Chicago Police To Be Evaluated On Attitude, Not Just Performance

06/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Police Department says it plans to hold officers to a new standard that takes attitude and professionalism into account.

The department says that, beginning next year, officers will be evaluated on their interactions with the public, decision-making skills and responsiveness. Deputy Supt. of Patrol Daniel Dugan says the new standards will make evaluations fairer. He says officers who rate poorly could face being fired.

Fraternal Order of Police president Mark Donahue says the union is opposed to the new standards because they should be part of collective bargaining.

The new evaluation criteria come after three officers were found not guilty earlier this month of attacking two brothers in a bar brawl caught on surveillance video.


Information from: the Chicago Tribune,