The 19th police district is now manned by 378 police officers, an increase of 10% since the start of the year, according Chicago Police Department staffing data that was provided to CWB Chicago.
Our district, which stretches from Lawrence Avenue to Fullerton Avenue and from the Chicago River to Lake Michigan, saw its police force slashed from 468 officers in October 2011 to a low of 326 cops in October of last year.
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings.
Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets.