Exec. Board Member
Troy Daniels is an Executive Board member for Crime Stoppers USA where he primarily serves in resource development and legislative efforts for national initiatives. He also serves as the Chairman of the
Legislative Committee. He also assists with Crime Stoppers of Champaign County and is an advisor to the board of directors of the Illinois State Crime Stoppers Association. His work with Crime Stoppers has given him the opportunity to work with Crime Stoppers organizations and law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Troy is currently a Deputy Chief with the Champaign Police Department in Illinois. As part of his supervisory responsibilities, he works with the Champaign Police Detectives, Street Crimes Task Force, and School Resource Officers in investigating felony, misdemeanor and juvenile crime; delivering drug and safety information in schools, and monitoring juveniles on Station Adjustments. He is the Administrative Commander of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit. He is also responsible for all budgeting and purchasing for the department’s nearly
Deputy Chief Daniels was born and raised in Champaign, and started policing in 1985 with the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. After spending nearly ten years there, he spent the last 24 years at the Champaign Police Department. During his 31 years of policing, he has worked primarily with the Detective and SWAT Units. During his years as a detective and detective supervisor, he worked as an undercover narcotics detective, and he investigated and managed
serious felonies, including numerous homicides and other violent crimes, in which many significant cases were solved with the help of Crime Stoppers tips. His experience in investigations allowed him to work with numerous municipal, county and state police departments, and federal law enforcement agencies.
During his tenure, Deputy Chief Daniels has received several awards and commendation s. He recently won The Chairman's Award during the national Crime Stoppers conference for his many years of dedication and outstanding service to Crime Stoppers.
In 2015, he was part of the national board of Crime Stoppers when they received the 9/11 Police & Public Safety
Commendation for their fight against terrorism. His recent legislative efforts include language that would grant reimbursement authorization for Crime Stoppers programs through the DOJ Asset Forfeiture Fund.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Governor’s State. He is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, and a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum at Boston University.