COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS WEEK OF 1.22.24
COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 1.22.24. Our office is committed to helping residents understand how to file a complaint or compliment an officer and explain to the public our role in police oversight. Below is a brief description of our most recent community engagement efforts. If you are interested in COPA speaking to your community group or organization, please submit a request via email to COPA-PublicAffairs@chicagocopa.org
COPA Community Visit to DFSS Edgewater Satellite Senior Center – 1.22.24
COPA visited this DFSS senior center in Edgewater to help residents in this community learn more about our agency mission and vision. During COPA’s visit we provided seniors with an overview of our agency, explained the importance of police oversight, and answered questions that residents had about our agency.
CCPSA Public Hearings with CPD Superintendent Snelling Meeting – 1.23.24
COPA attended the Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability (CCPSA) public hearing with CPD Superintendent Larry Snelling. During this meeting the superintendent spoke to the public and answered questions about various policing issues.
COPA Community Visit to DFSS West Town Senior Center – 1.24.24
COPA visited this DFSS senior center in West Town to help residents in this community learn more about our agency mission and vision. During COPA’s visit we provided seniors with an overview of our agency, explained the importance of police oversight, and answered questions that residents had about our agency.
COPA’s First Community Advisory Council Meeting of 2024 – 1.24.24
COPA hosted its first Community Advisory Council meeting of 2024. This group photo is a just a portion and not all of our advisory council members. We are grateful for all the Chicagoans who applied to be part of this important advisory group for COPA.
Northwest Community Alliance Meeting – 1.25.24
COPA met with various not-for-profit organizations to discuss community resources that can be offered to Latino communities in Chicago.
CCPSA Monthly Meeting – 1.25.24
The Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability (CCPSA) hosted its monthly community meeting to discuss updates to its agency, other city departments and residents. At this meeting our Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten accepted the approved agency 2024 goals. COPA was also able to set up a resource table to educate the public about our agency’s work. 17th District Council member Elizabeth Rochford welcomed us.
Pilsen Neighbors Community Council 10th Driver’s License Reinstatement Expo – 1.27.24
COPA set up a resource table at this event to share with the community our agency mission and help them understand the importance of police oversight. This event hosted by the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council provided participants with a one-stop shop to meet with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Office, Illinois Secretary of State Office, and number of attorneys to help them get their driver’s license reinstated.