Community Policing

September 17, 2020 –

September 17, 2020 – CPD seeks feedback from communities with new online surveys, focus groups

September 17, 2020 – Want To Weigh In On Chicago Police Policies? Here’s How To Take New Surveys, Join Focus Groups

February 5, 2020 – How To Reform Community Policing In Chicago? Residents Weigh In At Uptown Meeting

February 4, 2020 – CPD hosts community meetings to get feedback on new policies

February 4, 2020 – CPD to host series of community meetings on department policy, procedures

January 28, 2020 – Police Plan ‘Open Conversation’ About Treatment Of Marginalized Groups In Series Of Meetings Starting In Uptown

January 22, 2020 – Chicago Police Seek Community Feedback on Proposed Policies

January 21, 2020 – Chicago police seek public’s input on slew of proposed policy reforms

January 16, 2020 – New rules for police officers at Chicago Public Schools

July 17, 2019 – Police Officer Or Counselor? Chicago School Police Trained To Straddle The Line

July 15, 2019 – School cops speak out at training: What about ‘kids out there that hate police’?

July 11, 2019 – Chicago cops getting training on working in schools for first time in 10 years

July 10, 2019 – Five questions for the man training Chicago’s school police

Impartial Policing

August 7, 2020 – Chicago Police Name First Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Officer

July 10, 2020 – Chicago Police hire first-ever language access coordinator

January 27, 2020 – Chicago Police plans to tap city-wide LGBT liaison

January 9, 2020 – CPD to hire officer to improve relations with residents with disabilities after high-profile confrontations

January 15, 2019 – For people with disabilities, Chicago police consent decree takes first steps toward reform

Crisis Intervention

January 10, 2020 – Chicago Police To Get Help With Mental Health Crisis Calls

June 12, 2019 – Can VR Change How Police Respond to Mental Health Crises?

May 22, 2019 – Chicago police turn to virtual reality technology to train officers in how to deal with the mentally ill

May 22, 2019 – Police unveil virtual reality equipment to train for handling calls of mental health crises

Use of Force

June 19, 2020 – Working group to review CPD use of force policies

June 15, 2020 – Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces committee to review Chicago Police Department use of force policies

July 8, 2019 – Chicago police will soon have to report every time they point a gun at someone

July 1, 2019 – CPD officers will soon have to report every time they point a gun at a person

July 1, 2019 – Rule requiring Chicago police officers to notify OEMC after pointing firearm delayed

Recruitment, Hiring and Promotion

May 13, 2020 – Could Self-Care And Breathing Techniques Help Veteran Chicago Police Officers Reform The Department?


July 6, 2020 – Chicago Police Department Resumes Recruit Training at Training Academy

January 21, 2020 – From ‘Hot Mess’ To ‘Priceless’: CPD Triples Field Trainers In Overhaul Of Crucial Program

January 8, 2020 – After Decades Of Neglect, Internal Survey Shows Progress On Essential CPD Training Program

Officer Wellness and Support

September 2, 2020 – CPD launches Officer Support System pilot program aimed at preventing suicides, situations involving excessive force

September 2, 2020 – CPD launches officer support system

September 1, 2020 – Chicago Police Will Now Get Free Mental Health Care, City Says

July 5, 2019 – Summit of mental health experts recommends reforms after cluster of suicides by Chicago cops

June 13, 2019 – Chicago Police Officers Seeking More Help From Department Therapists

June 12, 2019 – Chicago Police Officers Seeking More Help From Department Therapists

June 12, 2019 – Chicago Police Department Kicks Off Two-Day Mental Health Summit; ‘We Are Here To End Officer Suicides’

April 9, 2019 – Chicago police release video amid concerns about officer suicides: ‘How am I going to get up tomorrow?’

January 8, 2019 – Chicago Police Department to add counselors amid increased need

Accountability and Transparency

November 4, 2019 – Chicago Police Publish New Data on Civilian Complaints

Data Collection, Analysis and Management

September 30, 2019 – Chicago Police Dept. adds Use of Force Dashboard

September 30, 2019 – Chicago police create dashboard to track use of force cases

September 30, 2019 – CPD releases new data related to officers’ use of force

Implementation, Enforcement and Monitoring

Aug, 10, 2020 – Chicago Police Unveil Plan To Catch Up On Reform Mandates

June 19, 2020 – Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent Barbara West on CPD’s efforts toward compliance with the consent decree

June 19, 2020 – Why the Chicago Police Department must — and will — carry out consent decree reforms

March 6, 2020 – City Grades Itself on Implementing Court-Enforced Police Department Overhaul

March 5, 2020 – On first anniversary of reform, Chicago Police Department on its way to fundamental change

February 27, 2020 – Chicago Police Consent Decree Approaches 1-Year Anniversary

November 17, 2019 – Report: Chicago police miss deadlines, but make progress on reforms

November 17, 2019 – Chicago Police Miss Deadlines, But Make Progress on Reforms

November 12, 2019 – Police acknowledge missing consent decree deadlines, but insist they are making progress

January 31, 2019 – Federal judge approves consent decree to reform Chicago Police Department