Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S12-01
Police Agencies Operating in the Chicago Area
Issue Date:20 October 2004Effective Date:21 October 2004
Rescinds:S04-16
Index Category:Outside Organizations
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.identifies agencies which operate within the City of Chicago whose members are vested by Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) with the powers of peace officers.
  • B.provides procedures to enable Department members to fully cooperate with these agencies so they may effectively perform their specialized functions.
  • C.establishes procedural guidelines to ensure that police incidents occurring within the City of Chicago are properly handled and recorded, regardless of which governmental agency exercised jurisdiction over the incident.
II."Peace Officer" Definition
Verbatim text of pertinent statute:
"Peace Officer" (720 ILCS 5/2-13) means any person who, by virtue of his office or public employment, is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for offenses, whether that duty extends to all offenses or is limited to specific offenses.
III.Governmental Police Agencies
  • A.United States Government (720 ILCS 5/2-13)
    • 1.Verbatim text of pertinent statute:
      For purposes of Sections concerning unlawful use of weapons, for the purposes of assisting an Illinois peace officer in an arrest, or when the commission of a felony under Illinois law is directly observed by the person, then officers, agents, or employees of the federal government commissioned by federal statute to make arrests for violations of federal criminal laws shall be considered "peace officers."
    • 2.Federal government agencies operating in the Chicago area include, but are not limited to, the following:
      • a.The United States Department of Justice:
        • 1.Federal Bureau of Investigation,
        • 2.Drug Enforcement Agency,
        • 3.Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
      • b.The United States Department of Treasury: Secret Service;
      • c.The United States Department of Homeland Security: Immigration and Customs Enforcement;
      • d.The United States Internal Revenue Service;
      • e.The United States General Services Administration;
      • f.The United States Postal Service;
      • g.All United States Marshals and Deputy United States Marshals whose duties involve the enforcement of Federal criminal laws;
      • h.Office of the Inspector General of the United States Railroad Retirement Board.
        NOTE:
        For the telephone number and address of any of the above agencies, consult the listing under US Government in either the "Chicago Police Department Telephone Directory" via the Department Intranet I-CLEAR system or the "White Pages."
  • B.State Government
    Officers, agents, or employees of the State of Illinois authorized by state statute to make arrests for violations of state statutes, the Chicago Municipal Code, and/or county ordinances shall be considered "peace officers," including, but not limited to, the following:
    • 1.  Illinois State Police, Chicago District , (20 ILCS 2605/2605).
      • a.  Illinois State Police Emergency Dispatch .
      • b.  Illinois State Police Protective Services Unit .
    • 2.  Department of Human Services Inspector General (20 ILCS 301/45-55).
    • 3.  Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (515 ILCS 5/1-160 and 520 ILCS 5/1.14).
    • 4.  Secretary of State Police, District 1 (625 ILCS 5/2-115 and 625 ILCS 5/2-116).
    • 5.  Northeastern Illinois University Police (110 ILCS 680/25-45(11)).
    • 6.  Chicago State University Police (110 ILCS 660/5-45(11)).
    • 7.  University of Illinois Police Department (110 ILCS 305/7).
    • 8.  Illinois Attorney Generals Office, Department of Investigations (15 ILCS 205/4(c)).
    • 9.  Illinois Commerce Commission Police (625 ILCS 5/18c-1703).
  • C.County Government
    Officers, agents, or employees of the Cook County government commissioned by state statute to make arrests for violations of state statutes, the Chicago Municipal Code, and/or county ordinances shall be considered peace officers, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • 1.Cook County Sheriffs Police, (55 ILCS 5/3-6021):
       1st District  2nd District
       4th District  5th District
       6th District  Communications Center
    • 2.  John Stroger Hospital of Cook County Police (55 ILCS 5/5-37011).
    • 3.  Forest Preserve District Police (70 ILCS 810/15).
    • 4.  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Police (70 ILCS 2605/50).
    • 5.  State's Attorneys Office, Investigations Unit (55 ILCS 5/3-9005(b)).
    • 6.  Circuit Court of Cook County, Adult Probation Department (730 ILCS 110/15(12)).
