COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 1.23.23. 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


Multi-Agency Resource Center 1.24.23

COPA staff along with various city, state, and federal agencies gathered at Arturo Velazquez West Side Technical Institute to inform and connect new immigrants to various resources and services that are available to assist them as they transition to life in Chicago.

Northwest Community Alliance Meeting 1.26.23

COPA met virtually with various city not-for-profit organizations representing the northwest side of the city to discuss resources available to residents. This monthly meeting is part of the Illinois Welcoming Centers to support new immigrants to our state.


Community Commission for Public Safety (CCPSA) Meeting 1.26.23

COPA’s Chief Andrea Kersten was presented the agency goals for 2023 by the Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability (CCPSA). The Commission noted the ease and pleasure of working with COPA leadership to draft these important goals. The Commission presented COPA with over 30 goals ranging from investigations, administration, legal, community engagement and research.