Police Reform

Mayor Lightfoot dedicated her career to ensuring our police department is accountable to our communities.

Since taking office, her administration has:

  • Negotiated accountability and transparency reforms in police supervisors’ contracts, including requiring the investigation of anonymous complaints, preventing the destruction of disciplinary records, and protecting complainants against retaliation.
  • Introduced a comprehensive civilian oversight plan for the Chicago Police Department which would create a seven-member civilian commission that works with the Mayor, CPD, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability and the Police Board to ensure policy accountability and public safety.
  • Worked with City Council to introduce legislation that will create an online database of complaints against police officers since the year 2000 to make the department more transparent and accountable.
  • Developed and implemented sweeping new annual officer training requirements, including scenario-based use of force training.
  • Partnered with community-based organizations to deliver civilian-taught implicit bias training to all officers.
  • Overhauled and reformed police vehicle pursuit and warrant policies.
About Lori Lightfoot for Chicago Mayor Smiling


A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois