Champaign Police Car in a paradePolice Liaisons

The Champaign Police Department is committed to fostering an environment that supports and encourages diversity and inclusion, and to providing its public safety services equitably and cooperatively alongside the community. We recognize the importance of listening to and hearing all voices and viewpoints to help positively impact our work and those we serve. The Department offers community liaisons to help improve communication and to support our LGTBQ+ and other communities to strengthen feelings of trust and involvement.

The Department liaisons are an accessible and friendly ear to help answer your questions, initiate outreach and to address any public safety concerns you may have. They work in tandem with the City’s Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights to promote equity and human rights in the community. Diverse insight and perspective are critical in the fulfillment of our mission, and we welcome yours.


Liaisons

  • LGBTQ+ Liaison
    Deputy Chief of Police Nate Rath | 217-403-6907 | [email protected]
  • Racial Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Communities Liaison
    Lieutenant Andre Davis | 217-403-6907 | [email protected]
  • General Diversity and Inclusion Inquires
    Tom Yelich | 217-403-6987 | [email protected]

Champaign Recognized for Inclusive LGBTQ+ Policies and Services

In 2021, the City of Champaign was again recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the City’s inclusive LGBTQ+ laws, policies, and services. The Foundation ranked Champaign as the 2nd highest rated city in the State of Illinois in its 10th Annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The MEI is updated annually and used to measure how inclusive municipal policies, laws, and services are for the LGBTQ+ community. The MEI rates cities on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement, and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality. Learn more about the Municipal Equality Index at hrc.org/mei.