Police And Citizens Connected
P.A.C.C. - Police And Citizens Connected
Message from Chief Webb:
Thank you for your interest in the Hanover Park Police Department’s new community outreach initiative, Police and Citizens Connected. We are continually seeking new and innovative ways to partner with the community and enhance our service level. To that end, this initiative will seek to utilize modern technology and social media platforms to improve our ability to both receive and share information with our residents. I would like to both welcome and encourage you to participate in the program and tell your friends and neighbors about it. Remember—the more information we receive from our citizens, the better we are able to address concerns and enhance the livability of our community. I look forward to your assistance in keeping Hanover Park safe!
In January of 2010, the Hanover Park Police Department implemented a new, community-based policing strategy—The Area Response Team (A.R.T.) Program. The A.R.T. Program’s main goal is to reduce Part I Crime and was implemented to ensure the following:
- Increase community familiarity and intelligence,
- Increase communication with the public,
- Provide opportunities for officer involvement, participation, ownership, and the chance to see visible results of their work
- Focus policing efforts to enhance efficiency
The P.A.C.C. program has five components:
- MPD Smartphone application
The e-Alert program is an email alert program that allows Village residents and non-residents to receive email alerts about crime, crime prevention tips, and other Village alerts directly to their email account. To sign-up for e-Alerts, go to the Village website www.hpil.org and click on “Mailing List” which is located on the right side of the page or click here.
Nixle is a community information service that allows subscribers to receive geographically relevant information. The service is free to all citizens and is available to anyone with a cell phone or smartphone. The Hanover Park Police Department can send you alerts via text message, email and over the web. Alerts can include crime information, traffic problems, crime prevention tips and other police related information. To sign-up go to Nixle. Residents should set their location to your home address and non-residents should set their location to their work, school or other location in Hanover Park.
The Police Department is now on Facebook. We have a Department page and also pages for each of the six ART areas and Code Enforcement. Residents and Non-residents should search for Hanover Park Police Department and ‘like’ each page that they want to receive information. The Police Department will post information about various matters like crime, crime prevention, traffic problems and other issues that either affect the Village as a whole or the respective ART Area.
MyPD Smart Phone App
The MyPD Smartphone application allows residents and non-residents to stay connected with the Hanover Park Police Department. Application subscribers can submit tips on Crime, Drugs, Gangs, Traffic and Code Enforcement. They can also Commend an Officer, receive directions to the Police Department, and easily look-up contact information for the Police Department and Supervisors. Links are also provided to multiple other police resources for subscribers. MYPD can be downloaded at:
YouTube will be used by the Department to post videos that are created by the Police Department. In addition, videos of crime and other incidents will be posted to enlist the public’s help in solving crime incidents. Visit us on YouTube at HanoverParkPD.