Following 28 years of devoted and honorable service to the City of Champaign, Sergeant Thomas Frost is retiring from the Champaign Police Department. Sergeant Frost was sworn in on June 25, 1991, and his final day of service is today, July 9, 2019.
“What I will miss the most is the daily contact with our community members and assisting them in making their lives better,” said Frost. “It has been an absolute privilege to have worked for the City of Champaign and for all of our community members. I am very grateful for all of the opportunities I have received and the friendships I have made.”
Sergeant Frost was promoted from Officer to Sergeant in 2001 and concludes his career as a Supervisory Sergeant in the Patrol Division. Among others, Sergeant Frost served as a Community Policing Officer from 1995-2001; a Hostage Negotiator on the Crisis Negotiation Unit from 1994-2014 and was the assistant team leader for 10 years; and was a Field Training Officer for 24 years. He was also instrumental in the safety and security of three successful Presidential visits to Champaign-Urbana.
From 2002-2015, he served on the State of Illinois’ Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Committee. He helped develop the LETR license plate that is now displayed year-round on vehicles with all proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics of Illinois.
In 2014, Sergeant Frost was presented the Chiefs Distinguished Leadership Award and in 2005, he earned the Department’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor.
“Sergeant Frost has made a lasting impact on our community and the Champaign Police Department, and I extend my sincere appreciation for his service,” said Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb. “He’s embodied what it means to serve through trust, integrity and respect and he will be missed by those inside and outside of our Department. I wish him nothing but happiness in life’s next chapter.”