Category: Police Department News

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Honor the Fallen

Each May during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014); the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.  Local law enforcement agencies in Champaign County will also pause to honor men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Champaign Police will pay a special tribute to…
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3rd Annual Champaign Police Open House

Join Us for the 3rd Annual Champaign Police Open House! At the Champaign Police Department on Saturday, May 17,2014 from 10 AM-2 PM at 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, IL. Hourly Group Tours, from 10 AM-1 PM Presentations & Demonstrations by: Crime Scene Unit Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Historical Displays Hostage Negotiators K-9 Unit SWAT Team…
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League of Illinois Bicyclists Annual Bike Summit

Police Lt. Jim Clark gave a presentation on April 15, 2014, for the League of Illinois Bicyclists, 3rd Annual Illinois Bike Summit that was held at the I-Hotel. Illinois bicycle advocates and interested professionals from around Illinois attended the summit for a day of learning and networking, meant to help them make their towns more…
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Officer of the Year

Congratulations to Champaign Police Officer, Ed Wachala, for being selected as the “2013 Officer of the Year.” Officer Wachala was selected by a committee of his peers for exemplifying the values of Service with Pride. Officer Wachala is assigned as the School Resource Officer for Centennial High School; however, he does much more for the Champaign Community…
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Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment

The Human Resources and Police Departments administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of qualified candidates for entry-level Police Officer positions. The number of minority and female applicants exceeded City Affirmative Action goals, which are based on expected availability of minority and female applicants for the job.  The Human Resources and the Police…
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Champaign Police Explorer Post 258

The “First Nighter” Orientation kickoff for the Champaign Police Department Explorer Post 258 was held on January 23, 2014.  Volunteer Police Officers who manage and conduct Explorer Post 258 met with eleven recruits and their parents for the program orientation.  Champaign Unit 4 Schools provided the refreshments for the First Nighter and the local Target…
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Champaign Police Make Arrest in Roper Street Homicide

On December 4, 2013, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Champaign Police arrested Darmel L. Smith, 33, of Urbana, Illinois, for his involvement in the murder of Sheena Williams. Mr. Smith was arrested in the 200 block of South Mattis on a Champaign County warrant for Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure.  Mr. Smith’s bail has been set at $2,000,000….
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