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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Focus on Safety – A Safer Naper: Crime Prevention Month


Fall is in the air with cooler nights and less humid days. It is hard to believe it is October already. While many of us are putting up our fall decorations, let’s remember that October is also Crime Prevention month. The Naperville Police Department loves to issue crime prevention reminders in October, but it’s important to remember that crime prevention is a year-round undertaking. That’s why many of our education campaigns and community partnerships are year-round commitments.  

You might have seen “Lock it or Lose it” signs around the City this summer. We partnered with neighborhood homeowners associations and schools to remind residents to about the importance of always locking the doors to their vehicles and residences to protect their property.

We work with businesses, multi-family properties and places of worship to conduct security and safety assessments using CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles. These security assessments identify areas of concern and reduce opportunities for criminal activity. We also partner with rental property managers through the Crime Free Multi-Housing program, helping increase communication and teach strategies to reduce crime and criminal behavior in rental properties.

Members of the Crime Prevention Unit are also out and available year-round for various safety presentations such as burglary prevention, personal safety, and scam awareness.

Find out more about year-round programs at www.naperville.il.us/ASaferNaper. We look forward to continuing our work with these partners as well as creating new partnerships to help make our community “A Safer Naper.”

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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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