University Park and Christine Thompson Park areas Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 11/14/13

Area: 
University Park and Christine Thompson Park areas
Recording: 

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The neighborhoods surrounding University Park and Christine Thompson Park had a Neighborhood Watch meeting on 11/14/13. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Marty DePerte. Tom Agos and Officers Bertaud and Martin also attended. The 46-minute audio recording can be accessed above.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently scheduled to occur on May 15th, 2014, sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated in May.

Police Activity Summary:

University Park Area (patrol beat 95):

153 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013. Historically, the annual average is 349.

8 of the calls during the examined time period were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The annual average is 26. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2008, 2,098 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhood; 157 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is roughly 7.1%.

Christine Thompson Park Area (patrol beat 96):

471 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013. Historically, the annual average is 704.

28 of the calls during the examined time period were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The annual average is 64. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2008, 4,227 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhood; 358 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is roughly 8.8%.

Training: 

Officer presented a training session to residents pertaining to door-to-door sales people (solicitors). We discussed what defines a solicitor, registration requirements for them, constitutional considerations, and how residents can best partner with us in terms of enforcement.

Odds and Ends:

Again, the next meeting for the neighborhoods is scheduled for May 15th, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

Village encourages all residents to join “Nextdoor.” Nextdoor is a social media website that creates social networks based around neighborhoods. The program allows residents to talk about general issues, socialize, organize events and share information with others in the neighborhood and limits membership in your specific network to only those living within the neighborhood (which is independently confirmed through any number of methods).

The primary purpose of the program is to encourage community building in our neighborhoods. To learn more about Nextdoor, please visit www.nextdoor.com

To receive informational phone calls from the village through our automated system, please register by visiting www.gurnee.il.us, the village’s web site.