Police Department

The mission of the Urbana Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Urbana by working cooperatively with the community and within the framework of the Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime, and provide a safe environment for all.

The Urbana Police Department will continually strive for excellence in the performance of its duties through education, training, and collaboration with its citizens.


UPD Flag Desecration Follow Up Press Release



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Urbana Police Ride-Along Program

Youth Police Academy

Police Pension Fund Board

Urbana City Building
400 South Vine Street
61801 Urbana , IL
(217) 384-2320

Department Posts

To commemorate the 15 year anniversary of 9/11, the Urbana Fire Department, in conjuction with the Urbana Police Department, will hold a flag lowering service to honor the victims, citizens, and public safety personnel who sacrificed their lives and safety on that day. This event will take place at the Urbana City Building, located at 400 South Vine Street in Urbana, and will commence at 7:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. In order to facilitate this ceremony, Vine Street will be closed between Illinois Street and Green Street from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Post date: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 16:06
Weather permitting, East Green Street will be closed at its intersection with Maple Street starting at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 until 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016 for replacement of a water main. Access will be maintained to properties on East Green Street and Maple Street but no through traffic will be permitted on East Green Street at its intersection with Maple Street A detour route for East Green Street is provided via Urbana Avenue to High Street to Grove Street.
Post date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 09:23
All City offices closed to observe the holiday.
Post date: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:54
Urbana Police Department Officer Preston James recently sat down with Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz to talk about her role in the justice system and the consequences individuals face for committing crime. 
Post date: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 13:27
On a recent episode of Cops Corner Officer Preston James talked with Urbana School District #116 Superintendent Dr. Don Owen.
Post date: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 14:17