CPD FOIA for District Staffing by Year

This FOIA request was filed with the Chicago Police Department related to district staffing on April 10, 2017.

Please provide copies of the following records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

A. Please provide records that detail staffing by district for January 1st of every year for the years of 2000-2017. Please detail only sworn personnel and break the numbers down by rank.

Please fulfill this request in the 5 days allotted by Illinois law. Please contact me with any questions you might have. Please direct all correspondence to this email address and please send relevant records in digital format to this email address.

We have received replies to this FOIA request in the form of attempts by the CPD to get out of having to fulfill the request. They stated that they only have 3 years of the data we seek in their computer systems. They asked if we would settle for this and we informed them we would not settle. We are confident that somewhere in their paperwork they have the data we requested. It is not required that the data be maintained in their computers for them to fulfill the request.


Tracy has nearly two decades of experience researching and working within criminal justice systems. When Tracy began pursuing a career dedicate to system reform, he found that no single organization existed to promote evidence-based discussions among law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Recognizing that citizens in Chicago deserved the right to demand transparency in their criminal justice system, Siska established the Chicago Justice Project. He received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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