Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy

(Beat Meetings Info & Schedule)

From Beginning in 1993, the Chicago Police Department has been committed to implementing a comprehensive community policing strategy – CAPS – that is designed to make residents an active partner in preventing and reducing crime in all of Chicago’s neighborhoods. That strategy recognizes that police, residents and other neighborhood stakeholders, and other City agencies have to work together to address all the conditions that can lead to crime. No one stands alone; each of us has a role to play in improving the quality of life in our communities.

There are several critical elements to the City’s community policing strategy:

  • That police, residents and other City agencies working together can prevent crime and improve the quality of life in all of Chicago’s neighborhoods;
  • That positive working relationships need to be established between local police and residents; and
  • That law enforcement, community-based, and City service strategies need to be developed and implemented in order to prevent and reduce crime.

In the 47th Ward, we are committed to working closely with the Chicago Police Department to protect our community. Whether attending beat meetings, working together with neighbors to make positive change or simply taking common sense steps to prevent crime we all have a part to play in reducing crime and looking after each other.

There are monthly beat meetings for every area of the 47th Ward. To find a schedule of meetings, click here.

If you witness any suspicious or criminal activity or experience any emergency always dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency police service dial 3-1-1. To reach your local CAPS offices please see the information below:

19th District CAPS
(All areas of the 47th Ward south of Lawrence Ave):

20th District CAPS
(All areas of the 47th Ward north of Lawrence Ave)