COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 3.20.23. 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 – 3.21.23

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.


Rotary Club of Chicago Women in Action Event – 3.25.23

On Saturday, March 25, 2023, Chief Andrea Kersten served as moderator of the Rotary Club of Chicago Women in Action event. The event sought to highlight the accomplishments of “women in action” including Cook County Commission Alma Anaya, Judge Diana Lopez among other female leaders in education, tech and real estate. Chief Kersten was presented a “Women in Action” certificate of appreciation for her previous contributions to the involved organizations, including the fall 2022 sponsorship of a Thanksgiving event. The event was cosponsored by COPA’s staff who donated to the brunch.


Chicago Park District Teen Opportunity Fair – 3.25.23

COPA attended the Chicago Park District Teen Opportunity Fair held at Malcolm X College to help teens understand the operations of our agency and our role in police accountability. Teens at this event were also able to learn about summer jobs and various other local resources available to them.