Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S04-15
Policing of the Interstate Expressway System
Issue Date:23 February 2012Effective Date:23 February 2012
Rescinds:Version dated 18 July 1997; S97-04
Index Category:Preliminary Investigations
The purpose of this directive is to continue the responsibilities of:
  • A.the Illinois State Police (ISP) for providing police services on those interstate expressways contained within the corporate boundaries of the City of Chicago as listed below:
    I-90/1-94Dan Ryan
    I-90/I-94/I-190John F. Kennedy
    I-290Dwight D. Eisenhower
    I-55Adlai E. Stevenson
    I-57West leg of the South Route I-57 (west leg of the Dan Ryan)
    I-94Bishop-Ford (Including the Stony Island extension connector to/from the Bishop-Ford to/from the south curb line of 95th Street at Stony Island)
    Each of the above identified expressways includes the roadway, all areas between the fences, entrance and exit ramps to/from the curb lines of intersecting non-interstate roadways with the exception of the:
    • 1.Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) railway right of ways (e.g., platforms, tracks, etc.).
    • 2.Congress Parkway from the west curb of Wells Street to Lake Shore Drive.
    • 3.lower level Wacker Drive entrance / exit to/from the east / west bound Eisenhower Expressway to/from the lower level Wacker Drive tunnel to/from the lower level Franklin Street merger (ref. cement median curb / gore).
    • 4.east / west bound I-190, Kennedy Expressway entrance / exit to O'Hare Airport to/from Mile Post 2.06.
  • B.the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for:
    • 1.providing police service on Lake Shore Drive, the Chicago Skyway, and the locations listed as exceptions in the "Note" in Item I-A.
    • 2.conducting an investigation when incidents occurring on the interstate expressways, such as weapons discharges or alleged misconduct, involve a CPD member.
    • 3.conducting an investigation for incidents involving the discharge of a weapon by an ISP member when the incident occurs within the City of Chicago other than on an expressway.
  • A.It is the policy of the Chicago Police Department to provide support services on the interstate expressway system when requested by the ISP.
  • B.Department members will be responsible for adhering to Department policy outlined in the directive entitled "Emergency Use of Department Vehicles."
    Members are reminded that Department policy forbids any involvement in another law enforcement agency's vehicle pursuits without supervisory authorization.
III.General Information - Cooperation with the Illinois State Police
  • A.The Chicago Police Department will not be required to investigate traffic crashes, criminal and non-criminal incidents occurring on interstate expressways located within the City of Chicago. Such incidents have been determined to be the responsibility of the ISP.
    The location of the original occurrence will determine whether the Illinois State Police or the Chicago Police Department will have the reporting responsibility.
  • B.The CPD will provide:
    • 1.assistance when requested for the following circumstances:
      • a.When an officer's safety might be jeopardized, or other emergency situation.
      • b.Responding to in-progress crimes. The reporting responsibility will belong to the ISP. However, when CPD members effect an arrest for incidents occurring on the expressway system, they will fully cooperate with the ISP and fulfill all responsibilities associated with being a complainant/witness.
      • c.At major incidents.
    • 2.the use of interview rooms at districts and area centers.
    • 3.the use of telephones at district and area centers.
    • 4.portable radios and accessories to the ISP for emergency communication on City-Wide I.
    • services including:
      • a.District storage space for ISP breath analysis equipment.
      • b.Use of CPD detention facilities.
      • c.Transportation of ISP prisoners upon request for unusual situations (e.g., combative or multiple arrestees, etc.) from the location of arrest to CPD detention facilities.
      • d.Transportation of sick, injured or deceased persons when authorized by a CPD supervisor.
        ISP personnel will be responsible for acquiring transport for all injured / mentally or physically ill arrestees (including those under the influence of drugs / narcotics) to a hospital for medical clearance prior to transporting them to a CPD detention facility for processing.
IV.Coordination of Police Services
The Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC) will maintain a liaison with the ISP regarding matters of policing the interstate expressway system. Conflicts involving jurisdictional responsibilities will be referred to the appropriate area deputy chief for resolution.
