Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S05-13
Chempack Transport Assignments
Issue Date:21 March 2018Effective Date:21 March 2018
Rescinds:28 December 2012 Version
Index Category:Extraordinary Responses
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues the City of Chicago CHEMPACK Program.
  • B.continues the Department policy relating to the transport of CHEMPACK medications between a CHEMPACK Storing Hospital and Non-Storing Receiving Hospital in need of nerve agent antidote and symptomatic treatments.
  • C.introduces the newly revised City of Chicago Chempack Inventory Transfer Form.
II.Policy
It is the policy of the Chicago Police Department to support the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) in the transportation of CHEMPACK medications from a CHEMPACK Storing Hospital to a Non-Storing Receiving Hospital .
III.General Information
  • A.CHEMPACKs are containers of nerve agent antidotes and supportive medications placed in secure locations at local levels around the country to allow rapid response to a chemical incident. These medications treat nerve agent exposures and can be used even when the actual chemical agent is unknown. Because these antidotes must be administered quickly, CHEMPACKs are located in hospitals to support a rapid hazmat response and can be accessed quickly by both hospitals and first responders.
  • B.CHEMPACK medications will be pre-packaged into several duffel bags for transport. Each duffle bag will weigh between sixty and ninety pounds.
  • C.Following a request for the transportation of CHEMPACK medications, an available two-person district field unit closest to the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital will be assigned to complete the transport. However, any sworn, on-duty Department member may receive this assignment.
  • D.The assigned unit will be given the assignment through OEMC via the unit's Portable Data Terminal (PDT) or by being instructed to "contact the dispatcher immediately." The assignment may be given over the air only under extremely exigent circumstances.
  • E.The City of Chicago CHEMPACK Inventory Transfer Form is a three-part formset which is used to document transfer of custody of CHEMPACK medications between a CHEMPACK Storing Hospital and Non-Storing Receiving Hospital. Personnel assigned to transport CHEMPACK medications will utilize this formset and ensure that the appropriate sections of the formset are completed.
  • F.The City of Chicago CHEMPACK Inventory Transfer Forms are retained at CHEMPACK Storing Hospitals. Assigned units will be provided with the City of Chicago CHEMPACK Inventory Transfer Form by the hospital designee upon pick-up of the CHEMPACK medications. The appropriate copies of the transfer form will be retained by the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital and Non-Storing Receiving Hospital, as indicated on the formset.
IV.Responsibilities
  • A.Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC)
    Upon receipt of a call for service for the transportation of CHEMPACK medication, OEMC will:
    • A.designate the closest available two-officer field unit to the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital for the assignment.
    • B.provide the name and location of the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital and the name of the hospital designee who will meet the members at the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital.
    • C.inform the assigned field unit to pick up the CHEMPACK medications at the main entrance or the designated location of the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital.
    • D.provide the assigned unit with the number of the transport bags containing the CHEMPACK medications to be delivered to the Non-Storing Receiving Hospital.
    • E.inform the assigned unit if multiple transports between hospitals are necessary.
    • F.provide the name and location of the Non-Storing Receiving Hospital and the hospital designee who will meet the officers and receive the CHEMPACK medications.
    • G.contact the hospital and provide the name of an alternate designee if notified by the assigned unit that the hospital designee is not available.
    • H.ensure the following notifications are made:
      • a.member's immediate supervisor;
      • b.the watch operations lieutenant for the district(s) in which the storing and receiving hospitals are located; and
      • c.Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC).
  • B.Assigned Unit
    Upon receipt of a call for service for the transportation of CHEMPACK medication, the assigned unit(s) will:
    • 1.acknowledge the assignment with the OEMC zone dispatcher via the PDT, if practicable, consistent with item III-D of this directive.
    • 2.proceed immediately to the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital using their emergency equipment only as necessary, locate the hospital designee, and receive the CHEMPACK medication and transport bags.
