CPD officers to work longer shifts during summits

January 5, 2012 4:56:06 AM PST
Chicago police officers can get ready for some long work days in the month of May when two international summits come to town.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told the Chicago Tribune that officers will be put on 12-hour shifts during the G8 and NATO conferences in May.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he is hoping the security expenses will be picked up by the federal government.

Neither the police department nor the mayor's office is putting a price tag on overtime costs.

The G8 and NATO conferences will be held in Chicago May 19-21.