Items tagged: cpd

Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

Last night, at approximately 11:03 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of Joanne Ln., for reports of gunfire. Based on eyewitness reports, a white Ford Explorer and a black Chevrolet Impala drove through the area at a high rate of speed. As the vehicles departed the immediate area of Joanne Ln. and Powers […]


Law Enforcement Agencies Release 2018 “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day Statistics

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day events, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 2, 2018. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the […]


Police Recruiting Event Sees High Turnout

Approximately 60 applicants attended the optional Study Session and Practice Exam. The event was held on the evening of Wednesday, February 21 at the iHotel & Conference Center. It was administered by Stanard & Associates, Inc., the vendor contracted by the City for the 2018 Police Entry-Level Testing Process.


City Launches Police Officer Recruitment

Starting January 2, the City will begin accepting applications for Entry-level Police Officers to join the Champaign Police Department.  For more information, and to apply, visit the Apply to Serve website.  The application deadline for Entry-level Police Officers is February 9.  Please note that applications for Experienced Police Officers are accepted year-round at www.champaignil.gov/jobs. Optional […]


Arrest of Suspect in Robbery and Homicide Investigation

On 12/29/17 at 1:54 AM, Champaign Police responded to the Walgreens at 1713 W. Springfield Ave. in Champaign for a reported robbery at that location.  The suspect demanded the clerk give him all the money, and fled that location in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount of currency. A Champaign Police Officer located an unoccupied […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


City Debuts Video on Police Use of Body Cameras

At the March 28 city council meeting the Body Cameras: CPD’s New Tool to Protect & Serve video had its première viewing. The Champaign Police Department will soon be using body cameras as a new tool to protect & serve. This informational video explains how the police department will use the cameras and your rights when being recorded. The video was […]


Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – UPDATE

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment for a serious medical condition. Luke was subsequently airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at […]