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Law Enforcement Today | July 25, 2016

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Has Chicago Reduced Its Crime Rates?

June 18, 2014 | 1

Crime is down—dramatically—in Chicago, a city notorious for violence. Or maybe it isn’t. Recently Chicago Magazine charged the Chicago Police Department with manipulating statistics, and an audit done by Chicago’s Office of the Inspector General found some significant problems in … Read More

Heroism Never Takes a Day Off

December 6, 2013 |

It happens all the time.  A tragedy strikes, a monster is on the loose, people are in danger, and then a lone person stands in the gap and fills the shoes we call HERO.  After the act of … Read More

Gun Control Fails to Stop 26 Chicago Shootings

June 18, 2013 |

Chicago has some of the toughest gun control laws in the United States.   However, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, a strong supporter of gun control, seems helpless to stop the shocking level of gun … Read More

Chicago is Adopting The “Broken Windows” Strategy

May 5, 2013 |

In January, Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced that 200 police officers were going to be reassigned to patrol work. Two weeks later, McCarthy had more news for Chicago residents: He is proposing an ordinance to … Read More

In Memoriam – Trooper James Sauter

March 30, 2013 | 3

Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau has reported that Trooper James Sauter, 28, was killed in a two vehicle crash late Thursday night shortly after 11:00 pm.

The initial investigation indicates that Trooper Sauter was parked on … Read More

Accurate Crime Statistics

August 25, 2012 |

An article in the August 13, 2012 Huffington Post discusses the New York City Police Department’s problems with their priorities regarding crime statistic analysis. [i] According to the article’s authors, NYPD had a practice of manufacturing artificially … Read More

Homicide and the Heat

August 3, 2012 | 1

If you were not from Chicago and you saw or read anything about Chicago in the news last month, it was either about the heat wave or the murder rate.  Much of the country is suffering record … Read More

Chicago PD and the NATO Conference

June 5, 2012 | 1

Recently Chicago played host to the international NATO conference.  The world’s spot light was on my beloved town.  However that spot light was more on the performance of the Chicago Police Department and how it handled the … Read More

Police Week in Chicago

May 16, 2012 |

Each May we stop to honor our fallen police brothers and sisters who have been taken from us as they performed their duties.  For the most part this week is somber and tearful for many of … Read More

Star # 6254

April 4, 2012 | 3

Here in Chicago a police officer’s star has a number on it.  The lower the number the higher the rank.  When you get promoted you get a new star and number.  Normally the star then gets recycled on to another … Read More