Naperville Police Present College Safety Guide Webinar on August 5

As many new college freshmen are getting ready for “move-in” day on college campuses across the nation, the Naperville Police Department wants to be sure that parents are sending off their young adults safely. The Department is offering a presentation on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 7 p.m. entitled, “College Safety Guide for Parents and Students,” and encourages all freshman and their parents to participate. Crime Prevention Specialist Mary Browning states, “This is a great opportunity to learn how to be safe while on campus and away from home. We live in a very safe community and because of that our children can develop a false sense of security. This class will help students learn strong crime prevention strategies and make them aware of some of the dangers of campus life and how to safeguard themselves.”

The presentation has two distinct focuses. The first part of the program will educate students and parents about drugs, alcohol, and the law. Browning adds, “Students may be subjected to temptations and challenges that they haven’t yet been taught how to deal with. This class will talk frankly about making choices and understanding what the consequences may be; legally, personally, and academically.”

The second portion of the presentation will concentrate on personal safety. Browning wants students to start their college careers armed with the necessary knowledge and skills to keep themselves and their property safe. “We want students to learn how to protect themselves and to know how to avoid being a victim of crime.”

To register for this event, please submit an email to by 3 p.m., Thursday, August 5. Once registered you will receive a zoom link to join the webinar by 5 p.m., August 5. Any questions regarding online sign-up may be directed to Rachel Pruneda at (630) 420-6031. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

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