Local Police News: August 8, 2022

August 9, 2022

Update to Illinois Department of Transportation Permits:  To comply with the national harmonization efforts, the Illinois Department of Transportation Permit Office will release a new look tomorrow Wednesday 8/3/2022 at noon.  There will be valid current look permits that customers will use for a couple of weeks until they expire. …Any officer questioning the validity of a permit should verify through the ITAP system.  

IDOT Harmonization Permit Samples  [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://illinoistruckcops-my.sharepoint.com/personal/mfisher_illinoistruckcops_com/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fmfisher%5Fillinoistruckcops%5Fcom%2FDocuments%2FIDOT%20Permit%20Samples&ga=1 .

2 Chicago police officers maced while attempting to make arrest on West Side, department says  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/2-cpd-officers-maced-while-attempting-to-make-arrest.

Army veteran who quit CPD to help Ukraine back in Chicago, seeks support for volunteer organization  =Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-officer-ukraine-war-news/12108276/ .

Bement Chief of Police reunites family in the Philippines  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/bement-chief-of-police-reunites-family-in-the-phillipines/ .

Beyond Call of Duty honors fallen officers [The organization, and the bus they travel in, sounds interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/beyond-call-of-duty-honors-fallen-officers/  .

Notes: More details:  https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Mobile-memorial-honors-fallen-St-Louis-detective-17354239.php

Chicago police add new CTA train patrols; K-9 units to return  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-cta-red-line-train-police/12108793/ .

Chicago Police Stats on Carjacking Arrests Appear to Conflict With City Data [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/chicago-police-stats-on-carjacking-arrests-appear-to-conflict-with-city-data/2905020/ .

Decatur Police commend volunteers for reducing crime [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at:  https://www.wcia.com/news/decatur-police-commend-volunteers-for-reducing-crime/ .

Decatur Police Department, child advocacy group team up in trauma response program [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/decatur-police-department-child-advocacy-group-team-up-in-trauma-response-program/article_cdf33620-11f6-11ed-ad1e-e3050725f6e4.html .

Edwardsville Police Department chaplain also a resource for citizens [Chaplain John Roberts[ [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Police-chaplain-to-be-introduced-at-city-council-17343560.php .

Fallen Chicago police officer badge to be retired Sunday [Ella French]

 [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/fallen-chicago-police-officer-badge-to-be-retired-Sunday/ .

Family of Dolton man killed in police pursuit awarded millions after lawsuit [The circumstances might be good for discussion.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/family-of-dolton-man-killed-in-police-pursuit-awarded-millions-after-lawsuit/ .

FBI Chicago Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie Jr. to Retire  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/chicago/news/press-releases/fbi-chicago-special-agent-in-charge-emmerson-buie-jr-to-retire

Forensic DNA Testing: Cold Cases Solved :  Tuesday, August 16, 2022  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM [A program to be held at the Messenger Public Library of North Aurora.  The fact of it is interesting, and might be an inspiration for a policing-related program at your local public library.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://northaurora.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=18082&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/08/04 .

Granite City Police’s Novacich to lead Cross-River Crime Task Force [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Granite-City-Police-major-named-as-new-head-of-17351904.php .

Illinois State Police Squad Car Struck by DUI Driver in Scott’s Law Related Crash [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/illinois-state-police-squad-car-struck-by-dui-driver-in-scotts-law-related-crash/.

Jon A. Ripskey (Retired captain, Naperville Police Department) Obituary [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/naperville-sun/name/jon-ripsky-obituary?id=36153455 .

Man punched Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax after fleeing domestic and being tracked down in Fox Lake, police say [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/08/05/man-punched-lake-county-sheriff-k-9-dax-after-fleeing-domestic-and-being-tracked-down-in-fox-lake-police-say/

Mother of fallen CPD Officer Ella French: ‘I am so proud of the human being and the woman that is Ella’ [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/chicago-police-retire-memorialize-ella-frenchs-star .

North Chicago police officers who arrested Highland Park shooter honored with flags flown at U.S. Capitol [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/08/04/north-chicago-police-officers-who-arrested-highland-park-shooter-honored-with-flags-flown-at-u-s-capitol/ .

Off-duty Madison city officer charged in shooting [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Off-duty-Madison-city-officer-charged-in-shooting-17352254.php .

Ordinance Calls For Springfield PD Training On ”Fair And Impartial Policing”  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/08/03/ordinance-calls-for-spd-training-on-fair-and-impartial-policing/ .

Patrol Deputy Jacquelyn Mielke named employee of the quarter  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/patrol-deputy-jacquelyn-mielke-named-employee-of-the-quarter/article_1e19110a-14eb-11ed-b7e3-535f47057851.html .

