Champaign Police Department

  • Agency: Champaign Police Department
  • Address: 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, 61820 IL
  • Chief: R T Finney (Chief of Police)

Champaign Police Department is located at 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, 61820 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is R T Finney. The Champaign Police Department phone number is 217.351.4545.

Champaign Police Department News

Police and Unit 4 provide community advisory regarding suspicious person report near Franklin Middle School.

Happy Birthday, Cash🎉 Proving that 40’s are the new 20’s! (turned 6 today and doesn’t look a day over 2!)

The Champaign Exchange Club honors 2017 Officer of the Year, Timothy Atteberry, at annual recognition luncheon. Officer Atteberry was selected by a committee of his peers for exemplifying the Police Department’s value statement of “service through trust, integrity, and respect.” With 26 years of faithful service to the Champaign community, Officer Atteberry’s continued demonstration of consistent, unwavering high work ethic, attention to investigative detail and care to the citizens he serves, supports this recognition and favorably reflects the values of the Champaign Police Department. Atteberry will be further recognized with his peers at the Champaign Police Department’s Employee Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday, May 15. Congratulations, Tim!

Safely dispose of personal docs and prescription drugs at Champaign County Crime Stoppers Shred Event: Sat April 21, 9A-Noon. Suggested $5 donation.

Property crimes investigation leads to police arresting business owner and seizing hundreds of stolen items valued in excess of $80,000.

Multiple Crime Stoppers tips and investigative detail led to the identification of Subway Restaurant robbery suspect. Anyone with info regarding Johnson's whereabouts is encouraged to call police at 217-351-4545 or Champaign County Crime Stoppers.

Police ask anyone with info to call 217-351-4545 or contact Champaign County Crime Stoppers.

***04/05/18, 4:45 AM UPDATE*** RE: NOTICE OF MISSING RUNAWAY Jada Elam has been located and safely returned home. Thank you to the community for your support and sharing of information, which led to the discovery of Jada's whereabouts. Please update and/or discontinue sharing of missing persons status.

Police arrest suspect believed to be involved in three recent armed robberies.

Interested to learn more about your local law enforcement agencies or do you know a youth who’s interested in the field of law enforcement? Sign-ups are available for CPD’s Youth Police Academy and the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy. Check out articles in this month’s Champaign Insider to learn more!

Chief Cobb joined with other Illinois Chiefs (Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police) and the Illinois NAACP yesterday to announce bridge building agreement, "Shared Principles." Initiated in 2014, the two groups came together to have open, candid conversation of how to bridge the gap of mistrust between police and communities of color. Their World Cafe - style conversations focused on topics of mutual concern and resulted in the eleven point outline of how to grow trust, improve relationships and help keep our communities safe.

"Any piece of information is important to us, important to the family, important to the investigation." CPD continues to seek community support in March 11 homicide. Anyone with info is urged to call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545 or Champaign County Crime Stoppers.

Celebrate safely this St. Patrick's Day weekend! #dontdrinkanddrive #buckleup #keepeachothersafe

Unit 4 and Champaign Police Provide Community Update into Social Media Post (Edison Middle School) On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Champaign Police and Edison administrators were made aware that a student shared a message on SnapChat with peers, which included a threat to the school during the national student walkout tomorrow morning. Champaign Police immediately responded to the incident and determined there was no immediate threat. Preliminary investigation indicates that the student in question sent a private social media message to a group of friends that was intended as a joke, however, was threatening in nature. The student was removed from the school and referred to the Youth Assessment Center for further evaluation. Police are continuing to investigate. The student will not be at school tomorrow and the situation will be addressed in accordance with Student Code of Conduct. Given the heightened awareness surrounding school safety, any threat we receive will be taken seriously, whether large or small, direct or indirect, intentional or sent as a joke. We anticipate a walkout will still take place tomorrow morning. Staff will provide supervision for all students - those who choose to participate and those who remain in their classrooms - and police will be on site to assist with monitoring. We share this information with you as an update and to bring awareness to issues related to social media. The incident is a reminder to youth and families that Champaign Unit 4 School District and the Champaign Police ask for your continued support regarding the immediate reporting of potential threats or suspicious or harassing behavior. Parents/guardians are encouraged to talk to their child(ren) about social media accountability and behavior and how important it is to share concerning information with school administration and the authorities. The safety of our students is our top priority. We will continue to work with our families, police and the greater community to maintain safe learning environments.

Police are investigating overnight shooting in 700 Blk of N. Hickory, that left 1 deceased and 3 injured. Anyone with info is urged to call CPD at 217-351-4545 or Champaign County Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with info related to this shooting or the whereabouts of Cornelius Freeman is urged to contact Champaign Police at 217-351-4545 or Champaign County Crime Stoppers.

Please call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545 or Champaign County Crime Stoppers with information.

“Fallen Hero” flag presentation to Chief Cobb and the Champaign Police Department, by READY student Jaheim Law. #thankyou

The READY Program’s Student Leadership Council organized a Black History Month celebration including spoken word, step, and musical performances, a brief play, amazing art and historical displays, as well as a very special “Fallen Hero” flag presentation to Chief Cobb and the Champaign Police Department, by art student Jaheim Law. On behalf of the Department, a terrific job to all students and staff involved and a huge thanks to Jaheim for his thoughts, talents and efforts showcased in this art piece!

How lucky were Officer Beach and Sgt Yandell to receive doughnuts, hand-drawn art, and a big hug from Sydney as a random act of kindness!!☺️

Police ask that anyone with info, or anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting to please contact CPD Investigations at 217-351-4545.

Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force gets help from United States Postal Inspectors and DEA to recover approximately 11,000 pills of controlled substance pills, approx 2 lbs. of cannabis, drug packaging materials, and other items during search warrant. The multi-jurisdictional Task Force is supported with membership from the Champaign Police Department, Urbana Police Department, University of Illinois Police, and the Champaign County Sheriff's Office, and utilizes Intelligence Led Policing methods to address gun violence, identified areas of concern, and known offenders and their associates involved in criminal activity.

Great coffee, great conversations! Coffee with a Cop @ Aroma Cafe - Downtown Champaign