City of Urbana Use of Force Policy Revision & Listening Sessions
NOTE: If you were unable to attend one of the Use of Force Listening Seesions, you may still send suggestions to UseofForcePolicy@urbanaillinois.us by Friday, November 20, 2020.
On June 22, 2020, the City of Urbana affirmed by Resolution No. 2020-06-031R the “Ten Shared Principles” developed by the NAACP and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. The adoption agreement between the City of Urbana Police Department and the NAACP of Champaign County was signed September 17, 2020.
As a next step toward building greater trust in the community, the Urbana Police Department (UPD) will revise its Use of Force Policy to incorporate the “Ten Shared Principles”. The UPD is seeking community input on the policy during three public Listening Sessions on November 12 and 13, 2020.
“The risks are high for both citizens and officers when uses of force occur, so it is vital for us to get community feedback on this topic. Trust is an essential component of community policing and our transparency about how and when officers use force can help build this trust", said Police Chief Bryant Seraphin.
Listening Sessions information and additional resources for the public to use in considering revisions to the Use of Force Policy can be found at urbanaillinois.us/UOFpolicy.
Information on the Listening Sessions can be found in the PDF flyer below or here.
The City of Urbana welcomes you to attend one of the Listening Sessions and/or send comments related to the Use of Force Policy to the following email address: UseofForcePolicy@urbanaillinois.us.