Items tagged: Champaign Police Department

Police Services Representative Info Meeting

Challenging and rewarding work, and a supportive team environment were the themes of the Police Services Representative information session on August 24 at the Champaign Police Department. Led by Police Services Unit Supervisor Kelly Brown, the session focused on the department’s history, job duties, salary and benefits, training schedule, and the selection process. The interactive […]


Champaign Police Unveil Oberheim Memorial Car – Fallen Hero Honored at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

As we approach the first anniversary of the tragic death of Officer Christopher Oberheim, the Champaign Police Department is proud to announce the completion of a memorial squad car design in his memory. Officer Oberheim’s duty vehicle, Squad 57, has been redesigned to honor the life and legacy of our fallen hero. The memorial design […]


City of Champaign Announces Appointment of Chief of Police

Today City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced the appointment of Timothy T. Tyler to the position of Chief of Police effective June 6, 2022. Tyler’s long and distinguished career includes more than 29 years in law enforcement in Illinois and 32 years of service in the U.S. military. Tyler started his career in community policing […]


City of Champaign and University of Illinois Propose Enhanced Public Safety Partnership Agreement

Next week, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a new intergovernmental agreement with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign which would increase the number of uniformed police officers serving Champaign’s residents. The proposed agreement would add seven new officers at the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD), update patrol responsibilities in the Campustown area, and […]


Champaign Police, Fire Departments Investigating Recent Fires

The Champaign Police and Fire Departments are seeking the public’s help in investigating multiple incidents occurring since July 7th of deliberately set fires resulting in property damage. Most incidents have occurred in the late night or early morning hours, typically between 2:00 and 5:00 am. Dates and addresses for these incidents include: July 7th, Hessel […]


City of Champaign Issues Statement Regarding Preliminary Findings of Investigation Into Officer Involved Shooting

The tragedy that unfolded during the early morning of May 19th that claimed the life of Police Officer Chris Oberheim has shaken our City organization and community and caused many to reflect on the dangers that all law enforcement officers face daily. The State’s Attorney’s preliminary findings regarding the investigation affirms that Officers Oberheim and […]


CGTV Oberheim Coverage

As the City came together to support the Police Department is it’s time of loss, CGTV was able to do its part by getting information out to the public. Wednesday’s press conference at the Police Station was recorded and played back on CGTV throughout the night. Police Chief Anthony Cobb, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen and […]


Statement from the Family of Officer Chris Oberheim

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” -Matthew 5:9 Chris Oberheim lived by this bible verse. He had a servant’s heart that revolved around  loving his family and protecting others. Chris was not only a police officer, he was also a son, brother, beloved coach, trusted friend, and respected leader. […]


Community Anti-Violence initiatives

During the February 16, 2021 City Council Study Session, ECHO and CPD staff shared a 2020 Update Regarding Community Anti-Violence initiatives. The full report can be read on our website. A video recording of the February 16 Council Study Session can be accessed through CGTV Online. ECHO would like to thank all departments/staff, organizations and […]


2021-2024 Police Sergeant Promotional Testing Process Concludes

The Police and Human Resources Departments are please to announce the 2021-2024 Police Sergeant Promotional Testing process successfully concluded on February 5, 2021. Along with Stanard & Associates, Inc., both departments diligently worked to effectively adopt the testing process to meet COVID-19 safely guidelines. This team effectively managed to coordinate, communicate and facilitate a safe […]