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  How CAPS works       

  More about CAPS
 
    What is CAPS?  
    The partnership between police and community is the foundation of Chicago's own philosophy of community policing, known as CAPS -- the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy.  
 
    CAPS at 5    
    A report on the progress of community policing in Chicago.  
 
    CAPS at 10    
    An Evaluation of Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy.  
 
  Get The Most From Your Beat Meeting
 
    Getting the Most from Your Beat Meeting Pamphlet    
    PDF Document of "Getting the Most from Your Beat Meeting" pamphlet  
 
    What Are Beat Meetings ... And Why Are They Important?  
    Beat community meetings provide an opportunity for police and community residents to exchange information about conditions in the neighborhood, to identify crime and disorder problems, and to develop strategies to combat those problems.  
 
    Who Conducts Beat Meetings?  
    Beat community meetings are hosted by the Chicago Police Department and are usually conducted in one of three ways.  
 
    Always Have A Beat Meeting Agenda  
    Every beat community meeting should follow an agenda. And, at a minimum, every meeting agenda should cover the following items.  
 
    Become An Informed Decision-Maker and Problem-Solver  
    Here are some suggestions to help you become an informed CAPS decision-maker.  
 
    Making The Meeting Space Conducive To Problem-Solving  
    The primary reason for holding beat community meetings is for beat officers and the community to engage in joint problem solving. Therefore, it is critical that the meeting room be conducive to these activities.  
 
  Know Your District, Know Your Beat
    If you want to help make CAPS a success, you have to understand how the Chicago Police Department is organized to fight crime.  
 
  Police Officers Involvement in CAPS
 
    Beat Officers  
    Who are beat officers and what do they do?  
 
    Rapid Response Officers  
    Who are rapid response officers and what do they do?  
 
  Support From Other City Agencies
    Why CAPS is a priority for all City agencies, not just the Police Department.  
 

 

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