Local Police News: February 21, 2022

March 3, 2022

5 Illinois State Police Squad Vehicles Struck on Interstates During Thursday Winter Storm [All considering, it’s not surprising; but sometimes the news isn’t surprising.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/5-illinois-state-police-squad-vehicles-struck-on-interstates-during-thursday-winter-storm/2764051/  .

Batavia Police Will Auction Unclaimed Items  [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/batavia-police-will-auction-unclaimed-items  .

Coach and team buying dinner for police [Champaign, IL] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/coach-and-team-buying-dinner-for-police/  .

Edwardsville PD eyeing body cameras ahead of 2025 deadline [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Police-department-testing-various-body-cameras-16845765.php  .

Family Of Fallen CPD Officer Thomas Wortham IV Livid As Convict Gets New Fitness Trial Nearly 12 Years Later [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/02/15/officer-thomas-wortham-iv-murder-covinct-marcus-floyd-fitness-hearing/  .

FOP Blasts Early Release Of Convicted Cop-Killer [“71-year-old Aaron Hyche was granted release under a new state law giving prisoners with serious medical issues the right to petition for a release on health grounds.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/02/14/fop-blasts-early-release-of-convicted-cop-killer/   .

Hinckley Man Accused of Punching and Kicking Police Officers [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/hinckley-man-accused-of-punching-and-kicking-police-officers/article_4aff2ba8-90ef-11ec-a40c-6b805a584269.html  .

Lake County sheriff’s canines Ryker, Danno, Dax and Duke receive body armor donation from non-profit [Web Page]. 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/02/21/lake-county-sheriffs-canines-ryker-danno-dax-and-duke-receive-body-armor-donation-from-non-profit/  .

Off-Duty CFD Officer Injured in Shooting Driving Home From Work: Police [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/off-duty-cfd-officer-injured-in-shooting-driving-home-from-work-police/2761390/  .

Off-duty Harvey police officer stops gun-toting teen suspect, without pulling the trigger [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/off-duty-harvey-police-officer-stops-gun-toting-teen-suspect  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . The state could broaden police authority to use drones. Here’s what that would mean. [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220218/the-state-could-broaden-police-authority-to-use-drones-heres-what-that-would-mean  .

Plano Police Officers Praised for Compassion [Sergeant Robert Hernandez and Officer Brandon Miller] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/lifestyle/plano-police-officers-praised-for-compassion/article_1886a882-8e5a-11ec-9d06-c3c56db020c9.html  .

Police Groups Seek New Legal Standards For Drone Use  [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/02/14/police-groups-seek-new-legal-standards-for-drone-use/   .

Police sued by family of man killed in stolen car pursuit [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Parents-file-suit-against-Pontoon-Beach-officers-16924149.php  .

Sheriff To Participate In Polar Plunge Helping Special Olympics : “Who wouldn’t like to see the Sheriff Ron Hain and Undersheriff Pat Gengler of Kane County ‘Be Bold Get Cold’ for a great cause,” KCSO said. [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/s/i4f4p/sheriff-to-participate-in-polar-plunge-helping-special-olympics  .

Springfield officially appoints new police chief [Ken Scarlette] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/springfield-officially-appoints-new-police-chief/article_4f4abdc4-8eda-11ec-b425-131c9a723a2f.html  .

From Lexipol — Webinar. Grant Funding for Body-Worn Cameras: 4 Considerations (March 8, 2022 | 1 pm Eastern} [Considering some of the news articles in today’s list, this information could be immediately helpful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-grant-funding-for-body-worn-cameras  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Officer. Com. Watch Ill. Police Officer Save Woman from Car Sinking in Pond [Collinsville] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: www.officer.com/training-careers/specialized-training/news/21256961/watch-ill-police-officer-save-woman-from-car-sinking-in-pond   .

On the Squad Room Podcast. The Future of Training: How Networking and Online Training Will Change Law Enforcement [The guest, Adam Kinakin, was never a police officer, though he had served with the Canadian armed forces.  But, because of his experience with training, he has become the Managing Director and founder of the International Law Enforcement Training Network (ILET), The organization addresses the need for actionable, defensible, and relevant training for law enforcement officers, in both North America and internationally.  Teaching critical thinking in the application of the tactics is one of the network’s focus.  Current (or hopeful) law enforcement trainers would fine his insights worth considering.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode152/   .

International Law Enforcement Training Network (ILET) [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://ilet.network/   .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from new article in /Police Practice and Research: An International Journal/. The delivery of death notifications, associated stress and use of aftercare in police officers: a mixed-method approach [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2021.2025053?af=R   .

