The police department recently announced a round of promotions for patrol officers to the rank of sergeant and for sergeants moving up to lieutenant.
Our district head count will decline by four as a result.
One officer is moving on to become a sergeant while three of our sergeants are becoming lieutenants.
In reality, though, the three sergeants we’re losing didn’t really work in the 19th district (even though they are officially assigned here).
One of “our” sergeants was assigned to the department’s forensics unit.
Another one of “our” sergeants was assigned to the north side area office and yet another one of “our” sergeants was actually assigned to work Area Central.
So, as you can see, even some of the dwindling number of officers that we’re told we have don’t actually work in the 19th district. They’re just “assigned” here.