Keeping The Neighborhoods Safe

Jolette Rosendo, staff writer

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Wheaton Police department and CUSD 200  partnered up to bring back its community roll call. The partnership will be made to ensure that the Wheaton area is safe by sharing information and covering topics with other people. The Wheaton Police department will host several community events on school sites with the permission of the district. Neighborhood roll call occasions will share information on how the district and police department will work together to make sure that Wheaton’s schools are safe and maintained. 

An overall 16 events will be made throughout the summer program to ensure that every neighborhood with eager volunteers will have an opportunity to participate. After each meeting with the Wheaton Police which is held every day to touch base on how safety measures are going to be implemented, the police department will administer their roll calls with the community, making sure to cover a variety of topics. Some topics include: calls for service from the past 24 hours, traffic issues and concerns in the area, crime trends seen around Wheaton, Community District 200 safety and security information, next scheduled events with opportunities with the Wheaton Police Department, and the chance to meet with the Wheaton Police officers and school district staff. 

Every neighborhood roll call will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. along with a presentation by the Wheaton Police Department and District 200 representatives on many occasions. Following this, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get to know officers who work in their area. These are family-friendly events, encouraging people to bring their children and neighbors. More information will be shared on the City of Wheaton website.