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File #: ID 22-378    Name:
Type: Report Status: Regular Agenda
In control: President and Board of Trustees
On agenda: 11/14/2022 Final action:
Title: Presentation and Discussion on the Village of Oak Park's Community Safety Project Report
Attachments: 1. Executive Summary Oak Park, 2. Full Report - Oak Park - Final, 3. Supplemental Data and Information, 4. Operational Assessment Reference Materials
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Submitted By
Rasheda Jackson, Assistant Village Attorney

Reviewed By
A.M. Zayyad

Agenda Item Title
Presentation and Discussion on the Village of Oak Park's Community Safety Project Report

BerryDunn will provide an overview of its findings and recommendations for the operational assessment of the Oak Park Police Department (OPPD). The assessment includes the following four specific areas: 1) Full management and operational assessment study; 2) Audit of race equity issues (internal and external); 3) Recommendations and research for alternative response to traditional police services; and 4) Presentation of successful measures to contribute to Fair and Impartial Policing which have been accomplished in similar cities.

Background Information
At the June 6, 2022 Village Board meeting, BerryDunn gave a presentation entitled "Emergent Issues Memorandum and the Oak Park Police Department's Response Memorandum" which provided information about the most urgent issues identified during the Community Safety Project that require immediate attention. The five key areas identified are 1) operational policies; 2) data collection; 3) police department facility; 4) data use and analysis; and 5) complaint intake and documentation.

On September 6, 2022, BerryDunn gave a presentation entitled "Essential Calls for Service Evaluation." The presentation provided an overview of the Village's current calls for service procedures and provided recommendations regarding the best alternative calls for service model for the Village. The evaluation also included comparisons between the calls for service models at other municipalities.

BerryDunn will now provide the Village Board an overview of its findings and recommendations including what was already presented and the potential financial implications associated with the Community Safety Project evaluation. The following recommendations that have fiscal implications are as followed:


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