Police officer kicked in the head while trying to arrest man at Crystal Lake business [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/08/04/police-officer-kicked-in-the-head-while-trying-to-arrest-man-at-crystal-lake-business/  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Evanston Police Department reassigns Community Policing Unit members due to staff shortages [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/08/04/city/evanston-police-department-reassigns-community-policing-unit-members-due-to-staff-shortages/ .

Notes: WLS’s perspective:  https://abc7chicago.com/evanston-police-department-il-illinois-labor-shortage/12099906/

Daily Herald — may require registration . Lake Barrington to ink new deal with sheriff’s office for police services [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220807/lake-barrington-to-ink-new-deal-with-sheriffs-office-for-police-services .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Three opportunities to fish with police this month in DuPage County [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220802/three-opportunities-to-fish-with-police-this-month-in-dupage-county .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Wayne police working to corral pigs on the loose [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220803/wayne-police-working-to-corral-pigs-on-the-loose  .

Notes: More details from WLS:  https://abc7chicago.com/wayne-illinois-il-pigs-loose/12097933

Police rescue band members stranded on back of fire truck after parade in Lake Forest [The police involved were from Wisconsin, but it the story interested me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/08/05/police-rescue-band-members-stranded-on-back-of-fire-truck-after-parade-in-lake-forest/ .

Police, state’s attorney hold town hall as Lake County experiences ‘extreme uptick’ in gun violence [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/08/07/police-states-attorney-hold-town-hall-as-lake-county-experiences-extreme-uptick-in-gun-violence/ .

Springfield Officer recognized for saving a life  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/springfield-officer-recognized-for-saving-a-life/article_c076b4da-1431-11ed-a765-6333c8b1f76e.html .

‘We’re triaging’: Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle in US cities [Not specifically Illinois, but I was surprised to see this in a Decatur-area news source.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/national/were-triaging-cops-combat-violent-crime-as-ranks-dwindle-in-us-cities/article_cbf5ecf4-5d18-56cd-b3dd-2a962068e9a7.html .

National Night Out Coverage

After tragedy, Highland Park National Night Out strengthens community, police bond  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/highland-park-parade-shooting/after-tragedy-highland-park-national-night-out-strengthens-community-police-bond/.

Amid rise in gun violence, Rock Island celebrates National Night Out [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/rock-island-national-night-out-2022/526-d8dc75ec-6128-4d28-8c7f-eadf6356be7f .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Food, activities — and helicopter — draws multi-community crowd to Night Out Party in Carpentersville [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-carpentersville-night-out-st-0805-20220803-lonls42f3jgnniw3nkb7hp6p4q-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. National Night Out in Aurora all about making community connections [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-night-out-st-0804-20220803-l4wcvjor25fcxj6un5isyxhocy-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/ .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. National Night Out puts Elmwood police officers ‘face to face’ and in conversation with residents  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/ct-elm-national-night-out-aquatic-center-tl-0811-20220805-jm4vuox37jb2dllk36n5fn6i3a-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/ .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Participants at Oak Lawn National Night Out support police, but some question use of force in arrest of 17-year-old [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-oak-lawn-national-night-out-st-0804-20220803-qrqcyi4e6jhypchdayquyyqjce-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/ .

UIPD hopes to build ‘strong’ community partnerships on National Night Out [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/uipd-hopes-to-build-strong-community-partnerships-on-national-night-out/.

Podcasts and Professional Development

FBI Law Enforceent Bulletin Online — August 2022 [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/   .

Notes: The lead article is “Depression in the Ranks – Officers in such a high-stress career can experience depression, and agencies have a responsibility to help them maintain their mental health.”  The Community Outreach Spotlight about National Faith and Blue Weekend, which will be October 7-10, 2022.

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog[“. Court Rejects First Amendment Claim Involving Persons’ Failure to Provide ID [“…the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion finding no First Amendment violation where three individuals failed to provide their ID to a police officer where there was probable cause to arrest them.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2022/08/court-rejects-first-amendment-claim.html.

From the Lexipol Blog. Employee Retention: Preventing a “Great Resignation” in Your Public Safety Agency [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/employee-retention-preventing-a-great-resignation-in-your-public-safety-agency/ .

From the Lexipol Blog. Police & Press Interactions:  A Legal Understanding [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/police-press-interactionsa-legal-understanding/ .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. The Robert Crimo Incident Report [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/08/04/the-robert-crimo-incident-report/.

