Chicago Police DepartmentGeneral Order G01-02
Department Organization for Command
Issue Date:10 May 2018Effective Date:10 May 2018
Rescinds:08 December 2017 Version
Index Category:Department Organization
This directive:
  • A.establishes the organization and command structure of the Chicago Police Department.
  • B.satisfies CALEA Law Enforcement Standards Chapters 11 and 12.
The Department is organized as follows:
  • A.Office of the Superintendent
    • 1.Office of the Chief of Staff
    • 2.Office of the Special Advisor for Community Affairs
    • 3.Office of the General Counsel
    • 4.Office of Community Policing
    • 5.Office of Communications
    • 6.Bureau of Internal Affairs
  • B.Office of the First Deputy Superintendent
    • 1.Crime Control Strategies Section
    • 2.Street Operations Unit
    • 3.Detached Services Unit
    • 4.Special Events Unit
    • 5.Deployment Operations Section
    • 6.Bureau of Patrol
    • 7.Bureau of Detectives
    • 8.Bureau of Organized Crime
    • 9.Bureau of Organizational Development
    • 10.Bureau of Technical Services
III.Command Structure
  • A.Order of Rank
    • 1.The order of rank for Department personnel is:
      • a.Superintendent of Police
      • b.First Deputy Superintendent
      • c.Chief
      • d.Deputy Chief
      • e.Commander, Director, Coordinator
      • f.Captain
      • g.Lieutenant
      • h.Sergeant
      • i.Police Officer.
        A police officer assigned to a D2 or D2A paygrade position is equivalent to the rank of police officer.
    • 2.The member having the most seniority in grade within the organizational structure of a unit will be in command, unless the Superintendent of Police or the Superintendent’s representative designates otherwise.
    • 3.Exempt members will assume control outside their own organizational structure only when failure to do so would seriously endanger Department operations, its reputation, or its ability to maintain law and order.
    • 4.When personnel from different bureaus respond to an incident, the member in charge will be the highest ranking member of the Bureau of Patrol unless otherwise directed by the Superintendent or designated by Department directive.
    • 5.If a lawful order from a supervisor of the same rank conflicts with a previously received order, the subordinate will immediately inform the supervisor of the conflict. It will be the responsibility of the supervisor giving the conflicting order to retract, modify, or reaffirm the new order. If the supervisor modifies or reaffirms the new order, he or she must notify the originating supervisor. When there is a dispute, the member who was overruled may appeal to a higher-ranking member from his or her bureau. Subordinates confronted with conflicting orders will follow the most-recent set of instructions and will not be held accountable for the previously issued order.
  • B.Order of Succession
    In the absence of the Superintendent of Police, the order of succession to the Acting Superintendency of the Department is:
    • 1.First Deputy Superintendent
    • 2.Chief, Bureau of Patrol
    • 3.Chief, Bureau of Detectives
    • 4.Chief, Bureau of Organized Crime
    • 5.Chief, Bureau of Organizational Development
    • 6.Chief, Bureau of Technical Services
    • 7.Chief, Bureau of Internal Affairs.
This directive contains the following attachments entitled:
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
18-018 EW
1.G01-02-01 - Organization and Functions of the Office of the Superintendent
2.G01-02-02 - Organization and Functions of the Office of the First Deputy Superintendent
3.G01-02-03 - Organization and Functions of the Bureau of Patrol
4.G01-02-04 - Organization and Functions of the Bureau of Detectives
5.G01-02-05 - Organization and Functions of the Bureau of Organized Crime
6.G01-02-06 - Organization and Functions of the Bureau of Organizational Development
7.G01-02-07 - Organization and Functions of the Bureau of Technical Services