Local Police News: August 30, 2021

August 30, 2021

Bloomington names new police chief, decides against Springfield chief [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/bloomington-names-new-police-chief-decides-against-springfield-chief/article_fa072766-05ff-11ec-9e26-87d850f00232.html.

Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office co-responder program helps Oak Lawn police respond to mental health calls : Mental health professional assists in call via iPad or tablet [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/oak-lawn-mental-health-cook-county-sheriffs-office-police/10974741/.

COPA Investigating Encounter Between White CPD Officer, Black Woman Caught on Video [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/copa-investigating-encounter-between-white-cpd-officer-black-woman-caught-on-video/2601455/.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Suburban Heroes: Lake Zurich police officers lauded for saving two lives [“…In separate incidents, officers Andrew Heer and Greg Kingery used CPR to help rescue people experiencing medical emergencies.:] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210828/suburban-heroes-lake-zurich-police-officers-lauded-for-saving-two-lives.

Deputy shoots Alton man early Sunday [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Deputy-shoots-Alton-man-early-Sunday-16420509.php.

FBI Releases 2020 Hate Crime Statistics [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2020-hate-crime-statistics.

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Bridging the Gap: Using Sports to Build Trust with Local Law Enforcement [New report] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0947 .

Glen Carbon PD stormwater runoff plan on hold until 2023 [I hope they don’t wind up with a mold problem. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Glen-Carbon-PD-stormwater-runoff-plan-on-hold-16414734.php.

Grayslake man who stabbed lady apprehended by Lake County Sheriff’s Canine [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.statecrimewatch.com/2021/08/28/grayslake-man-who-stabbed-woman-apprehended-by-lake-county-sheriffs-canine/.

Homewood denies liquor license for proposed wine bar [That’s the headline, but the important part is that Officer Hernan Benuelos was sworn into his position with the police department.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/article/2021/aug/26/homewood-denies-liquor-license-proposed-wine-bar.

Illinois State Police Sergeant Injured When Suspected Drunken Driver Hits Squad Car On I-57 [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/08/28/illinois-state-police-i-57-dui-crash/.

Just Think Twice [Drug Abuse Prevention] Resources:  2020 DEA Drugs of Abuse Resource Guide , Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention , and Drug Fact Sheets  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJDEAJTT/bulletins/2eea4b0.

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office hires new patrol deputy [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/news/local/2021/08/27/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-hires-new-patrol-deputy/?utm_source=second-street&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Kendall+County+Now+Morning+Update.

Man charged after dragging Chicago police officer with car: officials [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/man-charged-after-dragging-chicago-police-officer-with-car/.

Officials announce death of former police chief for Fox Lake and Algonquin police departments [Russell B. Laine.  The article concludes, “A Celebration of Life service will be held on September 18 at 1 p.m. at the Light of Christ Church, 1700 Longmeadow Parkway in Algonquin.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/08/25/officials-announce-death-of-former-police-chief-for-fox-lake-and-algonquin-police-departments/?&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=todays_top_news_stories&utm_term=2021-08-30.

On Chicago: Policing After Officer Ella French’s Death  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: http://disq.us/t/40fg872  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Investigation & Handling of Two Mass Shootings. The Holocaust Museum & Navy Yard, How to Stop Them. [Guest Katherine Schweit talks about her book /Stop The Killing: : How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis/.  She had been, among other things, a Cook County prosecutor. Her analysis of the Navy Yard shootings is particularly interesting! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-investigation-handling-of-two-mass-shootings-t.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Assessing fentanyl exposure risks for law enforcement officers [May not say anything new, but might be a good reminder for approaching drugs — and of other situations besides shopping when you will want a mask.  SLC].   [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/ep-8-20-21-dr-john-williams-fentanyl.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Back to school: The challenges SROs face as children return to the classroom [The guest discusses the many issues affecting the current generation of students.  Mental Health issues are expected to be particularly troubling.  He also reports that only 33 school districts in the US have wanted to discontinue their SRO programs.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/back-to-school-the-challenges-sros-face-as-children-return-to-the-classroom.

On the Squad Room Podcast. Changing a Broken Culture: How One Officer’s Suicide Changed an Entire Department with Lorenzo Glenn [The candid discussion of policies that did, and did not, work, could be helpful in planning future agency peer support groups.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode142/ .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Mental Health for Veterans and First Responders with Lauren Rich [She is a veteran/responder therapist, and provides useful information for selecting one that best suits a patient.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/mental-health-for-veterans-and-first-responders-with-lauren-rich.

