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Mayor, City, Business, and Community Leaders Announce New Ways for Residents and Businesses to Partner with the City to Improve Safety

  • 5 mths ago

CHICAGO—Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown, and Community Safety Coordination Center (CSCC) Chief Coordination Officer Tamara Mahal announce new City-led initiatives designed to aid residents and businesses in promoting safety within their communities and their city. The initiatives include a Home and Business Protection Rebate Program, a camera registration website, and the fundraising kickoff for what will be the largest gun-turn-in program in Chicago’s history. 

Through the CSCC, the City of Chicago will soon launch a Home and Business Protection Rebate Program to ensure that anyone who lives or operates a business in the city has access to the tools needed to protect their property. The program will provide rebates up to certain limits that cover the costs of outdoor security cameras and one year of cloud storage for video footage, outdoor motion sensor lighting, and vehicle GPS trackers. 

There will be two pathways for residents and businesses alike to receive private security resources:  

Home and Business Protection Rebate Program: Individuals who live or operate a business in the city of Chicago will be able to purchase equipment (cameras, cloud storage, lights, and vehicle GPS trackers) and receive financial reimbursement from the City.  

To be eligible for the reimbursement, individuals would need to register their cameras with CPD. Please note that: 

  • CPD will not have direct access to your camera system.  
  • CPD cannot access camera footage without your consent. 
  • There is no requirement to provide footage to CPD at any time. 

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