Tackling Crime in the 43rd Ward

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This winter, we've seen a spike in violent carjackings, burglaries, muggings and other crimes throughout the 43rd ward.

And now, according to CWB Chicago, reports show that current Alderman Michele Smith’s claim to have added 136 police officers in the 43rd ward are not accurate. According to statistics from the Office of the Inspector General, the 18th District only gained 78 officers (read more).

Read the story from CWB Chicago here.

I’m tired of seeing these crimes take place in our ward and I know residents are, too. 

Most of us choose this neighborhood because of the quality way of life; we should feel safe walking our beautiful streets, enjoying our parks, shopping, and top-rated restaurants.

Unfortunately, rising crime is posing a major threat to these elements and the current administration has failed to address it.

It’s time the 43rd Ward has an alderman who is proactive about crime prevention so our families can be safe. 

This is why I’m running to be your next alderman.

I’m calling for -- and will make a top priority when elected -- putting more beat officers on the streets of the 43rd ward. Our officers should not just be on bicycles or cars, but also walking our streets to maintain a strong presence. Simply put, a criminal is going to think twice before breaking into your home when there's a visible officer on your block. 

To make this a reality, we not only need more officers but also policies in place that ensure they stay in our ward and not be reassigned elsewhere shortly after. In order for officers to be a part of our communities, they must stay here long enough to gain the local knowledge necessary to effectively patrol our community.

I firmly believe that these improvements can be achieved within the 43rd ward; however, it will take an alderman who will passionately advocate for our ward in City Hall and work alongside CPD to ensure the proper resources are available to keep us safe. 

As your next alderman, you have my commitment that I will do everything in my power to accomplish these objectives and restore a safe environment for you and your families in our ward.

If you would like to discuss the issue of crime in the 43rd ward, or any others, please don't hesitate to contact me here.

Thank you,

Jacob Ringer
Candidate for Alderman
43rd Ward

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