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Chicago Police Superintendent Reduces Security Details

After completing a review, it has been determined that the officials who have security paid for by the City require less or no protection.  Most of the police officers will go back on the street at a savings of more than $650,000 to the taxpayers.

The security detail for Mayor Emanuel has already been reduced.  The number of sworn officers with Superintendent Garry McCarthy will decrease.  And the security detail for Alderman Ed Burke and City Treasurer Stephanie Neely will be reduced. The security details for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and the Chicago Housing Authority CEO have been eliminated.  While the Mayor and Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department will continue to use sworn police officers, others will use Security Specialists, who are retired police officers.