Through our investigative work, we aim to:
- Provide a just and efficient means to fairly and timely conduct investigations within our jurisdiction;
- Determine whether individual allegations of misconduct are wellfounded;
- Identify and address patterns of police misconduct; and
- Make policy recommendations to improve the Chicago Police Department, thereby reducing incidents of misconduct.
To achieve these goals, we have cultivated a culture that demonstrates a commitment to the four core values of integrity, independence, timeliness, and transparency.
Training & Professional Development
To seed our values from the start, all COPA employees participate in both onboarding training as new employees and mandatory in-service training throughout the course of the year. A list of our onboarding training is below.
|Orientation||All COPA Employees||1 week||
|Supervisor Training||Supervisors and Directors||1 week||
|Lead Homicide Investigator Training||Supervisors, Attorneys, Major Case Specialists||1 week||
|COPA Academy||Investigative Staff and Attorneys||Up to 12 weeks||