1st Friday Club Hosts CPD Superintendent

Chicago Police Department SuperintendentThe 1st Friday Club is a long standing group of Chicago business and civic leaders who gather the first Friday of each month to enjoy lunch at the Union League Club and to hear speakers on topics of interest and current events. The most recent engagement saw a program presented by new Chicago Police Department Superintendent, Eddie Johnson. Sup. Johnson is a hometown Chicago native and 28 year veteran of the CPD. He spoke primarily about the current rise in gun violence and how the department is adapting and coping with the issue. Much focus is being given to training and to equipping officers with body cameras. They also are working hard on neighborhood policing techniques that bring officers and residents into contact regularly in non-conflict situations to build relationships and understanding as a deterrent to violence. Sup. Johnson said the Department will be hiring almost 1,000 new officers in the next two years to provide additional support for the new initiatives. Right at Home Owner Robert Stelletello with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

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Right at Home Owner Robert Stelletello with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

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