A Year of Safety with the Naperville Police Department
Resolving to be safer this year could pay off in more ways than one
This year, the Naperville Police Department is resolving to make Naperville “A Safer Naper” by releasing a new safety theme each month to educate residents on how to prevent crime and enhance their safety.
Topics will range from fraud awareness and burglary prevention to alcohol awareness and internet safety, among others. Each month, tips and tactics supporting the various safety themes will be posted to the Naperville Police Department’s website (www.naperville.il.us/ASaferNaper) and social media accounts (www.facebook.com/napervillepolicedepartment and www.twitter.com/napervillepd) using the hashtag #ASaferNaper. The monthly safety strategies will also be posted on flyers throughout town and, in some instances, addressed in community presentations.
“We are very fortunate to have a low crime rate in the City of Naperville; however, we have experienced an increase in some key categories,” said Police Chief Robert Marshall. “Our department will continue to focus on crime prevention efforts in partnership with residents. Programs such as “Lock It or Lose It” and “See Something, Say Something” are important initiatives to help keep our crime rate one of the lowest for communities our size.”
Residents are invited to share these monthly resources and encourage friends and neighbors to resolve to make 2018 a year for safety. In addition to potentially deterring crime and helping Naperville residents avoid victimization, this campaign may also pay off for some in another way. Each month, someone who uses the social media hashtag #ASaferNaper to share how they’re using NPD’s safety tips proactively will be chosen at random to receive a $25 Downtown Naperville gift card.
“We’re really excited to launch this campaign to refocus the community on crime prevention and safety,” said Deputy Chief Jason Arres. “There is so much that can be done proactively to deter crime, and we’re hoping this campaign will teach residents something new each month.”
January’s “Resolve to be Safe” theme will be introduced the first week of January and will introduce residents to available programs and services that can proactively enhance personal safety.
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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.