Chicago Police Officer Photos (Chicago Police Department)

Lucy Parsons Labs filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
Multi Request Chicago Police Officer Photos
Due June 11, 2020
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Lucy Parsons Labs

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all official police officer photos of officers in active duty
A copy of all official police officer photos of officers who left the force between 2012 and the date of processing this request.
A badge ID and full name for each CPD photo.

Please forward this request to the research division, who should be able to process this request with relative ease, similar to what they do with CLEAR SQL queries.

As the public's interest for this information is exceedingly high given current events, the public's interest far, far outweighs the burden on your office.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Chicago Police Department

15460-P584465-Sworn-left-CPD_Redacted.xlsx (
P584465_Notice_of_Response_to_FOIA_Request.pdf (

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Dear Lucy Parsons Labs,
Please see the attached documents in response to your FOIA request.
Thank you,

From: Lucy Parsons Labs

Hi -- pardon my late response.

Can you please share with me ways that this request can be narrowed? It's my understanding that all of these photos are stored digitally, and so are searchable. Per CPD directives, the system for maintaining ID cards is managed by the IT division, which ought to give your agency a little bit of extra technical diligence to systematically collect those records: "The Managing Deputy Director, Public Safety Information TechnologyServices Division, is responsible for programming Department identification cards to enter controlled access areas." Is that not the case?

Is there a way that we can get on a call to discuss?