Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S01-03
Field Planning Review Panel
Issue Date:08 July 2004Effective Date:09 July 2004
Rescinds:A04-07
Index Category:Department Organization
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues the use of a review panel comprised of field personnel to participate in the formulation of procedures for field operations.
  • B.defines membership and responsibilities of the Field Planning Review Panel.
II.Field Planning Review Panel
  • A.Each year, the Director of the Research and Development Division will solicit the names of members to serve on the Field Planning Review Panel.
  • B.Department members will be selected to serve on the Field Planning Review Panel in the following manner:
    • 1.Bureau of Patrol Representation
    • 2.Deputy Chiefs of the Bureau of Patrol will consult with district commanders and appoint one field officer, one field sergeant, one lieutenant, and one captain assigned to district law enforcement from each police area.
    • 3.Detective Division Representation
      • a.The Chief of the Detective Division will:
      • b.appoint one field detective, one field sergeant, and one unit commanding officer from the Detective Division at large.
      • c.consult with the Commander, Youth Investigations Section, and appoint one field investigator, one field sergeant, and one lieutenant from the Special Victim’s Unit of the Detective Division.
      • d.consult with the Commander, Forensic Services Division, who will designate a Forensic Services supervisor and either one forensic investigator or evidence technician.
    • 4.Organized Crime Division Representation
      The Chief of the Organized Crime Division will appoint one field officer or detective, one field sergeant, and one unit commanding officer from the Organized Crime Division at large.
    • 5.Traffic Section Representation
      The Commander of the Traffic Section will appoint one field officer, one field sergeant, and one unit commanding officer from the Traffic Section at large.
  • C.Each appointee will serve for a period of one year.
  • D.Each member who actively participates in the field planning review process during the year’s tenure will receive a complimentary letter from the Director of the Research and Development Division.
III.Responsibilities
  • A.Members of the Field Planning Review Panel will:
    • 1.review proposed procedures that pertain to their unit’s operations.
    • 2.submit comments and suggestions regarding proposed directives to the Director of the Research and Development Division.
    • 3.attend panel meetings concerning policy and procedural matters as requested by the Director of the Research and Development Division.
  • B.At the end of each year, the Director of the Research and Development Division will:
    • 1.compile a list of actively participating members of that year’s Field Planning Review Panel.
    • 2.submit a complimentary letter to the unit commanding officer of each member on that list.
  • C.Each unit commanding officer who receives a complimentary letter will:
    • 1.make two copies of the letter and:
      • a.place one copy in the member’s district personnel jacket.
      • b.forward one copy, with a cover letter, to the Office of the Superintendent and if approved, the letter will be placed in the in the Human Resource Division’s database.
    • 2.forward the original letter to the named recipient.
Philip J. Cline
Superintendent of Police
04-082 HSK(PMD)