Category: Police Department Press Releases

2013 Heroes and Helping Hands Awards

Prior to the City of Champaign Council meeting next Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Champaign Fire and Police Departments will honor nearly a dozen people who in the last year found themselves in the midst of an emergency. Faced with crisis situations, these civic-minded helpers and heroes provided exemplary aid to their fellow citizens and the…
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Champaign Police Conduct a Death Investigation (407 S. State Street)

On Friday, April 12th, at approximately 6:10 AM, Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at an apartment located at 407 S. State Street. While at the scene, firefighters discovered the body of a deceased person. Fire department personnel then contacted Champaign Police to assist with the investigation. Champaign Police are treating this investigation…
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The Exchange Club to Honor Champaign’s “Officer of the Year”

What: The Exchange Club of Champaign will honor the Champaign Police Department’s “2012 Officer of the Year” at an annual recognition luncheon. Who: Officer Daniel Ward (Award Recipient) Anthony Cobb, Chief of Police (Guest Speaker) Exchange Club of Champaign When: Monday, April 22, 2013 at Noon Where: O’Charley’s Restaurant, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., Champaign…
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“Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement Activity

The Champaign Police Department has conducted a preliminary review of the Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day event, held on March 1, 2013, and has summarized arrest data and calls for service. Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day (USPD) was celebrated on the University of Illinois campus and in Champaign/Urbana. The popularity of this event has historically resulted in…
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“Champaign Police Investigate a Scam Targeting Churches”

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a scam, which appears to target churches. On February 20, 2013, during the Lenten evening service, an unknown male entered a Champaign church and solicited money from the congregation. The man arrived before service to speak with a Pastor regarding donations. The man told the congregation that he needed…
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Exciting News from Fire and Police Memorial Committee

We recognize that a winter storm continues to approach, but the Fire and Police Memorial Committee is in celebration mode today! The Fire and Police Memorial Committee announces today that they have raised $97,500.00 which allows the final phase of the Fire and Police Memorial at West Side Park to be completed!! This labor of…
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News Conference – “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day

The University of Illinois and Law Enforcement Agencies Hold News Conference to Announce Strategies for “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day The University of Illinois and the cities of Champaign and Urbana will hold a joint news conference to discuss strategies for mitigating the risks associated with the March 1st “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day event. What: Historically,…
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