Far cry from 12,000 police officers that the Mayor says are deployed. Someone can’t count. #cpd #chicago #chicagopolice
Everyone knows but nothing is said. The media doesn’t report this, only spouts the pablum Rahm puts out . Media makes a big deal of showing 100 or so of young officers graduating but fail to mention that 200 retire. Rahm plays a shell game with the numbers, Foxx plays a dangerous game with the law department, Dart thinks he can empty the cells without consequences.
That number is truly shocking!!! I thought that manpower was low at 9,000, but THIS is ridiculous!!!
They should all be fully staffed but since they haven’t been keeping up with attrition for years this is where we are at. Keep on testing and running classes at the academy but DO NOT LOWER STANDARDS FOR POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY .
Look at the Chicago Budget, in ALL Departments of Chicago Government. CPD, CFD, Streets and San, every department has a budget and manpower openings. The money is there but vacancies exist.