MEET THE COMMAND STAFF
Chief of Police
Serving CPD Since: 2012
Chief Anthony Cobb is a native of Champaign-Urbana and has dedicated his 25+ years of law enforcement service to this community. Beginning his career in 1992 with the Urbana Police Department, Cobb progressed through the ranks from police officer to the position of Assistant Chief of Police, and was one of few officers who received an opportunity to work in all four divisions of the agency: Patrol; Investigations; Support Services; and Administration. In March of 2012, Cobb retired from the Urbana Police Department to accept his current appointment as Chief of Police for the City of Champaign.
”More”Responsibilities for the Chief of Police include providing leadership and supervision to approximately 125 sworn and 22 civilian personnel in the areas of intelligence-led policing, patrol, traffic, criminal investigations, and a host of related activities and services. The Chief of Police assesses, monitors, and provides direction on all aspects of department resources and personnel consistent with City Manager and Council direction to maintain efficiency, and to provide a stable level of service to the community during routine periods and unexpected events.
In his role, Chief Cobb has worked diligently to increase community-police partnerships and serves on a number of community boards and committees in the furtherance of organizational goals and community partnerships, such as: Champaign County Community Coalition, Children’s Advocacy Center Board, Public Safety Advisory Committee (University of Illinois), Youth Assessment Center Advisory Board, Champaign County Emergency Planning Group, East Central Illinois Police Training Project Board, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Cobb is a graduate of the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Deputy Chief of Operations
Serving CPD Since: 1994
Born and raised in Champaign, Deputy Chief Troy Daniels’ roots in local law enforcement began in 1985, serving as a patrol deputy, drug task force investigator, and general crimes detective for the Champaign County Sheriff’s Department. In 1994, Deputy Chief Daniels began his tenure with the Champaign Police Department, where he has served as a patrol officer, general crimes detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant and lieutenant.
”More”Deputy Chief Daniels served as the Department’s Deputy Chief of Operational Support for 16 years and began his current role of Operations in November 2017.
The Deputy Chief of Operations (DCO) is primarily responsible for managing the Patrol Division, consisting of 96 police officers, including Lieutenants and Sergeants who respond to approximately 70,000 calls for service per year. Deputy Chief Daniels manages the following duties by overseeing the work done by command officers, consisting of the following units: Field Training Program, Special Traffic Details, Crime Scene Unit, and Canine Unit.
The DCOS also manages the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team and serves as a department representative on various Citizen and City Committees.
Deputy Chief of Administration and Professional Standards
Serving CPD Since: 1994
Deputy Chief Joseph Gallo began his law enforcement career in 1990 as a patrol officer for Illinois State University before settling with the Champaign Police Department in 1994. Progressing through the ranks from patrol officer to detective, sergeant to lieutenant, Deputy Chief Gallo previously served as Deputy Chief of Operations for five years before moving into his current position of Deputy Chief of Administration and Professional Standards in November 2017.
”More”The Deputy Chief of Administration and Professional Standards (DCAPS) is primarily responsible for managing the Professional Standards, Records, Front Desk and Crime Analysis divisions, as well as Training, Grants, Liquor Enforcement and Special Events.
The DCAPS also manages the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), oversees the assignments of duty injury and light duty officers, and serves as a department representative on various community and City Committees.
Deputy Chief of Operational Support
Serving CPD Since: 1997
Deputy Chief David Shaffer began his law enforcement career in 1991 and has been with the Champaign Police Department since 1997. He has held several positions within the Department, progressing through ranks to include patrol officer, member of a departmental proactive community policing team, Inspector with the Illinois State Police Drug Enforcement Unit (TFX), Patrol Sergeant for 8 years, Patrol Lieutenant for 3 years and Investigations Lieutenant for 3 years before being promoted to his current position of Deputy Chief of Operational Support in November 2017.
”More”The Deputy Chief of Operational Support (DCOS) oversees the Operational Support Bureau, which consists of the Champaign Police Department’s Investigations Unit, High Tech Crimes Unit, Fiscal Administration Unit and School Resource Officers. The DCOS also manages the pilot Property Crimes Unit, the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force and serves as a department representative on various community and City Committees.
Professional Standards Lieutenant
Serving CPD Since: 1993
Investigations Division Lieutenant
Serving CPD Since: 1996
Serving CPD Since: 2000
Serving CPD Since: 1995
Administrative Services Lieutenant
Serving CPD Since: 2001
Assistant to the Chief for Community Services
Serving CPD Since: 2015
Special Projects Manager
Serving CPD Since: 1988
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