Engage with CPD on Reform Efforts

As part of the Chicago Police Departments efforts to reconstruct community relationships, build trust, ensure constitutional and impartial policing, and strengthen CPD’s commitment to accountability and transparency, CPD actively invites the public to review CPD policies and trainings provided to officers.

This feedback is vitally important in helping to reform CPD and ensure our policies and trainings are informed by the communities we serve.

The Office of Community Policing offers a number of opportunities for you to get involved in CPD’s reform efforts! You can learn about different Chicago Police Department policies and procedures, meet with members of the Department, and share your feedback on how our policies, trainings, and procedures can be improved.


Share Feedback on CPD Policies and Trainings

CPD recognizes the importance of having good policies and trainings that are reflective of the community’s experiences. We value all input from community on ways we can make our policies and trainings better.

CPD invites residents, community organizations, and other stakeholders to meet with CPD to discuss various topics, including specific CPD policies and trainings.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Policing
  • Use of Force
  • Search Warrants
  • Foot Pursuits
  • Hate Crimes
  • Interactions with Children and Youth
  • Interactions with People with Disabilities
  • Interactions with the Transgender, Intersex, Gender Non-conforming community
  • Interactions with Religious Communities

Click here to sign-up for a dialogue with members from CPD to discuss specific topics

To learn about what current CPD policies are in place, click here.


Review Draft Policies and Provide Comment on Them

CPD publishes draft policies on its website and invites the public to review them and provide feedback on them before the policy is finalized. Policies are often open for public comment for 15 days, but in some cases longer.

Review CPD policies online and provide your feedback


Let us know how we can engage with you!

CPD wants to ensure we are providing as many opportunities for the community to easily and accessibly learn about our reform efforts and ways the public can engage on them. If you have any specific requests for ways, we can engage you or your organization, let us know! This can include inviting us to attend an event and speak to your organization.

Reach out to one of our Community Outreach Coordinators in the Office of Community Policing Email us at [email protected]

Call us at (312) 745-5900