Chicago Public Private Task Force (CPPTF) Meeting Notes – October 14, 2021

Titan Security was among the organizations attending the Thursday, October 14 meeting of the Chicago Public Private Task Force (CPPTF). The group brings together disparate membership from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to address complex issues impacting Chicago residents and employees.

  • The meeting was hosted by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) via Microsoft Teams
  • There were approximately 20 attendees from the public and private sectors
  • Public sector attendees include:
    • Chicago Police Department (CPD) 1st District
    • CPD 12th District
    • CPD 18th District
    • CPD Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC) fusion center
    • Cook County Emergency Management and Regional Security (CCEMRS)
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
    • OEMC
  • Public safety agency updates include:
    • CPD District 1 – special events are ongoing; strategic planning conference call held on 10/13
    • CPD District 12 – violent crime up slightly year-to-date; firearms violations down slightly; special events winding down for season
    • CPD 18th District – small events and protests ongoing; index crimes down YTD, up over last month
    • CPIC fusion center – new personnel assigned
    • CCEMRS – nothing new to report
    • DHS/CISA – promoting “power of hello” greeting and de-escalation materials
    • OEMC – marathon successful; very busy sport season; special events include Halloween related activities and Hot Chocolate run on 11/07
  • Vaccine mandate roundtable: member organizations discussed current state of mandates within their sectors; City of Chicago employees must be vaccinated by 10/15 or test twice weekly; private sector rates varied significantly but increasing overall
  • ChicagoFIRST annual tabletop exercise held on 10/05 and 10/06; virtual format and scenarios (extreme weather and ransomware) reviewed with CPPTF
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) reviewed upcoming tabletop exercise on 11/02; theme will be workplace violence; invite extended to CPPTF
  • CPPTF subcommittee status review; five new working groups formed by CPPTF to address range of high-profile issues including credentialing, infrastructure database, evacuation and shelter-in-place
  • Member organization overview provided by Hotel Entertainment and Tourism (HEaT) security group
  • Next meeting will be held on Thursday, 11/11 at 10:00am 

As always, if you “See Something, Say Something.” For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).

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