Local Police News: August 14, 2023

August 15, 2023

Bank robbery suspect found dead from suicide after long standoff with police on West Side: FBI  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/bank-robbery-suspect-found-dead-from-suicide-after

Can classical music deter panhandlers? Walgreens blares Bach outside Chicago stores : The pharmacy chain has been playing orchestra music outside of certain Chicago stores, joining other major retailers who have been doing so in other states. [Just FYI!  I have heard that polkas work, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2023/8/9/23826503/walgreens-classical-music-deter-loiters

Chicago Police Stop-and-Frisk Practices Could Gain Court Oversight, But Activists Say Deal Isn’t Enough  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://news.wttw.com/2023/08/12/chicago-police-stop-and-frisk-practices-could-gain-court-oversight-activists-say-deal-isn

CPD baseball club hold free kids clinic on the West Side, show ‘fun side’ of police officers [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/cpds-knights-baseball-club-holds-free-kids-clinic  

Decatur Police get state funding to combat difficulties in hiring new officers [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://newschannel20.com/news/local/decatur-police-get-state-funding-to-combat-difficulties-in-hiring-new-officers

East Moline police officer receives Purple Heart Award from department [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/good-news/east-moline-police-officer-receives-purple-heart-from-department/526-48e51605-6780-48db-8efe-82a3c635c479

Galesburg Police to promote first minority female to rank of sergeant : Officer Maggie Semington has been with the City since 2004, when she was first hired as a telephone systems operator. [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/galesburg-police-promote-first-minority-female-rank-sergeant/526-42d524bc-9e8b-4103-99c3-e03d4d1e47ed

How Illinois’ safety net to protect the elderly from financial exploitation is falling short : Paul Borik, 91, who worked as a Chicago Park District horticulturalist at the Garfield Park Conservatory, is among those the state’s safety net increasingly is failing to protect, an Injustice Watch investigation has [Not exactly law enforcement, but something to remember in crime prevention planning., especially for ESOs  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/8/11/23825733/elderly-financial-exploitation-protection-paul-borik

Man spits, kicks officers before allegedly threatening to kill officer and his family in Marengo [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/07/man-spits-kicks-officers-before-allegedly-threatening-to-kill-officer-and-his-family-in-marengo/

Moline Police Department conducts full-scale active shooter training : The training scenario involved an active shooter and simulated explosive devices, and lasted about seven hours on Wednesday. [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/moline-police-full-scale-active-shooter-training-exercise/526-07c204a4-70cc-4243-a43c-196b86718ced

New Illinois Law That Allows Certain Non-Citizens to Join Law Enforcement Becomes a Flash Point [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://news.wttw.com/2023/08/09/new-illinois-law-allows-certain-non-citizens-join-law-enforcement-becomes-flash-point

Niles Police ‘deputize’ five feral cats to control rat population [Yahoo news, via the Chicago Tribune.  WBBM doesn’t mention the police department in its report.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://news.yahoo.com/niles-police-recruit-five-feral-205500682.html 

Notes: WBBM’s report, which  mentions the department’s Animal Control Officer:  http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/north-suburb-with-rodent-issue-giving-feral-cats-a-tryout

Off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s police officer shot in crossfire between cars on Chicago’s South Side [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/off-duty-cook-county-police-officer-shot-chicago-south-side

Notes: WLS’s coverage:  Off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s officer shot, critically wounded near Midway; 1 in custody  http://abc7chicago.com/off-duty-cook-county-sheriff-shot-chicago-shooting-officer-midway-airport/13627242/

Officer-involved shooting in Morgan Park under investigation  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/officer-involved-shooting-in-morgan-park-under-investigation/

Oswego Police Department unveils new virtual reality training system [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-police-department-unveils-new-virtual-reality-training-system/article_c13f7b52-36c4-11ee-8c6f-53be4206c837.html

Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office announces new Sheriff’s Explorer Program [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.wmay.com/2023/08/07/sangamon-county-sheriffs-office-announces-new-sheriffs-explorer-program/

Snelling chosen as next Chicago police superintendent  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/snelling-chosen-as-next-chicago-police-superintend  

Notes: the Sun-Times’ report:  Snelling is mayor’s pick for Chicago’s new top cop http://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2023/8/13/23827687/larry-snelling-named-chicago-police-superintendent-mayor-brandon-johnson-barnes-novalez .  Prediction from previous Tuesday:  Johnson urged to pick Snelling for top cop as signs point in that direction http://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2023/8/7/23823290/chicago-police-department-superintendent-search-mayo-brandon-johnson-choice-snelling-barnes-novalez

Daily Herald — may require registration . ‘An outstanding leader’: Wheaton police chief looks back on career [“Wheaton Police Chief Bill Murphy will retire in September…”] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at:http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230812/an-outstanding-leader-wheaton-police-chief-looks-back-on-career 

Daily Herald — may require registration . Schaumburg Christian School may join village’s public schools in having a resource officer [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230811/schaumburg-christian-school-may-join-villages-public-schools-in-having-a-resource-officer

On WBBM’s Looped In Chicago Podcast. Attacks on Postal Routes — An Inside Look [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbm-in-depth/attacks-on-postal-routes-an-inside-look

Springfield police injured during arrest of armed homicide suspect on South Macarthur Blvd  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://newschannel20.com/news/local/springfield-police-injured-during-arrest-of-armed-homicide-suspect-on-south-macarthur-blvd  

State’s attorney clears officer who fatally shot man that fatally stabbed mother of 2 over 40 times in Harvard [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/10/states-attorney-clears-officer-who-fatally-shot-man-that-fatally-stabbed-mother-of-2-over-40-times-in-harvard/

Will County deputy praised for identifying sex offender on school field trip [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/will-county-deputy-praised-for-identifying-sex-offender-on-school-field-trip/article_d5bea6d6-37ad-11ee-93dd-a31deea4181f.html

Notes: More coverage:  Will County deputy receives FOP award for action that averted potential harm to school children http://www.wjol.com/will-county-deputy-receives-fop-award-for-action-that-averted-potential-harm-to-school-children/

Yorkville police detective honored as Kendall County Investigator of the Year [Matt Ketchmark] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: Yorkville police detective honored as Kendall County Investigator of the Year http://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/08/14/yorkville-police-detective-honored-as-kendall-county-investigator-of-the-year/

‘Strongest man I know’ : Community rallies around Kewanee police chief battling cancer [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.pressreader.com/usa/journal-star-peoria/20230813/282037626693952

Notes: GoFundMe supports Kewanee police chief diagnosed with cancer http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/gofundme-supports-kewanee-police-chief-diagnosed-with-cancer/ar-AA1dZELi

From Law Officer. Chicago police will hand out associate degrees to academy graduates  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://www.lawofficer.com/chicago-associate-degree/

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Protest Policing, Normative Alignment, and Riot Gear: An Experiment [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287231189718

AELE Seminar [Just FYI]. Advanced Public Safety Significant Events  Internal Investigations and Discipline Seminar? : September 18-21, 2023 [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.aele.org/public-safety-discipline-and-internal-investigations.html

August FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/

Notes: The lead articles are “Coyote Kidnapping for Ransom: An FBI analysis of these cases revealed notable trends that should encourage law enforcement to educate the public on and facilitate the reporting of such occurrences.” and  “Law Enforcement Chaplains: A Confidential Resource : Chaplains are uniquely qualified to maintain confidentiality, build resilience, and provide spiritual care while helping officers avoid the stigma of seeking psychological help..”  Articles on protecting schools from active shooters and how leaders can show they care are also featured.

