Naperville Residents Invited to “Chat with the Chief” on May 4

Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres invites the community to chat with him and other members of the Naperville Police Department on Wednesday, May 4.

This informal meet-and-greet is part of the Naperville Police Department’s “Chat with the Chief” series and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Starbucks, 1979 McDowell Road, located just off Route 59 on the northwest side of Naperville.

At “Chat with the Chief,” residents 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, which will include complimentary hot brewed coffee, courtesy of Starbucks.

“I’m really excited to host my first official chat as Chief of Police, and I hope a lot of our community members come out to discuss crime trends, ask questions or just say hello,” said Chief Arres. “Do you have questions about body-worn cameras, which our officers will be wearing soon? Are you concerned about criminal activity in your neighborhood? Do you want to hear more about our new program pairing social workers with officers in the field? Everything is on the table at Chat with the Chief.”

“Chat with the Chief” is typically hosted several times each year in various locations throughout the city. For more information on Chat with the Chief, visit

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