30 Nov 2014

Bone Marrow Drive Seeks Match for Stricken Officer

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Officer Blanca Magallon is in desperate need of a bone marrow match. She was diagnosed with leukemia in July, and there is no donor match in her family. She is a mother of four young daughters – the youngest is just two years old. Magallon is also a and long-time police officer in the 1st …

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25 Nov 2014

Citizen Police Course Offers Insight into Being an Officer

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A special course through the Citizen’s Police Academy gives community members nominated across the City a taste of what it’s like to be a Chicago Police Officer. The goal of the program is to inform members of the community everything that goes into the Department. The course is 9 weeks and meets once each week …

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17 Nov 2014

105 Police Recruits Graduate from Chicago Police Academy

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry McCarthy were on hand to celebrate the most recent Chicago Police recruit graduation at Navy Pier. This particular ceremony featured 105 graduates, who will be joining the force. Since Mayor Emanuel has taken office, 1,149 new police officers have joined the Chicago Police Department. There have also been promotions …

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11 Nov 2014

Chicago Police Department Salutes Veterans

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The Chicago Police Department currently has more than 300 officers serving on active duty in Operation Enduring Freedom, and more than an additional 100 officers who are enlisted in the U.S. Military. We are proud of them and of the many military veterans who now serve as Chicago Police Officers. Thank you to all the …

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4 Nov 2014

Exceptional Officers Honored at Commendation Ceremony.

Categories: Press Releases, Recognition

Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy presented awards today to outstanding officers at the Superintendent’s Monthly Departmental Commendation Ceremony. The event recognizes officers who have distinguished themselves and the Chicago Police Department by their exemplary bravery and laudable actions. Officer David Harris, a ten-year Department veteran who tragically lost his life in a traffic crash while off-duty …

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