Local Police News: July 11, 2022

July 12, 2022

Champaign County first responders hold recruitment fair [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/champaign-county-first-responders-hold-recruitment-fair/.

Cops Encourage Residents To Help ‘Stuff The Squad’ Event In Wheaton  : The city’s 2022 Stuff the Squad Event will be held July 20 at the Wheaton Police Department. [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/cops-encourage-residents-help-stuff-squad-event-wheaton.

DeKalb County police agencies talk event safety in wake of Highland Park shooting [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/daily-chronicle/news/local/2022/07/07/dekalb-county-police-agencies-talk-event-safety-in-wake-of-highland-park-shooting/.

Demoted Chief Retires: ‘It Was An Honor To Have Been Your Chief’ [Joliet] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at:  https://patch.com/illinois/manhattan/s/ibmk7/demoted-chief-retires-it-was-honor-have-been-your-chief

Hero Down: Chicago Police Officer Patricia ‘Patsy’ Swank Dies By Suicide [Follow up on a post from last week. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://policetribune.com/hero-down-chicago-police-officer-patricia-patsy-swank-dies-by-suicide/.

Highland Park Mayor: Kids Reacted Faster Than Many Adults Due to Active Shooter Drills [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/highland-park-mayor-kids-reacted-faster-than-many-adults-due-to-active-shooter-drills/2878439/.

‘I just don’t have much gas left in the tank’: Peoria Co. Sheriff Asbell resigns Friday [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/brian-asbell-peoria-county-illinois-sheriff-resignation-letter/526-7b2c0139-9670-45cd-882e-28fcb519cf71  .

Notes: Another perspective: Sheriff Brian Asbell officially retires, Chris Watkins to take over   https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/sheriff-brian-asbell-officially-retires-chris-watkins-to-take-over/

Illinois State Police release video of ‘mob action,’ over 100 people swarmed trooper vehicle, broke windshield, threw fireworks [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/illinois-state-police-release-video-of-mob-action-over-100-people-swarmed-trooper-vehicle-broke/article_a9c956c4-fc63-11ec-b585-a3c9fe0fa2a6.html .

In the Bulletin Notes of the July FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin:  “One afternoon, Officers Wesley Lashburn, Caleb Boyer, and Nicholas Appell of the Pekin, Illinois, Police Department were dispatched to a partially frozen lake for multiple reports of a 4-year-old boy walking on thin ice…” [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/bulletin-highlights/bulletin-notes/bulletin-notes-06062022-1.

Kendall County Sheriff talks event security in wake of Highland Park shooting [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriff-talks-event-security-in-wake-of-highland-park-shooting/article_e8bcf7dc-febb-11ec-a19a-87c0663b9336.html .

Notes: A related article: Kendall County Special Response Team is ready for the worst  https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/news/local/2022/07/07/kendall-county-special-response-team-is-ready-for-the-worst/

Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg reconnects with Highland Park woman he cared for after she was shot Monday during the Highland Park parade.  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at:  https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220709/im-not-going-anywhere-how-mother-survived-highland-park-shooting-with-sheriffs-help- .

Man allegedly hit police officer and paramedic, threatened to attack another paramedic in Lake in the Hills [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/10/man-allegedly-hit-police-officer-and-paramedic-threatened-to-attack-another-paramedic-in-lake-in-the-hills/  

Naperville Police Department Hosting College Safety Presentation [July 21] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-police-offering-college-safety-presentation/.

New Lenox Police Praise Alert Juvenile For Observing A Juvenile With What Appeared To Be BB Gun In Waistband [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/new-lenox-police-praise-alert-juvenile-for-observing-a-juvenile-with-what-appeared-to-be-bb-gun-in-waistband/.

New patrol deputy sworn in [John D’Arcy] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/new-patrol-deputy-sworn-in/article_5a40f8ee-fdf0-11ec-aace-1ff1e9e67838.html .

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot and wounded overnight in Beverly, CFD says  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/off-duty-chicago-police-officer-shot-and-wounded-in-beverly .

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding woman while responding to domestic disturbance in Flossmoor [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/police-fatally-shoot-knife-wielding-woman-while-responding-to-domestic-disturbance-in-flossmoor/ .

Sheriff’s Office: Sangamon County Deputy Saved 2 Lives In Fire  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/07/09/sheriffs-office-sangamon-county-deputy-saved-2-lives-in-fire/ .

Supply chain issues slow work on new Sandwich police station [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/07/08/supply-chain-issues-slow-work-on-new-sandwich-police-station/ 

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Elgin (Il) Police Department Wins Cops Office Photo Contest [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pressrelease/elgin-il-police-department-wins-cops-office-photo-contest .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and the Calibre Press blog. Illinois Active Shooter: Standing at the Crossroads of Mental Health & the Law [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/07/illinois-active-shooter-standing-at-the-crossroads-of-mental-health-the-law/.

