Category: Police Department News

“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.

Black Leadership Development Panel Discussion

On October 5, 2010, Champaign Police staff participated in a panel discussion with students enrolled in the “Black Leadership Development” course at the University of Illinois. Topics included police-community relations, crime prevention on campus, and alcohol awareness. Members of the panel included Chief R.T. Finney, Rene Dunn, Asst. to the Chief of Police for Community…
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