Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S03-02-01
Strategic Decision Support Centers: Operations and Accountability
Issue Date:26 July 2019Effective Date:26 July 2019
Rescinds:
Index Category:Field Operations
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues the use of the Strategic Decision Support Centers (SDSCs).
  • B.outlines the following SDSC key focus areas:
    • 1.Focus Area One: day-to-day operations, and
    • 2.Focus Area Two: strategy review, compliance monitoring, and coordination.
  • C.introduces the:
    • 1.Strategic Decision Support Center (SDSC) Continuity Log (CPD-20.024),
    • 2.Strategic Decision Support Center (SDSC) Site Visit Log (CPD- 20.022), and
    • 3.Strategic Decision Support Center (SDSC) Unannounced Staffing and Operations Visit form (CPD-20.023).
  • D.establishes responsibilities for Department members for SDSC use and collaboration efforts.
  • E.updates the districts operational with SDSCs.
  • F.satisfies CALEA Law Enforcement Standard Chapter 45.
II.Scope
The Strategic Decision Support Centers are:
  • A.currently operational in all districts, except the 001st and 016th districts.
    NOTE:
    As SDSCs are added to the remaining district stations currently without a center, the provisions of the SDSC Initiative will apply to those additional districts.
  • B.staffed by sworn Department members, minimum of two per watch, at all times.
  • C.staffed by a designated civilian criminal intelligence analyst.
  • D.coordinated by a district sergeant designated as the SDSC coordinator by the district commander.
  • E.designed to be a collaboration hub utilized by SDSC personnel and other Departmental units operating within the district and also with other Departmental units and bureaus.
NOTE:
Any further expansion of the SDSCs will be announced through the appropriate Department channels.
III.General Information
The Strategic Decision Support Centers will:
  • A.act as the center of intelligence for the district, where sworn members and civilian criminal intelligence analysts will:
    • 1.participate in the development of crime-reduction strategy recommendations for the district command staff to achieve the primary objective of district crime reduction.
    • 2.assist district command staff in the determination of district-related missions and deployment of Department resources to:
      • a.improve incident response times,
      • b.increase preparation to prevent future criminal incidents,
      • c.raise the likelihood of suspect apprehension,
      • d.enhance officer safety, and
      • e.respond to repeat criminal incidents, crime patterns, and emerging trends in criminal activity.
    • 3.meet and conduct daily intelligence briefings for the district commander and executive officer.
  • B.combine intelligence gathering by field personnel with quantitative data analytics, providing real-time situational awareness to Department members to enhance response times and crime-prevention efforts.
  • C.serve as the center for collection, analysis, and dissemination of real-time information pertaining to violent crimes within the participating districts.
  • D.utilize crime-reduction technology provided by the Bureau of Technical Services.
  • E.be properly staffed with two police officers at all times and a civilian criminal intelligence analyst, when available.
    NOTE:
    A minimum of six police officers per watch in each district equipped with an SDSC will be trained and certified as sworn SDSC officers. When a regularly assigned certified sworn SDSC officer is unavailable to work in an SDSC, a sworn SDSC auxiliary relief officer will be utilized.
  • F.be supervised by the SDSC coordinator/designated SDSC supervisor or the watch operations lieutenant when the SDSC coordinator/designated supervisor is unavailable.
IV.Crime-Reduction Tools and Technology
  • A.The Strategic Decision Support Centers are equipped with crime-reduction tools and technology to assist Department members with district-crime forecasting and achieving the primary mission of district crime-reduction. Such technology may include, but is not limited to:
    • 1.predictive policing and situational awareness software,
    • 2.environmental and social media monitoring programs,
    • 3.gunshot detection equipment,
    • 4.video conferencing systems, and
    • 5.business intelligence software.
  • B.Field personnel assigned to SDSC-equipped districts may be provided smartphones that are linked to the SDSC in the district station. Smartphone capabilities include, but are not limited to, access to:
    • 1.the SDSC mobile application,
    • 2.Department email, and
    • 3.other methods of communication to ensure field personnel are informed of current and developing district-related intelligence.
  • C.When using SDSC crime-reduction tools and technology, Department members will continue to follow the procedures delineated in the following Department directives: "ShotSpotter Flex Program," "Use of Social Media Outlets," "Police Observation Device (POD) Program," and any other applicable Department directive.
