Category: Police Department News

Westview School Kindergarten Safety Presentation

Champaign Police Officer Ben Newell conducted a “Basic Safety” Presentation to Mrs. Geis’ kindergarten class at Westview School on April 11, 2013. Officer Newell’s presentation focused on gun safety and stranger/danger. He also gave the kids a tour of his squad car.

Citizen’s Police Academy

The Champaign Police Department sponsored eight Champaign citizens attendance at the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy conducted April 11-June 13, 2013. The Citizen Police Academy is an educational and informative program that provides citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that face law enforcement in Champaign County.  The weekly classes are held at the […]

Intelligence Led Policing Presentation

On March 28, 2013, Lt. Dave Shaffer, Intelligence Analyst Renae Yandell and Kerri Spear from Neighborhood Services gave a presentation to representatives from Community Elements and the Center for Women in Transition on how utilizing Intelligence Led Policing can help address and combat domestic violence issues.

Youth Police Academy

The Police Department is now accepting applications for its Youth Police Academy. All Youth Police Academy sessions will be held at the ILEAS Training Center located at 1701 E. Main Street in Urbana, IL. Basic Class:  June 24-27, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advanced Class*:  July 8-11, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Applications […]

Domestic Violence Roll Call Training

Beginning March 29, 2013, representatives from the Center for Women in Transition will be attending Roll Call Briefings at the Police Department. They will explain the Center’s services and how they can assist victims of domestic violence.

Police 101

On March 27th, the Champaign Police Department hosted the first of four Police 101 sessions, a 4-week mock police academy for adults. The first pilot session included a “test” group of community members and news reporters. The program is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and runs through April 17th at the ILEAS Training […]

Bergner’s Kids’ Day Event

Officer Ben Newell attended the Bergner’s Annual Kids’ Day Event on March 23, 2013. Officer Newell talked about safety to approximately 50 children.

Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals

On March 21, 2013, Officer Bruce Ramseyer gave a presentation to approximately 60 members at a meeting of the Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals. Officer Ramseyer provided safety tips for employees who enter apartments and have contact with tenants.

Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Champaign Police Intelligence Analyst, Renae Yandell for being selected Champaign Police “Employee of the Year.” Renae was selected by a committee of her peers for exemplifying the values of Service with Pride.  Renae has served in many capacities during her tenure at the department. Her current position as the Intelligence Analyst has been […]

Community Presentations by Champaign Police Department Officers

On February 26, 2013, a North Patrol Officer spoke to approximately 20 students at Prairie Elementary School in Urbana. The 9-11 year old students are participants in the Illinois Mentor Program and the Officer’s presentation was part of the Mentor Program’s “Heroes in the Community” Event. The event is aimed at getting children interested in […]