Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Another good argument for dealing with low-level, nonviolent offenders in a smarter way [The report is
/Misdemeanor Prosecution/ : https://www.nber.org/papers/w28600 . Just FYI., as a perspective on police discretion SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/30/22356790/national-bureau-economic-research-nonviolent-misdemeanors-criminal-justice-reform-kim-foxx-editorial .
Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Elgin police pairs up with Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg to prepare young drivers with autism [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-autism-hero-st-0404-20210403-rpozj6ny7bcxxmti4oycdz4rdm-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.
Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Procession for fallen Hometown officer comes as charges lodged in his death [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-hometown-police-officer-procession-st-0406-20210405-kl6svyuw7fei5gkhjy7rv4vjee-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.
County panel OK’s help for Troy LPR [license plate reader] camera [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-panel-OK-s-help-for-Troy-LPR-camera-16072591.php.
Explaining public support for body-worn cameras in law enforcement [Abstract. Article appears in Police Practice and Research : An International Journal . Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2021.1905529?af=R.
Fallen State Trooper Todd Hanneken laid to rest Thursday [From April 1] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/fallen-state-trooper-todd-hanneken-laid-to-rest-thursday/.
From Calibre Press. Ambush Survival: Increasing Officer Safety [Thanks to SCCJA for pointing this out. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.calibrepress.com/2021/03/ambush-survival-increasing-officer-safety/?utm_source=Calibre Press Newsletter .
From the Lexipol Blog. Learning How to Think Critically in Public Safety [Novelist Andrew Klavan said recently that the ay to gain wisdom is to make a lot of mistakes and to learn from them. Learning to think can help someone anticipate those mistakes and avoid them. This article is Gordon Graham’s memoir to his field training days, and what he learned in law school. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/learning-how-to-think-critically-in-public-safety/.
From the Lexipol Blog. Using Legitimacy as a Guide to Police Reform [Just FYI. The importance of looking for root causes, and prudent use of police discretion are advocated. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/using-legitimacy-as-a-guide-to-police-reform/.
From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Policing on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis [New online publication] [Web Page]. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-P451.
Illinois State Police Sergeant Injured in Crash [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/illinois-state-police-sergeant-injured-in-crash/article_a9f8f2cc-93d1-11eb-b831-ffe166f598d7.html.
Judge tells couple they can’t sue Chicago for inadvertently sending their banking info to imprisoned man through FOIA request [Not law enforcement news, as such, but a warning of a form of personal information insecurity. Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: Https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/582557001-judge-tells-couple-they-can-t-sue-chicago-for-inadvertently-sending-their-banking-info-to-imprisoned-man-through-foia-request.
Lawmakers consider ending qualified immunity [This time it’s in Springfield, IL. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/lawmakers-consider-ending-qualified-immunity/.
Madison County Sheriff John Lakin To Retire At End Of Term [Web Page]. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/04/madison-county-sheriff-john-lakin-to-retire-at-end-of-term/.
Naperville Police Department’s Social Services Unit [“The Social Services Unit, which is a team of four licensed clinicians under the NPD’s Community Services Division, assists in cases of domestic violence, mental illness, child/elder abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse and youth and family issues”] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-police-departments-social-services-unit/.
No Use of Force Changes in Kendall County Sheriff’s Office After Annual Review [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/no-use-of-force-changes-in-kendall-county-sheriffs-office-after-annual-review/article_40c46b56-90a2-11eb-a72a-7767c91a9f1e.html?utm_medium .
On Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum Podcast. Ep. 51: Parliamentary Procedures for Newly Elected Officials [I’ve served on church committees for years, and with I had had this information a generation ago! SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2021/04/51-parliamentary-procedures-for-newly.html.
On the Daily Signal Podcast. What This Former NYPD Detective Has to Say About Attacks on Police [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://ricochet.com/podcast/daily-signal/what-this-former-nypd-detective-has-to-say-about-attacks-on-police/.
On the Disaster Podcast. Extreme Weather, Tornadoes, and USAR Team Response [The discussion of tornado formation, and the unkqueness of American Tornadoes, could be useful. Information on Urban Search and Rescue responses would be helpful in planning. If you have a CERT program, the participants would be interested. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2021/04/extreme-weather-tornadoes-and-usar-team-response/ .
On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Drug Gangs Violence And Dispelling Hollywood Myths About Law Enforcement. [Web Page]. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/drug-gangs-violence-and-dispelling-hollywood-myths.
On the Officer Down Memorial Page. Lieutenant James Kouski, Hometown Police Department, Illinois : End of Watch Saturday, April 3, 2021 [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.odmp.org/officer/25224-police-officer-james-kouski.
On the Policing Matters Podcast. Using tech to build culture: New communication app connects cops and their chiefs (“…host Jim Dudley speaks with Tim Paul, co-founder and CEO of The Critical App, a messaging application that ensures leaders stay connected with all of their personnel at every location to instantly share news and updates, identify urgent issues and build the right culture for their department.”) [Neither a recommendation nor an endorsement, but the app might be good to know about. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/using-tech-to-build-culture-new-communication-app-connects-cops-and-their-chiefs.
On the Policing Matters Podcast. Policing Code Enforcement. Why code enforcement matters [The discussion is about the duties, dangers, and benefits of using code enforcement officers in a crime prevention capacity. How they help with drug enforcement and human trafficking investigations was particularly interesting. How dangerous the job is, though, is sobering. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/why-code-enforcement-matters.
On the Quality Policing Podcast. Academic Rosa Brooks, author of the new book /Tangled Up in Blue : Policing the American City/ is interviewed by host Peter Moskos [She talks about why she became a DC reserve officer, and how she finally decided how to format her experiences, in a non-polarized way. The book is available from these libraries: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1155702607 . They don’t talk about the influence of gangs on the communities they discuss, and that factor might affect their opinions. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://qualitypolicing.com/qpp-38-rosa-brooks/.
On The Squad Room Podcast. Dealing with Toxic People at Work: What to Do When You Have an Arsonist in the Office with Pete Havel [Some years ago, a chief asked if I knew of any material on getting along within the department. I expect there is still interest in the subject. The book /The Arsonist in the Office/ is available at these libraries: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1158980232 ] [Web Page]. Available at: http://www.thesquadroom.net/episode133/.
Police: Off-duty cop shoots home invader in Albany Park [Web Page]. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2021/03/police-off-duty-cop-shoots-home-invader-in-irving-park.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=police-off-duty-cop-shoots-home-invader-in-irving-park.
Police spend $40,000 buying back guns [Decatur] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-spend-40000-buying-back-guns/.
Round Lake area man shot after pointing fake gun at Grayslake Police officers [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210331/police-round-lake-area-man-was-shot-after-pointing-fake-gun-at-grayslake-officers.
State Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Of Suspect By Macoupin County Deputy [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2021/04/03/90227/.
Tour of Sandwich Police Station Depicts Need [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/tour-of-sandwich-police-station-depicts-need/article_aee631cc-8e28-11eb-9fd6-b30542199fcc.html.
Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. Today’s Tip from Lexipol: Dealing with jerks [Gordon Graham speaks on PoliceOne] [His remarks could use some expansion, though. What tips do /you/ have for being patient with unhappy subjects? SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.police1.com/patrol-issues/videos/dealing-with-jerks-yNQmx4WviMZQO5YE/ .