Category: Police Department News

Champaign Police Department Entryway Gets an Update

The Public Works Concrete Section recently replaced the badly deteriorated brick entryway at the Champaign Police Department which had become unsightly and dangerous. The bricks had become a tripping hazard to the public as well as CPD personnel. The bricks were removed and a new concrete surface was formed in its place.  The front entrance had to […]

Devonshire HOA

Neighborhood Coordination Staff attended the Devonshire HOA annual meeting held on Tuesday, May 10.  NSD staff presented information on upcoming engagement activities, RNNC, and the Neighborhood Small Grant program.  Specific questions were asked about summer programs for underprivileged youth and the community response to the rise in violence.  The group also had an officer from […]

Police Officer, Neighborhood Services Assist Trapped Dog

On April 4, 2016, Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones received a phone call from Officer Shane Standifer about a dog that was locked inside a boarded property. Officer Standifer was responding to a call from the property owner and needed someone to remove a board so he could enter and retrieve the dog. As the […]

Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment Update

On February 17, the Police and Human Resources Departments hosted a study session for those interested in taking the entry-level police officer written exam. Approximately 90 people participated in this voluntary session, which included a practice exam and an opportunity to ask questions and receive information about the test format and content. This study session was […]

Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030                                                                                                            Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation In November of 2015, the Champaign Police Department began an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student of Gerber […]

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 […]

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 […]

2014 Police Department Employee Awards

  A message from the Chief… The role that each of our employees play on behalf of the Champaign Police Department, as committed representatives of our community, is not a simple one, yet each day they show up for the challenge.  I am proud to say that we are made up of a great group of men and […]

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 […]

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 […]