Category: Police Department News

Police 101

On March 27th, the Champaign Police Department hosted the first of four Police 101 sessions, a 4-week mock police academy for adults. The first pilot session included a “test” group of community members and news reporters. The program is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and runs through April 17th at the ILEAS Training […]

Bergner’s Kids’ Day Event

Officer Ben Newell attended the Bergner’s Annual Kids’ Day Event on March 23, 2013. Officer Newell talked about safety to approximately 50 children.

Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals

On March 21, 2013, Officer Bruce Ramseyer gave a presentation to approximately 60 members at a meeting of the Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals. Officer Ramseyer provided safety tips for employees who enter apartments and have contact with tenants.

Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Champaign Police Intelligence Analyst, Renae Yandell for being selected Champaign Police “Employee of the Year.” Renae was selected by a committee of her peers for exemplifying the values of Service with Pride.  Renae has served in many capacities during her tenure at the department. Her current position as the Intelligence Analyst has been […]

Community Presentations by Champaign Police Department Officers

On February 26, 2013, a North Patrol Officer spoke to approximately 20 students at Prairie Elementary School in Urbana. The 9-11 year old students are participants in the Illinois Mentor Program and the Officer’s presentation was part of the Mentor Program’s “Heroes in the Community” Event. The event is aimed at getting children interested in […]

Community Presentations by Champaign Police Department Officers

On February 25, 2013, Sergeant Greg Manzana facilitated a discussion with members of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity regarding responsibility and safety issues on the Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebration on campus scheduled for March 1, 2013.  School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield gave his semi-annual Bullying Presentation to 400 students at Lincoln’s Challenge Academy on […]

Career Fair

School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield represented the Police Department at the 2013 Springfield Collegiate Career Fair on February 12, 2013. The Springfield Collegiate Career Fair is hosted annually by the Career Development Offices of the University of Illinois Springfield, Benedictine University at Springfield, Robert Morris University and Lincoln Land Community College.

Girl Scout Daisy Troop Presentation

On February 8, 2013, School Resource Officer Shelly Dominquez met with Daisy Troop 2243 to assist them in achieving their Respecting Authority Daisy Petal. The group of five-year-old girls toured the Police Department while Officer Dominquez discussed police work and respect with them.

“Law Enforcement is a Big Job” – Cub Scout Presentation

On January 30, 2012, Sergeant Bruce Ramseyer met with Pack 111 Cub Scouts to assist them in achieving their Bear Achievement 7, “Law Enforcement is a Big Job” badge. They toured the police department and learned how to collect evidence. Sergeant Ramseyer described the job of a police officer and what the kids and their […]

Recruitment Fair

Lieutenant Tod Myers and Sergeant Dave Griffet represented the Police Department at Western Illinois University’s Annual Spring Career and Internship Fair on February 5, 2013. WIU has the fourth largest law enforcement and justice administration program in the nation and their law enforcement curriculum is internationally recognized. Several current CPD officers, including Lieutenant Myers, graduated […]