Category: Police Department News

Detective Don Shepard Retires

Champaign Police Detective Don Shepard retires after 25 ½ years of service to the Police Department and the City of Champaign on July 5, 2012.

Let’s Get a Grip on Excited Delirium

Champaign Police Department Lt. Michael Paulus, along with Dr. Thomas Scaggs, M.D. conducted a presentation “Let’s Get a Grip on Excited Delirium” at the Gateway Regional Medical Center in Collinsville, Illinois, on June 23, 2012. The presentation topics included: Definition, causes & Treatments Need for a Multi-Disciplinary Response Protocol Sedation, Pre-Hospital Documentation, Emergency Department   Workup; […]

Police Youth Academy

Sixteen area youth attended the Police Department Youth Police Academy during the week of June 25, 2012. The students engaged in obstacle courses, crime scene analysis and classroom instruction with School Resource Officers and volunteers. Graduates will receive certificates of completion and celebrate with a party on the last day of the academy.     […]

Champaign Community Coalition “Walk as One” in Garden Hills

The Champaign Community Coalition conducted a “Walk as One” event in the Garden Hills neighborhood on Monday, June 25, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Coalition members and volunteers met at Jericho Mission Baptist Church on Bloomington Road and were given “Walk as One” t-shirts. They canvassed the neighborhood, door- to-door, with two goals […]

Police Department Employee Awards

On June 12, 2012, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception. Award recipients for 2011 are: Officer of the Year: Sgt. Mark Vogelzang Employee of the Year: Jan Orr Lifesaving Award: Lt. Jon Swenson Lifesaving Award: Officer Doug Kimme Commendations: Det. Patrick Funkhouser Officer Marshall Henry Detective Pat Kelly […]

Playing it Safe

On Saturday, June 9, 2012, Champaign Police Officers participated in the 16th 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. Officer Jonathan Westfield gave a bullying […]

Officer Miller Graduates from ISP Crime Scene Investigation Class

On May 18, 2012, Officer Art Miller III graduated from the Illinois State Police five-week Crime Scene Investigation Class in Springfield. The course is designed to establish competency in the discipline of Crime Scene processing and is intended to emphasize the importance of thoroughness, accuracy, and integrity while processing crime scenes. Deputy Chief Joe Gallo, […]

National Nursing Home Week at Helia Health Care

On May 16, 2012, School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield and the Assistant to the Chief of Police, Rene Dunn, visited with residents of Helia Health Care of Champaign in honor of “National Nursing Home Week”. Dunn and Westfield conducted a “Senior Safety” presentation for residents and cheered on the team at Helia during their watermelon […]