Person Arrested After Allegedly Shooting at Officers a Block from Chicago Police Headquarters [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/person-arrested-after-allegedly-shooting-at-officers-a-block-from-chicago-police-headquarters/2601733/.

Salute to Service Officer Katelyn Lucia : Greenville Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2021/08/salute-to-service-officer-katelyn-lucia-greenville-police-department/.

Services to be held for Lt. Aaron Landers [:Landers died after a crash on August 22 in Champaign. He was riding his motorcycle when he was hit by a vehicle”  The state put out a flag-lowering alert:  https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.23828.html] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/services-to-be-held-for-lt-aaron-landers/ .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Avoid Over Familiarity in Juvenile Detention (An important reminder that juvenile offenders are still offenders.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/avoid-over-familiarity-in-juvenile-detention/ .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. Back the Badge festival supports law enforcement [“…hundreds of people recently showed up to the Farmer City Raceway to support law enforcement by enjoying music and beer at the Back the Badge festival.  The festival was organized by the Back the Blue Champaign County Facebook group.”  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://apbweb.com/2021/08/back-the-badge-festival-supports-law-enforcement/ .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Police1. Research: Why 21 feet is not a ‘safe’ distance : Key officer safety takeaways from a multiphase study that put the 21-foot rule to the test [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/officer-safety/articles/research-why-21-feet-is-not-a-safe-distance-hqhPkS6wViECV6Fq/

Village and Police Officer Immune From Liability in Drunk Driving Incident [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/08/village-and-police-officer-immune-from.html.

Watchdog Report Finds ShotSpotter Alerts Rarely Lead CPD To Evidence Of Actual Gun Crime [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/08/24/inspector-general-shotspotter-report-chicago-police-evidence-gun-crimes/.

‘We did it’: Officer hurt in Ella French deadly shooting celebrates 7-year CPD anniversary [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/we-did-it-officer-hurt-in-ella-french-deadly-shooting-celebrates-7-year-cpd-anniversary/ .

Bonus Podcasts

From the Lexipol Blog. Taking the Pain Out of Disciplining Public Safety Employees [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/taking-the-pain-out-of-disciplining-public-safety-employees/.

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Tips From a Top TED Talker on How to Be Heard [We can all benefit from improving our ability to communicate.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/tips-from-a-top-ted-talker-on-how-to-be-heard.

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Today’s show takes us into the “real” Chicago P.D. with retired Detective Lieutenant Richard Rybicki! [A long, nostalgic chat about Chicago policing in the 1980s.  The podcast itself could be good to know about if you have aspirations for writing stories, though.  And I found his description of the state of Chicago gangs particularly interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/4a09dd59/030-detective-lieutenant-richard-rybicki-takes-us-into-the-real-chicago-pd.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. He is a Corrections Officer and a Super Hero. [“Amazing story of Yuri Williams and his mission to help sick children, veterans in the hospital and the houseless.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/he-is-a-corrections-officer-and-a-super-hero.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The least talked about form of child sexual abuse. Sexually abused for 6 years. She tells her story and her empowering recovery.[She experienced some sibling sexual abuse, starting at the age of six.  She goes on to describe how the experience affected her as she reached adolescence, and how she recognized and dealt with her trauma.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-least-talked-about-form-of-child-sexual-abuse.

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Watch Your Six with Jonathan Parker [The Watch Your Six Podcast used to be a great resource for improving home live and mental wellness.  The host is still active, teaching about these topics.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/watch-your-six-with-jonathan-parker

The COPreneur Path Podcast. How Video Can Help Your Business Make More Meaningful Connections with Customers  [The information can be goof both for business owners, and for PDs, too! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/6nr4y3kn .

The COPreneur Path Podcast. Career Change, Transition, and Development for Law Enforcement and First Responders [The guest does in the UK what the host does in the US.  They spend a lot of time talking about how police departments would help officers find their post-career future (and, in a way, what agencies could do to keep officers).  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/489lq2jn .

U.S. Department of Justice JustGrants website [Just FYI;. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-30-2021. Available at: https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/?utm_campaign=fundingtips&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

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