Category: Police Department News

Champaign Police Apply for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding

Champaign Police have submitted a request for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program Grant in the amount of approximately $150,000 to help ensure and maintain necessary public safety services. If approved, it will help cover the proactive COVID-19 related expenditures taken by the Department to date. With the health and safety of its sworn officers […]


City of Champaign Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Police Officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation and does not require hospitalization. The employee’s identity and specific work responsibilities will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition to protect the individual’s privacy. The […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19

City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19 Because of the emergency safety measures being implemented by the City of Champaign to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce public exposure, and in recognition that many of our local businesses may be facing financial […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities

City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities We Are Still Open for Business and Happy to Assist You!   Effective immediately, the City of Champaign is temporarily limiting public access to the Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Stations, the City Building, and the Public Works Department. This decision is made in the […]


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 […]