Local Police News: April 4, 2022

April 5, 2022

Arlington Heights police become latest suburban department to use body cameras [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220331/arlington-heights-police-become-latest-suburban-department-to-use-body-cameras  .

Behind the Badge: Police Chief Arres [Naperville] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/630-naperville/behind-the-badge-jason-arres-police-chief/  .

Calumet City woman killed, officer injured in police-involved shooting in Oak Forest, officials say  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/oak-forest-food-for-less-shooting-ketura-wilson-in-today-il/11707855/  .

Canine helps officers locate 4 juveniles who crashed stolen car, fled from police in Deerfield [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/29/canine-helps-officers-locate-4-juveniles-who-crashed-stolen-car-fled-from-police-in-deerfield/  .

Chicago police shooting: 2 officers injured, 1 suspect shot during East Garfield Park traffic stop  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-police-officer-shot-east-garfield-park/11689436/  .

City Council honors William ‘Bill’ Logan Jr., Evanston’s first Black police chief [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/03/29/city/city-council-honors-william-bill-logan-jr-evanstons-first-black-police-chief/  .

‘Each funeral, it hurt the same’: Chicago Police Honor Guard member reflects on career, service  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-department-honor-guard-officer-michael-ostrowski-retirement/11697269/  .

Edwardsville Police’s ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign underway [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/EPD-s-month-long-Drop-It-and-Drive-campaign-17048361.php  .

Family of injured Bradley police officer gives update on recovery [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/state-police-release-statement-from-family-of-injured-bradley-officer/  .

Greenville Police Process Begins [They’re taking pre-employment applications] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2022/03/greenville-police-process-begins/  .

Hinckley Police Department Hires New Officer [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/hinckley-police-department-hires-new-officer/article_07cfc808-b1b3-11ec-a743-73c920eec518.html  .

Notes: By the way, I noticed on Kendall County NOW that Oswego is accepting applications for new officers.  SLC

Illinois Chiefs: Law enforcement needs $759 million to keep communities safe [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/illinois-chiefs-law-enforcement-needs-759-million-to-keep-communities-safe/  .

Illinois considers removing qualified immunity for police [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-considers-removing-qualified-immunity-for-police/article_d6a9a554-b22b-11ec-9a24-4b22b92ecdb0.html  .

In A Symbol Of Hope and Awareness Joliet Police Wear specialized uniform patch For Month Of April In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/in-a-symbol-of-hope-and-awareness-joliet-police-wear-specialized-uniform-patch-for-month-of-april-in-recognition-of-autism-awareness-month/  .

ISP Celebrating 100th Anniversary This Year [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/isp-celebrating-100th-anniversary-this-year/   .  Notes: Here’s the state’s proclamation:  https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.24717.html

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Launches Activity Dashboard [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-launches-activity-dashboard/article_ad0c3086-b410-11ec-a207-4763afdb41af.html  .

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office to host Youth Police Academy [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-to-host-youth-police-academy/article_94d29206-af67-11ec-8626-0bc42a33eb6f.html  .

Man Shot by Sheriff’s Deputies in McHenry County in Critical Condition, Officials Say [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/man-shot-by-sheriffs-deputies-in-mchenry-county-in-critical-condition-officials-say/2797696/  .

Michael Williams Obituary — Former chief of the Flossmoor Police Department  pThanks to Dale Gustafson for passing this on!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/oakbrook-terrace-il/michael-williams-10696234  .

New ISP Forensic Science Commission ensures ‘swift justice’ [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/isp-forensic-services-improvements-continue/  .

Oak Forest Police Officer Shot Inside Grocery Store Remains Hospitalized [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/oak-forest-police-officer-shot-inside-grocery-store-remains-hospitalized/2798801/  .

Officer commended for saving girl’s life [Springfield] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/officer-commended-for-saving-girls-life/  .

Officer Injured, SWAT Responds After Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Pullman House [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/officer-injured-swat-responds-after-suspect-barricades-himself-inside-pullman-house/2795960/  .

