Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S10-02
Gang and Narcotics-Related Loitering
Issue Date:17 June 2015Effective Date:17 June 2015
Rescinds:25 August 2004 Version
Index Category:Gang and Narcotic Abatement
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues the Department policy and procedures for enforcing the Gang and Narcotics-Related Loitering provisions of the Municipal Code of Chicago.
  • B.outlines the records maintenance and training requirements which apply to the enforcement of the City of Chicago Gang and Narcotics-Related Loitering Ordinances.
II.Policy
In furtherance of its partnership with the community, and in response to the overwhelming needs and concerns expressed by community members and community-based organizations, the Chicago Police Department recognizes that one of the methods by which criminal street gangs establish control over identifiable areas is by loitering in those areas. Further, the Department recognizes that criminal street gangs establish control over identifiable areas in order to conduct narcotic sales and other illegal activities and to intimidate law-abiding citizens. It is the policy of the Chicago Police Department to utilize all strategies, resources, and legislative means available as tools to ameliorate these conditions. To that end the Department will enforce those laws and ordinances which specifically address this situation. In doing so, the Department will uphold its obligation to protect the constitutional liberties of all persons within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City, and it is the policy of the Chicago Police Department to enforce all statutes and ordinances in a fair and impartial manner.
III.Pertinent Ordinances
  • A.Section 8-4-015 of the Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC), entitled "Gang Loitering"
  • B.Section 8-4-017 of the Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC), entitled "Narcotics-Related Loitering"
Authenticated by: KC
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
15-078 MWK
GLOSSARY TERMS:
ADDENDA:
1.S10-02-01 - Criminal Street Gang Arrest Information
2.S10-02-02 - Selection of Designated Enforcement Areas
3.S10-02-03 - Gang and Narcotics-Related Enforcement