V.SDSC Day-to-Day Operational Duties and Responsibilities
  • A.Department members will:
    • 1.utilize all provided SDSC-specific technology and mobile devices, when provided, for assistance with the performance of their duties and crime prevention and response.
    • 2.not utilize SDSC-specific technology or mobile devices for personal use.
      NOTE:
      Department members will not utilize mobile devices for any type of evidentiary purpose. This does not include mobile devices utilized by the Bureau of Detectives.
    • 3.notify the appropriate district SDSC of any pertinent information received regarding crime trends or patterns and any other major incidents that occurred within the district.
    • 4.refer to the SDSC User Manual for technological guidance.
  • B.Department Strategic Decision Support Center personnel will perform the following district operational duties:
    • 1.implementing the following methods to help achieve the primary objective of district crime reduction, such as:
      • a.conducting a daily intelligence briefing for the district commander and executive officer discussing criminal activity within the district for the proper allocation of resources and creating deployment missions for district personnel.
        NOTE:
        SDSC personnel will make the daily intelligence briefing available to district personnel in district roll calls and the district's Wire homepage.
      • b.developing risk-based deployment strategies by making analytically based recommendations to district command members to assist with proper resource allocation;
      • c.using data to track and investigate district crime trends and patterns;
      • d.creating mission recaps that include an analysis of crime trends from the previous 24 hours and any associated mission results;
      • e.preparing detailed crime-forecasting maps and mission recommendations for the upcoming 24-hour period;
      • f.assessing internal and external resource availability (e.g., available specialized district personnel, outside units deployed to the district) for assignments and missions for district command members; and
      • g.providing information regarding special community events or specialized law enforcement activity to district command members, when known.
    • 2.reviewing the results and providing feedback in response to missions that were conducted, which may include:
      • a.reviewing crime reports from the prior 24-hour period to identify new spikes in a specific criminal activity or new crime trends and patterns to analyze the effectiveness of a mission;
      • b.incorporating mission results into the daily intelligence briefing to be shared at roll calls; and
      • c.organizing follow ups on missions and requests from the SDSC mailbox.
    • 3.conducting roll call presentations and individual explanations about the goals and objectives of the SDSC and the tools that are utilized in the SDSCs, as requested.
    • 4.providing critical information to the watch operations and tactical lieutenants for dissemination at roll calls.
    • 5.presenting critical information and current intelligence to roll calls as needed or requested by district command members.
    • 6.providing a daily intelligence briefing and presentation to district and other Department members, as necessary.
    • 7.utilizing the SDSC Mission Menu and its components to assist in formally integrating mission design and implementation into the daily operation of the district.
    • 8.appropriately implementing the use of crime-reduction tools and technologies as delineated in Item IV of this directive, when equipped, to prevent criminal incidents, respond to in-progress incidents, and assist with criminal investigations.
    • 9.informing arresting officers of any pertinent information captured by SDSC-related technology associated with an arrest, when known.
    • 10.ensuring that SDSC visitors not assigned or detailed to the district complete an entry into the SDSC Site Visit Log (CPD-20.022).
      NOTE:
      The SDSC coordinator/designated supervisor will ensure, by the 5th day of each month, a copy of all pages of the SDSC Site Visit Log (CPD-20.022) corresponding to the prior month are forwarded to Crime Control Strategies, CompStat Unit.
    • 11.performing any additional functions, as directed.
  • C.Department Strategic Decision Support Center personnel will perform the following operational collaboration duties:
    • 1.collaborating with all district personnel and specialty personnel to anticipate and combat criminal acts and assist with criminal investigations within the district. Specialty personnel that will be included for collaboration with the district SDSC, as needed, are:
      • a.the district intelligence officer (DIO),
      • b.the district CompStat officer,
      • c.the district tactical teams,
      • d.watch operations lieutenants,
      • e.the district community relations officers,
      • f.the district terrorism liaison officers (TLOs),
      • g.the district business liaison officer (BLO),
      • h.the district school officers,
      • i.the Bureau of Patrol area-level sworn SDSC officer, and
      • j.any other specialty personnel determined necessary.
    • 2.collaborating with other district SDSCs, as needed, to share and analyze information for crimes that affect multiple districts.
    • 3.coordinating and collaborating with other Departmental units and bureaus to effectively utilize SDSC technology and information. SDSC personnel will make notifications to the following Departmental units and bureaus providing the listed information:
      • a.the Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC) with immediate, real-time information involving all homicides, shootings, and other major or newsworthy events occurring within the district.
