Category: Police Department News

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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Police Investigate Domestic Dispute

On October 15, 2013 at 11:48 a.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Ave for a reported domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers learned from the 28 year-old female victim that she had recently fled from inside the apartment, and suspect Jerry O’Neal II and their three month-old infant child…
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Domestic Violence Expo

Each year October is designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Statistics indicate one woman in four will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. On October 3, 2013, the Champaign Police Department, along with the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Center for Women in Transition, and Community Elements sponsored a Domestic Violence Expo at Garden Hills…
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Playing it Safe

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, Champaign Police Officers participated in the 17th 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. Officers displayed and demonstrated equipment from…
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Police Department Employee Awards

On May 21, 2013, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2012 are:  Officer of the Year: Dan Ward Employee of the Year: Renae Yandell Distinguished Leadership: Sgt. Bruce Ramseyer Valor Awards: Chris Oberheim, John Lieb Lifesaving: Jodie Burnett, Brian Greear Lifesaving: Greg Manzana, Mike Swaney…
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