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Cardinal Note: Police and public safety incidents related to the above police agency and the fire department in Naperville are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use a proprietary radio system that makes police communications entirely secret. The communications were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.

The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from entirely secret police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.

The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.

Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.

Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.

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  • Current Conditions : 31.3F, Clear - 3:27 AM CDT Apr. 26
    Temperature: 31.3°F | Humidity: 87% | Pressure: 30.00in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
  • Tonight as of Apr. 26 2:48 AM CDT
    Tonight - Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening becoming north and increasing to 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Near the lake, gusts up to 30 mph after midnight.
  • Today as of Apr. 26 2:48 AM CDT
    Today - Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s inland...but only in the mid 50s near the lake. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph, except southeast 5 to 10 mph near the lake.
  • Friday as of Apr. 26 2:48 AM CDT
    Friday - Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s inland...but only in the mid 50s near the lake. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of […]

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