        NOTE:
        SDSC personnel will also provide an additional notification to CPIC for any developing or identified large street gatherings and will monitor the status of large street gatherings, providing CPIC with all pertinent updates consistent with the Department directive titled "Large Street Gatherings."
      • b.the Deployment Operations Center (DOC) with information and identified intelligence relating to shootings, gang crimes and activities, and terrorist threats.
      • c.the appropriate Bureau of Patrol area-level sworn SDSC officer with current and updated information and intelligence received by the SDSC.
      • d.the appropriate Bureau of Detectives area Violent Crimes Section with received information pertaining to any confirmed shooting incident, homicide, or violent-crime incident.
        NOTE:
        This will include information captured by ShotSpotter technology.
      • e.the Bureau of Detectives personnel assigned to the bureau’s district-level investigative teams with relative information pertaining to identified district property crimes and crime trends and patterns.
      • f.the appropriate Bureau of Detectives area Social Media Exploitation (SOMEX) team when social media content being monitored requires additional investigation for criminal activity in accordance with established Bureau of Detectives protocols.
      • g.the appropriate Bureau of Detectives Area Technology Center (ATC) with any information captured on district Police Observation Device (POD) cameras for the following types of incidents:
        • (1)homicide-related incidents,
        • (2)firearms discharge incidents involving sworn members, and
        • (3)other major incidents.
        NOTE:
        SDSC personnel will email the appropriate ATC with the associated POD camera number with the bookmark time containing the captured information.
      • h.the appropriate Bureau of Organized Crime personnel, providing supplemental notifications and information consistent with the following:
        • (1)the Licensing Unit when homicides, aggravated batteries, or other serious acts of violence occur in or on the property of a licensed premise, or in immediate proximity to the licensed premise and there is a nexus between the incident and the licensed premise.
        • (2)the Gang Investigation Division, Narcotics Division, or Vice Section personnel when the SDSC has been advised that the identified Bureau of Organized Crime personnel are currently engaged in specific missions within the district and information related to those missions is received by the SDSC.
      • i.the Office of Crime Control Strategies with copies of all crime pattern analysis and analytical reports or presentations prepared by SDSC personnel identifying trends in criminal activity within the district, as well as other SDSC reports when requested by Crime Control Strategies or Inspections Division personnel.
      • j.the Office of Communications of all major incidents within the district and all success stories involving the SDSC.
    • 4.coordinate with the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) for positioning and movement of POD cameras, as needed.
  • D.The SDSC coordinator/designated supervisor the rank of sergeant, will:
    • 1.oversee the coordination efforts, maintenance, and operational responsibilities of his or her respective SDSC.
    • 2.ensure that his or her respective SDSC is properly staffed at all times in accordance with Item III-E of this directive in coordination with the district commander.
    • 3.act as the primary contact person for district command members, district specialty personnel, and other Departmental bureaus and units.
    • 4.submit requests for the utilization of specialized resources as requested by the district commander and provide objective and verifiable information to support the request of the specialized resource.
    • 5.share established operational successes and procedural efficiencies with other district SDSCs and the administrator of the SDSC Initiative.
    • 6.forward SDSC success stories to the district commander and executive officer and email success stories to Sucess@chicagopolice.org.
    • 7.organize crime intelligence meetings as needed or requested by the district commander.
    • 8.ensure all SDSC personnel can access the related technology and that any technical or infrastructure-related issues are reported to the Bureau of Technical Services for resolution through a Bureau of Technical Services (BTS) Action Request form (CPD-60.107).
    • 9.ensure all SDSC personnel are aware of and able to perform all tasks, responsibilities, and procedures associated with SDSC operations.
    • 10.allow district intelligence officers (DIOs) from neighboring districts without a Strategic Decision Support Center to utilize their district SDSC under the guidance of the district SDSC personnel, when needed.
    • 11.ensure that operational status reports and requests for information on SDSC operations received from the Office of Crime Control Strategies or the Inspections Division are acted upon within the specified reporting response period.