Abstract from new article in /Police Practice and Research: An International Journal/. The role of police in conducting wellness checks: Insight from a study of police data [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2022.2042292?af=R  .

Abstract from the journal Police Quarterly. Testing the Effects of a Problem-Solving Policing Strategy on Crime Outcomes: The Promise of an Integrated Approach [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10986111211060025   .

From Calibre Press. Why Should Police Officers Care About Criminal Psychopaths?   [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/02/why-should-police-officers-care-about-criminal-psychopaths  .

From the Bureau of Justice Assistance. FBI Launches Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://bja.ojp.gov/news/fbi-launches-law-enforcement-suicide-data-collection?utm_campaign=OJP_Digests&utm_content=February&utm_medium=email  .

From the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The Nation’s Two Crime Measures, 2011–2020

[A previous Policing Matters Podcast talked about seeming discrepancies in crime statistics.  This report interested me because of its explanation.  SLC: “This report presents statistics from BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program Summary Reporting System (UCR SRS), both of which measure the magnitude, nature, and impact of crime in the nation. The NCVS was established in 1973 to complement the UCR SRS and measure crimes not reported to police. The NCVS and UCR SRS have different purposes, use different methods, and focus on different aspects of crime. The information they produce together provides a comprehensive understanding of crime in the United States.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/nations-two-crime-measures-2011-2020   .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Janet is eager to donate her land to John Hope’s charity but soon finds he has taken 30 acres and is not who he says he is.  [Another proof that an honest [wo]man can be cheated.  Never rush into signing anything.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/charity-foundation-scam.html   .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Media Expert & Author of CopShock talks about the media’s role in the 2020 Riots and forsaking journalism for click-bait entertainment [The description of how the book /Copshock/ came to be written, and the shift from considering PTSD a disorder to an injury are even more significant.  The book is available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/277004653  .  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/media-expert-author-of-copshock-talks-about-the-medias-role-in-the-2020-riots-and-forsaking-journalism-for-click-bait-entertainment  .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. The 3 Necessary Things for Any Successful Business [The rationale for the concept about how people have to pay to pay attention (Point 2) really caught my attention!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/18ppqvv8-the-3-necessary-things-for-any-successful-business  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Critically Injured In Military Combat, He Fought To Recover And Became A Police Officer [His Humvee was blown up in Iraq.  In spite of his remaining physical limitations, he was able to pass the requirements to be hired by the Louisville (KY) Police Department.  His struggle with traumatic stress started during field training, though, when he had to deal with his mother’s death by suicide. ] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/critically-injured-in-military-combat-he-fought-to  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Unspoken Threats To Law Enforcement Officers And Their Families [The guest talks about his health-related books, the short-sightedness of defunding the police, and how his own life choices (and how he recovered from them) led to his writing his books.  The anecdotes showing the importance of SROs is especially significant. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/unspoken-threats-to-law-enforcement-officers-and-t  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Why cops should consider getting a graduate degree [“…they’re expected to be all-knowing…” the host remarks in his introductory remarks.  Education is great, but Reading whole books can help with that expectation immediately, and it’s cheaper than a degree, too.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/why-cops-should-consider-getting-a-graduate-degree/  .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Laurie White – Hope and Resilience after losing a leg on the job [She was shot in the leg after two years with the RCMP.  Within a year of losing her leg, she was back with the RCMP.  No libraries admit to owning her book, so here’s the link to the Amazon page: 10-33: An Officer Down Steps Back Up by Laurie White https://www.amazon.com/dp/103911573X/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Y5PW0T4CSJNB9D9G6ETX  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/laurie-white-hope-and-resilience-after-losing-a-leg-on-the-job/  .

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Guest  Lauren Sisler, ESPN Sportscaster, and Inspirational Speaker, talks about a traumatic experience  from her life, that she told at a dispatcher conference.  How she tells the story makes a good model for relating instructional personal experiences,  Her denial of her mental state for so long, and how she finally came to terms with it has been helpful to many audiences.  SLC [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-424   .

Table of Contents Alert. Police Quarterly- Volume: 25, Number: 1 (March 2022)  [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pqxa/25/1   .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Assessing & Preventing Emergency Vehicle Crashes [Event assessment, appropriate training and policies, and observation can prevent many a crash.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/assessing-preventing-emergency-vehicle-crashes/   .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. List of Scamming Websites [Web Page].  Accessed 2-21-2022. Available at: https://www.scam-detector.com/article/list-of-scamming-websites/

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