Department Posts

Closed: UPD Accepting Tow Applications

Date: 
February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Closed

The Urbana Police Department is currently accepting applications from tow companies for the police department rotational tow list. Tow companies must meet several minimal qualifications. A summary of the list of qualifications include:

  • Ability to respond to calls 24 hours per day / 7 days per week / 365 days per year
  • Maintain a minimum of three different tow trucks, one of which must be a flatbed, and staff capable of mobilizing all three trucks at one time
  • Response time from call to arrival on scene of 20 minutes
  • Ability to release vehicles 24 hours per day, including a 30-minute response time to a facility located in the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area.

If you are interested in being considered for this list, please review the linked application and contact Deputy Chief Bryant Seraphin at (217) 384-2334 by 5:00 pm on February 15, 2018.

Closed: Request for Bid: Illinois Traffic Citations and Warning Tickets

Date: 
February 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

CLOSED 

  1. IL Traffic Ticket: 6-PART NCR (original, canary, white, green, goldenrod, blue), double-side printing (front same, 2nd side has unique pages [except for pages 2&3]) 25 traffic citations per book, sequential numbering in the upper right corner of each ticket, printing for URBANA POLICE, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, URBANA ILLINOIS, COURTROOM L, 101 E MAIN STREET, URBANA, 61801 IL. Traffic Tickets must conform to ILLINOIS UNIFORM TRAFFIC CITATION AND COMPLAINT.  Quantity:  101 and 201/book. 
  2. Warning Notice: 3 Part NCR (original, pink, canary), double-sided printing on pages 2&3, 50 Warning notices per book, sequential numbering in the upper right hand corner of each Notice, printing for URBANA POLICE DEPARTMENT, 400 SOUTH VINE STREET, URBANA, IL, (217) 384-2320.  Quantity:  51, 101, and 201/book. 

Examples of Warning and Citation are attached below. If you would like to see the actual ticket books, please contact:

KAREN SNYDER
(snyderkr@urbanaillinois.us)
Urbana Police, 400 S. Vine Street
Urbana, IL 61801 
(217) 384-2320

Scam Artist Spoofing Urbana Police Department Phone Number

Over the past week, the Urbana Police Department has taken at least five calls from citizens from both inside and outside Champaign County explaining that they had received a call from someone claiming to be from the Urbana Police Department. Part of the scam is that the phone number from the Urbana Police Department is being spoofed; it appears on caller ID as originating from the Urbana Police Department when it is not. The scam artist claimed that they had received “three federal complaints” regarding the person being called and that they were transferring them to a “supervisor.”

Champaign-Urbana collects 13,000 pounds of unwanted medicine

Article and photos published by Abigail Bobrow, August 31, 2017 at Sea Grant Illinois-Indiana

Amy Anderson and Lt Robert Fitzgerald

Too much of a good thing wore out the old medicine take-back box at the Urbana Police Department, so it recently received an upgrade.

“People come in here all the time and fill this thing up,” said Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald. “The old one would fill up twice a week. It would just get packed.”

Local Officials Urge the Public to Take Extra Precautions to Stay Safe in the Heat

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Champaign County Emergency Management Agency Urge the Public to Take Extra Precautions to Stay Safe in the Heat

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) urge everyone to watch for the symptoms of heat-related illness, and to take precautions to keep their families and communities safe.

Heat-related illness can take many forms ranging from a mild case of heat exhaustion to a more serious and life-threatening case of heat stroke. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. The body’s temperature rises rapidly and the body looses its ability to perspire and cool down. Rising to temperatures of 106 degrees or higher within 10 to 15 minutes can result in death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.