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Focus on Safety – Getting the message out


We live in a safe community, but we don’t live in a crime-free community. That’s why disseminating crime prevention techniques and strategies to individuals that live and work in Naperville is essential.

Residents are our number one crime prevention partner, so it is important to know how to keep themselves and others safe. The Naperville Police Department has many proven tips to assist its residents, but we can’t possibly reach everyone alone. We need others to help get the word out. Our Safer Naper theme for May highlights many of our partners in crime “prevention,” and they all deserve our recognition and appreciation for making, and keeping, Naperville one of the safest cities in America!

Some of the partners that help us include our Naperville schools. Crime prevention lessons start at an early age and our schools do a great job partnering with us from pre-school all the way through high school. They help us reach thousands of students every year by providing us a platform from which to teach our safety curriculum.

Homeowners associations help us get the word out through their monthly newsletters and meetings and their participation in National Night Out. Local businesses and community organizations are also critical to helping our residents learn how to prevent crime.

Examples include AAA, AARP, our libraries, the Exchange Club of Naperville, the Naperville Junior Women’s Club and our local Jaycees and Rotary clubs.

Because of these and other partnerships between the Naperville Police Department and the community, the City of Naperville continues to thrive a safe place to live, work and conduct business.

To find out how these and other groups assist in “getting the word out” about important safety messages, visit www.naperville.il.us/asafernaper.

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Julie Smith
Julie Smith
Julie Smith is Crime Prevention Specialist at the Naperville Police Department. Contact her at SmithJu@naperville.il.us or (630) 305-5450.

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