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In the next two years, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson plans to hire close to 1,000 new police officers – and today is the last day to apply.
The mass hiring will include 200 new detectives, 516 officers, 112 sergeants and 50 lieutenants.
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“We’re going to add officers to areas experiencing violent crime, and we’re going to fill vacancies in districts in communities across the city. And so because Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s, because of his strong support, we’re going to get all the things that we ask for,” said Johnson in a press conference.
Johnson has sat down with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to address the growing rates of murder and crime in the city. Rahm said the answer is more officers to work the streets as well as increased promotions to relieve the burned on overloaded detectives and supervisors.
Truth - Officers - Safer - Ones
“The truth is we can’t pull officers from the safer communities into the more violent ones....
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