Local Police News: January 11, 2022

March 3, 2022

Chief Mitchell Speaks On His New Position [NIU Police Chief Darren Mitchell ] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/chief-mitchell-speaks-on-his-new-position/article_b2c3fea6-6fb8-11ec-9d20-e3e669646c97.html .

Decatur Police Officer Shot Amid Foot Pursuit Following Traffic Stop Saturday [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/decatur-police-officer-shot-amid-foot-pursuit-following-traffic-stop-saturday/2724130/  .

Effingham Police arrest man accused of trying to hit deputy with car [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/effingham-police-arrest-man-accused-of-trying-to-hit-deputy-with-car/  .

IDOT HOSTS RAIL STUDY VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING NOW THROUGH JAN. 21 [Scroll down past the long header to see the article.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://kanecountyconnects.com/2022/01/idot-hosts-rail-study-virtual-public-hearing-now-through-jan-21/  .

IL Attorney General Highlights New Laws [By the way, if anyone spots the ILSOS list of new laws before I do. please do pass on the link.  It’s always a helpful resource.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2022/01/il-attorney-general-highlights-new-laws/  .

Illinois House Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill Follow Up Bill [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/illinois-house-passes-criminal-justice-reform-bill-follow-up-bill/article_05e74f16-6f19-11ec-ad6e-af33f31bb147.html  .

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TROOPER SQUAD CAR IS STRUCK WHILE PERFORMING CRASH INVESTIGATIONS [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/illinois-state-police-trooper-squad-car-is-struck-while-performing-crash-investigations/  .

Interim Evanston Police Chief Aretha Barnes to retire in early January [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/12/15/city/interim-evanston-police-chief-aretha-barnes-to-retire-in-early-january/  .

Kiwanis Club receives donation from Maryville Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Kiwanis-Club-receives-donation-from-Maryville-16757609.php .

Lightfoot Appoints Police Reform Advocate to Lead New Civilian Oversight Board [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/lightfoot-appoints-police-reform-advocate-to-lead-new-civilian-oversight-board/2725766/  .

More details in alleged attempted murder of Decatur officer released in affidavit [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/more-details-in-alleged-attempted-murder-of-decatur-officer-released-in-affidavit/article_6be15732-7250-11ec-824e-5f6f15f0025f.html  .

Notes: A related article:  Jammed gun saves Decatur officer’s life, police say https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/jammed-gun-saves-decatur-officers-life-police-say/article_9e5e754f-fccd-5844-8bd0-9d313168af3e.html  .

Officers, Medics Honored For Saving Man Found Stabbed On New Year’s Day [Harvard Police Department] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/crystallake/officers-medics-honored-saving-man-found-stabbed-new-years-day  .

Officials Address Bradley Officer’s Killing as Federal Prosecution Sought [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/officials-set-to-address-bradley-officers-killing-as-federal-prosecution-sought/2721620/  .

Police flee room after using stun gun on man who burst into flames, video shows [California, but the headline was so startling that the article deserved attention.  The key part of the story is “… after he had doused himself in hand sanitizer…”: SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/police-flee-room-after-using-stun-gun-on-man-who-burst-into-flames-video-shows/  .

Police Rescue 15-Year-Old Girl After She Jumps Into Water At Navy Pier [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/01/10/navy-pier-teen-girl-water-rescue/ .

Police shoot South Roxana suspect Tuesday night [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Police-shoot-South-Roxana-suspect-Tuesday-night-16754270.php .

Port Barrington shooting: Deputies fatally shoot man who fired at officers, woman, police say  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/port-barrington-shooting-mchenry-county-sheriffs-office-manchester-lane-police/11453229/  .

Prayer service held for Bradley officers shot in line of duty hospital where Ofc. Bailey recovers  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/bradley-shooting-police-officer-shot-tyler-bailey-marlene-rittmanic/11451974/  .

Village Of Huntley Hires Social Worker Full-Time To Work For Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/huntley/village-huntley-hires-social-worker-full-time-work-police-department  .

Will County Sheriff’s Office Mourns the Passing of One of its Own: Will County Deputy Michael Queeney [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/will-county-sheriffs-office-mourns-the-passing-of-one-of-their-own/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration.  The six men and three women sworn in as new officers for the Elgin Police Department were the most diverse group in the city’s history, officials said [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-police-offers-recruitment-st-0107-20220107-nx42jgxbubertn3odwnskjb52u-story.html  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. New Lenox, state’s only remaining Safe Communities participant, offers classes on public safety and injury prevention [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-new-lenox-lone-safe-community-st-0112-20220111-ffs6vr5lajfivbpfc4qrr757qu-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Palatine makes change to attract police officers with experience [“The change…  allows the creation of a “lateral hiring list” for applicants who’ve already served as sworn, full-time law enforcement officers for a minimum, continuous two years and are in good standing with their current agency.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220111/palatine-makes-change-to-attract-police-officers-with-experience  .

