Chicago Police DepartmentGeneral Order G06-01
Processing Persons Under Department Control
Issue Date:06 June 2002Effective Date:07 June 2002
Index Category:Processing Persons
This directive states Department policy related to processing arrestees. Department members will refer to the Special Order titled "Processing Persons Under Department Control" for responsibilities and procedures for processing arrested persons.
  • A.General
    • 1.Department member's will observe, uphold, and enforce the law without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national ancestry, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, lawful source of income, or the physical or mental disability of any person consistent with the policy established in the Department directive entitled "Prohibitions Regarding Racial Profiling and Other Bias Based Policing."
    • 2.Arrested persons will be booked, charged, and made eligible for bond in that order. This process will be completed without unnecessary or unreasonable delay. Investigation or interrogation of an arrestee will not delay the booking process. Care must be taken to ensure that persons in custody are released on bond or brought before a judge at the earliest opportunity after the booking process has been completed consistent with the guidelines established in this and related directives.
    • 3.It is the policy of the Department to provide secure detention for prisoners awaiting interrogation, arrest processing, or transfer to some other jurisdiction or entity and to maintain lockups in a sanitary and safe manner. As such, Department personnel assigned to a lockup will adhere to Department procedures and will be alert to any problems or conditions that may compromise the security or safety of detained prisoners.
  • B.Specific
    • 1.The Department's justification for the detention of any arrested person will be included in the Arrest Report (CPD-11.420). The arresting officer is required to set forth in the Arrest Report sufficient information (probable cause to arrest) to substantiate all charges placed against an arrestee.
    • 2.Department personnel will, at all times, be aware of each arrestee's rights and will:
      • a.expedite all processing so that the arrestee will not be detained longer than necessary.
      • b.never use force or coercion in seeking confessions or admissions.
      • c.recognize and respect the arrestee's rights as defined in the Department directive entitled "Interrogations: Field and Custodial."
  • C.Every person arrested without a warrant, who is not eligible to be released on bond or has not been released without charging, will appear in court, without unnecessary delay. Under no circumstances, will such a person appear in court any later than 48 hours from the time of arrest.
Terry G. Hillard
Superintendent of Police
1.G06-01-01 - Field Arrest Procedures
2.G06-01-02 - Restraining Arrestees
3.G06-01-03 - Conducting Strip Searches
4.G06-01-04 - Arrestee and In-Custody Communications