Local Police News: May 23, 2022

May 24, 2022

2 Commanders Appointed At Aurora Police Department : Liz Robinson-Chan and Dan Eppard’s appointments come after commanders Jack Fichtel and Rick Robertson retired, officials said. [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/2-commanders-appointed-aurora-police-department .

Birthday parade for 5-year-old gun shot victim  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/birthday-parade-for-5-year-old-gun-shot-victim/ .

Notes: Also here:  https://www.wandtv.com/news/police-firefighters-surprise-young-gunshot-victim-on-birthday/article_7851ab30-d875-11ec-93f5-43a638c4745c.html

Bolingbrook Residents Assault Police Officers After Traffic Stop: Cops  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/bolingbrook-residents-assault-police-officers-after-traffic-stop-cops .

CAPS Awards  [“Last night Citizens Appreciate Public Safety or CAPS held its annual award ceremony honoring police employees who have demonstrated excellence over the past year… (Naperville)] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/nctv17-news-update/caps-awards-four-under-40-metea-student-surprise/ .

Chicago Cop Taken Off Patrol After Shooting Teen [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/05/22/chicago-cop-taken-off-patrol-after-shooting-teen/.

City Of Batavia Is Offering Youth Preparedness Classes [“Youth Emergency and Disaster Preparedness students will learn about the difference between an emergency, a disaster and a hazard.”  Not strictly police, but good to know about ways to develop an informed community.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/city-batavia-offering-youth-preparedness-classes

CPD officer hit by carjacker attempting to flee a fatal shooting in West Englewood [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/cop-struck-by-vehicle-during-foot-chase .

Double dog duty: EPD K-9 Aston serves to protect, patrol [Evanston] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/05/19/city/double-dog-duty-epd-k-9-aston-serves-to-protect-patrol/ .

‘Each flag represents an officer that paid the ultimate price’: Fallen-officer tribute comes to South Elgin [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220519/each-flag-represents-an-officer-that-paid-the-ultimate-price-fallen-officer-tribute-comes-to-south-elgin  .

Evanston residents provide input at town hall as new police chief search continues [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/05/19/lateststories/evanston-residents-provide-input-at-town-hall-as-new-police-chief-search-continues/ .

Flossmoor residents mingle with police officers at informal gathering [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/2022/05/21/flossmoor-residents-mingle-with-police-officers-at-informal-gathering/ .

Former Crystal Lake police officer pleads guilty to fraudulently receiving almost $100K in line-of-duty injury scheme =FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/05/17/former-crystal-lake-police-officer-pleads-guilty-to-theft-of-almost-100k-in-line-of-duty-injury-scheme/ .

Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles Join Forces for Memorial Day Week Traffic Safety Initiative [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://kanecountyconnects.com/2022/05/geneva-batavia-st-charles-join-forces-for-memorial-day-week-traffic-safety-initiative/ .

Illinois State Police release video of officer-invovled shooting [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Illinois-State-Police-release-video-of-17178882.php .

Investigation of Shelby County Sheriff’s Office concludes [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/investigation-of-shelby-county-sheriffs-office-concludes/  .

ISP Increase Incentives To Become A Trooper [I believe they are also making lateral transfers easier.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2022/05/isp-increase-incentives-to-become-a-trooper/  .

Joliet Priest Suffers Medical Emergency At Police Memorial Service [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliet-priest-suffers-medical-emergency-police-memorial-service  .

Kendall County Domestic Violence Response Team taking a new approach to aid victims [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/05/20/kendall-county-domestic-violence-response-team-taking-a-new-approach-to-aid-victims/  .

Link hopes to use federal funds to add 3 police officers [Chief Todd Link of Glen Carbon] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Link-hopes-to-use-federal-funds-to-add-3-police-17181856.php .

Local law enforcement shares about police week [Clinton, IL, area] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/local-law-enforcement-shares-about-police-week/article_6b3e2280-d56d-11ec-8514-e3b4af3c4b3b.html .

Man fought with officers who tried helping him after rollover crash in North Chicago [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/05/23/man-fought-with-officers-who-tried-helping-him-after-rollover-crash-in-north-chicago/  .

Man gets into shootout with off duty police officer at Millennium Park [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/another-shooting-incident-at-millennium-park-leaves-one-hurt .

Man Killed, CPD Officer Hurt During Chaotic Series of Events on Chicago’s South Side [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/man-killed-cpd-officer-hurt-during-chaotic-series-of-events-on-chicagos-south-side/2834375/  .

Many questions, few answers after Chicago cop shoots 13-year-old during chase [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/many-questions-few-answers-after-chicago-cop-shoots-boy-13 .

New Memorial Wall Honors Life of Chicago Police Officer Xu Meng [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/new-memorial-wall-honors-life-of-chicago-police-officer-xu-meng/2836396/  .

