Chicago Police DepartmentGeneral Order G02-01-02
Testing for HIV Status, Disclosure of HIV Status, Discrimination Against Individuals Based on HIV Status
Issue Date:20 May 1996Effective Date:21 May 1996
Rescinds:G92-01-13
Index Category:Human Rights and Community Partnerships
I.Purpose
This directive sets forth Department policy prohibiting:
  • A.the testing of applicants to, or personnel of, the Department for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status.
  • B.the requiring of individuals to disclose HIV status.
  • C.discrimination against any individuals based on HIV status.
II.Policy
  • A.The Chicago Police Department is committed to observing, upholding and enforcing all laws relating to individual rights.
  • B.Discrimination against individuals on the basis of HIV status is prohibited. Department members will not exhibit any bias or prejudice against an individual because of his/her HIV status, or perceived HIV status.
  • C.Department members will respect the privacy rights of any individual who is HIV positive. Therefore, no member of the Department is required to disclose their HIV status.
  • D.Testing of applicants seeking any position in the Department or involuntary testing of Department members for HIV status is prohibited.
    NOTE:
    Pursuant to the agreement reached in the federal action docketed as No. 94 C 4122, this addendum shall not be rescinded before 7 February 2000.
Matt L. Rodriguez
Superintendent of Police
96-006 MER (AJB)