Category: Police Department News

Lock It. Hide It. Keep It.

  In the last four days, there have been over 25 reported motor vehicle burglaries in Champaign. The majority of these incidents have occurred around Southwest Champaign and most-to-all of these incidents were unlocked vehicles. Police encourage citizens to be more aware and offer the following tips to help protect your valuables: Lock vehicle doors…
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Champaign Police and Campus Community Alcohol Task Force Offer Free ID Training Classes

  CPD and Campus Community Alcohol Task Force Offer Free ID Training Classes The Champaign Police Department’s “Straight ID” program is offering several free training courses to teach persons who work as an Alcohol or Tobacco vendor, how to properly check an ID. Funded by the Strategic Prevention Framework grant through the Illinois Department of Human…
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JOIN the Discussion: CPD Community Meetings

Upcoming Community – Police Meetings The mission of the Champaign Police Department is to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts within our community. As CPD works in community partnership to constantly strengthen relationships, it is critical that we keep our goals, vision, and action plans…
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Update to Dec 4, 2014 Student Protest at Centennial High School

Community Press Release Update to December 4, 2014 Student Protest at Centennial High School On Sunday, March 29, 2015, a group of public officials, students, parents, community representatives, and citizens participated in a voluntary Restorative Circle process intended to help resolve issues that arose following the December 4, 2014, incident at Centennial High School in…
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K9 Presentation

Champaign Police Officer Kristina Haugen and K9 Cash gave a presentation to a group of children at the Stephens Family YMCA on July 31. Officer Haugen and Cash demonstrated some of the law enforcement duties they perform while on duty with the Champaign Police Department and answered questions from the 3rd through 8th grade youth.

Summer Outreach Presentation at Douglass Center

On June 18, 2014, Champaign Police School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield conducted a presentation at Douglass Center for middle school age campers describing the duties of a Police Officer. He also answered “Law and You” related questions and distributed the “Know Your Rights” brochures developed by the City.  

Police Department Conducts Basic Youth Police Academy

The Champaign Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit hosted a Basic Youth Police Academy June 9-12, 2014. This summer program is designed to provide youth in the Champaign County area, between 12-18 years of age, a clearer understanding of law enforcement practices. The Basic Academy provides an opportunity for youth and police officers to build stronger,…
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Police Department Employee Awards

On June 3, 2014, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception.  Award recipients for 2013 are: Officer of the Year:  Ed Wachala Employee of the Year:  Laurie Curatolo Valor Awards:  Dave McLearin, Geoff Coon Lifesaving: Jonathon Westfield, Chris Young, Cory Phenicie, Brad Krauel, and Bill Killin Commendation Awards Brian…
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Human Trafficking Panel Discussion

On May 5, 2014, members of the Church of Christ in St. Joseph watched the film “Rape for Profit” before a panel discussion that included Dana Pfeiffer, Executive Director of the Springfield based Grounds of Grace and Champaign Police Detective Patrick Simons. “Rape for Profit” focuses on human trafficking in Seattle; Grounds of Grace assists…
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