Category: Police Department News

Update: CPD Response to Property Crime

Since 2005, the City of Champaign had seen a downward trend in residential burglaries and burglaries to motor vehicles.  In 2013, the police department responded to the lowest number recorded in over 27 years.  Beginning in 2015, there was a noticeable increase in burglaries throughout the City of Champaign.  The trend continued into 2016, which […]

2017 Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois

2017 marks the 7th annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics!   Each July, local law enforcement agencies partner with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Texas Roadhouse to serve the public a “free lunch” while collecting donations in support of Special Olympics Illinois. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training […]

Body Camera Video a National Award Finalist

Earlier this year, staff from the Champaign Police Department and City Manager’s Office collaborated to produce a video to educate the public about the rollout of officer-worn body cameras. Shortly after its public debut, the Communications Division entered the video into the City-County Communications & Marketing Association’s (3CMA) 2017 Savvy Awards – a national competition […]

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. […]