Was the award request for outstanding police work? No.
Was the award for a coordinated police action which resulted in getting career criminals, weapons or drugs off the streets of Chicago? No.
I'll let you read the narrative yourself:
|Listed CPD Personnel were instrumental in the organizing the 1st Annual 005th District reunion. This is the first affair of this magnitude in which the 005th District has honored a community icon. The Roseland Christian Ministries was selected. There is a vast, rich history that exists in the Calumet District. All current/formerly assigned members that attended the event pledged to continue to keep the vibrant heritage alive with an annual celebration and the selection of an honoree from the community. Retired 005th District Commanders Briggs and Kelly were in attendance. They addressed junior officers (in excess of 200 personnel) on the importance of establishing a positive and lasting liaison with the community it serves. The event was dubbed,"The party with a purpose!" A thorough review of former Superintendent Cline's "Faith based Initiative program" resulted in Roseland Christian Ministries unanimously being chosen to be the first recipient of this charitable occasion. Roseland was once a thriving middle class community. After economic hardship, it was plagued by joblessness and homelessness. It has yet to fully recover from the effects of those decades of economic decline. The evolution and growing influence of community organizations such as RCM offer hope and possibility. RCM has served the community almost 25 years. It brings a variety of programs/ministries to this distressed area with its Midnight Ministry which also doubles as a registered City of Chicago Winter Warming Center.Volunteer Service opportunities are offered and "33 East" a thrift store that distributes clothing, furniture and appliances at reduced prices has also been created.The "Drop In Center" provides special programs, games and entertainment as an alternative to men and women being on the streets, thereby reducing gang, drug and violent crime related incidents.RCM serves nutritious meals daily and offers a monthly Food Pantry for anyone in need of emergencey food assistance. With the reduction of state and local funding, many shelters and food pantries have been forced to combine or permanently close its doors. Due to an abundance of support from the 005th district family/community a successful canned food drive, via "The Party" yielded 350 pounds of canned goods that were collected / presented to RCM. Efforts such as these are bridge builders within any community. These actions enable a continued liaison to exist. Such an exhibition of support, for such a worthy cause, brings credit to the Department and its members, thereby, further enhancing the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy. The listed police personnel deserve recognition from their peers for their unselfish acts.|
These 21 officers nominated themselves for having a CANNED FOOD DRIVE!!!!!
I'm not going to post their names because, frankly, they're all an embarrassment. I did notice that Captain White is missing. Maybe she was on furlough.
No wonder 005 is such a crappy place to live..the coppers are too busy doing non-sense like this instead of good old fashioned police work.