Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Encourage Seat Belt Safety, May 15 -May 30

As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Champaign Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place through May 30, concurrent with Memorial Day celebrations, one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Click […]

Police Employees and Citizens Recognized at Champaign Police Awards Ceremony

The Champaign Police Department hosted its annual Employee Awards Ceremony Tuesday night to acknowledge staff’s positive commitments to the community and to highlight the Department’s dedicated pledge of “service through trust, integrity and respect.” Nominated by their peers for their standout acts of service over the previous calendar year, police officers and civilian staff were […]

Champaign Police Kick-Off National Police Week with Historical Display

In honor of National Police Week, the Champaign Police Department has transformed one of its spaces into a history museum, displaying artifacts and documents that showcase the progress of the Department since its establishment in 1860.   Among the antiques on display: the first City Building police blotter desk from 1889; an original police officer’s […]

Police Investigate Stabbing Incident – 1200 Block of N. Walnut

Today, at approximately 12:20 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 Block of N. Walnut Street after receiving report of an apparent stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 33-year-old female with multiple stab wounds to her hands and torso.  The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where she remains in […]

Police Report on Distracted Driving Awareness Week Campaign

The Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Illinois last week to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving. During the week, police shared educational resources and issued the following enforcement warnings and citations to drivers: Violation Warnings […]

10 Tips for Managing Common Driving Distractions

10 Tips for Managing Some of the Most Common Driving Distractions courtesy, Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Distracted drivers take their eyes off the road an average of 5 out of every 6 seconds. At 55 mph, that means a texting driver travels the length of a football field–including the end zones–without looking at the […]

Local Police Focusing this Week on Distracted Drivers

In an effort to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving, local law enforcement agencies including the Champaign and University of Illinois Police departments will participate in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Awareness Week from April 24 to April 28. From using a cell phone, to eating, attending to children in the back seat, […]

COMMUNITY ADVISORY: Traffic Impacts this Weekend – April 21-23

The Champaign community has a number of special events planned this weekend for citizens near and far, including the 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, the 9th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon, and a local March for Science celebration.  Each of these events will bring increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area, as well as […]

UPDATED: Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police reported on an armed robbery at Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street in Champaign.  A suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the scene in a reported stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle associated with this incident has been spotted at multiple […]

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:57 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street for a reported armed robbery. According to staff, a suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect took an undetermined amount of currency and cigarettes before fleeing the scene […]