Are the police working hard on crime prevention in Illinois?


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The police are working hard on crime prevention in Illinois, reports the Illinois Crime Prevention Association. In 2014, the association commended Peter Kinsey, chief of the Lincolnshire Police Department, and Officer Joel Vargas and Police Chief Frank Kosman of the Bensenville Police Department for their successful crime prevention initiatives.

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When Chief Kinsey arrived at Lincolnshire Police Department around 2010, the department lacked crime prevention activities, notes the ICPA. The chief engaged the crime prevention unit and the community and helped develop and implement new projects that expanded the unit and neighborhood support. In Bensenville, Officer Vargas, Chief Kosman and Village Manager Mike Cassidy enhanced their community policing strategy by adding youth soccer and airport watch programs in 2010. Their efforts helped settle the community and reduce crime by more than 70 percent, as of 2014.

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