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Record #: O2019-4134   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/12/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-45 by adding new Section 2-45-160 to allow Special Service Area to use uniformed off-duty Chicagp police officers
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 45 Dept. of Planning & Development
Attachments: 1. O2019-4134.pdf

June 12,2019

WHEREAS, Special Service Areas (SSA) are local taxing districts in the City of Chicago that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy in a specific area; and

WHEREAS, SSA districts frequently contract out security services from private contractors to protect the public, and the businesses within these special boundaries; and

WHEREAS, SSA private security contractors frequently hire off-duty, sworn Chicago Police officers; and

WHEREAS, Public safety and the public interest would be best served and secured by off-duty, sworn officers outfitted in Chicago Police Department-issued uniforms, whom could provide residents and businesses with a greater sense of safety and security; now therefore:

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals, are hereby incorporated as the findings of the Chicago City Council.

SECTION 2. Section 2-45 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is amended by adding new Section 2-45-160, inserting the language underscored, as follows:

2-45-160. Special Service Area Security Service Standards.
A delegate or managing agency that oversees a Special Service Area (SSA) may enter into contractual agreements for security services by licensed security contractors using uniformed, off-duty Chicago Police Department officers. Off-duty Chicago Police Department Officers shall serve as contractors while performing security services.
Uniformed, off-duty officers providing security services for a SSA must enter into an agreement with a security contractor licensed by the State of Illinois which provides that:

The security contractor shall provide Comprehensive General Liability (CGL) insurance in the amount of no less than $2,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury, and property damage liability. The SSA and the City shall be named as additional insureds.
The contractor shall agree to defend and indemnify the SSA, the City of Chicago and their emplo...

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