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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.

The 2nd Ward Safety Webinar Series

Watch the 2nd Ward CERT Safety Training and 911 Call Center Operations Webinar (Recorded April 13, 2022)

Watch the 2nd Ward Cook County Vehicular Hijacking Task Force Webinar (Recorded January 20, 2022)

Watch the 2nd Ward Chicago Police Department Vehicular Hijacking Safety Webinar (Recorded October 13, 2021)

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

CAPS - Chicago Police Department

Please find the contact information for your local Police District below:


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 CAPS018District@chicagopolice.org.

2nd Ward Safety Priorities

As your Alderman it is my duty to update you on crime and safety initiatives in the 2nd Ward, and across the nearby communities that many 2nd Ward neighborhoods border. As your friend and neighbor, I understand your anxiety, your frustration, and your anger. I know full well how Chicagoans feel about crime and safety right now, and I continue to do my part to help you as a neighbor and as an elected official to fight these waves of crime and support our local police.

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