Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S02-05-04
Arsonist Registration
Issue Date:25 May 2018Effective Date:25 May 2018
Rescinds:
Index Category:Human Rights and Community Partnerships
I.Purpose
This addendum provides instructions for processing persons taken into custody under the provisions of the Arsonist Registration Act [730 Illinois Compiled Statues (ILCS) 148/1 et seq.].
II.LEADS/HOTDESK STATUSES AND MEMBER RESPONSE
Members will follow the below listed procedures when the LEADS/Hot Desk response indicate one of the following statuses:
  • A.Registered
    • 1.A subject is in compliance provided he or she has not changed residence, place of employment, or school attended since last registration. Members will verify the subject's address, place of employment, or school and the "Last Contact Date." If all the information is consistent with the LEADS/Hot Desk response, members will complete an Information Report.
      NOTE:
      Members are required to submit an Information Report whenever they are prompted during a name, vehicle, or license check that reveals a "SIR" (Submit Information Report) classification or is under a "Suspect" classification as outlined in the Department directive entitled "Information Report System."
    • 2.If the member's investigation reveals a change in residence, place of employment or school other than the one listed on the LEADS/Hot Desk response, and the subject has resided or temporarily domiciled at the residence for more than (10 ) days and has not reported the change to CRU for more than ten (10) days (excluding weekends and major holidays), Department members will:
      • a.verify the Illinois Arsonist Registration Act Registration form through the Bureau of Detectives Criminal Registration Hard Cards database via the PDT CLEAR application. If the subject is found to be in violation, the subject will be taken into custody for violating Failure to Register New Address (730 ILCS 148/35).
        NOTE:
        If the PDT CLEAR application is unavailable, members will verify the subject's registration form via the Department CLEAR system following procedures outlined in Item III-A-1 of this directive.
      • b.document the violation in a case report. The "Primary" classification: Other Offense; "Secondary" classification: Arsonist Offender: Fail to Register New Address. The I-UCR code will be 5122.
      • c.notify the appropriate Area Arson Section, Bureau of Detectives. The Bureau of Detectives Area will assign a detective upon notification to complete the investigation and charge of the offender
      • d.inventory all physical evidence (e.g., proof of residency) in accordance with procedures outlines in the Department directive entitled "Processing Property Under Department Control."
      • e.complete an Investigatory Stop Report (ISR) (CPD-11.910), if appropriate, in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled, "Investigatory Stop System."
  • B."Last Contact Date" Over One Year
    If the "Last Contract Date" listed on the LEADS/Hot Desk response is over one (1) year, or past a date determined by the Illinois State Police (e.g 7 days, 90 days), the subject is overdue for registration. Department members will:
    • 1.verify the Illinois Arsonist Registration Act Registration form (No ISP#) through the Bureau of Detectives Criminal Registration Hard Cards database via the PDT CLEAR application. If the subject is found to be in violation, the subject will be taken into custody for violating Annual Registration (730 ILCS 148/10).
      NOTE:
      If the PDT CLEAR application is unavailable, members will verify the subject's registration form via the Department's CLEAR system following procedures outlined in Item III-A-1 of this directive.
    • 2.document the violation in a case report. The "Primary" classification: Other Offense; "Secondary" classification: Arsonist: Annual Registration. The UCR code will be 5121.
    • 3.notify the appropriate Area Arson Section, Bureau of Detectives. The Bureau of Detectives Area will assign a detective upon notification to complete the investigation and charge of the offender
    • 4.inventory all physical evidence (e.g., proof of residency) in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing Property Under Department Control."
    • 5.complete an Investigatory Stop Report (ISR) (CPD-11.910), if appropriate, in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive "Investigatory Stop System."
  • C.Not Notified/To Be Notified
    If a Department member comes in contact with a subject who was not given formal notification of his or her duty to register, Department members will:
    • 1.detain the subject for a reasonable period of time to serve the notification.
    • 2.orally inform the subject of the duty to register. Complete a paper Information Report (CPD-11.461) detailing the reason for the stop, date, time, location, and the Department member making the notification. After orally notifying the subject, the member will attempt to obtain the subject's signature in the narrative section of the Information Report, affirming notification. If the subject refuse to sign, the refusal will be documented on the Information Report.
      NOTE:
      When notifying the arsonist offender of their duty to register as provided by the requirements of the Illinois Arsonist Registration Act, Department members will use the paper Information Report (CPD-11.461). Members will forward the Information Report to the Commander, Deployment Operations Center. The Commander, Deployment Operations Center, will ensure the original is forwarded to the Criminal Registration Unit and Records Unit.
    • 3.complete an Investigatory Stop Report (ISR) (CPD-11.910), if appropriate, in accordance, with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Investigatory Stop System."
  • D.Notified / Not Registered
    If the subject has been notified, but failed to register within ten (10) days (excluding weekends and holidays) of notification, Department members will:
    • 1.verify the Illinois Arsonist Offender Registration Act Registration form through the Bureau of Detectives Criminal Registration Hard Cards database via the PDT CLEAR application. If the subject is found to be in violation, the subject will be taken in to custody for violating Duty to Register ( 730 ILCS 148/10).
      NOTE:
      If the PDT CLEAR application is unavailable, members will verify the subject's registration form via the Department's CLEAR system following procedures outlined in Item III-A-1 of this directive.
    • 2.document the violation in the in a case report. The "Primary" classification: Other Offense; "Secondary" classification: Arsonist Offender: Duty To Register. The I-UCR code will be 5120.
