Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S05-08-02
Homeland Security Operational Response
Issue Date:01 October 2015Effective Date:01 October 2015
Rescinds:18 February 2015 Version
Index Category:Extraordinary Responses
This directive:
  • A.outlines the Department’s Homeland Security coordination procedures intended to enhance the Department’s response.
  • B. satisfies CALEA Law Enforcement Standard Chapter 2.
II.General Information
The following have specific homeland security responsibilities:
  • A.CRIME PREVENTION AND INFORMATION CENTER (CPIC) - is an intelligence-gathering section within the Deployment Operations Section. Department members assigned to the CPIC are responsible for:
    • 1.collecting and disseminating intelligence relevant to both domestic and foreign terrorism in a timely manner.
    • 2.cataloging and analyzing all Department reports that contain information relevant to Homeland Security.
    • 3.participating in vulnerability assessments of the key assets and critical infrastructure of the City of Chicago and maintaining the Facility Information Management System (FIMS), the Department’s database of these assessments.
    • 4.functioning as Department liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies concerning intelligence sharing and information relevant to homeland-security related matters.
  • B.JOINT TERRORIST TASK FORCE (JTTF) - is a multi-agency investigative unit, under the Gang Investigations Division/Intelligence Section in the Bureau of Organized Crime. The JTTF is comprised of members from the Chicago Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, Naval Intelligence, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Secret Service, Illinois State Police, Army Criminal Investigative Unit, Coast Guard, United States Postal Service Postal Inspections, Cook County Sheriffs’s Office, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The JTTF members combine efforts and resources by collaborating on investigations concerning domestic and foreign terrorist threats in a unified defense of homeland security. Department members assigned to the JTTF are responsible for:
    • 1.functioning as the lead investigative team for the Department on investigations concerning domestic and foreign terrorist threats.
    • 2.receiving copies of all intelligence and information reports concerning homeland-security related matters for investigation and analysis by the JTTF Field Intelligence Group.
III.Homeland Security Committee
To promote the efficient use of Department resources and enhance the Department’s homeland-security related matters, the Homeland Security Committee will:
  • A.consist of the following members:
    • 1.FIrst Deputy Superintendent.
    • 2.Chief, Bureau of Patrol.
    • 3.Chief, Office of Crime Control Strategies.
    • 4.Chief, Bureau of Detectives.
    • 5.Chief, Bureau of Organized Crime.
    • 6.Chief, Bureau of Support Services.
    • 7.Deputy Chief, Special Functions Division.
    • 8.Commander, Deployment Operations Section, who will serve as the committee secretary.
  • when necessary to review resource, funding, planning, and training proposals relating to homeland-security related matters.
  • C.through the committee chairperson, make recommendations concerning homeland-security related matters to the Superintendent of Police.
IV.Additional Responsibilities
  • A.The Superintendent will:
    • 1.set the agenda of the Homeland Security Committee to consist of those homeland security preparedness proposals meriting the committee's attention.
    • 2.serve as the Departments homeland security liaison to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
  • B.The Chief, Bureau of Patrol, will consult with the Department's ILEAS Coordinator and/or ILEAS Assistant Coordinator, consistent with Department directive, "Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System" to request additional resources from within the State of Illinois.
  • C.The Chief, Office of Crime Control Strategies will coordinate the preliminary review of all major Department homeland-security related matters by:
    • 1.overseeing the reviewing, analyzing, reporting, and disseminating, of Department homeland-security related matters.
    • 2.providing intelligence and analysis to assist in the planning and discussion related to a major special event.
    • 3.managing the Facility Information Management System (FIMS) database. FIMS is utilized by the Office Emergency Management and Communications to catalogue and manage critical infrastructure within the city.
      The Chief, Office of Crime Control Strategies can designate the above responsibilities to the Commander, Deployment Operation Section.
  • D.The Chief, Bureau of Organized Crime, will:
    • 1.coordinate and manage all homeland-security related investigations, surveillance, and the gathering of actionable field intelligence.
    • 2.coordinate security-clearance submittal, secure-room protocols, and proper handling of classified documents.
    • 3.coordinate, manage, and direct Department personnel assigned to the JTTF.
    • 4.designate a Department liaison, to assist federal agencies in various homeland-security related matters.
    • requests related to homeland-security matters, including equipment and training. The review of such requests will be in conjunction with the Chief, Bureau of Support Services.
    • training under the scope of homeland-security related matters. The review of such requests will be in conjunction with the Deputy Chief, Education and Training Division.
  • E.The Deputy Chief, Special Functions Division will:
    • 1.ensure that the Weapons Mass Destruction (WMD) Coordinator provides SWAT with proper training, equipment, and correlates security clearance concerns and WMD matters with the following federal agencies:
      • a.Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
      • b.Center for Disease Control (CDC)
      • c.Department of Defense (DOD)
      • d.Department of Energy (DOE)
      • e.Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
      • f.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
      • g.Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
      • h.US Attorney's Office.
    • directly with the Chicago Division WMD Coordinator from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and designated WMD representative from the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
    • 3.identify the needs and research appropriate requests for equipment and training of first responders.
    • 4.attend and participate in the terrorist threat intelligence conferences and disseminate, as appropriate, WMD-related materials and information.
    • 5.coordinate emergency preparedness and planning initiatives regarding WMD terrorism with the JTTF and designated district Terrorism Liaison Officer, refer to Department directive "Terrorism Liaison Officer."
  • F.Department members will:
    • alert and vigilant to suspicious activities and circumstances for the purpose of preventing, deterring, and mitigating a potential terrorist threat.
    • 2.immediately upon the approval of their supervisor, follow procedures described in Department directive, "Automated Information Report System" when the subject is a homeland-security related matter.
    • 3.perform such other duties as defined in the Department directive entitled “National Terrorism Advisory System.”
  • G.National Guard assistance is available only following the declaration of a local emergency by the Mayor. Upon declaration, the Mayor will notify the Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OMEC) to request assistance through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
(Items indicated by italics/double-underline have been added or revised.)
Authenticated by: KC
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
15-162 SDR