COPA Celebrates the Third Training Class of Academy

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Ephraim Eaddy
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Today, Interim Chief Administrator Patricia Banks commemorated the graduation of 20 investigative and legal staff in a ceremony for the third installment Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Academy at Malcolm X College.  COPA Academy is designed to provide employee-centered, skills-based preparedness training that will ensure all COPA staff members are committed to performance excellence and able to help COPA deliver on its mission.

The COPA Training Academy provides investigative and legal staff with hundreds of hours of training on investigative processes, practices, and principles. The hands-on-training is taught by subject matter experts and COPA senior leaders on a variety of subjects including implicit bias, complaint intake, procedural justice, investigative strategies and tactics and important legal concepts.