Chicago Police Department Lowers Hiring Standards Amid Staff Shortages

The Chicago Police Department is lowering hiring standards for new recruits by dropping the college credit requirement for some candidates as the agency continues to deal with staffing shortages related to Covid, as well as a local and state settlement with police. What to do? you to think?

“Must I have a history of abuse, or can I learn that on the job?”

Lauren Rao, unemployed

“You’d think a massacre with impunity would be enough.”

Mark Hilden, experimental dentist

“I’d still feel more comfortable if the guy who shot me for hanging out had a B”A.”

Rohan Singh, systems analyst

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