Local Police Network: May 9, 2022

May 10, 2022

14-year-old shot during attempted robbery of retired Cook County Sheriff’s officer dies [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2596194072279/14-year-old-shot-during-attempted-robbery-of-retired-cook-county-sheriff-s-officer-dies .

Aurora to increase police transparency, accountability [including the department’s new body camera system.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/aurora-to-increase-police-transparency-accountability/ .

Bolingbrook Police Team Up For Special Olympics Plane Pull [on April 30] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/bolingbrook-police-team-up-for-special-olympics-plane-pull/ .

Carjacker Told Driver, ‘Get Out or I’ll Shoot You,’ Then Led Police on a Chase That Prompted Northwestern University Lockdown [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/carjacker-told-driver-get-out-or-ill-shoot-you-then-led-police-on-a-chase-that-prompted-northwestern-university-lockdown/2823434/ .

Central Illinois police weigh in on safety, sentencing concerns [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/central-illinois-police-weigh-in-on-safety-sentencing-concerns/article_e1104722-ca8c-11ec-9640-ffcbff4656fb.html .

Notes: :”On Monday night [May 2], police from across central Illinois gathered to brainstorm better ways to protect officers and keep criminals off the street.”

Champaign approves bringing in security firm for police patrol help [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/champaign-approves-bringing-in-security-firm-for-police-patrol-help/article_6f719b6a-cb4b-11ec-8c9c-27fc5000e043.html .

Charles E. Whelpley Obituary [retired Lieutenant with the Forest Park Police Department] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com/tribute/details/4024/Charles-Whelpley/obituary.html?fbclid=IwAR2g60aOeEb7j1V2FhyBDPwS3kh4wJNW3WTDXuEDUqGTb9rf4s1JELDlUTM#tribute-start .

Notes: I spotted the news on the West Suburban Chiefs’ Facebook page on May 9.  I couldn’t find an obituary for James Stenson, but the post states:  We are saddened to report the passing of two former members of the West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association: JAMES R. STENSON and CHARLES E. WHELPLEY.

JAMES R. STENSON was the retired Chief of the Village of Maywood Police Department.

Celebration of life

– Friday,  May 13, 2022

4-7pm visitation:

Wallace Broadview Funeral Home; 2020 W.  Roosevelt Rd., ; Broadview, IL 60155

– Saturday, May 14, 2022

11am Funeral: Second Baptist Church; 436 S. 13th Ave.; Maywood, IL 60153

Chicago police officer shoots, kills dog after being attacked on South Side, CPD says  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-dog-killed-edbrooke-cpd/11828180/ .

Evanston Police Department had an increased level of resignations in 2021. Here’s what the future looks like [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/05/06/city/evanston-police-department-had-an-increased-level-of-resignations-in-2021-heres-what-the-future-looks-like/ .

Fallen Illinois officers honored in memorial [Springfield] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/fallen-illinois-officers-honored-in-memorial/article_93df61b2-ccb8-11ec-bc7b-7377dba8acf3.html .

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OPENS ANOTHER KIOSK TO HELP WITH FOID AND CONCEALED CARRY APPLICATIONS [in Collinsville] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.24862.html .

Joliet police, fire crews rescue woman from Des Plaines River near McDonough Street bridge [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/joliet-il-mcdonough-street-bridge-drawbridge-police/11816984/ .

Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax helps locate injured man who fled from rollover crash in Park City [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/05/04/lake-county-sheriff-canine-dax-helps-locate-injured-man-who-fled-from-rollover-crash-in-park-city/.

Mission continues for Army vet who quit CPD to volunteer in Ukraine [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/russia-ukraine-crisis/mission-continues-for-army-vet-who-quit-cpd-to-volunteer-in-ukraine/.

Motorist: Gift cards are better than tickets  [The Homewood Police Department, in a program sponsored by Advance Auto Parts, gave people pulled over for vehicle repairs $25 gift cards to help pay for them.  SLc] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/article/2022/may/03/motorist-gift-cards-are-better-tickets .

Notes: The May 2022 FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin had an article on this kind of program:  https://leb.fbi.gov/articles/perspective/perspective-lights-on

Mulberry Grove Hires Police Officer [Barb Wheat] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2022/05/mulberry-grove-hires-police-officer/ .

Naperville Residents Chat with the Chief [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-residents-chat-with-the-chief/ .

Police department holds charity drive for Chez veteran center [Urbana] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-department-holds-charity-drive-for-chez-veteran-center/ .

Police give shoutout to good Samaritans who stopped, tended to injured victim in McHenry crash [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/05/07/police-give-shoutout-to-good-Samaritans-who-stopped-tended-to-injured-victim-in-mchenry-crash/ .

Retiring Joliet FOP President Talks About New Chief, Former Chief  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/devito-retires-joliet-polices-longest-uunion-president .

Run to Remember honors fallen Chicago police officers and their families  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/run-to-remember-honors-fallen-chicago-police-officers  .

