Category: Police Department News

Domestic Violence Expo

Each year October is designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Statistics indicate one woman in four will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. On October 3, 2013, the Champaign Police Department, along with the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Center for Women in Transition, and Community Elements sponsored a Domestic Violence Expo at Garden Hills […]

Playing it Safe

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, Champaign Police Officers participated in the 17th Annual Playing It Safe family safety fair at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County sponsored the event which features more than 40 interactive learning stations focusing on safety awareness for the entire family. Officers displayed and demonstrated equipment from […]

Police Department Employee Awards

On May 21, 2013, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2012 are:  Officer of the Year: Dan Ward Employee of the Year: Renae Yandell Distinguished Leadership: Sgt. Bruce Ramseyer Valor Awards: Chris Oberheim, John Lieb Lifesaving: Jodie Burnett, Brian Greear Lifesaving: Greg Manzana, Mike Swaney […]

The Champaign Police Department Commemorates National Police Week

Each May during National Police Week (May 12-18, 2013), the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. Local law enforcement agencies in Champaign County join the nation in honoring men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. On May 18, 2013, at 11:30 a.m., Champaign Police […]

Champaign Police Department Open House

The Champaign Police Department hosted its second annual Open House for the community on May 18, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event was held during National Police Week (May 12-18, 2013), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.  The event provided an opportunity for the public to have […]

Medication Drop-Off Program

The start of the City of Champaign Police Department’s pharmaceutical drug disposal bin was a huge success. The box was emptied almost ten times! School resource officers Brandon Thomas and Robert Wills have contributed a great amount to the success of this program. The boxes will accept prescription, over-the-counter medicines, and veterinary pharmaceuticals from residents. […]

Champaign Police Presentations

Officer Kristina Haugen along with her K-9 Solo gave a K-9 demonstration during the Champaign County Humane Society’s Mutt Strut Event at Hessel Park on May 4, 2013.  Officer Ben Newell conducted a tour of the Police Department to Cub Scout Pack 11 on May 6, 2013. During this time, Officer Newell got the opportunity […]

Medicine Collection Program

The City of Champaign Police Department is partnering with Illinois Indiana Sea Grant, City of Urbana Police, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, University of Illinois Police, and WCIA to host permanent locations for residents to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals safely.  The permanent drop boxes will be located at the police departments in Champaign, Urbana, and the […]

The Exchange Club Honors Officer Dan Ward

Officer Dan Ward is honored by the Exchange Club of Champaign as the Champaign Police Department’s “2012 Officer of the Year.” The event took place at an annual recognition luncheon, held on April 22, 2013, at O’Charley’s restaurant.

Westview School Kindergarten Safety Presentation

Champaign Police Officer Ben Newell conducted a “Basic Safety” Presentation to Mrs. Geis’ kindergarten class at Westview School on April 11, 2013. Officer Newell’s presentation focused on gun safety and stranger/danger. He also gave the kids a tour of his squad car.