Local Police News: January 24, 2022

March 3, 2022

Aurora Police Veteran Thurmond Dies From COVID-19 Complications  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/aurora-police-veteran-thurmond-dies-covid-19-complications

Body Camera Video Shows Shootout With University Of Chicago Police Officer That Left Man Critically Wounded In Hyde Park [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/01/19/body-camera-video-university-of-chicago-police-officer-shootout-hyde-park-53rd-woodlawn/  .

Bradley officer wounded in shooting that killed 1 officer out of ICU [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/bradley-officer-wounded-in-shooting-that-killed-1-officer-out-of-icu/article_75f072cc-7bc8-11ec-ae5d-87ff8c27c21b.html  .

Citizen Police Academy Starts [Danville, IL] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/citizens-police-academy-starts/   .

Friend Calls Retired CPD Officer Richard Haljean ‘A Policeman’s Policeman,’ Calls On Driver Who Hit And Killed Him To Surrender [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/01/21/retired-cpd-officer-richard-haljean-hit-and-run/  .

Illinois State Trooper, Woman Found Shot Dead In Car On Southeast Side [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/01/24/man-woman-found-shot-dead-in-car-chicago-east-side-neighborhood/  .

Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax locates missing suicidal man in forest preserve in Antioch [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/01/19/lake-county-sheriff-k-9-dax-locates-missing-suicidal-man-in-forest-preserve-in-antioch/  .

Naperville PD Begins Year-Round Child Safety Seat Inspections And Education [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-pd-begins-year-round-child-safety-seat-inspections-and-education/  .

Newly-implemented state bill will require body-worn cameras for all police officers [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/01/21/city/newly-implemented-state-bill-will-require-body-worn-cameras-for-all-police-officers/  .

Off-duty cop injured by shoplifting mob on the Magnificent Mile [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2022/01/off-duty-cop-injured-by-shoplifting-mob-on-the-magnificent-mile.html.

Police department awarded more than $500,000 for community response program [” The Springfield Police Department has been awarded $532,492 from the U.S. Department of Justice for its Community Response Network (CRN) program. “] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/police-department-awarded-more-than-500000-for-community-response-program/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Orland Park squad cars rammed as police try to stop minivan at mall [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-orland-park-squad-cars-rammed-st-0120-20220119-m34zjhi3cfgwhcplp7njx6wjwm-story.html  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Park Ridge Police Department struggling to recruit crossing guards, police chief says [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-crossing-guard-shortage-tl-0120-20220119-yvf5jsx6tjdhblnkr4mryzrboe-story.html .

Police officer, driver hurt in crash [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-officer-driver-hurt-in-crash/   .

Police tell lawmakers they need more tools [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Police-tell-lawmakers-they-need-more-tools-16795283.php  .

S[pringfield] PD Seeks ”De-Escalation” Devices In New City Budget  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/01/23/spd-seeks-de-escalation-devices-in-new-city-budget/   .

The schoolhouse beat: Police officers look to build relationships with D-200 students [Woodstock] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.thewoodstockindependent.com/2022/01/the-schoolhouse-beat-police-officers-look-to-build-relationships-with-d-200-students/  .

Springfield Park District Has New Police Chief [Patrick Murphy] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/springfield-park-district-has-new-police-chief/  .

Springfield police recruiting new officers [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/springfield-police-recruiting-new-officers/article_785dd8a8-7af9-11ec-876e-93d6153ba996.html  .

Urbana Chief of Police announces retirement [Bryant Seraphin] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/urbana-chief-of-police-announces-retirement/article_d4bf41bc-7a0a-11ec-bea7-fb9e4baa0324.html  .

Waukegan police chief to retire following 29 years of service [Wayne Walles] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/01/21/waukegan-police-chief-to-retire-following-29-years-of-service/  .

Widow of Chicago officer killed in 2018 continues to give back as part of Memorial Foundation [Maria Marmolejo ] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/widow-of-chicago-officer-killed-in-2018-continues-to-give-back-as-part-of-memorial-foundation/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Waukegan mayor vows to put more police on the streets in announcing Chief Wayne Walles’ retirement; ‘We’ll be moving more officers from behind desks’ [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-police-chief-st-0122-20220121-njm27734k5g2foqoh44l2ui5uy-story.html  .

From  American Police Beat . Cops and Barbers initiative brings police and community members together to bridge the gap [Not Illinois, but this program, which I first heard about in a Policing Matters podcast last year, could be good to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://apbweb.com/2022/01/cops-and-barbers-initiative-brings-police-and-community-members-together-to-bridge-the-gap/  .

From Calibre Press. 12 Career Tips for Cops  [FYI.  See how they compare with your tips.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: 12 Career Tips for Cops  https://calibrepress.com/2022/01/12-career-tips-for-cops/?utm_source=Calibre Press Newsletter   .

Podcasts and Professional Development

From Police and Security News. Engaging College Students in 21st Century Law Enforcement: Final Report [“Published by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), this report discusses the grant awarded for a study of police/community relations…”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2022/01/14/engaging-college-students-in-21st-century-law-enforcement-final-report/  .

From the NIJ Journal. Improving the Collection of Digital Evidence [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/improving-collection-digital-evidence?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nijjournal  .

From the Office of Justice Programs. JustInfo Newsletter (January 15, 2022) [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/justinfo/january-15-2022?utm_campaign=justinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery  .

