Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is one of Chicago’s safest neighborhoods. BAPA, local organizations and citizens work side-by-side with the Chicago Police Department 22nd District to address crime concerns and promote crime prevention.
BAPA actively supports the 22nd District Police, maintaining a strong working relationship with local police and an important line of communication that helps make our community’s response more expedient and effective if crimes do occur. Our police offer crime prevention, and awareness programs for all residents.
BAPA works closely with the 22nd District Police CAPS Office to identify and address safety issues that concern Beverly/Morgan Park and provide avenues of sharing important information with our community.
The BAPA Safety Committee is composed of area neighbors representing a variety of businesses, local organizations, and interests. These people look for proactive ways to enhance community safety, support the work of our local police, and empower neighbors to take an active role in preventing and reporting crime. To learn more about joining the BAPA Safety Committee, email Gary Jenkins.
Neighborhood residents are encouraged to take active roles in community safety: Attend beat meetings and get involved in CAPS committees to stay informed about local crime and safety issues.
Learn more about Smart 911 emergency protection and information and download the app at Smart 911.
Report, track and learn more about reporting and following up on non-emergency issues at CHI311.
Call 9-1-1 to report an emergency:
Call 3-1-1 when you need a city service and report non-emergencies.
Email BAPA’s Safety Liaison Gary Jenkins to discuss crime concerns and community safety activities.
The housing in Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is one of our most important assets, and BAPA is proactive in addressing housing issues that affect the community.
BAPA staff partners with the 22nd District Police and local and city agencies to identify and report problem properties and building code violations, including properties that become vacant. Email Gary Jenkins at BAPA about a property that is vacant or in disrepair.
Email Officer James Connell, the 22nd District’s Troubled Buildings Officer, to report a property that is vacant or in disrepair.
To preserve the historic integrity of our community’s architecture, BAPA recommends initiatives that provide resources for ensuring that properties are rehabbed, restored and remodeled properly.
The Chicago Bungalow Association provides resources that include grants for energy-saving projects, low-cost loans, and recommendations for contractors specializing in work on vintage homes.
Chicago Department of Community Development provides extensive information on low interest home loans for general home rehab and improvement and other resources for Chicago residents.
City of Chicago Department of Buildings building permits are required for many construction projects and home upgrades. Find out what permits you need and apply online.