UIPD releases annual ‘Year In Review’ report with crime stats, more

URBANA, Illinois – The University of Illinois Police Department on Friday published its “Year In Review” annual report looking back at crime trends and department information for the 2019-2020 school year. The full report is available at police.illinois.edu/YearInReview. The report this year was specifically tailored to answer questions raised by community members in the wake of […]

New UIPD officer graduates academy

URBANA, Ill. – Campus community members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will soon see Officer Valerie Marcotte around after her graduation from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute on Thursday. Officer Marcotte will spend the next few months in field training, during which time she will be paired with training officers who […]

UIPD releases report on campus crime statistics, safety policies

URBANA, Ill. – Serious crime is down in many categories on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, and relatively steady in other categories, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the University of Illinois Police Department. The full report can be viewed at police.illinois.edu/clery. Reports of rape, fondling, robbery and motor vehicle theft decreased […]

UIPD Motorcycle Unit: A Brief History by Ofc George Sandwick & Ofc Kyle Krickovich

In 1997, UIPD LT Dave Nelson (Ret) and Ofc Steve Mechling (Ret) began researching motorcycles in policing. The research showed that motorcycles in a police setting could enhance traffic enforcement efforts and help establish better ties with the community. They had discovered that UIPD had tried out motorcycles in the 70’s, but the program was […]