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 […]

Police Department Takes Home Guns and Hoses Trophy

Congratulations to our 2010 Guns and Hoses Memorial Football Team on raising over $4000 (not including expenses) for the Fire and Police Memorial. Employees of the Champaign Police and Fire departments sponsored this event as a way to raise funds for completion of the memorial, which is still under construction. So far, donors have contributed […]

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 […]

Crime Prevention Month Presentation

School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield conducted a “Bullying, Cyber Bullying, and Sexting” presentation to over 50 youth and parents at the Champaign Public Library on October 13, 2010. The event is one of five held in honor of Crime Prevention Month.

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.

Crime Prevention Month Presentation

“Alcohol Safety” Wednesday, October 6, 2010 6:30 – 8:30 pm Speaker Sgt. Scott Friedlein Champaign Public Library, 200 W Green St Pavilion Room Room A/B

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 […]

Champaign Exchange Club Gives Away 100 Teddy Bears

On September 20, 2010, the Exchange Club of Champaign donated over 100 Teddy Bears to the Champaign Police Department to be placed in patrol cars. The bears will be used to help the officers better communicate with children who are involved in a tragic situation. The Exchange Club is helping in a nationwide fight against […]