Category: Police Department News

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November On this episode of Champaign Connection, it’s that time of year again! The fall yard waste collection season is upon us. Learn what to do with your fall yard waste and when Public Works will be in your neighborhood for pickup. Learn what to do with your […]


Now on CGTV: Champaign Police Department Employee Awards Ceremony

On May 16, the Champaign Police Department celebrated everyday heroes by honoring the police officers, staff, and citizens who went above and beyond to serve our community, and CGTV was on hand to film the ceremony. Highlights from the event included police department acknowledgment of staff’s commitment and dedication to our city. This year’s celebration […]


City Accepting Applications for Citizen Review Subcommittee & Internal Use of Force Review Committee

The City of Champaign is continuing to accept applications from citizens interested in serving on two newly constituted panels. These committees are being created to increase transparency between the police and the public. The two committees open for application are: The Citizen Review Subcommittee of the Human Relations Commission.  The City is seeking citizens to […]


Update: CPD Response to Property Crime

Since 2005, the City of Champaign had seen a downward trend in residential burglaries and burglaries to motor vehicles.  In 2013, the police department responded to the lowest number recorded in over 27 years.  Beginning in 2015, there was a noticeable increase in burglaries throughout the City of Champaign.  The trend continued into 2016, which […]


2017 Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois

2017 marks the 7th annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics!   Each July, local law enforcement agencies partner with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Texas Roadhouse to serve the public a “free lunch” while collecting donations in support of Special Olympics Illinois. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training […]


Body Camera Video a National Award Finalist

Earlier this year, staff from the Champaign Police Department and City Manager’s Office collaborated to produce a video to educate the public about the rollout of officer-worn body cameras. Shortly after its public debut, the Communications Division entered the video into the City-County Communications & Marketing Association’s (3CMA) 2017 Savvy Awards – a national competition […]


Join Champaign Police in Recognizing Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week 2017

The Champaign Police Department invites our citizens and community partners to join us in paying tribute to our men and women of law enforcement. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Every year […]


2017-2018 Fire and Police Promotional Testing Process Gets Underway

In collaboration with the Fire and Police departments, Human Resources is diligently working to coordinate, communicate and assist with the facilitation of the Promotional Testing processes.  Below is a glimpse of each process. FIRE LIEUTENANT and ENGINEER PROMOTIONAL PROCESSES The Fire Lieutenant Promotional Testing Process recently concluded the Assessment Center (AC) phase of the process […]


2017 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process

The Police and Human Resources departments are nearing the final stages of another successful 2017 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process. On April 4, 2017, eighty-eight (88) candidates completed oral interviews at the Champaign Police Department. In order to accomplish such a structured, one-day interview timeline, HR enlisted the assistance of 12 assessors – 6 panels […]


Investigation Update: Police Arrest Last Suspect in September 25 Battery

In October 2016, Police sought community assistance to identify individuals who were suspects in a battery that took place just prior to the fatal September 25 shooting in the 300 Block of E. Green St.  After hundreds of hours of follow-up interviews and investigations, Detectives arrested the last suspect in this attack, helping to bridge resolve […]