  • D.Metra Police Department
    Officers of the Metra Police Department commissioned by state statute to make arrests for violations of Illinois Compiled Statutes and/or the Chicago Municipal Code shall be considered peace officers.  Metra Police Department (70 ILCS 3615/2.08).
  • E.Community Colleges
    Members of community college security departments commissioned by state statute to make arrests for violations of state statutes, the Chicago Municipal Code, and/or county ordinances for the protection of community college properties and interest, and its students and personnel, shall be considered peace officers.  City Colleges of Chicago, Central Administration (110 ILCS 805/3-42.1):
     Daley College  Dawson Technical Institute
     Humboldt Park Vocational Center  Kennedy-King College
     Lakeview Learning Center  Malcolm X College
     Olive-Harvey College-Main Campus  Olive-Harvey College-South Chicago Campus
     Truman College  Truman Technical Center
     Washburne Culinary Institute  Harold Washington College
     West Side Learning Center  West Side Technical Institute
     Wright College North Campus  
  • F.City of Chicago Department of Revenue Investigators
    • 1.All licensed investigators and employees of the City of Chicago Department of Revenue designated by the Director of Revenue with the authority to make arrests for violations of the license provisions of the Chicago Municipal Code shall be considered "peace officers."
    • 2.City of Chicago Department of Revenue Investigators, Monday through Friday, 0800-1600 hrs., during nonbusiness hours contact the "Deputy in Charge of Revenue Investigations" (Municipal Code of Chicago 4-4-290).
IV.Governmental Police Agency Procedures
  • A.When an incident requiring police action occurs on the property of any governmental law enforcement agency, the concerned agency will be notified by the assigned Department member so that agency personnel may assist in handling an incident reported directly to the Department by a victim or witness. The other governmental law enforcement agency may:
    • 1.request assistance of Department members to record the incident, conduct the preliminary and follow-up investigations, and make or assist in the arrest and/or detention of the offender.
    • 2.complete all necessary police activity (i.e., reports, investigative and arrest activity) and not request assistance from the Department.
  • B.Department members will be responsible for conducting the investigations of all reported crimes and effecting arrests without prior authorization of the federal agency whenever an incident requiring police action occurs on any of the following federally owned properties located in the City of Chicago:
    U.S. Federal Building
    230 S. Dearborn St.
    U.S. Post Office
    211 S. Clark St.
    U.S. Customshouse
    610 S. Canal St.
    NOTE:
    The relinquishing of exclusive jurisdiction for these properties by the United States Government to a mode of concurrent jurisdiction has resulted in the transfer, to the state and local law enforcement agencies, of the authority to investigate criminal offenses, make arrests, and administratively process cases through state courts. This jurisdictional change does not prohibit federal law enforcement agencies from also exercising their specific authorities as prescribed by federal law in these facilities. Only these three buildings are affected; concurrent jurisdiction does not apply to any other federal property.
  • C.Department detention facility personnel will accept arrestees from other governmental law enforcement agencies consistent with the procedures established in the Department directives entitled "Processing Persons Under Department Control," "Bond Procedures," and "Court Call Schedule" when:
    • 1.the unshaded portion of a Chicago Police Department Arrest Report (CPD-11.420) has been completed and signed by the other agency's officer.
    • 2.the watch commander of the detention facility has reviewed the Arrest Report to ensure that there is probable cause to detain the arrestee and the elements of the offense have been included in the narrative.
    • 3.the signature and star number of the watch commander of the detention facility have been affixed to the Arrest Report in the box entitled "Initial Approval of Probable Cause."
    • 4.a copy of the other agency case report (or equivalent document) and original and duplicate copies of the signed complaint(s) are given to the receiving Department detention facility member.
      NOTE:
      The copy of the agency case report will be attached to the court papers for transmittal to the appropriate court.
V.Nongovernmental Police Agencies
  • A.Verbatim text of pertinent statute:
    Railroads are authorized to maintain their own police or security force whose members shall exercise like police powers as those conferred upon the police of cities when engaged in the protection of railroad property and the protection of the persons and property of railroad passengers and employees (610 ILCS 80/2).
