COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 2.20.23. 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

Nobel Neighbors Monthly Community Meeting 2.21.23

Each month COPA looks forward to coming together and connecting with many community stakeholders and residents at this outreach event. This month was no different, which is why we attended the meeting hosted by Nobel Neighbors, a community-based organization that focuses on improving the quality of life for residents in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park area.

11th Ward Career and Resource Fair 2.22.23

COPA attended the 11th Ward Career & Resource Fair in Bridgeport to help the public understand the operations of our agency and share our current career openings. The event was organized by Alderman Nicole Lee and featured dozens of employers including many city departments.

CCPSA Monthly Meeting 2.23.23

COPA’s Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten along with other staff from the agency attended the Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability (CCPSA) monthly meeting. Staff from COPA was able to listen to the community share concerns over various policing issues and policies in the city.