The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. The Citizen Corps mission is accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps councils. These councils build on community strengths to implement the Citizen Corps programs and will carry out a local strategy to have every American participate.
Currently there are 53 state / territory Citizen Corps councils and 1,283 county / local / tribal Citizen Corps councils which serve 143,324,869 people, or roughly 50% of the total US population.
What does Citizen Corp do?
The Niles Citizen Corps Council's goals are to build relationships between various community members, business partners, private and public organizations, and local government to make the community of Niles a safe place to live. This is accomplished through programs such as community outreach, Community Emergency Response Teams (C.E.R.T.), Volunteers In Police Services (VIPS), neighborhood watch, and the Medical Emergency Response Corp (MERC)
You can get involved by contacting a representative from the Niles Citizen Corp Council, Sergeant Ronald Brandt at 847-588-6509.