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RFQ for Animal Volunteer Organization Issued - Due April 25

The City of Evanston has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for an Animal Volunteer Organization to partner with

E.P.D. Thanks Local Doctor for Donation

The Evanston Police Department wishes to acknowledge Dr. Manoj K. Mehta, M.D. an Evanston resident and gastroenterologist at Evanston/North

EPD Officer Honored by National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Evanston Police Officer Sean O’Brien has been awarded the January 2014 Officer of the Month Award by the National

The Top 12 Evanston Social Media Stories of 2013

Evanston Races Against Hate More than 5,000 runners, 60 sponsors and 300 volunteers participated in the 2013 Ricky Byrdsong

Evanston Police Department Appoints Liaison for LGBT Community

Posted in Police

The Evanston Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergeant Melissa G. Sacluti as the Police Liaison

Evanston Police Link Bank Robber to Pipe & Tobacco Shop Murders

The Evanston Police Department is currently investigating Kevin Ross, the subject who was shot and killed by police on

Evanston Bank Robbery - Officer-involved Shooting

Posted in Police

On Monday, December 16, at approximately just after 3:00 p.m., Evanston Police responded to a call of a bank

Police Recommendations for a Safe Halloween

2013 HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Halloween is a fun and enjoyable Holiday.  The Evanston Police Department would like to provide

Mayor Announces Ongoing Gun Buy Back Program

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl in conjunction with the Evanston Community Foundation and its’ donors introduce an ongoing gun buyback program

E.P.D. Honored By The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

The Evanston Police Department’s Traffic Bureau was honored today by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police for the

Labor Day Holiday Weekend City Schedule and Closures

The City of Evanston has announced the service schedules and facility closures for the 2013 Labor Day holiday weekend.

Evanston Police Gear Up for Labor Day Weekend, Increase Traffic Enforcement

During August 16 through Labor Day, September 2, the Evanston Police Department will be out in force as part of the

Citizen Police Academy - Fall Session Starts August 28th

Posted in Citizen Police Academy, Police

The Evanston Police Department is making a final push for registration for its Fall 2013 Citizen Police Academy program. The Citizen

Evanston Police Investigate Sexual Assault/Strong Armed Robbery

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at approx. 6:00 AM, Evanston Police responded to a call of a criminal sexual

National Night Out Against Crime August 6

We are gearing up to host our annual “National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime” on August 6 and we’re

"Pink Heals Tour" Comes to Evanston to Promote Cancer Awareness August 7

The “Pink Heals Tour” will be in Evanston from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7 to

E.P.D. Honors Graduates of Youth C.P.A. Class

The Evanston Police Department wants to congratulate the participants of the 2nd Annual Youth Citizens Police Academy held during

E.P.D. Announces Upcoming Youth Citizen Police Academy

Posted in police

The Evanston Police Department is offering a second annual summer session of the Youth Citizen Police Academy. This one-week in-depth view

Evanston Bicycle Registration Now Online

The Evanston Police Department has developed a free online bicycle registration form in order to reduce bicycle theft, make

Evanston Police Start Text-a-Tip Reward Program for Guns

The Evanston Police Department in 2011 initiated a new program called Text-A-Tip to assist in clearing unsolved crimes and

Evanston Police Prevention Tips to Help Reduce Crime

The Evanston Police Department's crime reduction strategy involves providing information to the public on current crime trends. This past

E.P.D. Takes Part in "Cop on Top" for Special Olympics

Tomorrow morning, Friday, May 31st from 7AM until 12 Noon Evanston Police will be participating in the "Cop on Top"

E.P.D. Continues with Police Presence by Fleetwood-Jourdain

In follow-up to the recent 5th ward meeting on May16th at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center regarding the previous week’s

Evanston Police Honor C.P.A. Class Number 37

The Evanston Police Department wants to extend congratulations to the graduates of Citizen’s Police Academy (C.P.A.) Class Number 37

Evanston Gun Buyback Event Set for June 29

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced that the City of Evanston will be teaming up with several community organizations to

Evanston Police and Fire Foundation to Hold Inaugural Golf Outing June 17

The Evanston Police and Fire Foundation (EPFF) will be holding its Inaugural Golf Outing on Monday, June 17 at

Evanston Ordinance Banning Hand-held Cell Phones While Driving in Third Year

This year marks the third year of Evanston’s ban on hand-held cell phones while driving.  Recognizing distracted driving as

E.P.D. Launches Webpage to Identify Suspects from Surveillance Cameras

The Evanston Police Department has launched a new webpage focusing on attempting to identify suspects in criminal offenses being

Prevent Ruse Entry Burglaries

Posted in crime prevention tips

Springtime brings beautiful flowers, warmer weather, and last but not least, ruse entry burglaries. This time of year, certain

