Chicago Police DepartmentGeneral Order G04-04-02
Domestic Incident Notice
Issue Date:28 December 2012Effective Date:28 December 2012
Rescinds:16 January 2008 version; G99-07-02A
Index Category:Preliminary Investigations
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues the:
    • 1.Domestic Incident Notice (CPD-11.443) , English, Spanish, and Polish versions.
    • 2.Domestic Incident Notice [(Braille Version) CPD-11.443].
    • 3.Domestic Incident Notice (Braille Version) Log (CPD-11.574).
  • B.delineates procedures for providing the Domestic Incident Notice to domestic-incident complainants.
II.General Information
  • A.Recognizing that domestic violence escalates in severity and frequency over time, the Chicago Police Department advocates early intervention for house-holds at risk.
  • B.The Department seeks to prevent future domestic-violence crime by providing complainants of domestic disturbances access to resources described in the Domestic Incident Notice (DIN).
  • C.The Domestic Incident Notice provides victims with information relative to obtaining an order of protection. The notice also fulfills the Illinois Domestic Violence Act (IDVA) mandated requirements for law enforcement officers to advise victims of their rights under the IDVA and to provide victims with information for at least one accessible service agency.
  • D.The City of Chicago's toll-free confidential 24-hour  Domestic Violence Help Line is available for assisting victims of domestic violence. Trained operators will facilitate connecting victims with available domestic-violence service providers.
III.DIN (Braille Version)
  • A.The DIN (Braille Version) can be obtained from the Equipment and Supply Section through normal requisition procedures.
  • B.The DIN (Braille Version) will be secured in the executive officer's office and distributed on a case to case basis by the station supervisor.
IV.Procedures
  • A.Officers assigned to domestic incidents will determine whether it is a disturbance or criminal incident.
  • B.For criminal incidents, in addition to the other required procedures as outlined in this directive, officers will:
    • 1.enter the associated police report RD number in the upper right-hand corner of the DIN in the space marked "Police Report RD#."
    • 2.print their names and star numbers on the bottom of the DIN.
    • 3.give the victim a completed Domestic Incident Notice and explain its contents.
  • C.For domestic incidents in which no case report is required, members will:
    • 1.enter "N/A" (Not Applicable) in the upper right-hand corner of the DIN in the space marked "Police Report RD#."
    • 2.print their names and star numbers on the bottom of the DIN.
    • 3.explain to the complainant that although criminal charges do not apply, other sources of assistance are available to the complainant, including the City of Chicago's toll-free confidential 24-hour  Domestic Violence Help Line .
  • D.Domestic Incidents In Which The Complainant Is Blind Or Visually Impaired
    • 1.Officers assigned to the domestic incident will:
      • a.inform the complainant that the Domestic Incident Notice is available in Braille;
      • b.immediately notify a supervisor and request a Domestic Incident Notice [(Braille Version) CPD-11.443].
      • c.remain on scene with the complainant until a supervisor or other designated member returns with the DIN (Braille Version);
      • d.enter the associated police report RD number in the appropriate box of the DIN (Braille Version);
      • e.print the reporting officer's name(s) and star number(s) on the bottom of the DIN; and
      • f.give the victim the completed DIN (Braille Version) and explain its contents.
    • 2.Assigned members responding with the DIN (Braille Version) will obtain the DIN (Braille Version) from the station supervisor of the district of occurrence, relocate to the scene, and provide a copy to the originally assigned officers or the complainant.
    • 3.Executive officers will ensure the DIN (Braille Version) is secured in the executive officer's office at all times.
    • 4.When a DIN (Braille Version) is requested by the assigned officer(s), station supervisors will:
      • a.retrieve and distribute the DIN (Braille Version) on a case to case basis;
      • b.record the incident on the Watch Incident Log (CPD-21.916); and
      • c.complete the Domestic Incident Notice (Braille Version) Log (CPD-11.574) and forward it to the Domestic Violence Program (Unit 135).
(Items indicated by italic/double underline were added or revised)
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
07-159/12-003 amr/TRH
PHONE BOOK:
1.
Domestic Violence Hot Line
877-863-6338
TTY: 877-863-6339
24-hour
2.
Domestic Violence Hot Line
877-863-6338
TTY: 877-863-6339
24-hour