Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Eddie Johnson Announce Citywide Deployment of Nearly 100 New Officers Throughout Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department (CPD) Superintendent Eddie Johnson today announced the Department’s second round of deployments for 2019, with 98 new police officers assigned to neighborhoods across Chicago.
“Not only are these new officers choosing to serve this city, but they are helping to build stronger, safer communities. The officers hitting the streets today are a part of a larger effort to improve public safety and spur a brighter future in every neighborhood that includes additional after-school activities, mentorship programs and economic opportunities.” — Mayor Emanuel
The police districts receiving officers include: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 24 and 25.
“The latest round of officer deployments reinforces our Department’s commitment to establish a safer and stronger Chicago, regardless of neighborhood,” said Supt. Johnson.
The announcement comes during an ongoing citywide reduction of violent crimes for the month of January, and follows a second consecutive year of citywide reductions in overall crime, with fewer murders, shootings, robberies, burglaries and vehicle thefts throughout 2018 than in 2017.
The 98 new officers deploying citywide were part of the City of Chicago’s two-year hiring plan to add 970 additional officers to the Department. Since the start of 2017, CPD has grown by over 1,000 sworn officers, with 2,352 new officers hired over the same period.