Local Police News: July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

Police1 Webinar: Promotional interview & assessment center tips:  “Advancing Your Rank” July 22, 2021, 1:00 PM CDT.  (Just FYI.  SLC) [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/newsletters/police1-highlights/police1-webinar-advancing-rank-eblast-7-15-21/.

As police departments struggle to hire and retain, Rantoul remains fully staffed

[Just FYI, as a comparison to the Champaign Police Department’s situation. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/as-police-departments-struggle-to-hire-and-retain-rantoul-remains-fully-staffed/.

Boy, 9, Struck And Killed By Off-Duty Cop While Riding Bike: FOP  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/lakeview/9-year-old-struck-killed-duty-cop-while-riding-bike.

Chicago gang members outnumber cops 9 to 1 amid record retirement [I saw this posted on Facebook, and thought you might be interested.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://nypost.com/2021/07/13/chicago-gang-members-outnumber-cops-9-to-1-amid-high-retirement/.

Chicago police officer dies by apparent suicide  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-department-cpd-officer-suicide-prevention/10887636/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. La Grange Park Village Board recognizes police sergeant retiring after 34 years with the department. [Sergeant Felix Hernandez] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-lagrange-park-police-sergeant-retires-tl-0722-20210714-5qm5kimdknhmpdjlsapl4hkxta-story.html.

[Chicago] City Council Panel Endorses Plan For Boys & Girls Club On West Side Campus Of $95 Million Police And Fire Academy [One of the reasons for building the club building three was encouraging:  the boys and girls who would use it are reported to feeling safer being around the police!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/14/boys-and-girls-club-police-and-fire-training-academy-campus-city-council-housing-real-estate-committee/.

City of Decatur appoints new interim police chief ]Deputy Police Chief Shane Brandel ] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/city-of-decatur-appoints-new-interim-police-chief/article_16c3979a-e4b3-11eb-8d73-73240b193357.html.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Mount Prospect board set to discuss police patch debate Aug. 10 [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210714/mount-prospect-board-set-to-discuss-police-patch-debate-aug-10.

From Calibre Press. What Makes Tactical Dynamic Entries “Dynamic”, \

By Sgt. Robin Kipling [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2021/07/what-makes-tactical-dynamic-entries-dynamic/ .

From PoliceOne, via The Squad Room Podcast’s Tactical Tuesday emailing. 11 fantastic discounts for law enforcement officers (There might be something here you can use.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-products/apparel/articles/11-fantastic-discounts-for-law-enforcement-officers-z9upIxslhbQCTgIN/ .

Keith Cross To Take Over As New Aurora Police Chief [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/14/keith-cross-new-aurora-police-chief/.

Madison County Sheriff’s program aids residents with communication barriers [“… The Sheriff’s Office recently unveiled a new free program available to all citizens in Madison County called the PIN (Potentially Impaired or Non-Verbal Person) Sticker Program.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Madison-County-Sheriff-s-program-aids-residents-16311116.php.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Grassroots Coalition Announce Deal To Create Civilian Police Oversight Commission [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/19/civilian-police-oversight-commission-mayor-lori-lightfoot-city-council-grassroots-reform-activists-coalition/.

Mental Health Clinicians Will Start Answering Some 911 Calls in Chicago — Instead of Cops [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mental-health-clinicians-will-start-answering-some-911-calls-in-chicago-instead-of-cops/2554199/.

Monticello council creates Chris Oberheim Park [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/monticello-council-creates-chris-oberheim-park/article_4e4718c0-7483-54b2-baf4-00144f3e5bde.html.

“Most dire staffing levels have been”: The Champaign Police Dept. is severely understaffed [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/target3/most-dire-staffing-levels-have-been-the-champaign-police-dept-is-severely-understaffed/.

New Bartlett Police Dog, Maverick, Will Be Sworn-In Tuesday [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/19/new-bartlett-police-dog-maverick-will-be-sworn-in-Tuesday/.

On City Journal’s 10 Blocks Podcast. Policing as a Profession: A Conversation with William Bratton [He also talks about his new book.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/10blocks/policing-as-a-profession-a-conversation-with-william-bratton.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Shattering Myths, Lies and Stereotypes About Police. Including His Officer Involved Shooting.  [The guest remarks on how having his non-police-related business helped him deal with his job stress,  (Reminded me of Kevin Gilmartin’s advice)  Some of the topics of the guest’s”Off Duty Podcast” took pretty interesting:  https://theoffdutypodcast.com/ [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/shattering-myths-lies-and-stereotypes-about-police.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. How ‘officer-created jeopardy’ is framing discussions about police use [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/how-officer-created-jeopardy-is-framing-discussions-about-police-use-of-force.

