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Taking Stock : Community Policing in Chicago

By: Sarah V. Hart

Legal Reference Publication

Summary: Chicago?s community policing program began in April 1993 with the announcement of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS). After a developmental period in several police districts, CAPS expanded in spring 1995 to involve the department?s entire patrol division. The program has continued to evolve; some elements were dropped or altered radically, and others have been put into place. The program celebrated its sixth anniversary as a citywide initiative in...

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