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Evanston, Illinois, Safer Neighborhood Area Project

In 2010, the Evanston Police Department was awarded the IACP’s Community Policing award for agencies serving a population of 50,001-100,000. In Evanston, the 1900 block of Jackson was notoriously known for serious crime, and beginning in 2008 the Evanston Police Department developed the Safer Neighborhood Area Project (SNAP) to combat the several years of crime in the area. The SNAP philosophy helped regain citizens’ trust in the police while they worked together on developing a safer area for residents to live. Jackson Avenue is now a more desirable place for people to live, and no longer serves as a “playing ground” for criminal activity. Read the full story

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