Items tagged: cpd

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


NSD Hosts Virtual Leader Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first virtual Neighborhood Leaders Forum via zoom on May 13th. The meeting provided an opportunity to virtually connect with leaders from 23 registered groups representing neighborhoods throughout the City for Champaign. Champaign Police provided an update regarding policing priorities and operational changes in response to COVID-19. Neighborhood Coordination shared […]


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 Staff Represents at Booth During C-U Days

The City of Champaign staffed a booth at the annual Champaign-Urbana Days celebration held on Saturday August 10.  The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination division organized the City’s engagement effort for the event with staff representatives from the Neighborhood Services Department, the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights, and the Champaign Police Department providing additional […]


City of Champaign, Mayor Feinen Reaffirm Commitment to Promoting an Inclusive, Welcoming Community for All Residents and Visitors

Community Reassured that Champaign Police are not Involved in Immigration Enforcement While US immigration policy continues to dominate the national news, the City of Champaign wishes to reaffirm our commitment to promoting a friendly, inclusive, and welcoming community, and reminds residents that the Champaign Police Department does not participate in federal matters related to immigration. […]


Champaign Police Arrest Subject for Weapon Possession at Douglass Park

On April 26 at approximately 3:58 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of the 900 block of North Fourth Street after receiving a report of an armed subject in the area. Responding officers were provided a clothing description of the armed subject and information suggesting the armed subject was walking into Douglass Park in […]


Apply Now to Serve! Applications Open for 2019 Entry-Level Police Recruitment

The City of Champaign is accepting applications for 2019 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process starting Friday, January 4, 2019. For more information, and to apply, visit the Apply to Serve website.  The application deadline is February 11, 2019. Interested individuals can learn more about becoming a Champaign Police Officer before applying by attending an information […]