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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)

High Alert Sep 23, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Outlines Comprehensive Public Safety Strategy

Most Recent News (Safety)

Sep 12,2016 City Of Chicago Announces A 13 Percent Decrease In Homelessness Since 2015
Aug 01,2016 Chicago Department of Water Management to Conduct First of its Kind Water Quality Study
Jul 25,2016 Mayor Emanuel And Emerson Collective Announce 23 Recipients Of Peace Grants
Jul 21,2016 City Officials Remind Chicagoans Of Extreme Summer Weather Precautions
Jun 30,2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches New Summer Campaign To Promote Expanded Summer Learning Programming And Activities For Youth Around The City

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