Local Police News for December 18, 2020

March 5, 2021

Chicago police officers involved in Austin shootout, CPD says; man critically hurt [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/cpd-return-fire-after-man-critically-hurt-in-austin-shooting-police/8874341/.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — Might require registration. Mokena police chief Steve Vaccaro, on leave after vote of no confidence, retires [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-mokena-police-chief-retires-st-1220-20201218-h3sc662z6rggdnd4h64zuwqjm4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — Might require registration. Mundelein names Monahan as permanent police chief [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/mundelein/ct-mun-police-chief-confirmed-tl-1224-20201217-zv525pyqufes5hinbhadi4h7vu-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — Might require registration. Oswego keeps Shop with a Cop event going during pandemic [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-oswego-shop-with-cop-st-1220-20201218-warkconudff67pcjf6624fjb44-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — Might require registration. Waukegan, North Chicago police revise Shop With A Cop programs due to COVID-19: ‘It’s an awesome experience every year’ [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-shop-with-cop-st-1217-20201216-nz343ksc3rgudk3uehbgumkje4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.


CPD Officers Witness West Side Shooting, Fire Shots At Gunman [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/18/chicago-police-shoot-person-on-west-side/ .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Buffalo Grove chief had big plans for international police group in 2020. Fate had other ideas. [Chief Steven Casstevens] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201211/buffalo-grove-chief-had-big-plans-for-international-police-group-in-2020-fate-had-other-ideas-.


Daily Herald — may require registration . [Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven ] Casstevens talks about police reforms, meeting with Barr [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201218/casstevens-talks-about-police-reforms-meeting-with-barr.


Daily Herald — may require registration . ‘Pinnacle’ of his career: Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steve Casstevens discusses challenging year as head of the IACP [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201211/buffalo-grove-chief-had-big-plans-for-international-police-group-in-2020-fate-had-other-ideas- .


DRAGNET S2E15 – The Christmas Story [Sgt. Friday and his partner rack their brains to figure out who stole the figure of the infant Jesus from a church’s creche. Well, /I/ like it! SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://youtu.be/nNrFqUK5pWg .


From Calibre Press. The Myth of Mechanical Application When Dealing with the Irrational [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.calibrepress.com/2020/12/the-myth-of-mechanical-application-when-dealing-with-the-irrational/?utm_source=Calibre Press Newsletter .


From Governing Online. Threats Mount Against Public Officials: ‘Not What I Signed Up For’ [Not specifically lpolice-related, but the need for security for city officials might will affect law enforcement. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.governing.com/now/Threats-Mount-Against-Public-Officials-Not-What-I-Signed-Up-For.html.


How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts | The Art of Manliness Blog [Well, this could prove to be useful information. But I prefer using shortening, like Crisco, for pie crust. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/homemade-diy-pop-tarts.


Law enforcement & first responders raise nearly $15,000 in Gurneys, Guns & Hoses [“EMT’s and paramedics, fire departments and police and deputies were outside Walmart and Sam’s Club ringing bells and collecting donations for the Salvation Army.”] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/law-enforcement-first-responders-raise-nearly-15000-in-gurneys-guns-hoses/.


Daily Herald — Might require registration. Mother thanks Arlington Heights police for peaceful resolution to son’s crash, crisis [From lat week, but still an encouraging story. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201211/mother-thanks-arlington-heights-police-for-peaceful-resolution-to-sons-crash-crisis.


On the NIJ’s Just Science Podcast. Just Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://forensiccoe.org/casestudies-episode1/.


Oswego Police Asking the Public For Feedback [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-police-asking-the-public-for-feedback/article_777d221a-3f25-11eb-9b07-83021de32576.html.


Police Board Considers Firing Fraternal Order Of Police President Over Social Media Posts [Just a reminder to be careful on social media. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/17/chicago-fraternal-order-of-police-president-could-be-fired-social-media/.


Police Chief On Leave After Allegedly Impersonating a Police Officer [Utah, but the headline was so astonishing I included it. It isn’t commentary on the role of po9lice chief, but a case of training accreditation. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.lawofficer.com/police-chief-on-leave-after-allegedly-impersonating-a-police-officer/.


Police department looking for recruits [Champaign. Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-department-looking-for-recruits/.


Romeoville Police Department’s K9 Rood to Get Donation of Body Armor [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/romeoville-police-departments-k9-rood-to-get-donation-of-body-armor/.


Springfield police chief changes course, will stay in Illinois [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/springfield-police-chief-changes-course-will-stay-in-illinois/article_5eb8a712-3c06-11eb-9a46-3bc6daa365bd.html.


Via the NCJRS. What Do the Data Reveal About Violence in Schools? A review of the most commonly cited sources of school safety data indicates that although crime and violence in schools have generally been decreasing for some time, multiple-victim homicide incidents have been increasing. [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/what-do-data-reveal-about-violence-schools.


Via the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). Tucson police: Activists promote false brutality claim on social media [Arizona, but how they repudiated the lies (and the form the lies themselves took (“fury in their eyes” is language certain to get an emotional reaction)) is worth examining. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://tucson.com/news/local/tucson-police-activists-promote-false-brutality-claim-on-social-media/article_53be248c-2e38-54e5-b3ec-22988b4ae745.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share.


Will County Sheriff’s Office Reports Scams Regarding IDES Pre-Paid Credit Cards [Web Page]. Accessed 12-18-2020. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/will-county-sheriffs-office-reports-scams-regarding-ides-pre-paid-credit-cards/.


This will probably be the last Local Police News for 2020, so I hope you have a grand New Year, and a coming new year that mellows all the bitterness of the past one!

Sarah Cole

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