The Urbana Police Department tradition, Shop with a Cop, was Tuesday and Thursday, December 3 and 5, 2019. Kids, parents, City volunteers and Urbana Police loaded up into First Student buses, and made the trek out to Farm-n-Fleet to shop. Happy holidays, everyone!
The City of Urbana staff would like to thank Bunny's Tavern for hosting our latest Coffee with the Mayor. Thank you to those that attended. We will see you next time at another great Urbana location.
After an incident of community violence you might need information, resources and support for yourself, family members, or your neighbors!
Community Violence Response Efforts
The Community Coalition Community Violence Response Team invites you to a space where you will be provided information about resources, safety, and available support.
We want to hear from you! Upcoming Neighborhood Safety Meeting Neighborhood Safety Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on December 5 at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, located at 1108 Fairview in Urbana. These Safety Meetings are less formal and are designed to engage neighbors and community members in conversations about violence and safety and to help us understand needs and resources in targeted communities. For more information, email email@example.com or call 217-673-7122.
Candidates for our next Urbana Public Works Director were on hand at the local Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System building (ILEAS) on November 22, 2019 to speak to and with the City of Urbana Staff. The candidates answered a series of questions, and then fielded questions and commented on remarks from the floor from attending staff. Seated in the first picture are: Roland White, far left, David Clark, and Leslie Gioja.
Scott's Law: The "Move Over" Law
The "Move Over" Law -- Scott's Law mandates that when approaching any police or other emergency vehicle stopped along the roadway, you must:
- proceed with due caution
- change lanes if possible
- reduce your speed
An authorized emergency vehicle under Scott's Law, includes ANY vehicle authorized by law to be equipped with oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights under Section 12-215 of this Code, while the owner or operator of the vehicle is engaged in his or her official duties.
The Urbana Police Department wants everyone to be safe this holiday season.
"As we approach this holiday season, we at the Urbana Police Department would ask all drivers to move over for emergency vehicles who are out doing their jobs," Chief Bryant Seraphin said.