Category: Police Department News

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.  

Community Forum on Bullying Prevention

Officer Jonathan Westfield also served as a panelist for the TALK Foundation’s community forum on anti-bullying held at the Champaign Public Library on February 20th. The TALK Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safety and well-being of children in East Central Illinois and throughout the world.

CPD Attends Job Fairs

Last week, Champaign Police officers Jonathan Westfield, Andre Davis, and Jeffrey Pickett attended two internship and career fairs at Eastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). At the UIS fair, Officer Westfield took the time to visit with Homer Simpson and the Mel-O-Cream team.

CPD Lieutenant Provides Excited Delirium Training

Champaign Police Lieutenant Michael Paulus continues to be active in providing training to law enforcement agencies around the State as well as Indiana on Excited Delirium Syndrome Response. Lt. Paulus has presented recently at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago as well as in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He presented in Rockford, […]

Law Enforcement Opportunities Announced at Career Fairs

In an effort to increase awareness about the entry-level police officer application process, Champaign Police Department recruiters are attending area career fairs. This week, recruiters are onsite at Eastern Illinois University’s “Career Network Day”, internship and career fair (Wednesday) and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Career Fair (Thursday) to provide information on internship and […]

Anti-Bullying Presentation at St. Matthew School

Officer Westfield is scheduled to conduct Anti-Bullying presentations at St. Matthew on Friday, February 17th from 3:30 PM. Parents have been invited to participate in the sessions with the students.

Professional Standards Division – Employee of the Month “Laurie Phillips”

Last July, Champaign police officers responded to South Second Street on a report that a man had made suicidal threats. The information was confirmed and he was transported for an involuntary evaluation at Provena. Officers seized his legally-owned Glock .40 caliber pistol. Since no action was taken on his Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, the […]

Kelly Brown Employee for the Month of January

    Kelly Brown has been recognized as the Professional Standards Division Employee of the Month. Kelly is being recognized for the extra tasks she is taking on in addition to the burden of the overtime at the Front Desk. Kelly is also assisting with researching scheduling and overtime as we work through the issues […]

Tom Petrilli Promoted to Detective

    Officer Tom Petrilli was promoted to Detective on February 6, 2012. Detective Petrilli has been with the Police Department for ten years.