Local Police News: December 6, 2021

March 3, 2022

Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff. Firefighter Lieutenant Garrett E. Ramos (Sterling Fire Department).  Please lower the United States flags and the State flags…from: Sunrise: Tuesday December 7, 2021 until Sunset: Thursday, December 9, 2021 [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/24234-URGENT_NOTICE_Notice_to_Proceed_Memo.pdf

Notes: The flags should be at half-staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, too:

Former Libertyville police chief dies; 2nd former chief to die in a week [Patrick Carey] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/12/04/former-libertyville-police-chief-dies-2nd-former-chief-to-die-in-a-week/  .

Notes: Here’s a link to his obituary: https://www.donnellanfuneral.com/obituaries/Patrick-William-Carey?obId=23226006#/obituaryInfo

I received an email announcing the passing of Steve Huffman, former deputy chief at the St Charles Police Department, and former chief at Antioch, passed away recently.  No arrangements had been made, but I’ll pass them on when they become available.  SLC

2 CPD officers hurt, 21 arrested after large crowds of teens gather in Loop, Chicago police say  [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-crime-loop-police/11303965/ .

Bodycam footage released of Bensenville officer shot 8 times while responding to domestic call [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/bodycam-footage-released-of-bensenville-officer-shot-8-times-while-responding-to-domestic-call/  .

Calumet City Police Carjacked While Searching for Carjacking Suspects [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/calumet-city-police-carjacked-while-searching-for-carjacking-suspects/2696756/  .

CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER SHOT IN CALUMET HEIGHTS, CPD SAYS [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/amp/chicago-shooting-police-officer-shot-in-calumet-heights/11291283/  .

CPD, COPA investigating after off-duty officer shot in Roscoe Village [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/cpd-copa-investigating-after-off-duty-officer-shot-in-roscoe-village/  .

CPD retirees taking decades of experience with them [Champaign Police Department  By the way, does your agency have any way of preserving its organizational knowledge?  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.news-gazette.com/news/cpd-retirees-taking-decades-of-experience-with-them/article_89556aa3-7fd5-5ac8-b353-0ee038374118.html  .

Evanston police hold gun buyback event [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/evanston-police-hold-gun-buyback-event/  .

Fatal Buffalo Grove shooting: What kind of training do suburban cops get on mental health issues? [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211203/fatal-buffalo-grove-shooting-what-kind-of-training-do-suburban-cops-get-on-mental-health-issues .

Illinois authorities recover millions worth of stolen goods connected to organized retail theft [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/illinois-authorities-recover-millions-worth-of-stolen-goods-connected-to-organized-retail-theft/  .

Police chief says armed man who was shot and killed by police was the one who called 911 prior to shooting [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/12/03/police-chief-says-armed-man-who-was-shot-and-killed-by-police-was-the-one-who-called-911-prior-to-shooting/ .

Several agencies investigating officer involved shooting [Iroquois Co.   The shooting took place during a domestic disturbance.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/several-agencies-investigating-officer-involved-shooting/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Cop car on way to call crashes into Little Village home containing children, causing wooden beam to fall into living room [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-squad-car-crash-20211204-qhbox7fqrfhcpncp653c62wuim-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Oak Park’s Citizen Police Oversight Committee reviews four complaints against police, asks for video of incidents  [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-police-oversight-tl-1209-20211206-nw3ll6bwc5fgxmyyqwjkqrwiza-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Holy cow! Loose animal hoofs it down Randall Road in Elgin before police make bovine bust [Elgin PD had to do some wrangling.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211203/holy-cow-loose-animal-hoofs-it-down-randall-road-in-elgin-before-police-make-bovine-bust  .

From Law Officer. Detroit police officers rescue four kidnapped children [Not Illinois, but I had seen this news posted on Facebook, with the observation that there are no routine traffic stops.  Chatting can save lives, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.lawofficer.com/detroit-police-officers-rescue-four-kidnapped-children/  .

Shane Brandel appointed Decatur police chief [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/shane-brandel-appointed-decatur-police-chief/article_f13ce60c-545b-11ec-a7c2-7f4812892885.html  .

