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The Civilian Office of Police Accountability Will Offer COPA Community Hours hosted by select Chicago Public Library Locations to help residents connect to services

Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) and the Chicago Public Library (CPL) announce COPA Community Hours. Through this partnership, COPA will host a full day of services at select CPL branches where investigators will receive complaints and compliments of Chicago Police Officers. In addition, representatives from COPA will be on-site to address questions and provide an overview of the agency.

COPA Celebrates the Third Training Class of Academy

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.

COPA Graduates Second Training Class of Academy Graduates

Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley commemorated the graduation of 43 investigative and legal staff in a ceremony for the second Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Academy at Malcolm X College on Tuesday, September 5th.  COPA Academy is designed to provide employee-centered, skills-based preparedness training that will ensure all COPA staff members are committed to performance …

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: …