COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS WEEK OF 10.9.23
COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 10.9.23. 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 COPA-PublicAffairs@chicagocopa.org
Leaders Network Community Meeting- 10.10.23
COPA attended the Leaders Network Community Meeting at the Columbus Park Refectory. Faith-based leaders and community stakeholders gather each month to discuss ways to better the west side through community action.
8th Annual Vigil Against Violence Fifty Years in the Making: Why Police Accountability Is Necessary for Public Safety – 10.15.23
CCPSA joined the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church to participate in the church’s annual vigil display of Chicago youth lost to gun violence. The purpose of this event was held to remember youth killed by gun violence and build awareness of the connections between public safety and police accountability. Attendees were also able to learn what the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability has done in its first year and commit to working with the CCPSA and District Councils to ensure greater accountability structures in Chicago. COPA also attended this event to inform the community of our role in police accountability and help them better understand our agency operations.