The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is Officially Open

COPA Commemorates its Official Launch on City’s South Side  Friday, September 15th the City’s new police oversight agency, COPA, celebrated its launch with an inaugural ceremony held at the South Shore Cultural Center where nearly 300 people convened. Elected officials, community leaders and COPA staff were all in attendance to commemorate this landmark event in …

COPA Graduates Second Training Class of Academy Graduates

Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley commemorated the graduation of 43 investigative and legal staff in a ceremony for the second Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Academy at Malcolm X College on Tuesday, September 5th.  COPA Academy is designed to provide employee-centered, skills-based preparedness training that will ensure all COPA staff members are committed to performance …

COPA Celebrates The First Training Class of Academy Graduates

Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley commemorated the graduation of 36 investigative and legal staff today in a ceremony for the first Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Academy at Chicago State University on Friday, June 30th. COPA Academy, a six-week training program launched its first class in mid-May. This graduation is a major milestone and benchmark …

COPA Seeks Subject Matter Experts to Assist With Police Involved Use of Force Matters

The City of Chicago (“City”), acting through its Department of Procurement Services (“DPS”) and newly formed Civilian Office of Police Accountability (“COPA”), invites the submission of Qualifications from firms with expertise and experience in the investigation, review and assessment of police-involved use-of-force incidents including the following disciplines: Category 1: Use of Force Assessment/Evaluation Category 2: …