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. Commander Angel Novalez now oversees the office and ensures 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 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.
2021 District Strategic Planning Community Conversations
Starting in October 2020, OCP will be hosting community conversations in each of the 22 police districts to get community input on the development of their districts plan. In November, a second meeting will be held in the district to review the draft plan and gather additional input.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all community conversations will be held virtually via Zoom. A call-in option is available for anyone who is unable to join virtually.
The November District Strategic Planning Community Conversations in each district can be found below:
2020 District Strategic Plans