Category: Police Department News

Anti-Bullying Presentation at St. Matthew School

Officer Westfield is scheduled to conduct Anti-Bullying presentations at St. Matthew on Friday, February 17th from 3:30 PM. Parents have been invited to participate in the sessions with the students.

Professional Standards Division – Employee of the Month “Laurie Phillips”

Last July, Champaign police officers responded to South Second Street on a report that a man had made suicidal threats. The information was confirmed and he was transported for an involuntary evaluation at Provena. Officers seized his legally-owned Glock .40 caliber pistol. Since no action was taken on his Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, the […]

Kelly Brown Employee for the Month of January

    Kelly Brown has been recognized as the Professional Standards Division Employee of the Month. Kelly is being recognized for the extra tasks she is taking on in addition to the burden of the overtime at the Front Desk. Kelly is also assisting with researching scheduling and overtime as we work through the issues […]

Tom Petrilli Promoted to Detective

    Officer Tom Petrilli was promoted to Detective on February 6, 2012. Detective Petrilli has been with the Police Department for ten years.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roundup at the Texas Roadhouse for Special Olympics

A fundraiser for Special Olympics, through the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, will be held at the Texas Roadhouse on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 4:00 pm to closing. Police volunteers and hosts of the WCIA Morning Show will wait tables alongside the staff at the Roadhouse. At the end of the meal […]

“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 […]