Items tagged: Champaign Police

Champaign City Council to Consider Proposed Settlement of Lawsuit

CHAMPAIGN – At their meeting on September 15, 2020, the Champaign City Council will consider approving a settlement of a lawsuit concerning an incident which occurred on December 28, 2018. The incident occurred during an investigation by Champaign Police of shots fired and the subsequent arrest of a person involved in the investigation. On March […]


City Issues Statement Regarding Vandalism of Champaign Police Department

On August 13, 2020, the Champaign Police Station was vandalized by a group of individuals who informed the City that they were there to peacefully protest. The City of Champaign supports peaceful protests and our residents’ rights to self-expression, however, the defacing of public property, like what occurred last night at the Champaign Police Department, […]


NSD Hosts Virtual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division hosted its monthly virtual leaders meeting on Wednesday, August 5th.  The meeting provided an opportunity for the Champaign Police Department to share information regarding gun violence within the Champaign community.  It also provided an opportunity to share how neighborhood groups could assist in addressing this issue in a proactive […]


New Holiday Park Neighborhood Group Holds First All Call Neighborhood Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division helped leaders of the Holiday Park Neighborhood Group host an all call neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  The group has organized around gunfire incidents in their area.  Community Coalition provided information on their monthly meetings and opportunities to engage with community members and service agencies around community […]


Champaign Police Apply for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding

Champaign Police have submitted a request for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program Grant in the amount of approximately $150,000 to help ensure and maintain necessary public safety services. If approved, it will help cover the proactive COVID-19 related expenditures taken by the Department to date. With the health and safety of its sworn officers […]


City of Champaign Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Police Officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation and does not require hospitalization. The employee’s identity and specific work responsibilities will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition to protect the individual’s privacy. The […]


VIDEO MESSAGE: Chief of Police Addresses Modifications to Services

Please click HERE to watch the Chief of Police addressing modifications to police services following Champaign County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS: Hi, I’m Anthony Cobb, City of Champaign Chief of Police. As you are aware, it was announced yesterday Champaign County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. As the Chief, I […]


Dr. Howard School at Columbia School – Crosswalk

Update on Dr. Howard School at Columbia School (crosswalk) During the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years, Dr. Howard School will be located in the former Columbia School building at the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Neil Street.  In order to facilitate orderly drop off and pick up of students, the City worked with the School […]


Police Investigate Early Evening Shooting

On August 3, 2017 at approximately 8:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of Elm St. & Beardsley St. after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located a 53-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Champaign Police Detectives […]


Update: CPD Response to Property Crime

Since 2005, the City of Champaign had seen a downward trend in residential burglaries and burglaries to motor vehicles.  In 2013, the police department responded to the lowest number recorded in over 27 years.  Beginning in 2015, there was a noticeable increase in burglaries throughout the City of Champaign.  The trend continued into 2016, which […]