Area officers among police academy grads [Belleville. I was impressed that the local paper reported on their graduation. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Area-officers-among-police-academy-grads-16814515.php .
Amanda Calo, Woman Found Shot Dead With Illinois State Trooper Husband In Murder-Suicide, Had Been Southeast Side Pre-K Teacher [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/01/26/amanda-calo-trooper-antonio-alvarez-murder-suicide/ .
Chicago Tribune syndicate — Might require registration. Aurora’s police Civilian Review Board looks at holding listening sessions around the city [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-civilian-review-board-st-0130-20220128-xndzebiygzcyncdazakg45rvsy-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/ .
Bailey Wants To Reinstate Death Penalty For Cop Killers [FYI. Several news sources reported this story, listing local representatives as being a backer. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/01/26/bailey-wants-to-reinstate-death-penalty-for-cop-killers/?__s=4gdiyeazw5fn9dxvza6r .
Chicago police in-custody death: Woman, 31, ID’d as person who died in custody; COPA investigating [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-civilian-office-of-police-accountability-cpd-death-in-custody-copa-harrison/11525503/ .
Chicago police officer injured in Morgan Park crash [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-crash-morgan-park-cpd-officer-injured-police/11526353/ .
Chicago police shooting critically injures 1 downtown; 2 more in custody, spokesman says [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-shooting-loop-today-wacker-columbus/11513044/ .
Chicago Police SWAT Car Crashes Into Car, Utility Pole In Morgan Park While Responding To Domestic Situation [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/01/31/chicago-swat-car-crashes-into-car-utility-pole-in-morgan-park-while-responding-to-domestic-situation/ .
Chicago shooting: Video shows dramatic shootout between CPD, carjacking suspects [Could be useful for training illustration. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2497180567228/chicago-shooting-video-shows-dramatic-shootout-between-cpd-carjacking-suspects?s=oldSite&ss=dmg_local_email_bucket_1.web2 .
Cops Urge Caution After Surge In Wallet Thefts In Wheaton : Wheaton police shared tips for residents to help prevent pickpockets following an increase in wallets stolen at local stores. [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/cops-urge-caution-after-surge-wallet-thefts-wheaton .
Coroner identifies woman killed after crashing stolen vehicle into police car and building in Waukegan [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/01/28/coroner-identifies-woman-killed-after-crashing-stolen-vehicle-into-police-car-and-building-in-waukegan/ .
Former Alorton, East St. Louis police officer sentenced for collecting $60K in fraudulent pay [Interesting as an ethics case study. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/alorton-il-east-st-louis-police-department-officer/11519811/ .
Homewood patrol car stolen, recovered in Chicago Heights [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/article/2022/jan/27/homewood-patrol-car-stolen-recovered-chicago-heights .
Illinois Fraternal Order of Police recognizes officers for actions during, after deadly officer shooting [“The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge recognized two Champaign-area police officers for their roles during and following the shooting that claimed the life of Officer Christopher Oberheim.”] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/illinois-fraternal-order-of-police-recognizes-officers-for-actions-during-after-deadly-officer-shooting/ .
Instead of calling 911, students in DC reported a school shooting by posting about it on Twitter [When social media was starting to be popular, there was some talk about departments using various aspects for reporting crime. This incident reminded me of that dependence on social media. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/instead-of-calling-911-students-reported-school-shooting-on-twitter/ .
Lee County Sheriff Details Child Rescue from December [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/lee-county-sheriff-details-child-rescue-from-december/article_96db836e-7e0c-11ec-a22d-ab900d88aaee.html .
Oberheim Park releases renderings [Honoring fallen officer Chris Oberheim] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/oberheim-park-releases-renderings/ .
Police: Suspect struck K-9 officer with bat before arrest [He walloped the dog, who was treated at a local pet hospital. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/police-suspect-struck-k-9-officer with-bat-before-arrest/article_d4f48c0e-7fbf-11ec-b4fd-8bd82386d48c.html .
Who Took the Chicago Police Exam Last Year? Here’s the Breakdown [The information could be helpful in planning recruitment initiatives. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/who-took-the-chicago-police-exam-last-year-heres-the-breakdown/2741609/ .
Winslow To Take Position With Police Chiefs Group [“[Former Springfield police chief] Kenny Winslow…is now moving into a part-time position as deputy director of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.”] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/01/28/winslow-to-take-position-with-police-chiefs-group/ .
From AELE. Free Webinar: Microlessons: An Overview on Developing Robust, Short, No-Cost Training February 10, 2022 [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuc-uopjkoHNe4Q-M8C9T-NV6_OLS85V18 .
