Local Police News: August 1, 2022

August 2, 2022

Bolingbrook Police Department Welcomes New Bloodhound Team  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/bolingbrook-police-department-welcomes-new-bloodhound-team/ .

Data Finds Racial Disparity In Local Traffic Stops [Justy FYI, but remember the data analysis and additional research published in Heather McDonald’s book /The Diversity Delusion/:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1079843942   Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/07/28/data-finds-racial-disparity-in-local-traffic-stops/ .

Details behind new partnership of PPS and Peoria police  [Just FYI.  The weekend policing activities of teh security officers is intriguing.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: ttps://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/details-behind-new-partnership-of-pps-and-peoria-police/ .

Emergency officials call meeting to ‘refresh’ Henry County school response plans  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.starcourier.com/story/news/2022/07/27/emergency-officials-call-meeting-to-refresh-henry-co-response-plans/65380138007/ .

Former Springfield police chief named director of chief association [Kenny Winslow, and the ILACP] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/former-springfield-police-chief-named-director-of-chief-association/ .

Grundy Sheriff’s Office to conduct training sessions at Minooka High School [On August 2,  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/grundy-sheriffs-office-to-conduct-training-sessions-at-minooka-high-school/article_a591a0d2-0e80-11ed-8230-47da8a75d942.html .

Homewood, Flossmoor police plan National Night Out festivities [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/2022/07/30/homewood-flossmoor-police-plan-national-night-out-festivities/.

Homewood trustees approve study on feasibility of moving police headquarters, ECOM [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/2022/07/30/homewood-trustees-approve-study-on-feasibility-of-moving-police-headquarters-ecom/.

Illinois sheriffs sue Gov. Pritzker administration over continued delay of treatment for mentally ill inmates [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/28/illinois-sheriffs-sue-gov-pritzker-administration-over-continued-delay-of-treatment-for-mentally-ill-inmates/ .

Joliet Cop Hospitalized After Wreck On Theodore Street  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliet-cop-hospitalized-after-wreck-theodore-street.

Kendall, Kane County To Merge Jail Operations Beginning In January : With an anticipated drop in inmates in Kendall County due to a cashless bail system, Kane County will add revenue for housing prisoners. [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/oswego/kendall-kane-county-merge-jail-operations-beginning-january .

Notes: Effects of the merger:  Kendall County Jail closing would have big effect on Yorkville police  https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/07/28/kendall-county-jail-closing-would-have-big-effect-on-yorkville-police/ .

Man chokes cop unconscious when police investigate music-video shoot: CPD [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/man-chokes-cop-unconscious-during-music-video-shoot-police .

Oak Lawn police chief defends officers’ struggle with teen after video goes viral  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/police-chief-defends-cops-struggle-with-teen-seen-in-video?

Notes: Another perspective:  Former police officers question handling of violent Oak Lawn arrest: ‘Lawful, but awful’  https://abc7chicago.com/oak-lawn-police-arrest-video-protest-today-protests/12081502/ .

Officer, 2 others injured after crash involving squad car and SUV in Zion [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/31/officer-2-others-injured-after-crash-involving-squad-car-and-suv-in-zion/.

Officer injured while arresting fleeing suspect in Fox Lake [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/31/officer-2-others-injured-after-crash-involving-squad-car-and-suv-in-zion/ .

One dead after officer-involved shooting in Fulton County [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/one-dead-after-officer-involved-shooting-in-fulton-county/ .

Oswego junior high students learn about police, fire district operations at Junior Public Safety Academy [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/07/26/oswego-junior-high-students-learn-about-police-fire-district-operations-at-junior-public-safety-academy/ .

Oswego Police Department taking part in Speed Awareness Day Wednesday  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-police-department-taking-part-in-speed-awareness-day-wednesday/article_6b10f88a-0daa-11ed-b45d-cb8948c87f6c.html .

Oswego police recognized at Respect for Law Enforcement banquet  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-police-recognized-at-respect-for-law-enforcement-banquet/article_21a02014-0e7b-11ed-a488-a35e10971358.html .

Plano police officers recognized with investigator of the year and live saving awards [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-police-officers-recognized-with-investigator-of-the-year-and-live-saving-awards/article_ee7d70c0-0dd9-11ed-87ef-9be333009ba1.html .

Police say stop by corn, could save your life  [Just FYI, and an example for PIOs.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-say-stop-by-corn-could-save-your-life/.

‘Ride to Remember’ hits the road, honoring fallen Chicago police officers  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at:  https://abc7chicago.com/memorial-ride-to-remember-chicago-police-foundation-officer-killed/12089868/ .

Salute To Service: Detective Christopher Clewis, Highland PD [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2022/07/salute-to-service-detective-christopher-clewis-hpd/ .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Aurora police testing pre-arrest diversion program [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-pre-arrest-diversion-program-st-0729-20220728-j63mip4iirdlddslwwst6gpigu-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Niles Police Department names first female commander in its history [Kelly Eckardt] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/niles/ct-nhs-first-woman-commander-tl-0804-20220801-ouu3673rwjdznl2sby2bmmi5mm-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/ .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Senior detective promoted to Western Springs Deputy Police Chief [Ashlee Niezgoda] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/ct-dws-deputy-police-chief-tl-0804-20220729-73mzdldccnfddazgexe745eojm-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Bartlett hosting four days of National Night Out events : The village of Bartlett and the Bartlett Police Department are hosting a series of events beginning Friday leading up to Tuesday’s National Night Out celebration [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220727/bartlett-hosting-four-days-of-national-night-out-events .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Gary Sinise returns to his hometown Highland Park to meet with the July 4 first responders. “They were hurting, no question.” [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220730/i-know-that-parade-gary-sinise-returns-to-highland-park-to-meet-hurting-first-responders  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Two Des Plaines cops to be honored for saving lives  [Michael Kurotobi and John Doherty] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220728/two-des-plaines-cops-to-be-honored-for-saving-lives  .

