U. of I. Police Chief accepts new position

URBANA, Illinois – Executive Director and Chief of Police Alice Cary announced today that she has accepted a position with the Silverthorne (Colorado) Police Department as its new Chief of Police. Her last day at the Division of Public Safety will be in late September. A national search for the next Executive Director of Public […]

Officers graduate academy, one earns top honor

URBANA, Illinois — The University of Illinois Police Department is congratulating two of its newest officers on their graduation from police academy Thursday, one of whom earned the academy’s top honor. Officers Gabriel Donnelly and Candance Williams completed the 16-week basic law enforcement course this summer and will now enter field training at UIPD. They […]

U. of I. Police making plans to maintain safety in new year

URBANA, Illinois – After a busy year of new initiatives during the 2022-23 school year, the University of Illinois Police Department is looking to maintain positive momentum toward keeping the campus area safe into the new fall semester. University Police expanded their technological tools during the last year by making greater use of automated license-plate […]

Clery Compliance Coordinator earns expert certification

URBANA, Illinois – The Division of Public Safety is congratulating Kate Kaput for receiving Clery Compliance Officer certification through the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP). Kaput is the Clery Compliance Coordinator in the Division of Public Safety, and the certification adds to her credentials as an expert in compiling crime statistics […]

National Night Out to bring community together

URBANA, Illinois — The Division of Public Safety has assembled a variety of public safety agencies, community groups and other service organizations for National Night Out. The event will take place Aug. 1, from 5-8 p.m., on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign south quad. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community […]

Man arrested after lookalike gun recovered

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police on Wednesday night arrested a man for aggravated assault and unlawful possession of ammunition after someone reported that they were threatened with a gun. The “gun” turned out to be a pellet gun loaded with real firearm ammunition. It would not have been capable of firing live rounds, […]

University Police solving campus-area burglaries

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Illinois – Burglaries tend to increase in the campus area during the summer while students are away from their apartments and vehicles – but those cases are getting solved and some of the property returned to their owners through good investigative work and collaboration with neighboring police departments. Since June 1, more than 30 […]