Evanston P.D. Meeting with Family & Friends of Unsolved Homicides

Chief of Police Richard Eddington will be holding  an informational meeting with family members and concerned friends of unsolved homicide victims that

Reminder of Changes to Evanston's Door-to-door Panhandling and Soliciting Laws

The Evanston City Council adopted measures in February 2013 amending the City Code regarding soliciting and panhandling to limit

This is National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

Posted in safety

  April 14-20, 2013 is designated by Congress as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week serves as a

E.P.D. Receives Recognition from Chicago Police for Community Policing

The Evanston Police Department recently received recognition from the Chicago Police Department for the continuing community policing efforts Evanston

Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27 at MWRD's Skokie Water Reclamation Plant

On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago and the Drug

Auto Burglary Alert and Crime Prevention Tips

Posted in Police

Over the past week, the Evanston Police Department has received numerous reports of burglary to autos, many of which

Evanston Police Department Establishes Prescription Medication Drop Box

The Evanston Police Department and Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation have established a pill disposal and collection program. Evanston

Evanston Police Announce Upcoming Community Beat Meetings

Posted in Police

The Evanston Police Department’s Problem Solving Team officers will hold beat meetings this year to update residents on current

Locker Room Theft Alert

Workout facilities are frequent targets for theft. The Evanston Police Department receives multiple reports of thefts from lockers each

Smartphone Theft Alert and Theft Prevention Tips

Posted in smart phone, theft

Be SMART to Avoid Losing Your Smartphone Over the past couple of months, the Evanston Police Department has detected an increase

Copper Down Spout and Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Tips

The Evanston Police Department, in an attempt to make the public more aware of recent theft issues, is providing

Temporary Davis St. Lane Closure on March 26

Two lanes of Davis Street will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 (westbound,

Evanston Police Officer Recognized by City Council for Rescuing Boy from River

Evanston Police Officer Sean O’Brien was recognized on March 11 by the Evanston City Council for rescuing a boy from

Evanston Police Department 2011-12 Crime Statistics

The Evanston Police Department has released the 2012 Part I crime statistics for the city. The Part I crime numbers

Evanston Police Will Increase Traffic Enforcement for St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Evanston Police announce today they will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend to crack down

What You Need to Know about Evanston's Warning Sirens

The City of Evanston sounds its sirens in the event of a declared snow alert. Evanston sirens sound 15

New "Evanston Life" Magazine Now Online

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Evanston Life! Over the past several years, the Highlights newsletter and the Arts

Mayor's State of the City Address March 8, Registration Still Open

Please join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on March 8 to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl, Mayor of

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl Announces Support of Senator Feinstein's Assault Weapon Ban Legislation

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced today her support for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s introduction of the updated Assault Weapons

Annual Alarm Registration Due by Jan. 31

The City of Evanston 2013 annual alarm permit registration is due by January 31, 2013. The annual renewal fee

City of Evanston to Hold Third Community Dialogue on Race

The City of Evanston will be hosting its third and final session in its series of race dialogues entitled “My Evanston,

Residents, Businesses Required to Remove Snow from Sidewalks

Residents and businesses are reminded that they must clear snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their respective properties for

Crossing Guard Changes for Haven, Kingsley and St. Athanasius Schools Starting Jan. 7

Since the school year began, there have been some safety concerns raised by area parents and businesses regarding an

Evanston Police to Enhance Traffic Enforcement Efforts for Holiday Season

 The holidays can be a dangerous time for motorists, especially for drivers and passengers not properly buckled in during

Evanston Police and North Regional Major Crimes Task Force Continue to Investigate Homicide

Evanston Police detectives and now the North Regional Major Crime Task Force continue to investigate the shooting death that

City Now Offers Snow Alert Text Messages as Snow Parking Regulations Start Dec. 1

The City of Evanston’s Streets and Sanitation Division would like to remind residents that the city’s snow parking regulations

Evanston Gun Buyback Event Set for Dec. 15

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced in November that the City of Evanston will be teaming up with several community organizations to

Evanston Police to Hold Second Annual Tweet-along Nov. 9 - In Progress

The Evanston Police Department is embarking on its second annual virtual ride-along for Twitter followers of the City of

A Message from Evanston Mayor Regarding Recent Homicide

Today the Evanston Police Department and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office announced the arrest of Wesley A. Woodson

Evanston Police Release Pedestrian Crosswalk Initiative Results

The Evanston Police Department Traffic Management Bureau conducted a crosswalk enforcement initiative from August 8 through August 31, 2012.

