COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 5.8.23. 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 COPA-PublicAffairs@chicagocopa.org
Leaders Network Community Meeting- 5.9.23
COPA attended this month’s Leaders Network Community Meeting at the Columbus Park Refectory. Faith-based leaders and community stakeholders gather each month to discuss ways to better the west side through community action.
City Colleges of Chicago Citywide Community Leaders Breakfast – 5.10.23
City Colleges of Chicago held a Citywide Community Leaders Breakfast on Wednesday, May 10th at Truman College. Various organizations including COPA learned the most effective ways to partner with the City Colleges of Chicago.
CCPSA Community Forum on CPD Superintendent Search – 5.10.23
COPA attended the Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability (CCPSA) CPD Superintendent Search Forum, which was held at Kennedy High School. This forum was held as part of the search for Chicago’s next police superintendent. Attendees at the meeting were able to share their views on the qualifications and experience they want to see in Chicago’s next superintendent.
Richards Career Academy Resource Fair – 5.12.23
COPA attended Richards Career Academy Resource Fair. At this outreach event, COPA was able to set up a resource table and share its agency role in police misconduct with students, staff, and alum at this school.
Young Men’s Educational Network First Annual Community Health & Resource Fair – 5.13.23
COPA attended the Young Men’s Educational Network First Annual Community Health and Resource Fair held on Saturday, May 13, 2023. At this outreach event COPA was able to set up a resource table and share its agency role in police oversight.