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Chicago Police Department plans to hire nearly 1,000 officers

Sep 21, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Police Department will launch a two-year hiring blitz that will add 970 police officers to confront a 50 percent spike in homicides and improve detectives’ ability to solve crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

The hiring surge — the biggest since the mid-1980s — marks a turnaround for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has relied on…

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