The 2021 Public Safety Section Draft Outlook on Police Oversight and Accountability is now posted for public comment. The draft includes details on projects corresponding to the Public Safety section’s strategic priorities: (A) CPD operational competence; (B) discipline and accountability; and (C) constitutional policing. The list of projects is intended to serve as a guiding document and is subject to change. The Public Safety section may initiate other projects over the course of the year and the section may not undertake each of the listed projects in 2021. Circumstances may arise during the year which prompt the Public Safety section to undertake new, higher priority projects, reduce the priority of a planned project, or terminate a project if OIG determines that further work will not bring substantial benefit to the City. Potential projects are developed from a variety of sources, including input from community members and CPD members, a survey of both the community and the Police Department, and OIG staff.
OIG is soliciting comments from the public and will consider all comments in finalizing its Public Safety 2021 Outlook. We encourage you to review the list of projects and submit your comments by emailing us at: OIGNoticeandComment@igchicago.org. We want to hear from you about which issues resonate with your community and which topics have yet to be identified.