The Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) provide public safety for residents and visitors in Chicago, including City’s planning for issues related to Homeland Security. The Public Safety Consortium consists of key departments and agencies dedicated to public safety and security, including the Police, Fire, Aviation, Public Health, OEMC and CTA.
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16th District Police Station
5151 N. Milwaukee Avenue
CAPS office: 312-742-4521
Find your beat: 45th Ward map
17th District Police Station
4650 N. Pulaski Road
CAPS office: 312-742-4588
Find your beat: 45th Ward map
Each patrol beat in the Chicago Police Department hosts monthly or bi-monthly community beat meetings. During these meetings, residents can learn about the different patterns of crime the police have identified in the neighborhood and safety tips. Residents also have the opportunity to work directly with the officers in their beat to bring up any issues they may be noticing. This is a great tool to strengthen the relationship between the police officers and the community.
You may find your beat and the beat schedule on the 45th Ward map below. Click the brackets on the upper right-hand corner of the map to open in Google Maps.
Sign Up for Smart911 Today
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) announced the launch of Smart911 as part of the city’s effort to strengthen the accurate, timely, and effective dispatch of emergency resources in crisis situations. Smart911 is available to all residents and visitors of Chicago.
Smart911 is a free, online platform that allows users to securely enter important medical and household information in their safety profile to help plan ahead for an emergency situation. This information will automatically display for dispatchers when the user dials 9-1-1.
Residents may include a variety of information in their safety profile, such as allergies, autism, Alzheimer’s, animals, hearing impairment, current medication, physical disability, mental health information, home layout, emergency contacts, and more.
Smart911 allows anyone, including non-English speakers, to add their information in any language. Smart911 will automatically translate the information in your profile. Residents may also indicate that they or someone in the household has difficulty communicating in English. By having that information included in the profile, when 911 is called, the call taker can immediately engage the language interpreter in the primary language to better assist residents in an emergency.
For more information and to sign up, visit the Smart911 website.
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