Plano City Council Approves Raise for Chief of Police and Lieutenant [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-city-council-approves-raise-for-chief-of-police-and-lieutenant/article_6ed77712-af56-11ec-ba7b-3fa2d93df6ca.html  .

Police to host Cops, Coffee and Cold Scoops [Taylorville] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-to-host-cops-coffee-and-cold-scoops/  .

Police Union Reacts To Investigation Of Cop’s Alleged Racist Posts [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/04/02/police-union-reacts-to-investigation-of-cops-alleged-racist-posts/?__s=4gdiyeazw5fn9dxvza6r  .

Southwest Side shooting leaves 2 critical; gunman killed by police after firing at officers: CPD  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/ford-city-shooting-chicago-police/11706171/  .

State Police investigate after trooper discharges weapon [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/state-police-investigate-after-trooper-discharges-weapon/  .

Two of Elgin’s five ROPE officers on administrative leave while under investigation [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-rope-officers-investigation-st-0401-20220331-3zydbzujjbdt7dgplgyd35lwkq-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/  .

U of I Police announce name of new K9 therapy dog [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/u-of-i-police-announce-name-of-new-k9-therapy-dog/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Law & Order column: Lake County police dog assists federal marshals in arrest [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-law-and-order-st-0404-20220401-l5ib7nn4rjenffboe4g5mi3ine-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Officer shot, second pinned between cars during West Side traffic stop and ‘exchange of gunfire’ with suspect [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-officers-injured-during-shooting-20220329-7qsruynmynfvxp62pf3ulbb5m4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/  .

Watch now: Five thousand new reason$ to become a Decatur cop [The tea$e in the headline amused me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-five-thousand-new-reason-to-become-a-decatur-cop/article_35325557-50d7-5b4c-b39b-59cc1be500a7.html  .

Will County Emergency Management Agency to Conduct Full-Scale Training Exercise on April 6 [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/will-county-emergency-management-agency-to-conduct-full-scale-training-exercise-on-april-6/  .

Woman Killed, Officer Wounded In Shootout In Oak Forest Grocery Store [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/woman-killed-officer-wounded-in-shootout-in-oak-forest-grocery-store/  .

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Lawyer for teen run over by Chicago police SUV releases video and asks for $2.1 million settlement from city [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/3/31/23005182/teen-run-over-by-chicago-police-suv-releases-video-and-asks-for-2-1-million-settlement  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. McHenry County sheriff’s police shoot man during well-being check confrontation, officials say  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-mchenry-county-officer-involved-shooting-critical-20220402-zg3wlpurkngbzjx7nrcyanfeiq-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/  .

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Lawyer for teen run over by Chicago police SUV releases video and asks for $2.1 million settlement from city [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/3/31/23005182/teen-run-over-by-chicago-police-suv-releases-video-and-asks-for-2-1-million-settlement  .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Sertoma Centre, an organization that serves persons with physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities, is having its Heroes Cook-Off Challenge fundraiser on May 14,  If you, or a first responder you know, would like an opportunity to show off your culinary skills, you might want to help out.  [Thanks to Dale Gustafson for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://sites.google.com/view/bigevent2022/big-event-home-page   .

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/.  Improving Youths’ Perceptions of Law Enforcement: Results From an Experimental Design in Two Cities [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287221074943   .

Abstract from new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Police Training and Accountability: A Remedy or an Impediment for Reducing Unarmed Police Shootings? [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287221074959   .

Abstract from the journal Police Practice and Research. ‘Curb sitting’: An evidence-based policing practice or an officer safety myth? [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2022.2057982?af=R   .

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANTS PROGRAM PLAN [“The program plan summarizes details of the funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making component is expecting to release or has released in a particular fiscal year.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.justice.gov/dojgrantsprogramplan   .

