Police meeting with community members

Community Policing Strategic Plans

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. Deputy Chief Dwayne Betts was appointed to oversee the office and make certain that the Department maintains its focus on community policing at every level. OCP was further 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, community engagement and collaborative community-building 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.

Overviews of the Community Policing Strategic Plans for each District can be found at the links below.

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