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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]