I’ve always loved Chicago police cars. Unlike NYC’s spit and polish cruisers, CPD’s cars look like they been in chases, crashes and had bullets shot through them. Many have. The city is modernizing its fleet and cars like this will no longer be seen on the street. I’ll miss them. On the subject of CPD, there are about 12,000 Chicago police on the city payroll. Approximate budget for the year is $1.3 billion. According to the CPD homepage, police start off at $48,000 and get bumped to $72,500 after 18 months.