Information on District Councils
District Councils will be created in each of the City’s 22 police districts. They will be made of up three people elected in regular municipal elections every four years, though anyone can participate in District Council work, and the more people who participate, the more effective the District Councils can be. The first District Council elections will be in February 2023, when Chicagoans will also vote for candidates for aldermen and the mayor.
Interested in Serving on a District Council?
Information on serving on the district councils
Interested in Serving on the Community Commission?
Information on serving on the community commission
Interested in Serving on the Noncitizen Advisory Council
The Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability is creating a Non-citizen Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC will be a volunteer group of Chicago residents who will be advisors to the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability to help make sure that the Commission’s work reflects and incorporates the public safety perspectives and experiences of non-citizen and new Chicagoans.
Interested in Serving on the Police Board?
The Police Board is integral to ensuring public safety and accountability in Chicago. It is responsible for making difficult disciplinary decisions for officers accused of misconduct.
What is the Community Commission?
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.