Local Police News: January 9, 2023

January 11, 2023

Bill Could Keep Mentally Ill Inmates In County Jail Even Longer [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2023/01/06/bill-could-keep-mentally-ill-inmates-in-county-jail-even-longer.

Bolingbrook Police K-9 Gets Ballistic Vest [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/bolingbrook-police-k-9-gets-ballistic-vest.

Brown’s Chicken murders revisited: Why it went unsolved for so many years [Just FYI.  The observations might help in planning interagency cooperation.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/1993-browns-chicken-murders-revisited-30-years-later.

Congress Passes De-Escalation Training Bill [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.policemag.com/651959/congress-passes-de-escalation-training-bill#.Y7y9aSI1naA.twitter   .

Cop Talk: Safety Advice from a Suburban Beat Cop…[John Good] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/rockford/ep/4052951  .

Dozens Of New Illinois Laws Now In Effect For 2023 [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2023/01/01/dozens-of-new-illinois-laws-now-in-effect-for-2023/   .

End of cash bail delayed as Illinois Supreme Court issues stay on SAFE-T Act [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/illinois-supreme-court-delays-end-of-cash-bail-safe-t-act .

FBI director picks new leader for Chicago field office [“Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler Jr. will replace the former FBI head in Chicago, Emmerson Buie Jr., who retired in August.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/1/3/23537344/fbi-chicago-robert-wes-wheeler-jr-special-agent .

Former Algonquin police chief sworn in as McHenry County undersheriff alongside new chief of corrections [John Bucci] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/06/former-algonquin-police-chief-sworn-in-as-mchenry-county-undersheriff-alongside-new-chief-of-corrections/ .

Former attorney turned legal marketer honored for helping end lengthy police standoff in Highland Park [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/12/26/former-attorney-turned-legal-marketer-honored-for-helping-end-lengthy-police-standoff-in-highland-park/  .

Here Are The New Illinois Driving Laws That Just Went Into Effect  [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: http://q985online.com/ixp/671/p/here-are-the-new-illinois-driving-laws-that-just-went-into-effect/ .

Kankakee sheriff officer, residents rescue pit bull from icy pond  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/kankakee-sheriff-residents-rescue-pit-bull-from-icy-pond .

Kidnapping suspect in custody after leading U.S. Marshals on high-speed pursuit in Lake, McHenry counties [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/07/kidnapping-suspect-in-custody-after-leading-u-s-marshals-on-high-speed-pursuit-in-lake-mchenry-counties/  .

Longtime Fondulac [Park Dist.] Police Chief retires, new Chief named  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/longtime-fondulac-police-chief-retires-new-chief-named/   .

Majoring in networking and fitness at the FBI [Decatur police chief Shane Brandel will be attending the FBI National Academy] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/majoring-in-networking-and-fitness-at-the-fbi/article_3a518abc-80bd-11ed-bf47-2ba52bca53f9.html .

Male dies after being found with gunshot wound in parking lot of police station in Huntley [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/03/man-dies-after-being-found-with-gunshot-wound-in-parking-lot-of-police-station-in-huntley/.

Menard County Deputy Named To Fill Remainder Of Butler’s Current Term [“Jason Huffman was sworn in Monday to fill out the remaining days of Tim Butler’s term representing the 87th House District in the current session of the Illinois General Assembly…Huffman is a Menard County sheriff’s deputy and also works as a police officer in Sherman. His appointment only lasts until the new General Assembly is seated January 11th.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2023/01/03/menard-county-deputy-named-to-fill-remainder-of-butlers-current-term/ .

Officer Retires After Nearly 21 Years Serving Aurora Police Department [Che H. Earwood ] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/officer-retires-after-nearly-21-years-serving-aurora-police-department .

Only minor glitches with Oswego police body-worn camera roll-out  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/only-minor-glitches-with-oswego-police-body-worn-camera-roll-out/article_27bf1754-890d-11ed-b5ce-b389a9223d42.html

Salute To Service: Officer Jeff Tippen, Vandalia PD [He is a retired officer, as of 2022.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2022/12/officer-jeff-tippen-vandalia-pd/   .

Squad Car Hit By Batavia Man Driving Drunk: Police  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/squad-car-hit-batavia-man-driving-drunk-police .

