COPA Celebrates The First Training Class of Academy Graduates

Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley commemorated the graduation of 36 investigative and legal staff today in a ceremony for the first Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Academy at Chicago State University on Friday, June 30th. COPA Academy, a six-week training program launched its first class in mid-May. This graduation is a major milestone and benchmark …

COPA Seeks Subject Matter Experts to Assist With Police Involved Use of Force Matters

The City of Chicago (“City”), acting through its Department of Procurement Services (“DPS”) and newly formed Civilian Office of Police Accountability (“COPA”), invites the submission of Qualifications from firms with expertise and experience in the investigation, review and assessment of police-involved use-of-force incidents including the following disciplines: Category 1: Use of Force Assessment/Evaluation Category 2: …