COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 9.4.23. 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

Heritage Woods of Chicago Senior Health Fair – 9.6.23
COPA attended the Heritage Woods of Chicago Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, September 6th. At this outreach event, COPA was able to set up a resource table and share its agency role in police misconduct. This senior community health fair also included several helpful resources, blood pressure checks, food, games, and much more.

City Clerk Mobile City Hall Community Resource Fair at Harrison Park – 9.7.23
COPA joined Anna Valencia City Clerk Office along with various other city departments and sister agencies to connect with the community. At this mobile outreach event, COPA had a resource table and shared with the public the agency’s role in police accountability.

Westside Ministers Coalition – 9.7.23
COPA attended the Westside Ministers’ Coalition monthly community meeting. This organization mission is to provide services that will initiate self-help efforts to improve the Austin community of Chicago in areas of housing, public safety, reentry, clergy involvement, education, health, energy, conservation, community, youth, and economic development, to work in cooperation with other organizations sharing similar values.

CCPSA Town Hall Introduce the Pick of CPD Superintendent – 9.7.23
COPA attended the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) special public meeting. The purpose of this town hall meeting held at the National Museum of Mexican Art was to provide the public with an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to the incoming Chicago Police Department (CPD) Superintendent Chief Larry Snelling.

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