Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry McCarthy today announced that the City is accepting applications to join the Chicago Police Department for the first time since 2013. The starting salary for Chicago police officers is $47,604 and increases to $72,510 after eighteen months of employment. The application period is now open, and will close at the end of the day on Wednesday December 16, 2015. A written exam will be administered in February 2016 to those who apply.
This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 003rd District (Grand Crossing) of burglary incidents, which have occurred during the month of September. In these incidents, offender(s) gain entry into residence through the back door and take property from therein.
On Friday, October 2, 2015, Family Rescue, a domestic violence agency that provides shelter, counseling, community outreach and court advocacy to victims and survivors of domestic violence, in collaboration with the Chicago Police Department’s 003rd and 4th Districts hosted the 14th Annual Domestic Violence March.
The event began and ended in the heart of the South Chicago community at Bessemer Park. Inside the field house representatives from Family Rescue, CPD Community Policing Officers, NOBLE, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Juan Diego Community Center, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office were among the community organizations that provided resources to the participants.
The march, led by members of the Chicago Police Department’s Mounted Unit, made its way through residential and commercial areas of South Chicago as marchers made their strong stance against domestic violence known.
The evening ended with a candlelight vigil led by Pastor Monte and a balloon release. The event is one of many planned in October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Shawn Black was arrested after he was identified as the man who shot three men on September 2, 2015, at approximately 9:05 a.m. in the 2600 block of E. 74th Place. A 25 year old male sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced. A second victim, male 29 years old, sustained two gunshot wounds to the back and one to the chest. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The third victim was a male, 50 years old. He sustained a graze wound to the back and was transported to Jackson Park Hospital for treatment. Black was charged accordingly. No further details available at this time.
The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Grand Crossing (3rd) District at 6401 S. Cottage. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11th, 2015 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12th, 2015.
This alert gives notice to the citizens in the 003rd District (Grand Crossing) of robbery related incidents that have occurred during the month of September. In these incidents, the offender(s) approach victims, demand property, and flee the area. In one instance, the offender(s) punched the victim in the face.
Wilford was charged with the above offense after he accidentally shot a family member while handling a gun on September 2, 2015, in the 7400 block of S. St. Lawrence at approximately 9:00 pm. The victim, an 11-year-old male, sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transported to University of Chicago Comer Hospital where he was pronounced.
This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 003rd District (Grand Crossing) of an increase in robbery related incidents during the month of August on Beat 312. During these incidents, multiple offenders have approached the victim(s), brandished a weapon (pocket knife or unknown metal object), and after a struggle, taken property before fleeing the area.