In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
The Office of the Mayor, Lori E Lightfoot
The City of Chicago Mayor’s Office works to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and thrive in safe communities. The public safety team focuses on coordinating operations of the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, Office of Emergency and Communications, Civilian Office of Police Accountability, Chicago Police Board, and the newly-formed Office of Public Safety Administration, in addition to creating and implementing a violence reduction strategy for the City. The Mayor’s public safety strategy is led by the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, who also oversees the Office of Violence Reduction.
As a public safety priority, the Office of Violence Reduction develops and implements a citywide violence reduction strategy, focusing on the communities most impacted by violence. The Mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction aims to supports individuals and communities through investments in promising and proven interventions paired with coordination of City department resources. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is committed to a comprehensive, data-informed, public health approach to violence reduction and to amplifying community voice to inform citywide efforts.
Strategy and Principles
The Public Safety strategy is guided by five strategic priority areas:
To move forward on these strategic priorities, the Mayor’s Office has established public safety guiding principles. The Office commits to be:
Public Safety in the News
November 26, 2019: City Council Approves Mayor Lightfoot's 2020 Budget
June 25, 2019: Mayor Lightfoot Announces Key Leadership Appointments
City and Agency Partners
Public Safety is a responsibility and priority of all City agencies and departments. The following departments play an especially important role in Chicago’s Public Safety.
Office of Public Safety Administration (coming soon)
Need help? Public Safety Assistance
If this is an emergency or if a criminal incident is currently in progress, please call 911 for immediate assistance.