From the Municipal Minute blog (Ancel Glink). Illinois Department of Labor Adopts Federal OSHA Vaccination/Testing Rule  [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2022/01/illinois-department-of-labor-adopts.html  .

From the Officer Down Memorial Page. Bradley Police Department (IL) : Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.odmp.org/officer/25827-sergeant-marlene-roberta-rittmanic  .

From the Officer Down Memorial Page. Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (IL) : Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.odmp.org/officer/25816-deputy-sheriff-sean-riley  .

Wounded Cop’s Family Provides Update On Condition  [“The family of a Bradley police officer who was critically wounded in an attack that killed another officer says he has a long and difficult road ahead of him.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/01/06/wounded-cops-family-provides-update-on-condition/   .

NLEOMF announced in its official 2021 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report  [FYI. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://nleomf.org/memorial/facts-figures/officer-fatalities-by-state/latest-fatality-reports/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021_Fatalities_Report_Released&utm_term=jan_11_2022&utm_content=version_A  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. The many benefits of police chaplains [Chaplains as both advocates for both officers and the public are something I hadn’t thought about.  An thought-provoking conversation.  By the way, the IHeartRadio link to the “Hey Chaplain” podcast is https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-hey-chaplain-83207516/  .  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/the-many-benefits-of-police-chaplains/  .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Mastering Communication in Public Safety [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/mastering-communication-in-public-safety/   .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from the journal Police Practice and Research. Police-related social media exposure and adolescents’ interest in becoming a police officer [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2021.2017932?af=R  .

Crime & Delinquency- Volume: 68, Number: 2 (February 2022) : Table of Contents [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cadc/68/2   .

From the Lexipol Blog. 6 Types of Confidential Sources for Patrol Officers [FYI.  See what you think.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/6-types-of-confidential-sources-for-patrol-officers/  .

From the Office of Justice Programs — Funding Opportunities. How to Use SAM.gov [“SAM.gov is a critical part of the funding process with the Office of Justice Programs.:] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/30415e3  .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Blue Lies author Ret. Sgt. Jeff Wolf shares his concerns about a media bent on racial division with negative police stories.  [PIOs, recruiters, and chaplains should find the two conversations in this podcast particularly interesting. I couldn’t find any libraries admitting to owning the book, but here’s its Amazon link: Blue Lies: The War on Justice and the Conspiracy to Weaken… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MYQ55C6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_2M9VKXP8KE910WHPF638 ] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/blue-lies-author-ret-sgt-jeff-wolf-shares-his-concerns-about-a-media-bent-on-racial-division-with-negative-police-stories  .

On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. High Altitude Deaths [Good to hear the Coroner Talk Podcast back in action! Even if the information presented is enough to scare me off any mountain higher than Mount Trashmore. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://coronertalk.com/high-altitude-deaths?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=high-altitude-deaths

Register to Attend, “The Changing Threat Landscape of Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Implications for Research and Policy.” January 18, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET [“This virtual panel will provide an overview of the current terrorist threat landscape, how it has changed in the last five to ten years, and strategies to best address this threat at the local and national levels.”  Just FYI. And I’m sorry about the long URL: TinyURL now requires registration.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://ojp.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=ojp&service=6&rnd=0.9481020595032558&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fojp.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000552e986f793314b3efa361af340e3d1636c25c4c9cc5facef65f066cebf81060c%26siteurl%3Dojp%26confViewID%3D205524439260999583%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAXeMbVYJzm5oL50YPYH7SZ2YvKF8hV_DNNTKzGjfjmw8g2%26  .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Active Listening in Public Safety: A Critical Skill [I’m astonished to hear that people can understand 400 words per minute (wpm), yet we have trouble taking in the 120 wpm at which people generally speak.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/active-listening-in-public-safety-a-critical-skill/   .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Her Police Sergeant Husband’s Death By Suicide. A Powerful Special Episode of the Show [A rebroadcast of an earlier podcast.  The shabby treatment the widow received is disappointing; but the book she wrote, Good Night, Mr. Van Gogh, as a way to explain a death by suicide to a child, is important to know about.  These libraries have a copy: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1109728459    SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/active-listening-in-public-safety-a-critical-skill/

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online — January 2022 [The lead article is “Voice Modulation and Minimization in 911 Homicide Calls,” but the piece on dowsing for human remains sounds interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-11-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_content=%5B1331152%5D-%2F .

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