Slain Chicago police officer to be remembered for love of animals at Anti-Cruelty Society fundraiser [Off. Ella French will be honored.  The event will take place on Saturday, which will probably be May 14, I think. (Just FYI, be sure to put dates on your event announcements.)  SLC [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/run-to-remember-honors-fallen-chicago-police-officers .

Springfield officer commended for saving man’s life [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/springfield-officer-commended-for-saving-mans-life/ .

Springfield Police Issue New Phone Scam Warning [The scam targets businesses, and instructs employees to invest company funds into bitcoin.  SLC[ [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/05/07/springfield-police-issue-new-phone-scam-warning/ .

U of I police hiring community service officers  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/u-of-i-police-hiring-community-service-officers/article_626144f2-cd85-11ec-9d90-3b0ce0c39c56.html .

UIS police donating body armor vests to Ukraine [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/uis-police-donating-body-armor-vests-to-ukraine/article_2e0444ba-cd77-11ec-98e3-b333dfa11561.html .

Village Of Manhattan Open House, Touch-A-Truck Planned For Saturday [May 14, I think.  The event includes tours of the City Hall an the Police Station.] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/manhattan/village-manhattan-open-house-touch-truck-planned-Saturday

Waukegan among big Illinois cities set to receive funding for police co-responder program [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/05/05/waukegan-among-big-illinois-cities-set-to-receive-funding-for-police-co-responder-program/  .

Yorkville police rescue ducklings from sewer [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/05/06/yorkville-police-rescue-ducklings-from-sewer/.

The event is over, but good to know about. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of:

Deputy Nicholas Weist of the Knox County Police Department … Sunset:  Saturday, May 7, 2022 [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.24861.html .

Podcasts and Professional Development

From Calibre Press. Cops Respond: Is a TASER a Deadly Weapon in the Wrong Hands? [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/05/cops-respond-is-a-taser-a-deadly-weapon-in-the-wrong-hands/ .

Justice Department Announces New Training Resource for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-new-training-resource-sexual-assault-medical-forensic .

May 2022 FBI Law ENforcement Bulletin [The lead article is:  “Preventing Attacks Using Targeted Violence Manifestos : Preventing Attacks Using Targeted Violence Manifestos — Writings and recordings can identify early warning indicators of impending targeted violence.”  A report on the causes of school violence is also referred to.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/ .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Bob Sullivan talks with Alexis Conran, host of the BBC show The Real Hustle, on which he was paid to perpetrate scams on unsuspecting consumers. [Great information about how criminals think and operate, that would make a great addition to a crime prevention presentation. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/alexis-conran.html .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Dangers of “Concept Creep”  [The topic refers to the ways that definitions start out describing precise conditions, but, over time, relax to include a broader range of contexts.  The guest talks specifically about how “Bullying” and “Trauma” have expanded beyond its original description of serious physical injuries to include psychological injuries.  The broadening of meaning is not necessarily bad, but, for the sake of clarity, the probability of change is important to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/the-dangers-of-concept-creep-IOkLEspI .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. How Power Corrupts [And corrupt people tend to seek power anyway.  Now this is an interesting discussion, for supervisors, officers, and anyone who has to work with people!  The segment about police recruitment could lead to better strategies.  The homeowners’ association story is interesting, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/how-power-corrupts-K_M2U9MM .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Are You Letting Your Business Run You? [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/0njpk61n-are-you-letting-your-business-run-you .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. How to Make Money Tax Free [The guest has a company that helps people take loans on their retirement investment.  He also makes some interesting observations about making financially healthy friends, Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.leo2ceo.com/copreneur-path/085 .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Ryburn Dobbs Uncovers The Fascinating World Of Forensic Anthropology [He talks about how he got into the discipline, some of his cases, and how they figure in his books.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7d8485cb/066-ryburn-dobbs-uncovers-the-fascinating-world-of-forensic-anthropology .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Tips For Keeping Kids Safe From Online Predators. He worked as an undercover cop for years, then transitioned into investigating child pornography and online predators [The conversation about the dangers of undercover work is chilling.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/tips-for-keeping-kids-safe-from-online-predators-h.

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Everything’s Bigger in Texas…Except Cop’s Waistlines [For our Texan friends:  the hosts discuss the practicality and the legality of a report that Texas police officers may be required to meet a waistline size standard.  Interesting discussion about body size and physical fitness.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/waistlines-come-under-fire-in-new-texas-rule/.

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Guest Wendy Hummell, retired Wichita detective, tells about her law enforcement career, her interest in health and wellness, and her podcast  Guns & Yoga. [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-428 .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Police1. Beyond shoot-don’t shoot: The role of VR in police training and community policing [“Find out how virtual reality training delivers de-escalation and high-stress simulation training that not only can better train your officers but can also be used to inform your community.”  It’s scheduled for May 19 at 1 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. CST, and appears to be free.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-9-2022. Available at: https://www.police1.com/virtual-reality/articles/beyond-shoot-don’t-shoot-the-role-of-vr-in-police-training-and-community-policing-7SKI8DBEr3Xcwrsj/ .

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