COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 2.6.23. 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 2.8.23

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

New Life Centers Food Distribution Community Event 2.8.23

COPA attended the New Life Centers Food Distribution community event in Humboldt Park to tell residents about our agency and help pass out food. Hundreds of residents attended the event to learn about a variety of community services and to receive fresh produce from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Marquette Park Community Resource Fair 2.10.23

COPA participated in the Marquette Park Community Resource Fair.  This free community event offered the public community resources, fun activities, and food. During COPA’s participation, the agency was able to engage residents and share its role in police oversight.

Yollocalli’s Anti-Valentine Day Party at the National Museum of Mexican Art 2.10.23

 COPA attended the Yollocalli’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Party hosted by the National Museum of Mexican Art. Yollocalli is part of the museum’s youth initiative that offered close to 500 young people on Friday, February 8th a safe and fun night filled with music, food, dancing, art, community resources and a stigma-free environment to learn about sexual health.