Podcasts and Professional Development

Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Webinar  :  Thursday, July 14, 2022  :  2:00 – 3:30 PM ET  [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://events-na13.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2794138616/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_landing.html?sco-id=9758760499&_charset_=utf-8 .

Midwest Security & Police Conference/Expo : Tinley Park Convention Center : Tinley Park Convention Center [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://endeavor.omeclk.com/portal/wts/ugmc%7C9eg37Aqeh4C66jC7ggeyf0%5EvTg%5Ea .

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online — July 2022 [The featured article is “Leveraging Data to Predict Outcomes in Hostage and Barricade Incidents.”   It also includes a couple of articles about leadership, including one on the benefits of a youth leadership academy.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/?

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Advised or Told? [This topic is important to me, because I’m always trying to think up appropriate variations for “said” in order to avoid using it so much in the meeting notes I have to write.  Success to you!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/07/09/advised-or-told/.

July 2022 Postage Price Changes, as of July 10 [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://faq.usps.com/s/article/July-2022-Postage-Price-Changes .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. How to Turn a Boy Into a Man [This topic may sound like an odd one to include, but the discussion is about the need for loving fathers in a home, and the lack of rites of passage for youth (both male and female) toward adulthood.  The observations could be useful for those who work with young people, and for those of us with children.  The Art of Manliness podcast has loads of great episodes, but this is one of the most insightful conversations from the series that I have heard. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/how-to-turn-a-boy-into-a-man-Iauk_K_s .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Author David J Shestokas

[at the time, at least, a Cook County prosecutor]

shares our nation’s Forefathers backstory and why we shouldn’t let a mass shooter derail our Independence Day celebration [Special Rebroadcast, featuring the hosts’ remarks about the Highland Park shooting.  The stories about the founding fathers are inspiring.  Listen for the story of the first instance of Forensic Dentistry, too!  SLC] [Web Page]. 7-11-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/author-David-j-shestokas-shares-our-nations-forefathers-backstory-and-why-we-shouldnt-let-a-mass-shooter-derail-our-independence-day-celebration .

Note:  The guest’s book is at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/995850523

On the Bend, Don’t Break Podcast. Tragedy in Mayerthorpe Alberta: Supt. James Hardy’s Story of Investigating the Murder of 4 Mounties while Caring for his Team [Part 2 of 2] [The discussion focuses on the psychological effect of handling the officers’ murder, and the ways the guest tried to get them the help they needed. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/part-2-tragedy-in-mayerthorpe-alberta-supt-james-hardys-story-of-investigating-the-murder-of-4-mounties-while-caring-for-his-team .

Notes: Part 1:  On the Bend, Don’t Break Podcast. Maintaining Professionalism in the Face of Tragedy: Retired RCMP Supt. James Hardy Shares his Story of Leading Through Crisis — Part 1 of 2 https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/title-professionalism-vs-emotion-part-1 .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Create a Culture of Accountability [The guest is a proponent of being “Count-On-able”:  Of knowing what one can do, taking care to follow through, and being able to say what one CANNOT be responsible for.  The idea is obvious, but neglected.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/p8myy928-create-a-culture-of-accountability .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. The Rule of 26 [There are hundreds of metrics for analyzing a website’s effectiveness.  The guest has narrowed them to the key performance indicators that can actually help make the website more profitable.  Interesting concepts!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://www.leo2ceo.com/copreneur-path/094 .

On the Disaster Podcast. Gun Violence Aftermath  [The discussion concerns the motivation of mass shooters, and personality characteristics associated with youths who have been mass shooters.  It’s a perspective I have not heard discussed lately.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2022/07/gun-violence-aftermath/ .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Hero Police Sergeant Shot Multiple Times, Left With Paralysis and Amputations. [Much of the discussion is about how the officer’s relationship with other officers changed after the shooting, and what he has done after losing his legs.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/hero-police-sergeant-shot-multiple-times-left-with .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. John S. Hollywood on RAND’s Mass Attacks Defense  Toolkit [According to the guest, the national likelihood of a person being involved in a mass shooting is about the same as being struck by lightning.  But the rate is low is partly because of deterrence, and intervention.  The RAND report includes resources for such interventions.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/john-s-hollywood-on-rand-s-mass-attacks-defense-toolkit/ .

Notes: Link to the toolkit:  https://www.rand.org/pubs/tools/TLA1613-1/toolkit.html

On the Quality Policing Podcast. Peter Moskos and Alex Vitale [author of /The End of Policing/], moderated by Michael Fortner [The arguments are interesting, and you might have fun picking out the specious points.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-11-2022. Available at:


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