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Dennis Banahan
Peter V. Bella
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Thomas J. Cline
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Mark Davis
Jaye Slade Fletcher
Gina Gallo
William Getz
Don Herion

Randy Holcomb
Hugh Holton
Juan Antonio Juarez
Thomas J. Keevers
William Klasne
Thomas Krupowicz
Randy Martin
Louis Enrique Martinez
Jack Muller
Edward Nowicki
William J. O'Shea
Thomas Reppetto
Terry Roger
C.M. Russell
Daniel Schrager
Charles Shafer
Richard Solita
Joe Tip Thomas
John M. Wills

About the Chicago Police Department

On January 31, 1835, the State of Illinois authorized the Town of Chicago to establish its own police force.  On August 15, Orsemus Morrison is elected Chicago's first constable, assisted by Constables Luther Nichols and John Shrigley. The three-man police force serves and protects a population of about 3,200. The Police Department pre-dates Chicago as a city.


Today, the Chicago Police Department is the second largest in the United States, serving approximately 2.9 million residents within the 228 square miles that constitutes the City of Chicago.  The Chicago Police Department had, at the end of 2005, 13,323 sworn police officers and over 2,000 civilian personnel.


The Chicago Police Department is divided into 25 police districts.  Each district has between 9 and 15 police beats, with a total 281 beats throughout the city of Chicago. Each of the 25 police districts is led by a district commander who, in addition to uniformed police officers, has teams of undercover tactical and gang police officers at his or her disposal.  The Chicago Police Department Districts are organized into five larger organization entities called Areas.  These area commanders report to the Bureau of Patrol.


In addition to the Bureau of Patrol, the Chicago Police Department has four other bureaus: Bureau of Investigative Services; Bureau of Strategic Deployment; Bureau of Crime Strategy and Accountability; and, the Bureau of Administrative services.  Instead of a Chief of Police, the Chicago Police Department has a Superintendent of Police; and, the Bureau commanders hold the rank of Deputy Superintendent.

Selected books by Chicago Police Department police officers.

Extreme Cop: Chicago PD
Jerry Ardolino  More Info

Five Star First Edition Mystery - What The Hyena Knows (Five Star First Edition Mystery)
Thomas J. Keevers  More Info

The Tarnished Badge
Joe Tip Thomas  More Info

Cop Tales! Volume1: Never Spit in a Man's Face Unless His Mustache is On Fire
Thomas J. Cline  More Info

Red Lightning (A Larry Cole Mystery)
Hugh Holton  More Info

On The Edge
Daniel V. Schrager  More Info

Threshold of Pain
Dennis M. Banahan  More Info

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