The West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association sent out a press release today letting residents know they are prepared for, but do not expect, a local impact from this Weekend's NATO Summit in Chicago.
According to Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel, police in area suburbs have been regularly meeting with federal agencies and the Chicago Police Department to develop an area-wide strategy for the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21.
“We want to be proactive and take a look at all the areas of the communities served by the West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association in order to determine what impacts there may be,” said Weitzel. “We’re hopeful that there will be little effect on our operations, but we want to be prepared.”
La Grange Police Chief Mike Holub told Patch today he expects the protests and summit in Chicago to minimally influence La Grange directly. However, added security on regional transportation like Metra might make getting to the city more difficult, he added.