Area Law Enforcement Agencies Join Together, Form Street Crimes Task Force to Address Gun Violence

MEDIA ADVISORY                          

PRESS CONFERENCE:
Area Law Enforcement Agencies Join Together,
Form Street Crimes Task Force to Address Gun Violence                                 

WHO:
Chief Anthony Cobb, Champaign Police Department
Chief Pat Connolly, Urbana Police Department
Sheriff Dan Walsh, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Chief Skip Frost, University of Illinois Police Department

WHAT:
A press conference will be held to announce the Street Crimes Task Force unit, created with membership from the Champaign Police Department, the Urbana Police Department, the University of Illinois Police Department, and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.  Formed in response to the increased gun violence in our community, the primary function of the Task Force is to address and reduce gun crimes in Champaign-Urbana.  The Task Force will utilize Intelligence-led policing methods to address known offenders and their associates involved in criminal activity, as well as address hot spots and problem areas identified by the participating agencies.

WHERE:
Champaign Police Department, 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
10:00 AM

CONTACT:
LaEisha Meaderds
Assistant to the Chief for Community Services
217-403-6912
Laeisha.meaderds@ci.champaign.il.us