Category: Police Department News

Family 2 Family Parent Talks

School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield and Police Chief Anthony Cobb will attend the Access Initiative “Family 2 Family” parent talks on Thursday, August 23 at 5:30 PM. Chief Cobb will field questions from parents about police operations and Officer Westfield will facilitate discussions on bullying behaviors and how to report juvenile runaways. The event will […]

Parkland Pointe Move-In Day

On Sunday, August 18, Officer Shelly Dominguez met with residents moving in to Parkland Pointe and distributed burglary prevention materials.

CPD Nominated for Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

The Champaign Police Department has been nominated to receive the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the highest level of recognition provided an employer for outstanding support of National Guard and Reserve Component employees. The Freedom Award was instituted in 1996 under the auspices of the Employer Support of the […]

Champaign Police at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum

On July 30th, Police K-9 Officer, Kristina Haugen, and her dog “Solo”, conducted a K-9 demonstration for youth at the Orpheum Children’s Museum’s Zoology Camp. Haugen discussed the importance of having K-9 dogs in law enforcement and Solo’s role with solving crimes.

Champaign Police at Happi Time Day Care

Throughout the month of August, several safety employees and first responders will visit Happi Time Daycare’s School Age Program to provide insight into their careers. On August 2nd, Officer Benjamin Newell will serve as a guest speaker and discuss the role of police officers and how they serve as community helpers. Approximately 38 children will […]

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Seminar

Champaign School Resource Officer, Rob Wills, will be conducting presentations on “fingerprinting” and crime prevention at the Boy Scout’s Annual Merit Badge Seminar. The seminar will be held on Saturday, August 4th from 12-3 PM at the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul.

CU Gun Exchange -“Save a Dream and Secure Tomorrow”

Champaign Police Officers will participate in the CU Gun Exchange event on Saturday. Champaign County residents will have an opportunity to turn in a gun and receive a $50 Visa Cash Card! Limit 2 guns per person (No Gun Dealers please). When: Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Where: Champaign-Urbana Public […]

Champaign Police to host “Summer BASSET Olympics”

As people throughout the world gather to watch the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, many Illinois liquor establishment owners and employees will be competing in their own must-see event – the 2012 Summer BASSET Olympics! The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) has partnered with the Champaign Police Department to teach these classes free-of-charge. “By showcasing […]

Officer Wachala Presentation for Class Act

On Wednesday, July 25, Officer Ed Wachala gave a presentation on fingerprinting and crime scene analysis to a group of 5-10 year olds as part of a Summer Arts Enrichment Camp at Class Act in Champaign. Class Act conducts several of the camps for children during the summer and is a Creative Arts center located […]

2012 Police Youth Police Academy Sessions Complete

Sixteen area youth attended and graduated from the Police Department’s Basic Youth Police Academy and 8 youth attended and graduated from the Advanced Academy during the summer of 2012. The students engaged in obstacle courses, crime scene analysis, scenario reenactment and classroom instruction with School Resource Officers and volunteers. Graduates received certificates of completion.