Evanston at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Evanston Police Department

  • 119 Officers
  • 49 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement staff per 1,000 residents

  • 2.29 Evanston
  • 2 National average, cities with 50,000 to 99,999 population
  • 2.8 National average

These figures reflect the Evanston Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated January 22, 2022


We identified over $309.5K in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Evanston
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$73,779.00 10/01/2017
09/30/2019
EVANSTON, CITY OF FY 17 BODY-WORN CAMERA PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Prime
$139,277.00 10/01/2016
03/31/2019
EVANSTON, CITY OF EVANSTON POLICE - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT BODY WORN CAMERA IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Prime
$13,892.00 10/01/2014
09/30/2018
CITY OF CHICAGO EVANSTON, CITY OF Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$16,631.00 10/01/2013
09/30/2017
CITY OF CHICAGO EVANSTON, CITY OF Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 26, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $90,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The Evanston City Council accepted a $90,000 settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit against the Evanston Police Chief, Demitrous Cook, who uploaded booking photos of over 30 people to his public Snapchat story.

The lawsuit was filed in May 2020 and claims that Cook violated plaintiffs’ 14th Amendment right to due process by publicly releasing their personal information. The photos contained plaintiffs’ full names, birth dates, and home addresses. Further, the lawsuit alleges that since only photos of non-White people were uploaded, there was a violation of plaintiffs’ right to Equal Protection. However, White people have committed criminal acts in Evanston yet were not subject to their personal information being released. Therefore, the complaint argues “[B]y treating minority civilians and Caucasian civilians in such a different manner, Defendant Cook violated Plaintiffs’ right under the Fourteenth Amendment to Equal Protection.”

Compensation
$90,000.00