Category: Police Department News

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; […]

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.     […]

Champaign Community Coalition “Walk as One” in Garden Hills

The Champaign Community Coalition conducted a “Walk as One” event in the Garden Hills neighborhood on Monday, June 25, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Coalition members and volunteers met at Jericho Mission Baptist Church on Bloomington Road and were given “Walk as One” t-shirts. They canvassed the neighborhood, door- to-door, with two goals […]

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 […]