From Lexipol. On Influence & Accountability: Cultivating an Outward Mindset in Law Enforcement [The principles of the Outward Mindset also show up in the Policing Matters Podcast about “Why Did You Stop Me?” SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/on-influence-accountability-cultivating-an-outward-mindset-in-law-enforcement/  .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/04/01/your-friday-quiz-18/   .

New Report on Improving the Collection of Digital Evidence [Just FYI.  The descriptive piece includes a link to the National Institute of Justice report.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2022/04/04/new-report-on-improving-the-collection-of-digital-evidence/  .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Run Like a Pro (Even If You’re Slow) [This information could prove useful on the job.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/run-like-a-pro-even-if-youre-slow-yhJdkMG4  .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Secrets to Making the Perfect Pizza [Well… I’ve often said that law enforcement officers have to know everything about everything.  This information should come in handy.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/the-secrets-to-making-the-perfect-pizza-Gzz4VDcY  .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Tiny Habits That Change Everything [I was surprise to find that the 3 components of behavior are essentially the same as the crime triangle:  Motivation, Ability, and a Prompt (compare with Desire, Ability, and Opportunity.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/the-tiny-habits-that-change-everything-rebroadcast-88iUUKbj  .

On the Bend, Don’t Break Podcast. Physical, Mental and Emotional Impacts of Investigating Sex Crimes: RCMP Cst. Shelby Murphy Shares Her Story [Her experiences illustrate a lot of the myths of the police personality, the false faces hurting people will use, and how she learned to deal with her trauma.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/physical-mental-and-emotional-impacts-of-investigating-sex-crimes-rcmp-cst-shelby-murphy-shares-her-story  .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. How to Properly Value Your Startup [Until now, I didn’t know the difference between a startup and a new business.  And, as in the rest of life, the foundational question is “why?”  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/v851lr98-how-to-properly-value-your-startup  .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast and COPreneur Path Podcast. Run Your Business With Violence of Action [The discussion ranges from regrets over aspiriing entrepreneurs who give up, the importance of acting on an inspiration quickly (this is a sobering observation), and on always having an idea for a post-LEO life.  Motivational!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/182k2q2n-run-your-business-with-violence-of-action  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Death Of His Police Partner, And Cumulative Trauma Caused Him To Spiral Out Of Control. [His partner died in a traffic crash, and his partner felt responsible.  He talks about dealing with that guilt, while going through a divorce, and how unintentional equine therapy helped him.  It’s a painful story with a good ending.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/death-of-his-police-partner-and-cumulative-trauma  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Surviving 4 Officer-Involved Shootings. SPECIAL EPISODE. [John Wiley appears on another podcast, and talks about the realities of policing, partly from his personal experience, and partly from the experiences of his guests.  It isn’t a cheerful episode, but something the general public, and those who supervise police departments, need to keep in mind.  SLC [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/surviving-4-officer-involved-shootings-special-epi  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Andy Borello on the daily practices that improve law enforcement leadership skills  [The discussion of the promotion process could be instructive.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/andy-borello-on-the-daily-practices-that-improve-law-enforcement-leadership-skills/  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Jason Lehman on ”Why’d you stop me?”  [The guest has observed that many people have not been taught to comply with police, and don’t understand why police have to do the things they do.  Officers also often don’t know why people are doing what they are doing, too.  Insightful!  The themes are much like those in the book /The Outward Midset/, which is available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1100425123   SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/jason-lehman-on-why-d-you-stop-me/  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. A Stroke of Genealogy: Searching U.S. Census Bureau Records [An online course from the Bureau of the Census.  Could be a benefit for investigators, among other researchers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/courses/searching-census-bureau-records.html .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Police1. Reading recommendations on risk management: 4 books to add to your April reading list : How to recognize, prioritize and mobilize solutions for the risks you face in your organization [A combination of two of my favorite things:  risk management and book lists!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-4-2022. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-administration/articles/reading-recommendations-on-risk-management-4-books-to-add-to-your-april-reading-list-7Xr62lyS0nXZgp6N/  .

 

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