‘Look at the pattern’: Former FBI special agent details how officials identified suspect in Idaho slayings 0FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/former-fbi-special-agent-details-officials-identified-suspect-idaho-slayings-bryan-christopher-kohberger  .

Woman allegedly spat on 2 sheriff’s deputies in Lakemoor, bragged about having communicable disease [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/04/woman-allegedly-spat-on-2-sheriffs-deputies-in-lakemoor-bragged-about-having-communicable-disease  .

On the True Murder Podcast. MURDER IN THE FOX VALLEY, by  Jim Ridings [” Bruce Lindahl was a psychotic rapist and killer who preyed on girls and young women for almost a decade. …in 1980, he kidnapped and raped Debra Colliander in Aurora, Illinois. She escaped before he could murder her, and Lindahl finally was arrested.…”  Eventually, he kidnapped and murdered her, and buried her body in a farm field.] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.spreaker.com/user/danzupansky1/murder-in-the-fox-vally-ft-jim-ridings  .

Notes: The book, Ridings Jim. Murder in the Fox Valley. Side Show Books 2022., is available at these libraries:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1344515356

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics. 3rd Chicago police officer dies by apparent suicide in one week  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://leoaffairs.com/3rd-chicago-police-officer-dies-by-apparent-suicide-in-one-week/  .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics and Officer.Com. Ill. PD Program Offers Text Message Feedback Survey after 9-1-1 Calls [Aurora, IL] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: www.officer.com/command-hq/technology/communications/dispatch-technology/news/21291057/ill-pd-program-offers-text-message-feedback-survey-after-911-calls .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics, and Police1. Ill. PD to begin 12-hour shifts to boost officer retention, recruitment [Oak Forest. ] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-recruiting/articles/ill-pd-to-begin-12-hour-shifts-to-boost-officer-retention-recruitment-t3w9hkqSFl92yOzi/ .

From Calibre Press . 2023 National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame Inductees Announced [Lifetime Law Enforcement Trainer Award :  Dr. William Lewinski, Des Plaines (IL) Force Science] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2023/01/2023-national-law-enforcement-officer-hall-of-fame-inductees-announced/ .

Podcasts and Professional Development

On the Badge Boys Podcast. SWAT Instructor Brandon Griffith died from cardiac arrest, but was brought back to life and is now “Dying To Save Lives” with his nonprofit.  [A repeat, but a timely story.  His description of what cardiac arrest (electrical malfunction) felt like is something you won’t hear often.  He was able to get his police job back, and ne now advocates for implementing AED training for police.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/swat-instructor-brandon-griffith-died-from-cardiac-arrest-but-was-brought-back-to-life-and-is-now-dying-to-save-lives-with-his-nonprofit .

Abstract from the journal Police Quarterly. Dazed and Confused: Difficulties for Law Enforcement During Oregon’s Transition to a Legal Marijuana Market [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/10986111221147697 .

Big increase in young children eating products with marijuana, study says =I doubt this information comes as any surprise, though.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/more-young-children-eating-products-with-marijuana-study  .

FBI issues national public safety alert on financial ‘sextortion’ schemes targeting children [Not specifically police news, but something that could prove important to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/01/01/fbi-issues-national-public-safety-alert-on-financial-sextortion-schemes-targeting-children/  .

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. 911 Calls Not Automatically Exempt But Public Body Not Required to Create Transcript of 911 Call for FOIA [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2022/12/911-calls-not-automatically-exempt-but.html .

From Calibre Press . We Can Stop School Shooters! (75% of the time.) [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2023/01/we-can-stop-school-shooters-75-of-the-time/ .

Hero Down: Alaska State Troopers Court Services Officer Curtis Worland Gored By Muskox [Not Illinois, but a reminder of how accidents can happen.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://policetribune.com/hero-down-alaska-state-troopers-court-services-officer-curtis-worland-gored-by-muskox/ .

Lexipol Webinar. Using Body Camera Video to Transform Officer Training : Thursday, January 19 | 1 pm Eastern [60 minutes] [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-using-body-camera-video-for-training  .

