Local Police News: February 14, 2022

March 3, 2022

Bensenville police officer wounded in line of duty continues long road to recovery [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/bensenville-police-officer-wounded-in-line-of-duty-continues-long-road-to-recovery/  .

Champaign Police Department hiring entry-level and experienced police officers [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/champaign-police-department-hiring-entry-level-and-experienced-police-officers/  .

CPD Officer James Hunt, Who Said On Viral Video He’s Killed ‘Mother——s,’ Is Stripped Of Police Powers After New Complaint Surfaces [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/02/14/cpd-officer-james-hunt-who-said-on-viral-video-hes-killed-mother-s-is-stripped-of-police-powers-after-new-complaint-surfaces/  .

Crash Involving 2 Police Officers, Suspect Reported On South Side [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/02/10/cpd-crash-south-side/  .

In Focus: As community members remain split on SROs in Niles Township high schools, the district fails to act [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/02/11/lateststories/in-focus-as-community-members-remain-split-on-sros-in-niles-township-high-schools-the-district-fails-to-act/  .

Local Sheriff Departments to Offer Annual Scholarship [Kendall Co.] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/local-sheriff-departments-to-offer-annual-scholarship/article_7a2b87bc-8912-11ec-84dc-db0fa4551ef9.html  .

Man falsely reported active shooter, led police on a standoff in Richmond that left 3 officers injured [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/02/13/man-falsely-reported-active-shooter-led-police-on-a-standoff-in-richmond-that-left-3-officers-injured/  .

No Pension for CPD Officer Fired for Beating of Bartender Caught on Video, Court Rules [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/no-pension-for-cpd-officer-fired-for-beating-of-bartender-caught-on-video-court-rules/2753673/  .

Officer exodus: CPD departures not keeping up with hiring [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/no-pension-for-cpd-officer-fired-for-beating-of-bartender-caught-on-video-court-rules/2753673/  .

On Our Chicago:  James Kruger talks about the shooting at Oakbrook in December, and current challenges facing first responders [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/video/embed/?pid=11541739&fbclid=IwAR1VBmzi6nAhdfVXWBIT7WffDOeqJBDOffN-ufLzYS8NrqQnUbFkaVgNt4M  .

Police In Pennsylvania Solve Almost 60 Year Old Murder [Not Illinois, of course, but the process of tracing the evidence could be inspirational.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/police-in-pennsylvania-solve-almost-60-year-old-murder/  .

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. FOP raises union dues to create $2.5 million political action committee ‘powerhouse’ [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2022/2/10/22927954/chicago-police-union-fop-dues-increased-pac-political-action-committee-catanzara-lightfoot  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Clarendon Hills police officer recognized by Village Board for saving choking baby [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/clarendon-hills/ct-dch-police-officer-recognized-saving-baby-tl-0217-20220211-sr5cptyx6bhr3lftu3fqcy3grq-story.html

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Dixmoor cop facing criminal charges for allegedly manipulating a police lineup, leading to the arrest of a man later cleared of wrongdoing [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dixmoor-cop-jose-villegas-held-on-bond-20220210-zcsrllvdvbcrhfnh4hcy7e24lq-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Oak Brook Police Department recognizes people who helped during Dec. 23 shooting incident [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-people-recognized-tl-0217-20220211-orr4vsn2zzgjvpnit5mgcjs7h4-story.html  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . East Dundee appoints new police chief [James Kruger] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220210/east-dundee-appoints-new-police-chief  .

Round Lake man charged with impersonating police officer, committing home invasion in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/02/10/round-lake-man-charged-with-impersonating-police-officer-committing-home-invasion-in-waukegan/  .

Teens arrested for carjacking after Homewood police chase [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://hfchronicle.com/article/2022/feb/09/teens-arrested-carjacking-after-homewood-police-chase   .

Watch now: Bethany police body cam shows rescue of family, baby: A cautionary tale of driving in bad weather [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-bethany-police-body-cam-shows-rescue-of-family-baby-a-cautionary-tale-of/article_1c8257f2-8c6a-5837-aace-9d96a783879b.html  .

Woman admits to causing crash that killed officer [Lt. Aaron Landers] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/woman-admits-to-causing-crash-that-killed-officer/  .

