Category: Police Department News

New Recreational Use Cannabis Webpage to Answer Resident’s Frequently Asked Questions

The legalization of adult use recreational cannabis on January 1, 2020, may create a lot of questions for the City’s residents about what is and is not allowed by State Law or Champaign City Ordinance.  Staff from the City Manager’s Office, Legal Department, and Police Department worked to create a list of frequently asked questions […]


Champaign Police, Fire, and METCAD 9-1-1 “Jump Into Action” to Fight Hunger

First responders from Champaign Police, Champaign Fire, METCAD 9-1-1, and Mayor Feinen participated in the Eastern Illinois Foodbank “Jump into Action” repack event on December 2-3, 2019. Teams from local public safety departments volunteered their time and went head-to-head to compete to see who could repackage the most meals in one hour. Financial donations to […]


Champaign Co-Hosting Forum to Promote Safety in Places of Worship

The City of Champaign invites members of the public to the Protecting Places of Worship Forum on October 24, 2019, from 1:00-4:30 pm at Sinai Temple (3104 W. Windsor Rd, Champaign).  The Forum will provide information and practical safety tips for faith-based leaders and community members on ways to prevent or respond to hate crimes […]


Champaign Police Welcomes New Officer

The Champaign Police Department is welcoming Officer Jenna Hooker who graduated from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute on Thursday, Aug. 22. She will soon begin the field training program, the next step in her schooling, where she will be paired with training officers at the Champaign Police Department to guide her professional development […]


Community Advisory – Significant Traffic Impacts

Community Advisory – Significant Traffic Impacts (Due to Campus Move-in and Ongoing Construction Activities) The City of Champaign would like to advise the community of additional traffic impacts over the next week and a half. A record number of public and private construction projects currently underway both on and off campus are affecting traffic. Travelers […]


Champaign Police Explorers Compete at Illinois Law Enforcement Explorer Conference

Led by Officers Mike Talbott and Ashley Eisenbart, four members of Champaign Police Explorer Post 258 – Joseph Santic, Ty Alexander, Malea Misenheimer and Jacob Terven – participated in the 2019 Illinois Law Enforcement Explorer Conference held July 22-26 at Illinois Wesleyan University. The conference unites Explorer teams from across Illinois to compete in different […]


Champaign Police Complete 315-mile Charity Bike Ride

Members of the Champaign Police Department recently participated and completed the 15th Annual Cycle Across Illinois charity bike ride, a 315-mile journey benefiting the Illinois Chapter of the non-profit Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S). Together, Officers Barnes, Hobson, Schweizer and Vogel raised more than $5,400. The money will be used by C.O.P.S. to help provide […]


2019 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process Update

The Champaign Police and Human Resources Departments are nearing the final stages of another successful Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process. On April 11 & 16, 2019, eighty-nine (89) candidates completed oral interviews at the Police Department. In order to accomplish such a structured, one-day interview timeline, several community members, City, and Police Department employees volunteered […]


Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts this Weekend 4/26-4/27, 2019

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 26 & 27, 2019 The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 12th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event brings increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area. The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts may […]


112 Applicants Sit for Police Officer Written Exam

On March 9, 112 candidates sat for the mandatory orientation and written exam as part of the ongoing Police Officer Recruitment Process. The events were held at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The candidates with the top 100 exam scores will move on to the next phase of the recruitment, oral interviews, on April 11. Interviews […]