Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U03-08
Pest Control Procedures
Issue Date:21 April 2017Effective Date:21 April 2017
Rescinds:
Index Category:Facilities
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.establish procedures to identify, report, and control pest-related incidents or exposures to Department members, Department vehicles, and Department facilities.
  • B.introduces the Pest Sighting Control Sheet (CPD-11.941) to document pest sighting incidents in Department facilities and all requests for professional extermination services.
  • C.satisfies CALEA Law Enforcement Standards in Chapter 72.
II.PEST CONTROL GENERAL INFORMATION
  • A.In order to maintain a safe and pest-free work environment, Department members need to be aware of possible pests such as bed bugs or other insects, arthropods, or animals.
  • B.Symptoms of pest-related incidents include but may not be limited to visible pests, intense itching, and skin disorders such as blood, crustiness, small bumps, red swollen areas, and blisters.
  • C.If a pest-related incident is discovered in a Department facility, the area of incident will be isolated. Department members will be cognizant of possible pests in lockup mattresses. Indicators may include visible pests, pest body parts, blood smears, brownish black specs (bug feces), shells, and shed exoskeletons.
  • D.If the source of the incident is an arrestee in lockup, Department members will transport the arrestee to the emergency room of the nearest approved medical facility in accordance with the Department directive titled "Approved Medical Facilities."
  • E.The incident will be documented in the Pest Sighting Control Sheet. Supervising Department members will request professional extermination treatment of the facility by contacting the building engineer.
III.PROCEDURES
  • A.Department members engaging with an arrestee that has a pest-related complication will:
    • 1.take precautions against exposure by using a PPE, including latex hospital gloves consistent with the directive titled "Exposure Determination / Universal Precautions";
    • 2.request a squadrol for transportation of the arrestee to the emergency room of the nearest approved medical facility in accordance with the directive titled "Approved Medical Facilities";
    • 3.isolate the arrestee and belongings while waiting for transport;
    • 4.notify the immediate supervisor;
    • 5.notify their district station supervisor; and
    • 6.check personal clothing, shoes, and equipment to ensure that they do not become exposed in the incident.
      NOTE:
      A Department member that is exposed to any pest will, as soon as reasonably possible, wash the infected area and remove, change, and isolate any clothing that was exposed.
  • B.Users of Department vehicles containing or exposed to pests will:
  • C.Department members who become aware of a pest-related incident in any Department facility will:
    • 1.notify his or her supervisor;
    • 2.isolate the area;
    • 3.if an arrestee is discovered to be the source of an incident, request a squadrol for transportation for the arrestee to the emergency room of the nearest approved facility in accordance with the Department directive titled "Approved Medical Facilities"; and
    • 4.if safe to do so, secure the evidence of the pest, such as placing tape over droppings or dead insects.
  • D.Supervisors notified of a pest incident will:
    • 1.inspect the incident;
    • 2.if the pest incident is bona fide, contact the building engineer;
    • 3.in an emergency situation which cannot wait until normal business hours and when the building engineer is unavailable, contact the 2FM Emergency Engineer at 312-744-9111;
    • 4.if bona fide, complete the Pest Sighting Control Sheet;
      NOTE:
      For districts, Pest Sighting Control Sheets will be kept at the district desk under the supervision of the district station supervisor. For non-district facilities, the unit commanding officer will be responsible for ensuring the Pest Control Sheet is completed and stored properly.
    • 5.be cognizant of possible pest contaminations of lockup mattresses. Indicators may include visible pests, pest body parts, blood smears, brownish black specs (bug feces), shells, and shed exoskeletons;
    • 6.For those Department facilities that require decontamination and do not come under the responsibility of 2FM, the member will contact the individual building management (e.g., O'Hare Airport, Midway Airport, etc.).
    • 7.follow the directive titled "Emergency Action Plans for Department Facilities" for matters that require partial or full evacuations; and
    • 8.notify the unit's exempt commanding officer.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
16-047 MJC