ENGLEWOOD — A new public safety project in Englewood is looking for neighborhood residents who want to get more involved.
The project called T.I.M.E. 2136 launched last summer thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the Department of Justice.
T.I.M.E. is an acronym for This Is My Englewood. The “21:36” blends the area’s 60621 and 60636 zip codes.
The Englewood Public Safety Taskforce proposed the program to reduce crime in Englewood by focusing on specific areas within the community with resources, engagement and public safety projects.
The project is now looking for volunteer public safety ambassadors to help develop and implement community-based crime reduction strategies in two Chicago Police Department beats within the the Englewood (7th) District: beats 712 and 725.
The boundaries for Beat 712 are Racine Avenue to Halsted Street between 55th and 63rd streets. The boundaries for Beat 725 are Wood Street to Loomis Street between 63rd and 69th streets. (See a map of Chicago Police beats here.)
Responsibilities include doing community outreach, organizing and engaging potential leaders, organizing events and projects, participating in mandatory trainings and assisting in the creation of an Englewood Leadership Council.
To qualify, applicants must be a resident or someone with strong ties to Beat 712 or Beat 725 and must be able to provide a community reference who speaks to their volunteerism in those beats. Those with previous or current involvement in public safety initiatives like the Englewood Quality of Life Plan, R.A.G.E. and CAPS are encouraged to apply.
Public safety ambassadors need to be available most evenings and weekends for meetings and trainings and must commit to a minimum of 15 hours a month for 18 months.
To apply, click here.
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