Local Police News: January 20, 2023

January 31, 2023

2 CPD officers among 4 injured after squad car collides with truck, police say  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/2-cpd-officers-hurt-in-squad-car-crash-on-west-side .

Catalytic converters stolen from CPD vehicles, department says  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/catalytic-converters-stolen-from-cpd-vehicles  .

Chicago police officer launches program to mentor and guide city’s youth  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-officer-mentorship-program-community-garden/12741687/ .

Chicago voters to choose police district council members for 1st time [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/early-voting-chicago-election-police-district/12742522/ .

Deputy Tyler Giannotti named Kendall County Sheriff’s Office employee of the year [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/deputy-tyler-giannotti-named-kendall-county-sheriffs-office-employee-of-the-year/article_67216114-9e42-11ed-a6df-5b67d1dd43f1.html .

Felony, DUI cases have surged in Kendall County over past two years, state’s attorney’s report shows [The fact of the data is interesting, and its analysis could be beneficial.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/news/local/2023/01/26/felony-dui-cases-have-surged-in-kendall-county-over-past-two-years-states-attorneys-report-shows/ .

Fleeing burglar gave Chicago cops a fake ID bearing the name of a man with an active arrest warrant, prosecutors say [The irony was irresistible.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2023/01/fleeing-burglar-gave-chicago-cops-a-fake-id-bearing-the-name-of-a-man-with-an-active-arrest-warrant-prosecutors-say.html .

Illinois State Police Squad Car Struck In Scott’s Law Violation [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/illinois-state-police-squad-car-struck-in-scotts-law-violation/ .

Lake County sheriff’s canine, patrol deputies locate 3 missing juveniles overnight in Lake Villa [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/29/lake-county-sheriffs-canine-patrol-deputies-located-3-missing-juveniles-overnight-in-lake-villa/ .

‘Lives have undoubtedly been saved’: Lake County police social worker program records successful first year [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/25/lives-have-undoubtedly-been-saved-lake-county-police-social-worker-program-records-successful-first-year/ .

New contract grants Yorkville police sergeants 3% salary hikes [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/01/27/new-contract-grants-yorkville-police-sergeants-3-salary-hikes/  .

Police said aggressive skateboarder put officer in fear of battery  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/police-said-aggressive-skateboarder-put-officer-in-fear-of-battery/article_f96eedc6-a0df-11ed-b23b-dbbeb314aa0f.html  .

Public safety training facility, once center of controversy, opens its doors =The Chicago Police Department’s new facility] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2023/1/25/23571446/public-safety-police-fire-training-facility-opens-west-garfield-park-lightfoot-emanuel-protests  .

Sign-up underway now for Oswego Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/01/24/sign-up-underway-now-for-oswego-police-departments-citizens-police-academy/  .

Springfield police rejoice; gain formal accreditation  [“The Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, or ILEAP, awarded Springfield Police the highest ranking available – Tier 2 status.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2023/01/27/springfield-police-rejoice-gain-formal-accreditation/ .

State police say man was killed after his gun ‘discharged’ during struggle with police in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/26/state-police-say-man-was-killed-after-his-gun-discharged-during-struggle-with-police-in-waukegan/ .

Suspects who stole high-end cars from Barrington dealership also stole, totaled police squad car [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/25/suspects-who-stole-high-end-cars-from-barrington-dealership-also-stole-totaled-police-squad-car/ .

Three sworn-in as Montgomery police officers in Village Hall ceremony [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/01/26/three-sworn-in-as-montgomery-police-officers-in-village-hall-ceremony/ .

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Chicago cop avoided being fired after arrest in drunken Milwaukee bar fight. He was later hired by a suburban police department [The presence of the article is worth noting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/1/27/23574576/chicago-cop-drunken-milwaukee-bar-fight-later-hired-suburban-police-department  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Elgin releases new mobile apps for city services and police department [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230127/elgin-releases-new-mobile-apps-for-city-services-and-police-department  .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Improving Law Enforcement Retention [Engagement!] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/improving-law-enforcement-retention/ .

Why police training in the US falls short compared to the rest of the world: Report [The report the assertion is based on is about recruit training, and we all know that is only the beginning of police training.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/police-training-tyre-nichols-academy-perf-report/12750835/ .

Notes: Here’s a direct link to the report Transforming Police Recruit Training: 40 Guiding Principles” : https://www.policeforum.org/assets/TransformingRecruitTraining.pdf .  And here’s a link to the COPS Office’s  “Dispatch” newsletter page “Transforming Recruit Training: Guidance for Today from Experts in the Field” : https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/01-2023/recruit_training.html

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Does a Victim’s Race Influence Violent Crime Arrest? A Test of the Victim Devaluation Thesis [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287221143938 .

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Facial Recognition Technology in Policing: A National Survey of Public Support for This Technology and Privacy/Safety Concerns [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287221150172 .

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Gatekeepers to Justice: Police Officers’ Experiences Responding to Sexual Assault [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00111287221143944 .

Abstract from the journal Police Quarterly. An Analysis of Police Department Crisis Communication via Social Media [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10986111221150505 .

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services:  New Publication. Proactive Police Response to Domestic-Related Repeat Calls for Service [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0969 .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Sometimes you NEED Passive Voice [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2023/01/24/sometimes-you-need-passive-voice/

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2023/01/27/your-friday-quiz-26/ .

