Are there inequities in 911 service in your ward? If so, what can be done to redress them?

Criminal Justice Reform

Yes See above (87).

no I really don’t know due to not having any data on comparison to other wards

yes The response time can always be improved. This is an area that could use a few more personnel
and supervisory staff.

NO The service times are reasonable across the 50th Ward. If there is a change, I will work aggressively to remedy the issue and I have the relationships with our local, and city, police officials to do that.

Yes. Better interaction with residence in the cases of anonymous 911 calls.

I do not have the data at this time. I know that in my community there was an issue regarding
911 and response time to a home invasion that left many here concerned. We had the 16th Dist.
Commander attend our next CAPS meeting to address these concerns and explain what
happened. Three items came from this event and the community’s response:
1) Dispatch call takers will go through re-training and appropriate questions to ask caller
2) Dispatch 911 call simultaneously when crime is occurring to district and allow the supervisor
to get available cars to scene
3) District Commanders work with Supervisors to monitor calls and dispatch where needed/
required

Yes, No response provided.

Chevette A. Valentine IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Yes. Monitoring of calls, timing of calls to dispatch,
professionalism of operators who sometimes are a bigger problem that the incident to
which you call to report.

I don’t have data to indicate that there are inequities in my ward.N/A.

I do not have the data at this time. I know that in my community there was an issue regarding
911 and response time to a home invasion that left many here concerned. We had the 16th Dist.
Commander attend our next CAPS meeting to address these concerns and explain what
happened. Three items came from this event and the community’s response:
1) Dispatch call takers will go through re-training and appropriate questions to ask caller
2) Dispatch 911 call simultaneously when crime is occurring to district and allow the supervisor
to get available cars to scene
3) District Commanders work with Supervisors to monitor calls and dispatch where needed/
required.
Stay involved, stay active and listen to what the community is saying.

No response provided

No response provided

Joseph J. Moseley II IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Yes

Sometimes

No response provided

YES.As above, I am an advocate for putting police resources to work where the problems are, and
unfortunately, the 9th Ward is home to more than its fair share of crime. We also need to look at
hiring more officers citywide.

Yes, as above, we simply need more police officers on
the streets. I think we can only do this through more hires, reducing the number of special teams
and to have fewer officers relegated to desks and administrative work and re-assigned back to the
streets.

Michael E. LaFargue IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

YES.The response to # 87 is one way to address inequities. There should also be consideration to establishing smaller substations throughout areas that have higher incidence of crime.
More police officers would improve service.
Community Policing would also benefit the ward.
Using County Sherriff Officers to support city officer should be considered.

I am not sure however with the level of crime challenges in the ward, a review of the process is
warranted.A complete review of the process from beginning to end.

Michael E. LaFargue IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

YES.The response to # 87 is one way to address inequities. There should also be consideration to establishing smaller substations throughout areas that have higher incidence of crime.
More police officers would improve service.
Community Policing would also benefit the ward.
Using County Sherriff Officers to support city officer should be considered.

yes I believe that there needs to be more community policing assigned to the 31st Ward and that there
needs to be more beat officers as well as add an additional district that just focuses on gang and
narcotics prevention in the area. This is still a high crime area and narcotics is still too high as
well as the gangs in our ward in which its size has been reduced drastically

YES.
87. and 88. 911 response is inadequate due to a decline in manpower, particularly in the Town Hall portion of the 43rd Ward. “RAPs” –radio assignments pending-- appear to be increasing, and we have to acknowledge that inadequate staffing is impacting safety. Rather than spending $100 million or more per year on overtime, we need to hire more police. Perhaps the Mayor will soften his position on this issue after the mugging of his son.

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

I have knocked thousands of doors and have heard from ward residents that 911 response time varies. As Alderman, I will regularly meet with my local police district commanders, and will advocate the
hiring of 1,000 additional police officers.

Not that I know of.

Susan Sadlowski Garza IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

candidate's responce

Chicago needs to hire more police officers to improve public safety in our city. For three
years I have called for funding that allows the CPD to rely less on costly overtime and hire
and train additional officers. Currently overtime spending has increased to $100 million
annually. Investing in hiring 500 new police officers will reduce overtime costs and reduce
the burden on our current officers. The addition of new police officers will also allow us to
implement a neighborhood policing strategy that will make our communities safer.

yes. To combat inequities of police service in my ward, I will advocate for the hiring of
additional police officers for my ward. I will also propose the hiring of retired police
officers (at a negotiated hourly rate) to perform routine administrative work within our
districts, so that our patrolman can get out of the police stations and into the
neighborhoods where they can do the most good

Yes, As stated above, we need to hire more officers that are available to respond to calls.

I have not heard of any complaints from my neighbors but that does not mean it’s not a complaint elsewhere. I would have to look into this matter more.

Stephen Niketopoulos IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Y
I am already doing a lot of work on community crime awareness and education. OEMC officers are routinely rude over the phone, I have to work hard with neighbors to tell them what to say to get through, Often CAPS repeats the same concerns, meaning there are ways for communication between officers, CAPS and OEMC to improve so that reports are filed and community policing is encouraged.

yes

YES.
See Question #87.

yes.I think the safety of our citizens is of the utmost importance and having a fully staffed
police and firefighter force should be at the top of the list. In the case of the Chicago
Police Department, I do support realigning beats to increase safety in higher crime
neighborhoods

First, I would fight for reopening the 13th and 19th District police stations. My second priority is
medical response times, where only 69% of calls are within the recommended response time. I
believe that this primarily requires additional paramedics and paramedic vehicles.

A system needs to be put into place where calls for the
service are not “stacked.”

Yes. Police officers and supervisors have to be held
accountable for slow or no response, especially when officers show up 4-5 hours after a
call. Once OEMC operators answer a call, they cannot hang up to answer another call until the first has been assigned