Citizens’ Network of Protection

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization created to promote racial and economic justice within the legal system, prevent government overreach and abuse in the area of law enforcement, and uphold civil rights within the Evanston community. 

Know Your Rights

Being stopped by police is a stressful experience that can quickly go bad. You cannot assume officers will behave in a way that respects your rights or protects your safety. It is important to know your rights.

File a Complaint

Believe you’ve been victimized by police misconduct or witnessed police misconduct? Having trouble getting the information or evidence you need from EPD?  Want a better understanding of the rules our officers have to follow?

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We are an Evanston-based 501c3 non-profit organization. CNP’s services are made possible through grants, fundraising, unpaid volunteers, and nominal fees to subsidize legal services.

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President’s Corner

Photo taken by EvanstonNow.com

Hello to CNP’s Supporters and Followers.I haven’t been connecting to the community in a meaningful way since March 13. We’re sorry we are currently reachable only by phone and email as COVID-19 has put a damper on our working out of the office. During this time we are working remotely to keep to our goal and mission of educating Evanston residents on their rights with the new state and city laws placed on the books. We need the voices, the volunteers and the funding to re-imagine community policing that works for everyone. Please follow us on Facebook to keep on top of the latest developments.

Betty Ester
CNP President and Co-Founder
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Our proposal establishes a ward-by-ward citizen-elected, citizen-run independent police oversight commission.

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