Public Safety

Buckle up, or else!

The Evanston Police Department has received funding from the state transportation department for a traffic enforcement campaign running through Sunday, Nov. 25.

The purpose of these enforcement efforts is to reduce the frequency of motor vehicles crashes resulting in injuries and fatalities through increased highly visible enforcement mobilizations. The campaigns will emphasize the use of occupant restraint (safety belts, child safety seats and booster seats), speed laws and impaired driving.

Safety tour to visit last farmers' market

The City of Evanston's very last Farmers' Market of the season on Saturday, Nov. 3, will feature the Underwriters Laboratories National Safety Tour kick-off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants will enjoy fun safety games designed for all ages, play the UL "Look for the Mark Challenge," try their hand at "PASSMaster," a fire extinguisher demonstration game, and interact with cool technology.

Additionally, participants can watch actual safety testing demonstrations and help children work their way through our "Fire Escape Obstacle Course."

Senior crime specialist gets award

The Office of the Illinois Attorney General has honored Evanston's civilian Senior Service Officer Amanda Jones for over eight years of commitment and dedication to preventing crimes against seniors.

Jones, the liaison between the Evanston Police Department and the Evanston community, gives educational and training workshops to senior residents and at the Evanston Citizen Police Academy.