Saturday, September 26, 2009
Community Action Problem Solving Training Forum
We, at the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, were in attendance at the Community Action Problem Solving Training Forum (CAPS) for the 6Th District Police at Saint Dorthy Catholic Church, 450 East 78Th Street, with a discussion on how Chathamites, particularly the senior citizens, can do to protect themselves against the crime wave onslaught, involving the use of high-technology, specifically surveillance cameras and motion detectors placed on and around the exterior of your home or apartment building. The Forum, sponsored by Father Robert Miller, pastor of St. Dorothy's, included speakers from the Chicago Police Department, CAPS Implementation Office, Keepin It Real, Cook County State's Attorney Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Offenders and ex-offenders related their life stories of perpetration, urging that hi-tech defense is the best offense against crime.