Local Police News Citations : May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

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Bolingbrook Police Department’s K9 Ava to get donation of body armor [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/bolingbrook-police-departments-k9-ava-to-get-donation-of-body-armor/.

Buffalo-Mechanicsburg Police Dept. Seeking Interim Police Chief  [Thanks to MTU #10 for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://mailchi.mp/mtu10/mechanicsburg-police-department-seeking-interim-chief?e=56661d5a3c.

CFD paramedic candidate comes to aid of 2 wounded officers on 1st day [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/cfd-paramedic-candidate-comes-to-aid-of-2-officers-on-1st-day/10667522/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Law & Order column: Round Lake police have a new chief [David Prus,.  Also recognized were Cmdr. Rob Bell and Sgt. Rob Robinson] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-law-and-order-st-0524-20210521-kogt5guofzhphkvckamz4ypcdq-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

DuPage Forest Preserve District Police: Protecting our Preserves [A new, short, video, describing its structure and activities.  Thanks to Det. Sgt. Rick Splittgerber for passing it on!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://youtu.be/p7LX9PQg83g  .

Edwardsville Police add 2 more hybrids to fleet [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Edwardsville-Police-add-2-more-hybrids-to-fleet-16195228.php.

Fifth Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing [The nomination period has been extended until June 28] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award .

Homewood, Flossmoor police chiefs stress training, policy changes, collaboration and transparency  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/article/2021/may/20/homewood-flossmoor-police-chiefs-stress-training-policy-changes-collaboration .

ISP investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in Troy [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/isp-investigating-deadly-officer-involved-shooting-in-troy/article_02d80964-bbfa-11eb-a0a3-df8f5ebf8e0a.html.

JUSTINFO Newsletter : Volume 27, Issue 10 [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/justinfo/may-15-2021?utm_campaign=justinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

Kane County Sheriff’s Office Sees Success with New Special Victims Team [“The five person team is made up of detectives and social workers who work with victims to avoid further victimization.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kane-county-sheriffs-office-sees-success-with-new-special-victims-team/article_bf3ec5c4-b804-11eb-8285-db084c81758b.html#utm_source=wspynews.com&utm_

Lawmaker thanks trooper for help with car tire trouble [Rep. Thomas Bennet] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/lawmaker-thanks-trooper-for-help-with-car-tire-trouble/article_c4c73198-b81d-11eb-9d0f-f7859f545022.html.

New Campaign Features Chicago Mothers Affected By Police Violence [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/new-campaign-features-chicago-mothers-affected-by-police-violence/2516239/.

Officers work together to save man’s life [Chatham] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/officers-work-together-to-save-mans-life/  .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. One Man’s Impossible Quest — To Make Friends in Adulthood [The focus is masculine friendship.  Not only good personal advice, but helpful in working with people in general.  These libraries have his book:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1242827610 ] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/one-mans-impossible-quest-to-make-friends-in-adult.

On the In the Line of Duty’ Podcast. To Vaccinate or Not, that is the Question! [Dr. Andrew Dennis, medical director for the Illinois State Police, weighs in.] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://lineofduty.com/podcast-to-vaccinate-or-not-that-is-the-question/.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. The toughest job in law enforcement: Investigating online child sexual exploitation [His description of juggling conversations with predators made me dizzy.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/the-toughest-job-in-law-enforcement-investigating-online-child-sexual-exploitation.

Only Minor Injuries in Sugar Grove Crash Involving Police Officer [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/only-minor-injuries-in-sugar-grove-crash-involving-police-officer/article_5049c0e6-bcb5-11eb-ba9f-6759d11d0c79.html?utm_medium=social&utm

Option to text 911 coming to Macon Co. [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/option-to-text-911-coming-to-macon-co/article_16531b34-bcca-11eb-a5ff-9b5b9caa26bf.html.

Park Ridge police formally join suburban burglary investigation task force [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-burglary-task-force-tl-0527-20210520-4qhr4uavcjalrkb7b2pv5fd7wa-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Police: Woman Calls 911 In Villa Park To Report Person With Gun, Gets Shot And Killed By Officers After Coming At Them With Pellet Gun [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/24/villa-park-woman-shot-killed-by-police/ .

Police Ambush Prevention & Response [PoliceOne webinar] May 26 at 2 p.m. ET [Thanks to SCCJA for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/newsletters/police1-highlights/police1-webinar-police-ambush-prevention-eblast-5-20-21/?utm

Suspect killed after firing at Red Bud Police officer [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/suspect-killed-after-firing-at-red-bud-police-officer/article_f1270a9e-bc08-11eb-9c76-13501180e4de.html.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. Liberal Media Viewers Are Misinformed About Crime in America [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/liberal_media_viewers_are_misinformed_about_crime_in_america .

