Mission and Vision
The mission of the Champaign Police Department is to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts with our community.
We serve as an honest, transparent and inclusive government that strives to provide the highest level of professional, comprehensive services and protection to our residents and visitors. Along with our use of progressive and innovative practices, the Champaign Police Department is committed to fostering positive police-citizen partnerships that help provide safety education, crime reduction, and improvement to the overall quality of life in our community.
- Providing the highest quality of service while considering the changing needs of our community.
- Building trust by working in partnership with the community and working collaboratively within the department.
- Performing our roles with the highest level of integrity.
- Consistently treating everyone we encounter with unconditional respect.
Obligation to Oath of Office
Every sworn officer of the Champaign Police Department takes the following Oath of Office:
“I, (officer name), having been appointed to the office of Police Officer in the City of Champaign in the County of Champaign, do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of Police Officer to the best of my ability.”
Code of Ethics
“As a member of the Champaign Police Department, my first duty is to serve the people of the City of Champaign. I will safeguard lives and property, and protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder.
Above all else, I shall respect the constitutional rights of all people to liberty, equality, and justice. I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all, maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule, develop self-restraint, and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.
I will be honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, and I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my Department.
Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept confidential unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty. I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions.
With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence, and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession–law enforcement.”