Items tagged: police

Police Listening Sessions Underway

Over the last two weeks the City of Champaign has hosted three Virtual Community Listening Sessions to gather input from the public on our residents’ vision for the future of public safety in Champaign. The Listening Sessions have been held via Zoom, with members of the public invited to provide their suggestions, comments, and concerns […]


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 […]


Champaign Police, Fire, and METCAD 9-1-1 “Jump Into Action” to Fight Hunger

First responders from Champaign Police, Champaign Fire, METCAD 9-1-1, and Mayor Feinen participated in the Eastern Illinois Foodbank “Jump into Action” repack event on December 2-3, 2019. Teams from local public safety departments volunteered their time and went head-to-head to compete to see who could repackage the most meals in one hour. Financial donations to […]


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 […]


112 Applicants Sit for Police Officer Written Exam

On March 9, 112 candidates sat for the mandatory orientation and written exam as part of the ongoing Police Officer Recruitment Process. The events were held at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The candidates with the top 100 exam scores will move on to the next phase of the recruitment, oral interviews, on April 11. Interviews […]


2019 Entry Level Police Officer Informational Meeting

Approximately 20 prospective applicants braved the frigid temperatures January 23 to attend the 2019 Police Officer Recruitment Informational Meeting at the Champaign Police Department.  Chief Anthony Cobb welcomed everyone and provided an overview of the Champaign Police Department, followed by an overview of the 2019 Police Recruitment process by HR Specialist Karen Hampton.  Then a panel […]


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 […]


Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

Last night, at approximately 11:03 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of Joanne Ln., for reports of gunfire. Based on eyewitness reports, a white Ford Explorer and a black Chevrolet Impala drove through the area at a high rate of speed. As the vehicles departed the immediate area of Joanne Ln. and Powers […]


Police Recruiting Event Sees High Turnout

Approximately 60 applicants attended the optional Study Session and Practice Exam. The event was held on the evening of Wednesday, February 21 at the iHotel & Conference Center. It was administered by Stanard & Associates, Inc., the vendor contracted by the City for the 2018 Police Entry-Level Testing Process.


City Launches Police Officer Recruitment

Starting January 2, the City will begin accepting applications for Entry-level Police Officers to join the Champaign Police Department.  For more information, and to apply, visit the Apply to Serve website.  The application deadline for Entry-level Police Officers is February 9.  Please note that applications for Experienced Police Officers are accepted year-round at www.champaignil.gov/jobs. Optional […]