the beat goes on
On October 15 a motorcade and 500 balloons kicked off an expansion
into the Woodlawn neighborhood of University Police patrols,
which had begun touring Woodlawn's streets at 12:01 that morning.
partnership with the Chicago Police Department, the University
Police force has extended its beat from 61st to 64th Street
in an area bounded by Stony Island Avenue to the east and Evans
Avenue to the west ("Chicago Journal," August/01).
The northern boundary remains at 47th Street.
expansion keeps pace with U of C faculty, students, and staff
relocating south of the Midway and supports Woodlawn's revitalization
efforts by increasing its security. Within four hours of beginning
the new patrols, University Police made its first arrest, charging
a man with theft. The department has since made a handful of
other arrests in the neighborhood.
expansion has proceeded as planned-even better than expected,"
says University Police Department Executive Director Rudolph
Nimocks. "Responses from residents have been both enthusiastic
and supportive. We've had calls to our communications room from
people just saying thanks for coming to Woodlawn."