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Katie Chase

At your service: Keeping Bloomington safe

A usual morning for Crime Prevention Specialist Katie Chase includes reviewing the police call log from the day before to identify trends and reaching out to neighborhood block captains to talk about what’s happening and provide crime prevention tips. 

Chase is also part of the team that manages the Police Department’s website and social media presence on Facebook, NextDoor and Twitter. 

She coordinates events and programs to ensure residents know how they can prevent crime and make their communities safer, such as Coffee with a Cop, Safe Summer Nights and, the largest of these events, National Night Out.

Chase debuted a new program in 2018—the junior police academy. Chase regularly leads educational presentations covering topics ranging from avoiding phone scams to making secure home improvements. 

She is also in charge of notifying neighborhoods about predatory offenders, in compliance with community notification laws.