Category: Police Department News

Annual Parade of Lights Illuminates Downtown Champaign

There was a chill in the air but plenty of warm hearts at the annual Parade of Lights in Downtown Champaign on November 25, 2023. Thousands of twinkling lights put smiles on the faces of kids of all ages as shimmering floats wove their along the crowded downtown streets. City of Champaign parade participants included […]

City Celebrates Staff for Service and Values

The annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony was held on November 15, 2023. This event celebrates the accomplishments and service of City of Champaign staff honored with either an employee award or for achieving a career milestone. This year’s celebration honored 83 employees who received an individual or team award. These staff members were […]

Five Champaign Residents Graduate from Community Police Academy

Police Chief Timothy T. Tyler and Assistant to the Chief Joe Lamberson were on hand on November 8, 2023, to celebrate the graduation of five Champaign residents from the countywide Community Police Academy. This nine-week program gave area residence an opportunity to learn about their local police departments through hands-on and classroom activities. It was […]

Resource Fair

On October 26, 2023, The Equity and Engagement Department and Neighborhood Services Department collaborated on a resource fair for Champaign residence. This fair took place from 4:00pm-6:00pm, in the parking lot of the commercial area shared with Blueprint Partner, Y on the Fly. There were more than 3 dozen people in attendance, even in midst […]

Communities of Practice Blitz

On September 18, 2023, community leaders from Champaign County came together for the Communities of Practice Blitz which launched the work in Phase 2 of the Champaign County Welcoming Plan . This blitz provided members of the Communities of Practice team to sit down and develop actionable plans toward immigrant inclusion in Champaign County. The […]

Welcoming Week Joint Proclamation at the Kickoff Celebration

On September 8, 2023, Champaign County kicked off Welcoming Week  in a big way! Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin came together to read the Welcoming Week Joint Proclamation during the Kickoff Celebration. This proclamation continues to show both Cities’ commitment to the inclusion and flourishing of our foreign born community members. This was […]

Community Gun Violence Response Meeting

On August 24, 2023, The Equity and Engagement Department’s Community Safety and Justice division held a Community Gun Violence Response meeting at the Champaign Library in response to a shooting that happened late last week. This meeting was an opportunity for community members to voice their concerns regarding gun violence and provide solutions to staff […]

City Hosts Enforcement Education and Resource Fair at Providence at Thornberry

On August 17, 2023, staff from the Equity and Engagement, Neighborhood Services, Police, and Fire Departments partnered to host an Enforcement Education and Resource Fair for neighbors of Providence at Thornberry. The resource fair was held as part of a coordinated response to neighborhood concerns and issues reported to the City. Approximately 150 Providence neighbors […]