Category: Police Department News

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 […]


Police, Human Resources Host Study Session Ahead of Police Recruitment Exam

On Wednesday, February 20, approximately 45 applicants attended the free written exam study session hosted by the Champaign Police and Human Resources departments at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The 2019 Entry-Level Police Officer Mandatory Orientation and Written Exam will be held on March 9, 2019 at the I-Hotel and Conference center.


2019 Entry Level Police Officer Informational Meeting

Approximately 20 prospective applicants braved the frigid temperatures January 23 to attend the 2019 Police Officer Recruitment Informational Meeting at the Champaign Police Department.  Chief Anthony Cobb welcomed everyone and provided an overview of the Champaign Police Department, followed by an overview of the 2019 Police Recruitment process by HR Specialist Karen Hampton.  Then a panel […]


City Employees Set New Records for Charitable Giving

In 2018, the City of Champaign once again participated in the Combined Charities Campaign that was organized by the United Way of Champaign County.  Each year, the City participates in this campaign by encouraging City employees to donate to a wide variety of local, state, and national charitable organizations.  The campaign wrapped up late last […]


Dr. Howard School at Columbia School – Crosswalk

Update on Dr. Howard School at Columbia School (crosswalk) During the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years, Dr. Howard School will be located in the former Columbia School building at the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Neil Street.  In order to facilitate orderly drop off and pick up of students, the City worked with the School […]


Illinois NAACP and Illinois Police Chiefs Announce “Shared Principles” Agreement

***ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE PRESS RELEASE*** Illinois NAACP and Illinois Police Chiefs Announce Bridge Building Agreement, “Shared Principles” (Resolution is the first of its kind in the nation)   (Springfield, IL) – The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) and the Illinois NAACP State Conference announced a resolution of shared principles that are […]


Police Recruiting Event Sees High Turnout

Approximately 60 applicants attended the optional Study Session and Practice Exam. The event was held on the evening of Wednesday, February 21 at the iHotel & Conference Center. It was administered by Stanard & Associates, Inc., the vendor contracted by the City for the 2018 Police Entry-Level Testing Process.


Hoffman Awards Ceremony Now on CGTV

Hoffman Awards Ceremony Now on CGTV On October 26, 2017, CGTV was invited by the Champaign Fire Department to record the 3rd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Memorial Awards & Pinning Ceremony. The event honored Champaign Firefighters, Police Officers, Ambulance Services, and citizens that have given exemplary service to our community. Additionally. during the pinning ceremony, […]