More Cops In Uniform While Public Schools On Spring Break

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Chicago Police officers were expected to be more visible next week, while public school students are on spring break.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser reports, officers who are normally in plain clothes will be wearing uniforms to increase visibility.

Those detailed to the schools with be assigned to areas where teenagers hang out.

“Our collective goal is to keep everyone safe and get offenders off the streets,” said Deputy Supt. Ernie Brown.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser Reports

Police will also aggressively enforce the city’s curfew law.

“Sunday through Thursday, 10pm to 6am is curfew and Friday and Saturday 11pm to 6am,” Brown said. “Nothing good can come from children being out after curfew. Violent crime often occurs at night and unsupervised children are at much greater risk.”

Brown reminded students that they can text tips anonymously to the police department.

“You can text information to c-r-i-m-e-s. Type in c-p-d as the first three letters of your message,” he said. “We don’t need to know who you are. All we need in the information.”

Brown also asked people to help the police.

“I ask you do not be afraid to speak out. If you see something, say something,” he said. “If you have information about escalating conflicts or crimes that have occurred, your information could save a life.”

You can text a tip to the police by typing in c-r-i-m-e-s and you have to start the body of the message with c-p-d.

You can bet police will be paying closer attention downtown, on North Michigan Avenue and in River North, where large groups of young people “wilding” – traveling in large groups and instigating violent behavior – have become an issue.

  • gee-reg

    The government said crime was going down so why would we need more police ???? And I can not wait to see how many extra police we tax payers get in our part of town , Any bet it is ZERO. Why always send more police to areas that always complain about the police doing their job and arresting criminals when he/she is their relative. Then they don’t want the police around because their relative was just about to turn their life around and finally get a job and maybe pay child support for their 10 kids


    Why does it have to be when the school kids are out on Spring Break to be more visible; and why when “if you see somthing say something” mantra being ignored on my side – FAR South Side of Chicago (morgan park in the 34th ward!) being ignored!!!! These no good as*ses are selling and smoking drugs, in their gang groups all day on this block grinnin’ while my (and your) tax dollars are going for their Section 8, and “crazy checks”, etc. But the good people downtown are not going to have to worry about their safety…give me a break! The ONLY saving grace is to hope that it is COLD AND RAINY ALL WEEK!!! HOPEFULLY ALL SUMMER! Too bad for US law bidding citizens though!

  • arthur

    ok we need more police because you so called parents are sitting in front of the place someone pays rent at playing cards and drinking, not giving a heck where your kids are at. but when the yellow tape comes out you all are crying and showing pictures of your children saying how the police need to do something. No you need to do something, first keep your kids where you know they are at, raise your kids the right way, teach them values and morales, and pick up the phone! Leave the ghetto attitude where you dont tell in the trash where it belongs. Thats why our areas are so messed up. Wake up put the bottles down and raise your children

    • tom k

      AMEN ARTUR could you run for president

  • TOM K


  • uajs

    gang swanging, now college keeps gathering in groups for sex gang bangin. Oh, and roise o’donnel is moving into town, that should make you feel better.

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