Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The City can only blow smoke up the taypayers asses for so long....Chicago to hire 500 NEW POLICE OFFICERS
Department to hire more Police Officers
As the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, Superintendent McCarthy announced this morning that the Department plans to hire 450 to 500 police officers this year. Forty-three will begin training at the Academy on Monday.
This is clearly a step in the right direction to build a safer city for all Chicagoans, including our membership. While we hope that the Department and Superintendent McCarthy continue to hire more officers, the Lodge is happy that the investment we made to launch a billboard and public transportation advertising campaign has gained both the City's and the public's attention, and begun to produce tangible results. This is a good beginning for our Department, and while we will continue to be vocal about need for more manpower, we are glad that the City decided to make this investment in Chicago and the safety of all of its citizens at this time.