Category: Police Department News

Police Department Tours and Presentations

School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield represented the Police Department at the University of Illinois Campus Community Connection Resource Spring Semester Expo on January 30 at the Illini Union South Lounge. The Expo connects students with community services and provides useful information to help them better navigate the campus and Champaign-Urbana communities. Officer Ben Newell will…
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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

In observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, students on the University of Illinois campus are focusing their attention on Alcohol Abuse Prevention. On October 18, 2010, Sgt. Scott Friedlein, Professional Standards Division, facilitated “Alcohol Awareness” discussions at the Delta Zeta sorority, 710 W. Ohio in Urbana. Talks focused on local ordinances, state laws and…
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School Presentations

On October 14, 2010, School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield presented “Bullying, Sexting, and Internet Safety” information to students enrolled in Centennial High School’s American Government class. The dangers and effects of bullying and sexting were provided as well as safety tips for internet users. Officer Westfield conducted additional presentations for seventh graders enrolled in Edison…
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“Senior Safety” Presentation

On October 20, 2010, School Resource Officer Ed Wachala conducted a Senior Safety presentation in honor of Crime Prevention Month. Ofc. Wachala met with a group of seniors to discuss crimes that target the senior population and ways to avoid being victimized. The presentation focused on scams, fraud, and personal safety. The event was held…
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Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment

The entry-level Police Officer recruitment efforts by the Human Resources and Champaign Police departments culminated on September 3rd with 406 total applications received, including 115 minorities (28.32%) and 81 female applicants (19.95%). New this year, a $25 testing fee or waiver was implemented. The intent of the testing fee was to reduce the number of…
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Gold Card Club Meeting

On October 13, 2010, the Administration staff of Unit 4 Schools hosted a Gold Card Club breakfast in which School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield presented information on the School Resource Officer program. The group highlighted success of the program and the partnership between school staff and the Champaign Police Department.

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