Pritzker signs Jelani Day Bill into law [“…The bill requires Illinois coroners to notify and consult the FBI if they are unable to identify a body within 72 hours of the body being found. “] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/pritzker-signs-jelani-day-bill-into-law/

From the Officer Down Memorial Page. Ottawa Police Department:  Patrol Officer Brian Sember died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.odmp.org/officer/26171-patrol-officer-brian-lee-sember  .

Radio calls leading up to Sheriff Deputy’s death revealed [Relating to Deputy Nicholas Weist’s death] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/radio-calls-leading-up-to-sheriff-deputys-death-revealed/ .

Special: Honoring 1-year anniversary of Officer Oberheim’s death [The site has a series of articles from his family members, describing their experiences.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/special-honoring-1-year-anniversary-of-officer-oberheims-death/ .

Notes: Another source:  https://www.wandtv.com/news/chris-oberheim-remembered-one-year-after-shooting/article_a146b762-d7e2-11ec-a1c9-fff81f16507d.html

Teens Charged With Stealing Car at Gunpoint, Leading Cops on High-Speed Chase in Carol Stream [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/teens-charged-with-stealing-car-at-gunpoint-leading-cops-on-high-speed-chase-in-carol-stream/2839102/  .

USPS postal police say they are sidelined during time of heightened crime [They are being prevented from helping protect mail carriers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/usps-postal-police-chicago-post-office-near-me/11875867/  .

Podcasts and Professional Development

From  American Police Beat . Police departments look to expand chaplain programs to provide spiritual counseling to traumatized officers [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://apbweb.com/2022/05/police-departments-look-to-expand-chaplain-programs-to-provide-spiritual-counseling-to-traumatized-officers/ .

From Calibre Press. Why Command Staff Needs to Prioritize Health and Wellness —  JUNE 1 — 10am – Noon CST [Free Webinar] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/05/free-webinar-june-1-register-now/ .

From the American Military University Edge e-Newsletter. Why 2021 Was the Deadliest Year Yet for Police Officers [Just FYI, and I doubt you’ll find any surprises here.  Compare with the Inside at the FBI podcast.   SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://amuedge.com/why-2021-was-the-deadliest-year-yet-for-police-officers/ .

From the American Military University Edge e-Newsletter. Why Social Media Is So Appealing to Terrorist Organizations [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://amuedge.com/why-social-media-is-so-appealing-to-terrorist-organizations/ .

From the National Institute of Justice. Creation of School Shooting Open-Source Database Fuels Understanding : Researchers have created the first open-source catalog of U.S. school shootings to better understand the causes of school-related gun violence and identify intervention points. [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/creation-school-shooting-open-source-database-fuels-understanding/ .

From the Office of Justice Programs. Latest Forensic Sciences Resources from the Office of Justice Programs [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/creation-school-shooting-open-source-database-fuels-understanding/  .

LEO Near Miss (Requires LEO  registration). Lucky, But Safe Would Be Better  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.leonearmiss.org/lucky-but-safe-would-be-better/  .

NIJ Webinar. Narcotic Concealment Methods in U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Emergence of Counterfeit Tablets Containing Fentanyl in the United States — Webinar  [May 26, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://forensiccoe.org/narcotic-concealment-counterfeit-tablets/?utm_source=nij-govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nij.

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Ret. Secret Service Agent Mike Roche talks about protecting Pres. Bush on 9/11 and the recent Mass Killing in Buffalo [It sounds like this episode is the start of a series of podcasts relating to the September 11 terrorist attacks.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/ret-secret-service-agent-mike-roche-talks-about-protecting-pres-bush-on-911-and-the-recent-mass-killing-in-buffalo.

On the Inside the FBI Podcast. Keeping Law Enforcement Officers Alive  [How LEOKA data is used to help train police officers.  In the opening, it is reported that most of the officers killed in the line of duty were victims of unprovoked attacks.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/podcasts/inside-the-fbi-keeping-law-enforcement-officers-alive-051822 .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Infiltrating and Arresting a Violent Organized Crime Group. His Years as a Deep Undercover Police Officer. Special Episode.  [I think it is a rebroadcast.  The guest, Ray Hassett, went from being an actor to a police officer to undercover work.  He now trains a variety of professions in de-escalation and criminal profiling techniques.  The big tip he offers is to acknowledge people, because that connection is the foundation of cooperation and compliance.  By the way, Hassett  is noted in Star Wars history as the Rebel technician in The Empire Strikes Back who Han Solo expects to see in Perdition.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/infiltrating-and-arresting-a-violent-organized-cri .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Salah Czapary on strategies to solve D.C.’s violent crime crisis  [Suggestions worth thinking about, because the reasoning would apply in any agency.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/salah-czapary-on-strategies-to-solve-dc-s-violent-crime-crisis/.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. TV news reporter Caroline Torie on becoming a digital forensic investigator [The latest on what is investigated, and how.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-23-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/tv-news-reporter-caroline-torie-on-becoming-a-digital-forensic-investigator/ .

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