Category: Police Department News

UIUC Sociology Internship Fair

Champaign Police Officer Katherine Thompson will represent the department at the University of Illinois Sociology Internship Fair on Friday, September 21, 2012, in Lincoln Hall. The purpose of the fair is to recruit college students for internships, primarily from the Sociology Department, but from other departments as well.

Police Department Attends EIU Job Fair

Champaign Police Detective Joe Johnston represented the department at the Eastern Illinois University Job Fair on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. “Career Network Day,” is an ideal opportunity for the department to connect with potential candidates seeking full time and internship opportunities.

Champaign Police Officers Out and About in the Community

  Chief of Police Anthony Cobb made a presentation: “The Role of a Police Officer” to Cub Scout Pack #11 at Dr. Howard Elementary School on September 10, 2012.  Officer Jonathan Westfield made an Anti-Bullying presentation to adults at St. Matthew’s School on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.  Officer Jonathan Westfield will attend the Disability Expo […]

Police Department Promotion and New Officers

Officer Jaceson Yandell took the Oath of Office for the position of Sergeant at the September 4 Council Meeting. In addition, three new police officers took the Oath of Office: Montrell Coleman, Jerad Gale and Ed Sebestik. Jaceson Yandell took the Oath of Office for the position of Sergeant by Mayor Gerard      Montrell […]

Family 2 Family Parent Talks

School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield and Police Chief Anthony Cobb will attend the Access Initiative “Family 2 Family” parent talks on Thursday, August 23 at 5:30 PM. Chief Cobb will field questions from parents about police operations and Officer Westfield will facilitate discussions on bullying behaviors and how to report juvenile runaways. The event will […]

Parkland Pointe Move-In Day

On Sunday, August 18, Officer Shelly Dominguez met with residents moving in to Parkland Pointe and distributed burglary prevention materials.

CPD Nominated for Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

The Champaign Police Department has been nominated to receive the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the highest level of recognition provided an employer for outstanding support of National Guard and Reserve Component employees. The Freedom Award was instituted in 1996 under the auspices of the Employer Support of the […]

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.