- The CPD will be deploying additional assets to the Michigan Avenue corridor following scattered civil disturbances by young offenders over Memorial Day weekend. Expect up to 60 additional officers along this stretch during weekend evenings.
- Sergeant Chris Schenk is returning to the 18th District. Luis Crespo is now the business liaison officer for 12th District. He can be reached at 312-746-8306 or email@example.com
- CPIC fusion center is recommending first-responder “go bags” at commercial buildings, including items such as radios, floorplans, access cards.
- Upcoming special events include:
- Randolph Fest street fair (06/15-06/17)
- Puerto Rican Parade on Columbus (06/18)
- Pride Parade in Lakeview (06/24).
Today, Tuesday June 12, 2018 CPD, CFD and OEMC will be walking Michigan Avenue (Randolph to Roosevelt) in order to build relationships and update building management regarding information essential to city safety endeavors for Lollapoolza 2018. Lollapoolza will take place from Thursday August 2 – Sunday August 5 in Grant Park.
They will walk in to every building located on Michigan Avenue (including other near by areas on Lake Shore Drive, Wabash, etc) giving out information for Private Camera Initiative, CP3, Suspicious Activity Reporting training and See Something Say Something. Please inform your building security staff and management teams of the initiative today.
Each of Chicago’s season brings with it specific safety concerns. Chicago summers are full of crowded street festivals, fast moving thunderstorms and opportunistic criminals. To help keep yourself and others around you safe follow the below tips for the type of summer activity you are involved in.
Public Place Safety
- Beware of pickpockets.
- Watch out for anyone who jostles you or tries to slow you up with a distraction. These types of events often happen in crowded elevators, trains or restaurants.
- Keep your belongings in front of you so you can see them. Do not leave your purse on the back of your chair. Remember the easiest purse to open is also the easiest for the offender. Men should keep their wallets in an inner or side pocket.
Large Event Safety
- Use the buddy system. Choose a landmark to meet at in case you are separated from your group.
- Remain alert and be observant of your surroundings. Follow your instincts.
- Stay calm and pleasant.
- Leave yourself room to move quickly.
Public Transportation Safety
- Board transportation from well lighted areas, remain there until the bus or train arrives.
- Whenever possible sit on aisle seat to prevent being trapped inside.
Outdoor Activity Safety
- Choose routes in advance and vary routes.
- Avoid biking and jogging at night.
- Stay alert by not wearing headphones.
- If possible bike or jog with other people.
Severe Weather Safety
- Develop a disaster plan for work and home, including pre determining the best place to take shelter at places you spend a lot of time.
- If taken off guard, shelter in an interior room away from windows and under a sturdy surface if possible.
- If you are driving and a storm is approaching get off the road if possible to avoid limited visibility conditions or road flooding.
- If a storm is approaching, postpone outdoor activities, lightning can travel 5-10 miles ahead of the storm and strike even under blue skies.
- Apply the 30/30 rule – if the time between thunder and lightning is 30 seconds or less go to a safe shelter and stay 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.
- Avoid using electrical appliances during a storm, only use the telephone or a computer in an emergency situation.