Items tagged: Police Department

Interim Chief of Police Matthew Henson Announces Upcoming Retirement. Deputy Chief Tom Petrilli to be Appointed New Interim Chief

After more than 20 years of service to the City of Champaign, Interim Chief of Police Matthew Henson has announced his intention to retire effective December 16, 2021. Henson has accepted a new position as Director of the Coles-Moultrie County Emergency Communication Center (Coles-Moultrie 911). City Manager Dorothy Ann David has announced that she will […]


Champaign’s First Responders Answer the Call

Even under the cloud of a global public health pandemic, Champaign’s first responders continued to work around the clock in 2020 to keep our community’s residents and visitors safe, but do you know how busy they are on a daily basis? In 2020, METCAD, the 9-1-1 dispatch center for Champaign County, answered approximately 214,908 calls, […]


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 […]


Police Officer Continuous Recruitment Virtual Informational Session

The Champaign Police and Human Resources (HR) Departments partnered and presented a virtual Police Officer recruitment informational session on July 9, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This police recruitment is the second of four police continuous recruitment efforts – two in 2020 and two in 2021. Staff participating included Sgt. Geoff Coon, Sgt. Greg […]


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 […]


Champaign Police Department Entryway Gets an Update

The Public Works Concrete Section recently replaced the badly deteriorated brick entryway at the Champaign Police Department which had become unsightly and dangerous. The bricks had become a tripping hazard to the public as well as CPD personnel. The bricks were removed and a new concrete surface was formed in its place.  The front entrance had to […]


The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department Address Recent Crimes on Campus

“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Travel in Pairs” The Champaign Police Department and the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) are working closely to implement effective crime prevention strategies on campus. Over the past two weeks, 12 incidents of mob action and robbery have occurred in the U of IL campus area. In […]


“Click it or Ticket” Enforcement Campaign Results

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Champaign Police Department From May 9-26, 2014, IDOT supported law enforcement agencies, statewide, to remind motorists to buckle up, both day and night, during the Click It or Ticket seat belt  enforcement mobilization. The Champaign Police Department joined other Illinois state and local law enforcement agencies in this […]


Champaign Police Department Conducts Roadside Education on Distracted Driving (North Prospect Avenue)

The Champaign Police Department remains committed to making Champaign’s roadways safe for all those who travel. An effective method of promoting safe, responsible driving is through driver education and awareness regarding the dangers of both vehicle speed and distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 3,328 people were killed and […]