    • 3.notify the appropriate Area Arson Section, Bureau of Detectives. The Bureau of Detectives Area will assign a detective upon notification to complete the investigation and charge of the offender
    • 4.inventory all evidence (e.g., proof of residency, place of employment or school) in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing Property Under Department Control."
    • 5.complete an Investigatory Stop Report (ISR) (CPD-11.910), if appropriate, in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Investigatory Stop System."
  • E.Homeless Registrant
    If the subject is homeless and required to register weekly at CRU and has failed to do so, he is considered noncompliant and overdue for registration. Department members will:
    • 1.verify the Illinois Arsonist Registration Act Registration form (No ISP#) through the Bureau of Detectives Criminal Registration Hard Cards database via the PDT CLEAR application. If the subject is found to be in violation, the subject will be taken into custody for violating Duty to Register: 730 ILCS 150/3.
      NOTE:
      If the PDT CLEAR application is unavailable, members will verify the subject's registration form via the Department's CLEAR system following procedures outlined in Item III-A-1 of this directive.
    • 2.document the violation in the in a case report. The "Primary" classification: Other Offense; "Secondary" classification: Arsonist Offender: Duty To Register. The I-UCR code will be 5120.
    • 3.notify the appropriate Area Arson Section, Bureau of Detectives. The Bureau of Detectives Area will assign a detective upon notification to complete the investigation and charge of the offender.
    • 4.inventory all evidence (e.g., proof of residency, place of employment or school) in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing Property Under Department Control."
    • 5.complete an Investigatory Stop Report (ISR) (CPD-11.910), if appropriate, in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Investigatory Stop System."
  • F.Moving
    • 1.If the subject has moved within the state and has not registered in a new jurisdiction, the subject is considered noncompliant and overdue for registration. Department members will:
      • a.verify the Illinois Arsonist Registration Act Registration form through the Bureau of Detectives Criminal Registration Hard Cards database via the PDT CLEAR application. If the subject is found to be in violation, the subject will be taken into custody for violating Duty to Register (730 ILCS 148/10).
        NOTE:
        If the PDT CLEAR application is unavailable, members will verify the subject's registration form via the Department's CLEAR system following the procedures outlined in Item III-A-1 of this directive.
      • b.document the violation in the in a case report. The "Primary" classification: Other Offense; "Secondary" classification: Arsonist Offender: Duty To Register. The I-UCR code will be 5120.
      • c.notify the appropriate Area Arson Section, Bureau of Detectives. The Bureau of Detectives Area will assign a detective upon notification to complete the investigation and charge of the offender,
      • d.inventory all evidence (e.g., proof of residency) in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing Property Under Department Control."
      • e.complete an Investigatory Stop Report (ISR) (CPD-11.910), if appropriate, in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Investigatory Stop System."
    • 2.If the subject has moved out of state, Department members will not be able to verify the subject's current out of state address through LEADS/Hot Desk. Department members will submit a paper Information Report (CPD-11.461). Members will forward the Information Report to the Commander, Deployment Operations Center. The Commander, Deployment Operations Center, will ensure the original is forwarded to the Criminal Registration Unit and Records Division.
III.REGISTRATION VERIFICATION AND ARREST RESPONSIBILITIES
  • A.When a subject is taken into custody for an Arsonist Offender Registration Act investigation, Department members will:
    • 1.verify their current registration by downloading the subject's current Illinois Arsonist Registration Act Registration form through the Bureau of Detectives Criminal Registration Hard Cards via the PDT CLEAR application.
      • a.If the PDT CLEAR application is unavailable, Department members will continue the investigation via the Department's CLEAR system, and:
        • (1)under the "Department Organization" tab, select "Bureau Sites,"
        • (2)select "Bureau of Detectives, Bureau Homepage,"
        • (3)select "Searches,"
        • (4)select "Criminal Registration Hard Cards" and,
        • (5)enter the registration number (REG #) found on the LEADS/Hot Desk response and submit the query.
        • (6)follow the instructions to view the front and back of the registration.
    • 2.process the arrestee in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing Persons Under Department Control."
    • 3.complete an Investigatory Stop Report (ISR) (CPD-11.910) according to procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Investigatory Stop System."
  • B.If registration verification is unsuccessful, the subject will be released without charging with procedures outlined in the Department directive "Processing Persons Under Department Control."
  • C.The Station Supervisor will ensure:
    • 1.the arrestee is an arsonist offender.
    • 2.the arrestee has been notified of the duty to register as an arsonist offender.
    • 3.the registration information has been verified by downloading the subject's most recent Arsonist Offender Registration form from the Bureau of Detectives Hard Cards by accessing either the PDT CLEAR application or the Department CLEAR system as outlined in item III-A-1 of this directive.
    • 4.all physical evidence is properly inventoried in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive "Processing Property Under Department Control."
    • 5.the appropriate Area Arson Section, Bureau of Detectives personnel has been notified. The Bureau of Detectives Area will assign a detective upon notification to complete the investigation and charge of the offender,
    • 6.the arrestee is processed in accordance with the procedures outlined in this directive and the Department directive entitled "Processing Persons Under Department Control".
    • 7.if appropriate, an Investigatory Stop Report (ISR) (CPD-11.910) is completed according to procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Investigatory Stop System."
  • D.If an arsonist offender is taken into custody for an unrelated incident requiring the completion of a case report, members will not complete an additional case report. Document the arsonist offender's information in the narrative section of the case report and submit an Information Report.
Authenticated by: KC
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
14-040 SDR