Chicago Police Department


Centrally located on Chicago’s Westside, this district represents (either in whole or in-part) the following Chicago communities: North Lawndale, Little Village, and Lower Westside.


Located on the Northwest side of Chicago, this district represents (either in whole or in-part) the following Chicago communities: Montclare, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and Austin.

Additional districts forthcoming; check back soon!

Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

The Community Commission is a seven-member body, nominated by elected community members, selected by the Mayor, and confirmed by the City Council.

Commissioners will serve four-year terms and will have several key powers. The Commission will:  Play a central role in selecting and removing the Police Superintendent, COPA Chief Administrator, and Police Board members; Set CPD, COPA, and Police Board policy; Establish goals and evaluate progress for CPD, COPA, and the Police Board; Make CPD budget recommendations before the City Council votes on the budget; Identify, recommend, preventative, proactive, community-based, and evidence-based  solutions to violence, including non-policing alternatives; and Promote community engagement and transparency.

District Councils

District Councils will be created in each of the City’s 22 police districts, and will be comprised of three people, elected in regular municipal elections. Members will serve four-year terms.

The District Councils will have several key roles: Build stronger connections between the police and the community at the district  level, where the community is a true partner in making the neighborhood safer; Hold monthly public meetings, where residents can work with the police on local  initiatives, and raise and work to address concerns about policing in the district; Work with the community to get input on police department policies and practices; Work with the District Commander and community on new community policing  initiatives; Ensure a channel of communication for regular community input to the Commission,  including by meeting citywide with all District Council members to propose priorities for the  Commission, make policy recommendations, and identify policing trends and concerns; and Expand restorative justice practices in the district.

Learn more about the Community Commission for Public Safety and District Councils >>