Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S06-01-04
Arrestee Identification Process
Issue Date:12 December 2017Effective Date:12 December 2017
Rescinds:17 July 2012 version
Index Category:Processing Persons
I.Purpose
This directive outlines the procedures for fingerprinting, photographing, and processing arrestees under Department control.
II.General Information
  • A.Fingerprints and photographs will be taken whenever a central booking (CB) number is obtained for adults and juveniles ten years of age or older.
  • B.A CB number will be issued whenever an arrestee is released without charging; however, the arrestee will not be fingerprinted or photographed unless that process was completed prior to the decision to release the arrestee.
  • C.All persons arrested on an arrest or fugitive warrant, including traffic warrants, and all persons who during processing are discovered to have an active warrant on file will be fingerprinted.
  • D.In any instance where a person has been ordered by a judge to be fingerprinted for identification purposes only or reprinted (i.e., redlined prints or identity check), the person will be directed to the Access and Review Unit of the Field Services Section, Monday through Friday, 0900 hours to 1500 hours.
  • E.This directive satisfies CALEA law enforcement standards chapter 72.
III.Procedures
  • A.Lockup personnel will ensure that:
    • 1.each arrestee that receives a CB number is fingerprinted and photographed except those arrestees who are being released without charging in accordance with the Department directive entitled "Releasing Arrestees Without Charging and Waiving Fingerprint Results."
    • 2.the required arrestee information is entered into the Remote Demographic Terminal (RDT).
    • 3.every effort is made to photograph the arrestee from head to shoulder, facing forward with eyes straight ahead, while the arrestee is not smiling, laughing, contorting the face, or otherwise attempting to disguise identifying facial features.
    • 4.the profile picture includes a profile of the head with no part of the profile out of the photo image. All arrestee profiles will be accomplished by the arrestee turning to the left (effectively showing the arrestee's right profile).
      NOTE:
      All unusual characteristics of the head or face will be photographed in addition to the right profile.
    • 5.arrestees are not photographed wearing hats, hoods, or sunglasses.
    • 6.any scar, mark, or tattoo (SMT) indicated in the "DISTING. MARKS, SCARS, DISABILITIES, ETC." field of the Arrest Report (CPD-11.420) or any other visible marks are photographed consistent with the following:
      • a.When an arrestee has an SMT, other than on his or her face, an identification photograph will be taken of the arrestee's full body that includes the SMT and a separate close-up photograph will be taken of the SMT.
      • b.An arrestee's clothing may be slightly rearranged to access an SMT; however, this rearrangement of clothing will NOT include any actions that would constitute a strip search as defined in the Department directive titled "Conducting Strip Searches."
      • c.Identification photographs for the Digital Mugshot System will not be taken of an arrestee's exposed genitals, buttocks, anus, female breasts, or undergarments.
        NOTE:
        Evidentiary photographs that include an arrestee's exposed genitals, buttocks, anus, female breasts, or undergarments will only be taken consistent with the provisions of the Department directive titled "Conducting Strip Searches" and will be inventoried consistent with the current directives concerning inventory procedures.
    • 7.the digital images are reviewed prior to acceptance to ensure that correctly positioned and lighted images are in compliance with the requirements of this directive.
    • 8.the appropriate field of the arrest report is completed, recording the time that each arrestee is fingerprinted and photographed.
    • 9.the station supervisor is notified whenever there is:
      • a.an arrestee that is uncooperative or unavailable for processing.
        NOTE:
        Arrestees who are uncooperative or otherwise unavailable for photographing and fingerprinting will be bypassed.
      • b.an inaccurate photograph taken (e.g., the name or description and photograph do not match).
      • c.a malfunction to the camera, ten-printer, or other related equipment. A help ticket number will be obtained and forwarded to the station supervisor.
        NOTE:
        In the event of a CLEAR failure, the lockup personnel will be advised by the Field Services Section of alternate processing procedures.
      • d.any SMT that cannot be photographed.
  • B.Evidence Technicians
    Whenever an arrestee requiring fingerprinting and photographing is not available in a police facility (e.g., an arrestee has been admitted to a hospital), a supervisor will be notified and, at the discretion of the station supervisor, an evidence technician will be requested via the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC). The evidence technician will:
    • 1.respond to the location requested.
    • 2.query the OEMC dispatcher to ensure that a CB number has been obtained.
      NOTE:
      Members requesting an evidence technician to process an arrestee outside a police facility will inform the OEMC dispatcher of the arrestee's CB number.
    • 3.fingerprint and photograph an arrestee as outlined in this directive.
      • a.In all instances involving adult arrestees, complete the three required fingerprint cards.
        • (1)Fingerprint Card (CPD-31.813);
        • (2)Illinois State Police Arrest Card; and
        • (3)Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Card.
      • b.In all instances involving juvenile arrestees, only the Fingerprint Card will be completed.
      • c.Upon arrival at the location of request, notify the station supervisor in the unit of arrest that they have arrived.
      • d.Forward the fingerprint card(s) to the member assigned by the station supervisor to hand-carry the cards to the Field Services Section, Records Division, for further processing.
  • C.Station supervisor
    Upon notification of the evidence technician's arrival at a requested location, assign a member to meet the evidence technician at that location to take possession of the completed fingerprint cards and immediately hand-carry the card(s) to the Field Services Section, Record Division.
