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CAPS Meetings To Be Less Frequent In 2011

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Starting this month the Chicago Police Department will no longer conduct monthly CAPS meetings.

“Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategies” meetings, which emphasize face-to-face contact between the actual officers from each beat and local residents, have been moved to quarterly and bi-monthly schedules, depending on your police district.

The changes are a result of a city-wide shift of officers from administrative to on-the-street duties.

Most of Center Square Journal is in the 19th District, which will move to a quarterly schedule. The 20th District, which is north of Lawrence Avenue, and the 17th District, which includes Ravenswood Manor, west of the River, will move to a bi-monthly schedule.

You can find a map of police districts on the bottom, left side of this web page under “Resources.” We’ve also uploaded the CAPS schedules onto our civic events calendar.

We strongly suggest you attend your local CAPS meetings. You’ll always meet your local beat cops and it is not uncommon to meet a watch commander or even the district commander. And they usually hand out their phone numbers.

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