in 019.
    Or how about the midnight desk crew that watches movies every night. They bring popcorn and candy and all huddle up and watch Netflix movies. Then when a victim comes in that needs a report they get mad about it.

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  4. When 8 officers are promoted out of the 019th to Detective, the number of “sworn officers, all ranks” will be 335, down 28.4% from 468, the number we had on October 14, 2011, the date the merger of the 019th and 023rd was announced.

    Whereas we will have lost 28.4% [133 sworn officers, all ranks] in the 019th, generally speaking, the losses for the CPD have been only 3.9 - 5.0%.

    The CPD lost 3.9% [491 sworn officers, all ranks] from October 14, 2011, the date the merger was announced, to August 16, 2014.

    The CPD lost 5.0% [639 sworn officers, all ranks] from May 16, 2011, the date Rahm Emanuel was inaugurated, to March 16, 2014.

    The CPD has not responded to FOIA requests for recent CPD totals.

    We have yet to hear a logical and coherent explanation of how 335 police officers can do the work of 468.

    We have yet to hear any explanation.

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    1. And what a big joke some of these officers are lol Gone for years getting by doing Nothing. What a help they will be

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  5. Sound's like a bunch a baloney to me. But yeah like I've heard a few cop's mention the guys who watch movie's at the prestsinct station. Bad!

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    1. Midnight desk crew is notorious for watching movies!!!!!

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  6. I received a gem of a flyer from the Tunney campaign. Part of it reads as follows in case any of you haven't received it yet:

    "Alderman Tom Tunney never stops working to protect our investment in the ward. When a criminal walks away from prosecution because a witness did not show up at court cases our whole community loses. That's why Alderman Tom Tunney goes to court to stand with witnesses and victims. Tom believes we need to be tough on criminals, and that's why he's willing to stand with victims at the courthouse".

    I wonder how often he does this?

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    1. Call him and ask him. And ask for documentation. You won't get the courtesy of a reply, but it's worth a shot.

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    2. Ah, but you missed the most telling part! His arms are crossed when he is speaking to the "victim"! That's a sign that he is closed off, unwelcoming. Which is how he behaves to his constituents! Vote him out!!

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  7. I'm sure these promotions are well deserved. I'll bet the Boystown crew paid their dues by putting up with the VS. It's probably akin to the mailman that's awarded a route in a better neighborhood.

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  8. The 19th district is severely and dangerously undermanned. Too many officers detailed out of the district to cushy spots. That number of 335 officers is way wrong. Even though they are detailed out of the 19th district, they count as working in the 19th district. The actual number of officers who report to work in the 19th district is about 300.

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  9. TUNNEY!!!!!
    CAPPELMAN!!!!
    Where are your statements on this?
    Where?
    You have both failed. Again.
    Seriously, even for Chicago you should be ashamed.
    Not even a statement. What a disgrace.

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  10. Don't put numbers out until u have 100% of the facts in front of u. Cwb u are better than that.

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  11. I hope those promoted solve more crimes as detectives than they did catching criminals in 019.

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