Urbana Police hands out two lifesaver awards [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/urbana-police-hands-out-two-lifesaver-awards/  .

Yorkville working to equip police with body cameras : Officers expected to be wearing devices within a year [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/news/local/2021/12/01/yorkville-working-to-equip-police-with-body-cameras/  .

From the Aftermath Blog. Everything You Need to Know About the Omicron Variant [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.aftermath.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-omicron-variant/  .

From the Lexipol Blog. What Makes Your Agency Tick? 3 Factors for Understanding Organizational Behavior  [This information is key to figuring out why a group does what it does, and can apply outside of a law enforcement agency, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/what-makes-your-agency-tick-3-factors-for-understanding-organizational-behavior/  .


Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Beyond the “Ferguson Effect” on Crime: Examining its Influence on Law Enforcement Personnel [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287211052440   .

From Calibre Press. Ethics & Journalism: Are Reporters Following the Code?  [PIOs should find this piece, and the linked Code of Ethics, interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2021/12/ethics-journalism-are-reporters-following-the-code/?utm_source=Calibre Press Newsletter   .

From Calibre Press. VIDEO: Cop’s 9 rounds kill wheelchair-bound man making threats with a knife. [FYI.  (and another example of the value of training from incident videos.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2021/12/video-cops-9-rounds-kill-wheelchair-bound-man-making-threats-with-a-knife/ .

Getting High and Driving , from the Just Think Twice site [The way this information is presented could be helpful to officers who work with driving students.  I hope they are still doing that!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/getting-high-and-driving#.Ya7Dz-sVPcc.twitter   .

On Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum Podcast. New Laws for 2022 [This episode consists of calls from podcast listeners, who talk about laws due to go into effect in 2022.  Some of the analysis is a bit whimsical, but the fact of the laws are interesting.  The host then explains and analyzes aspects of those laws.  The information isn’t specifically law enforcement-related, but could become important. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2021/12/59-new-laws-for-2022.html.

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Retired DPS Trooper Ken Emerson talks about the national shortage of police officers and how his business finds police jobs for military veterans. [The guest doesn’t limit his assistance to veterans: his services are available to anyone interested in becoming a police officer.  The guest and the hosts then discuss the current state of police recruitment.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/retired-dps-trooper-ken-emerson-talks-about-the-national-shortage-of-police-officers-and-how-his-business-finds-police-jobs-for-military-veterans .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. How to Use Your Website Alongside Social Media [The host discusses his philosophy for using social media.  His observations are insightful, and could help anyone who uses Social Media to share information.  SLC  By the way, I posted this one earlier, but the link was fouled.  This one should work better] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/5nzw70l8  .

On the Disaster Podcast. Disaster Family Liaison Officer Training with Moose Mutlow [The guest trains staff at national parks.  His book, /When Accidents Happen : Managing Crisis Communication as a Family Liaison Officer/, is based on his program to help staff help park guests in the midst of crisis.  It doesn’t appear to be at any libraries yet, but here’s the Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HB5KNKF/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_AQQRG1CMAG47P518GXRZ   It sounds like helpful information.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2021/12/disaster-family-liaison-officer-training-with-moose-mutlow/ .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. First Responder Cell Phone Use On-Duty [Gordon Graham reminds viewers not to use one while driving, and to consider the optics and civil liability of using one.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/first-responder-cell-phone-use-on-duty/.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Police1. The importance of social media in criminal investigation analysis (white paper)  [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-products/investigation/investigative-software/articles/the-importance-of-social-media-in-criminal-investigation-analysis-white-paper-LyYvuwWD14sIN0YQ/   .

On the Squad Room Podcast. We’ve Always Done It This Way: Bringing Police Training Out of the Dark Ages with Adam Haidary of PolicePosts and Be Effective [The guest advocates for the use of footage from real encounters for training, and gives some suggestions for training without a training budget.  He leaves out the educational power of reading, though.  And I doubt the guest’s choice of expletives will distress you much.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode147/ .

The discussion from The Squad Room Podcast reminded me of this piece:

War Stories are Teaching Moments [Web Page].  Accessed 12-6-2021. Available at: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1spalrb

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