Quarterly Beat Meeting Schedule
Beginning in late summer 2021, the Skokie Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program transitioned from yearly Block Captain meetings to quarterly “Beat” meetings in public locations within each of the Village’s nine geographic beats (see map). Both permanent beat officers for each area, as well as Crime Prevention officers, will attend the meetings to provide a regular opportunity for residents and stakeholders of the Beats to interact with members of SPD who patrol their neighborhoods, exchange information, identify recurring problems and jointly develop solutions to those problems.
The agenda for the meetings, which will last about one hour, will include introductions, discussion of current crime conditions and any new or trending chronic problems and, as meetings continue, updates on issues discussed at prior meetings. From time-to-time, residents will be asked to volunteer to work in small groups with Beat officers between meetings to develop problem-solving strategies for chronic neighborhood issues. The Skokie Police Department hopes that many residents of each beat attend the meetings, not just those on blocks with established Neighborhood Watch groups, as well as business owners and representatives of schools, houses of worship and neighborhood organizations. Masks are required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status.
The beat meeting schedule for the remainder of 2021 includes:
Beat 310: August 31 and October 21, 5:30 p.m., Weber Park Center, 9700 Weber Park Place
Beat 311: September 2 and October 28, 5:30 p.m., Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood Street
Beat 312: September 9 (note new date) and November 4, 6 p.m., St. Lambert’s meeting room, 8148 Karlov Avenue
Beat 313: September 13 and November 8, 5:30 p.m., Emily Oaks Nature Center,4650 Brummel Street
Beat 314: September 14 (note new date) and November 11, 5:30 p.m., Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street
Beat 315: September 23 and November 15, 5:30 p.m., Jane Stenson School, 9201 Lockwood Avenue
Beat 316: September 27 and November 18, 5:30 p.m., Arie Crown multi-purpose room, 4600 Main Street
Beat 317: September 30 and November 22, 5:30 p.m., Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street
Beat 318: this beat covers the Skokie Police Department front desk.
Updates to the dates, times and locations for the quarterly beat meetings will be posted on this page. Please plan to attend the meetings in the beat where you live and/or work to get to know your beat officers!