    • 3.verify the hospital-issued identification card of the hospital designee delivering the CHEMPACK medication and transport bags and then:
      • a.sign and date the Chicago Police Department courier section of Custody Transfer / Packing Slip of the City of Chicago CHEMPACK Inventory Transfer Form.
      • b.take custody of both the CHEMPACK medication, transport bags, and the Custody Transfer / Packing Slip copy 1 (white), and copy 2 (yellow).
      • c.provide copy 3 (pink) of the Custody Transfer / Packing Slip to the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital designee.
    • 4.notify OEMC, via PDT if practicable, that the CHEMPACK medication and transport bags were received from the CHEMPACK Storing Hospital and update status to reflect enroute to the receiving hospital.
    • 5.immediately deliver the CHEMPACK medication and transport bags to the receiving hospital, using emergency equipment only as necessary and meet with the identified hospital designee.
    • 6.verify the hospital-issued identification card of the hospital designee receiving the CHEMPACK medication and transport bags, obtain the signature of the hospital designee on the CHEMPACK Custody Transfer / Packing Slip, and transfer custody of CHEMPACK.
      • a.CHEMPACK medication transport bags may only be delivered to the hospital designee identified in the initial assignment. If this individual is not present, notify OEMC and request the name of a new hospital designee who is authorized to receive the CHEMPACK medication and transport bags.
      • b.Copy 2 (yellow) of the CHEMPACK Custody Transfer / Packing Slip will be provided to the receiving hospital and the member will retain Copy 1 (white).
    • 7.upon delivery of the CHEMPACK medication and transport bags, notify:
      • a.OEMC via PDT, if practicable.
      • b.the watch operations lieutenant for the district in which the receiving hospital is located, via telephone.
    • 8.remain on scene until the Non-Storing Receiving Hospital removes the contents of the CHEMPACK medication and transport bags.
    • 9.return both the CHEMPACK transport bags and copy 1 (white) of the City of Chicago CHEMPACK Inventory Transfer Form to the CHEMPACK storing hospital.
  • C.Watch operations lieutenant of the assigned unit
    Upon being notified of a call for service for the transportation of CHEMPACK medication, the station supervisor of the assigned unit will ensure that:
    • 1.the assignment is completed without unnecessary delay.
    • 2.the watch operations lieutenant for the district in which the Non-Storing Receiving Hospital is located has been notified of the assignment.
    • 3.CPIC has been notified of the incident.
    • 4.the assignment is recorded on the Watch Incident Log (CPD-21.916) by the station supervisor.
  • D.Watch operations lieutenant for the district in which the receiving hospital is located
    Upon being notified of a call for service for the transportation of CHEMPACK medication, the watch operations lieutenant for the district in which the Non-Storing Receiving Hospital is located will ensure that:
    • 1.the receiving hospital has been contacted to determine if any additional police services are required.
    • 2.the assignment is recorded on the Watch Incident Log by the district station supervisor.
  • E.CPIC personnel will, upon notification of a CHEMPACK medication transportation assignment, notify the most appropriate Bureau of Patrol area deputy chief of the incident.
  • F.The notified area deputy chief will monitor the situation at the Non-Storing Receiving Hospital and may consult with the Chicago Department of Public Health, OEMC, and CPIC.
(Items indicated by italics/double underline were revised or added.)
Authenticated by: KC
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
T17-042 EW
GLOSSARY TERMS:
1. -
containers of nerve agent antidotes and supportive medications that are used to treat a chemical incident.
2. -
a hospital that is the storage location for Chempack medications.
3. -
a hospital that is not a storage location for Chempack medication.
4. -
a drug that counteracts the affects of nerve agent in a human. The sooner the antidote is given after exposure, the greater the benefit to the victim.
5. -
the individual at the Chempack Storing Hospital who will provide the assigned unit with the Chempack medication and the individual at the Non-Storing Receiving Hospital who will receive the Chempack medication.