Evanston police are partnering with Northwestern University police to step up patrols in and near the 1800 block of Chicago Avenue.
The move is in response to several incidents where female victims have experienced various levels of harassment by male offenders in that area, the two departments announced today.
They are urging students in the area to be aware of their surroundings, particularly if they are wearing headphones. Turn the volume down on the headphones so that they can be aware of activity near them, the departments advise.
They are also advising students to use public transportation or ride sharing services, as appropriate.
Both departments are advising the public to report any suspicious activity to the appropriate department.
The EPD non-emergency number is (847)866-5000. NUPD can be contacted by calling (847)491-3456. In the event of an emergency, call 911, they advise.