The City Of Chicago Is Taking Proactive Measures To Ensure Public Safety For All Residents Around The Presidential Inauguration

January 15, 2021

The City's Emergency Operations Center will be activated on Wednesday, January 20


The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) will activate the City of Chicago’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, January 20 in order to coordinate the City’s public safety response to the events surrounding the presidential inauguration as needed. OEMC along with the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and the City’s infrastructure departments are prepared to take protective action and will continue to monitor the situation daily. Any adjustments will be made as warranted.

At this time, OEMC is not aware of any actionable activity being planned in Chicago. We anticipate the City of Chicago will remain peaceful. However, OEMC is prepared to mobilize assets to ensure the safety of residents, neighborhood commercial corridors and critical businesses, in the event of any incidents.

OEMC would like to remind residents that if you see something, please call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity. Residents can also receive Notify Chicago emergency alerts by subscribing to Chicago’s text or email alert system at and businesses can opt-in to receive emergency alerts by texting CHIBIZ to 6-7-2-8-3.

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