Items tagged: police

Community Engagement Fun at Touch-A-Truck Event at Centennial Park

On May 11, 2022, the City’s Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments participated in the Champaign Park District’s Touch-A-Truck event at Centennial Park. The four-hour event gave kids and parents an opportunity to get up close and personal with several unique vehicles from the City’s fleet, including a squad car, SWAT truck, crime scene van, […]


Homicide Investigation – 400 Block of Ginger Bend Drive

On March 16, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 block of Ginger Bend Drive for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with life-threatening gunshot wounds to the torso outside of an apartment. Officers rendered medical aid on-scene until the victim could be […]


Champaign Police Announces Return of “Coffee with a Cop”

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Police Department has announced the return of a popular community engagement series, Coffee with a Cop. These events offer a unique opportunity for residents to meet with police officers to ask questions, voice concerns and to get to know one another better through casual conversation. The coffee is complimentary for those […]


Shooting Investigation – 1500 Block of Kirby Avenue

On February 26, 2022, at approximately 4:54 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of West Kirby Avenue for reports of shots fired.  Shortly after, police were notified that a 19-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken into surgery.  The victim remains in […]


Champaign Police Investigating Overnight Battery, Shooting

On February 20, 2022, at approximately 1:47 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 200 block of West Clark Street for a report of a battery, followed by shots fired. Upon arrival, officers learned of a fight that left a 41-year-old male injured and discovered evidence of gunfire. Soon thereafter, officers learned a 27-year-old male arrived […]


City Staff Participate in Virtual Career Fairs

Starting in February of this year, City staff have been participating in multiple virtual career fairs to connect with potential applicants for City employment opportunities and promote the City as an employer of choice. To date, Human Resources and Police Department staff have attended fairs hosted by: Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Harris-Stowe State […]


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 […]