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The Chicago Police Department Announces its Use of Nixle and Social Media Tools

Jan 31, 2010 by SUPERINTENDENT

To begin, Chicago Police will issue community and business alerts, missing person alerts, Amber Alerts for the Cook County area, CAPS beat meeting information and relevant news releases to subscribers. Individuals can register by visiting the Chicago Police Department's CLEARpath Web site at and establishing themselves as Nixle users. 

"Nixle is a clear example of our push to utilize technology to communicate with residents and  Chicago Police Department members," said Superintendent Jody P. Weis. "This ability to give information so quickly will effectively help citizens stay more safe and aware, while engaging people to think about what they know that will help our officers better resolve crime and community concerns," he added. 

In addition to the Nixle alert service, Superintendent Weis highlighted the Department's Facebook page, which will be updated with news and information on the Chicago Police Department. At present, the Department's page has more than 6,800 fans. 




Has there been any thought to giving recognition to civilians who work for this Department and have been on Military Leave to fight in Afghanistan or other locations?

Posted on February 02, 2010 at 12:12 AM CST #

Superintendent's Response
Our orders do not distinguish between sworn and civilian on this. Also, I know we have recognized civilians for military deployment. If you have specifics, please send them to me.  JW

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 04:48 PM CST #

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