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.

View the 2020 Fire Awards Ceremony


Nominations for employees of the Naperville Police and Fire Departments are accepted by the CAPS Board year-round. If you know someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, you may submit your nomination for a CAPS Award in the form of a letter to or by filling out the online form available at

Upcoming Recognition Event

The Board of Directors of Citizens Appreciate Public Safety will honor members of the Naperville Fire Department on Thursday, Oct. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave.

This event is open to all members of the community. Purchase tickets ($35) and learn more at