Chicago alternative policing strategy (CAPS)
Attend a CAPS meeting and work side by side with 16th District officers to report on, help reduce and prevent crimes. The partnership between police and community is the foundation of Chicago’s own philosophy of community policing, known as CAPS. A representative of the Community Club attends every CAPS meeting and reports back at all Community Club meetings. All neighbors are encouraged to attend their beat meetings.
If you see a crime, call 911 immediately. If you did not see a crime occur, still report it to 311, and Alderman Napolitano's office (773) 631-2241. Attend your beat meeting the next month. Beat 1613 (east of Oriole Ave) and 1614 (west of Oriole Ave) are in Oriole Park. Beat meeting occur every other month.
UPCOMING CAPS MEETING:
Beat 1613 meets every odd month at the Oriole Park Field House, 5430 N. Olcott Avenue.
Beat 1614 meets every even month at the Salvation Army, 8354 W. Foster Avenue.
16th District CAPS office:
5151 North Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
16th District Commander William Looney
A Quick History of CAPS:
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.