Springfield Police announces National Night Out events [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/springfield-police-announces-national-night-out-events/ .

Springfield Police officers commended after traffic stop [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at:  https://www.wcia.com/news/springfield-police-officers-commended-after-traffic-stop/ .

Suspected Police Impersonator Was Real Officer: North Aurora Police : The man drew suspicion as he began asking questions about a resident who was not home, but was later determined to be a legitimate officer. [A great case study for discussion.  Should officers notify the local police when they investigate in their jurisdiction? SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/possible-police-impersonator-visits-home-prompts-warning-cops .

“Nip it in the bud” says Sandwich alderman: “show me the data”  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/nip-it-in-the-bud-says-sandwich-alderman-show-me-the-data/article_e93c1078-0daa-11ed-833d-338424ab9b21.html .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from the journal Homicide Studies. Viewing Firearm Danger Through the Lens of Police Officers [“Using a survey of over 800 police officers located in a large metropolitan police department, this study assesses officers’ perceptions of danger in different types of armed citizen situations involving various levels of citizen resistance.…”] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10887679221108329 .

From Calibre Press. Why it is just as important to document force avoidance as it is to document the use of force [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/08/why-it-is-just-as-important-to-document-force-avoidance-as-it-is-to-document-the-use-of-force/.

On City Journal’s 10 Blocks Podcast. What We Know about the Crime Spike [With Prof. Peter Moskos, host of the Quality Policing Podcast.  They make a lot of good points for discussing with non-officers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/10blocks/what-we-know-about-the-crime-spike .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Crypto Criminals Part 1: A LinkedIn Connection Gone Wrong :An investor, trusting the professional nature of LinkedIn, invests and gains, but then loses much more.  [This is a horrible story about scammer depravity.  but might save others from a similar enticement.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/cryptocurrency-investment-scam-part-1.html .

Notes: Part 2:  Bob talks with a cryptocurrency scholar and AARP’s fraud experts to find out why this currency is so popular with scammers. – https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/cryptocurrency-investment-scam-part-2.html  [The program concludes with the importance of treating scams as the crimes they are, and how friends and law enforcement can be most helpful to the victims]

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. How to Make a Good Argument [Always good information for those who have to reason with people. The guests assumes that the disputants are willing to discuss fairly.  How to reason with someone who prefers dispute to reaching a true answer would have been useful information to add, though. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/how-to-make-a-good-argument-qNOErUiE  .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Managing Multiple Jobs and Family Life [“Ryan works at a busy firehouse, runs a marketing company, runs an awesome charity for kids, AND still has time to be a husband and father” (The description of his Chicago-area “Project Fire Buddies” is particularly interesting, as is the discussion of  “hot wash” and how beneficial the immediate debriefing is to first responders.  SLC)] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.leo2ceo.com/copreneur-path/096 .

On the Disaster Podcast. Flooding, Flooding Everywhere on the Disaster Podcast [Most of the talk is about the flooding events in July, though some comment about the dangers of water rescue are made.  One of the anecdotes shows the importance of being aware of the types of alarms in a multi-occupant building and what the residents are supposed to do for each of them.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2022/07/flooding-flooding-everywhere/ .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. It’s A Miracle He Survived, Shot 6 Times In The Line of Duty and Died 3 Times During Surgery.  [This guest, Mario Olivera, had been on one of the first episodes I had ever heard.  Now he has written a book which might be made into a movie. He talks about the incident in which he was shot, how his life was saved, how the stress of the incident and returning to work too early led to his forced retirement.  {He learned then that, financially, his family would have received more money if he had died).  It’s an interesting conversation.  What they never get around to revealing is who the older nurse was who went with him to the operating room.  I couldn’t find the original podcast so you could hear him tell it, but sometime afterward, he saw a picture of a grandmother he had never met, and the picture was of that nurse.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/it-s-a-miracle-he-survived-shot-6-times-in-the-lin .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Sheriff Don Barnes on how a School Mobile Assessment and Resource Team [SMART] is averting violence [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/sheriff-don-barnes-on-how-a-school-mobile-assessment-and-resource-team-is-averting-violence/ .

On the True Murder Podcast. Interview withe the author of  /Aurora: The Psychiatrist Who Treated the Movie Theater Killer Tells Her Story/:  Dr, by Lynne Fenton  [Her insights on how warning signs for potential mass killers appear to be missed, and what she learned from her experience with the Aurora movie theater shooter, is informative.  What happened when she was identified as his one-time thereapist, then could not explain her efforts because of a judicial gag order.  An exploration of the kind of video games the shooter was playing, and how they compared with   his the  s=actual shooting would have been worth hearing about, too, though. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.spreaker.com/user/danzupansky1/aurora-the-psychiatrist-who-treated-the- .

Notes: Her book, is available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/133570792 1

Pattern of ‘clear’ online warning signs pre-dating mass shootings going unchecked: Why? [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-1-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/target3/pattern-of-clear-online-warning-signs-pre-dating-mass-shootings-going-unchecked-why/ .

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