    • 12.prepare and submit, through the appropriate chain of command by the 5th day of each month, a To-From-Subject Report to the Deputy Chief, Crime Control Strategies, summarizing for the prior month the following information:
      • a.the number of trained SDSC officers assigned to each watch;
      • b.the dates and watches on which a sworn SDSC auxiliary relief officer was assigned to work in the SDSC;
      • c.the dates and watches on which fewer than two officers were assigned to work the SDSC;
      • d.the number of officers identified for the one-day SDSC officer certification training that have not yet been trained, and the corresponding date for the initial request for training;
      • e.the number of SDSC personnel who attended SDSC training sessions by training course description and assignment type;
      • f.the number of days a civilian criminal intelligence analyst was and was not working in the SDSC;
      • g.the number of daily briefings conducted with the district commander and executive officer;
      • h.the number of roll call briefings that SDSC personnel assisted with conducting;
      • i.unresolved non-functioning equipment issues and the corresponding date for the initial repair/replacement request;
      • j.the number of SDSC success stories and the brief description provided to the Office of Communications; and
      • k.other issues, concerns, or recommendations regarding the SDSC Initiative.
    • 13.ensure, by the 5th day of each month, a copy of all pages of the SDSC Site Visit Log (CPD-20.022) corresponding to the prior month are forwarded to Crime Control Strategies, CompStat Unit.
  • E.Sworn SDSC officers will:
    • 1.conduct face-to-face relief with the in-coming sworn SDSC officers and civilian criminal intelligence analysts and exchange intelligence.
    • 2.utilize Caboodle application reports, Jaspersoft reporting, police computer-aided dispatch (PCAD) reports, and other reports needed to collect data relevant to the district and SDSC operations.
    • 3.monitor ShotSpotter software, POD cameras, and Genetec software and:
      • a.request immediate field response, when required;
      • b.provide field personnel with relevant information for situational awareness over the appropriate radio zone or via PCAD; and
      • c.record SDSC-related incidents and the associated event number on the SDSC Continuity Log (CPD-20.024) including any associated:
        • (1)shootings or major events summaries,
        • (2)ShotSpotter information,
        • (3)POD information and bookmarks, and
        • (4)TipSubmit leads, notable arrests, and other pertinent information.
    • 4.monitor the district radio zone to coordinate with field personnel and provide real-time intelligence to responding Department members for situational awareness including information from ShotSpotter, POD cameras, TipSubmit, and other SDSC-related technology.
    • 5.with supervisory approval, monitor and share relevant open-source social media activity regarding criminal activity within the district. Department members will follow the procedures delineated in the Department directive titled "Use of Social Media Outlets" for procedures related to the use of social media.
    • 6.collect and share intelligence received by the Deployment Operations Center (officer safety alerts, information bulletins, etc.) and other Departmental units and law enforcement agencies with the SDSC coordinator and other analysts. Intelligence may be immediately shared with district and other Departmental personnel, when needed.
    • 7.monitor SDSC email and the citizen TipSubmit application throughout the tour of duty and take appropriate action.
    • 8.maintain and update the SDSC phone list.
  • F.SDSC civilian criminal intelligence analysts will:
    • 1.provide the SDSC coordinator/designated supervisor with crime data analytics to assist in formulating crime-reduction strategies to reduce overall district crime.
    • 2.recommend "place-and-offender-based missions" to be discussed with the district commander and executive officers during daily briefings.
    • 3.examine crime data, arrest reports, criminal histories, and district crime trends and patterns to be utilized for actionable intelligence.
    • 4.track daily crime totals and compare the totals with district crime-reduction goals.
    • 5.provide guidance to district personal on the use of intelligence tools and technology, when requested.
    • 6.review district crime statistics and share relative information associated with the crime statistics with district and area-level sworn SDSC officers to assist in strategy development.
  • G.District personnel working in districts operational with SDSCs will perform the following SDSC operational collaboration duties:
    • 1.District intelligence officers (DIOs) will:
      • a.coordinate and collaborate directly with SDSC personnel to share and analyze district-level intelligence and information.
      • b.utilize the SDSC to gather and review gang and general intelligence.
      • c.during the response to active field incidents, maintain communication with and update the SDSC on current conditions and newly developed information.
      • d.ensure that the gang conflict areas of concern information received from the Deployment Operation Center personnel is shared with the SDSC and factored into the recommendations and analysis for the district’s mission deployments and other field responses.
      • e.assist the SDSC coordinator in preparing the gang, gang conflict, and persons of interest portions of the daily briefing.
    • 2.District terrorism liaison officers (TLOs) will:
      • a.collaborate with SDSC personnel in the monitoring of critical infrastructure and high-value soft targets in the district and the potential for homeland-security-related matters.