Fall Means Increased Skunk Activity, City Shares Tips to Keep Them Away

It is common to see increased skunk activity during the fall as they try to gain the extra weight

Evanston 9/11 Ceremony to be Held at Fireman's Park

The Evanston Fire and Police Departments will hold a memorial ceremony to honor the brave men and women who

Back to School Safety Tips from District 65 and the City of Evanston

The City of Evanston is teaming up with District 65 to continue to encourage students and parents to follow

Residents Can Now Sign Up for Email, Text Notifications for Mosquito Abatement Operations

The City of Evanston has launched an email and text notification system.  Residents can get advance notice of planned

Evanston Alderman, Community Call for Transformation of Troublesome Howard St. Store

Evanston Alderman Ann Rainey (8th Ward) led a delegation of community members and Evanston police officers to a  City

Armed Robbery Update: Picture of Subjects Available

New information has become available regarding the investigation of the armed robbery that occurred August 19 in the 2000 block of

National Night Out in Evanston August 7

Local community groups and neighborhoods will be hosting various events around Evanston for the annual National Night Out, Tuesday, August

E.P.D. Wants Neighborhoods to Organize for "National Night Out" Against Crime

The Evanston Police Department is asking local community groups and neighborhoods to organize for the upcoming annual National Night

Evanston to Hold Pedestrian Safety Workshop on July 24

The public information session was held on July 24, 2012.   Here is the presentation in PDF format.

Police Release Stats for July 4 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click it or Ticket" Crackdown

Evanston Police made two arrests for Driving Under the Influence and issued 84 citations for failure to wear a seat

Summer Curfew Information

The City of Evanston, its police department, and school districts 202 and 65 want you to have an enjoyable

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

With temperatures and heat indices rising, the Evanston Health Department urges all residents to take preventive actions throughout the

Evanston P.D. Participates in Upcoming Torch Run for Special Olympics

PLEASE COME JOIN OFFICERS FROM EVANSTON POLICE   THIS COMING SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012 FOR THE ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN  

Evanston Animal Control Reports Found Toy Poodle

The City of Evanston’s Animal Control Bureau has apprehended a lost apricot colored toy poodle in the 1000 block

Evanston Police Remind Bicyclists Not to Ride on Sidewalks Downtown

The Evanston Police Department is starting a Spring campaign to make bicyclists aware that riding on sidewalks in the Downtown

RX Take-back Day Set for April 28

The City of Evanston, in association with PEER Services of Evanston, will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s

"Project Sticker Shock" Set for May 11 to Curb Underage Drinking

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (ESAPC) will be visiting local stores that sell alcohol on May 11, 2012 to place stickers on

IEMA Launches Pet Preparedness Radio Spots

A new radio public awareness campaign set to hit the airwaves in Illinois will bring a humorous approach to the

National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week April 8-14

HELP CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR WEEK, SAVE LIVES AND THE ENVIRONMENT Each year, the second week of April is

Evanston Police Arrest Criminal Sexual Assault Offender

Posted in Arrests

On Monday, March 5, 2012 at approximately 1:55PM, Evanston Police responded to a call of a criminal sexual assault that

2012 Evanston Budget Fee Changes Effective Dates

In order to balance the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget, the Evanston City Council voted to reduce numerous expenses, reduced several

Evanston Police Department Reports "Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign a Success

Posted in Click It or Ticket, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, IDOT, Police

The Evanston Police Department’s Traffic Management Bureau, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety (IDOT/DTS),

Evanston Honors Veterans at Fountain Square

Posted in Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day ceremonies were held November 11, 2011 at Evanston's Foutain Square honoring those who have served this country. In

Inaugural Chiefs' Luncheon a Success

Posted in Evanston Police and Fire Foundation, Fire & Life Safety Services, Police

The Inaugural Chiefs’ Luncheon, presented by the Evanston Police and Fire Foundation, was held on Thursday, November 10 at Prairie

Graffiti Offender Arrested

At about 3:20 a.m. Monday, November 7 Evanston Police officers were able to arrest a subject for numerous political graffiti messages

EPD Receives National Traffic Safety Award

On October 25, 2011, The Evanston Police Department's Traffic Management Bureau received national recognition for their traffic safety and enforcement

Public Service Message on Theft from the Evanston Police Department

Posted in police, safety checks

The Evanston Police Department is asking residents to assist in reducing the opportunities for thefts and burglaries. Residents are

Police Clear Homicide, Charge One with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery

On 9-12-11, Evanston Police Detectives working with the North Regional Major Crime’s Task Force Investigators obtained an anonymous tip identifying

Evanston Police Detain and Question Two Persons of Interest in Homicide Investigation

On 9-2-11, at 5:20 a.m. the victim in this case, now identified as John Costulas of Chicago, Illinois, was walking

