Local Police Network: April 18, 2022

April 25, 2022

Via Law Enforcement Training Advisory Commission, MTU #10 Not an endorsement but an event you might want to know about. School of Police Staff and Command: SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS [July 11 – October 28, 2022

(alternates 2 weeks in-class /2 weeks off)  [The class needs more students in order to be held, so the MTU would be grateful if you passed the word.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://letac.org/images/filelibrary/event_file_440_1-08455774.pdf .

Aurora cop fired after teen receives threatening voicemails, city officials say  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2574287287675/aurora-cop-fired-after-teen-receives-threatening-voicemails-city-officials-say?s=ws_tw   .

Notes: Another account of the circumstances:  https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/aurora-police-officer-fired-following-misconduct-investigation/article_bc463096-bd80-11ec-b0cb-6ffca1a8904e.html

Chapin Police Chief Out Of Hospital After Being Shot [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/04/16/chapin-police-chief-out-of-hospital-after-being-shot/.

Chicago police car rear-ended on Dan Ryan Expressway, 2 officers injured [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/chicago-police-car-rear-ended-on-dan-ryan-expressway .

Chicago police officer injured after struck by vehicle near Grant Park in South Loop  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-officer-injured-south-loop-crime/11757586/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Column: Former Aurora Police Chief Ziman adds author – and baker – to her growing resume [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-ziman-st-0417-20220417-4fvsfnxwrjdfthakw7xevpz4h4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Glenview Police: Glenview man charged with burglary and impersonating a police officer [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glenview/ct-gla-blotter-tl-0421-20220418-7gvx5fa455dw5gcqh3upq4aliu-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. La Grange increases police department ranks with new officer  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-village-board-new-cop-tl-0414-20220412-cqp6377qxbctzaxmcqrv2o2lv4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. La Grange Park village board welcomes two probationary police officers to regular status [“Two probationary police officers were sworn as regular La Grange Park officers and the Police Department received a First in Nation National Night Out trophy for its efforts in the nation-wide program.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-lagrange-park-new-cops-tl-0421-20220414-ovz7j4yqcbelvpoakkirgy4bye-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Naperville police gathering registry of private security cameras to help in crime investigations [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-police-camera-registry-0413-20220414-cezi4aq6xvaqlmnthqh6x5yh4y-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/  .

Springfield summit held in response to resigned officer’s alleged racist comment [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/springfield-summit-held-in-response-to-resigned-officers-alleged-racist-comments/article_ca6ae75e-bb9e-11ec-8b63-3722641f8480.html .

City and university propose Enhanced Public Safety Partnership Agreement [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/city-and-university-propose-enhanced-public-safety-partnership-agreement/.

Decatur launches survey tool to measure public trust and safety [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-launches-survey-tool-to-measure-public-trust-and-safety/article_f816037c-bf1e-11ec-9aae-179d2725cfed.html.

Deputy who helped save two people from fire named employee of the quarter [Kendall County] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/deputy-who-helped-save-two-people-from-fire-named-employee-of-the-quarter/article_f31eefa2-bcec-11ec-9b5e-53b0f43b5ace.html.

Feds won’t charge Chicago cop convicted in McDonald slaying : Federal authorities say they will not criminally charge Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer convicted of murder in the 2014 shooting death of Black teenager Laquan McDonald [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/national/feds-wont-charge-chicago-cop-convicted-in-mcdonald-slaying/article_57151def-7382-505f-a6eb-647cca933db8.html.

Friendly Town summer program is back [Are any other agencies hosting Safety Towns, or the like, this year?  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/friendly-town-summer-program-is-back/ .

How Batavia police are addressing spate of fatal crashes [The fact of the article is interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220411/how-batavia-police-are-addressing-spate-of-fatal-crashes .

ICC Police Offer Tips For Hiring Movers [Illinois Commerce Commission] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/icc-police-offer-tips-for-hiring-movers/.

Illinois passes bill authorizing AG to partner with Illinois State Police on expressways [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Illinois-passes-bill-authorizing-Attorney-General-17075143.php.

Illinois State Police Lieutenant Hansen Receives “Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Award” [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.24774.html.

Illinois State Police Sergeant Struck By DUI Driver While On A Traffic Stop [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/illinois-state-police-sergeant-struck-by-dui-driver-while-on-a-traffic-stop/.

Judge sentences Melodie Gliniewicz, wife of disgraced Fox Lake police officer, to probation [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/04/12/judge-sentences-melodie-gliniewicz-wife-of-disgraced-fox-lake-police-officer-to-probation/.

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office hires new deputies [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/04/15/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-hires-new-deputies/.

Legislation classifying dispatchers as first responders clears legislature in Illinois [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/04/17/legislation-classifying-dispatchers-as-first-responders-clears-legislature-in-illinois/.

Man who received pardon for felony arson and became fire chief is now also a police officer [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.heraldpubs.com/2022/04/15/man-who-received-pardon-for-felony-arson-and-became-fire-chief-is-now-also-a-police-officer/.

Man with machete confronts Decatur cop, report says [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/man-with-machete-confronts-decatur-cop-report-says/article_46e9f23c-c776-511d-864e-8feb0b57740c.html.

Police arrest suspect wanted for hitting, injuring police officer with car during pursuit in Lincolnshire [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/04/18/police-arrest-suspect-wanted-for-hitting-injuring-police-officer-with-car-during-pursuit-in-lincolnshire/  .

Retired K-9 Cash to take one last ride Friday morning  [The fact of the story, and how it is written is a useful example.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/retired-k-9-cash-to-take-one-last-ride-friday-morning.

