Saturday, November 14, 2015

WELCOME: CPD Allowing 15 Cops To Transfer Here

The Chicago Police Department will allow 15 cops to transfer into our 19th district over the next few weeks according to the Second City Cop blog.

Local alderman Tom Tunney has promised that another 20 officers will be allowed to transfer here in the first quarter of 2016.

The 19th district has lost 135 cops— nearly 30% of its manpower—over the past 4 years. As a result, more officers are forced to patrol solo and fewer cops are available to handle calls for service.

What is not reported or known is how many officers will be transferring out or retiring from the district. Those numbers are not advertised for obvious reasons.

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15 comments:

  1. Next step is to have Rahm's Palace Guard be contributed to by ALL city-wide precincts, not just the 19th, which is 5% of it.

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    1. That is a brilliant idea! He's a city "asset," so the city should share in the protection of his home.

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  2. So in other words there is no promise of a net gain of 35 cops to the 19th district. Just a maybe we will get 35 new faces, but we could potentially lose more than 35 with transfers out and retirements.

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  3. Now, let's see. We have lost 135 Police Officers. 15 will be allowed to transfer in IF they choose - not a guarantee. 20 more in the year 2016 if all goes well. The question is - how many are transferring out or are detailed out to other units or retiring ? Total ? I think we loose again. Tom - Tom ??? Can you explain. Oh, you voted for the $500 + million budget with a promise of How many more Police Officers ? That's a lot of sticky buns.

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  4. It won't matter when just as many transfer out. Not many Police wish to come to 019 anymore.

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    1. I don't know... I would jump at the chance to go to 19 if I was working say.... the 2nd

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  5. I'll believe it when I see it. The neighborhood needs this and much more. Will begging and saying "please" help?

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  6. Getting the transfers in will be no problem, it's still a good place to work, however, until we get younger coppers nothing will change. As an older more seasoned officer, we need young officers.

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  7. 15 will transfer in, BUT unfortunately 20 will bid out!!

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  8. According to Bennett from Tunney's office, at last week's Triangle Neigbors meeting, this will be a NET 35 gain, not 35 regardless of how many bid out. He was absolutely clear about this. I'll believe it when I see it.

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    1. Clear when speaking. Vague in writing. And so it goes.

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  9. Older Police Officers will work the day shift that they are entitled to with their seniority according to their contract. Younger PO's will work the afternoon and midnight shift as they should til they have some time on the job. The problem is that since we are down about 135 Police Officers - they will be working one person cars and have to wait for back up on calls from another one person unit. Is time to respond to a problem or " we have no cars available to answer your call " a problem ??? Tom, Tom where are all of these new Police Officers you were promised for our district in return for your VOTE for the new budget ?

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  10. "Local alderman Tom Tunney has promised that another 20 officers will be allowed to transfer here in the first quarter of 2016."

    And if anyone believes anything Tunney has to say....

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  11. Pardon me, but I'm calling bullshit here. This is the classic say-nothing load of crap.
    "Transfers In" don't mean anything. Staffing levels totals are the only stat that counts. And you know it Tommy.
    Simple arithmetic: If officers work 20 years, 1/20th of the total retire per year. Forget injuries, transfers, career changes or anything else. 1/20 x 355 officers = 18 officers retiring (on average).
    You need 18 coming in just to stay even.

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  12. I believe he has a roast turkey special in time for Thanksgiving at his restaurant. That;s all he says that you can take to the bank. Forget about all the other BS.

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