Know Your Rights

Frequently asked question answered by the Chicago Police Department.
Stay educated, stay informed and know your rights.
If you want to get involved, share your feedback on CPD’s policies and procedures, or have any more questions you’d like answered, please click HERE.
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For more information on the Department’s policies regarding human rights, view the full directive HERE.

For more information on how to file a complaint with COPA, visit their website HERE. For more information on CPD’s Bureau of Internal Affairs, visit their public dashboard HERE.

For more information on CPD’s policy regarding the prohibition of racial profiling and other bias-based policing, view the full directive HERE.

For more information on how to file a complaint with COPA, visit their website HERE. For more information on CPD’s Bureau of Internal Affairs, visit their public dashboard HERE.

For more information on the Department’s policies regarding investigatory stops, view the full directive HERE.

For more information on how to file a complaint with COPA, visit their website HERE. For more information on CPD’s Bureau of Internal Affairs, visit their public dashboard HERE.

For more information on the Department’s policies regarding human rights, view the full directive HERE.

For more information on post-firearm discharge administrative procedures, view the full directive HERE.

For more information on CPD’s body worn camera procedures, view the full directive HERE

For more information on field arrest procedures, view the full directive by clicking HERE.

For more information on how to file a complaint with COPA, visit their website HERE. For more information on CPD’s Bureau of Internal Affairs, visit their public dashboard HERE.

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