Local Police News: August 2, 2021

August 2, 2021

Big List of Aug. 3 National Night Out Events in Kane County, IL! [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://kanecountyconnects.com/2021/07/big-list-of-aug-3-national-night-out-events-in-kane-county-il/.

Calumet City shooting involving Chicago police officers leaves 1 dead, officer injured  [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/calumet-city-chicago-police-shooting-il/10913070/ .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Elgin Police Department’s new program working with teens who get in trouble getting ready to launch  [“…Rather than sending a police officer to the home of a juvenile who gets in trouble, the Elgin Police Department’s Youth Empowerment Program will use a firm named CKone to speak with the family and come up with a multidisciplinary approach to helping the youth get back on the right path…” [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-cook-building-elgin-no-city-purchase-st-0730-ct-olympic-volleyball-usa-ke-20210729-i4ynt3ybnnapdpn7dxhd5j3uha-story.html

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Police dog subdues parolee after vehicle chase in and around Wauconda  [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-suspect-flees-st-0731-20210730-ifw2yf67ubcf3oshdk3ij2udpa-story.html.

City of Champaign asking for public’s input on recruiting new police chief, public works director [The fact that the public is being surveyed about the police chief selection  interested me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/city-of-champaign-asking-for-publics-input-on-recruiting-new-police-chief-public-works-director/.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Lombard police inviting people to sign up for Citizen’s Police Academy [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210801/lombard-police-inviting-people-to-sign-up-for-citizens-police-academy.

Fallen officer’s widow brings message of respect and support of police to Decatur [Amber Oberheim] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/fallen-officers-widow-brings-message-of-respect-and-support-of-police-to-decatur/article_c31af74d-19f4-54d9-95b4-ce081f3b1882.html.

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online — July 2021 [The Social Media Spotlight looks particularly helpful>  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_content=%5B1202114%5D-%2F.

Granby (Colorado) hires new police chief [Dave Shaffer, Champaign Police Department] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.skyhinews.com/news/granby-hires-new-police-chief/ .

Illinois Police Chiefs Association at Odds With Facebook Over Post [East Peoria Patrolman Jeffrey Bieber’s harrowing encounter, as described in the ILACP’s post registered as a political ad, for some reason.  PIOs will be interested.  This incident also shows why shouldn’t rely exclusively on social media for sharing news.  Patch-type posts, from what I gather, reach a wider audience, and are not so restricted..  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-police-chiefs-association-at-odds-with-facebook-over-post/2573347/?_osource=db_npd_nbc_wmaq_twt_shr .

Interim Libertyville police chief Roncone appointed permanently to the role, replacing Herdegen who retired after being on leave for last 7 months [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/libertyville/ct-lbr-new-police-chief-sworn-in-tl-0805-20210728-mvmaaxgmtne5xdgebo4kdv64xq-story.html.

Montgomery Police to Host ‘Chalk with a Cop’ At Montgomery Fest [On August 14.  Chalk will be provided, but kids can bring their own.] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/montgomery-police-to-host-chalk-with-a-cop-at-montgomery-fest/article_cd8db938-f160-11eb-b3e0-0b0c5218986a.html.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy seizes $1 million dollars in illegal drugs and is awarded FOP’s Meritorious Service Award [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/morgan-county-sheriffs-deputy-seizes-1-million-dollars-in-illegal-drugs-and-is-awarded-fops/article_5b206f34-ebd0-11eb-9981-8387b6ae3314.html.

On the GAO’s Watchdog Report Podcast. Federal Law Enforcement’s Use of Facial Recognition Technology [The focus is on federal agencies, and federal law enforcement, agencies that use facial recognition systems, and fears over privacy breaches.  The attitudes might become important,.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.gao.gov/podcast/federal-law-enforcements-use-facial-recognition-technology.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Public Safety Cadets,  A Win – Win For Teens,  Parents and The Community. [The guest has retired from local and federal law enforcement agencies, and now works with Cadet programs (see the organization’s site at  https://publicsafetycadets.org/ ) He compares and contrasts the organization’s work with the police explorer program] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/public-safety-cadets-a-win-win-for-teens-parents-a.

