Not sure if anyone's posted this already, but you can text CPD about suspicious activity in the neighborhood. They reply quickly and send over officers. So before you take a video of a crazy guy with a whip, maybe you should text the police. Just an idea.
The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone. Follow these easy steps to submit a tip via text message:
1. Create a new text message or SMS text on your cellular phone
2. Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the “TO” line
3. In the message box, type the word CPD, a space, and then your crime tip information
4. Hit “send” to send the text message You will automatically receive a system generated message back on your cell phone acknowledging your tip.
Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department.
IF YOU SEE A CRIME IN PROGRESS OR NEED TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911"