Ken Griffin, the billionaire founder of the hedge fund Citadel is donating $10-million to help the Chicago Police Department and University of Chicago Crime Lab’s joint effort to use high-tech tools to reduce violent crime.
Griffin’s huge donation will help CPD and the crime lab expand use of analytics in their program. This is the largest donation ever made to Chicago’s public safety system. Part of the funds will also go toward mental health and stress management resources for police officers.
“No child anywhere should be afraid to walk to school or play outside,” Griffin said. “A safer Chicago attracts more families, more businesses, better jobs and creates more opportunities for all of us.”