Category: Police Department News

Champaign Police at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum

On July 30th, Police K-9 Officer, Kristina Haugen, and her dog “Solo”, conducted a K-9 demonstration for youth at the Orpheum Children’s Museum’s Zoology Camp. Haugen discussed the importance of having K-9 dogs in law enforcement and Solo’s role with solving crimes.

Champaign Police at Happi Time Day Care

Throughout the month of August, several safety employees and first responders will visit Happi Time Daycare’s School Age Program to provide insight into their careers. On August 2nd, Officer Benjamin Newell will serve as a guest speaker and discuss the role of police officers and how they serve as community helpers. Approximately 38 children will […]

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Seminar

Champaign School Resource Officer, Rob Wills, will be conducting presentations on “fingerprinting” and crime prevention at the Boy Scout’s Annual Merit Badge Seminar. The seminar will be held on Saturday, August 4th from 12-3 PM at the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul.

CU Gun Exchange -“Save a Dream and Secure Tomorrow”

Champaign Police Officers will participate in the CU Gun Exchange event on Saturday. Champaign County residents will have an opportunity to turn in a gun and receive a $50 Visa Cash Card! Limit 2 guns per person (No Gun Dealers please). When: Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Where: Champaign-Urbana Public […]

Champaign Police to host “Summer BASSET Olympics”

As people throughout the world gather to watch the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, many Illinois liquor establishment owners and employees will be competing in their own must-see event – the 2012 Summer BASSET Olympics! The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) has partnered with the Champaign Police Department to teach these classes free-of-charge. “By showcasing […]

Officer Wachala Presentation for Class Act

On Wednesday, July 25, Officer Ed Wachala gave a presentation on fingerprinting and crime scene analysis to a group of 5-10 year olds as part of a Summer Arts Enrichment Camp at Class Act in Champaign. Class Act conducts several of the camps for children during the summer and is a Creative Arts center located […]

2012 Police Youth Police Academy Sessions Complete

Sixteen area youth attended and graduated from the Police Department’s Basic Youth Police Academy and 8 youth attended and graduated from the Advanced Academy during the summer of 2012. The students engaged in obstacle courses, crime scene analysis, scenario reenactment and classroom instruction with School Resource Officers and volunteers. Graduates received certificates of completion.  

Detective Don Shepard Retires

Champaign Police Detective Don Shepard retires after 25 ½ years of service to the Police Department and the City of Champaign on July 5, 2012.

Let’s Get a Grip on Excited Delirium

Champaign Police Department Lt. Michael Paulus, along with Dr. Thomas Scaggs, M.D. conducted a presentation “Let’s Get a Grip on Excited Delirium” at the Gateway Regional Medical Center in Collinsville, Illinois, on June 23, 2012. The presentation topics included: Definition, causes & Treatments Need for a Multi-Disciplinary Response Protocol Sedation, Pre-Hospital Documentation, Emergency Department   Workup; […]