From the Office of Justice Programs — Funding Opportunities. JustGrants’ Glossary of Terms [They might make DOJ grant-submission easier.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/library/glossary-terms?utm_campaign=fundingtips&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery   .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Perils and Powers of Cowardice [The conversation might make you think.  One point made toward the beginning is that fear of being considered a cowardly inspires more brave actions than personal courage.  Interesting!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/cowardice-C_YvtQ7L 

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Automating Your Law Enforcement Instructor Business [The discussion is a sort of infomercial for some of the software the podcast host offers.  The ways the designers addressed the documentation needs of students, instructors, agencies, and training boards are interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/q80j5158   .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Successful Book Launch Tips and Tricks With Courtney Kenney [There sure are a lot of details involved in publishing a book!  The nuances of preorders were interesting. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/4c8e2e50/047-successful-book-launch-tips-and-tricks-with-courtney-kenney  .

On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Challenges of social media in death investigations  [The discussion revolves around the problems with ways reckless sharing of  information about criminal investigations, as well as its helpfulness during investigation, plus some techniques.  Drones also come up. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://coronertalk.com/challenges-of-social-media-in-death-investigations-ep295

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. He Works As A Deputy Sheriff For Free. The harsh reality and the surprising lessons learned [The guest started as a 45-year-old volunteer, whose background was in business.  No library admits to owning his book, but here is its Amazon link: Be Vigilant!: Strategies to Stop Complacency, Improve Performance, and Safeguard Success. Your Business and Relationships Depend on It https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737099144/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_92FZCRH84GGNZQ9FY1MT v ] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/he-works-as-a-deputy-sheriff-for-free-the-harsh-re  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. His Comedic Look At Being A Cop. Plus, the 9-11 Terror Attack, and Fighting Organized Crime [What a combination!  His 9-11 anecdotes are astonishing!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/his-comedic-look-at-being-a-cop-plus-the-9-11-terr  .

Notes: [The guest’s nom de plume is Vic Ferrari, and his books appear under the series title “Tell All NYPD Books.”  I couldn’t find any libraries that have them, but here’s his Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=vic+ferrari&i=stripbooks&crid=2P4MHDL4GAIWH&sprefix=vic+ferrari%2Cstripbooks%2C81&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. His Son, A Reserve Deputy Was Killed In The Line Of Duty [The guest’s son, and a sergeant, were killed by a drunk driver.  The death led to his involvement in Oregon COPS.  Some points the story illustrates, that are not commented on,  include the pain that lingers even after almost thirty years, and the importance of instructing dispatchers in death notification protocols (the family had called to find out if their son had been involved in the crash.)  The effect of line of duty deaths on siblings can be startling, too (listen for that story at about 35 min.)  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/his-son-a-reserve-deputy-was-killed-in-the-line-of  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Separating Fact, Fiction And Myth – When Cops Shoot. Special Episode. [A rebroadcast of a 2019 episode, featuring George Fileko, Round Lake Park,  The information is still a good reminder.  SLC]  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/separating-fact-fiction-and-myth-when-cops-shoot-s  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Critical issues in policing in 2021 [See how your critical issues compare with the host’s.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/critical-issues-in-policing-in-2021/  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Dr. Renée Mitchell on evidence-based policing in practice [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/dr-renee-mitchell-on-evidence-based-policing-in-practice/  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Sexual exploitation, human trafficking and the decriminalization of prostitution [Dr. Michael Shively,  senior research analyst with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), talks about the myths of prostitution as a victimless crime, and research and training available through the Center for ending trafficking networks and refuting legalization advocates.  The guest’s explanation of how supporting evidence is fabricated, and how illicit trade can be investigated with credit card transactions, is especially interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/sexual-exploitation-human-trafficking-and-the-decriminalization-of-prostitution/  .

Notes: The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE):  https://endsexualexploitation.org/

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Why your agency is stronger with reserve officers [The discussion includes part-time officers, but assumes the reserve officers are volunteers.  How agencies in the western states use reserves, where it sounds like there are more of them, is much of the focus.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/why-your-agency-is-stronger-with-reserve-officers/  .

On the Squad Room Podcast. Is Anger Ruining Your Life? How Stress, Vices, and Agency Politics Can Kill You with The Angry Viking Dr. Trevor Wilkins  [The immediate takeaway from this episode is in the introduction: when the guest had to leave law enforcement, the trauma drove him to become a therapist. [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode149/   .

Stalking Resources via the Office of Justice Programs [January is Stalking Awareness Month.  The training videos might be immediately useful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/feature/stalking/overview?utm_campaign=ojpnews&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips . The 3 R’s by Chaplain George Madden [“… on the importance of being Reliable, Relatable and Relevant as a police chaplain.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.canadianpolicechaplainassociation.com/post/the-3-r-s-by-chaplain-george-madden  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips . WRITERS’ POLICE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2021 GOLDEN DONUT SHORT STORY CONTEST ]The concept intrigued me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://leelofland.com/writers-police-academy-announces-winners-of-the-2021-golden-donut-short-story-contest/  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and Lexipol. 10 Hour Shifts in Law Enforcement [Free downloadable white paper] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://www.police1.com/newsletters/policeone-e-blast-list-a/lexipol-house-p1-fulllist-1-20-22/  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and the Office of Justice Programs CrimeSolutions. Practice Profile: Body-Worn Cameras’ Effects on Police Officer Behavior [Web Page].  Accessed 1-24-2022. Available at: https://crimesolutions.ojp.gov/ratedpractices/122   .

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