Category: Police Department News

Summer Kickoff Celebration at Hedge Pop Park

On May 26, 2023, the City of Champaign came together to host a Summer Kickoff Celebration at Hedge Pop Park. The City’s Equity and Engagement Department, with the assistance and support of the Police, Planning, Public Works, and Neighborhood Services Departments were there to make sure this was the best event possible. Multiple Blueprint partners, community organizations, […]

Champaign Police Host Open House

Champaign Police closed out another successful Police Week with the return of the Champaign Police Open House on Saturday, May 20th. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first time this event was held since 2018. CPD staff offered opportunities for the community to learn about our police department firsthand at the event, including […]

Champaign Police Honor Fallen Officers at Memorial Ceremonies

On May 19, 2023, the Champaign Police Department hosted the annual Police Memorial Ceremony at West Side Park. During the event, Champaign Police honored fallen heroes Thomas Dodsworth, Robert Tatman, and Christopher Oberheim, along with law enforcement officers across the nation who have died in the line of duty. Department staff was joined at the […]

Police Department Hosts Employee Awards Ceremony

On May 17, 2023, the Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2022 are: Officer of the Year: Christopher Aikman Employee of the Year: Gretchen Davis Life Saving Award: Molly Hedrick, John McAllister, Caleb Rice, Jeffrey Thomas Distinguished Leadership Award: Kevin Olmstead, Katherine Thompson, Renae Yandell Medal of […]

City Council to Consider $2 Million State Grant for Community Development and Violence Prevention

On May 16, 2023, the Champaign City Council will consider approving an agreement to accept $2,000,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) through the Community Development, Violence Prevention and Administrative Costs Grant. This grant funding was appropriated for the City of Champaign by the late State Senator Scott Bennett. If the […]

Community Gun Violence Response Meeting

On May 9, 2023, a Community Gun Violence Response Meeting was held at the Champaign Public Library from 6-7:30 pm. The meeting was hosted by the City of Champaign’s Equity and Engagement Department in collaboration with the CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative. Chief Tyler and division Lieutenant, Brian Maloney from the Champaign Police Department joined community […]

City Staff Support High School Career Fair

April 18, 2023, City staff from 7 different departments (Equity & Engagement, Public Works, Fire, Police, Library, Neighborhoods Services, and IT) attended the high school career fair held at Central High School. This fair was open to all Unit 4 highschool students and had more than 20 organizations present with information and goodies. Students explored […]