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Chicago Police Begin Foot Patrols

March 26, 2013  | 

Photo by Paul Clinton.
Photo by Paul Clinton.

Rookie Chicago Police officers have begun patrolling the city's most dangerous neighborhoods in a new crime-fighting strategy introduced by Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

The officers recently completed 12 weeks of field training after completing a six-month police academy. Additional officers will be assigned to what McCarthy has identified as "impact zones" in the most crime-ridden neighborhoods, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"One of the philosophies ... that we've adopted is what I like to call a return to community policing," McCarthy told the Tribune. "And in this case, it's the same officers in the same zones every single night."


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