Letter from the Chief Jay Miller

Alsip Police Chief Jay Miller
Photo for Tactical Media by Kathleen Virginia Page.

Dear Alsip Neighbors,

I’m honored to serve you and my fellow officers as your new Chief of Police.

It’s a title and responsibility I don’t take lightly. During almost two decades I’ve worked with a great team of Alisp officers and been honored to hold positions ranging from field training officer to detective to command officer overseeing the 911 call center. And I’ll bring those boots-on-the-ground experiences as your Chief.

Public safety is a vital partnership between police and the community we serve, and I’m looking forward to increasing our engagement and communications with you as we all work towards a common goal: making Alsip a safe place for everyone to enjoy.

I’m committed to accomplishing that shared goal and evolving our operations so that we’re performing at our optimal level for you. These changes have already begun, as you may have noticed our new website (special thanks to Brian Massari), and we’re making plans to:

  • Improve public communications and accessibility. The redesigned website is easier to navigate and optimized for mobile use, so you can access public safety resources and read the latest news from the palm of your hand, on demand. Click here to check it out.
  • Increase our social media presence to share information. We want to connect with you, share information, and collaborate online to keep our neighborhoods safe. You’ll notice a new look and regular postings. Please friend our personal page on Facebook here @AlsipPD so that we can tag you in community photos and posts, and follow our organization page @AlsipPolice for the latest news. You can also follow us on Twitter @AlsipPD.
  • Share more behind-the-scenes stories. Our officers are working hard to make Alsip the best it can be, and we’ll be transparent and keep you posted on how we’re doing it – like this video of an active shooter training with the Fire Department at the Swap-O-Rama.
  • Engage with you more. We’ll build on our Crime Prevention program and launch new ones to work with community members more often. We’re in the early stages of building a Citizens Police Academy, where you can learn what it takes to become a police officer and how you can become an Alsip PD partner in fighting crime.
  • Proactive policing. We’ve made new hires to make sure we’re operating at full capacity, as we’re now staffing 42 full-time officers, nine dispatchers, three support staff, and five community officers. Our department divisions will work in unison to identify crime trends and address problems quickly. This collaboration will reach beyond the Alsip PD to include key public safety partners, such as the village departments and county, state, and federal officials because we can get more done by working together than by working alone.

There are new efforts underway and new people on board to help make these visions become a reality, and I’m grateful for the enthusiasm from Mayor John Ryan and Police Committee Chairperson Sheila McGreal.

And I of course want to make sure we’re serving and connecting with you in the best ways. Please share your thoughts or ideas with us via this short survey. We’ll look forward to your feedback and partnering on public safety.

All best,

Jay Miller
Chief of Police
Alsip Police Department

Alsip Police Department launches Mobile App to connect with Community 24/7

Alsip, IL. – March 11, 2021 – The Alsip Police Department is thrilled to announce the launch of their custom mobile app for iPhone and Android devices. Village of Alsip residents now have a direct connection with the department for the latest community news, instant public safety notifications, and more.

“Gone are the days of traditional neighborhood watch, with our app citizens will be able to stay informed of crimes utilizing our interactive map to get reliable crime information, in a timely manner at their fingertips”  – Alsip Police Chief Jay Miller

The app’s multi-channel messaging system makes it easy for the department to deliver the right message at the right time, encouraging two-way communication. Once residents download the Alsip Police Department application from either the Apple and Android app stores, they can instantly connect to the agency through tools and features specifically tailored to public safety, including:

  • Crime Map
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Local Ordinance Access
  • Citizen Resources
  • Special Needs Registry
  • Smart 911 Registry

The technology that powers Alsip Police Department app is Apex Mobile’s proprietary platform. The system was designed to help police departments, sheriff’s offices, and public safety agencies across the country develop, deploy, and manage mobile apps that drive effective community engagement. Apex’s technology is being used by public safety agencies nationwide.

For more information about the Alsip Police Department please call 708-385-6902 or go to www.alsippolicedepartment.com . To learn more about Apex Mobile and their applications for public safety agencies, please call (949) 305-7008 or visit www.apexmobile.net.

About the Alsip Police Department

It is the mission of the Alsip Police Department to instill integrity, professionalism, and exceptional police service in partnership with the community. We aim to work with the community to make the Village of Alsip a safe and desirable place to live and work.

About Apex Mobile

Apex Mobile is a leader in the development and implementation of mobile applications for public safety organizations. Built around a proprietary platform, Apex Mobile allows agencies to engage with the public more effectively than ever before with both standard and custom application functions. Currently in service with more than 150 law enforcement and fire agencies across the US and Canada, Apex Mobile is bringing community engagement into the mobile age and putting the power of mobility in the hands of first responders. For more information on Apex Mobile and their application platform call (949) 309-2408 or go to www.apexmobile.net