Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S03-01-06
ISPERN Radio Checks
Issue Date:28 December 2012Effective Date:28 December 2012
Rescinds:Version dated 31 May 2011; S07-05-01
Index Category:Field Operations
This directive provides responsibilities and procedures for conducting ISPERN radio checks.
  • A.Station supervisors will ensure that all vehicles provided with ISPERN radios conduct a radio check on them every Sunday during the 2nd Watch.
    The following districts have ISPERN radios installed in select vehicles: 004, 005, 008, 010, 015, 016, 017, 022, 024, and 025.
  • B.The date, time, and results of the radio check will be recorded on the Watch Incident Log (CPD-21.916).
  • C.The radio check will be conducted in the following manner:
    • 1."Chicago Dispatch on ISPERN from Chicago Police, Beat _____."
    • 2.Response: "Chicago Police Dispatch on ISPERN, Chicago Police Beat, radio check loud and clear."
  • D.Radio checks that result in transmission or reception problems will be immediately reported via radio to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), and the vehicle will be taken to Fleet Management for service.
(Items indicated by italics/double underline were revised or added.)
Authenticated by: JKH
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
10-052 / 12-003 JAB/RJN