12th District -- Near West



The 12th Police District Station, opened in 2013, is located at 1412 S. Blue Island, 312.746.8396. The Commander is Melissa Staples.

Crime Stats may be searched via the Police Department's ClearPath site for a date or up to a 2-week date range by one of the following:

  • Address
  • Beat
  • Police Camera
  • Ward
  • Community

To search the 12th District ClearPath site Click Here. 

12th Police District CAPS Beats
Though the District has 15 Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) beats, 6 are within the Our Urban Times coverage area. CAPS was established in 1994 across all (then) 25 city police districts. A partnership between the police and the community, regular meetings are held for each Beat within each district.

Meetings give community and police personnel an opportunity to know each other and work together. Information is exchanged and problems are identified so that together, solutions may be worked on.

To view stats by month for a beat and beat meeting dates, click on the beat number below: 

Beat 1211 fourth Tuesday of odd months -- Norwegian Hospital, 1044 N. Francisco, 7 p.m.

Beat 1212 first Tuesday of even months -- St Helen's Church, 2301 W. Augusta in the basement, 7 p.m.

Beat 1213 third Wednesday of odd months -- Northwest Settlement House, 1012 N. Noble, 2nd Floor, 7 p.m.

Beat 1214 third Wednesday of odd month -- Northwest Settlement House, 1012 N. Noble, 2nd Floor, 7 p.m.

Beat 1215 second Thursday of odd months -- Goldblatt's Building, 1615 W. Chicago Ave., 7 p.m.

Beat 1221 first Wednesday of odd months -- Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave., 7 p.m.

For more information, for more 12th District CAPS information call Sergeant Juan Clas or Sergeant Rebecca Arguelles at 312.743.1306.


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