Patrol Operations

Deputy Chief Joe Gallo
Patrol Operations Commander

The Champaign Police Department’s patrol division consists of an authorized strength of 125 police officers, including Lieutenants and Sergeants.  The patrol division responds to an average of 71,000 calls for service each year.  The division is organized into the North, South, Northwest and Southwest Districts, with each commanded by a lieutenant responsible for all traffic, patrol and problem solving activities.  We take great pride in serving the citizens and visitors of Champaign.  Please let us know how we can be a support to your neighborhood’s needs and concerns.



The Champaign Police Department serves a diverse community. Under the department’s community-policing philosophy, it is important for the community to see itself reflected in the police department. To that end, this department places high value on the recruitment of a diverse pool of qualified applicants for entry-level police positions.

If you are interested in meeting the challenge of progressive municipal policing, please click on the “Jobs” link to either apply for a position or submit a job interest card.

For more information contact:
Sgt. Geoff Coon
Phone: 217/403-6934