South Chicago

2255 East 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60617
Phone: 312-747-8205
Fax: 312-747-4559
TTY: 312-747-9169

4th District CAPS Event Calendar

3rd District Police
Grand Crossing

7040 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 312-747-5530
Fax: 312-747-5479
TTY: 312-747-9168

3rd District CAPS Event Calendar

What Are Beat Meetings ... And Why Are They Important?

Beat community meetings are regular meetings held on all 285 police beats in Chicago. Every beat is required to meet at least quarterly, although the vast majority of beats meet every month or every other month. (Beat meeting schedules are published on the Chicago Police Department's website. Click this link to find beat meetings for your community: 

Get Involved with CAPS - Find Your District and Beat 

or you can call the City of Chicago Information Hotline at 311. 

The primary purpose of the beat community meeting is to allow beat residents, other community stakeholders and police to discuss chronic problems on the beat and to engage in problem solving using the CAPS five-step problem-solving process. Beat community meetings provide an opportunity for police and community residents to exchange information about conditions in the neighborhood, to identify crime and disorder problems, and to develop strategies to combat those problems. The meeting also provides an opportunity for police and community to get to know one another.