Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S04-20-05
Handling Arrestees in Need of Mental Treatment
Issue Date:01 April 2015Effective Date:01 April 2015
Rescinds:S04-20-01 version dated 30 May 2014
Index Category:Preliminary Investigations
I.Purpose
This directive establishes procedures for the processing and transporting of arrestees requiring mental health evaluation, treatment, or hospitalization.
II.Arrestees Charged with Misdemeanor or Ordinance Violations and in Need of Mental Health Evaluation, Treatment, or Hospitalization
  • A.Arrestees charged with misdemeanor or ordinance violations and in need of mental health evaluation, treatment, or hospitalization will be processed in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Hospitalized Arrestees."
  • B.The arrestee will be transported to the nearest designated mental health intake facility for evaluation in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Approved Medical Facilities."
  • C.The Department members assigned to the transport will:
    • 1.use restraining devices consistent with the Department directive entitled "Restraining Arrestees."
    • 2.escort and maintain control of the arrestee in the medical facility in accordance with the related Department directives.
    • 3.if advised by the mental health intake facility that the arrestee requires hospitalization, notify the station supervisor at the appropriate district of detention.
    • 4.remain with the arrestee until the appropriate bond formset as identified in the Department directive entitled "Bond Procedures," is brought to the facility and the bond formset has been presented to the arrestee for signature.
  • D.The station supervisor, upon notification that an arrestee in detention at his or her facility requires hospitalization, will:
    • 1.determine if the arrestee can be released on bond consistent with the Department directives entitled "Processing Persons Under Department Control" and "Bond Procedures."
      • a.The station supervisor may authorize an arrestee to be bonded prior to the arrestees identity being established if the arrestee requires hospitalization in a secured mental health intake facility.
      • b.If fingerprint results later indicate that the arrestee has an outstanding warrant, the on-duty station supervisor will ensure that the procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Non-Traffic Arrest Warrant Procedures" are followed whether the arrestee is still in custody or is no longer in custody.
    • 2.if the arrestee is eligible to be bonded, prepare the appropriate bond formset, as outlined in the Department directive entitled "Bond Procedures" for the arrestee.
    • 3.ensure the completed bond formset is immediately delivered to the transport members and the arrestee at the mental health intake facility.
    • 4.upon receipt of the completed and returned bond formset, follow the procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Bond Procedures."
      NOTE:
      If the arrestee was released as an "Incapacitated Individual" the station supervisor will place his or her initials and star number next to the words "Incapacitated Individual" confirming his or her verbal approval to the Department member for the release of the arrestee on an Individual Bond.
  • E.The Department member assigned to transport the appropriate bond formset will:
    • 1.upon arrival at the mental health intake facility, request that the arrestee sign the appropriate bond formset.
      • a.If the arrestee agrees to sign the appropriate bond formset, obtain the arrestee's signature on the "Defendants Signature" line.
      • b.If the arrestee refuses or is incapable of signing the appropriate bond formset, the Department member will:
        • (1)request permission from the station supervisor to release the arrestee as an "Incapacitated Individual."
        • (2)after receiving verbal approval from the station supervisor, enter the phrase Incapacitated Individual on the Defendant's Signature line of the bond formset.
    • 2.provide the arrestee with the white copy entitled "Defendant's Copy" of the bond formset.
    • 3.notify the mental health intake facility personnel that the person is no longer in Department custody.
    • 4.return the completed bond formset to the station supervisor at the district of detention.
III.ARRESTEES CHARGED WITH AN OFFENSE REQUIRING A JUDGE'S BOND AND IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION, TREATMENT, OR HOSPITALIZATION
  • A.Arrestees charged with any offense requiring a judge's bond and in need of mental health evaluation, treatment, or hospitalization will be processed in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Hospitalized Arrestees."
  • B.Arrestees will be transported to the nearest designated mental health intake facility for evaluation in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Approved Medical Facilities."
  • C.Arrestees charged with an offense requiring a judges bond will not be issued a bond.
  • D.The Department members assigned to the transport will:
    • 1.use restraining devices consistent with the Department directive entitled "Restraining Arrestees."
    • 2.escort and maintain control of the arrestee in the medical facility in accordance with the related Department directives.
    • 3.if advised by the mental health intake facility that the arrestee requires hospitalization, notify the station supervisor at the appropriate district of detention to request a hospital guard detail.
  • E.The Department member assigned to guard detail will complete and submit a Miscellaneous Incident Exception Report (CPD-11.419) consistent with the Department directive entitled "Hospitalized Arrestees."
  • F.The station supervisor, upon notification that an arrestee charged with an offense requiring a judge's bond requires hospitalization, will:
    • 1.determine the status of the arrestee with the investigating unit and the Cook County Assistant States Attorney.
    • 2.ensure that the Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC) is contacted for approval of a hospital guard detail as outlined in the Department directive entitled "Hospitalized Arrestees."
    • 3.continue to monitor the investigating unit and the Cook County Assistant States Attorney until charging and approval procedures are completed.
    • 4.ensure that the mittimus procedure as outlined in the Department directive entitled "Hospitalized Arrestees" begins as soon as charging and approval procedures are completed.
Authenticated by: JKH
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
14-048 CMW