Burnout And Low Turnout Of Applicants Leaving CPD With Officer Shortage; ‘People Don’t Want To Be The Police’

CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov talked with one ex-officer about the decision to leave CPD for a smaller police department.

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phragmosis
phragmosis
513 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Seems to me, what with the funding being what it is, the salaries being what they are, and the perks and all, that the biggest hurdle to acquiring new applicants is that smart, compassionate, helpful people don’t want to be associated with the current political trends in policing.

In other words, if police advocates nationally and locally toned down the fascism and stopped defending the bad apples all up and down the tree, you might land some fresh talent and as a bonus improve the relationship between the police and the communities in which they are most active.

Quexoco
Quexoco
255 · 11 days ago · Reddit

"People Don't Want to Be The Police" says city in nation that has almost universally preferred onboarding low-IQ officers and then smoking out the compassionate and/​or ethical and/​or whistle-blowing-prone officers that get onboarded.

More an issue of "Police Don't Want Certain People" but great spin attempt I guess.

Chunescape
Chunescape
207 · 11 days ago · Reddit

CPD is pretty trash. They wouldn’t even come out to look at my car for the accident report when I got hit and ran and the excuse of “they have bigger things to worry about” doesn’t hold any weight because they aren’t solving those problems either lol.

FreshlyWritten69
FreshlyWritten69
157 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Not surprising … after the last year, would anyone want to sign up to be a cop?

errorclerical
errorclerical
84 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Have they tried not being incredibly unpleasant people prone to engaging in very public misconduct?

GaySkull
GaySkull
57 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Yeah, turns out people don't want to be part of an organization that ran a black site where they kidnapped and tortured innocent civilians. Crazy, right?

thlllp
thlllp
34 · 11 days ago · Reddit

You love to see it. Chicago's dumping a TON of money into copaganda this year though, so the new strat's gonna be brainwash, i guess.

nevermind4790
nevermind4790
22 · 11 days ago · Reddit

People don’t want to do any job where you interact with people. Teachers, restaurant workers, cops, manual labor ALL have shortages.

People hitting adulthood/​leaving college are seeing the rise of work from home jobs and opting out of traditional careers.

DoublePostedBroski
DoublePostedBroski
17 · 10 days ago · Reddit

For what it’s worth, this problem isn’t unique to Chicago.

thisismyreddit87
thisismyreddit87
13 · 10 days ago · Reddit

I grew up in a horrible environment in Chicago. I can honestly say CPD saved my life at least 3 times during my childhood. I think that being a cop means your basically just absorbing horribly traumatic shit for 8 to 12 hours a day 5 to 6 days a week. I think it’s virtually impossible not to turn into a complete asshole even with the best of intentions. Especially with the insanely low pay and horrific hours. A friend of a friend that’s a cop told me he hadn’t had a day off in 30 days because they were cancelled due to manpower shortages. That being said, I think diversification of the ranks paired with a complete overhaul of the department and how they interact with the public needs to happen ASAP. They’re light years behind on professionalism.

IAmOfficial
IAmOfficial
12 · 11 days ago · Reddit

After all the videos over the last year+, like the one from the Columbus statue, who in their right mind would want to be a cop right now in a city. If you really want to be a cop just go to a suburb or small town and you don’t have to deal with a fraction of the shit new hires have to deal with here. On top of that look at the comments on any story dealing with cops on social media - like this very one - where you are called fascist, ACAB, no such thing as a good cop, trash, etc. Even if you are joining for all the right reasons, are new, want to change things - you are instantly labeled a fascist pig. You would have to be out of your mind to sign up for that

NeverHadASugarDaddy
NeverHadASugarDaddy
10 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Once again proving everyone right that said the police don't do things out of duty to the public. They just like impunity.

OvertimeWr
OvertimeWr
5 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Maybe if they weren't such pieces of corrupt shit, people would actually want to be a cop.