Public Safety

The 2nd Ward is served by the 12th, 14th, 18th and 19th Police Districts. Alderman Hopkins office works closely with the respective districts, and often partners with them on public safety and community activities.

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 2021 CAPS Beat meeting dates will be updated soon

Ukrainian Village and East Village

Beat 1212

St. Helen's Church Basement

2347 W. Augusta Boulevard

Wednesday, Feb 5th at 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00pm

Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00pm

Wicker Park and Bucktown

Beat 1213

Goldblatt's Building

1615 W. Chicago Avenue

Wednesday, Jan 22nd at 7:00pm

Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00pm

Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00pm

Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00pm

Wednesday, Sept 16th at 7:00pm

Wednesday, Nov 18th at 7:00pm

Beats 1431 and 1432

Haas Park Fieldhouse

2402 N. Washtenaw Avenue

Thursday, Jan 16th at 6:30pm

Thursday, March 19th at 6:30pm

Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm

Thursday, July 16th at 6:30pm

Thursday, Sept 17th at 6:30pm

Thursday, Nov 19th at 6:30pm

Beats 1433 and 1434

Bucktown Library

1701 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Wednesday, Jan 22nd at 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30pm

Wednesday, Sept 23rd at 6:30pm

Wednesday, Nov 18th at 6:30pm

Streeterville, River North, Near North, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park

Beats 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834

Access Living

115 W. Chicago Avenue

Thursday, Jan 2nd at 6:00pm

Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm

Thursday, May 7th at 6:00pm

Thursday, July 2nd at 6:00pm

Thursday, Sept 3rd at 6:00pm

Thursday, Nov 5th at 6:00pm

Beats 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824

18th District Police Station

1160 N. Larrabee Street

Tuesday, Jan 14th at 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00pm

Tuesday, July 14th at 6:00pm

Tuesday, Sept 8th at 6:00pm

Tuesday, Nov 10th at 6:00pm

Lincoln Park

Beat 1424

Wicker Park Fieldhouse

1425 N. Damen Avenue

Wednesday, Feb 5th at 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30pm

Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:30pm

Wednesday, Aug 5th at 6:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 7th at 6:30pm

Wednesday, Dec 2nd at 6:30pm

Beats 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814

Old Town Triangle Building

1763 N. North Park Avenue

Thursday, Jan 9th at 6:00pm

Thursday, March 12th at 6:00pm

Thursday, May 14th at 6:00pm

Thursday, July 9th at 6:00pm

Thursday, Sept 10th at 6:00pm

Thursday, Nov 12th at 6:00pm

Beat 1932

New Life Church

1110 W Lill Street

Monday, Jan 13th at 7:00pm

Monday, March 9th at 7:00pm

Monday, May 11th at 7:00pm

Monday, July 13th at 7:00pm

Monday, Sept 14th at 7:00pm

Monday, Nov 9th at 7:00pm

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

The Court Advocacy Program was established in 1994 through a partnership between the Chicago Police Department’s Community Alternative Policing Strategies (CAPS) and the Office of the Cook County States Attorney. The program’s intent is to play a supporting role in the criminal justice system through resident’s attendance in criminal court proceedings. Court Advocates are not expected to testify or vocalize a position in the cases – the position is a showing of support through regular attendance in court.


Alderman Hopkins has been working to expand the reach of Court Advocate’s efforts in the four police districts that fall within the boundaries of the 2nd Ward. The intention of recruiting Court Advocates in the 2nd Ward is to help ensure 2nd Ward residents presence to support other residents who fall victim to criminal activity in the Ward and to bring our neighbors together as they show their support.


While our neighborhoods range from Streeterville to Lincoln Park, to Wicker Park and West Town, the Alderman recognizes the common concern across the Ward is the uptick in crime. Bringing residents together is a great way to strengthen the bonds of our diverse Ward, and to become unified in our efforts to help residents push back against criminal behavior.


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 States Attorney. Often times, victims may be alone in the court; the presence of community members is a reassurance to individuals who work through the long court proceeding.


Active participation from Court Advocates provides the States Attorney additional evidence that the community demands fair and just sentencing toward individuals who commit crimes in a given neighborhood, and highlights 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 States 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’s inclusive and harmonious mission is what helps make the program so successful, and ensures that our community is able to have a say in the criminal justice system.


To get involved, sign up online.