On the Line of Duty Podcast. Is It Now Better To Be Carried By Six Than Judged By 12? [Ron Barber talks about potentially deadly encounters in which officers used less-letha options to apprehend the attackers.  Off. Bieber’s assault is mentioned! SLC) [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://lineofduty.com/podcast-is-it-now-better-to-be-carried-by-six-than-judged-by-12/.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Katherine Schweit on how to end mass shootings [Her book /Stop the Killing/ is to be released on August 15, according to Amazon, and will be available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1225066232    Amazon, and her website (https://www.katherineschweit.com/ ) offer it for $34.00, just FYI.  Target Hardening is not one of the methods considered. SLC]  [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/katherine-schweit-on-how-to-end-mass-shootings.

On the Squad Room Podcast. Creating a New Model of Peer Support Using Technology with Bruce Valles [About how technology is being integrated into police wellness.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode140/ .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. New York Times Best-selling Author Jon Acuff and Soundtracks that can shape your future [Your soundtrack is the stories or observations you keep telling yourself.  The author recommends examining them by asking the three questions “Is it True?  Is it Kind?  Is it Helpful?” People can (must) choose their own soundtracks to change their life outcomes.  The principle reminded me of some of Kevin Gilmartin’s suggestions.  Motorcop was enthusiastic about the content of the book, which is available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1184122803  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/new-york-times-bestselling-author-jon-acuff-and-soundtracks-that-can-shape-your-future.

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Interview with Mandy, Communications Director, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, IL. [The interview is general and wide-ranging, but it’s nice to hear an Illinois dispatcher featured.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-396 .

P[eoria] PD Resource center marks one year since opening on Peoria’s East Bluff [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://week.com/2021/07/29/ppd-resource-center-marks-one-year-since-opening-on-peorias-east-bluff/.

Peoria police officer shot in leg [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/peoria-police-officer-shot-in-leg/ .

Police Commissioners Appoint Two Officers [Greenville] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/07/police-commissioners-appoint-two-officers/ .

Salute to Service Sgt. Bryan Waugh Greenville Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2021/07/salute-to-service-sgt-bryan-waugh-greenville-police-department/.

Staffing shortages cause Champaign police to temporarily suspend school resource officer program [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/staffing-shortages-cause-champaign-police-to-temporarily-suspend-school-resource-officer-program/article_fdfbdcca-f08a-11eb-94c1-b33b57f41eb6.html.

State’s Attorney Glasgow Announces Ninth K-9 Donated to Local Law Enforcement Agencies [The Monee Police Department received “Cap.” [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/states-attorney-glasgow-announces-ninth-k-9-donated-to-local-law-enforcement-agencies/.

Students partner with UIPD and create a crime map of campus [Using student help to analyze crime data, or, as Alexis Artwohl suggested, do crime research, could benefit both the students and the department.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/students-partner-with-uipd-and-create-a-crime-map-of-campus/.

Trooper Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver While At Traffic Stop [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/trooper-hit-by-suspected-drunk-driver-while-at-traffic-stop/ .

Via AELE. 2021 Public Safety Discipline and Internal Investigations Seminar : September 27-30, 2021 [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAO__Szj0oZUOUZIOVY0UUFLSENJTUE0VFRDQUE0NTBQOC4u.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. Police reform: Why it’s so tough to get – and keep – the right chief [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2021/0720/Police-reform-Why-it-s-so-tough-to-get-and-keep-the-right-chief.

Woman Killed In Police Shooting In Dolton [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/woman-killed-in-police-shooting-in-dolton/ .

Yorkville Police Department Employees Recognized [Web Page].  Accessed August 2, 2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-police-department-employees-recognized/article_7cf5ab70-f165-11eb-8b29-2fa66086ebed.html.

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