WHY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIGITAL-AGE 
SAFETY IS
INHERENTLY CITYWIDE

TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

  • Virtually all Chicagoans now possess to digital communications devices (cell phones, PC's) that have the potential to make Chicago either SAFE  or UNSAFE.

  • Examples of digital media used to make Chicago UNSAFE include: 

    • Disposable cell phones used to secure gang communications

    • Social media used to foment personal or gang violence

    • Online offshore bank accounts used to conceal money from illegal drug trades

POLICE MANPOWER ISSUES

  • "WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE" Chicago mayors and police chiefs have long pleaded with the public for their assistance in addressing Chicago's violence, openly admitted that "We can't do it alone."

  • POLICE "OUTMANNED AND OUTGUNNED" The 100,000+ (by CPD count) members of Chicago's gangs have long outnumbered Chicago's twelve or thirteen thousand beat police officers

  • POLICE MORALE AT HISTORIC LOWS