Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S10-03
Gang Intervention Probation Program
Issue Date:31 December 2015Effective Date:01 January 2016
Rescinds:13 November 2013 Version
Index Category:Gang and Narcotic Abatement
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues the Chicago Police Department’s Gang Intervention Probation Program (GIPP) implemented in conjunction with the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office and the Cook County Adult Probation Department’s Gang Intervention Unit.
  • B.defines specific unit and individual responsibilities.
  • C.continues the use of the Gang Probation Conditions database.
  • D.continues the use of the electronic Notification to Assistant State’s Attorney Assigned to Central Bond Court form (CPD-41.507)
  • E.updates terms relative to the Investigatory Stop System.
II.Policy
The criminal activities of street gangs pose a substantial threat to the safety and quality of life of the citizens of Chicago. Recidivism, and the extent to which probation is imposed as a sentence, warrants the enhanced monitoring of gang members on probation. The primary goal of the GIPP is to deter individuals placed in the program from additional criminal gang activity by enforcing the conditions of their probation.
III.Participants
Any defendant who is identified as a known gang member, convicted of a felony, and sentenced to probation may be sentenced to the Gang Intervention Probation Program.
IV.Criteria for Establishing Street Gang Membership
Criminal street gang membership must be substantiated by specific, documented, and reliable information, including but not limited to:
  • A.the individual’s self admission of membership to a criminal street gang; or
  • B.the wearing of distinctive emblems, tattoos, or similar markings indicative of a specific criminal street gang, but only when such emblems, tattoos, or similar markings would not reasonably be expected to be displayed by any individual except a member of that specific criminal street gang; or
  • C.the use of signals or symbols distinctive of a specific criminal street gang; or
  • D.the identification of an individual as a known criminal street gang member by a person who has provided reliable information to the Department in the past or whose information can be independently corroborated.
  • E.the identification of individuals as a member of a specific street gang by another Department member who has specialized knowledge and expertise concerning the subject street gang.
V.Gang Intervention Probation Conditions
Under the Gang Intervention Probation Program, Department members may only enforce the following Gang Intervention Probation conditions of supervision.
  • A.Curfew Condition Violation: Mandatory curfew for gang intervention probationers is 1900 to 0700 hours, unless otherwise stated in the “Order of Sentence of Probation”.
  • B.Residential Condition Violation: Gang Intervention probationers must reside at the address listed on record.
  • C.Association with Known Gang Members Condition Violation: Gang Intervention probationers are prohibited from associating with known gang members.
  • D.Gang Activity Condition Violation: Gang Intervention probationers are prohibited from engaging in gang activity.
VI.Responsibilities
  • A.Deployment Operations Center (DOC)
    The Commander, Deployment Operations Center will:
    • 1.act as the liaison between the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Adult Probation Department’s Gang Intervention Unit.
    • 2.ensure the accuracy of the Gang Intervention Probation database by having it updated on a weekly basis.
    • 3.ensure that the conditions of probation for each subject probationer are data - entered into LEADS when the Cook County Adult Probation office provides the DOC with the court order issued by a judge.
  • B.District Tactical Lieutenants and District Station Supervisors
    District tactical lieutenants and district station supervisors will ensure that members under their command utilize this resource.
VII.Procedures
  • A.Arrest Procedures for Persons on Gang Intervention Probation for Violation of Condition(s) of Probation ONLY.
    • 1.Gang Intervention Probation status alone is not probable cause to arrest, a violation of condition of probation must exist.
    • 2.When probable cause exists that a gang intervention probationer has violated any condition(s) of probation as outlined in Item V of this directive, the arresting officer will:
      • a.follow all procedures as outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing Persons under Department Control."
      • b.obtain the subject’s Identification Record (IR) number.
      • c.access the Gang Intervention database the link on the home page of the Department’s Intranet CLEAR System to ascertain or confirm if the subject is on probation. Once accessed in the Gang Intervention database, the following steps must be taken:
        • 1.Match the arrestee IR number with the Gang Intervention Probation database IR number.
        • 2.Verify the subject’s:
          • a.term of probation, and
          • b.condition of probation.
      • d.print the “Notification to ASA Assigned to Central Bond Court”.
        NOTE:
        This notification found is found by clicking view in the GIIP Database, under the view gang probations screen.
      • e.complete the Automated Arrest Report
        • 1.Cite 730 ILCS 110/11,” Petition to Violate Probation”.
        • 2.If the Gang Intervention Probationer is arrested for violating the Association with Known Gang Members Condition or the Gang Activity Condition, the member must:
          • a.have probable cause to believe that the gang intervention probationer has knowledge, or reasonably should have knowledge, that he or she is associating with known gang members or engaged in gang activity.
          • b.be able to articulate the probable cause in the narrative to support the violation of the condition/s of probation.
      • f.in lieu of a criminal complaint, print and complete the “Notification to ASA Assigned to Central Bond Court” and attach it to the court papers.
      • g.complete a General Offense Case Report (CPD-11.380).
        • 1.The “Primary” classification is “Other Criminal Offense”.
        • 2.The “Secondary” classification is “Violation of Probation”.
        • 3.The Illinois Uniform Crime Report (I-UCR) Offense Code is “4510”.
      • h.contact the 24 hour  Cook County Adult Probation Office supervisor should Department members have a question about the process.
        NOTE:
        There is no requirement to notify the Cook County Adult Probation Office when these arrests are made.
      • i.schedule the Violation of Probation arrest to Central Bond Court; no desired court date or branch is required.
  • B.Arrest Procedures for Persons on Gang Intervention Probation for Violation of Condition(s) of Probation With Additional Charges
    • 1.When a subject is arrested for a violation of a criminal statue or ordinance and is on Gang Intervention Probation, the member will:
      • a.in addition to normal procedures for the new charge(s), print and complete the “Notification to ASA Assigned to Central Bond Court” and attach same to the court papers.
      • b.in addition to the local charges, cite 730 ILCS 110/11, “Petition to Violate Probation”.
      • c.schedule charges to the appropriate local branch court.
      • d.contact the 24 hour  Cook County Adult Probation Office supervisor should Department members have a question about the process.
    • 2.Even in cases when an arrestee is eligible for bond based on local charges, the arrestee will not be given a bond. The desk sergeant will send the arrestee to Central Bond Court to address the violation of probation, and setting of bond for the new local charges.
  • C.An Investigatory Stop Report (CPD-11.910) will be submitted whenever a gang probationer is stopped for a suspected probation violation and it is determined that no probation violation exists.
(Items indicated by italic/double underline were added or revised)
Authenticated by: KC
John J. Escalante
Interim Superintendent of Police
15-185 CMF
PHONE BOOK:
1.
Cook County Adult Probation Office
312-405-4177
24 Hours
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Cook County Adult Probation Office
312-405-4177
24 Hours