National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) 39th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference & Trade Show, in Milwaukee, WI, September 25-30, 2022 [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.ntoa.org/conferences/tactical-conference/ .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Escape the Safety Trap [The guest had been with Gavin DeBecker’s organization.  You have probably heard some of these observations, but his discussion of the problems with the “Run, Hide, Fight” concept in a school context surprised me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/escaping-the-safety-trap-bi6tYPph .

Notes: The book /The Safety Trap: A Security Expert’s Secrets for Staying Safe in a Dangerous World/ doesn’t appear to be at any libraries yet, but here’s its Amazon page:  https://www.amazon.com/Safety-Trap-Security-Experts-Dangerous/dp/1250258146/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1YJ2TESAL0LZG&keywords=safety+trap+spencer+coursen&qid=1659988131&s=books&sprefix=safety+trap+spenser+coursen%2Cstripbooks%2C85&sr=1-1

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Future-Proof Your Body by Practicing Good Posture [Back in the day, I recall training classes about safe police movement.  The posture suggestions are sure to be helpful for at least part of the physical issues those old classes used to cover.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/future-proof-your-body-by-practicing-good-posture-m2bzrJa4 .

Notes: I couldn’t find a library that had the book, but here’s the Amazon link for /Sit Up Straight: Futureproof Your Body Against Chronic Pain with 12 Simple Mo…/  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982181567/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_H1YHQZWQSE22XFEKGN9N

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. The Power of Writing & Publishing a Direct Response Book [The guest helps entrepreneurs compose “books”:  short, helpful books.  He talks about the value of short, to-the-point books on specific topics, compared with comprehensive tomes, and how those short books help business.  Interesting concept!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/lnqrvqw8-the-power-of-writing-publishing-a-direct-response-book .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Murder of Deputy Kyle Dinkheller Caught On Video Camera – His Father’s Mission. Special Episode [The conversation about “survivor’s guilt” in one of the last segments, is an aspect of this confrontation that deserves more attention.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-murder-of-deputy-kyle-dinkheller-caught-on-vid .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Recruitment best practices from the largest state police agency in America  [California Highway Patrol practices are the focus, but the ideas offered and discussed are something to think about.  The importance of mentoring during the basic training process in retaining applicants is also considered.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/recruitment-best-practices-from-the-largest-state-police-agency-in-america/.

On the Squad Room Podcast. 9 Tactics of Positive Discipline to Get Massive Results From Your People [You have probably heard, or thought of, these suggestions yourself; but sometimes it’s a good reminder to reinforce what one already knows.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode161 /.

On the Street Cop Training Podcast. Want to Become a Cop? Here’s What You Need to Know!  [The host shares the answers he gives when he is asked these questions.  See how his answers compare with yours.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://anchor.fm/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Want-to-Become-a-Cop–Heres-What-You-Need-to-Know-e1m54co .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. WYE in the News – Uvalde Command, Communications and Forcible Entry [A retired motor cop and a fire service officer give their perspective on the situation.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/wye-in-the-news-uvalde-command-communications-and-forcible-entry/.

Postmortem CT Scans: Can They Effectively Replace Full Autopsies?  Study examines the impact of CT scans on workflow and tallies the cost savings of postmortem CT in lieu of full autopsy. [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/postmortem-ct-scans-can-they-effectively-replace-full-autopsies?

Table of Contents Alert. Crime & Delinquency- Volume: 68, Number: 9 (August 2022)  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cadc/68/9 .

Table of Contents Alert. Police Quarterly- Volume: 25, Number: 3 (September 2022) [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pqxa/25/3 .

Via In the Line of Duty. Video Shows Police Arresting Buffalo Tops Super Market  [The footage is presented without comment.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://lineofduty.com/video-shows-police-arresting-buffalo-tops-super-market/.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. How2LoveOurCops.org [The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy had included its “Pray for the Patch” posting for the Illinois State Police in one if its Daily Clips ( https://www.how2loveourcops.org/pray-for-the-patch-illinois-state-police/  ).  It sounded like an organization that might interest you.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.how2loveourcops.org/about/mission/.

We Hear from Don Batko. Tuesday August 2 was the anniversary of the  assassination of James Butler Hickok aka “Wild Bill “ Hickok who was murdered on that date in 1876 in Deadwood , I. T. (later on SD).  His killer, Jack McCall, although originally acquitted by a miner’s court, was eventually tracked down by U S Marshals, tried, convicted and hanged.   (We also wish him a comfortable isolation as he recovers from COVID-19.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-8-2022. Available at: https://www.biography.com/personality/wild-bill-hickok  .

Notes: Incidentally, his assassination was the origin of the “Dead Man’s Hand”:  https://bicyclecards.com/article/the-dead-mans-hand/

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