Chicago Police DepartmentEmployee Resource E05-04-01
Academic Selection Board
Issue Date:23 February 2018Effective Date:23 February 2018
Rescinds:17 June 2015 Version
Index Category:Career Development
  • A.This directive continues:
    • 1.the Academic Selection Board.
    • 2.the applicant evaluation and selection procedures for the participation of members in select management educational programs.
  • B.introduces the Letter of Recommendation (CPD-62.138).
It is the policy of the Department to consider eligible sworn members for attendance at select management educational programs.
III.Academic Selection Board
  • A.The Academic Selection Board consists of the following members:
    • 1.First Deputy Superintendent
    • 2.Chief, Bureau of Patrol
    • 3.Chief, Bureau of Detectives
    • 4.Chief, Bureau of Organized Crime
    • 5.Chief, Bureau of Organizational Development
    • 6.Chief, Bureau of Technical Services
    • 7.Chief, Bureau of Internal Affairs.
  • B.The First Deputy Superintendent will serve as chairperson of the Academic Selection Board and set forth the selection procedure for the participation of members in select management educational programs.
  • C.The Chief, Bureau of Organizational Development, will serve as vice-chairperson of the Academic Selection Board.
  • D.The Director, Human Resources Division, will serve as secretary to the Academic Selection Board as a non-voting member.
  • E.Academic Selection Board meetings will be conducted only with a quorum of the membership present. The presence of the following members constitute a quorum:
    • 1.The First Deputy Superintendent, as chairperson of the Academic Selection Board, or the Chief, Bureau of Organizational Development, as vice-chairperson of the Academic Selection Board; and
    • 2.two other voting members of the Academic Selection Board.
  • F.It is the responsibility of the Academic Selection Board to:
    • 1.announce the availability of openings for select management educational programs.
    • the applications and make recommendations to the Superintendent of Police.
  • G.The Superintendent of Police will make the final determination for all selections.
  • H.Records of all Academic Selection Board applications will be retained in accordance with existing record-retention schedule.
  • I.Procedures delineated in the Department directive "Travel, Department-Funded Training, and Reimbursement Guidelines" will be followed whenever expenses associated with registration fees, transportation, lodging cost, etc., are incurred by the Department.
IV.Select Management Educational Programs
  • A.School of Police Staff and Command of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety
  • B.National Academy Program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • C.Similar programs funded by the Department.
V.Application Process
  • A.Department supervisors who wish to attend select management educational programs will submit a Personnel Action Request (PAR) formset (CPD-11.612) to the Director, Human Resources Division, Attention: Chairperson, Academic Selection Board.
  • B.The PAR formset will be accompanied by a:
    • 1.resume, and
    • 2.a completed Letter of Recommendation from the member's unit commanding officer.
    The PAR form, resume, and Letter of Recommendation will all be submitted in hard copy. Applications not accompanied by the above documents will be returned as incomplete.
(Items indicated by italics/double underline have been added or revised)
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police