The Evanston Police Department will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 4th floor Parasol Room, 2100 Ridge Ave. The meeting will focus on cultural awareness and community policing.

This meeting is the first in a series of town hall-style meetings hosted by the Evanston Police Department. The objective of these meetings is to engage in positive and productive conversation with the community while working to develop feasible solutions to community concerns.

Each meeting will focus on specific topics and issues shared by residents during the previous town hall meeting facilitated by Dr. Gilo Kwesi Logan. Additionally, each meeting will cover police policies, procedures, and protocols as related to the topics of discussion.

The Evanston Police Department invites community members to join them and engage in thoughtful discussion. The format of the meetings will consist of a facilitated panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session. To help staff properly prepare, attendees should submit questions prior to the meeting. Questions should relate directly to the town hall topic for that meeting.

 Subsequent town hall meetings will focus on these topics:

Drugs, gangs and unresolved homicide cases
Social media, crime, prevention, and community policing
Rights, responsibilities, and reasonability in Evanston


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...