Police Employees and Citizens Recognized at Champaign Police Awards Ceremony

The Champaign Police Department hosted its annual Employee Awards Ceremony Tuesday night to acknowledge staff’s positive commitments to the community and to highlight the Department’s dedicated pledge of “service through trust, integrity and respect.”

Nominated by their peers for their standout acts of service over the previous calendar year, police officers and civilian staff were publicly recognized at the ceremony and presented with a service plaque. This year’s celebration also included a “Heroes and Helping Hands” award to recognize citizens who stepped in to provide support on the scene of an incident.

“Our employees truly do outstanding work to help keep our community safe,” stated Police Chief Anthony Cobb.  “Having this opportunity to highlight just some of the ways in which our employees and citizens go above and beyond for their neighbors is a small way for us to say thank you, we see you, and we appreciate you.”

Of those honored, Detective Andre Davis was awarded Officer of the Year, and Police Information Resource Specialist, Rebecca Martin was awarded Employee of the Year.  For a full listing of honorees, visit www.champaignil.gov/CPDawardsceremony.


The Champaign Police Awards Ceremony was one of several activities that CPD has led in recognition of National Police Week.  The week will conclude with one final CPD Historical Display showing (Thursday), participation in the local Cop on a Rooftop Fundraiser, and the Champaign Police Memorial (Friday).  See 2017 National Police Week for more information.