COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 10.23.23. 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

Chicago Halloweek Events! – 10.23.23 – 10.27.23

COPA participated Chicago Halloweek this year. Chicago Halloweek is developed by the City of Chicago to ensure all youth and families can have a celebratory and safe Halloween and Fall season. Tricks and treats for youth of all ages happened in 10 communities across Chicago. These “On the Block” events gave us the opportunity to engage with residents about our work and to provide a treat to children who participate. These events occurred in: Uptown, Bronzeville, East Garfield Park, Gage Park, Albany Park, Washington Park, Altgeld Gardens, Rogers Park, Roseland and Parkway Gardens!

5th District Council Monthly Meeting 10.24.23

COPA joined the 5th District Council at its monthly meeting, presenting about the agency’s work and ways it continues to collaborate with the councils and the communities they represent.

AETNA Pamper Me Pink Resource Fair at JLM Life Center 10.25.23

COPA participated in the Aetna Better Health of Illinois Pamper Me in Pink event to inform residents about our work. The event included free health and breast cancer resources along with many other community service providers.

Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability Monthly Meeting at Malcolm X College 10.26.23

COPA attended this monthly meeting of the Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability (CCPSA). CCPSA holds a monthly community meeting to discuss updates to its agency along with sharing any concerns or comments the public may have as it relates to affairs with CPD, Police Board and COPA. 

Upside Down Parade in Washington Park 10.28.23

This past Saturday COPA participated in the Upside Down Halloween Parade in Washington Park! This family friendly event had hundreds of families in attendance ending the week of Halloweek Events. We were able to engage over 500 residents at this event informing residents about our work and passing out treats!

Citywide Hiring Fair at Wilbur Wright College – 10.28.23

COPA participated in this Citywide Hiring Fair organized by Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor, 20th Ward, to help the public better understand the agency’s mission, explain the importance of police oversight, and inform attendees of current career opportunities at the agency. This event was held at Wilbur Wright College.