Category: Police Department Press Releases

City of Champaign Proposes to Share Exam Costs

The City of Champaign proposes a fee of $25.00 for participants in the annual entry-level Police Officer employment exam, to assist with testing costs. Across the nation, the standard employment eligibility process for police officers includes passing a written exam which measures job related skills. Champaign’s police officer candidates first submit an employment application, and…
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Public Safety Alert – Update

SUSPECT LOCATED On July 26, 2010, the Champaign Police Department arrested 21 year-old Oscar Torres-Echeveste for aggravated battery in connection with two reported incidents that occurred on July 15th and 16th. In each report, Torres-Echeveste inappropriately touched two female victims as he rode by on a bicycle. Torres-Echeveste was identified and arrested on June 23,…
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Employees Recognized at Champaign Police Awards Ceremony

Yesterday, the Champaign Police Dept. held its annual awards ceremony to honor a number of its employees who earned recognition over the past year. Chief R.T. Finney recognized employees for various accomplishments ranging from great investigative work to diffusing a potentially deadly situation. Many of these employees have worked closely with the citizens in resolving…
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