CAPS dates for 2013 still not set

The 2nd District police department has yet to announce when next year’s Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) beat meetings will take place. The CAPS program’s $3.5 million funding will be axed under the 2013 Chicago budget.

Despite the cuts, 2nd District spokesperson Felicia Square told the Herald Nov. 3 that its CAPS beat meetings — canceled for the month of December — would resume next year and that District officials are currently in the process of determining when they would take place. The statement follows 2nd District Lieutenant Mark Moor’s announcement at a Nov. 19 4th Ward Meeting that the meetings would continue in 2013.

For more information, call the 2nd District, 312-747-5109 or visit the Chicago Police website,