  • A.Department field personnel will:
    • 1.notify an Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) dispatcher in emergency situations occurring on the interstate expressways and take any actions to secure the scene and administer first aid until an ISP member arrives.
    • 2.for non-emergency situations occurring on the interstate expressways, have an OEMC dispatcher notify the ISP - District Chicago.
    • 3.monitor and utilize the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) for those units equipped with such.
    • 4.inform the parties of drivable, property damage only, non-hit and run traffic crashes occurring on the interstate expressways that they may make a report by phone or in person at the ISP - District Chicago office.
  • B.District desk and lockup personnel will:
    • the ISP - District Chicago office for all matters occurring on the interstate expressways with the exception of Item V-B-2 below.
    • 2.inform all parties of property damage only, non-hit and run traffic crashes occurring on interstate expressways that they may complete a report by phone or in person at the ISP - District Chicago office (See Item V-A-4).
    • 3.process ISP arrestees in accordance with the Department directives entitled "Processing Persons Under Department Control" and "Court Branch Assignment Schedule."
    • 4.let to bail all eligible ISP arrestees in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Bond Procedures" and the Department's "Bail Bond Manual."
    • 5.inventory any animal recovered by ISP personnel on the Animal Inventory (ACC-3230-34) and place it in the animal cage.
      ISP personnel will not be permitted to use the CPD Property Inventory (CPD-34.523). Any item of personal property which cannot accompany the ISP arrestee to court will not be listed on the Personal Property Receipt (CPD-11.502) and will be the responsibility of the arresting ISP member.
  • C.Whenever a member of the ISP effects an arrest, the station supervisor of the detention facility will:
    • the Arrest Report (CPD-11.420) for proper completion including the words "Illinois State Police Arrest" as the first line of the narrative section and the letters "ISP" as the arresting officers unit number.
    • 2.affix his signature for the initial approval of probable cause.
    • 3.affix his signature and enter his star number in the "Approval of Charges" box of the Arrest Report if charges are approved.
    • 4.have the ISP member request a supervisor in the event a conflict arises regarding the arrest. If the ISP supervisor and the station supervisor cannot resolve the matter, the station supervisor will contact the appropriate area deputy chief.
    • 5.notify the ISP at for any allegations of misconduct by ISP members occurring within the City of Chicago. The station supervisor will then enter any information relative to the allegation, including the name of the ISP member notified, on the Watch Incident Log (CPD-21.916).
  • D.OEMC personnel will:
    • 1.initiate an event, simulcast and assign a unit to respond to any request for assistance by any ISP member.
    • 2.continue to receive requests for emergency police services on interstate expressways via the emergency telephone number (911).
    • 3.promptly notify the ISP - District Chicago for incidents reported to them by Department field units or citizens.
    • 4.simulcast all "in progress" calls wherein an immediate CPD response would reduce the threat of personal violence and dispatch a district field unit as an assist to ISP members.
    • 5.notify the Chicago Fire Department when requests for emergency medical or fire suppression services are received.
    • 6.ensure that call takers inform traffic crash complainants when the ISP has implemented an emergency traffic plan.
    • 7.simulcast that the ISP has implemented or canceled an emergency traffic plan on affected expressways.
    • 8.ensure call takers instruct parties of drivable, property damage only, non-hit and run traffic crashes to exchange information and report the accident by phone or in person at ISP - District Chicago (see Item V-A-4).
  • E.Field Services Section personnel will fax a message to the OEMC watch manager when they receive a LEADS message from the ISP that an emergency traffic plan has been initiated.
  • F.The Traffic Court Unit is responsible for the assignment of Key Letter Groups, courtrooms and call times to ISP members and for the initial entry of ISP citation data into the Circuit Court's computer system.
(Items indicated by italics/double underline were revised or added.)
Authenticated by: RMJ
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
97-039 / 12-003 GHY (MER)/SB