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.