Items tagged: Champaign Police

City Holds Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The City of Champaign and our community continue to honor the commitment to never forget those tragically lost on September 11th. The Champaign Fire Department, with assistance from the Police Department, held the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony September 11th at West Side Park.  Those in attendance heard comments from Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, Fire Chief […]


Additional Criminal Charges Announced in August 15, 2020, Homicide Investigation

On August 15, 2020, at approximately 10:09 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the parking lot of Star Fox Liquor, located at 1005 West Bloomington Road for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 23-year-old male, identified as Christopher Kelly, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to a local hospital but […]


Champaign Police Department Accepting Applications for Entry-Level and Experienced Police Officers

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications for entry-level police officer testing on an ongoing, continuous basis. Candidate pools will be pulled monthly for review as part of the City’s Entry-Level Police Officer hiring process. Are you ready to protect and serve your community? The Champaign Police Department is seeking a diverse pool of […]


Champaign Police, Champaign Unit 4 School District Announce Temporary Suspension of the School Resource Officer Program

With the upcoming school year set to begin Aug. 19, the Champaign Police Department and Champaign Unit 4 Schools are announcing the temporary suspension of the School Resource Officer Program for the 2021-22 school year due to police staffing shortages. Champaign Police will continue to proactively monitor school safety and maintain a presence throughout the […]


Chief of Police Anthony Cobb Issues Statement on Fallen Officer

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart I announce Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim, 44, badge number 703, passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty. Officer Oberheim was struck by gunfire while responding to a domestic disturbance. His only intention was to serve, protect and help provide care before he was senselessly […]


Champaign Police Participate in University Forum

On April 1, 2021, Chief of Police Anthony Cobb and Tom Yelich (Assistant to the Chief of Police for Community Services) participated in a conversation with University of Illinois’ administrators and students regarding the term “defunding the police,” police reform, and the steps underway at the Champaign Police Department. The session was coordinated by Jewell […]


Arrest Made in Overnight Shots Fired Investigation

On Jan. 25, 2021, at approximately 10:36 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of West Kirby Avenue for reports of a shots fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered multiple spent shell casings outside of a private residence. No injuries were reported to police. The preliminary investigation identified the offender as Daniel Carruthers, 37, of […]


Apply Now to Serve! Applications Open for 2021 Entry-Level Police Recruitment

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications for the 2021 entry-level police officer testing process. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2021 by 4 pm CST. For more information and to apply, prospective applicants should visit the National Testing Network website. The Champaign Police Department seeks diverse, committed individuals dedicated to providing the […]


Five Champaign Police Officers Honored by AAIM

Last month, Champaign Police Officers Hobson, Reilly, Tatum, Warren, and Watkins received certificate awards for their outstanding impaired driving enforcement from the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) for the year 2019. Congratulations to these officers for receiving this honor in recognition of their commitment to keeping our community safe by identifying and removing impaired drivers […]


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 […]