Notes: Another account:  https://www.wandtv.com/news/large-procession-to-honor-champaign-k-9-officer-cash/article_3dfacda6-bc21-11ec-9a17-8725abe02dd0.html .  By the way, I also noticed today (4-18-22) on the DuPage County Sheriff’s Facebook page that their bloodhound Hope has passed away.  SLC

Sheriff’s office warns of police impersonator targeting McHenry County residents [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/04/16/sheriffs-office-warns-of-police-impersonator-targeting-mchenry-county-residents/.

SPD To Offer Preview of License Plate Reader Cameras [The fact of the article could be good for planning public events.  The article desccribes how the Springfield Police Department will show the public the readers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/04/17/spd-to-offer-preview-of-license-plate-reader-cameras.

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The language of less-lethal weapons [The topic — how the description of such weapons has changed — is a new one to me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.pnas.org/doi/abs/10.1073/pnas.2117779119?af=R.

Abstract from the Journal /Criminal Justice Review/. The “Civilizing” Effect of Body-Worn Cameras on Police-Civilian Interactions: Examining the Current Evidence, Potential Moderators, and Methodological Limitations [Considering the anecdotal evidence of how the videos vindicate the officers, the methodology might be interesting to examine.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/07340168221093549   .

Abstract from the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. “Sing Me Back Home:” Using Country Music to Clarify Criminological Theory in Undergraduate Courses [Interesting concept!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511253.2022.2058574?af=R  .

Abstract from the journal Police Practice and Research. Virtual reality for law enforcement training: a demonstration and implication for dispatch priming FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2022.2065991?af=R   .

Apply to present your work at the 2022 International Association of Crime Analysts Conference [“The annual IACA Conference to be held August 22-26 in Chicago, Illinois.”  Just FYI.  This news is repeated because the link in the previous Local Police News didn’t go anywhere.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/events/iaca-2022?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=iaca2022

From Calibre Press. Foot Pursuits: A Special 3-Part Calibre Press Series  [The introduction points out that foot pursuits are dangerous activities for officers, for the physical strain on a body not used to running as much as anything.  The questions at the end are useful for planning response.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/04/foot-pursuits-a-special-3-part-calibre-press-series/.

From Lexipol. Who’s Your HR Subject Matter Expert? (Hint: It’s Not You) [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/whos-your-hr-subject-matter-expert-hint-its-not-you/.

From the American Military University Edge e-Newsletter. Disaster Management and Properly Preparing for Spring Storms  [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://amuedge.com/disaster-management-and-properly-preparing-for-spring-storms/.

From the Lexipol Blog. Police Use of Force: Managing Risk and Mitigating Harm [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/police-use-of-force-managing-risk-and-mitigating-harm/.

From the National Institute of Justice — Webinar. Strangulation in Sexual Assault Cases: Considerations for Evidence Collection and Supporting Healing [Archived webinar from April 14, 2022.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://forensiccoe.org/2022_saam_webinar_strangulation_evidence_collection/  .

From the Office of Justice Programs. JUSTINFO Newsletter — April 15, 2022 —

Volume 28, Issue 8 [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/justinfo/april-15-2022?utm_campaign=justinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery  .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [The “and me” correction I would debate, because the mention of the other officer could become important in later in the report.  But see what you think.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/04/15/your-friday-quiz-20/.

On the Bend, Don’t Break Podcast. Saying Goodbye to Policing: A Career Lost to an On The Job Brain Injury [While responding to a mental health call, the person in crisis kicks the officer in the head.  It took some weeks for the officer, and her family, to realize how badly her brain had been injured.  A sobering story.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/saying-goodbye-to-policing-a-career-lost-to-an-on-the-job-brain-injury.

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Failing is the Secret to Scaling [The guest’s explanation of how sales works is insightful:  it’s all about connecting, and helping solve the person’s problem. And I remember hearing a police trainer once explain how much of policing is related to sales.  And the guest’s backstory is inspiring, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.leo2ceo.com/copreneur-path/082 .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. California Gam Warden Lt. John Nores:  Warrior for the Thin Green Line [For our Conservation Police friends.  The guest is the author of; Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming America’s Wildlands From The Drug Cartels, plus a couple of others.  The story about the injured cougar under the trailer would make a great longer story.  Also, his information about illegal marijuana farming, and the amount of damage the illegal pesticides and stolen water used is astonishing.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7a36a9c9/063-california-game-warden-lieutenant-john-nores-warrior-for-the-thin-green-line  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Difficult Investigation and Arrest of a Serial Killer. Special Episode. [The guest talks about his experience tracking down the Midnight Slayer, who randomly shot men of color in Dayton, OH, in the 1960s-70s.] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-difficult-investigation-and-arrest-of-a-serial .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Undercover ATF Agent – Guns and Arresting Dangerous and Violent Criminals. [The guest found himself with the ATF.  His oblique references to how his work hurt his family, and how expendable he finally found himself are probably discussed in greater detail in his book.  He does talk about the difficulty of giving up an undercover persona.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/undercover-atf-agent-seizing-guns-and-arresting-th  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. The why behind law enforcement relationship problems (and how to fix them) [Police wife and therapist Cyndi Doyle also hosts the Code4Couples podcast.  She explains that the research on the LEO divorce rate is scant and out of date, and then gives suggestions to help a police family with post-shift decompression.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/dr-cyndi-doyle-on-the-why-behind-law-enforcement-relationship-problems-and-how-to-fix-them/.

Notes: I couldn’t find any libraries that own her book, but here’s its Amazon link:  Hold the Line: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Law Enforcement Relationship https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578828820/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_2AECKC4K2MSS8P4QG3Z3

Resources from the Office of Justice Programs about Recognizing and Investigating Child Sexual Abuse [Web Page].  Accessed 4-18-2022. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/feature/child-abuse/overview?utm_campaign=ojpnews&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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