“Chicago revamps community policing program” @ WBEZ

Posted on January 9, 2013

Natalie Moore– January 8, 2013: “With persistent attention toward the city’s murder count, the Chicago Police Department is revamping its community policing program.

The Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy or CAPS, as its also known, has been seen as a national model. Police officers regularly meet with community members to talk about crimes in the areas and solutions on how to fix those problems. But in recent years, the program has faced budget cuts and a decline in attendance at its neighborhood meetings.

Previously, police headquarters managed CAPS, which Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said didn’t make any sense. Officers will now work out of individual districts instead of police headquarters. The new changes, however, don’t translate into new beat officers on the street…………………….”

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