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.
- LGBTQ+ Liaison
Deputy Chief of Police Nate Rath | 217-403-6907 | Nathan.Rath@champaignil.gov
- Racial Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Communities Liaison
Lieutenant Andre Davis | 217-403-6907 | Andre.Davis@champaignil.gov
- General Diversity and Inclusion Inquires
Tom Yelich | 217-403-6987 | Thomas.Yelich@champaignil.gov
Municipal Equality Index
In 2020, Champaign was one of 506 U.S. cities scored during the 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) and one of nine cities in Illinois. In 2020, Champaign had the 2nd highest ranked city in Illinois. The MEI is issued annually by the Human Rights Campaign and measures how inclusive the City’s policies, laws, and services are for LGBTQ individuals living and working here. Learn more at hrc.org/mei.