SSL Custom Notifications

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.


From: Freddy Martinez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records.

According to CPD Directive S10-05, last accessed on Friday June 23rd at

"The District Intelligence Officer (DIO) will confer with District Commanders on individuals who are eligible for a Custom Notification letter. The District Intelligence Officer will then contact the Bureau of Patrol to request a Custom Notification letter be created for that individual"

"The Custom Notification will be conducted under the direction of the district commander.
1. The Custom Notification Letters will be signed by the district commanders."

" The Custom Notification Team will:
1. generally conduct the notification at the identified individual's residence;
2. explain the Custom Notification program and the contents of the Custom Notification Letter; and
3. deliver the letter to the identified individual."

and finally "District Intelligence Officers will "copy of the custom notification will be forward to the CPIC and maintained within the district."

Therefore, I request Documents sufficient to show
* The number of Custom Notification letters created between today and Jan 1, 2012.
* The number of custom notifications forwarded to CPIC
* The number of custom notifications maintained within the district
* The number of letters of custom notification letters delivered by the Custom Notification Teams
* Copies of the custom notification letters prepared between today and June 23rd, 2016. Please redact out any Person Identifying information.

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. Please be aware that this request is being made the Lucy Parsons Labs, a registered non-profit in the State of IL.

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.


Freddy Martinez
Director, Lucy Parsons Labs

From: FOIA

Mr. Freddy Martinez:

The Chicago Police Department received your Freedom of Information Act Request on June 23, 2017. At this time, we are seeking an extension of five (5) additional working days for one or more of the following reasons:

( ) The requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations other than the office having charge of the requested records;

(X ) The requested records require the collection of a substantial
number of specified records;

( ) The request is couched in categorical terms and requires an
extensive search for the records responsive to it;

( ) The requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them;

( ) The requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions;

(X) The request for records cannot be complied by the public body within the time limits prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(c), without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body;

( x ) There is a need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of any public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request.

Please be aware that the foregoing reason(s) for additional time are found in the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(d).

Chicago Police Department
FOIA Section

From: Karr, Landon P.

Please see attached extension to your recent FOIA request.

From: Karr, Landon P.

Please see attached response to your recent FOIA request.

From: Freddy Martinez

FOIA Officers,

Thank you for the records that you have provided so far. Is it possible to narrow this request to the first six months of 2017, Jan 1 to July 1 of this year? Can you provide an estimate for the number of pages that would be? If that would sufficiently narrow my requests, please consider it narrowed and provide those records.

Thanks and please let me know if you have further questions.

Freddy M

From: Karr, Landon P.

Without specifically checking, I cannot say for certain how voluminous your request for 6 months of data would be. It would appear that there were some 400 issued during the time frame in question. Even these may remain unduly burdensome, depending upon their specific lengths.

In order to allow CPD to track you request properly, your former request was closed upon sending a response to you. Please submit a new FOIA request to<> if you wish to request this information.

Landon Karr