The 24th Police District station in Rogers Park will soon host a strategic deployment center staffed by analysts from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and police officers, bringing to our community the same kind of “smart policing strategy” that has resulted in significant reductions in violent crime in the police districts where it has been implemented.
The expansion of smart policing to Rogers Park comes at a time of heightened tension in the neighborhood resulting from two recent random murders. A full complement of detectives continue to investigate these two crimes and are tracking down over 300 tips that have been reported to the police. Police report some promising leads, but no arrest has been made. [Read more…]