Category: Police Department News

Study Circle Wrap Up

The Champaign Police Department (CPD) Study Circles, a follow up to the Police and Community Listening Sessions recently wrapped up. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) collaborated with CPD to register community members and produce the virtual sessions held on November 12 & 20, and December 7. Several staff and […]


Champaign Police, Officer McElwee earn PETA Award

The Champaign Police Department and Officer McElwee have earned a Compassionate Police Department Award from PETA. On Oct. 24, following several reports by concerned citizens of a trapped kitten in a storm drain, Officer McElwee was able to crawl down into the drain and rescue the 6-week-old kitten. She used toys, treats and catnip purchased […]


Five Champaign Police Officers Honored by AAIM

Last month, Champaign Police Officers Hobson, Reilly, Tatum, Warren, and Watkins received certificate awards for their outstanding impaired driving enforcement from the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) for the year 2019. Congratulations to these officers for receiving this honor in recognition of their commitment to keeping our community safe by identifying and removing impaired drivers […]


Police Listening Sessions Underway

Over the last two weeks the City of Champaign has hosted three Virtual Community Listening Sessions to gather input from the public on our residents’ vision for the future of public safety in Champaign. The Listening Sessions have been held via Zoom, with members of the public invited to provide their suggestions, comments, and concerns […]


City of Champaign Announces Dates for Community Listening Sessions

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the dates of five community listening sessions and invites members of the public to share their vision for the future of public safety in the City of Champaign. The listening sessions will be used to gather information from the public so it can be shared with the […]


City-Produced Video “Cannabis Questions 2020” Earns National Award

The City-produced video “Cannabis Questions 2020” received an Award of Distinction (4th place) in the 2020 Government Programming Awards sponsored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The video was recognized by the judges in the Public Education category for channels with an operating budget under $250,000.  The video was a collaborative […]


Police Officer Continuous Recruitment Virtual Informational Session

The Champaign Police and Human Resources (HR) Departments partnered and presented a virtual Police Officer recruitment informational session on July 9, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This police recruitment is the second of four police continuous recruitment efforts – two in 2020 and two in 2021. Staff participating included Sgt. Geoff Coon, Sgt. Greg […]


Champaign Police Apply for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding

Champaign Police have submitted a request for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program Grant in the amount of approximately $150,000 to help ensure and maintain necessary public safety services. If approved, it will help cover the proactive COVID-19 related expenditures taken by the Department to date. With the health and safety of its sworn officers […]


City of Champaign Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Police Officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation and does not require hospitalization. The employee’s identity and specific work responsibilities will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition to protect the individual’s privacy. The […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19

City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19 Because of the emergency safety measures being implemented by the City of Champaign to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce public exposure, and in recognition that many of our local businesses may be facing financial […]