Category: Police Department News

Five CPD Officers Graduate from Police Academy

On December 15, five new Champaign Police Officers graduated from the Police Training Institute during a ceremony at the Vineyard Church in Urbana. Officers Bialeschki, Elias, Gress, Ronnfeldt, and Walmer now move on to CPD’s 20-week Field Training program. Officers Ronnfeldt and Walmer were both recognized for serving as Class Squad Leaders for their scholastic […]


Champaign Police Pull Up a Chair for Coffee with a Cop

On December 15, 2022, Champaign Police held their fourth and final Coffee with a Cop event for 2022 at McDonald’s on Bloomington Road. Coffee with a Cop provides an open environment for residents to come with questions and concerns and have an open dialogue with their Police Department without any set agenda. Previous Coffee with […]


City Holds Police Service Representative Recruitment Meeting

On December 14, 2022, the Police Department hosted an informational meeting for those interested in learning more about the City’s Police Service Representative I (PSR) position. The event was held both in-person and virtually and covered a variety of topics including: Police Department organizational structure, PSR I job duties and expectations, salary and benefits, training […]


“Cocoa With a Cop” Fills new Y on the Fly Space with Fun

On December 10, 2022, staff from the Champaign Police Department (CPD) joined the Stephens Family YMCA “Y on the Fly” team at their new facility for their first event, Cocoa with a Cop. More than 30 parents and children attended the event, which featured hot cocoa and assorted treats, gingerbread houses, a coloring station, build-your-own […]


Halloween on Hedge x Dia de los Muertos a Success

On October 22, 2022, the Planning and Development Department coordinated Halloween on Hedge x Dia de los Muertos, the final programming celebration of the season at Hedge POP! Park. Multiple departments, including Planning and Development, Public Works, Equity and Engagement, Neighborhood Services, Fire, and Police, came together to celebrate the community and all things spooky! […]


City Staff Recognized at Forty Under 40 Luncheon

On October 27, 2022, Central Illinois Business’ 15th annual Forty Under 40 event was held at the Champaign Holiday Inn. The City of Champaign is proud to share that this year’s class of 40 honorees included City employees Kathryn Cataldo (Legal), Jacqueline Kalipeni (Neighborhood Services), Brittany Millington (Library), Timothy Rivest (Police), and Mary Catherine Roberson […]


Neighborhood Services Participates in Peace Jam

On October 8, 2022, the Neighborhood Services and Police Departments participated in the Peace Jam alongside Courage Connection, and the Champaign Park District to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Thanks to everyone’s contributions, residents were able to gain knowledge of local resources that included representatives from CU Public Health, RACES, Champaign County CASA, CU […]


City Holds Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The City of Champaign and our community continue to honor the commitment to never forget those tragically lost on September 11th. The Champaign Fire Department, with assistance from the Police Department, held the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony September 11th at West Side Park.  Those in attendance heard comments from Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, Fire Chief […]