Category: Police Department News

Champaign Police Department Open House

The Champaign Police Department hosted its second annual Open House for the community on May 18, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event was held during National Police Week (May 12-18, 2013), an event recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.  The event provided an opportunity for the public to have […]

Medication Drop-Off Program

The start of the City of Champaign Police Department’s pharmaceutical drug disposal bin was a huge success. The box was emptied almost ten times! School resource officers Brandon Thomas and Robert Wills have contributed a great amount to the success of this program. The boxes will accept prescription, over-the-counter medicines, and veterinary pharmaceuticals from residents. […]

Champaign Police Presentations

Officer Kristina Haugen along with her K-9 Solo gave a K-9 demonstration during the Champaign County Humane Society’s Mutt Strut Event at Hessel Park on May 4, 2013.  Officer Ben Newell conducted a tour of the Police Department to Cub Scout Pack 11 on May 6, 2013. During this time, Officer Newell got the opportunity […]

Medicine Collection Program

The City of Champaign Police Department is partnering with Illinois Indiana Sea Grant, City of Urbana Police, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, University of Illinois Police, and WCIA to host permanent locations for residents to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals safely.  The permanent drop boxes will be located at the police departments in Champaign, Urbana, and the […]

The Exchange Club Honors Officer Dan Ward

Officer Dan Ward is honored by the Exchange Club of Champaign as the Champaign Police Department’s “2012 Officer of the Year.” The event took place at an annual recognition luncheon, held on April 22, 2013, at O’Charley’s restaurant.

Westview School Kindergarten Safety Presentation

Champaign Police Officer Ben Newell conducted a “Basic Safety” Presentation to Mrs. Geis’ kindergarten class at Westview School on April 11, 2013. Officer Newell’s presentation focused on gun safety and stranger/danger. He also gave the kids a tour of his squad car.

Citizen’s Police Academy

The Champaign Police Department sponsored eight Champaign citizens attendance at the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy conducted April 11-June 13, 2013. The Citizen Police Academy is an educational and informative program that provides citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that face law enforcement in Champaign County.  The weekly classes are held at the […]

Intelligence Led Policing Presentation

On March 28, 2013, Lt. Dave Shaffer, Intelligence Analyst Renae Yandell and Kerri Spear from Neighborhood Services gave a presentation to representatives from Community Elements and the Center for Women in Transition on how utilizing Intelligence Led Policing can help address and combat domestic violence issues.

Youth Police Academy

The Police Department is now accepting applications for its Youth Police Academy. All Youth Police Academy sessions will be held at the ILEAS Training Center located at 1701 E. Main Street in Urbana, IL. Basic Class:  June 24-27, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advanced Class*:  July 8-11, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Applications […]

Domestic Violence Roll Call Training

Beginning March 29, 2013, representatives from the Center for Women in Transition will be attending Roll Call Briefings at the Police Department. They will explain the Center’s services and how they can assist victims of domestic violence.