Category: Police Department News

Police Youth Academy

Sixteen area youth attended the Police Department Youth Police Academy during the week of June 25, 2012. The students engaged in obstacle courses, crime scene analysis and classroom instruction with School Resource Officers and volunteers. Graduates will receive certificates of completion and celebrate with a party on the last day of the academy.    …
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Police Department Employee Awards

On June 12, 2012, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2011 are: Officer of the Year: Sgt. Mark Vogelzang Employee of the Year: Jan Orr Lifesaving Award: Lt. Jon Swenson Lifesaving Award: Officer Doug Kimme Commendations: Det. Patrick Funkhouser Officer Marshall Henry Detective Pat Kelly…
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Playing it Safe

On Saturday, June 9, 2012, Champaign Police Officers participated in the 16th 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. Officer Jonathan Westfield gave a bullying…
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Officer Miller Graduates from ISP Crime Scene Investigation Class

On May 18, 2012, Officer Art Miller III graduated from the Illinois State Police five-week Crime Scene Investigation Class in Springfield. The course is designed to establish competency in the discipline of Crime Scene processing and is intended to emphasize the importance of thoroughness, accuracy, and integrity while processing crime scenes. Deputy Chief Joe Gallo,…
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Champaign Police Officers Participate in Touch-A-Truck Day

During the Champaign Park District’s annual Touch-A-Truck Day event, officers with the Champaign Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit demonstrated special weapons and tools that may be used during an emergency response. The event, which brings young children together with various trucks and people in the community…
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