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.
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.”
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.
Champaign Police Officer Shelly Dominguez represented the Police Department at Champaign County’s 6th Annual Disability Resource Expo at Lincoln Square Village on October 13 from 9am to 2pm. This family friendly event is a valuable community resource for families and individuals with disabilities seeking the support and services they, or a loved one may need […]
School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield and Rene Dunn, Assistant to the Chief of Police for Community Services, attended the Northeastern Illinois University Fall Diversity Community Job and Volunteer Fair in Chicago on October 9. This event promotes career information, as well as employment, internships and volunteer opportunities to University students and alumni, as well as […]
Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb attended the International Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in San Diego, California September 29 through October 3. The Annual Conference provides top-notch education on the most pressing law enforcement topics of the day along with an opportunity to learn, network and problem solving. The Conference featured renowned keynote speakers, forums […]