Anthony D. Cobb

Retired Chief Anthony Cobb is a native of the Champaign-Urbana Community. Chief Cobb started his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Urbana Police Department (UPD) where he would spend 20 years serving the citizens of Urbana. He progressed through the ranks, from police officer, to the position of Assistant Chief of Police. Chief Cobb was one of a few officers who received an opportunity to work in all four divisions of the agency: Patrol; Investigations; Support Services and Administration.

In March of 2012, Chief Cobb retired from UPD in order to accept the position as Chief of Police with the City of Champaign. Chief Cobb was instrumental in implementing community engagement, Use of force reviews and body cameras prior to the SAFE-T Act. He served the citizens of Champaign for almost 10 years before accepting his current position as a Deputy Director for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

In his spare time Chief Cobb enjoys spending time with family and friends, mentoring youth, coaching and volunteering in his community.

Speaker Details
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    ILETSB (Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board)
Speaker Details
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    ILETSB (Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board)