In late 2017, per recommendations outlined in the Community Policing Advisory Panel (CPAP) Report, CPD created a new Office of Community Policing (OCP) under the Office of the Superintendent. OCP was charged with ensuring that the CPAP recommendations and relevant Consent Decree requirements are implemented in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Both the CPAP Report and the Consent Decree articulate a need for community involvement in the development of district-level crime reduction and problem solving strategies as well as programming that is consistent with the principles of community policing. In response, OCP has supported Districts in the creation of Community Policing Strategic Plans which outline a District’s core crime reduction priorities and community engagement goals over the course of a year. The plans were developed in close collaboration with community members, who shared their input and feedback during two different community conversations held in each District throughout Chicago.