Meet the Staff

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    Chief of Police

    Timothy T. Tyler

    Timothy Tyler joined the Champaign Police Department in June of 2022 following two years as the Director and Chief of Police for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Law Enforcement in Springfield, Illinois and a 22-year career with the Illinois State Police. Chief Tyler is also a Colonel in the U.S. Army and serves as Military Police, Logistician, and Finance Officer, and serves as the G3/5/7 (Chief Operations Officer) for the 86th Training

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    Timothy Tyler joined the Champaign Police Department in June of 2022 following two years as the Director and Chief of Police for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Law Enforcement in Springfield, Illinois and a 22-year career with the Illinois State Police. Chief Tyler is also a Colonel in the U.S. Army and serves as Military Police, Logistician, and Finance Officer, and serves as the G3/5/7 (Chief Operations Officer) for the 86th Training Division in the U.S. Army Reserves. He holds an associate degree in Law Enforcement, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and is presently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration. He attended the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

    Responsibilities for the Chief of Police include providing leadership and supervision to approximately 125 sworn and 22 civilian personnel in the areas of intelligence-led policing, patrol, traffic, criminal investigations, and a host of related activities and services. The Chief of Police assesses, monitors, and provides direction on all aspects of department resources and personnel consistent with City Manager and Council direction to maintain efficiency, and to provide a stable level of service to the community during routine periods and unexpected events.

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    Deputy Chief of Administration

    Tom Petrilli

    Tom Petrilli began his law enforcement career in 2001 when he joined the Champaign Police Department. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Lieutenant. Most of his career has been in the patrol division, where he served in various roles throughout the entire

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    Tom Petrilli began his law enforcement career in 2001 when he joined the Champaign Police Department. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Lieutenant. Most of his career has been in the patrol division, where he served in various roles throughout the entire city. During his time in the patrol division, he was involved in several specialized units to include the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Field Training Officer, and the Community Assistance Team. Once promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and Lieutenant in 2017, he oversaw the field training and evaluation program from 2012-17. Petrilli then served as the Patrol Division Administrative Lieutenant before being promoted as the Deputy Chief of Administration.

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      Interim Deputy Chief of Operational Support

      Geoff Coon

      Geoff Coon  is serving as Deputy Chief of Operational Support. This is a temporary upgrade while the Chief of Police determines permanent selections for this role. The Deputy Chief of Operational Support and Professional Standards oversees the Operational Support Bureau, which consists of the Champaign Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division

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      Geoff Coon  is serving as Deputy Chief of Operational Support. This is a temporary upgrade while the Chief of Police determines permanent selections for this role.

      The Deputy Chief of Operational Support and Professional Standards oversees the Operational Support Bureau, which consists of the Champaign Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and includes units such as the High-Tech Crimes Unit, Evidence Division, School Resource Officers, and the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force. Coon also oversees the Fiscal Administration office.

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        Interim Deputy Chief of Operations

        Kevin Olmstead

        Kevin Olmstead is serving as Deputy Chief of Operations. This is a temporary upgrade while the Chief of Police determines permanent selections for this role. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the patrol division and the response to approximately 60,000 calls for service annually. The division is staffed with 75

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        Kevin Olmstead is serving as Deputy Chief of Operations. This is a temporary upgrade while the Chief of Police determines permanent selections for this role.

        He is primarily responsible for overseeing the patrol division and the response to approximately 60,000 calls for service annually. The division is staffed with 75 officers, 13 sergeants, 3 Lieutenants, and 1 K9 officer. Officers work 10-hour shifts with four days on and three days off. DC Olmstead additionally oversees the Crisis Intervention Team, comprised of officers highly trained in communication skills to provide support on service calls. The members of CIT are utilized to de-escalate often tense situations, such as hostage negotiations, suicidal subjects, and other crisis situations, with the goal to seek compliance and a peaceful resolution.

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        Professional Standards Lieutenant

        Greg Manzana

        Gregory Manzana serves as the day-to-day administrator for the professional

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        Gregory Manzana serves as the day-to-day administrator for the professional standards division. He is responsible for employee conduct and the citizen complaint process as well as processing internal investigations.

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        Patrol Lieutenant

        Andre Davis

        Andre Davis helps oversee the operations of the Patrol Division.

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        Andre Davis helps oversee the operations of the Patrol Division. The Patrol Division serves as the first responders to all calls for service, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This includes preliminary investigations, accident investigations, order maintenance, traffic enforcement, and other duties.

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        Patrol Lieutenant

        Aaron Lack

        Aaron Lack oversees the daytime operations of the Patrol Division.

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        Aaron Lack oversees the daytime operations of the Patrol Division. The Patrol Division serves as the first responders to all calls for service, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This includes preliminary investigations, accident investigations, order maintenance, traffic enforcement, and other duties.

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        Investigations Lieutenant

        Ben Newell

        Ben Newell oversees the daily operations of the Investigations Division.

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        Ben Newell oversees the daily operations of the Investigations Division. This is a temporary upgrade while the Chief of Police determines permanent selections for this role. The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for the review of all police reports and investigation of criminal crimes within the City of Champaign. The division is staffed with 12 Detectives, 3 Detective Sergeants, and 1 Lieutenant.

         

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        Interim Assistant to the Chief of Police for Community Services

        Joe Lamberson

        Joe Lamberson oversees the Community Services Division, which is responsible

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        Joe Lamberson oversees the Community Services Division, which is responsible for media relations, community engagement and public outreach. Lamberson serves as the department’s public information officer.

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Contact Us

Police Department

82 E. University Ave.
Champaign IL, 61820

217-351-4545

217-403-6904 (fax)

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