15.100 - Kidnapping

Effective Date: 11/21/2007

I. Procedures

A. As in cases of bombs and bomb threats, no mention of kidnappings will be made over the police radio.

B. Any employee of the Department who receives information of a kidnapping shall immediately notify the commanding officer of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Violent Crimes Section, and the Homicide/Assault Unit.

C. No discussion of the details of the case shall be carried on with anyone except the Department personnel necessary to the investigation.

II. Responsibilities

A. The Criminal Investigations Bureau shall make any necessary notification to the FBI or to other outside agencies.

B. The Homicide/Assault Unit will be responsible for obtaining a General Offense Number (GON) for a kidnapping incident.