COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 3.11.24. 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


Leaders Network Community Meeting – 3.11.24

COPA attended this meeting comprised of faith and community leaders that work together to organize, strategize, and mobilize to improve the quality of life for the west side communities.


DFSS My Chi My Future Sustainability Summit – 3.13.24

COPA participated in the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Sustainability Summit for the My Chi My Future Delegate Agencies who met with nonprofit organizations from across Chicago. The event allowed for the opportunity to connect and partner in the coming months with their youth programming.

Kelvyn Park High School Career Fair – 3.13.24
COPA attended the Kelvyn Park High School Career Fair. We were able to engage young people in learning about police accountability careers and answered questions on how to file complaints or compliments towards members of the Chicago Police Department.

New Life Centers Humboldt Park Food Pantry – 3.13.24

COPA participated in this food distribution community event to help the public better understand the agency’s mission and explain the importance of police oversight. This event took place at New Life Centers Humboldt Park Campus (3908 W. Hirsch).


Mikva Challenge Safety & Justice Youth Council – 3.14.24
COPA’s Chief Investigative Law Officer Katarina Durcova held a conversation about the 4th Amendment with the Safety & Justice Youth Council at Mikva Challenge. Young people conversed about search & seizure and engaged in asking thoughtful questions.

ABHIL Pop-Up Farmers Market 3.17.24
COPA participated in the Aetna Better Health of Illinois Pop-up Farmers Market at Mother of America’s Parish in Little Village. There was a fresh grocery giveaway and an abundance of community resources. COPA was giving out information about our agency & police accountability.