Chicago and Cape Town share crime-prevention strategies

Chicago Police Department is in Cape Town to expand US and South African law-enforcement partnerships and increase knowledge-sharing among security stakeholders.

The two cities share similar policing challenges and experience high levels of gang violence.

Chicago Police Department has been recognised for its innovative crime-intervention practices.

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Not so long ago we were considered the murder capital of the US with high crime in the early 90s. We have since made a steady decline in crime and we have taken some of the best practices in the world

Ernest Cato, District commander - Chicago Police Department

We have also taken some of the best practices here in Cape Town and implement them.

Ernest Cato, District commander - Chicago Police Department

You need some form of technology to build relationships with the community and businesses as well as provide some form of hope.

Eric Carter, Deputy police chief - Chicago Police Department

The visit will include meetings with Cape Metro Police, South African Police Services, the Department of Community Safety and the city's committee for safety and security.

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