      • b.forward information received under the TLO Program to the SDSC coordinator for inclusion in the daily intelligence briefing.
    • 3.District community policing personnel will:
      • a.collaborate with district SDSC personnel to respond to areas with repeat criminal incidents, crime patterns, and emerging trends in criminal activity where community outreach can be conducted.
      • b.provide any relative information provided by SDSC personnel during Beat Community Meetings and continue to follow the procedures as delineated in the Department directive titled "Beat Community Meetings and District Advisory Committee (DAC)."
      • c.provide the SDSC with a current listing of community concern locations, to include:
        • (1)the nature of the concern,
        • (2)the number of complaints, and
        • (3)the assigned district resource tasked with addressing the concern.
      • d.provide the SDSC with contact procedures in the event that assistance from community policing personnel is necessary to provide immediate community engagement support in response to a just-occurred or emerging incident within the district.
    • 4.Watch operations lieutenants will:
      • a.utilize the SDSC for the monitoring of real-time updates and responses for in-progress incidents that do not require his or her field response as delineated in the Department directives titled "Watch Operations Lieutenant" and "District Field and Tactical Lieutenants."
      • b.supervise the SDSC when the SDSC coordinator/designated supervisor is not available.
      • c.oversee the watch operations of the SDSC.
      • d.utilize sworn SDSC personnel and civilian criminal intelligence analysts for crime pattern intelligence, data gathering, and pertinent investigative updates involving ongoing watch-related issues and the associated strategic response.
      • e.coordinate with Bureau of Detectives and Bureau of Organized Crime personnel in the response to district crime conditions, and facilitate the access of such personnel to the district’s SDSC in furtherance of their investigative, violence reduction, and crime prevention efforts.
    • 5.District commanders will:
      • a.verify the district SDSC is properly staffed with Department personnel as delineated in Item III-E of this directive and being supervised at all times.
      • b.utilize data and intelligence gathered by SDSCs to:
        • (1)properly deploy available resources,
        • (2)create deployment missions for Department personnel,
        • (3)implement district-level strategies to respond to repeat criminal incidents, crime patterns, and emerging trends in criminal activity,
        • (4)determine district-level operational needs, and
        • (5)actively collaborate with specialty personnel delineated in Item V-C-1 of this directive to achieve the primary objective of district crime reduction.
      • c.confer with the SDSC civilian criminal intelligence analysts for the information and analysis delineated in Item V-F-1 through Item V-F-4 of this directive.
      • d.ensure that all pertinent SDSC-related information is disseminated and proper briefings are conducted at all district roll calls.
      • e.coordinate with Bureau of Detectives and Bureau of Organized Crime personnel in the response to district crime conditions and facilitate the access of such personnel to the district’s SDSC in furtherance of their investigative, violence reduction, and crime prevention efforts.
      • f.ensure that established missions are conducted, as directed.
      • g.direct the District Intelligence Officer to work in collaboration with the assigned SDSC personnel and to maintain communication with the SDSC when at the scene of an active incident.
      • h.ensure collaboration by and between the district TLOs and SDSC with the DOC regarding homeland-security-related matters and the dissemination of related bulletins and training information.
      • i.direct the district community policing sergeant to ensure procedures are in place to allow the SDSC to make contact with community policing personnel when assistance is needed to provide immediate community engagement support in response to a just-occurred or emerging incident within the district.
      • j.direct the district business liaison officer (BLO) to address any concerns identified by district SDSC personnel involving businesses within the district.
      • k.ensure Department personnel under his or her command follow all existing protocols related to SDSC operations.
      • l.utilize various district-level initiatives and strategies to combat chronic crime and disorder identified by SDSC personnel to support the implementation of the Department's community relations strategy as delineated in the Department directive titled "District-Level Strategies to Combat Chronic Crime and Disorder."
      • m.include any crime analysis and district-level-strategy information related to data and intelligence gathered by the district SDSC within his or her Compstat statistical summary.
      • n.ensure that the appropriate supervisor conducts a proper performance evaluation for Department members regularly assigned to the SDSC in accordance with the Department directives titled "Performance Evaluations of All Sworn Department Members Below the Rank of Superintendent," "Performance Recognition System," and "Performance Ratings—Civilian Members."
      • o.ensure the SDSC coordinator prepares and submits through the appropriate chain of command, by the 5th day of each month, the required monthly To-From-Subject Report to the Deputy Chief, Crime Control Strategies.
