CHAMPAIGN -- The community is seeing law enforcement in a new light by getting a behind-the-scenes look at being a police officer.
Champaign Police hosted a community-wide Open House Monday afternoon.
"You get to see a whole bunch of things you don't get to see in everyday life," said Nathan Chevalier.
For National Police Week, the department showcased different teams and equipment including K9 units, bomb squad and SWAT team.
Police Chief Anthony Cobb says it's more than just giving tours -- it's opening the lines of communication with the community.
"This is our police department," Cobb said. "And when I say ours, I mean it's our community's police department."
Cobb is encouraging community members to "come be a part of it and help us make it a better place."