Notes: If microlearning interests you, Training Magazine Online has a number of webinar recordings by Ray Jimenez on the subject. Site registration is required, but he programs are free to view. https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/recordings?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q%5Bspecial_event_name_or_title_or_speakers_display_name_or_speakers_company_or_sponsors_name_or_datetime_start_text_cont%5D=microlearning&commit=Search
From Police and Security News. New FBI Report on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2022/01/26/new-fbi-report-on-law-enforcement-officers-killed-and-assaulted/ .
On the Policing Matters Podcast. The value of human behavior pattern recognition and analysis for law enforcement [Evidently, one of the latest hiring requrements in law enforcement is reading minds. The guests talk about ways to firgure out what people are likely to do before they do it, and deescalate it. And, according to the guests, the quip “None of us is as dumb as all of us” is true. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/the-value-of-human-behavior-pattern-recognition-and-analysis-for-law-enforcement/ .
Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Identity & Purpose in Public Safety [Kevin Gilmartin touches on this subject, too — http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1288153742 — though he doesn’t use a Bucket List as its foundation. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/identity-purpose-in-public-safety/ .
Podcasts and Professional Development
Ron Barber, of In the Line of Duty video traiining fame, contacted me recently about some newly-released programs on such timely topics as community policing, deescalation, and compassionate policing. The previews are here, on their YouTube page, if you would like more details: [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/user/LODCrimeTime .
Notes: Speaking of timely, the book /The Outward Mindset/ (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1120077214 ) reinforces the importance of these training topics.
Ron Barber went on to point out this immediately-relevant new video: SI59 Preview: De-escalating with African-American Subjects. The information looks solid, and the topic is one worth addressing. See what you think [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://youtu.be/_Px8BKsbWZk .
Notes: He also described a program, to be released in February, called “Pre-deescalation/Meet the ‘Pied Piper’ of Community Policing”. It features “a Virginia officer who has done absolutely amazing work ‘connecting’ to the children of his community, Black youngsters in particular.” I’ll try and pass on the preview link when I see it. The program sounds interesting!
Abstract for a new article in /Police Quarterly Journal/. Reimagining the Use of Force by Police in a Post-Floyd Nation [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10986111211049372 .
Criminal Justice Review- Volume: 47, Number: 1 (March 2022) — Table of Contents [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cjra/47/1 .
From the Office of Justice Programs. Latest Law Enforcement Resources from the Office of Justice Programs [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/307e86e
From the Office of Justice Programs — Funding Opportunities. Funding Opportunities and Upcoming Events [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/30818fa
On the Bend, Don’t Break Podcast. A Journey in Healing: Abbotsford Police Cpl. Aaron Courtney’s Story of Staying in the Fight [The guest faces the dark side of “resilience.” During a K-9 training exercise, he was hit by a car and seriously injured, as a fairly young officer. He faces the problem of what to do when you can’t “bounce back” to do what you used to do. The importance of his dogs for his recovery, and their loss, would be instructive for police management. I like how the host sums up the insights at the end of the podcast. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/a-journey-in-healing-abbotsford-police-cpl-aaron-courtneys-story-of-staying-in-the-fight .
On the Bend, Don’t Break Podcast. Life Lessons from a Homicide Detective: Calgary Police Service Detective Dave Sweet’s Story. [The guest looks for positive ways to help the family, and goes on to describe how that attitude has helped him, and them. The extent of his optimistic attitude is really remarkable! SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/life-lessons-from-a-homicide-detective-calgary-police-service-detective-dave-sweets-story .
Notes: No US libraries have copies of the guest’s book, but here’s its Amazon page: Skeletons in My Closet: Life lessons from a homicide detective https://www.amazon.com/dp/1988829038/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5Q3ZAR4SB35SQBEVYRK0
On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Turning a Hobby Into a Successful Online Business [The guest had made custom hunting and fishing gear as a hobby while he was working as a SWAT officer, but then went on to made it his full-time business. when he retired.] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/68r1y47n .
On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. One of the Most Dangerous Calls for Law Enforcement Turned into His Life or Death Gunfight. Special Episode, [A rebroadcast, I believe, but an important case study. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/one-of-the-most-dangerous-calls-for-law-enforcemen .
On the Squad Room Podcast. What I’ve Learned From a Life Undercover: Dope Buys, Gun Rips and Learning From Your Mistakes with Jeff Smith [The guest’s reflection on how an officer’s understanding of what policing means changes over a career would be helpful for trainers and recruiters. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode150/ .
Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and American Police Beat Magazine. When rumors start riots : How to handle crowds that are emotionally motivated and primed to resist [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: http://disq.us/t/44nk3ds .
Notes: This timely topic reminded me of a now-obscure, but fascinating film from the 1930s: Fury (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027652/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_29 ). The development and behavior of the lynch mob is believable and terrifying.
Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Police1. Why every police report needs a synopsis : The last thing a reader wants in a police report is a surprise [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-31-2022. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-products/police-technology/software/rms/articles/why-every-police-report-needs-a-synopsis-Kwn54BDjjfLQOngO/ .