Category: Police Department News

2017-2018 Fire and Police Promotional Testing Process Gets Underway

In collaboration with the Fire and Police departments, Human Resources is diligently working to coordinate, communicate and assist with the facilitation of the Promotional Testing processes.  Below is a glimpse of each process. FIRE LIEUTENANT and ENGINEER PROMOTIONAL PROCESSES The Fire Lieutenant Promotional Testing Process recently concluded the Assessment Center (AC) phase of the process […]

2017 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process

The Police and Human Resources departments are nearing the final stages of another successful 2017 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process. On April 4, 2017, eighty-eight (88) candidates completed oral interviews at the Champaign Police Department. In order to accomplish such a structured, one-day interview timeline, HR enlisted the assistance of 12 assessors – 6 panels […]

Investigation Update: Police Arrest Last Suspect in September 25 Battery

In October 2016, Police sought community assistance to identify individuals who were suspects in a battery that took place just prior to the fatal September 25 shooting in the 300 Block of E. Green St.  After hundreds of hours of follow-up interviews and investigations, Detectives arrested the last suspect in this attack, helping to bridge resolve […]

City Debuts Video on Police Use of Body Cameras

At the March 28 city council meeting the Body Cameras: CPD’s New Tool to Protect & Serve video had its première viewing. The Champaign Police Department will soon be using body cameras as a new tool to protect & serve. This informational video explains how the police department will use the cameras and your rights when being recorded. The video was […]

2017 Entry Level Police Mandatory Orientation and Written Exam

2017 Entry Level Police Mandatory Orientation and Written Exam Two hundred and forty-three (243) applied for the Entry-Level Police Officer test for the new eligibility list, and 181 applicants attended the mandatory orientation and sat for the written exam on Saturday March 4. This was an above average turnout for the entry level recruitment process. […]

2017 Entry Level Police Officer Study Session

2017 Entry Level Police Officer Study Session Approximately 68 applicants attended the optional Study Session and Practice Exam at the I-Hotel  on February 21. The Study Session was administered by Stanard & Associates, Inc., the vendor contracted by the City for the 2017 Entry- Level Police Officer Recruitment.

2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information Meeting

2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information Meeting Approximately 50 prospective candidates attended the Champaign Police Departments 2017 Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Information meeting on January 24, at the Champaign Public Library. Chief Anthony Cobb welcomed and thanked everyone that attended.  A panel of Police Lieutenants, Sergeants, SWAT., experienced Police Officers and probationary police […]

Helping to Make Our Roads Safe During the Holiday Season

The Champaign Police Department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners throughout the state of Illinois during the winter holiday season to educate citizens on the impact of drinking and driving and to help make the roadways safer.  During the enforcement detail, police issued the following citations: Seatbelt Citations – 5 […]

Champaign Police Labor Day Safety Campaign – Ticket Mobilization Results

Media Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov Over the Labor Day holiday, the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  The local effort was part of a nationwide campaign in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois […]

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 […]