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.

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

604727The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone.