Parkland College Police Department

  • Agency: Parkland College Police Department
  • Address: 2400 W Bradley Ave # X109, Champaign, 61821 IL
  • Chief: Von D Young Jr (Chief of Police)
Phone: 217-351-2369

Parkland College Police Department is located at 2400 W Bradley Ave # X109, Champaign, 61821 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Von D Young Jr. The Parkland College Police Department phone number is 217-351-2369.

Parkland College Police Department News

Check out Sgt. Kopmann participating in "The 22 Challenge" to support our veterans and bring awareness to the importance of suicide prevention in our veteran population. According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, "risk for suicide was 22 percent higher among veterans when compared to the U.S. non-veteran adults."

Parkland College Police Department is proud to have it's officers take part in this crucial training.

We were honored to join with other law enforcement agencies in the county at Texas Roadhouse last week to help serve meals as a fundraiser for Illinois Special Olympics.

The Illinois Attorney General has a School Violence Tipline that can be used to anonymously report threats of violence and weapons violations on school grounds. You can call into the tipline at 1-800-477-0024. More information can be found at:

Honored to join area departments at the West Side Park Police Memorial Ceremony.

It was an honor to watch our new officers Jason Metzelaars and Alex Osterbuhr be sworn in tonight in front of the Parkland College Board of Trustees. We wish both of them the best of luck as they begin their law enforcement careers at the Parkland College Police Department!

Congratulations to our two newest Police officers, Alex Osterbuhr and Jason Metzelaars who graduated from the Police Training Institute this week! Pictured left to right....Sgt. Matthew Kopmann, Osterbuhr, Metzelaars, and Chief William Colbrook.

The City of Urbana's Community Relations Specialist Preston James has produced an excellent video detailing the potential interactions that can occur between an officer and citizen during a traffic stop. Take a look here:

First introduced by Congressman Markey in 1991 during the 102nd Congress and again by Senator Biden in 1993 during the 103rd Congress, a presidential proclamation was made for the second week of April to be designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by President Clinton in 1994. The National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week honors all local police, fire, and medical professionals, including federal public safety officials, by recognizing their dedicated service in helping those in need through the use of telecommunications. Although we set aside this week to recognize our dedicated Telecommunicators, their valuable service should be applauded and held in the highest regard all through the year, for without their commitment, devotion, and hard work, countless number of lives and property would be in jeopardy. PCPD wants to extend our deepest gratitude to our devoted Parkland Telecommunicator staff for helping keep our college community as safe as possible. Not only do they handle the police duties with professionalism, their efforts with the college community constituents helps make Parkland College a premier place to attend and visit. Throughout the week as you walk by A160 please be sure to thank the telecommunicators sitting at the front desk.

Parkland Way Road is reopened as of right now.

Parkland Way Road which leads from Parkland out to Mattis Avenue is flooding at the creek. Please use an alternate route in and out of Parkland.

PCPD is testing soon for the Police Officer position and we'd love to see you come out! We've got two upcoming sessions: Friday, January 26th at 6:00pm or Saturday, February 10th at 8:00am. Applicants must attend and only participate in one session, which will involve an orientation, physical test, and a written examination. Submit your applications by February 5th at 5:00pm. Apply online at Looking forward to seeing you there!

Hot and cold start to the new year! Stay safe and warm!

Just a reminder that Parkland College will close at 5 p.m. today, December 21st and reopen again on Tuesday, January 2nd. Have a very happy holiday season!

Officers Kyle Schlorff and Weston Gresham were just sworn in by the Parkland College Board of Trustees. Please join our department in welcoming Kyle and Weston as our two newest police officers.

No Shave November 2017! Officers made donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital to participate!

Sgt. Duane Frichtl is retiring today after 26.5 years of service to the college. Parkland College Police would like to thank Sgt. Frichtl for his dedication to the department. You will be missed by many! Enjoy your retirement!

Join Parkland College Public Safety in Congratulating Officer Weston Gresham on graduating from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute class #3216. Officer Gresham will be on patrol next week. He is pictured here with Parkland College police Chief William Colbrook.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Officer Jaimie Cox of the Rockford Police Department. Officer Cox was killed during a traffic stop at approximately 1:00 am on Sunday, November 5th.

Beards for a cause! Normally the members of the Parkland College Police Department are required to be clean-shaven, but for the month of November the facial hair regulations have been relaxed for a good cause. Those officers who raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital get to participate in "No Shave November", growing beards throughout the month and spreading awareness of the phenomenal work being done at St. Jude's.

Today, we unveiled a plaque dedicated to Ofc. Pete McLaughlin. The plaque hangs where all visitors to the department see it. We were glad to have Pete's mother, Hanne, former Chief Von Young, and several officers that had worked with Pete present for the dedication. Pete was very special to our department and will not be forgotten.

The United States flag in front of the Student Services building(U-Wing) will fly at half-staff this week on behalf of the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their friends and families in the coming days and weeks ahead.

PCPD extends it's deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Logan Palmer, a sailor from Central Illinois who recently died serving our country.

Our officers look younger every day! Ofc. Bermingham gets a chance to visit with Jr. Ofc. Tyler at the Child Development Center.