Category: Police Department News

City of Champaign Seeks Community Input on Recruitment of New Chief of Police and Public Works Director

The City of Champaign welcomes public input regarding the development of the recruitment profiles for the City’s next Chief of Police and Public Works Director. Champaign seeks suggestions from community members regarding the important priorities, professional qualities, and leadership characteristics which the successful candidate for each position must have in order to best serve the […]


Downtown Temporary Road Closures for Tuesday 7/27/21

Downtown Temporary Road Closures (University Ave. between First and Walnut; Chestnut St. between Main and University) In order to prepare for the Honorary Christopher Oberheim street sign unveiling ceremony, road closures will occur in the Downtown Champaign area starting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. • University Avenue will be closed First Street […]


City Manager Seeks Public Input in Search for Public Works Director, Chief of Police

City Manager Dorothy Ann David is announcing the launch of the recruitment processes for the City of Champaign’s next Public Works Director and Chief of Police. Each recruitment will be a national search for a highly qualified candidate. As part of this process, the City Manager is soliciting community input to assist in the development […]


Chief of Police Anthony Cobb Announces Resignation Effective August 6

Champaign’s Chief of Police Anthony Cobb has announced his resignation effective August 6, 2021. Chief Cobb is leaving the City of Champaign to accept the position of Deputy Director with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Chief Cobb has been Champaign’s Chief of Police for more than nine years, having been appointed to […]


Champaign Police Participate in University Forum

On April 1, 2021, Chief of Police Anthony Cobb and Tom Yelich (Assistant to the Chief of Police for Community Services) participated in a conversation with University of Illinois’ administrators and students regarding the term “defunding the police,” police reform, and the steps underway at the Champaign Police Department. The session was coordinated by Jewell […]


City Staff Participate in Virtual Career Fairs

Starting in February of this year, City staff have been participating in multiple virtual career fairs to connect with potential applicants for City employment opportunities and promote the City as an employer of choice. To date, Human Resources and Police Department staff have attended fairs hosted by: Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Harris-Stowe State […]


2021-2024 Police Sergeant Promotional Testing Process Concludes

The Police and Human Resources Departments are please to announce the 2021-2024 Police Sergeant Promotional Testing process successfully concluded on February 5, 2021. Along with Stanard & Associates, Inc., both departments diligently worked to effectively adopt the testing process to meet COVID-19 safely guidelines. This team effectively managed to coordinate, communicate and facilitate a safe […]


Champaign’s First Responders Answer the Call

Even under the cloud of a global public health pandemic, Champaign’s first responders continued to work around the clock in 2020 to keep our community’s residents and visitors safe, but do you know how busy they are on a daily basis? In 2020, METCAD, the 9-1-1 dispatch center for Champaign County, answered approximately 214,908 calls, […]