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CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS

OTHER CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Eagle Eye Neighborhood Park Watch
The goal of this program is to prevent crime and vandalism to our playground and park equipment and to alleviate suspicious activities by promoting community involvement. Through the involvement of police, park district, and citizens, our goal is to create a safe haven for children and adults to play and learn.

Teen Police Academy
The Teen Police Academy is a six-week program offered to give teenagers a working knowledge of the Addison Police Department and the justice system. It is a series of classes held once a week. Class size is limited to 20 participants ages 14 through 17, high school age. There is no cost to participants.

The Addison Police Department is committed to the youth of our community and the importance of their role in the community. The Department embraces Community Oriented Policing principals in forming partnerships with the community to work toward a common goal of a safe community. Participants will learn about criminal laws, traffic laws, and the role law enforcement officers serve in enforcing them. Special attention is given to the juvenile system and the impact youth officers have on the community. Education will be given to our youth on personal safety and domestic violence.

Class topics are:

  1. Tour of the Police Department and Field Court
  2. Overview of the Field Services Division
  3. Traffic laws with traffic stop demonstration
  4. Juvenile laws and domestic violence
  5. Crime Prevention and Police Explorer Programs
  6. CSI demonstration
  7. Graduation
National Night Out
Crime Prevention Officers organize and coordinate this annual Village resident gathering on the first Tuesday of August.

Security Surveys/Risk Assessments
A Crime Prevention Officer will meet with the resident or business owner in his/her home or business and discuss various crime prevention measures that can be taken to improve the security of their home or business. While taking a brief tour of the building and property, the Crime Prevention Officer will complete a residential or business security survey form which will be discussed and turned over to the resident or business owner.

Personal Safety Training
Crime Prevention Officers provide personal safety seminars for all interested organizations upon request.

Bank Robbery Prevention
Crime Prevention officers, in conjunction with officers from the Investigations Section of the Department, provide training to bank employees on bank robbery prevention and preparedness.

Tobacco Retailer Inspections
Crime Prevention Officers conduct semi-annual inspections of tobacco retailers to check for illegal sales of tobacco products to underage persons.

Illinois Premise Alert Program
On August 28, 2009, the State of Illinois passed the Illinois Premise Alert Program Act. This Act was passed to ensure that consistently high levels of public safety service are available to every resident in the State of Illinois, including those who may require special consideration.

This Act allows individuals with special needs or disabilities, their families or their caregivers an opportunity to provide information that describes what special circumstances may be required when first responders, such as Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, respond to that individualís residence or place of work in the event of an emergency.  The information will be kept in a secure database and can only be accessed by the Police, Fire or EMS units responding to the specific location.  All information provided is strictly voluntary on the part of the participants and is kept confidential.

For more information, call Crime Prevention at (630) 543-3080. To register for the program, you can either download the form here or pick up an application at the Addison Police Department, 3 Friendship Plaza. Completed applications must be returned to the Addison Police Department.