Category: Police Department News

CPD at the STAR Leadership Institute

Champaign Police District Commanders, Lt. Michael Paulus, Lt. Brad Yohnka, Lt. Jon Swenson and Lt. Dave Shaffer all conducted presentations on intelligence-led policing to attendees of the Star Leadership Institute on March 31st at the Champaign Public Library.

Champaign Police Officers Cook with “Kids in the Kitchen”

Police Officers spent the day participating in the “Kids in the Kitchen” event; a program aimed at educating young children about physical activity and nutrition. The theme for the event was “Everyday Heroes” which provided youth an opportunity to learn about how being physically fit helps police officers do their jobs well. The event was […]

School Resource Officers take “Fitness 5-0” on the Road

Starting April 5th at 3:30 PM, Champaign Police School Resource Officers will be taking their Fitness 5-O program on the road. Officers will head over to Douglass Park to participate in games of basketball, dodge ball, soccer and other activities with youth enrolled in Park District summer camp programs. The last Fitness 5-0 session will […]

The Exchange Club Honors Detective Mark Vogelzang

Detective Mark Vogelzang is honored by the Exchange Club of Champaign as the Champaign Police Department’s “2011 Officer of the Year.” The event took place at an annual recognition luncheon, held on April 2, 2012, at O’Charley’s restaurant. Chief Anthony Cobb also discussed his first days as Chief of Police with Exchange Club members.

Champaign Police at the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

Officer Jonathan Westfield conducted a presentation on the dangers of drugs at the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission on March 29, 2012. Officer Westfield discussed dangerous new drugs that youth may encounter in their communities, the negative short and long term effects of drugs, and frightening real world examples.

Police Officer Written Exam

The Human Resources staff will be administering the entry level Police Officer candidate test at the I-Hotel & Conference Center in Champaign this Saturday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Approximately 300 candidates are expected to attend this exam, and will be tested in the areas of: Arithmetic, Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Incident […]

“Officer of the Year”

Congratulations to Champaign Police Detective, Mark Vogelzang for being selected as the “2011 Officer of the Year.” Detective Vogelzang was selected by a committee of his peers for exemplifying the values of Service with Pride. Detective Mark Vogelzang is highly skilled at interviews, research and gathering information, properly applying the law, understanding the restrictions of […]

Illinois State University Career Fair

Officers Jonathan Westfield and Christopher Chambers served as exhibitors at the Illinois State University social sciences fair on February 29th in Bloomington, IL. The departments of Criminal Justice Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work hosted a collaborative career/internship fair in order to provide to students the opportunity to meet with employers. The event was held […]

Community Outreach

Champaign Police Officer Jonathan Westfield is spending the week at Lincoln’s Challenge Academy conducting anti-bullying presentations. Officer Westfield will have met with approximately 500 youth from February 27th – March 1st. Presentations are conducted bi-annually at the academy. Officer Ed Wachala and Detective Pat Kelly will conduct presentations on “fingerprinting” and crime prevention at the […]

African-American Read-In

Several community members, including Champaign’s School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield, participated in the annual African-American Read-In at Yankee Ride Elementary School. In honor of Black History Month, a group of community leaders were invited to read books to students and stress the importance of reading.