IV.Supplemental Procedures
  • A.Redlines
    • 1.In all instances when an arrestee has been fingerprinted and the fingerprints are unreadable, the fingerprints will be redlined. If an arrestee's initial fingerprints are redlined, the Field Services Section will:
      • a.notify the printing district that the fingerprints have been redlined and request that the arrestee be reprinted.
      • b.if the reprint results in the fingerprints again being redlined, notify the printing district and request that the arrestee will be reprinted.
      • c.if the second reprint results in the fingerprints being redlined, notify the printing district and forward a completed Redline Notification form (CPD-31.707) via facsimile to the affected district.
        NOTE:
        A new CB number will not be obtained when an arrestee is reprinted.
    • 2.If the arrestee has been charged with a quasi-criminal or misdemeanor offense that does not require a mandatory judge's bond hearing and is eligible for bond procedures:
      • a.the station supervisor will ensure that:
        • (1)the arrestee is name checked and that there are no outstanding wants or warrants.
        • (2)copies of the LEADS printout and the Redline Notification form are included as part of the court documents that are forwarded to the appropriate court.
      • b.the watch operations lieutenant will waive the fingerprint results in accordance with the Department directive titled "Releasing Arrestees Without Charging and Waiving Fingerprint Results."
    • 3.If the arrestee has been charged with a felony offense or offense that requires a mandatory judge's bond, the station supervisor will ensure that:
      • a.the arrestee is name-checked and the LEADS printout and the Redline Notification form are attached to the court documents that accompany the arrestee to court.
      • b.the arrestee is transported to the appropriate court in accordance with current Department directives.
  • B.Parole and Probation Violation Procedures
    • 1.Whenever a fingerprint check of an arrestee indicates that the person is on felony probation or parole, the Records Division will properly stamp the arrestee's Criminal History Sheet before forwarding that information to the requesting unit.
    • 2.If the arrestee is on probation, the station supervisor will ensure that copies of the arrestee's Arrest Report and Criminal History Sheet are forwarded via facsimile to the  Bureau of Investigations Unit, Deputy Chief Probation Officer .
    • 3.If the arrestee is on parole, the station supervisor will ensure that  Illinois Department of Corrections Automated Management Systems (AMS) is notified and seek a warrant. When appropriate, the station supervisor will document the Tracer Number or Warrant Number provided by the AMS operator in the Station Supervisor's Comments section of the Arrest Report.
  • C.Notice of Warrant
    • 1.Whenever a name check or fingerprint check reveals that an arrestee is wanted on a warrant, the station supervisor will telephone the Central Warrant Unit and verify that the arrestee and person wanted on the warrant are the same person. To facilitate letting the arrestee to bail without waiting for the arrival of the warrant, the station supervisor will request a faxed copy of the warrant and ensure that the following information is entered in the appropriate portion of the Arrest Report:
      • a.Warrant number;
      • b.Complainant's name (if applicable);
      • c.Judge's name;
      • d.Court docket number;
      • e.Court branch (key, time, and room number);
      • f.Warrant charge;
      • g.Amount of bond;
      • h.Identification Record (IR) number if available.
    • 2.The station supervisor will ensure that any IR number and physical description listed on the warrant matches the IR number on the Criminal History Sheet and the arrestee's physical description.
    • 3.In felony warrant cases, other than narcotics and bond forfeiture warrants, desk personnel will notify the area Bureau of Detectives listed on the warrant.
    • 4.Persons arrested on a warrant from other police jurisdictions will be processed in accordance with the Department directives entitled "Non-Traffic Arrest Warrant Procedures" and/or "Extradition Procedures."
  • D.Aliases and Investigative Alerts
    • 1.When the fingerprint check reveals that the arrestee has used aliases, the Field Services Section personnel will check the IR number in the Computerized Wanted Person File. If the arrestee is wanted on a warrant under his or her own name or if the alias check indicates he or she is wanted under an alias, the technician will notify the Central Warrant Unit and provide the following information:
      • a.The name and CB number that the person was arrested under;
      • b.The location of detention;
      • c.Each alias against a warrant that has been issued;
      • d.The number of each warrant.
    • 2.The Central Warrant Unit, Field Services Section, will record and forward all warrant information to the station supervisor of the detention facility as quickly as possible. Upon receipt of such information, the station supervisor will notify the arresting officer or, if not available, the arresting officer's unit of assignment.
  • E.Inability to Photograph a Scar, Mark, or Tattoo (SMT)
    When the lockup personnel cannot photograph any SMT:
    • 1.The lockup personnel will notify the station supervisor.
    • 2.The station supervisor will:
      • a.investigate any SMT that cannot be photographed.
      • b.notify the watch operations lieutenant when an investigation of any SMT that cannot be photographed by lockup personnel has been conducted.
    • 3.The station supervisor will document the findings in the appropriate supervisor's comments section of the Arrest Report.
V.Status of Arrestees
Prior to going off duty, lockup personnel will inform the relieving booking officer of the processing status of all arrestees who have not been charged (booking process not completed). The relieving booking officer will notify the station supervisor of the arrestees who have not been charged.
(Items indicated by italics/double underline have been added or revised.)
Authenticated by: KC
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
17-135 MJC
PHONE BOOK:
1.
Bureau of Investigations Unit Deputy Chief Probation Officer
2560 South California, Lower Level (LL)
Fax: 773-674-3850
2.
Illinois Department of Corrections Automated Management Systems (AMS)
800-346-4362
GLOSSARY TERMS:
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The removal or rearrangement of some or all of the clothing of an arrestee to permit a visual inspection of the genitals, buttocks, anus, female breasts, or undergarments.