  • B.Verbatim text of pertinent statute:
    Private colleges and universities are authorized to maintain their own police or security force whose members shall have the powers of municipal peace officers and county sheriffs, provided, however, that such powers may be exercised only on college or university property, for the protection of students, employees, visitors and their property, and the property of the college or university (110 ILCS 1020/1).
  • C.The Chicago City Council has granted the police agencies of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University law enforcement authority within the boundaries listed below.
    • 1.The University of Chicago Police Department
      The jurisdiction of the University of Chicago Police Department extends to the area bounded by the north curb of Oakwood Boulevard and the west curb line of inner South Lake Shore Drive; then west to the north curb of Pershing Road; then west to the west curb of Langley Avenue; then south to the south curb of Oakwood Boulevard; then east to the west curb of Cottage Grove Avenue; then south to the west curb of Payne drive; then south to the south curb of 55th Street; then east to the west curb of Cottage Grove Avenue; then south to the south curb of 61st Street; then west to the west curb line of Evans Avenue; then south to the south curb of 64th Street; then east to the west curb of South Stony Island Avenue; then north to the south curb of 61st Street; then east to the west curb of inner South Lake Shore Drive; and then north to the place of beginning. See Addendum 1 for a map depicting boundaries for the University of Chicago.
    • 2.Northwestern University Police Department
      The jurisdiction of Northwestern University Police Department extends to the area bounded by the north curb of Chestnut Street to the south curb of Ontario Street and from the west curb of Michigan Avenue to the east curb of inner Lake Shore Drive. See Addendum 2 for a map depicting boundaries for Northwestern University.
    • 3.Law enforcement personnel of these police agencies are sworn as Chicago Special Police Officers (MCC 4-340-030) and have the authority of peace officers within the designated geographic boundaries. Department members are advised that incidents occurring within these designated geographic boundaries are subject to the provisions of Items VI-A and C of this directive.
VI.Nongovernmental Police Agency Procedures
  • A.The Department will normally provide all required police services, (e.g., issuing traffic citations, case reporting, processing arrestees, inventorying property, and follow-up investigations) at locations within the City where nongovernmental institutions have established police or security forces when an incident requiring police action:
    • 1.occurs on the property of the institution, or
    • 2.involves an arrest by a nongovernmental agency peace officer.
  • B.The procedures outlined in Item VI-A will apply for all incidents except traffic violations handled by certain private railroad police agencies. Certain private railroad police agencies will issue their own citations for traffic violations.
    • 1.When a traffic stop by a private railroad peace officer authorized to issue traffic citations involves a minor traffic violation(s) only, the traffic citation(s) will be issued by the private railroad peace officer. For bonding purposes, the private railroad peace officer will:
      • a.when applicable, accept a valid Illinois drivers license or valid bond certificate and not request assistance from the Department. (The private railroad police agency will be responsible for submitting the citations to traffic court), or
      • b.when a motorist indicates a desire or is required to post a bond, transport or escort the traffic violator, as appropriate, to the district facility in the district of occurrence for bonding by Department personnel in accordance with current Department bonding procedures.
        NOTE:
        District bonding personnel will attach the court copies of the citation(s) issued by private railroad peace officers to the Court File Copy of the bond receipt and forward them to the unit citation clerk for processing. Unit citation clerks will list the citations issued by private railroad peace officers on a separate Transfer Listing for Personal Service Citations (CPD-22.802), and process the citation(s) and listing(s) in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Traffic Citation Books."
    • 2.When a traffic stop by a private railroad peace officer authorized to issue traffic citations leads to the discovery of an offense other than a minor traffic violation, (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, etc.), the private railroad peace officer will:
      • a.issue the traffic citation(s) for the traffic violation(s) committed by the violator, and
      • b.notify the Department which will provide all other police services, (e.g., case reporting, processing arrestees, inventorying property, and follow-up investigations).
        NOTE:
        Court copies of the citation(s) issued by a private railroad peace officer in such cases will be included in the arrestees court papers.
  • C.Department members processing arrestees for nongovernmental peace officers will schedule cases to the appropriate court in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Department directives entitled "Court Call Schedule" and "Processing Persons Under Department Control" and will:
    • 1.provide nongovernmental peace officers with the court information and advise them that they must appear in court.
