We believe that the best way to prevent crime is to promote public awareness of crime risks and the actions that individual citizens can take to reduce or remove those risks. Here is a sampling of the programs and activities we offer.
Police and Citizens Together Program
The North Aurora Police Department offers a community policing program that encourages residents to help maintain the quality of life within their own communities. The Police And Citizens Together (PACT) program builds on our organizational philosophy of working in partnership with our citizens to enhance and/or preserve the quality of life in the Village, consistent with the values of our community. Under the PACT program, officers are assigned primary responsibility to work with residents in a specific area to address neighborhood issues and help solve problems. Neighborhood officers are responsible for maintaining contact with residents and to deal with issues as they develop and to follow-up with residents to verify that their needs have been addressed. Officers will request quarterly meetings with their resident group to share police and crime activity in their area, listen to neighborhood concerns, and provide information to help our residents better protect themselves from crime.
The North Aurora Police Department uses the practice of geographic policing to oversee the PACT program. The Village has been divided into four Districts and our four patrol sergeants are each responsible for a District. Each District Sergeant is responsible for the PACT officers and general problem solving in that area. If you have any needs related to the police department PACT program or ongoing problems, please contact the appropriate District Sergeant.
We started this program in 2010 and have assigned officers to over 20 different residential neighborhoods. If your area does not have a PACT Officer assigned and you would like to work with us to start introduce the program in your area, contact your District Sergeant.
Contact your PACT Officer and/or District Sergeant to discuss any concerns you have such as traffic problems, crime problems, or disorder/nuisance problems. Click here to download the PACT Map & Contact Map.
Please note that if there is a crime or incident in progress and you need an officer to respond, you should still dial 911 for emergencies or (630) 897-8705 for non-emergencies and then follow up with your PACT officer or sergeant.
other NAPD Programs
Too Good For Drugs
Too Good For Drugs: Too Good For Drugs builds five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, bonding with pro – social others, identifying and managing emotions, and communicating effectively. The program also teaches the harmful effects of drugs and effectively builds a strong rapport between our officers and students. It’s taught to the 5th grade students at Fearn, Goodwin and Schneider Schools . Program success is measured through a pre and post test. We receive good feedback concerning this program from parents, teachers and students.
Citizen Police Academy
Citizens Police Academy: This program, held once annually, give participants an awareness of what police work is like. The program meets once per week (approximately 2.5 hours) for 10 weeks and is open to residents and people who work in North Aurora . Topics include Criminal Law, Traffic Law, DUI, Patrol Procedures, Use of Force, Juvenile Law and Practicals. The practicals are a student favorite, where they get to participate in role playing scenarios as police officers, but in a safe environment.
National Night Out
National Night Out: Each year we promote this event, held on the first Tuesday in August, as a way for neighbors to go outside and get involved with each other. McGruff the Crime Dog and patrol officers stop by as many neighborhood gatherings as possible. We show off our equipment and interact with anyone present.
School Fun Fairs
School Fun Fairs: Each year we participate in fun fairs at each of our three elementary schools by holding a fast pitch booth. Participants can have their pitches clocked by a radar gun, pick up free crime prevention materials, and interact with police officers.
Police Department Tours: Police station tours are available to school groups, scouting organizations, and other local organizations. We provide a personalized, interactive tour of the facility and also hand out giveaways such as badges, pencils, or coloring books to the kids.
Presentations: We offer customized presentations at our local schools, day care centers, and various other businesses. Call us if you’re interested in having a police officer speak to your business or group.
Home Security Surveys: This Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) survey includes touring the resident’s property, checking windows, doors, locks, and lighting. We offer tips to make the home safer and to reduce the risk of crime happening at their home.
NAPD Participation in Regional Programs
Southern Kane County TRIAD: This cooperative effort between law enforcement, social agencies, and senior citizens groups provides a bridge between Kane County criminal justice agencies as we work together to reduce victimization of senior citizens. Through TRIAD, we provided safety presentations and training sessions.
Kane County Safe Kids: This program’s goal is to make children safer through educational presentations dealing with gun safety, fire safety, stranger safety, playground safety, shopping cart safety and pool safety. Throughout the year we participate in several events that include child safety seat inspections and child safety identification cards.
Call (630) 897-8705 if you would to learn more about or to take advantage of any of these services.