CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police Supt. David Brown paid a visit to the city’s West Side on Saturday to kick off his new community policing strategy.
He repeated his commitment both to the neighborhood and to accountability.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
“That means our officers will be working with the community, particularly with our young people; to coach them, mentor them, guide their decisions; to invest our time, our effort, and our leadership in our community. So goes the West Side, so goes the city,” Brown said.READ MORE: Years After Promise Of $100,000 From State And Photo-Op Prop Check, AMVETS Post 14 In Clinton, Illinois Has Not Seen A Dime
Under the new strategy Chicago Police will expand neighborhood police initiatives such as arts and athletic leagues.
Police will also expand the civil rights unit, adding officers as liaisons to the LGBTQ, immigrant, and religious communities.MORE NEWS: Some Residents Say A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Benefit Community, Others Say It Would Bring Unwelcome Traffic And Crowds
The superintendent said the department changes go above and beyond recommendations of the federal consent decree mandating sweeping CPD reforms.