COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 3.18.24. 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

New Life Centers Migrant Shelter in Little Village – 3.20.24
COPA visited New Life Centers migrant shelter in Little Village. During our agency time at this event, we were able to connect with families and help them understand our agency’s mission and vision.

Gage Park Community Meeting – 3.21.24
COPA attended the Gage Park Community Meeting, which was hosted by the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP). At this outreach event, COPA set up a resource table and shared its agency role in police accountability with youth and their families in Gage Park.


CCPSA Monthly Meeting – 3.21.24
COPA attended the Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability (CCPSA) monthly community meeting which was held at Kennedy King City College. This public forum focused on discussions surrounding updates to our agency, other city departments, and the latest developments with policies in the city.

Chicago Park District Teen Opportunity Fair – 3.23.24

COPA attended the Chicago Park District Annual Teen Opportunity Fair. This fair is part of the Park District’s ongoing engagement to help young people learn about potential jobs and internships and interact with professionals from various organizations. COPA set up a resource table at this event and was able to share with youth our agency job opening and the role that we play in police accountability.

SGA Youth & Family Services Easter Egg Hunt – 3.23.24
On Saturday, March 23rd COPA attended an Easter Egg Hunt which was hosted by the SGA Youth & Family Services and held in Brighton Park. This event included an Easter egg hunt, free community resources, free food and drinks, activities, raffles, and music. At this event, COPA was also able to set up a resource table to educate the public about our agency’s work.