Public Safety

Crime and illegal behavior is something that Alderman Hopkins regularly discusses with area Police Commanders. In doing so, he represents the concerns that he is hearing from residents, and the concerns shared by residents with the 2nd Ward staff.

You can take an active role in helping the Chicago Police Department prevent crime in your neighborhood by attending your police district’s Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meetings. If you need assistance from the Police Department, Fire Department, or an ambulance, please call 911 immediately.

Watch the 2nd Ward West Town Safety Webinar (Recorded October 13, 2021)

Watch the 2nd Ward Motorcycle and Drag Racing Enforcement Webinar (Recorded September 7, 2021)

Please find contact information for your local Police District below:

12th District (Southern West Town):

All 2nd Ward residents west of the River and south of Division Ave.

Contact info: Please call 312-746-8396 or email at

14th District (Northern West Town):

All 2nd Ward residents west of the River and north of Division Ave.

Contact info: Please call 312-744-8290 or email at

18th District (Lincoln Park, Old Town, River North, Gold Coast and Streeterville):

All 2nd Ward residents east of the River and south of Fullerton Ave.

Contact info: Please call 312-742-5870 or email at

19th District (Lincoln Park):

All 2nd Ward residents east of the River and north of Fullerton Ave.

Contact Info: Please call 312-744-8320 or email at


2nd Ward Court Advocacy Program

Please consider joining the Court Advocacy Program. Court Advocates are there to support other residents who fall victim to criminal activity in the Ward, and to bring our neighbors together as they show their support.

Court Advocate’s attendance is not only a way for the community to show its support for victims, but also to be heard by the Cook County State's Attorney. Often times victims may be alone in the court and the presence of community members is a reassurance to individuals who work through the long court proceeding.

Active participation from Court Advocates provides the Cook County State's Attorney's Office additional evidence that the community demands fair and just sentencing toward individuals who commit crimes in a given neighborhood, and demonstrates to the presiding judge and jury that neighbors support victims at each step of the court proceedings in a criminal case.

The Chicago CAPS offices receive a list of cases the Cook County State's Attorney is prosecuting and makes recommendations of cases for Advocates to be involved with. Court Advocates may also request to CAPS other cases they’d like to be a part of. The program ensures that our community is able to have a say in the criminal justice system.

If you have any additional questions please email the 2nd Ward at, or call the 2nd Ward Service Office at (312) 643-2299.