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 […]
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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 […]
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.
Champaign Police Lieutenant Brad Yohnka retired on July 12, 2012 after 25 ½ years of service to the Police Department. Retired Lieutenant Yohnka took a day off and started in his new position as the Customer Service Representative for the City’s Public Works Department on July 16.
Champaign Police Detective Don Shepard retires after 25 ½ years of service to the Police Department and the City of Champaign on July 5, 2012.
Champaign Police Department Lt. Michael Paulus, along with Dr. Thomas Scaggs, M.D. conducted a presentation “Let’s Get a Grip on Excited Delirium” at the Gateway Regional Medical Center in Collinsville, Illinois, on June 23, 2012. The presentation topics included: Definition, causes & Treatments Need for a Multi-Disciplinary Response Protocol Sedation, Pre-Hospital Documentation, Emergency Department Workup; […]
Sixteen area youth attended the Police Department Youth Police Academy during the week of June 25, 2012. The students engaged in obstacle courses, crime scene analysis and classroom instruction with School Resource Officers and volunteers. Graduates will receive certificates of completion and celebrate with a party on the last day of the academy. […]
The Champaign Community Coalition conducted a “Walk as One” event in the Garden Hills neighborhood on Monday, June 25, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Coalition members and volunteers met at Jericho Mission Baptist Church on Bloomington Road and were given “Walk as One” t-shirts. They canvassed the neighborhood, door- to-door, with two goals […]
On June 12, 2012, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2011 are: Officer of the Year: Sgt. Mark Vogelzang Employee of the Year: Jan Orr Lifesaving Award: Lt. Jon Swenson Lifesaving Award: Officer Doug Kimme Commendations: Det. Patrick Funkhouser Officer Marshall Henry Detective Pat Kelly […]
On Saturday, June 9, 2012, Champaign Police Officers participated in the 16th Annual Playing It Safe Family Safety Fair at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County sponsored the event which features more than 40 interactive learning stations focusing on safety awareness for the entire family. Officer Jonathan Westfield gave a bullying […]