More about 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.
A report on the progress of community policing in Chicago.
An Evaluation of Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy.
Beat community meetings are a key part of the CAPS strategy of partnerships and problem solving. Topics include:
- What Are Beat Meetings … And Why Are They Important?
- Who Conducts Beat Meetings?
- Always Have A Beat Meeting Agenda
- Become An Informed Decision-Maker and Problem-Solver
- Making The Meeting Space Conducive To Problem-Solving
- Know Your District, Know Your Beat
PDF Document of “Getting the Most from Your Beat Meeting” pamphlet
Police Officers Involvement in CAPS
Who are beat officers and what do they do?
Who are rapid response officers and what do they do?
Why CAPS is a priority for all City agencies, not just the Police Department.