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 are now closed.

Upcoming Recognition Event

The CAPS Police award recognition ceremony took place on May 17, 2018. Please check back for more information about this fall's CAPS Fire award recognition ceremony.