Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S04-18
Processing Narcotics Cases
Issue Date:30 May 2014Effective Date:30 May 2014
Rescinds:03 March 2008 Version
Index Category:Preliminary Investigations
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.provides addenda for:
    • 1.inventorying narcotics evidence.
    • 2.reporting and court responsibilities for narcotics cases.
    • 3.pre-planned narcotics enforcement operations.
  • B.establishes procedures for the discovery of clandestine labs.
II.Discovery of Clandestine Labs
  • A.Upon the discovery of a clandestine laboratory, a Department member will:
    • 1.secure the vicinity of the clandestine laboratory and evacuate to a well-ventilated area.
      NOTE:
      Clandestine laboratories can contain toxic fumes which are undetectable to the human sense of smell.
    • 2.from a safe distance, notify OEMC of the discovery of the clandestine laboratory.
      NOTE:
      Clandestine laboratories are sensitive to static electricity; members will NOT use a radio or any telephone communication unless at a safe distance from a clandestine laboratory.
    • 3.notify the member’s immediate supervisor.
    • 4.follow the guidelines established in the Department directive entitled “Hazardous Material (HAZ-MAT) Incidents” regarding post exposure procedures.
  • B.Upon notification of a clandestine laboratory, OEMC will contact the following units:
    • 1.the Chicago Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit;
    • 2.SWAT;
    • 3.the Bomb Squad;
    • 4.the Narcotics Division;
    • 5.the affected Bureau of Detectives Area;
    • 6.the Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC), and
    • 7.the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • C.Members conducting a warrant on a location believed to contain a clandestine laboratory will contact the following units prior to the execution of the warrant:
    • 1.SWAT;
    • 2.the Drug Enforcement Administration, and
    • 3.OEMC
  • D.Upon notification of a clandestine laboratory, SWAT will:
    • 1.respond to the incident,
    • 2.assume command of the incident, and
    • 3.work in conjunction with outside agencies.
Authenticated by: JKH
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
14-048 CMW
PHONE BOOK:
1.
Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center at Chicago (ISP-FSC-C)
1941 W. Roosevelt Rd
Monday through Friday, 0800-1630 hours: Contact the Chemistry Section Chief at 312-433-8000, ext. 2018
All other times: Contact the 24-hour Security Desk at 312-433-8000, ext. 2044
2.
Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center at Chicago (ISP-FSC-C)
1941 W. Roosevelt Rd
Monday through Friday, 0800-1630 hours: Contact the Chemistry Section Chief at 312-433-8000, ext. 2018
All other times: Contact the 24-hour Security Desk at 312-433-8000, ext. 2044
3.
Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center at Chicago (ISP-FSC-C)
1941 W. Roosevelt Rd
Monday through Friday, 0800-1630 hours: Contact the Chemistry Section Chief at 312-433-8000, ext. 2018
All other times: Contact the 24-hour Security Desk at 312-433-8000, ext. 2044
4.
Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center at Chicago (ISP-FSC-C)
1941 W. Roosevelt Rd
Monday through Friday, 0800-1630 hours: Contact the Chemistry Section Chief at 312-433-8000, ext. 2018
All other times: Contact the 24-hour Security Desk at 312-433-8000, ext. 2044
ADDENDA:
1.S04-18-01 - Inventorying Narcotics Evidence
2.S04-18-02 - Reporting and Court Responsibilities for Narcotics Cases
3.S04-18-03 - Pre-Planned Narcotics Enforcement Operations