Category: Police Department News

“The Law and You” Police School Presentation

School Resource Officer Rob Wills presented “The Law and You” to 6-8th grade students at Franklin Middle School on December 3-4, 2012. “The Law and You” presentation gives students guidelines for interacting with law enforcement officials. Lt. Dave Shaffer and Sgt. Greg Manzana attended St. Thomas Moore High School’s “Intruder Drill” Training on December 10, […]

“Law Enforcement is a Big Job” – Cub Scout Presentation

Detective Pat Kelly will meet with Pack 147 Cub Scouts to assist them in achieving their Bear Achievement 7, “Law Enforcement is a Big Job” badge. They will tour the police department and have their fingerprints taken. Detective Kelly will describe the job of a police officer and what the kids and their families can […]

Bullying Awareness Presentation at Edison Middle School

School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield met with 7th grade students at Edison Middle School to raise awareness about the effects of bullying behaviors. Officer Westfield discussed the various ways to address and report bullying behaviors at school.

Cub Scout Pack 121 Tours Police Department

On November 17, 2012, Champaign Police School Resource Officer Rob Wills will conduct a tour of the Police Department for Cub Scout Pack 121. Officer Wills will also speak to the 8-9 year old scouts about crime prevention and how the scouts and their parents can help law enforcement. The tour and presentation will help […]

Gang Presentation

On November 2, 2012, Champaign Police School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield gave a Gang Awareness Presentation to Mr. Greg Stocks’ Social Studies Class at Centennial High School. Officer Westfield’s presentation to the junior and senior students outlined gang profiles and the role gangs play in society.

Halloween Extravaganza

North First Street Association hosted a “Halloween Extravaganza” in the “haunted” Prosperity Garden north of the Police Department on October 31 from 3-5:30 pm. This was a free event for all ages featuring treat bags and refreshments provided by the Champaign Police Department, Halloween arts and crafts, costume parade, games and face painting. In addition, […]

Champaign Retired Police Officer ‘Coffee’

The Champaign Police Department and retired Police Officer Zane Ziegler hosted a ‘coffee’ for approximately 20 retired Champaign Police Officers on Sunday evening, October 28. Several of the retirees are currently filming short interview videos reminiscing about their time on the police department to be posted on the department’s Facebook page. The retirees have also […]

Shadow Wood Neighborhood Meeting

Lt. Dave Shaffer and Officer Shane Standifer attended the Shadow Wood Neighborhood Meeting on Friday, October 19. Improving relationships with the Latino community and concerns over recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement activities in the area were the topics of discussion.

Police and Community Dialogue

The Community Coalition sponsored a Police and Community Dialogue on October 18 at Columbia School. The speaker, Dr. Michael Schlosser of the Police Training Institute, gave a presentation on citizens’ rights and responsibilities. An open dialogue between local law enforcement and community members followed the presentation. This event which is aimed at improving the relations […]

“Life as a Police Officer”

Champaign Police Officer Rob Wills gave a presentation to the citizens of “Strattonville” on October 24. Since February 2012, the focus of students at Stratton Leadership and Microsociety Magnet School has been learning about society and democracy and designing their own. Officer Wills’ presentation informed students about the “Life of a Police Officer.”