Chicago Police DepartmentGeneral Order G10-01-01
Gang Audits
Issue Date:16 October 2013Effective Date:16 October 2013
Rescinds:
Index Category:Gang and Narcotic Abatement
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues the Gang Audit.
  • B.introduces the:
    • 1.District Gang Audit Update.
    • 2.Gang Audit Questionnaire (CPD-12.140).
  • C.describes and provides the procedures for conducting the Gang Audit and District Gang Audit Update.
II.Procedures
  • A.Gang Audit
    • 1.District commanders are responsible for the performance of a Gang Audit in their respective districts at least once a year, but more if necessary. Gang Audit sessions will include the following Department members:
      • a.District commander;
      • b.District tactical team lieutenant;
      • c.District intelligence officer;
      • d.District members selected by the district commander based on their knowledge of gang activity in their districts;
      • e.Representatives from the Gang Enforcement Division, Narcotics Division, and Gang Investigations Division, Bureau of Organized Crime; and
      • f.A crime analyst from the Deployment Operations Center.
    • 2.Department members attending the Gang Audit session will:
      • a.complete the Gang Audit based on the best intelligence regarding:
        • (1)Gang name
        • (2)Gang faction name
          Members should be aware that gang factions often identify by several names. It should be determined if any faction uses multiple names, and those names must each be documented. Absent a self-identified name, the faction should be identified with key geographical boundaries.
        • (3)Territorial borders
          Members will discuss and draw the boundary for the individual gang factions on a map of the district. Determinations will be based upon officer knowledge, documented criminal activities of those identified as belonging to the gang, and results from prior Gang Audit sessions as recorded in CLEARmap Caboodle.
        • (4)Faction size
        • (5)Criminal activities and documentation of such, including but not limited to:
          • (a)Shootings
          • (b)Narcotics sales listed by type: cocaine sales, heroin sales, etc.
          • (c)Robbery
          • (d)Burglary
          • (e)Weapons distribution
          • (f)Theft
          • (g)Prostitution
        • (6)Rivals and Active Conflicts
          • (a)Rivals: Rival gangs/factions have historic enmity, but acts of violence between rivals requires provocation. Rivals do not actively pursue one another to commit acts of violence.
          • (b)Active Conflict: Rival gangs/factions that openly engage in violence with each other. These gangs/factions actively seek each other out to commit violence.
        • (7)Alliances and Active Alliances
          • (a)Alliances: Alliance gangs/factions have historic ties of friendship, however these gangs/factions are not actively working together.
          • (b)Active Alliance: Alliance gangs/factions that are currently engaged in cooperative efforts. These gangs/factions are actively working together.
        • (8)Organizational level
          When ascertaining the organizational level, members will use the following characteristics:
          • (a)Highly Organized: Such groups generally exhibit: single leader; well-defined rank structure with clear chains of command; mid-tier managers with responsibility for small groups assigned to them, run according to the leader's direction; mid-tier managers do not share oversight for each others' groups.
          • (b)Mid-Organized: Such groups generally exhibit: leadership by a small group; well defined rank structure with clear chains of command; mid-tier managers have autonomy to run groups beneath them similar to a "franchise" operation.
          • (c)Low Organized: Such groups generally exhibit: no single leader or governing group; may be run as a true democracy or confederation; no clear chain of command; lack of rank structures; mid-tier managers have redundant commands; they share oversight over each others' groups.
          NOTE:
          Removal of individuals from these organizations does not automatically alter the organizational level. Members should determine if the person or persons removed continue to assert leadership/control or have been replaced.
        • (9)Violence level
          When ascertaining violence level, members will use the following characteristics:
          • (a)Highly Violent: In active conflict with rival gangs - gang is actively searching for rival members to commit acts of violence.
          • (b)Mid-Violent: Latent conflict with rival gangs - gangs do not actively seek each other out to commit violence, but will engage in violence if they do come into contact with each other.
          • (c)Low-Violent: Rival gangs exist, however a clear act of provocation must create violence or agreements between rivals have been made that avert violence (pay to share rivals drug spots; grievances are brought before the gangs for nonviolent resolution).
      • b.identify the most active or influential individuals for each of these factions.
      • c.prepare an intelligence report and faction associate list.
    • 3.The district commander will forward a completed Gang Audit Questionnaire (CPD 12.140) to the Commander, Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC), for final review.
      NOTE:
      In instances where there are discrepancies in reported information between Department members attending the Gang Audit session, the district commander will resolve the discrepancies in consultation with Commander, CPIC.
    • 4.The CPIC will:
      • a.confirm the Gang Audit Map, Gang Faction Associate List, and other documents confirming faction and membership information.
      • b.manage the gang faction names and Associate List in CLEAR, inclusive of updates.
    • 5.Public Safety Information Technology (PSIT) will provide gang audit information access to Department members through:
      • a.interactive link capabilities to allow social network analysis;
      • b.mapping of gang faction geographies and associates via CLEARmap Caboodle; and
      • c.other analytics and reporting capabilities via CLEAR.
      NOTE:
      The Gang Audit and related applications will be available to all Department members via CLEAR.
  • B.District Gang Audit Update
    • 1.District commanders are responsible for ensuring that the information contained within the CLEAR system regarding the gangs within their districts remains current and is updated as required. To facilitate this, select district personnel will convene when regular updates to the gang audit are required. District Gang Audit Update sessions will include the following Department members:
      • a.District commander and/or district executive officer;
      • b.District tactical team lieutenant;
      • c.District intelligence officer; and
      • d.District members selected by the district commander based on their extensive knowledge of gang activity in their districts.
    • 2.Information that should be updated via District Gang Audit Update sessions includes, but is not limited to:
      • a.the intelligence fields listed in Item II-A-2-c;
      • b.identified faction members; and
      • c.identified faction associates.
    • 3.Department members outside any district will contact the affected district's district intelligence officer or tactical team lieutenant whenever those members have relevant information to share concerning gang activity within a district.
      NOTE:
      If the affected district's district intelligence officer or tactical team lieutenant cannot be reached, the relevant information will be provided to the affected district's station supervisor, who will immediately forward the information to the commander, executive officer, and tactical team lieutenant.
    • 4.Information obtained from outside units will be vetted via a District Gang Audit Update session.
    • 5.Newly updated information documented on a a completed Gang Audit Questionnaire (CPD 12.140) and forwarded to the Commander, CPI.
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
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