Re-energizing COP in Chicago

It might surprise some to know that Chicago had an innovative city-wide community policing strategy in the 1990s and early 2000s (known as CAPS) that was carefully evaluated, showing positive results. This article and this press release indicate that a new advisory committee is recommending the city return to that strategy as part of its response to current issues and problems. The committee’s report is here.



2 Responses to “Re-energizing COP in Chicago”

  1. jspndy Says:

    How do we explain the brutality of Chicago police despite the CAPS?

    • Gary Cordner Says:

      It is a good question. It would be interesting to have annual data on police use of force going back 2-3 decades, to know whether it was lower during the CAPS years.

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