Will County To Honor Fallen Officers [What they did for Police Memorial Day on May 20] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/will-county-to-honor-fallen-officers/ .

Officer Chris Oberheim news

Police officer dead after shootout with suspect [Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-officer-dead-in-shootout-with-suspect/?fbclid=IwAR1vOoio0p22sT3tSVf0BsG164Q7WQPPK695ZdlB6U3bFCrL9m7A4TKXzzo.

Memorial service set for fallen Champaign police officer [More details:  https://www.wandtv.com/news/celebration-of-life-visitation-information-released-for-chris-oberheim/article_8d9d4de4-baa5-11eb-b343-97a5ee4647b5.html  The service will be held on May 26] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-memorial-service-set-for-fallen-champaign-police-officer/article_ea4628ad-29b1-541f-aa9b-dbb72f0578c8.html.

Honor the Fallen. United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately until Sunset on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. [for] Officer Chris Oberheim, Champaign Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23346 .

Oberheim family supported by community following loved one’s death [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/oberheim-family-supported-by-community-following-loved-ones-death/.

Slain Officer’s Body Escorted Through Central Illinois [hampaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/slain-champaign-police-officers-body-escorted-through-central-illinois/2515392/.

Champaign police urge public to line procession route for fallen officer  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/champaign-police-urge-public-to-line-procession-route-for-fallen-officer/article_d6d2fb8a-866d-5528-8c44-0ab3e69e037a.html?utm_medium=social&utm

‘A really good cop’: Decatur police chief reflects on Chris Oberheim’s legacy [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/a-really-good-cop-decatur-police-chief-reflects-on-chris-oberheims-legacy/article_19c81f80-b8d8-11eb-b0b5-5f3dd1c09117.html.

Business makes signs to honor fallen officer [The proceeds go to Off. Oberheim’s family. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/business-makes-signs-to-honor-fallen-officer/.

Woman brings lunch to grieving officers [Champaign] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/woman-brings-lunch-to-grieving-officers/.

GoFundMe supporting Oberheim family passes $100K [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/gofundme-supporting-oberheim-family-passes-100k/article_5fd6246e-ba71-11eb-94e6-2b998cdd2189.html.

Man arrested after writing on fallen officer’s squad car [The article doesn’t say what he wrote.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/man-arrested-after-writing-on-fallen-officers-squad-car/.

 

Podcasts and Journal Articles

Current Trends in Law Enforcement Uniforms : Changes to make uniforms more durable and yet more comfortable for the officer have improved the day-to-day lives of officers around the globe [Just FYI: the psychology of uniforms have interested me ever since I read a 1970s article about the power of the LE leisure jacket.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.officer.com/on-the-street/apparel/article/21216731/current-trends-in-law-enforcement-uniforms?utm_source=Officer+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS210513060&o_eid=8651J0773901F0M&rdx.ident%5Bpull%5D=omeda%7C8651J0773901F0M&oly_enc_id=8651J0773901F0M.

Police Quarterly Volume 24 Issue 1, March 2021 Table of Contents [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pqxa/24/1 .

Police Quarterly- Volume: 24, Number: 2 (June 2021)  : Table of Contents  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pqxa/24/2

From Calibre Press. How Do We Stop the Gun Violence? [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.calibrepress.com/2021/05/how-do-we-stop-the-gun-violence/?utm_source=Calibre Press Newsletter .

From Governing.Com. The Clouded Legacy of ‘Broken Windows’ Policing  : It’s been with us for nearly four decades, but we still can’t definitively answer the question of whether it prevents crime in our cities. [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.governing.com/assessments/the-clouded-legacy-of-broken-windows-policing?utm_term=The%20Clouded%20Legacy%20of%20%5Cu2018Broken%20Windows%5Cu2019%20Policing&utm

From the Aftermath Blog. Blood Cleanup is Better Left to the True Professionals  [You probably know what Aftermath would have to say, but the information might be helpful to pass on , if the need arises.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.aftermath.com/blog/blood-cleanup-better-left-to-professionals/ .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. How to Keep Your Edge as You Get Older  [This episode might make you feel good.  You are probably already doijng the movement, exercise, andweight lifting the guest suggests.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/how-to-keep-your-edge-as-you-get-older.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. “If we don’t stop evil, who’s going to do it?”  Staging a Murder to Protect a Witness From Organized Crim [The SSAIC of the ATF’s Phoenix office, Cheri Oz, talks about Fentanyl, the Mexican Mafia, and her undercover activities (and how she balanced family and professional responsibilities.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/staging-a-murder-to-protect-a-witness-from-organiz.

On the Squad Room Podcast. Protecting Your Privacy with Pete James of OfficerPrivacy.Com [The guest was on the Badge Boys podcast in January, but the topic remains important.  Just FYI.  His discussion of preparting for post-retirement employment is interesting, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-24-2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode136/ .

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