New police superintendent Jodi Weis is now deploying the departments targeted response unit-- officers who are sent to neighborhoods with rampant gang and drug violence-- to about three to five schools.
"We coordinate regularly with Chicago Public School systems when it comes to safety and security programs and we will be doing even more by targeting our resources at some of the troubled schools to address gang retaliations and other violence," said Supt. Jody Weis, Chicago Police Department.
After spring break, Weis will move about 50 officers -- currently in desk jobs -- to patrolling the schools.
In addition to the increased police presence, the mayor, along with religious and community leaders, will begin a new push for more gun control legislation.