Chicago Police Department Seeks Community Feedback


January 28, 2020 | by Amber Smock

Dear Access Living friends and allies,

In February, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) will have four community input opportunities on issues impacting people from many different communities. Please read on for more information, and please share widely.

From the Chicago Police Department:

“CPD is seeking community input on an initial series of policies and procedures as part of its ongoing reform efforts. The community is invited to attend any of four Community Conversations that will be held during the first week of February (see logistics information below). These meetings are open to the public; please share this information with your networks! During these conversations we will solicit input on the topics below:

• Community Policing Strategies
• Use of Force
• Mental Health Incident Response (Crisis Intervention)
• Response to Hate Crimes
• Prohibition of Sexual Misconduct
• Supervisor Responsibilities
• Interactions with Children and Youth
• Body-Worn Camera Use
• Officer-Involved Death and Shooting Investigations
• Interactions with People with Disabilities
• Interactions with the Transgender Community
• Limited English Proficiency and Language Access
• Interactions with Religious Communities
• School Resource Officers (SRO)

CPD may also convene Working Groups that will meet separately over the course of the coming months to provide a deeper level of input on some or all of the topics above. Please complete this brief survey to inform CPD of the Working Groups, if any, in which you would be interested in participating.

We very much appreciate your input on these important subjects, and hope that you will join us in early February to kick off the input process at one of the public meetings below.”

Reasonable accommodations

Please inform CPD of any reasonable accommodations requests at least one week in advance of the meetings above by contacting the Office of Community Policing at (312) 745-5900.

Public meeting dates, times, and locations

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6 to 9 p.m.
Truman College – Cafeteria
1145 W. Wilson Ave.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6 to 9 p.m.
Kennedy King College – The Great Hall
740 W. 63rd St.
Free parking in student lot at 65th & Halsted

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6 to 9 p.m.
JLM Abundant Life Center
2622 W. Jackson Blvd.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Daley College
7500 S Pulaski Rd.