On In the Line of Duty’ Vlog. Idaho Checklist – Do You Know a Killer? [A suspect is in custody, but the model list of questions might be something to keep in mind.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://lineofduty.com/vlog-6-idaho-checklist-do-you-know-a-killer/  .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Fatal ageism permitted a serial killer to continue murdering older Texans. This podcast series features interviews with the families, police and more. [All four parts of the series are now on the page.] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/texas-elder-murders.html .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Rick Smith (FRN Entertainment Network & Axon CEO) talks about the next generation of technology for law enforcement and the military. [They also spend a lot of time talking about the content on the first responder-focused TV network their video program appears on.  The descriptions of the applications for drones the company is working on sounds fascinating  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/rick-smith-frn-entertainment-network-axon-ceo-talks-about-the-next-generation-of-technology-for-law-enforcement-and-the-military  .

Notes: I think this link will work for First Responder Network:  https://firstrespondersnetwork.com/

On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Introduction to Blood Pattern Analysis  [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://coronertalk.com/introduction-to-blood-pattern-analysis  .

On the Disaster Podcast. From Responder to Patient with Codi Foxworthy [She had been in EMS for about six years, until she broke her neck in a hockey accident.  Her position after she couldn’t do EMS any more, which had become her persona, plus her financial situation, are instructive.  Her point about how injured people tend to be identified by their disability, even by themselves, rather than as people with injuries, is one that needs emphasis.  She was the daughter of a police officer, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2022/12/from-responder-to-patient-with-codi-foxworthy/ .

On the Dispatch in Depth Podcast. IN THE DRINK WITH JACI FOX [“Jaci Fox, quality assurance specialist and the Police Lead with QPR, discusses the best way to handle calls about impaired driving, including why it occurs, whether it includes driving while high, and the importance of updating the location in cases of moving violations. “] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.aedrjournal.org/in-the-drink-with-jaci-fox   .

On the GAO’s Watchdog Report Podcast. Exploitation of Children Online is Increasing, As Are The Challenges In Preventing It [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.gao.gov/podcast/exploitation-children-online-increasing%2C-are-challenges-preventing-it .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Dr. Paul Taylor on what the research says about officer decision-making under stress [Now this is interesting!  The discussion is about “Mental Condition Black” assessing officers’ ability to make force decisions under stress.  The guest’s explanation of why heart rate is not a good measure of “arousal,”  and what actual research studies show could become important in the officer training process.  A remark passed about how fear of failure leads to minimal performance is worth thinking about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/dr-paul-taylor-on-what-the-research-says-about-officer-decision-making-under-stress/  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. ’Why did no one tell me this sooner?’ Addressing the mental wellness knowledge gap in public safety [The guest advocates for self-awareness of early mental trauma indicators, discusses how she became interested in doing so, and what those indicators are.  She also identifies internal politics as a significant source of trauma.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/why-did-no-one-tell-me-this-sooner-addressing-the-mental-wellness-knowledge-gap-in-public-safety/  .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Maintain Professionalism in Depositions [Or, as the email announcement labeled it, “Don’t Argue With Defense Attorneys.”  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/law-enforcement-maintain-professionalism-in-depositions-lexipol/ .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Maintaining Standards for Rookie Cops [“Insist Upon Rookie Excellence”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: Maintaining Standards for Rookie Cops https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/standards-for-rookie-cops/ .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Planning for Events in Public Safety [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/public-safety-planning-for-events/ .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics. The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Moral Injury [Just FYI.  This concept is still new to me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://bibleandbookcenter.com/read/the-moral-injury-workbook/ .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics. Upcoming webinars from the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC) [FYI.  The organization looks like one worth being aware of, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.stalkingawareness.org/upcoming-events/ .

Notes: Some statistics about stalking of senior citizens:  https://www.stalkingawareness.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Stalking-Abuse-in-Later-Life.pdf

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics and Calibre Press. The Importance of the Big Picture [“In policing, we are often so focused on the immediate details of a situation that we can miss the bigger picture.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/12/the-importance-of-the-big-picture/  .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics, and Police1. Basic estate planning for first responders Regardless of your level of wealth, the failure to establish an estate plan can be detrimental to your family [Web Page].  Accessed 1-9-2023. Available at: https://www.police1.com/personal-finances/articles/basic-estate-planning-for-first-responders-787SvdvkH3eL6uEc/ .

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