Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS)

CAPS is a community group that recognizes public safety personnel for their contributions to the City. Each year, Naperville residents are asked to nominate public safety employees who have displayed an interest in Naperville’s residents in a manner above and beyond the call of duty and exhibited a genuine concern for the welfare and well being of all Naperville citizens.

There are two annual CAPS Awards Recognition Ceremonies; the Spring to recognize outstanding Police Department personnel and the Fall to recognize outstanding Fire Department personnel.


Please submit your CAPS nominations in the form of a letter to or by filling out the online form available at Nominations for the 2018 Police Department recognition event must be received no later than April 16, 2018.

Upcoming Recognition Event

CAPS will host an event in recognition of Naperville Police Department personnel on Thursday, May 17, 2018. This event will be held at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Avenue, Naperville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 each and are available at the Naperville Police Department at 1350 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by calling Jill Bridges at the Police Department at (630) 420-6161.