Officers will be dispatched if a suspect is still at the scene or is expected to return immediately, the victim is not considered safe or needs medical attention, an officer could make an immediate arrest or an officer is needed for an immediate investigation, McCaffrey added
It's hoped that the changes will free up the equivalent of 44 officers each day to respond to more serious crimes and work at crime prevention, McCaffrey said.
Ald. Howard Brookins, 21st, said he thought the change will be good, "especially if it results in a quicker response time to more serious crimes when they are happening in real time."
"It's almost like you increase your manpower when you reduce the number of calls," one police supervisor said.
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