Local Police News: 8/21/23

August 22, 2023

A columnist’s memories of top Chicago cops over more than half a century  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2023/8/18/23837779/larry-snelling-history-chicago-police-superintendents-daley-washington-wilson-rice-hillard-conlisk

Cop suspended for a year without pay for involvement in shooting of unarmed man on CTA Red line  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/cop-suspended-for-a-year-without-pay-for-involveme

Difference Maker: Retired CPD Officer Jennifer Maddox  [She helped start a youth center in a neighborhood that had no safe place for youth to play, which has grown into a non-profit organization.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at:  http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/difference-maker-retired-cpd-officer-jennifer-madd

Help is on the way; Montgomery Police Department hires social worker [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/help-is-on-the-way-montgomery-police-department-hires-social-worker/article_ccd32b80-3e85-11ee-aa09-eb4057430701.html

I noticed on Facebook that North East Multi-Regional Training is moving to Naperville. [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.facebook.com/NEMRTtraining/posts/ , and scroll down.

Illinois lawmakers drafting bill to require lawyers for kids in police interrogations =Just FYI.  Something that might bear watching.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2023/8/15/23832764/Illinois-lawmakers-drafting-bill-that-would-require-lawyers-for-kids-in-police-interrogations

Jim Kuntz and the ShawLocal news syndicate report that former Kane County sheriff Ken Ramsey has passed away.  I can’t get past the paywall, and haven’t found an obituary, so, if you have any details, please pass them on. [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.shawlocal.com/kane-county-chronicle/news/2023/08/20/former-kane-sheriff-ken-ramsey-75-dies/  .  And here is the obituary:  https://www.mossfuneral.com/obituaries/Kenneth-Raymond-Ramsey-Sr?obId=28755675

Maywood teen charged for leading police on 132 mph chase [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://local.newsbreak.com/maywood-il/3126930016309-maywood-teen-charged-for-leading-police-on-132-mph-chase

Meet The Grayslake Police Department’s First Female Police Sergeant [Jackie Teschner] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/meet-grayslake-police-departments-first-female-police-sergeant //2

Officer gives stolen vehicle suspect ride to gas station where he steals money, flees in Riverwoods [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/17/officer-gives-stolen-vehicle-suspect-ride-to-gas-station-where-he-steals-money-flees-in-riverwoods/

Plano Police Department aiming to hire 26th officer [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-police-department-aiming-to-hire-26th-officer/article_1bdca428-3dc2-11ee-af19-27c1c77315b9.html

Police canines track down man who allegedly stole skid steer in armed robbery near Vernon Hills [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/19/police-canines-track-down-man-who-allegedly-committed-armed-robbery-stole-skid-steer-near-vernon-hills/

State’s attorney clears officers of wrongdoing in fatal shooting of man who was firing 2 guns in Buffalo Grove [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/21/states-attorney-clears-officers-of-wrongdoing-in-fatal-shooting-of-man-who-was-firing-2-guns-in-buffalo-grove/

Notes: Daily Herald ‘ coverage:. State’s attorney: Buffalo Grove officers’ actions were ‘reasonable’ in fatal shooting  : http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230820/states-attorney-buffalo-grove-officers-actions-were-reasonable-in-fatal-shooting

Podcasts and Professional Development

From Calibre Press. Deputy Cleared…But the Profession is in Trouble. [A case from Ohio.  “As law enforcement leaders we MUST make training a priority, but how can we do that when we have difficulty filling shifts given the increasingly shallow pool of officers we have to work with? Misguided, ill-informed and ridiculously out-of-line prosecutions like this one, and the scores of others happening across the country every day, are making things worse. ”  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://calibrepress.com/2023/08/deputy-cleared-but-the-profession-is-in-trouble

From the National Institute of Justice. Apply to Become a Writer-Editor at NIJ : NIJ’s Office of Communications is seeking a GS-12 level writer-editor to support the dissemination of information about our research, demonstrations, evaluations, and technology programs. The writer-editor will create and edit written content and products that relay and interpret complex information related to NIJ’s mission for a wide variety of audiences.   Applications are due by Tuesday, August 29, 2023. [Just FYI.  SLC]

 [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/743216700  

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Science of Getting Psyched Up [Even accountants need to prepare for high-stakes performance.  There are ways to prepare to harness and manage adrenaline rushes, and music has surprising effects, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.artofmanliness.com/character/behavior/podcast-912-the-science-of-getting-psyched-up/

Notes: The book [MCGINN DAN. Psyched Up. PORTFOLIO PENGUIN 2017.] is available at these libraries:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/966794779

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Bones or books, Dr. Kathy Reichs has it down to a science. The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Forensic Anthropologist keeps crafting spellbinding novels! [Her story of how she got published is unusual, but her anecdotes could be informative.  SC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7deaad1a/132-bones-or-books-dr-kathy-reichs-has-it-down-to-a-science-the-1-new-york-times-bestselling-author-and-forensic-anthropologist-keeps-crafting-spellbinding-novels

On the Inside the FBI Podcast. Searching for Steven : On this episode of Inside the FBI, we’ll discuss the relentless efforts to find Steven Kraft, who disappeared in 2001 from his Michigan [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.fbi.gov/news/podcasts/inside-the-fbi-searching-for-steven-081823

On the Squad Room Podcast. What Eddie Van Halen Taught Me About Self-Awareness Before He Died [A short episode ab out a short encounter with him, and about both the wonder of celebrity and the joy of living.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/eddievanhalen/  

On the Street Cop Podcast. Picking Up The Pieces and Moving Forward with Joseph Malone [The explanation he has about why people stop themselves from suicide, and ways to stimulate that saving reaction is one to think abut.  His observations about the benefits of adversity — and he has had plenty — are also insightful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-836-Picking-Up-The-Pieces-and-Moving-Forward-with-Joseph-Malone-e24u5uj

On the Street Cop Podcast. Tips For Foreign Verbal Communication with Sean Grogan [He talks about [mostly electronic] resources to help people learn to communicate (but not be fluent) in more than one language.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-858-3-Tips-For-Foreign-Verbal-Communication-with-Sean-Grogan-e26qpar  .

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Dr. Angela Johnson, 911 dispatch supervisor and Licensed Professional Counselor. =She talks about the results of her research into dispatchers and compassion fatigue.  The difference in stressors that lead to traumatic stress wee what inspired her to conduct her study.  SlC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-505

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Lithium-Ion Battery Fires [Information on how to extinguish battery fires.  Intended for the fire service, but if you have items with these batteries, you will be interested.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-21-2023. Available at: http://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/lithium-ion-battery-fires/

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