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  • Police officer at chalkboard instructing other police officers.

    Police officers and Public Safety staff prepare for dangerous situations

    In July and August, all University Police officers who might be called to respond to an active shooter situation in the campus area completed a refresher course in how to react quickly and safely to keep campus community members as safe as possible.

  • Security cameras, license plate readers lead to arrest

    A man was arrested for aggravated battery Friday afternoon after he allegedly pulled down a female U. of I. student’s pants as a prank Sunday night. Security camera images and a license plate reader hit proved to be major contributions to the investigation.

  • Loaded gun recovered during traffic stop

    Police recovered a loaded gun and arrested a man for unlawful use of a weapon early Saturday morning outside of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

  • Police, community collaborate for National Night Out on Aug. 2

    The University of Illinois Police Department will host National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to bring together law enforcement and community members to promote awareness, safety and unity.

  • Two officers stand beside a person, whom we see from behind, attempting to walk a straight line. A police vehicle with red and blue lights is shown at the edge of the image.

    UIPD reinforces commitment to stop drunken driving

    The University of Illinois Police Department in the past couple weeks has spent more time conducting enforcement of driving under the influence violations, and patrol officers will continue to look for motorists who are putting others at risk.

  • Building image of University High School taken from across the street.

    UIPD conducts training exercises at Uni High

    The University of Illinois Police Department will be conducting training exercises at University of Illinois Laboratory High School (Uni High) during the week of July 25 and early in the week of Aug. 1.

  • Stolen gun recovered during traffic stop

    University of Illinois Police officers recovered a stolen, loaded gun and arrested its owner during a weekend traffic stop.

  • Traffic impacts expected for Freedom Celebration

    The Champaign County Freedom Celebration will take place Monday at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the events will affect traffic on campus.

  • Loaded gun recovered during traffic stop

    University of Illinois Police officers recovered a loaded gun and arrested a Champaign man for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon Wednesday evening on campus.

  • Philo man with child pornography arrested

    University of Illinois Police detectives on Wednesday arrested a Philo man who had uploaded about 30 illicit videos depicting child pornography to a popular social media app.

  • New academy trains social workers and police officers together

    A new program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign trains professionals who work at the intersection of law enforcement and mental health, and the one-week academy may be the first of its kind.

  • University Police hiring unarmed community service officers

    The University of Illinois Police Department soon will begin deploying unarmed community service officers to non-emergency incidents in the campus area, and the department is hiring right now.

  • ‘Cherries and Berries’ event rescheduled for May 4

    The previously announced "Cherries and Berries" event has been rescheduled for May 4. The University of Illinois Police Department is collaborating with the Illinois Army ROTC, Chez Veterans Center, Urbana Park District and the YMCA to invite community members to family-oriented event to support wounded veterans.

  • UIPD Perspectives: Protection of minors specialist committed to keeping kids safe

    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign creates educational and developmental spaces for people of all ages, children included. With so many events throughout the year for which minors will be present on campus, University Police have processes in place to keep kids safe.

  • University Police arrest man for armed violence

    A Champaign man was arrested for multiple offenses including armed violence and unlawful use of a firearm after he was pulled over by a University of Illinois Police officer Monday in an area just off campus.

  • U. of I. student arrested for false robbery report

    A U. of I. student was arrested Friday afternoon for filing a false police report after claiming on Thursday that he was robbed at gunpoint on campus.

  • Detective Tara Hurless kneels beside Kirby, a fluffy white dog, in front of a University Police vehicle. The dog is wearing a bandana around his neck that says "Hello my name is Kirby."

    Community names new University Police therapy K9

    The University of Illinois Police Department’s newest therapy dog – still a puppy – got his official name in March after Illinois Student Government representatives submitted nominations and community members were polled on four name options.

  • Champaign man arrested for public indecency on campus

    A 32-year-old Champaign man was arrested this week after University of Illinois Police investigators determined that he was involved in at least two incidents of public indecency.

  • UIPD Perspectives: Detective puts survivors back in control

    Kaeding has been with University Police for six and a half years and joined the detective bureau as the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coordinator in July 2021. In working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, one of her key roles is safety planning.

  • Street Crimes unit arrests man for armed violence

    Police had been seeking Gill after the arrest warrant was issued last month following an investigation into his involvement in a shooting last year in Champaign. While they were looking for him on Tuesday afternoon, the detectives recognized him walking on the sidewalk.

  • License-plate reader hit results in arrest

    A license-plate reader hit on Saturday led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of a Chicago man considered to be potentially dangerous.

  • UIPD Perspectives: New officer wants to prevent jail time

    As Danya Brolon met people the jail where she worked as a corrections officer, she formed relationships and wished she could have done more to keep them from landing there in the first place.

  • Brauer named Emergency Management lead

    This week, Brian Brauer started as the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s first Executive Director of Emergency Management. He's no stranger to campus, though.

  • Police urge precautions as catalytic converters are targeted for theft

    Four law enforcement agencies in Champaign-Urbana are urging residents to take precautions after receiving more than 160 separate reports of catalytic converter thefts since the beginning of 2021.

  • Alma Mater in winter.

    University Police offer safety tips for winter break

    As the school enters its hiatus and many students leave campus, those who stay during the break should take precautions to make sure they stay safe.

  • A license plate reader next to a university building.

    University Police to begin using license plate reader technology

    Five license plate readers will be installed at key locations on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus as University Police seek modern solutions to maintain campus safety.

