The Bensenville Police Department and Crime Prevention Coordinator, Joel Vargas promotes prevention programs for the community and Bensenville School District 2.
The Student Watch Program is a comprehensive approach to school safety that addresses school safety problems by evaluating physical conditions such as lights, locks, alarms, and cameras, as well as cultural and social variables such as bullying, violence, crime and vandalism that may promote an unsafe environment.
They promote activities such as soccer leagues, cleaning of parks events, and national night out events. This program requires involvement from parents, students, educators, school administrators, and the Police Department. They also present the “Anti-Bullying Campaign” which is a 15-minute program delivered in the classroom, focused on three points:
1.What is bullying? 2. Where does it take place? 3. What do you do when you see it? To get more information, call the Bensenville Police Department at 1-630-350-3455.