The neighborhoods surrounding Chittenden Park (beats 80 and 81) had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 11/14/12. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos. Officers Tom Woodruff, Dave Bertaud, Ron Conley, Jeremy Gaughan, Mark Gliva, Phil Mazur, and Carol McClanathan also attended. A 47 minute audio recording of the meeting is attached. Below is a brief summary:
Police Activity Summary:
1,139 police calls for service have been generated by patrol beat 81, which is east of Delany Rd., from January 1st through October 31st, 2012. Historically, the annual average is 924.
78 police calls for service have been generated by single family areas in patrol beat 80, which is west of Delany Rd., from January 1st through October 31st, 2012. Historically, the annual average is 57.
51 of the calls during the examined time period in both beats were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.
In all of 2012, we expect 71 IUCR crimes to occur in the patrol beats based on the trend established during the previous 6 years. 2012 so far is trending below that average.
Since January 2007, 5,885 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhoods; 423 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is roughly 7.1%.
We presented a training session to the group, featuring the video “Shots Fired! When Lightning Strikes.” This dynamic DVD is designed to teach members of the public realistic strategies for dealing with an active shooter situation. A 2 minute sample of the video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5aeNpWwECE4 
Due to copyright laws, the attached meeting recording has been edited to remove the video sound. Discussion after the video is included in the recording.
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The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for a date in May of 2013; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.