In July 2021, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance creating a new model for police oversight, accountability, and public safety. The ordinance creates two bodies: a citywide Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, with power to advance systemic reform, and District Councils, which will be elected in each police district and work to improve policing and public safety in the district. The Commission and District Councils will bring police officers and Chicago residents together to plan, prioritize, and build mutual trust; strengthen the police accountability system; give Chicagoans a meaningful new role in oversight; and explore and advance alternative effective approaches to public safety.

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What is the Community Commission?

What are District Councils?

Interested in Serving on the Community Commission?

Interested in Serving on a District Council?

Interested in serving on the Police Board?

Interested in serving on the Non-citizen Advisory Council?

What Policies Is The Commission Working On?

2023 Goals for CPD Superintendent, COPA Chief Administrator, and the Police Board President

Under the ECPS Ordinance, the Commission has the power to set goals for the CPD Superintendent, COPA Chief Administrator, and the Police Board President. Below are the 2023 goals:

Public Comment on Bylaws

The Commission has drafted bylaws and invites your comments.

The draft bylaws layout the basic purpose of the Commission and describe some of the day-to-day details of how the Commission will carry out its work. The bylaws will be open for public comment until February 15, 2023. Please send comments to

The Commission will carefully review all public comments and may make changes before voting to adopt bylaws at its February or March meeting.

Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Agenda

Public Meeting Minutes

Public Meeting Videos

Commission Report

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