On the After the Fact Podcast, from the Pew Trust. Restoring Community: Showing Up [How people in communities build trust with each other is the year’s theme for the podcast.  This one is about the Cherry Hill neighborhood in Baltimore.  The discussion might have some useful ideas.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: http://afterthefact.libsyn.com/restoring-community-showing-up .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. US Marshal Supervisor Ledogar targeted after protecting his female officer from sexual harassment [Some task force officers resent a female officer’s command, retaliate, and, when the guest reports the harassment, is professionally attacked himself.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/us-marshal-supervisor-ledogar-targeted-after-protecting-his-female-officer-from-sexual-harassment  .

Notes: One of the articles in the recently-released issue of Police Quarterly is related to this story: “Police Sexual Violence: A Study of Policewomen as Victims”  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10986111211058032

On the Commentary Magazine Podcast. Do They Really Want ‘Police Reforms?’ [The first segment is about the Tyre Nichols incident. The background of the task force, praise for policing in the United States, analysis, and reasoned answers, could be helpful to know.  The rest of the program is about Middle East politics, just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://ricochet.com/podcast/commentary-podcast/do-they-really-want-police-reforms/ .

On the Game of Crime Podcast. Todd McComas Goes From Cop to Comedian [The podcast includes great stories, even if you aren’t looking for other ways to use your work experience.  The story of how he finally became a professional comedian is in the last half of the second podcast.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://gameofcrimespodcast.com/part-1-todd-mccomas-goes-from-cop-to-comedian/  .

Notes: Part 2:  https://gameofcrimespodcast.com/part-2-todd-mccomas-goes-from-cop-to-comedian/  The bridge story that overlaps the episodes, about wiretapping telephone calls in prison, turns into a story about catching officers who were robbing drug dealers, which is worth hearing.  By the way, the episode begins with a story of how their podcast interview with Natasha Herzig saved some girls from a similar fate.  Her interview took place in episodes 60-61:  https://gameofcrimespodcast.com/part-1-natasha-herzig-survives-being-kidnapped-beaten-raped-and-trafficked/

On the GAO Watchdog Podcast.  FAA Tackles Increased Drone Use =THe FAA is falling behind in regulating drone use, particularly advanced drone usage.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.gao.gov/podcast/faa-tackles-increased-drone-use .

On the Justice Today Podcast. Finding a Serial Killer — And Justice — After 40 Years [Done through the use of forensic genetic genealogy.  How the national DNA database works is particularly interesting, and so is the explanation of how complex and expensive this kind of research is.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/podcast/finding-a-serial-killer.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast . Warning Signs of Child Sexual Predators. How to Keep Your Kids Safe. [How parents can circumvent possible  exploitation and sextortion, and how sexual predators contact and groom children for that exploitation.  His observation about how the predators these days are not typical pedophiles, but young people who have been oversexed, and burned out, on pornography, is something to consider. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/children-s-safety-warning-signs-of-child-sexual-pr  .

Notes: I couldn’t find any libraries that owned the guest’s book yet, but here’s its Amazon page:  Cyber Creeps: Real-Life Investigations of Internet Crimes Against Children https://a.co/d/fh7wjQI

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Melissa Stone on the benefits of embedding social workers in police departments [Her history with the Bloomington, Indiana, Police Department, and the programs successes, some of which are just acts of kindness, could be motivational.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/melissa-stone-on-the-benefits-of-embedding-social-workers-in-police-departments/ .

On the True Murder Podcast. THE GHOST, by Maureen Boyle [In December 1980, a Pennsylvania police chief is murdered during a street stop near the police station.  The name of the killer is soon discovered, but the killer himself disappeared.  The description of the investigation could be informative.  The fact that the officer had worked in high-crime Washington, DC, and was killed in a safe little town is a reminder of the importance of staying alert.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://www.spreaker.com/user/danzupansky1/show-11957270-2021-06-10-15-31-34-01-fix  .

Notes: The book, Boyle Maureen. The Ghost : The Murder of Police Chief Greg Adams and the Hunt for His Killer. Black Lyon Publishing LLC 2021., is available at these libraries:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1261752698 .

Table of Contents Alert. Criminal Justice Review:  Volume 48 Issue 1, March 2023 [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cjra/48/1 .

Notes: This article might be particularly of interest:  The “Civilizing” Effect of Body-Worn Cameras on Police-Civilian Interactions: Examining the Current Evidence, Potential Moderators, and Methodological Limitations

Table of Contents Alert. Police Quarterly- Volume: 26, Number: 1 (March 2023) [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pqxa/26/1 .

Notes: The articles in this issue include

“Police Sexual Violence: A Study of Policewomen as Victims”

Using Network Analytics to Improve Targeted Disruption of Police Misconduct

Testing the Effects of a Problem-Solving Policing Strategy on Crime Outcomes: The Promise of an Integrated Approach

Re-examining the Use of Force Continuum: Why Resistance is Not the Only Driver of Use of Force Decisions

“Take a Break!”: A Qualitative Study of Shift-Duty Police Officers’

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics, and the National Institute of Justice. Becoming a Peer Reviewer for NIJ [Web Page].  Accessed 1-30-2023. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/becoming-peer-reviewer-nij


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