Other Crime Prevention Programs
First Responders Academy
The First Responders Academy is a 10-week program designed to give participants an understanding of the operation of the Addison Police Department and the Addison Fire Protection District. The academy consists of a series of classes held once a week. There is no cost for residents to participate.
Each class will provide an overview of various areas of law enforcement and fire protection. Several demonstrations will take place during the academy, in which participants will be allowed to participate.
The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion and a unique First Responders Academy shirt identifying him or her as a graduate of the academy.
For more information on the First Responders Academy, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (630) 543-3080. If interested in attending, please fill out this application and send it to either Administrative Commander Omar Brucal at OBrucal@addison-il.org.
Eagle Eye Neighborhood Park Watch
The goal of this program is to prevent crime and vandalism to the playground and park equipment and to alleviate suspicious activities by promoting community involvement. Through the involvement of police, park district, and citizens, our goal is to create a safe haven for children and adults to play and learn.
National Night Out
Crime Prevention officers organize and coordinate this annual Village resident gathering on the first Tuesday of August.
Security Surveys/Risk Assessments
A Crime Prevention officer will meet with the resident or business owner in his/her home or business and discuss various crime prevention measures that can be taken to improve the security of his/her home or business. While taking a brief tour of the building and property, the Crime Prevention officer will complete a residential or business security survey form which will be discussed and turned over to the resident or business owner.
Personal Safety Training
Crime Prevention officers provide personal safety seminars for all interested organizations upon request.
Bank Robbery Prevention
Crime Prevention officers, in conjunction with officers from the Investigations Section of the Department, provide training to bank employees on bank robbery prevention and preparedness.
Tobacco Retailer Inspections
Crime Prevention officers conduct semi-annual inspections of tobacco retailers to check for illegal sales of tobacco products to underage persons.
Active Shooter Response Training Class
Free Survival Mindset and Course of Action Active Shooter Response training class for Addison residents, schools, organizations and businesses. For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Commander Frank Pope at (630) 543-3080.
Illinois Premise Alert Program
On August 28, 2009, the State of Illinois passed the Illinois Premise Alert Program Act. This Act was passed to ensure that consistently high levels of public safety service are available to every resident in the State of Illinois, including those who may require special consideration.
This Act allows individuals with special needs or disabilities, their families or their caregivers an opportunity to provide information that describes what special circumstances may be required when first responders, such as Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, respond to that individual’s residence or place of work in the event of an emergency. The information will be kept in a secure database and can only be accessed by the Police, Fire or EMS units responding to the specific location. All information provided is strictly voluntary on the part of the participants and is kept confidential.
For more information, call Crime Prevention at (630) 543-3080. To register for the program, you can either download the Premise Alert registration form here or pick up a registration form at the Addison Police Department, 3 Friendship Plaza. For our Spanish speakers, you can download the Spanish Premise Alert registration form here. Completed registration forms must be returned to the Addison Police Department.