Woman charged with physically harming young child, battering police officers in Lake Villa [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/02/12/woman-charged-with-physically-harming-young-child-battering-police-officers-in-lake-villa/  .

Yorkville Middle School Student Charged in Attempted Robbery [The youth of the suspect that the SRO had to arrest made this news.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-middle-school-student-charged-in-attempted-robbery/article_15e7c8c0-8a74-11ec-a235-2790d15d4c9d.html  .

From Lexipol. Old Habits Die Hard: First Responder Steps to Building Healthy Habits [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/old-habits-die-hard-first-responder-steps-to-building-healthy-habits/  .

On the Disaster Podcast. Smoke Inhalation Injuries with Dr. Joe Holley =The podcast is about emergency medical care, but the information about why breathing smoke is dangerous might help first responders make wise choices when responding to structure fires.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2022/02/smoke-inhalation-injuries-with-dr-joe-holley/  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. ’Care not cuffs’: Redefining mental health outreach [The guest talks about the rollout of the 988 mental health crisis phone number on July 16, and the initiatives he works with for connecting local mental health resources with those who need them.  The guest points out that, if the area doesn’t have many resources, the police will probablly still get the call.  Well, as the host says, there’s still five months to plan. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/care-not-cuffs-redefining-mental-health-outreach/  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Police1. No Wordle update leads police to woman, 80, held hostage by naked man [The details that led up to the discovery is great material for crime prevention talks.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.police1.com/special-operations/articles/no-wordle-update-leads-police-to-woman-80-held-hostage-by-naked-man-20HEl2rgiHmnDE2e/   .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from new article in /Police Practice and Research: An International Journal/. The effects of nonresponse and follow-up mailings on a citizen survey of law enforcement services [The  insights could be helpful if your agency is planning a community survey.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2022.2036610?af=R   .

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online — February 2022  [The lead article is “Using Research for Investigative Decision-Making : When using research to help inform decisions during investigations, decision makers must understand its legitimate use and limitations.”]\ [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_content=%5B1351410%5D-%2F  .

From Police and Security News, and the Office for Victims of Crime. The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) [The issue it addresses is the trauma personnel experience from other officers’ experiences.] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2022/02/08/the-vicarious-trauma-toolkit-vtt/   .

From the International City/County Management Association. Letter from the Executive Director: Finding Real Solutions to Current Challenges in Policing : In the pursuit of real and necessary police reform, we can sometimes lose sight of the true devotion of our law enforcement officers. [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://icma.org/articles/article/letter-executive-director-finding-real-solutions-current-challenges-policing  .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Fraudsters Hijack Instagram Account to Steal Money From Followers : Impostors hack Tim’s social media account and use it to con his friends [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/instagram-investment-scam.html  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Dangers, Demands & Realities of Worldwide Undercover Narcotics Interdiction Investigations. [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/dangers-demands-realities-of-worldwide-undercover  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Domestic Violence Call And Shooting That Changed His Life.  [Speaking of vicarious trauma, the guest was injured, and nearly shot during a call, and the circumstances left him traumatized.  It’s a story worth remembering.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-domestic-violence-call-and-shooting-that-chang  .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. PTSD, A Canadian Mountie, and a Podcast [Guest Nathan Kapler dodges the hosts’ gibes to tell about his experiences with PTSD, how he developed his podcast.  The description of some of the injuries all three of them had to witness is horrifying, and worth listening to.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/s4e4   .

Table of Contents Alert. Crime & Delinquency- Volume: 68, Number: 3 (March 2022)  [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cadc/68/3   .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips.  2022 Writers’ Police Academy Registration is OPEN … again! [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: https://leelofland.com/2022-writers-police-academy-registration-is-open-again/  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Officer. Com. Power of the Dog: Emotional Support Dogs in Law Enforcement  [During a conversation with an elderly woman, she mentioned how she wanted to see the film /The Power of the Dog/, because she loves dog stories.  Sh was bitterly disappointed to find out that it wasn’t about dogs.  Too bad someone doesn’t make a movie about dogs like these.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-14-2022. Available at: www.officer.com/on-the-street/k-9-equipment-services/article/21253180/power-of-the-dog-emotional-support-dogs-in-law-enforcement   .

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