Chicago's police superintendent is expected to announce today that his department will be adding 970 hires to the force.

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.

Chicago's 500th homicide of the year happened over Labor Day weekend, making 2016 the deadliest year in two decades when it comes to homicide rates in the city.


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