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Naperville Police Ask Students How to Prevent Crime

The Naperville Police Department is asking students how they would prevent crime.

That’s the topic of their essay contest put on in cooperation with the Naperville Crime Stoppers.

Third through eighth graders are invited to participate in the contest, answering in a 300 word essay how they would prevent crime.

“Crime prevention is something for everyone to be part of for every age group, whether a young child or adult and we’re kind of setting that foundation now so children understand how to not be victims of crimes, and that will hopefully carry over into adulthood for them,” said Jason Arres, Commander with the Naperville Police Department.

Three winners will be selected from each age group. Winning essays will be published in Positively Naperville and winners will get a private tour through the police department, and the opportunity to have lunch with Chief Bob Marshall.

Entries are due by October 14th. Students can send their essays directly to the police department or by email to

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.


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