Transparency & Accountability

December 9, 2015 – Mayor Emanuel Addresses Police Accountability 

February 16, 2016 – Statement from Mayor Emanuel on the City’s Policy Regarding the Release of Evidence Related to Police-Involved Incidents

April 10, 2016 – Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent Johnson Announce Additional Body Cameras

April 21, 2016 – City Builds on Road to Reform, Immediately Implements Nearly a Third of the Police Accountability Task Force Recommendations 

May 13, 2016 – Mayor Emanuel: Our next steps on road to police reform

September 18, 2016 – Johnson Announces Body Camera Expansion throughout CPD

November 21, 2016 – Progress Report released November 2016 

June 12, 2017 – Chicago Continues Expansion of Police Body Worn Cameras 

August 21, 2017 – CPD Expands Police Body Worn Cameras to Districts 8, 3, and 25

 

Community Policing

November 1, 2016 – Superintendent Johnson Announces New Advisory Panel Focused on Community Policing

March 22, 2017 – Community Policing Advisory Panel Calls on Residents for Input

May 26, 2017 – Fourth Annual Faith and Action Kicks Off

August 10, 2017 – Community Policing Advisory Panel Releases Draft Recommendations 

 

Policy & Training

September 14, 2016 – Mayor Emanuel, Senator Durbin Announce $1 Million Federal Grant to Address Trauma in Chicago’s Neighborhoods and Improve Crisis Intervention Training for First Responders

October 27, 2016 – Chicago Police Department to Expand Training Capacity Through Partnership with City Colleges and DeVry University

December 16, 2016 – Mayor Emanuel, OEMC Announce Significant Gains in First-Response Service for Mental Health Related Incidents 

January 12, 2017 – Citywide Mental Health Steering Committee Announces Free Mental Health Awareness Training

February 26, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel  Announces Milestone in City’s Mental Health Emergency Response

July 5, 2017 – CPD Announces Use of Force Training Underway

July 30, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel Announces Major Milestone in Development of New Public Safety Training Academy 

 

Resources & Supervision

February 22, 2016 – Chicago Police Department’s Recruitment Campaign Results in 71% in Minority Applicants 

November 18, 2016 – Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Department Announce Vendor to Support Police Recruitment Efforts

November 22, 2016 – Mayor Emanuel Announces Police Department Recruitment Underway

January 4, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel and CPD Superintendent Johnson Welcome New Police Detectives, Field Training Officers and Lieutenants 

February 2, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Superintendent Johnson Celebrate Police Graduation and Promotional Ceremony 

February 5, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Department Announce Successful Police Recruitment Campaign with 16,544 Qualified Applicants Seeking to Become a Police Officer

February 27, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Superintendent Johnson and Chairman Reboyras Welcome New Class of Detectives 

March 15, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Superintendent Johnson Celebrate Graduation of 351 Officers, Detectives and Sergeants

May 19, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel and CPD Superintendent Johnson Welcome New Police Recruits 

June 26, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent Johnson Welcome New Police Recruits 

August 15, 2017 – CPD Superintendent Johnson Welcomes 111 New Police Recruits

 

Technology

September 14, 2016 – Public Building Commission Approves Expansion Gun Shot Detection Technology and POD Cameras to Fight Crime in Englewood and Harrison Districts 

January 27, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel, Police Department Announce Launch of New Technology to Support Strategic Deployments, Reduce Violence 

February 21, 2017 – Mayor Emanuel, Police Department Announce Expansion of Predictive Crime Fighting Strategy