I would like to publicly thank the Oak Park Police Department for its great presentation on preventing crime in our neighborhoods and homes. It is unfortunate that no more than 30 residents were in attendance. Crime, especially burglaries, increases in the summertime. Therefore, this is a perfect time to be more aware of what is going on in our neighborhoods and pay attention.

I assume everyone who didn’t attend already knows what I didn’t prior to this meeting, that you can contact your residential beat officer to attend block parties or block meetings to discuss crime prevention. Have you checked out the village Web site on what crime is occurring in your particular neighborhood, or signed up for e-mails from your residential beat officer? What a great service here for our residents!

Thank you again, Oak Park Police Department.

Julianne Nery
Oak Park

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