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Month: September 2016
24 Sep 2016

Area Central Detectives are seeking to identify the pictured individual regarding a Homicide which occurred on September 18, 2016 at approximately 3:56 a.m. on the 100 block of W. Division St. In this incident, a 20-year-old male was shot and fatally wounded.  A 30-year-old male was also shot but survived his injuries.  Anyone with information should contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380.

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23 Sep 2016

This alert gives notice of recent Armed Robbery & Home Invasion incidents that have occurred within the boundaries of the 22nd District (Morgan Park). In these cases, an unknown offender has entered, or attempted to enter residences in the Beverly Neighborhood. When the suspect was confronted by home owners, he demanded property from them by displaying a handgun.

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22 Sep 2016

This alert gives notice to the residents in the 008th District (Chicago Lawn) of robbery incidents which have occurred during the month of September. In these incidents, the offender approaches a victim/enters a store, produces a handgun and demands property from the victim.

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22 Sep 2016

This alert gives notice to the residents in the 008th District (Chicago Lawn) of robbery incidents which have occurred during the month of September. In these incidents, the offender approaches a victim from behind, grabs victims by the shoulder and demands property from the victims.

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22 Sep 2016

This alert gives notice to the residents of the 16th District (Jefferson Park) of residential burglaries that have occurred in the month of September 2016. In these incidents, unknown offender(s) gain entry by forcibly kicking or prying open the front door and windows. Offender(s) then take jewelry, cash and copper pipes.

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22 Sep 2016

ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK – GRAND CROSSING (3rd) DISTRICT

 The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Grand Crossing (3rd) District at 7424 S. Stony Island. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

During roadside safety checks, police officers slow down traffic, stop cars at regular intervals and watch for drivers who show signs of alcohol impairment and other violations as noted below.

This program is conducted year round to ensure drivers are operating their vehicles safely.

This is part of an ongoing strategy to keep the city streets safe for Chicago’s residents and commuters.

The Roadside Safety Check conducted in the South Chicago (4th) District at Baltimore &

Brainard, on September 16-17, 2016 resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 3

Unsafe Vehicle Violations 10

Driver’s License Violations 12

Insurance Violations 10

Traffic Violations (Other) 16

Total Citations 51

Other Arrests 0

Vehicles Towed 9

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22 Sep 2016

The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Albany Park (17th) District this weekend. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The purpose of this program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place emphasis on speed, alcohol-related and safety belt violations. Police vehicles equipped for speed detection are deployed to apprehend speeding violators.

In addition, the Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile Unit may also be deployed to allow officers to expedite the process of charging a person with Driving under the Influence (DUI) prior to transporting an alleged into the nearest lockup for bonding. The mobile unit also allows for Individual Recognizance Bonds (I-Bonds) to be issued at the site of the DUI Strike Force Patrol.

The DUI Strike Force Patrol conducted in the Englewood (7th) District on September 17-18, 2016, resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 3

Unsafe Vehicle Violations 10

Insurance Violations 6

Safety Belt Violations 7

Driver’s License Violations 8

Traffic Violations (Other) 23

Total Citations 57

Other Arrests 1

Vehicles Towed 4

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21 Sep 2016

Johnson Announces Major Hiring Plan for CPD

 

Plan will add 970 sworn members to bolster public safety

 

CHICAGO – Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced today his plan to increase the number of sworn members over the next two years in an effort to address recent increases in crime and strengthen the Department’s ability to solve criminal cases.
“Since becoming Superintendent my first priority has been to determine how we can best serve this great city, to make our neighborhoods safer and help communities thrive by rebuilding trust,” said Superintendent Johnson.  “We have been working to institute a number of sweeping reforms over the past year and the next step is to ensure we have appropriate staffing to execute our crime reduction strategy.”
The plan calls for the hiring of 500 police officers, 200 detectives, 92 field training officers, 112 sergeants, and 50 lieutenants for a total of 970 positions over the next two years – taking CPD’s force from 12,656 today to 13,535 by the end of 2018. These positions will be filled in addition to the existing vacancies.
The hiring plan places a heavy emphasis on the effectiveness of supervision for new officers, as well as the supervision of in-service officers through the promotion of sergeants and lieutenants, to provide valuable guidance to officers on the streets.  One of the benefits of this increase in supervisors will be a decreased “span of control” – the ratio of patrol officers to sergeants – allowing for more hands-on guidance and direction in difficult situations.
As the Department implements the hiring plan over the next two years, it is also making an investment in resources to ensure that its training academy facilities and programs support the Superintendent’s vision and strategy.
This announcement comes after a series of reforms put in place by Superintendent Johnson to make neighborhoods safer and rebuild public trust.  These include:

 

  • Expanding body-worn cameras to all officers on patrol over the next two years
  • De-escalation training that allows officers undergo scenario-based training to practicefor the wide range of situations they face daily
  • Completion of Taser training to every officer responding to a service call, providing officers with more options to mitigate crisis situations
  • Established the Bureau of Organizational Development within CPD to oversee management of the recommendations by the Police Accountability Task Force and Department of Justice recommendations, as well as training, research and development, and internal audits.

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