  • U. of I. student arrested in child pornography investigation

    A student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was arrested Thursday after admitting to University Police investigators that he was involved in the “trading” of pornographic images involving children.

  • Man arrested near campus with gun, extended magazine

    More proactive police work resulted in another arrest of a man with a firearm early Sunday morning very near to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

  • Man arrested with loaded gun, extended magazine

    A routine traffic stop early Sunday led to a man’s arrest for illegally carrying a loaded gun.

  • Police arrest man with loaded gun blocks from campus

    A man with a loaded gun and an extended magazine was arrested Saturday night as he headed toward the campus area.

  • Officer Chris Williams smiles as he poses for a picture behind Fighting Illini football players during a game.

    Officer brings insight, experience to police athletic liaison program

    Williams has embedded with the team this season through the new University Police athletic liaison program. The initiative has two primary objectives: keep the team safe and interact with members of the program so that they have a trusted police officer they can come to if they ever have a safety issue.

  • Investigative work results in two theft arrests over the weekend

    Strong investigative work resulted in two unrelated arrests for burglary and identity theft over the Halloween weekend — one of those cases was years in the making.

  • Man arrested for groping incident that prompted safety notice

    A man has been arrested for a groping incident on the main Quad that occurred Saturday evening and prompted University of Illinois Police to send a Campus Safety Notice to students, faculty and staff.

  • UIPD squad car positioned in front of Memorial Stadium

    Division of Public Safety releases 2022-2025 strategic plan

    The plan is built around seven pillars: community engagement, the Community Outreach and Support Team, communication, employee development, maintaining a safe campus environment, technology and resilience.

  • Traffic advisory: Gameday closures will affect Friday traffic

    Kirby Avenue will close at 11 a.m. Friday and remain closed until about an hour after the Friday night Fighting Illini football game at Memorial Stadium.

  • UIPD sergeant's badge

    UIPD releases info on crime stats, financials, arrest demographics, training and more

    The University of Illinois Police Department has published its “Year In Review” annual report looking back at statistics and other department information for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Security camera on top of building

    University Police working proactively to prevent crime

    The University of Illinois Police Department is taking proactive steps to prevent crime – particularly gun violence – in the area immediately bordering campus.

  • Division of Public Safety and Police seek feedback on draft strategic plan

    As the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety and police department maps out its vision for the next three years, it wants to collect feedback from the community on what its next steps should look like.

  • Funeral procession route announced for Tuesday

    A funeral procession for University of Illinois Police Lt. Aaron Landers will wind through Urbana and St. Joseph on Tuesday afternoon as loved ones and colleagues honor his life and service.

  • Off-duty University Police lieutenant killed in traffic accident

    The University of Illinois Police Department is mourning the loss Monday of a police lieutenant who died of injuries sustained in a vehicle-versus-motorcycle crash Sunday in Champaign.

  • F&S and UIPD employees at a small ceremony

    F&S, UIPD help save a life

    When an F&S employee was experiencing a life-threatening health emergency, their quick action allowed emergency personnel to get to the scene quickly to administer life-saving techniques and transport to the hospital.

  • Police-student partnership makes crime map available

    After months of students putting their unique skills to work and forging a partnership with the University of Illinois Police Department, a new tool officially went live this week on the police website, where the students hope it can benefit their peers.

  • Chief Cary and K-9 Archie on the quad with Foellinger Auditorium in the background

    Chief Cary reflects on one year at UIPD

    As University of Illinois Police Chief Alice Cary reaches her one-year anniversary with UIPD this week, she is reflecting on a busy 12 months filled with both significant accomplishments and new challenges.

  • UIPD squad car

    U. of I. Police host blood drive

    University of Illinois Police Department officers and staff on Friday will host and participate in a blood drive to help make sure there is adequate inventory for community members who need it.

  • Female officer saluting.

    UIPD commits to supporting women in the workplace

    The 30x30 Initiative, a national effort which UIPD joined this spring, is a series of actions addressing recruitment, assessment, hiring, retention, promotion, and agency culture. The initiative encourages police departments to take certain actions to improve the representation and experiences of women in law enforcement.

  • K9 Lollipop poses for a photo in a UIPD hallway.

    Urbana Police de-escalate dangerous situation with help from UIPD therapy dog

    A University of Illinois Police therapy K9 contributed to the Urbana Police Department's  safe resolution of a tense situation Saturday morning after police were called to help a man who hurt himself with a knife and was threatening to harm himself further.

  • Megan Cambron and Officer Michelle Kaeding travel in a police patrol car

    REACH initiative aims to help those experiencing mental health crises

    UIPD’s first Crisis Outreach Coordinator is helping to build a team of social workers who will co-respond with police officers during mental health emergencies to provide better in-the-moment clinical assessments of people experiencing a crisis and to follow up and make sure that they are connected with long-term care.

  • Dementro Powell in front of the U. of I. Public Safety Building on Feb. 17, 2021.

    Powell joins UIPD to boost community outreach and engagement

    This week, Dementro Powell started in his new role at the Division of Public Safety, where he will be tasked with building new relationships between police officers and community members and encouraging constructive conversations to promote equity and inclusivity.

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    UIPD receives high accreditation marks

    That means the department has cleared 180 stringent accreditation criteria which seek to assure that the department’s policies and practices are consistent with top industry standards and that its police officers are providing a high level of customer service to the community.