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Many Cultures, One Community - Keeping Skokie Safe

(5.25.16) In summer 2015, the Village launched the Many Cultures, One Community – Keeping Skokie Safe public safety campaign. Based on the community’s positive reception of the 2015 campaign, the initiative will resume in summer 2016. Many Cultures, One Community – Keeping Skokie Safe encompasses a variety of components involving multiple Village departments and community partners. The overall goal of the campaign is to keep the community safe by engaging and educating residents, strengthening community partnerships and employing myriad resources that contribute to a positive, healthy environment that is essential to community safety and pride. 

2016 Geographic Focus Area 
In 2016, the Many Cultures campaign will concentrate on the neighborhoods that are north of Main Street, south of Church Street, west of Skokie Boulevard/Niles Center Road and east of the CTA tracks/Gross Point Road north of Dempster Street. In addition, some campaign activities will continue in the 2015 focus areas south of Main Street and north of Lincoln Avenue. 

Public Safety Awareness Campaign Components 
COPS Vehicle -
Regular neighborhood visits by the Community Outreach Police Substation (COPS) vehicle are central to the campaign so that residents can meet police officers and volunteers and learn about Neighborhood Watch, crime prevention and other community initiatives. The COPS vehicle will be out and about several times a week with treats, prizes, information about crime prevention, multi-lingual fliers about important Village programs and services and more. The Skokie Police staff will often be joined by staff from the Fire and Health Departments, Human Services Division and Village Manager’s Office, as well as Village officials and members of the Public Safety Commission. On some dates, representatives from the Skokie Park District and Skokie Public Library will be on site to offer programs, games and other fun surprises. While the COPS vehicle will most often be in the 2016 focus area, from time to time, it also will visit the 2015 focus area. The COPS vehicle weekly schedule* will be published at www.skokie.org and on the Skokie Police Department Facebook page each Monday from May 30 through August 15. 

COPS schedule with Skokie Park District hot dogs nights in bold:
All dates below are subject to change.

  • Friday, June 3, 4-8 p.m., 4826-30 Lee (Human Services)
  • Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 8935-47 Lacrosse
  • Thursday, June 9, 4-7 p.m. - Winnebago Park
  • Saturday, June 11, 4-7 p.m., 4818-26 Wright Terrace
  • Sunday, June 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 8944-56 Bronx
  • Friday, June 17, 4-8 p.m., 4839-47 Greenleaf (Human Services)
  • Saturday, June 18, 4-8 p.m., 9053 Keating
  • Thursday, June 23, 4-7 p.m., Tecumseh Park (Library)
  • Saturday, June 25, 4-7 p.m., 4851 Greenwood
  • Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 9035 Knox
  • Thursday, June 30, 4-7 p.m., Lee Wright Park (Library)
  • Thursday, July 7, 4-7 p.m., Winnebago Park (Health)
  • Saturday, July 9, 4-7 p.m., 8944-50 Lavergne
  • Friday, July 15, 4-8 p.m., 4820 Conrad (Human Services)
  • Saturday, July 16, 4-8 p.m., 4901-11 Enfield
  • Thursday, July 21, 4-7 p.m., Tecumseh Park (Health)
  • Saturday, July 23, 4-7 p.m., 4826-30 Lee
  • Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4839-47 Greenleaf
  • Friday, July 29, 4-8 p.m., 4818-26 Wright Terrace (Health)
  • Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 8944-56 Bronx
  • Tuesday, August 2, 6-9 p.m., Gross Point Park (National Night Out)
  • Thursday, August 4, 4-7 p.m., Winnebago Park (Library)
  • Saturday, August 6, 4-7 p.m., 4851 Greenwood
  • Sunday, August 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 8935-47 LaCrosse
  • Friday, August 12, 4-8 p.m., 4820 Conrad
  • Saturday, August 13, 4-8 p.m., 9123-33 Keating (Human Services)
  • Thursday, August 18, 4-7 p.m., Tecumseh Park (Human Services)
  • Saturday, August 20, 4-7 p.m., 4839-47 Greenleaf
  • Sunday, August 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 8944-56 Bronx

​​Story and photo courtesy of the Village of Skokie.