Chicago Police DepartmentGeneral Order G04-07-01
Hit and Run Crashes
Issue Date:02 January 1998Effective Date:11 January 1998
Rescinds:G98-01-02
Index Category:Preliminary Investigations
I.Purpose
This directive outlines the responsibilities of members when investigating hit and run traffic crashes and reiterates the requirement for an immediate notification to the Major Accident Investigation Unit (MAIU). Department members will refer to the Special Order titled "Hit and Run Crashes" for reporting responsibilities.
II.Immediate Responsibilities
  • A.When Department members are made aware of hit and run traffic crashes they will:
    • 1.provide assistance to any injured party,
    • 2.secure the scene and locate witnesses,
    • 3.notify an Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) dispatcher, if on view.
  • B.For district facility "walk-in" hit and run traffic crashes, desk personnel will:
    • 1.notify the OEMC dispatcher of:
      • a.the location of the traffic crash;
      • b.the description of the offending vehicle and/or offender;
      • c.the last known direction of flight of the offending vehicle and/or offender.
    • 2.complete a Illinois Traffic Crash Report (CPD 22.110).
  • C.In hit and run crashes involving the hospitalization of an injured person(s), the investigating member will request the OEMC dispatcher to notify an MAIU supervisor immediately. The OEMC dispatcher will inform the requesting member whether a MAIU investigator will respond to the scene.
  • D.In hit and run crashes involving a fatality or life threatening injury, the investigating member will request the OEMC dispatcher to notify MAIU and request the assignment of a MAIU team immediately. The OEMC dispatcher will inform the requesting member whether an MAIU investigator will respond to the scene.
John J. Townsend
Acting Superintendent of Police
97-038 GHY(AJB)