As a part of the Field Operations Division, the Community Policing Unit is comprised of (6) Problem Solving Team Officers (PST), (2) Foot Patrol Officers, (4) School Resource Officers (SROs) and the Animal Warden. PST officers serve as a community policing mechanism by making personal contacts with area residents and merchants as well as providing a broad spectrum of proactive and preventive community services (attending neighborhood meetings, providing security assessments, safety presentations, etc.).
The Community Policing Unit is headed by a Commander along with a Sergeant that directly supervise the efforts of the officers to maximize it's effectiveness in dealing with quality of life issues, crime issues and assisting the public with organizing community groups within the City of Evanston. Additionally, two foot patrol officers assist with citywide concerns that may require a targeted approach. The department's Community Engagement and Programs Coordinator also falls under the Community Policing Unit and is responsible for facilitation of many of the department's community programs such as Citizen Police Academy and Explorers
The Community Policing Unit offers several services and programs. Request for some of the services can be found below. To learn about our different programs and services contact the Community Policing office at 847-866-5018
Security Assessment/Training Request
This service is offered to Evanston residents and businesses. An officer will come to your home or business to assess the vulnerability of your home and address your security concerns. Officers can then provide feedback and or training recommendations.
>>>Please use this form to submit a SECURITY ASSESSMENT request.
Speaker Presentation Request
Members of our Community Policing Unit are available for speaking engagements and community events as time permits. Officers are skilled in school safety talks, panel discussions, presentations, and fairs. *Please note that every effort will be made to fulfill requests as resources allow, however we reserve the right to decline a request.
>>>Please use this form to submit a SPEAKER PRESENTATION request.
Station Tour Request
The Evanston Police Department offers police station tours to local organizations and community groups within Evanston.
Please review tour guidelines below before submitting your request:
Tours are available Tuesday through Friday
Tours last approximately 1- 1.5 hours and include a short briefing, tour of certain areas in the department, and a Q & A session
Tour requests should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the preferred date
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour start time
Tours can accommodate up to 20 people total, including chaperones.
The minimum age for station tours is 7 years of age
Tour groups with children are required to have 1 chaperone per 5 children. Example 15 children = 3 chaperones
For individuals that may want to learn more about the police department, please visit of Citizen Police Academy page. The Citizen Police Academy not only includes a station tour but also give an in-depth look into the different operations of the department.
* Due to the nature of our field, circumstances can change rapidly and without notice. Although we appreciate the interest in our department and will do everything possible to accommodate requests, EPD reserves the right to cancel or end tours.
>>>Please use this form to submit a STATION TOUR request.