If you’re unfamiliar with CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategies), it’s a program designed to build and enhance problem-solving partnerships. Regular beat meetings are a key component of CAPS and bring together the police and the community to identify and solve neighborhood issues and local crimes. These meetings are a great opportunity to voice concerns, learn about crime trends and problems in your area, and get to know your neighbors.
The next CAPS meeting for Beat 1931 (covering the area between Damen and Lincoln and Belmont and Fullerton) is on Thursday, Sept. 2, at Hamlin Park (3035 N. Hoyne). It starts at 7 p.m.
Beat 1913 covers a triangle-shaped area (Addison on the north, Damen on the east, with the Chicago River forming the hypotenuse). The next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 7., at the 19th District Station (2452 W. Belmont Ave.) starting at 7 p.m.
The next meeting for Beat 1923 (covering the area between Damen and Clark and Berteau and Cornelia) is Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Lakeview High School (4015 N. Ashland) at 7 p.m.
Beat 1924 (covering the area between Damen and Clark and Addison and Belmont) meets on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at a new location: The Resurrection Lutheran Church (1050 W. School). The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting dates are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to confirm by calling the 19th District Community Policing Office at (312) 744-5574 or emailing CAPS019district@chicagopolice.org. For Chicago Police District maps, check out our “Resources” section in the lower left-hand corner of this webpage.