  • H.Departmental units and bureaus will perform the following SDSC operational collaboration duties:
    • 1.The Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC) will:
      • a.forward any real-time, operational information that may require immediate or an additional response to the appropriate SDSCs.
      • b.forward any district-related or city-wide intelligence or alerts to the district SDSCs and mobile applications.
      • c.analyze and disseminate all pertinent information received by SDSCs, as appropriate.
      • d.provide any needed specialized support and continue to follow all applicable responsibilities delineated in the Department directive titled "Crime Prevention and Information Center" when collaborating with SDSCs.
    • 2.The Deployment Operations Center (DOC) will:
      • a.analyze all information and intelligence received by SDSCs relating to shootings, gang crimes and activities, and terrorist threats.
      • b.provide SDSC personnel ongoing updates regarding concerns related to gang violence, forwarding at least each Friday and Monday, a listing of any current areas of heightened concern for potential violence.
      • c.forward any pertinent intelligence and updated information related to effective district operations and the deployment of resources to SDSCs.
    • 3.The Bureau of Detectives Violent Crimes Section personnel will:
      • a.review the information received from SDSCs involving shootings, homicides, and other violent-crime incidents and conduct the appropriate follow-up investigations, as needed.
      • b.contact the appropriate district SDSC to inquire if any information of evidentiary value was captured for violent crimes being investigated.
      • c.continue to follow the procedures delineated in the Department directive titled "ShotSpotter Flex Program" for any confirmed shooting incident.
      • d.ensure that notifications are made to the affected district SDSC when investigative alerts, criminal warrants, or seeking to identify information bulletins are issued for cases under investigation.
    • 4.The Bureau of Detectives personnel assigned to the bureau’s district-level investigative teams will:
      • a.confer daily with the appropriate district SDSC personnel to review information relative to identified district property crime trends and patterns.
      • b.provide the appropriate district SDSC personnel with any pertinent updates or developments relative to identified district property crime trends and patterns.
      • c.collaborate with district command members to coordinate property crime reduction efforts and strategy implementations.
        NOTE:
        The Bureau of Detectives personnel assigned to district-level investigative teams will report all crime reduction efforts and strategies being implemented in the associated district to their area command staff members.
      • d.contact the appropriate district SDSC to inquire if any information of evidentiary value was captured for property-related crimes being investigated, when needed.
      • e.participate in the district’s SDSC daily briefing process by collaborating with SDSC personnel in both gathering investigative information and then disseminating investigative and crime pattern information to SDSC personnel related to the district’s crime conditions.
        NOTE:
        When a district-level investigative team detective assigned to the district is available at the district station, the detective will attend the SDSC daily briefing.
    • 5.The Bureau of Detectives ATC personnel will contact the appropriate SDSC to inquire if the SDSC has captured any digital evidence for homicide-related incidents and firearms discharge incidents involving sworn members, when needed.
    • 6.The Bureau of Organized Crime personnel assigned to the Gang Investigation Division, Narcotics Division, and Vice Section will:
      • a.review the information received from SDSCs involving violent crime, gang and narcotics activity, vice conditions, and licensing violations, and will conduct follow-up investigations, when appropriate.
      • b.contact the appropriate district SDSC to inquire if any information of evidentiary value was captured for incidents under active investigation by the Bureau of Organized Crime personnel.
      • c.ensure that notifications are made to the affected district SDSC when investigative alerts, criminal warrants, or seeking to identify information bulletins are issued for cases under investigation by Bureau of Organized Crime personnel.
      • d.ensure a Bureau of Organized Crime unit supervisor participates in the district’s SDSC daily briefing process when available and specifically assigned to missions in direct support of the district’s ongoing or planned operations.
    • 7.The Office of Communications will disseminate appropriate SDSC success stories, as determined necessary.
VI.SDSC Daily Operational Procedures
  • A.Second Watch SDSC personnel will:
    • 1.prepare and provide a daily briefing PowerPoint presentation to the district commander or his or her designee.
    • 2.meet with district personnel to gather the necessary information prior to assembling and preparing for the daily briefing.
    • 3.assemble the daily briefing and include for the briefing analytical information of district activity of the past 24 hours, including violent crimes, and other crime patterns, as directed by the SDSC coordinator.
    • 4.take notes during the SDSC briefing to be shared with the SDSC coordinator and district command members, when requested.
