WELCOME to the CHAMPAIGN POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Champaign Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and protection to our community. With 71,000+ calls for service each year, we make it our mission to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts with our community.
Help Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer
The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join our ranks! Dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect, we seek diverse, committed individuals to support and proudly serve the residents and visitors of Champaign.
Are you called to serve? Click HERE to learn more about the entry-level officer hiring process. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2017. Applications for lateral police officers are accepted year-round.
All interested candidates are also encouraged to attend the upcoming Police Officer Recruitment Information Session to meet and greet with current officers, hear more about the Department, and have any questions you may have answered. Event date: Jan 24, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Champaign Public Library.
Values | Guiding Principles
Service through Trust, Integrity, and Respect
- Providing the highest quality of service while considering the changing needs of our community
- Building trust by working in partnership with the community and working collaboratively within the department
- Performing our roles with the highest level of integrity
- Consistently treating everyone we encounter with unconditional respect
The following document outlines CPD’s current strategic plan, with over 70 action steps to help guide the forward success of our community policing efforts: Champaign Police Department Strategic Plan
Please visit the City of Champaign’s Youtube channel for the latest City Council presentations on policing strategies, Professional Standards, Community Outreach, officer highlights and more.
The Investigations Division investigates all criminal and juvenile cases. Fiscal Administration provides fiscal support to the department including accounts payable, payroll processing and budget coordination.
Patrol Operations provides the initial response to citizen calls for service and enforces criminal and traffic statutes. The Traffic Services enforces abandoned vehicle ordinances and provides crossing guard program. Animal Control enforces the animal control ordinances.
The goal of Professional Standards is to assist the department in achieving the highest standards in law enforcement. Three closely related functions are Officer Conduct, Training and Development and Illinois State accreditation.