A significant component of the Department’s community policing strategy is crime prevention education. The Department’s Preventive Programs Section offers valuable programs, lectures, displays, seminars, crime prevention and safety tips to all citizens and community groups free of charge. Residents, community organizations, businesses, and other community stakeholders should avail themselves of these valuable programs.
Program Access to Person with Disabilities
In compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, our programs are available for persons with disabilities. All programs can be made available (accessible) to people with disabilities. If a person with a disability will be attending one of our presentations, contact the program host (if known) or the Preventive Programs Administrative Office to inform us of any special needs such as sign language interpretation, large print material, alternative accessible sites, or any other reasonable accommodation.
The Preventive Programs Section offers valuable programs, lectures, displays, seminars, crime prevention and safety tips to all citizens and community groups free of charge.
The School Visitation Section coordinates school-based programs such as the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT), and Officer Friendly programs.
The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone. Click the link above for more information.
TXT2TIP allows the public to send tips (including pictures, video or audio) via text message about criminal activity to the Chicago Police Department from any cell phone. Cook County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 dollars for information leading to arrests.