Police Department - Crime Prevention Programs
We believe that the best way to prevent crime is to promote public awareness of crime risks and the actions that individual citizens can take to reduce or remove those risks. Here is a sampling of the programs and activities we offer.
C.O.P. (Community Online Patrol) BYTES Program (monthly email newsletter): This program continues to be a good resource for communication between residents and the department and is so popular that we've added it to the Village website. This program offers information on what crimes are occurring in each district, along with some crime prevention tips. It also lists information on local school and community events. Email Ofc. Robyn Stecklein at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. For the latest edition of C.O.P. Bytes click here.
Too Good For Drugs
Too Good For Drugs: Too Good For Drugs builds five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, bonding with pro - social others, identifying and managing emotions, and communicating effectively. The program also teaches the harmful effects of drugs and effectively builds a strong rapport between our officers and students. It's taught to the 5th grade students at Fearn, Goodwin and Schneider Schools . Program success is measured through a pre and post test. We receive good feedback concerning this program from parents, teachers and students.
Citizen Police Academy
Citizens Police Academy: This program, held once annually, give participants an awareness of what police work is like. The program meets once per week (approximately 2.5 hours) for 10 weeks and is open to residents and people who work in North Aurora . Topics include Criminal Law, Traffic Law, DUI, Patrol Procedures, Use of Force, Juvenile Law and Practicals. The practicals are a student favorite, where they get to participate in role playing scenarios as police officers, but in a safe environment.
National Night Out
National Night Out: Each year we promote this event, held on the first Tuesday in August, as a way for neighbors to go outside and get involved with each other. McGruff the Crime Dog and patrol officers stop by as many neighborhood gatherings as possible. We show off our equipment and interact with anyone present.
School Fun Fairs
School Fun Fairs: Each year we participate in fun fairs at each of our three elementary schools by holding a fast pitch booth. Participants can have their pitches clocked by a radar gun, pick up free crime prevention materials, and interact with police officers.
Police Department Tours: Police station tours are available to school groups, scouting organizations, and other local organizations. We provide a personalized, interactive tour of the facility and also hand out giveaways such as badges, pencils, or coloring books to the kids.
Presentations: We offer customized presentations at our local schools, day care centers, and various other businesses. Call us if you're interested in having a police officer speak to your business or group.
Home Security Surveys: This Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) survey includes touring the resident's property, checking windows, doors, locks, and lighting. We offer tips to make the home safer and to reduce the risk of crime happening at their home.
NAPD Participation in Regional Programs
Southern Kane County TRIAD: This cooperative effort between law enforcement, social agencies, and senior citizens groups provides a bridge between Kane County criminal justice agencies as we work together to reduce victimization of senior citizens. Through TRIAD, we provided safety presentations and training sessions.
Kane County Safe Kids: This program's goal is to make children safer through educational presentations dealing with gun safety, fire safety, stranger safety, playground safety, shopping cart safety and pool safety. Throughout the year we participate in several events that include child safety seat inspections and child safety identification cards.
Call (630) 897-8705 if you would to learn more about or to take advantage of any of these services.