CAPS (Community Alternative Policing Strategies)
Starting March 4th, 2012, the 19th and 23rd Police Districts have been consolidated into the 19th Town Hall District. Please consult the map below to find your police beat. Find your beat on the tables below the map for your CAPS meeting time and location.
19th District Beat Meetings in the 44th Ward - 2012
3rd Wednesday of the month - Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park
Beats 1923, 1924, and 1925
1st Wednesday of the month - 19th District Station, 850 W. Addison
2nd Thursday of the month - Illinois Masonic Hospital, 836 W. Wellington - 7th Floor
Beats 1934 and 1935
3rd Thursday of the month - Inn at Lincoln Park, 601 W. Diversey
Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Call 19th District Community Policing Office at (312) 744-0064 to verify dates/times/locations.
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 brings the police, the community, and other City agencies together to identify and solve neighborhood crime problems, rather than simply react to their symptoms after the fact. Problem solving at the neighborhood level is supported by a variety of strategies, including neighborhood-based beat officers; regular Beat Community Meetings involving police and residents; extensive training for both police and community; more efficient use of City services that impact crime; and new technology to help police and residents target crime hot spots.
CAPS has monthly community meetings where residents have the opportunity to talk to the officers who patrol their neighborhood. Residents are encouraged to bring questions or concerns regarding safety, quality of life issues and City services.
The 44th Ward is served by the 19th District (bounded by Lawrence, Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and the Chicago River). Each police district is divided in beats, and each beat has a team of beat officers assigned to it. Police representatives from these teams and local community leaders conduct the CAPS meetings.
For more information on CAPS, visit the Chicago Police Department's webpage, How CAPS Works.