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CPD conducts in-person entrance exams at all city colleges


CHICAGO — Chicago is losing police officers faster than it can replace them, and the city is pushing to hire more.

Malcolm X College is one of seven colleges in the city that hold police exams from Thursday to Saturday to encourage people to apply.

Last year, the police union expressed its displeasure with the department’s current leadership by casting a vote of no confidence.

There has been a wave of resignations in Chicago, with 900 officers losing in 2021 and only 250 graduating to replace them.

CPD Superintendent David Brown said recruiting has been difficult given the current climate surrounding police officers in Chicago and across the country.

City leaders have also noted that Chicago officers are overworked after their days off were canceled.

Brown announced that the department would no longer cancel more than one day off a week, except during busy holidays.

The exams will be held in two sessions in the city’s schools. Morning sessions start at 8 a.m. and afternoon sessions start at 1 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome or you can pre-register through the CPD website: Chicago Police Department

Study guides are also provided upon registration.

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