NOTIFICATION TABLES

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A listing of required incident notifications within the Chicago Police Department.

The notification tables listed on this page are meant for general reference and some incidents may require other notifications based on the circumstances. Officers should review the reference sources at the bottom of this page for further clarification.

AGGRAVATED BATTERY INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Violent Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred, or a Firearm was used.
ANIMAL BITE INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • Animal Control
ARSON / FIRE INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Arson Section – Notify if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Human Services – Notify if applicable to your case, or as necessary.
  • News Affairs – Notify if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred.
BURGLARY INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • Property Crimes Detectives
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy or High Profile.
CHILD ABDUCTION INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Special Victims Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred, or a Firearm was used.
CHILD / ELDER ABUSE INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • Special Victims Detectives
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • Human Services – Notify only if victim has been taken to hospital.
CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT (CSA) INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Violent Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • Human Services – Notify only if victim has been taken to hospital.
  • News Affairs – Notify if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred, or a Firearm was used.
DEATH INVESTIGATION / SUICIDE INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Violent Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • Medical Examiner
  • Body Removal – Notify only if applicable to your case, or as necessary.
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred, or a Firearm was used.

The following information will be needed when making notifications to the Medical Examiner’s Office

  1. Name, Sex, Date of Birth and Race of deceased.
  2. Social Security Number, Marital Status and Next of Kin of deceased.
  3. Address of deceased and location of death.
  4. Time and Date found and Person Discovering deceased.
  5. Person who last seen deceased alive.
  6. Pronouncement Time, Pronouncing Physician and Hospital Name.

NOTE: When a body has been burned inside a vehicle and cannot be removed intact, the vehicle with the body inside will be towed directly to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • Special Victims Detectives
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • Human Services – Notify only if victim has been taken to hospital.
ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Property Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case, or as necessary.
  • News Affairs – Notify if News Worthy, High Profile or a Firearm was used.
FIREARM DISCHARGE INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Violent Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician
  • News Affairs
HAZ-MAT INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Arson Section
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Major Accidents – Notify only if Haz-Mat incident involves a crash of a vehicle carrying or transporting chemicals.
  • News Affairs – Notify if News Worthy, High Profile or Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred.
HATE CRIME INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Violent Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • News Affairs – Notify if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred or a Firearm was used.
  • Civil Rights Section
HOME INVASION INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Property Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred or a Firearm was used.
HOMICIDE INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • Field Lieutenant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Violent Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician
  • News Affairs
MISSING PERSON INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • Missing Persons
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC) – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred or a Firearm was used.
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred, or a Firearm was used.
  • Citywide 3 – Formal Flash Message
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING (OIS) INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • FOP and/or PBPA
  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Watch Operations Lieutenant (WOL)
  • Violent Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician
  • News Affairs
  • Chicago Office of Police Accountability (COPA)
ROBBERY INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • Property Crimes Detectives
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile or Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred.
THEFT INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • Property Crimes Detectives
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile, Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred or a Firearm was used.

NOTE: Only make the above notifications if the theft is larger than $10,000, for Cartage (truck or Trailers), Confidence Games, Identity Theft or if Altered, Lost or Stolen Credit / Debit Cards are recovered and an offender is in custody.

TRAFFIC CRASH INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Field Sergeant
  • District Station Supervisor (DSS)
  • Major Accidents
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • News Affairs

NOTE: Only make the above notifications if the crash is News Worthy, High Profile or Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred.

UNLAWFUL USE OF WEAPON (UUW) INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Gun Registration
  • Violent Crimes Detectives
  • Evidence Technician – Notify only if applicable to your case or as necessary.
  • Felony Review
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile or Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred.

NOTE: The following is the order in which firearm information is to be listed on Arrest, Case and Inventory Reports.

  1. Manufacturer / Make
  2. Model
  3. Serial #
  4. Caliber
  5. Finish / Color (i.e. Blue Steel, Chrome, Stainless)
  6. Type (i.e. Revolver / Semi-Automatic)
  7. Barrel Length
  8. Importer – If stamped on firearm.
WARRANT ARREST INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Central Warrants – Notify only if warrant is from Chicago.
  • Central Warrants – Notify only if warrant is from a Suburb, any County, the State of Illinois or Out of State.

NOTE: The following is the order in which warrant information is to be listed on Arrest and Case Reports.

  1. Warrant #
  2. Court Branch
  3. Docket #
  4. Judge
  5. Bond Amount
  6. Court Key
WATERWAY CRASH INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Marine Unit
  • Illinois Conservation Police
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC)
  • Office of Emergency Management (OEMC) Dispatcher
  • News Affairs – Notify only if News Worthy, High Profile or Serious Injury or Death May / Has Occurred.
VEHICLE THEFT INCIDENTS

Required Notifications

  • Office of Emergency Management (OEMC) Dispatcher
  • Property Crimes Detectives
  • Hot Desk or Citywide 3 – Notify only if vehicle information has been verified.

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Reference Sources

  • S.O. 03-02 Add.1 – Firearm Discharge In Incidents Other Than the Destruction of Animals (Eff. 01 OCT 02)
  • S.O. 07-01 Add.4 – Firearms Taken Into Custody or Turned in (Eff. 01 OCT 15)
  • G.O. 04-06 – Hate Crimes and Related Incidents Motivated by Hate (Eff. 28 DEC 12)
  • G.O. 05-04 – Hazardous Material (Haz-Mat) Incidents (Eff. 22 FEB 12)
  • G.O. 04-01 – Preliminary Investigations (Eff. 13 OCT 15)
  • G.O. 04-07 – Preliminary Investigations – Traffic Crashes (Eff. 11 MAY 09)
  • S.O. 04-21 Add.1 – Preliminary Investigations: Required Immediate Notifications (Eff. 29 FEB 12)
  • S.O. 04-07 Add.9 – Waterway Crash Investigations (Eff. 02 JUL 05)