Chicago to add almost 1,000 police to beleaguered force

Help is coming for violence-plagued Chicago.

At a Wednesday afternoon news conference, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to announce that his department will be adding 970 hires to the force.

The announcement is being billed as a “major policy address.”

The hires, which will take place over a span of two years, will include 516 patrol officers, 92 field training officers, 200 detectives, 112 sergeants and 50 lieutenants, according to Chicago police.