Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S10-06
Targeted Repeat-Offender Apprehension and Prosecution (T.R.A.P.) Program
Issue Date:20 July 2015Effective Date:20 July 2015
Rescinds:
Index Category:Gang and Narcotic Abatement
I.PURPOSE
This directive:
  • A.continues the Chicago Police Department's Targeted Repeat-Offender Apprehension and Prosecution (T.R.A.P) Program implemented in conjunction with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and the Chicago Police Department.
  • B.defines members responsibilities for identifying and processing T.R.A.P. offenders.
II. POLICY
The criminal activities of street gangs pose a substantial threat to the safety and quality of life of the residents of Chicago. Offenders have been identified because of their criminal history, propensity for violence, and the involvement in narcotics distribution. The primary goal of T.R.A.P. is focused on enhanced prosecution to detain, convict, and incarcerate these offenders before they commit further crimes of violence.
III.T.R.A.P. CRITERIA
  • A.District Commanders will select up to five individuals to insert into the T.R.A.P. list.
  • B.District Commanders will normally select individuals from the below listed factors, but are not limited to this listing:
    • 1.Gang Affiliation,
    • 2.U.U.W. Arrest History,
    • 3.Convicted Felon,
    • 4.Victim of a Shooting,
    • 5.Role within the Gang,
    • 6.On Parole,
    • 7.Violent Crime History,
    • 8.Propensity for Violence,
    • 9.Strategic Subject List Membership,
    • 10.Affiliation with Other Gang Members.
  • C.The T.R.A.P. Program, developed with the cooperation of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO), allows the Department and the State's Attorney's Office to work together to identify repeat offenders with the high propensity toward violent, gang-related crime.
  • D.T.R.A.P. individuals are subject to possible enhanced prosecution pending the review by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
IV.RESPONSIBILITIES
  • A.District Commanders will ensure up to five individuals are selected and placed on the T.R.A.P. list. Those selections will then be sent to the Bureau of Patrol. District Commanders can provide justification at any time to the Bureau of Patrol to change the T.R.A.P. list selections.
    NOTE:
    District Commanders will at minimum check their T.R.A.P. individuals quarterly and update the list as necessary.
  • B.Bureau of Patrol will ensure the individual list received from the District Commanders are eligible to be placed on the T.R.A.P. list. Bureau of Patrol will monitor that list for efficiency, post the list to the Bureau of Patrol website and then send the list to the Deployment Operations Section.
  • C.Deployment Operations Section will ensure that the individual list received from the Bureau of Patrol is confirmed and entered into the Strategic Subject List (SSL) Dashboard as T.R.A.P. eligible.
  • D.Arresting Officer Responsibilities:
    • 1.Officers will log into the Strategic Subject List (SSL) Dashboard located on the Department home page, select "refine search" type in their offenders I.R. number, locate the only T.R.A.P. confirmed subjects box, and highlight "Yes." If subject appears, notify the appropriate Cook County States Attorney assigned to the district of arrest. Officers will ensure that results for their specific arrestee will be listed in the Arrest Report.
      NOTE:
      The Assistant State's Attorney's Contact List, regarding T.R.A.P. offenders.
    • 2.When an officer arrests a targeted-offender for a felony, the designated Assistant State's Attorney for that police district must be contacted before the telephone call is made to Felony Review.
      NOTE:
      If the officer is unable to contact the designated T.R.A.P. ASA, the officer will list that attempt inside the Arrest Report.
    • 3.The purpose of notifying the Assistant State's Attorney is to communicate that a targeted-offender is in custody and to discuss the case to make sure the investigation has been completed and that the offender has been interviewed before Felony Review is called to review the case for felony charges.
    • 4.When an officer arrests a targeted-offender for a misdemeanor, or learns that a targeted-offender has a pending misdemeanor case, the designated Assistant State's Attorney should be contacted. The determination will be made whether the evidence in the case warrants enhanced charging.
    • 5.The officer is reminded that all related reports must contain a thorough, detailed, and accurate chronology of the case including all of the offender's statements.
  • E.District Station Supervisors will ensure:
    • 1.The Strategic Subject List (SSL) for T.R.A.P. is reviewed to check the prisoners in their lockup against the list.
      NOTE:
      The Assistant State's Attorney's Contact List, regarding T.R.A.P. offenders.
    • 2.Arrest reports contain the results of the T.R.A.P. offender check list.
    • 3.ASA assigned to that specific district is notified, if the supervisor observes an offender in the lockup on the T.R.A.P. list.
      • a.The ASA will be notified prior to the individual being let to bail, so the enhanced prosecution phase of the T.R.A.P. program can be initiated.
      • b.The district station supervisor will ensure that the phone numbers for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO) concerning T.R.A.P. offenders are readily accessible.
Authenticated by: KC
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
15-029 TSS