Category: Police Department News

Police Department Employee Awards

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 […]

Playing it Safe

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 […]

Officer Miller Graduates from ISP Crime Scene Investigation Class

On May 18, 2012, Officer Art Miller III graduated from the Illinois State Police five-week Crime Scene Investigation Class in Springfield. The course is designed to establish competency in the discipline of Crime Scene processing and is intended to emphasize the importance of thoroughness, accuracy, and integrity while processing crime scenes. Deputy Chief Joe Gallo, […]

National Nursing Home Week at Helia Health Care

On May 16, 2012, School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield and the Assistant to the Chief of Police, Rene Dunn, visited with residents of Helia Health Care of Champaign in honor of “National Nursing Home Week”. Dunn and Westfield conducted a “Senior Safety” presentation for residents and cheered on the team at Helia during their watermelon […]

Champaign Police Department Open House

The Champaign Police Department hosted an Open House for the community on May 14, 2012 from 9am to 7pm. The event was held during National Police Week (May 13-19, 2012), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. The event provided an opportunity for the public to have fun, meet the Police […]

Champaign Police Officers Participate in Touch-A-Truck Day

During the Champaign Park District’s annual Touch-A-Truck Day event, officers with the Champaign Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit demonstrated special weapons and tools that may be used during an emergency response. The event, which brings young children together with various trucks and people in the community […]

The Champaign Police Department Commemorates National Police Week

Each May during National Police Week (May 13-19, 2012), the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. Local law enforcement agencies in Champaign County join the nation in honoring men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. On May 17, 2012, at 11:30 AM, Champaign Police […]

Bullying and Discrimination: An Institutional Correlation

Officer Jonathan Westfield participated as a member of a discussion panel during the presentation of Bullying and Discrimination: An Institutional Correlation at the Illinois Municipal Human Relations Association’s Annual Conference on May 8, 2012, in Danville. The Illinois Municipal Human Relation Association is a non-profit organization established in 1973 to initiate, promote and conduct educational […]