Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police SWAT Team to Conduct Training Exercise (Market Place Mall, 2000 N. Neil Street)

The Champaign Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team would like to notify the public of an upcoming training exercise. WHAT:    SWAT Team officers will be conducting a training exercise involving munitions.  These munitions are strictly controlled and will not pose any threat to the surrounding neighborhood. WHO:      Champaign Police Department Special Weapons…
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Champaign Police Department Conducts Roadside Education on Distracted Driving (North Prospect Avenue)

The Champaign Police Department remains committed to making Champaign’s roadways safe for all those who travel. An effective method of promoting safe, responsible driving is through driver education and awareness regarding the dangers of both vehicle speed and distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 3,328 people were killed and…
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Champaign Police to Host Open House

The Champaign Police Department is inviting the public to its 3rd Annual Open House event, on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  The Open House will be held during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. Law Enforcement. WHAT:       OPEN HOUSE  WHO:         This event is open to the public! WHEN:      …
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Police Investigate Robbery (Central Illinois Bank – 302 W. Springfield Avenue)

Champaign, IL. – Today at approximately 3:41 PM, Champaign Police Officers received a report of a bank robbery having just occurred at Central Illinois Bank, located at 302 W. Springfield Avenue.  Based on the information provided by witnesses, police located and arrested one suspect in connection with the robbery. Witnesses reported that a man entered…
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Champaign Police Respond to Bank Robbery

POLICE INVESTIGATE ROBBERY (PROSPECT BANK – 1601 S. PROSPECT AVENUE) Today at approximately 1:21 PM, Champaign Police Officers received a report of a bank robbery having just occurred at the Prospect Bank located at 1601 S. Prospect Avenue.  Witnesses report that a man entered the bank, stated he had a gun and demanded money.  No gun was displayed….
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The Champaign Police Department Participates in the “Click It or Ticket” Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign

On May 9, 2014, the Champaign Police Department will be joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state by participating in the 2014 Illinois Click It or Ticket seatbelt safety campaign.  The Department hopes to save lives by strongly enforcing seat…
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Champaign Police Department Investigates Incident at Local School

The Champaign Police Department is currently following up on a report of a loaded magazine for a 9mm handgun being brought onto school property by an 8 year-old student. On May 2, 2014, an employee of Booker T. Washington Elementary School contacted police after retrieving a loaded 9mm magazine from an 8 year-old student. School…
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One Anonymous Tip Leads Champaign Police to Six Stolen Guns

An anonymous tip lead Champaign police detectives to a home in the 1200 block of Gertrude Avenue where five stolen handguns and one 12 gauge shotgun were recovered. “Champaign Police have been working diligently to remove unauthorized guns from our city streets.  In light of the recent shootings and shots fired calls, it is apparent…
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The City of Champaign Responds to Public Concern Regarding the ‘Run or Dye’ Race

In response to the statement issued by the ‘Run or Dye’ officials in reference to their cancelled race, the City of Champaign is issuing the following response: “Since August of 2013, the Champaign Police Department has been in communication with both the University of Illinois and a representative for the Run or Dye event to…
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