Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Devices And Other Chemical Agent Use Incidents Policy Draft



This is the public comment forum for the Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Devices policy, General Order G03-02-05. Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is more commonly known as pepper spray. This directive outlines the policy governing discharges of Personal Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) devices, special weapons that dispense Capsaicin II Powder Agent (PepperBall), or larger volumes of chemical agents. The policy was revised pursuant to section V of the Consent Decree. 

Please review the policy, then leave your comments below. 

We are currently working collaboratively with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the Independent Monitoring Team (IMT), and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to review the procedures and responsibilities established by this directive. We will also take into consideration your comments and suggestions while we work toward a more comprehensive revision of this policy. While this review process continues to identify future revisions, the actions of CPD members will be guided by the procedures set by this directive. We invite you to share your opinions and ideas and look forward to your feedback. Thank you again for your continued partnership in building a safer Chicago.