Category: Police Department News

African-American Read-In

Several community members, including Champaign’s School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield, participated in the annual African-American Read-In at Yankee Ride Elementary School. In honor of Black History Month, a group of community leaders were invited to read books to students and stress the importance of reading.  

Community Forum on Bullying Prevention

Officer Jonathan Westfield also served as a panelist for the TALK Foundation’s community forum on anti-bullying held at the Champaign Public Library on February 20th. The TALK Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safety and well-being of children in East Central Illinois and throughout the world.

CPD Attends Job Fairs

Last week, Champaign Police officers Jonathan Westfield, Andre Davis, and Jeffrey Pickett attended two internship and career fairs at Eastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). At the UIS fair, Officer Westfield took the time to visit with Homer Simpson and the Mel-O-Cream team.

Law Enforcement Opportunities Announced at Career Fairs

In an effort to increase awareness about the entry-level police officer application process, Champaign Police Department recruiters are attending area career fairs. This week, recruiters are onsite at Eastern Illinois University’s “Career Network Day”, internship and career fair (Wednesday) and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Career Fair (Thursday) to provide information on internship and…
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Professional Standards Division – Employee of the Month “Laurie Phillips”

Last July, Champaign police officers responded to South Second Street on a report that a man had made suicidal threats. The information was confirmed and he was transported for an involuntary evaluation at Provena. Officers seized his legally-owned Glock .40 caliber pistol. Since no action was taken on his Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, the…
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The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for “Entry-Level Police Officer” positions

Applications must be submitted online and will be accepted through March 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM. The application fee is $25. However, waivers will be granted to income-eligible applicants. Please visit to apply. Click on the “Jobs” tab to access the online hiring center and obtain more information. Come and join a diverse force…
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