Police
Chicago Police Department's Information
Type: Government
Rating: 0 Star
Location: 327 Michigan Street
Fame: Cops!
Atmosphere: n/a
Owner(s): Chicago
Manager(s): n/a
Employee(s): Emerald, Roderick, Charley, Jack, Rowan, Pierce, Rob, Nila
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Information

Here, we have tried to gather all the information you need to play a police PC on Windy City. Please take note of the protocols for IC things such as warrants, and the limitations on the department you selected to play.

On this page, there is general information on the police department structure, qualifying as a police officer on WC, and the firearm requirements.

Other Pages

Other information on items such as warrants, protocol, arrests and procedure is located on the Police Procedure page. Updates to that page will include changes to the way the staff expect police PCs to interact with their role and other PCs, and therefore is important.

There are other police pages on this wiki but they are all also fed to this page or the Police Procedure page. This makes it easier for you to find the information you require.

Departments

Please remember to match your PC's job role to the department you selected to play in. If it isn't suiting you, put in a +myjob and request a change.

NOTE:

In late June of 2007, Mayor Jason Karoda disbanded the RPIT as a sub-bureau, instead making preternatural crimes something to be covered by all police, although there are still preternatural specialists in the BIS and BSD as well as Federal Executioners and FBI agents with a preternatural-profiling specialty (who aren't actually police, but instead often work with the police).

Current Minimum Qualifications

Age: The minimum age requirement is 21 years of age. No person may be appointed as a probationary police officer after their 40th birthday (exceptions made for vampires, based on time of undeath). Proof of age must be provided at the time of application.

Driver's License: Applicants must present a valid driver's license at the time of application.

Education/Military Service: Applicants must have at least 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of credit from a college or university accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies responsible for evaluating two and four year institutions that grant Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. Also acceptable are applicants with four years of continuous active duty in the armed forces of the United States or applicants who have completed 30 semester (or 45 quarter) hours from a college or university accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies responsible for evaluating two and four year institutions that grant Associate's and Bachelor's degrees, and one year of continuous active duty in the armed forces of the United States.

Residency: Residency in the City of Chicago is required of all employees. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment. Residency within Chicago is not required during the application and testing process.

Applicant must not have any of the disqualifying items listed below:

  • Any felony charges or convictions
  • Any discharge from the Armed Forces other than honorable
  • Any charges or conviction of a crime involving Domestic Violence
  • Any ailment (physical, mental, or magical) that would interfere with the course of their duties1.

Beginning at the Training Academy

Successful applicants who are hired as Chicago Police Officers begin their careers at the Training Academy as Probationary Police Officers (PPOs). Each PPO must complete an 18-month probationary period and are compensated at the starting salary listed in the next section below.

Academy training consists of the 480 hour minimum course required by the Illinois Governmental Law Enforcement Training Board and 300 hours the Chicago Police Department includes to augment the basic training course.

Course topics include Human Behavior, Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Firearms and Drill Training, Physical Training, Department Administrative Systems and Operations, Policy and Procedures, Report Writing, Crime Investigation Procedures, Safety Practices, and many more.

  • Starting yearly salary of $43,104, increased to $55,723 after one year and an additional increase to $58,896 after 18 months

“As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

“I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

“I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

“I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve the objectives and ideals, dedication myself before God to my chosen profession …law enforcement.”

Departments

The Bureau of Patrol is responsible for general field operations. This includes the protection of life and property; apprehension of criminals; use of the problem-solving process to address chronic crime and disorder problems; providing district law enforcement personnel with support that is consistent with beat, district, and strategic operational plans; and enforcement of traffic laws and ordinances.

The Bureau of Patrol includes;

  • The airport law enforcement section,
  • Public transportation section,
  • The public housing section,
  • Traffic Unit,
  • Bicycle Unit,
  • And various tactical units.

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