  • B.At the beginning of each watch, sworn SDSC officers will:
    • 1.log into Hunchlab and conduct Hunchlab POD missions as directed or needed. SDSC personnel will identify any major incidents that have occurred in the Hunchlab box and inform the SDSC coordinator or the watch operations lieutenant.
    • 2.log into Genetec DSS and monitor Genetec DSS for pending and dispatched calls for service while utilizing nearest POD cameras to obtain further information.
    • 3.log into the Polycom Video Conferencing System after verifying the previous operator has logged off. SDSC personnel will keep the Polycom Video Conferencing System and the associated application operating at all times.
      NOTE:
      Department members will not disconnect or remove the Polycom video camera.
    • 4.log into all other SDSC applications, including TipSubmit and ShotSpotter, when equipped.
    • 5.ensure that all equipment and technology is accounted for and functioning properly.
  • C.During each watch change, the following information will be shared with the in-coming SDSC personnel:
    • 1.shootings,
    • 2.incidents involving violence with a firearm,
    • 3.information on emerging or escalating violence,
    • 4.any intelligence on vehicles, locations, or district persons of interest,
    • 5.any relevant information that may be utilized to prevent crime and violence,
    • 6.Shotspotter misses, and
    • 7.POD missions or any POD cameras that were bookmarked.
    NOTE:
    This information may be collected from and shared with other district personel, as needed.
VII.SDSCs Strategy Review, Compliance Monitoring, and Coordination Responsibilities
  • A.The Deputy Chief, Crime Control Strategies, will:
    • 1.as delineated in the Department directive titled "Strategic Decision Support Centers Initiative":
      • a.serve as the administrator of the SDSC Initiative and will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Initiative to ensure the achievement of its goals and objectives.
      • b.coordinate the SDSC Initiative in collaboration with the:
        • (1)Bureau of Patrol,
        • (2)Bureau of Detectives,
        • (3)Bureau of Organized Crime,
        • (4)Bureau of Organizational Development, and
        • (5)Bureau of Technical Services.
      • c.serve as the chairperson of of the SDSC Oversight Panel and oversee the duties and responsibilities of the panel.
    • 2.ensure all collaboration efforts for SDSC day-to-day operations are being performed as delineated in Item V of this directive.
    • 3.ensure Crime Control Strategies and Inspections Division personnel:
      • a.perform unannounced visits to district SDSCs; and
      • b.complete an SDSC Unannounced Staffing and Operations Visit form (CPD-20.023) when conducting an unannounced visit to an SDSC.
  • B.The Office of Crime Control Strategies personnel will:
    • 1.analyze information and data received from SDSCs to provide a nexus between crime patterns and criminal activity throughout the City.
    • 2.use data analysis to assist SDSC personnel with developing strategies and missions to enhance district crime-prevention efforts.
    • 3.ensure that SDSC analytics, operations, and strategies are incorporated in each district's CompStat review and presentation to monitor SDSC operations and discuss SDSC-related crime-reduction strategies.
    • 4.in collaboration with the Bureau of Technical Services and the Office of Operational Compliance establish an analytics monitoring and support system.
    • 5.actively review SDSC content for program enhancement, initiative compliance, and evaluation purposes.
    • 6.perform unannounced visits to SDSCs in coordination with the Inspections Division personnel.
    • 7.complete an SDSC Unannounced Staffing and Operations Visit form (CPD-20.023) when conducting an unannounced visit to an SDSC.
  • C.The Commander, Inspections Division, will ensure:
    • 1.the Inspections Division regularly conducts unannounced visits to the various SDSCs, with each SDSC visited at least twice per month.
    • 2.that Inspections Division personnel record each visit on an Unannounced Staffing and Operations Visit form (CPD-20.023).
    • 3.that each Unannounced Staffing and Operations Visit form (CPD-20.023) is:
      • a.analyzed to record and report on SDSC operations, SDSC needs, and compliance with the requirements of the SDSC Initiative; and
      • b.scanned to create an electronic copy to be forwarded daily to the CompStat Unit.
  • D.The Office of Operational Compliance, Auditing Unit, will assist the SDSC Oversight Panel in establishing an evaluation process for monitoring SDSC performance.
VIII.Conflict Resolution
If any procedure in this directive conflicts with any bureau-level special order, user manual, or other operating procedure, this directive will take precedence.
Authenticated by: KC
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
19-036 RCL/MWK