Items tagged: Champaign Police Department

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 […]


Study Circle Wrap Up

The Champaign Police Department (CPD) Study Circles, a follow up to the Police and Community Listening Sessions recently wrapped up. Staff from the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights (ECHO) collaborated with CPD to register community members and produce the virtual sessions held on November 12 & 20, and December 7. Several staff and […]


Champaign Police, Officer McElwee earn PETA Award

The Champaign Police Department and Officer McElwee have earned a Compassionate Police Department Award from PETA. On Oct. 24, following several reports by concerned citizens of a trapped kitten in a storm drain, Officer McElwee was able to crawl down into the drain and rescue the 6-week-old kitten. She used toys, treats and catnip purchased […]


Chief of Police Anthony Cobb Issues Statement Regarding Vandalism of Champaign Police Department

Upon returning from vacation Monday, I was immediately updated about the divisive and troubling acts of vandalism that occurred at the Champaign Police Department on August 13. There is no place for this type of behavior in our community. The event sponsored by the Champaign County Anti-Racist Coalition resulted in the defacing of public property […]


Police Continuous Recruitment Testing Process – Oral Interviews

On July 30, 2020, the Champaign Police Department (CPD) partnered with the Human Resources Department (HR) to conduct the second recruitment cycle of the Police Continuous Recruitment process.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of staff and candidates is paramount during public safety recruitment testing.  Working together, HR and the National Testing Network/Ergometics […]


City of Champaign Creates Web Page to Respond to Questions About Community Policing

As community demonstrations locally and across the nation in response to the senseless death of George Floyd shine a light on the need for continued discussions about race and community policing, the City of Champaign has received numerous inquiries from the public about the policies, accountability, and training requirements of the Champaign Police Department. The […]