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Click It or Ticket Campaign – Thanksgiving 2014

Champaign Police Department Participates in the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign During the Thanksgiving Holiday Champaign police are reminding drivers to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement…
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Police Department Conducts Basic Youth Police Academy

The Champaign Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit hosted a Basic Youth Police Academy June 9-12, 2014. This summer program is designed to provide youth in the Champaign County area, between 12-18 years of age, a clearer understanding of law enforcement practices. The Basic Academy provides an opportunity for youth and police officers to build stronger,…
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“Click it or Ticket” Enforcement Campaign Results

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Champaign Police Department From May 9-26, 2014, IDOT supported law enforcement agencies, statewide, to remind motorists to buckle up, both day and night, during the Click It or Ticket seat belt  enforcement mobilization. The Champaign Police Department joined other Illinois state and local law enforcement agencies in this…
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Champaign Police Department Seeks the Public’s Help to Solve Weekend Shootings

Community partnerships are the foundation of effective crime prevention and community policing. Therefore, the Champaign Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in solving gun crimes committed over the past four days. Since May 22, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has responded to approximately 15 gun-related incidents; five (5) shootings, seven (7) shots heard…
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Bradley Avenue Closure – Gas Leak

In order to repair a major gas leak, Bradley Avenue, between Market Street and Fourth Street, is closed. Other intersecting roads closed in the area of the leak are: Oak Street at Bradley Avenue; North Chestnut Street at Bradley Avenue; and North Clock Street at Bradley Avenue. Oak Trace Apartments on Bradley Avenue were evacuated….
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The Champaign Police Department Participates in the “Click It or Ticket” Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign

On May 9, 2014, the Champaign Police Department will be joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state by participating in the 2014 Illinois Click It or Ticket seatbelt safety campaign.  The Department hopes to save lives by strongly enforcing seat…
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Champaign Police Department Investigates Incident at Local School

The Champaign Police Department is currently following up on a report of a loaded magazine for a 9mm handgun being brought onto school property by an 8 year-old student. On May 2, 2014, an employee of Booker T. Washington Elementary School contacted police after retrieving a loaded 9mm magazine from an 8 year-old student. School…
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Champaign Police Department Responds to Viral Internet Video

The Champaign Police Department has been made aware of an internet video entitled “Champaign Police Officer Scraps with a Civilian until Backup Arrives”, which shows one of its police officers engaged in a physical altercation with a male subject. In response to this video, the Champaign Police Department conducted a preliminary review of reports and…
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1302 Sunset – Fire Update

CFD Fire Information Report Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire at 1302 Sunset Dr. Upon arrival fire department crews found heavy smoke emitting from a detached garage to the rear of the property. A hose line was deployed to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no civilian or fire…
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Gas Leak at First Street and Gerty Drive

CFD Fire Information Report What: Gas Leak at First Street and Gerty Drive Date:  March 17, 2014 Other Information: A gas main was struck in the area. Champaign Fire Department personnel are on the scene. Ameren is on the scene working to control the leak. Fire Department personnel went to surrounding buildings in the immediate…
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