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City of Chicago Public Safety Conference Call Notes from May 3, 2022

In collaboration with our cross-sector public safety partners, Titan Security is currently monitoring the following special events and public demonstrations. The following notes are from a special public safety conference call held by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office on Tuesday May 3, 2022 regarding recent developments in downtown Chicago and upcoming events happening in the city.

Hosted by:

  • Samir Mayekar, Mayor’s Office
  • John O’Malley, Mayor’s Office
  • Jill Stevens, Chicago Police Department
  • John Hein, Chicago Police Department
  • Patricia Zuber, Chicago Police Department
  • Rich Guidice, Office of Emergency Management and Communications

Call Notes:

  • Samir Mayekar (Mayor’s Office) provided a welcome and introductions for the speakers on the call
  • John O’Malley (Mayor’s Office) provided a recap of the previous weekend’s incidents within Loop. The city is monitoring teen “Trend” events and is asking high-rise buildings to monitor perimeter and public ways
  • Department of Finance ticketed, booted, or towed over 300 cars last weekend
  • Jill Stevens (CPD) provided overview of Central Command Group for CPD
    • Additional staffing around Millennium Park on Saturday
    • Additional staffing surged into CCG following Sunday shooting
    • Tactical unit start times shifted slightly later to address early a.m. issues
  • Mayekar noted the city is deploying customer service and security-oriented street ambassadors along commercial corridors
  • Cinco de Mayo may include some car caravans traveling into the Loop, before or during 05/05. These caravans may organize near Montrose Harbor then travel south
  • Memorial Day weekend events are being reviewed; unofficial kickoff of summer event season
    • Current Memorial Day weekend events being monitored: Approximately 40,000 in Grant Park for Latino music festival, 2 sold-out Coldplay shows at Soldier Field, Cubs-White Sox series at Guaranteed Rate Field

Question Responses:

  • CTA and transit police will increase staffing on weekends and holidays
  • Illegally parked cars and Lower Wacker reckless driving have been noted as ongoing concerns
  • Graffiti and aggressive panhandling noted as ongoing concerns
  • ChiBiz text alerts and BOMA Slack channel promoted as info sources
  • Rolling closures are a possibility for large events or car caravans
  • “Trend” preparations in Millennium Park include briefings, officer orientation, coordination with Titan Security resources
  • Theaters expressed safety concerns and sought detailed talking points; Additional CPD staffing to be deployed before/after shows
  • Cook County Sheriff presence will be increased in the River North area

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