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Naperville residents invited to ‘Chat with the Chief’ on Sept. 7


Above / The Naperville Public Safety Memorial Plaza, located in front of the Police Department and Fire Department on Aurora Avenue, is a daily reminder that Naperville Citizens Appreciate Public Safety. The next ‘Chat with the Chief’ will be held from 6PM to 8PM on Thurs., Sept. 7, 2023, at Royal Food Court, 1570 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 105, just south of W. Jefferson.

Royal Food Court, 1570 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 105, near Patel Brothers. Everybody’s welcome to “Chat with the Chief.”

Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres invites the community to chat with him and other members of the Naperville Police Department on Thursday, Sept. 7.  

This informal meet-and-greet is part of the Naperville Police Department’s Chat with the Chief series and will be held from 4PM to 6PM at Royal Food Court, 1570 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 105, near Patel Brothers.

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At Chat with the Chief, attendees should not expect a presentation or formal agenda, but rather informal conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. Residents are encouraged to stop by at any time during the two-hour event.

Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres

“One of my favorite things to do as Chief is get out and talk to community members,” said Chief Arres. “I find it so beneficial to get to know our residents better, understand what’s important to them and listen to their concerns. The informal nature of Chat with the Chief really leads to some great conversations, and I’m always grateful for the opportunity to chat with new people and answer their questions.”

Watch for notices of future Chats with the Chief

Chat with the Chief is typically hosted several times each year in various locations throughout the city. For more information about Chat with the Chief, visit www.naperville.il.us/npd/chatwithchief

Editor’s Note / If you see something…

Meanwhile, if you see something suspicious, say something. Call 9-1-1.

Be mindful that attractive social media videos oftentimes are created and edited for entertainment, with the main purpose to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a message that can be sensational and deceptive. They’re designed to go “viral.” Sometimes those videos take on a life of their own.

Be smart. Go with knowledge that many times videos featured on social media are created to inspire clicks that can put money in the videographers’ pockets. We’re all for creativity and good honest commerce. Simply resist forwarding clicks that are misleading. 

As Crime Stoppers say, “Keeping our community safe is everyone’s responsibility.” (PN File Photo)

Be safe. As Crime Stoppers say, “Keeping our community safe is everyone’s responsibility.”

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving City consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The City is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The City’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.


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