From Calibre Press. Will—CAN—Anyone Serve Anymore? Cops Respond. [Web Page]. 8-14-2023. Available at: http://calibrepress.com/2023/08/will-can-anyone-serve-anymore-cops-respond/

Notes: The response to the earlier article . Is Anyone Willing or Even Capable of Serving Anymore?  Accessed 8-7-2023. http://calibrepress.com/2023/07/is-anyone-willing-or-even-capable-of-serving-anymore/

From Lexipol . Who Is Your Who? Building Your Personal Support Network [“…I want to focus here on “Who is your who?” In other words, who is that person or group of people you can turn to in times of need? “] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/who-is-your-who-building-your-personal-support-network/

From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August 2023 [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/36a092e 

On the Game of Crime Podcast. Julie Redcay Overcomes Tragedy to Lead the National Police Athletic League [“Julie Redcay lived through a drug-abusing and drug-dealing father, days without food, robberies at their home, and the worst news a child could receive. It would have been easy to quit. But then…you don’t know Julie. She finished high school, college, and law school with a fierce will to win. Along the way, she’s helped hundreds of thousands of kids look forward to a better life” (Taken from the web page.  A two-part interview, that the one of the hosts describes as one of the most motivational stories he had ever heard.  SLC]  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://gameofcrimespodcast.com/julie-redcay-overcomes-tragedy-to-lead-the-national-police-athletic-league/

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Police Officer Shot, Her Heroic And Inspiring Story. Special Episode. [A rebroadcast of an early and popular episode.  Guest Stacy West describes the incident in which she was shot, and response choices that could have been better.  The dispatch audio fo the call is also included.  I remember this episode, especially the part about her winding up in a neighbor’s garage.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-talk/shot-with-a-rifle-police-officers-heroic-and-inspi

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Jamie Hudson on how Elk Grove’s Real-Time Information Center gathers and shares information [That’s Elk Grove, CA.  They produce realtime video, as well as static, intelligence for the local agencies, staffed by civilians.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/jamie-hudson-on-how-elk-grove-s-real-time-information-center-gathers-and-shares-information/

On the Street Cop Podcast. Fighting For What’s Right with Grace Simpson (The guest is the youngest female state’s attorney elected in Illinois, and currently serves Mercer County.  She talks about the importance of  officers knowing case law, and of a prosecutor having an open relationship with local officers.  SLC]   [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-851-Fighting-For-Whats-Right-with-Grace-Simpson-e26bgjg

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Debby, 911 dispatcher with Ada County Sheriff’s Department out of Idaho. [Her high school had a sort of job training program for, among other things, telecommunicators.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-503

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Hannah, Dispatcher on Demand and Policy Writer with Moetivations. [The discrepancy between the “family” myth of the dispatch center and the reality is highlighted.  She also describes her experience dispatching during a protest– when the protestors are trying to get into the center.  She now is a sort of temp dispatcher, who goes to centers tat need extra dispatchers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-501

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Sarah, a Police Officer near Atlanta, Georgia. [The cheerful officer, who has had about 3 years on the department, is a great advocate for the importance of dispatchers.  Her story about her traffic crash before she went to the police academy is a jaw-dropper.  About an hour and 20 minutes in, they talk about stress coping mechanisms, besides alcohol.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-504  .

Notes: Ricardo Martinez’s book is now available.  Many of the guest’s observations originate in stories in that book, which is available through Amazon:  Imagine Listening: Your worst day is our everyday (#IAM911) https://a.co/d/gTwErM2    Just FYI.  SLC

Tip Off to the Rip Off: How scammers are using AI technology and voice recordings [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/tip-off-to-the-rip-off-how-scammers-are-using-ai-technology-and-voice-recordings

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Critical Thinking in Public Safety Leadership  [Leadership lessons from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:  listen to experts.  King Arthur should have listened to the sorcerer Tim’s warning about the Vorpal Bunny.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-14-2023. Available at: http://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/critical-thinking-in-public-safety-leadership/  

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