Evanston Police Seek Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspects

Evanston Police are investigating an apparent robbery that took place in the early morning of Friday, September 2nd at approximately

Evanston Police Department's Traffic Bureau Receives National & State Awards for Traffic Safety and Enforcement Initiatives

As far back as 1933, a tradition was established when the National Safety Council awarded The Evanston Police Department

No Cause for Concern Over Elm Tree Inoculation Devices

The City of Evanston's elm tree inoculation program is under way and some residents have been concerned that the devices could

E.P.D. Begins Late-Night Enforcement Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

The Evanston Police Department will be conducting a roadside safety check point this Friday evening, June 17th. Officers from the

Summer Time Youth Safety & Curfew

The Evanston Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of the community it serves. A large part of this

2011 Evanston Police Awards Ceremony - Video

On June 9, 2011 the Evanston Police Department recognized police offices from various law enforcement agencies along with residents for

Evanston Police Launch New "Text-a-Tip" Program

The Evanston Police Department has initiated a new program to assist in clearing unsolved crimes or crimes being committed that

Evanston Police to Conduct Roadside Safety Checks

The Evanston Police Department will be conducting a Roadside Safety Check beginning on Friday May 27, 2011, from 10:00 p.m.

Evanston Police Record Significant Drop in Crime for Third Consecutive Year

While other communities throughout the nation may have seen a rise in crime between 2009 and 2010, the City of

Police Warn of Fundraising Scams

The Evanston Police Department Never Solicits Publicly for Funds or Donations. On occasion the Evanston Police Department receives inquires from

Evanston Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted in Police

On 2-24-11, at approximately 6:14 a.m. Evanston police responded to the area of Oakton St. and Callan Ave. Evanston, Illinois

Citizen Police Academy Still Taking Applications for March 3rd Class

The Citizen Police Academy is a twelve week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Evanston

Commander Jeffrey Jamraz & Sergeant Daniel Russell to Be Promoted Jan. 24

At the January 24, 2011 meeting of the Evanston City Council Evanston Police Department Commander Jeffrey Jamraz will be promoted

Evanston Police Operation "Hard Swipe" Fugitive Arrested

Back in September of 2010, members of the Evanston Police Departments Neighborhood Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) were instrumental in spearheading and

Be Aware of Mail & Internet Scams

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Most Likely Is - Public Service Announcement from the Evanston Police

Results of Evanston Police Department's Holiday Traffic Enforcement Initiative

The Evanston Police Department has concluded the Christmas/ New Year’s holiday STEP grant enforcement. The purpose of this campaign was

Retirement of Deputy Police Chief Demitrous Cook

Evanston Deputy Chief Demitrous Cook, Appointed New Chief of Police for the Village of Glenwood, Illinois. Whether it was negotiating

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

The 2010 holiday season is finally here, which presents some criminal challenges to our community. Most of you will be

Evanston Police Conduct Homicide Investigation

On 12-8-10 at approximately 1:04 a.m. Evanston Police responded to the 2000 Blk. of Church St., Evanston, Illinois, referencing a

Evanston Police Spearhead Proactive Multi-Jurisdictional Undercover Operation taking Guns, Drugs and Gang Members off Evanston Streets

The Evanston Police Department’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) was instrumental in spearheading and coordinating a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort, targeting

9/15/2010 - Update from EPD on Death Investigation

In furtherance of this investigation, the Evanston Police Department at present identifies the victim in this incident as Colin P.

Video of Evanston Police Dept. Press Conference on 9/14/2010 - Death Investigation

Click here to view video of Evanston Police Dept. Press Conference on 9/14/2010 regarding Death Investigation involving explosive device.

Evanston Police Dept. Press Conference 9/14/2010

UPDATE 4:10 P.M. On 9-14-10, at approximately 3:53 a.m. the Evanston Police Department received notification of a loud explosion possible

9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Fireman's Park

The Evanston Fire and Police Departments  will hold a memorial ceremony to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives

Evanston Police Begin Crackdown- Steps up late-night impaired driving and safety belt enforcement

Posted in Police, Safety Checks

The Evanston Police Department today announced its late-night plans for Labor Day focusing on the most deadly time of day

Fall "Highlights" Now Available

Posted in Highlights

The Fall 2010 edition of "Highlights" will be delivered to residents in the next few days. You can check it

Evanston Police Department Receives Traffic Award

As far back as 1933, a tradition was established, when the National Safety Council awarded The Evanston Police Department the

Area Man Arrested for Auto Burglary

Posted in Arrests

On 7-11-10, at approximately 4:16 a.m. , Evanston patrol officers responded into the 1300 Blk. of Ashland, Evanston, Illinois, referencing