Monday, August 29, 2011

Reporting tags to the 44th Ward

 If you have see any tags in the 44th ward (outlined in the map above), please provide the closest possible address, where the graffiti is located (garage, pole, front,e tc.) and provide the type of surface, and email The 44th Ward.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Map of Recent Crime

Here is a map of all the recent crimes in Boystown to look over before our walks this weekend!

Image provided by Tim Hecke      

To sign up for a walk, go to our  new sign up sheet!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

End of Weekend Update

We've designed a new flier with a QR code so people can see our sign up sheets right from their smart phones. You can help us out by printing fliers here and distributing them around the neighborhood!

We've also created a new, easier way to sign up for weekend walks and have adjusted them to fit our new hour-long walk schedules! Sign up for a walk by clicking on the day you'd like and then the hour shift you're available to walk! Visit to sign up.

This weekend we walked up and down some streets that we don't usually walk while still patrolling our regular Boystown haunts. Other than some rowdy Cubs fans, there wasn't much to report. We're still seeing some tags around the neighborhood but have also seen that some of our reported tags have been covered up.

Everyone have a safe week and we look forward to seeing you out next weekend! Don't forget to visit our new sign up page at!

-- A map of the recent crimes in Boystown--
Image provided by Tim Hecke

New Way to Sign Up!

We've made signing up for walks easier! To view the sign up sheets and sign up for a walk, visit and click on the day you want to sign up.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Huffington Post

Check out the article on the Huffington Post's Chicago page about violence in Boystown and this weekend's Market Days. BDCAP is not only mentioned but eloquently quoted! Thanks to Joseph Erbentraut for his interest and help in spreading the word about our group!

Check out the article here.

(EDIT: If you are interested in joining a walk or have any questions, please check out our Facebook or EMAIL BDCAP

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Reporting "Tags" and other news

We have been coming across a lot of unsightly graffiti and taggings on our walks, which we have been reporting to the alderman's office. If you come across any on your day-to-day, be sure to note the location and send it to The 44th Ward! It wastes NO police time and is super easy to do!
Be sure to check out our Facebook and our Twitter, and email any questions or concerns to!

We also have launched our Google+ page, be sure to check it out on Google!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Update

We've spent the past weekends having successful walks and building interest in the group. Tonight we sent out 2 groups at the 10PM shift and had enough walkers to split into 3 groups at midnight! Thankfully there hasn't been anything to report, though one group did help escort a man home after finding him passed out in a doorway around 12:15AM.

We apologize for the lack of blog updates as of late; we'll do a better job of keeping everyone up to speed!

We were also mentioned on WGN News and will hopefully have a video clip up soon.

View our schedule here and post to the Facebook wall what day and time you can do, or e-mail us at

Enjoy these photos from the past few weeks. We look forward to seeing you out there!