Category: Police Department News

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monticello Rotary Club Presentation

Champaign Police Officer Brian Karbach was the guest speaker for the Monticello Rotary Club on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  Officer Karbach spoke about the EOD Unit and law enforcement in general.  A member of the Monticello Rotary Club, Harold Vogelzang, emailed that Brian “. . . epitomizes the emissary of good will and caring that […]

Champaign Police Department Open House

The Champaign Police Department hosted its third annual Open House for the community on May 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event was held during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. The event provided an opportunity for the public to have […]

The Champaign Police Department Commemorates National Police Week

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 join the nation in honoring men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. On May 16, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., Champaign Police […]

Champaign Police to Host Open House

The Champaign Police Department is inviting the public to its 3rd Annual Open House event, on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  The Open House will be held during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. Law Enforcement. WHAT:       OPEN HOUSE  WHO:         This event is open to the public! WHEN:       […]

5K Runners Injured by Thrown Objects

 On April 25, 2014 at approximately 7:57 p.m., Champaign police and medical personnel responded to the 300 block of E. Green Street after two female and one male runner were injured by small objects, possibly glass. At the 5k portion of the Illinois Marathon, three runners were struck by small objects, possibly glass; a 21 […]

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 […]

Fire and Police Memorial Public Dedication Ceremony – Update

 In the event of rain the ceremony will be moved to the City of Champaign Council Chambers, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign. Fire and Police Memorial Public Dedication Ceremony The Fire and Police Memorial will be held at the Fire and Police Memorial on the northeast corner of West Side Park by the Fire and […]