On the Public Safety Innovators Podcast. Financial Peace and Debt Freedom for Law Enforcement Professionals [The guest is Jason Hoschouer, aka MotorCop (one of the hosts of the “What’s Your Emergency” podcast), and he talks about how he developed his sideline (Police Training and Financial Security training).  His insights on police training are worth hearing!  They get a little silly at the end, though. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/l8q1kr98 .

Plano Officer Recognized for Life-Saving Efforts  ]”…police and paramedics were called to the Plano Walmart for a medical emergency involving a man in the store. Officer Alejandro Lopez was on duty and preformed potentially life-saving first aid.…:] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-officer-recognized-for-life-saving-efforts/article_beb4cd5e-e641-11eb-86f1-8f5df434c74a.html.

Salute Special Agent Illinois State Police/Major Illinois National Guard Theodore Tebbe [The fact of the article is interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2021/07/salute-special-agent-illinois-state-police-major-illinois-national-guard-theodore-tebbe/.

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Professional Dress for Law Enforcement [Would you want that tee shirt under your uniform broadcast on national TV?  I hadn’t thought of some of his points before.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/professional-dress-for-law-enforcement/ .

Via Law Officer. Officer uses ‘bag of potato chips’ to save stabbing victim’s life  [New York, but a fine reminder to know first aid.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.lawofficer.com/officer-uses-bag-of-potato-chips-to-save-stabbing-victims-life/.

Via the Woodstock Independent — May require registration. Helping kids … and police: As child abuse trends, Child Advocacy Center aids investigations [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.thewoodstockindependent.com/2021/07/helping-kids-and-police-as-child-abuse-trends-child-advocacy-center-aids-investigations/.

Podcasts and General Information

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and the Department of Justice. U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov : New Website Provides Cybersecurity Resources from Across the Federal Government [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-government-launches-first-one-stop-ransomware-resource-stopransomwaregov.

From the Municipal Minute blog (Ancel Glink). Court Authorizes Limited Disclosure of Medical Information Under FOIA [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/07/court-authorizes-limited-disclosure-of.html .

From the Municipal Minute blog (Ancel Glink). Court Finds No Constitutional Violation in Entry to Home and Seizure of 37 Cats [Could be helpful when dealing with hoarders.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/07/court-finds-no-constitutional-violation.html.

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. CRI-TAC Spotlight: Recruitment and Retention for Workforce Diversity [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0962.

George Floyd Mural Struck By Lightning In Toledo, Ohio [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/14/george-floyd-mural-lightning-strike-toledo-ohio/.

Long Grove is electing a very slobbery, furry mayor [The Historical Society is using the election of a “dog mayor” as a fundraiser, but the promotional techniques the candidates are using is instructive.  And the situation reminded me of an audiodrama about a cat that was nearly elected governor:  “The Pussy Can and the Expert Plumber Who Was a Man,” by Arthur Miller ( [Web Page].  Access3e 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.newsbreak.com/@danielle-braff-1464643/2306944896169/long-grove-is-electing-a-very-slobbery-furry-mayor?s=ws_tw .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. I”The Courage of Steele” (Part 1 of 2) — n this case of elder abuse, Steve Steele battles to take back control of his finances from a caregiver who takes advantage of him [He is arrested for beating his live-in caregiver with his cane, while the caregiver takes possession of his property.  We’ll find out what happens to the care-givers in the next episode.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/housekeeper-steals-homes.html .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Think More Strategically [The process, or cycle, of Strategic Thining is figuring out what the opponent is likely to do, or what you want to accomplish.  Part of it involves changing to suit the future, so that’s why it’s hard to do.  The focus is its business applications, but the principles could apply to public service. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/think-more-strategically .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Retired Sgt. Michael Sugrue talks about surviving an encounter with a crazed knife wielding madman & saving lives, only to be attacked in civil court – why Qualified Immunity is important. [More proof of the educational value of war stories.  The guest’s story of his experience with Post-Traumatic Stress is very painful, but one that needs to be shared, to help relieve others.  The discussion of Looney Laws gets unnecessarily coarse.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/retired-sgt-michael-sugrue-talks-about-surviving-an-encounter-with-a-crazed-knife-wielding-madman-saving-lives-only-to-be-attacked-in-civil-court-why-qualified-immunity-is-important.

On the Coffee with a Criminalist Podcast. Part 1: Case Highlight, Lisa Marie Bonham [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://coffeewithacriminalist.podbean.com/e/part-1-case-highlight-lisa-marie-bonham/.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Below 100: A commonsense approach to officer safety [Just FYI.   I trust this is all old news to you by now.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/below-100-a-commonsense-approach-to-officer-safety.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and the Department of Justice. Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2020 [Web Page].  Accessed 7-19-2021. Available at: https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/report-indicators-school-crime-and-safety-2020?utm_content=iscs20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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