    • 2.only appear in court for cases in which their appearance is required as outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing Persons Under Department Control."
VII.Attachments
This directive contains the following attachments entitled:
Philip J. Cline
Superintendent of Police
04-027 PMD(PMD)
PHONE BOOK:
1.
Illinois State Police, Chicago District
9511 W. Harrison, Des Plaines, IL
847-294-4400
2.
Illinois State Police Emergency Dispatch
847-294-4572
3.
Illinois State Police Protective Services Unit
100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL
312-793-1205
4.
Department of Human Services Inspector General
160 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL
312-814-2718
5.
Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement
701 North Point Marina, Winthrop Harbor, IL
847-746-2854
6.
Secretary of State Police, District 1
103 W. Roosevelt Road, Villa Park, IL
630-693-0551
7.
Northeastern Illinois University Police
3651 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL
773-442-4100
8.
Chicago State University Police
9501 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Chicago, IL
773-821-2882
9.
University of Illinois Police Department
943 W. Maxwell St., Chicago, IL
312-996-2830
10.
Illinois Attorney Generals Office, Department of Investigations
100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL
312-814-2584
11.
Illinois Commerce Commission Police
477 S. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL
847-294-4326
12.
Cook County Sheriffs Police - 1st District
5600 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie
847-470-7250
13.
Cook County Sheriffs Police - 2nd District
2121 Euclid, Rolling Meadows
847-818-2730
14.
Cook County Sheriffs Police - 4th District
1401 S. Maybrook Dr., Maywood
708-865-4700
15.
Cook County Sheriffs Police - 5th District
10220 S. 76th Ave., Bridgeview
708-974-6730
16.
Cook County Sheriffs Police - 6th District
16501 S. Kedzie, Markham
708-210-4000
17.
Cook County Sheriffs Police - Communications Center
9511 Harrison, Des Plaines
847-635-1188
18.
John Stroger Hospital of Cook County Police
1901 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL
312-633-8097
19.
Forest Preserve District Police
536 N. Harlem Ave., River Forest, IL
708-771-1000
20.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Police
6001 W. Pershing Rd., Stickney, IL
708-588-4007
24 hours
21.
Cook County State's Attorneys - Investigations Unit
2650 S. California Ave., 14th fl., Chicago, IL
773-869-6373
22.
Circuit Court of Cook County, Adult Probation Department
2650 S. California Ave., Chicago, IL
773-869-3280
23.
Metra Police Department
547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL
312-322-2800
24.
City Colleges of Chicago, Central Administration
226 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL
312-553-2500
25.
City College of Chicago - Daley College
7500 S. Pulaski Rd.
773-838-7608
26.
City College of Chicago - Dawson Technical Institute
3901 S. State St.
773-451-2058
27.
City College of Chicago - Humboldt Park Vocational Center
1645 N. California Ave.
773-489-8921
28.
City College of Chicago - Kennedy-King College
6800 S. Wentworth Ave.
773-602-5100
29.
City College of Chicago - Lakeview Learning Center
3310 N. Clark St.
773-907-4409
30.
City College of Chicago - Malcolm X College
(312) 850-7167
312-850-7167
31.
City College of Chicago - Olive-Harvey College-Main Campus
10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.
773-291-6348
32.
City College of Chicago - Olive-Harvey College-South Chicago Campus
3055 E. 92nd St.
773-291-6770
33.
City College of Chicago - Truman College
1145 W. Wilson Ave.
773-907-4800
34.
City College of Chicago - Truman Technical Center
1200 W. Sunnyside Ave.
773-907-4800
35.
City College of Chicago - Washburne Culinary Institute
3233 W. 31st St.
773-579-6105
36.
City College of Chicago - Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake St.
312-553-5643
37.
City College of Chicago - West Side Learning Center
4624 W. Madison St.
312-850-7444
38.
City College of Chicago - West Side Technical Institute
2800 S. Western Ave.
773-843-4529
39.
City College of Chicago - Wright College North Campus
4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
773-481-8970