Category: Police Department News

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…
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The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for “Entry-Level Police Officer” positions

Applications must be submitted online and will be accepted through March 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM. The application fee is $25. However, waivers will be granted to income-eligible applicants. Please visit to apply. Click on the “Jobs” tab to access the online hiring center and obtain more information. Come and join a diverse force…
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Police Department Tours and Presentations

School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield represented the Police Department at the University of Illinois Campus Community Connection Resource Spring Semester Expo on January 30 at the Illini Union South Lounge. The Expo connects students with community services and provides useful information to help them better navigate the campus and Champaign-Urbana communities. Officer Ben Newell will…
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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

In observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, students on the University of Illinois campus are focusing their attention on Alcohol Abuse Prevention. On October 18, 2010, Sgt. Scott Friedlein, Professional Standards Division, facilitated “Alcohol Awareness” discussions at the Delta Zeta sorority, 710 W. Ohio in Urbana. Talks focused on local ordinances, state laws and…
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School Presentations

On October 14, 2010, School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield presented “Bullying, Sexting, and Internet Safety” information to students enrolled in Centennial High School’s American Government class. The dangers and effects of bullying and sexting were provided as well as safety tips for internet users. Officer Westfield conducted additional presentations for seventh graders enrolled in Edison…
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“Senior Safety” Presentation

On October 20, 2010, School Resource Officer Ed Wachala conducted a Senior Safety presentation in honor of Crime Prevention Month. Ofc. Wachala met with a group of seniors to discuss crimes that target the senior population and ways to avoid being victimized. The presentation focused on scams, fraud, and personal safety. The event was held…
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