Category: Police Department News

Gang Presentation

On November 2, 2012, Champaign Police School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield gave a Gang Awareness Presentation to Mr. Greg Stocks’ Social Studies Class at Centennial High School. Officer Westfield’s presentation to the junior and senior students outlined gang profiles and the role gangs play in society.

Halloween Extravaganza

North First Street Association hosted a “Halloween Extravaganza” in the “haunted” Prosperity Garden north of the Police Department on October 31 from 3-5:30 pm. This was a free event for all ages featuring treat bags and refreshments provided by the Champaign Police Department, Halloween arts and crafts, costume parade, games and face painting. In addition,…
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Champaign Retired Police Officer ‘Coffee’

The Champaign Police Department and retired Police Officer Zane Ziegler hosted a ‘coffee’ for approximately 20 retired Champaign Police Officers on Sunday evening, October 28. Several of the retirees are currently filming short interview videos reminiscing about their time on the police department to be posted on the department’s Facebook page. The retirees have also…
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Shadow Wood Neighborhood Meeting

Lt. Dave Shaffer and Officer Shane Standifer attended the Shadow Wood Neighborhood Meeting on Friday, October 19. Improving relationships with the Latino community and concerns over recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement activities in the area were the topics of discussion.

Police and Community Dialogue

The Community Coalition sponsored a Police and Community Dialogue on October 18 at Columbia School. The speaker, Dr. Michael Schlosser of the Police Training Institute, gave a presentation on citizens’ rights and responsibilities. An open dialogue between local law enforcement and community members followed the presentation. This event which is aimed at improving the relations…
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“Life as a Police Officer”

Champaign Police Officer Rob Wills gave a presentation to the citizens of “Strattonville” on October 24. Since February 2012, the focus of students at Stratton Leadership and Microsociety Magnet School has been learning about society and democracy and designing their own. Officer Wills’ presentation informed students about the “Life of a Police Officer.”

Bristol Park Community Walk

On October 16, Champaign Community Coalition and the Champaign Police Department met at Apostolic Faith Church and conducted a “Walk as One” event in the Bristol Park Neighborhood. The coalition canvassed the neighborhood to share important crime prevention and safety information and discussed ways to address neighborhood concerns with neighborhood residents.  

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