Crime Prevention Education

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.

TipSubmit

TipSubmitSubmit a tip anonymously regarding a crime or suspicious activity on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. In this digital submission you can include photos or videos related to the tip, involved suspects, involved vehicles, and a general description of the crime or suspicious activity. You can check back on the status of that tip after submission to see how it is being addressed by CPD.

Community Programs

The Preventive Programs Section offers valuable programs, lectures, displays, seminars, crime prevention and safety tips to all citizens and community groups free of charge.

School Programs

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.

TXT2TIP

604727 Anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending tips to the Chicago Police Department via text message from your cellular device. This program is designed for residents who wish to digitally submit tips to CPD from their mobile phone (non-smartphone) using a text message instead of a mobile web browser.