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The Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) provide public safety for residents and visitors in Chicago, including City’s planning for issues related to Homeland Security.  The Public Safety Consortium consists of key departments and agencies dedicated to public safety and security, including the Police, Fire, Aviation, Public Health, OEMC and CTA.

Several city departments maintain public safety initiatives including the Chicago Department of Transportation (Safe Streets, Pedestrian and Bike Safety Program and) the City of Chicago Department of Buildings (is dedicated to advancing public safety through code enforcement, community partnerships and creative use of technology to make Chicago a safe place to live, work and play) and Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (ensures a fair & vibrant market place for businesses & consumers by licensing Chicago's businesses and public vehicles, providing business education & protecting consumers from unfair practices.)

Information on Preventing and Disciplining Police Misconduct can be found here.

Alerts (Safety)

Low Alert Dec 10, 2015 Application for the Position of Superintendent of Police

Most Recent News (Safety)

Feb 11,2016 Mayor Emanuel Opens Wings Metro Shelter And Safe House For Families Touched By Domestic Violence
Jan 27,2016 City Of Chicago Conducts Annual Survey Of Homeless Population
Jan 08,2016 NEW LOCATION for Police Board Public Meeting to Receive Community Input on the Search for a New Superintendent of Police
Aug 13,2015 City Hosts Public Safety Vendor Outreach Event
Jul 29,2015 City Council Approves Appointment Of Lisa Morrison Butler As Commissioner Of The Department Of Family And Support Services

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