Naperville Police Department Responds

The Naperville Police Department is responding after the recent events in Dallas.

After five Dallas police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty, the Naperville Police Department is speaking out on how they handle potential danger.

”We always have to be vigilant, you never know if there’s a threat out there, so you always  need to watch what you’re doing, but you also need to be careful that you don’t change the way you police, and one of the things that’s special about our police department is that we’re very engaged with the community,” said Brian Cunningham, Deputy Chief of Police with the Naperville Police Department.

And in doing so, the community has rallied back support for the police department, sending heartfelt letters, donating food and drink and stopping police to say thank you.

Some, including Mayor Steve Chirico, have even taken to the internet to show their gratitude; all acts of kindness that aren’t going unnoticed at the police department.

“Overwhelming support from the Naperville community, it’s been outstanding, and all of us had said ‘we’re really proud to be members of this police department and working for this community,’” said Cunningham.

Four members of our police department were selected to travel to Dallas for the funeral of the last of the fallen officers to be buried.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.

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