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12 Jun 2016

Off Duty Area South Detective Jackson and CFD Fireman Strong were enjoying the beautiful summer weather on June 10, 2016 near the 6500 block of South Lakeshore Dr. at approximately 8:20 p.m. The two were riding their jet skis when then they came across a capsized 16 foot speed boat and 4 people in the 60 degree water. They quickly learned that there was 5th person missing. The Detective immediately called 911 and then both went into action. They soon discovered the 5th person under the boat surviving in an air pocket. The Detective and Fireman shuttled the victims to the shore were emergency personal was waiting.


8 Apr 2016
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Interim Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson commemorated the graduation of 74 police recruits and 32 field training officers today in a ceremony at Navy Pier. Additionally, 36 lieutenants were promoted at today’s ceremony, as well as Fred Waller to Chief of Patrol and Kevin Navarro to Deputy Chief of Area South. For More Information Click Here
17 Nov 2015

Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy presented awards today to outstanding officers at the Superintendent’s Monthly Departmental Commendation Ceremony. The event serves to recognize officers who have distinguished themselves and the Chicago Police Department by their exemplary bravery and praiseworthy deeds. The event was held at Chicago Public Safety Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Avenue. For More Information Click Here

5 Mar 2015

Chicago Police Officers Pedro Diaz and George Romero saved the life of a 67 year-old man in Englewood yesterday by performing CPR to revive him after he went into cardiac arrest

Read the full story at the Chicago Tribune website.
Photo credit Chicago Tribune.

23 Feb 2015




A big thank you to the 20 parents from James Shields Elementary School who partnered with the 009th District CAPS Office to join the CAPS Parent Patrol. This is a volunteer program where parents are trained by Chicago Police on how to organize and communicate with each other when helping children get to and from school.

21 Jan 2015

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy presented awards to exceptional officers at the monthly Departmental Commendation Ceremony. Officer Jacek Leja from the 06th District, pictured here with his daughter, was the recipient of the Lifesaving Award.

The Chicago SunTimes was in attendance and posted this great article on their website.
“Daddy catches bad guys: Cops bring kids to award ceremony”



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