WEST LOOP — After an increase in petty crime, West Loop community groups will hold a public safety workshop in partnership with the Chicago Police Department and other city agencies this week.
Hosted by the West Loop Community Organization, in partnership with Neighbors of the West Loop and West Central Association, the Help Us Keep the Community Safe workshop will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market St.
Carla Agostinelli, executive director of the West Loop Community Organization, said the workshop is a collaborative effort between neighborhood groups to work together to try and keep everyone in the neighborhood safe.
Agostinelli said the workshop has been in the making after an increase in phone thefts and purse snatches in the neighborhood. “With the increased density, it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder on how to keep ourselves safe,” she said.
The Chicago Police Department, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Emergency and Communication will be on hand to discuss the types of crime happening in the neighborhood, tips on staying alert, what to do in the event of an emergency and the importance of properly installing and placement of surveillance cameras in residential building, Agostinelli said.
Given the increases in petty crime and the upcoming holiday season, Agostinelli said it was a good time to refresh on safety tips and prevention strategies.
The event is free and open to the public. Interested attendees are asked to RSVP in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone. 312-666-1991.
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