Local Police News: July 25, 2022

July 26, 2022

Aurora Police Department Offers Citizen Academy For 52nd Year  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at:  https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/aurora-police-department-offers-citizen-academy-52nd-year  .

Carjacking Prevention Workshop  [The third notice, and it had no separate article link.  A Naperville car dealership is sponsoring the training, on July 31.  It night be worth noting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/nctv17-news-update/north-aurora-road-improvements-dupage-budget-survey-springbrook-golf-course-renovations/  .

Chicago Police Board rejects recommendation to fire officer who shot, killed Anthony Alvarez [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-board-anthony-alvarez-officer-evan-solano/12065976/  .

Chicago police shooting: 2 wounded, including bystander, in Pilsen; 3 in custody, CPD says [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/cpd-shooting-2-shot-including-bystander-in-pilsen-police-say/12066916/ .

Decatur Lake Patrol officers recognized for rescuing man from Lake Decatur  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/decatur-lake-patrol-officers-recognized-for-rescuing-man-from-lake-decatur/article_89f9474e-0782-11ed-bd98-0f78b6cbab5b.html .

Don Batko reminds us that last Friday was the 88th anniversary of  the assassination of John Dillinger, in Chicago, “by J. Edgar’s torpedoes”:  John Dillinger was Killed (July 22, 1934), via Crime Magazine [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: http://www.crimemagazine.com/john-dillinger-was-killed-july-22-1934  .

Homewood to explore possibility of moving police headquarters, ECOM [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/2022/07/24/homewood-to-explore-possibility-of-moving-police-headquarters-ecom/.

‘I Will Blow You Up At Work,’ Will County Jail Guard Faces 2 Charges : In April, Will County Sheriff’s Sgt. Elizabeth Maher won her protection order case against fellow jailer Louaii Tomalieh, her ex-boyfriend. [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/i-will-blow-you-work-will-county-jail-guard-faces-2-charges .

The Kane Co. Sheriff’s Office is Now Offering Surviving an Active Shooter ALL DAY PRACTICAL TRAINING. Register for either August 20 or September 3. [It’s for residents 18 years old or older.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surviving-an-active-shooterat-any-venue-all-day-training-tickets-389731014957?fbclid=IwAR19k-jP_7qwcreZTdnq2vKnZjX-60dIvTtmINZGUukGA1-noudlGBg61V4  .

Kendall County Sheriff discusses crime trends  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriff-discusses-crime-trends/article_b93bc4a4-0c38-11ed-ac80-1b0948250090.html  .

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office holding National Night Out event  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-holding-national-night-out-event/article_8f58abd8-02f2-11ed-9f9b-477af8ecb6b6.html  .

New sheriff’s canine in DuPage County named Jake in honor of slain McHenry County sheriff’s deputy [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/23/new-sheriffs-canine-in-dupage-county-named-jake-in-honor-of-slain-mchenry-county-sheriffs-deputy/  .

Notes: Also at:  https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-sheriffs-office-welcomes-bloodhound-jake-to-k9-team/

North Chicago police officers awarded for apprehending Highland Park mass shooter [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/20/north-chicago-police-officers-awarded-for-apprehending-highland-park-mass-shooter/  .

North Chicago police officers honored for role in capturing accused Highland Park parade shooter  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/suburban-cops-honored-for-capturing-accused-highland-park-shooter/12059563/ .

Officer recognized for calling ambulance for woman, later diagnosed with brain tumor, during traffic stop in Huntley [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/23/officer-recognized-for-calling-ambulance-for-woman-later-diagnosed-with-brain-tumor-during-traffic-stop-in-huntley/.

Officer shoots 15-foot pet snake wrapped around owner’s throat, police say [Not Illinois, but something that could happen here.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.kktv.com/2022/07/23/officer-shoots-15-foot-pet-snake-wrapped-around-owners-throat-police-say/  .

Notes: The Disaster Podcast, some years ago, had a couple of programs on the dangers of snakes, which, as I recall, included a segment on urban snakes:  https://disasterpodcast.com/2017/04/snake-bite-myths-dr-ben-abo-part-1/ and https://disasterpodcast.com/2017/04/snake-bite-myths-dr-ben-abo-part-2/

Police: Man who stabbed dog, another man killed by Bolingbrook officers [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/police-man-who-stabbed-dog-another-man-killed-by-bolingbrook-officers/  .

Posen police officer honored for saving 10-month-old baby  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/police-man-who-stabbed-dog-another-man-killed-by-bolingbrook-officers/   .

Public decries Flossmoor police response that led to death of Madeline Miller, demands action [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/2022/07/20/public-decries-flossmoor-police-response-that-led-to-death-of-madeline-miller-demands-action/  .

Public invited to Montgomery National Night Out events Aug. 2 [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/07/20/public-invited-to-montgomery-national-night-out-events-aug-2/  .

Rapid Response Training for first responders [Champaign] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/rapid-response-training-for-first-responders/ .

Sheriff’s Office planning Back to School Barbecue [Champaign Co.} [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/sheriffs-office-planning-back-to-school-barbecue/  .

Village of Montgomery Police National Night Out [What activities as your agency planning?  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/village-of-montgomery-police-national-night-out/article_c2fbc466-0900-11ed-a7a8-1b20f1bec60a.html  .

Wethersfield board hears Kewanee Police pitch for new SRO program  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.starcourier.com/story/news/2022/07/19/wethersfield-board-hears-kewanee-police-pitch-new-sro-program/10085489002/  .

Wheaton police pack squad car with donations for People’s Resource Center [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220721/wheaton-police-pack-squad-car-with-donations-for-peoples-resource-center-  .

Widow of Chicago cop killed in line of duty in 2010 has message for Supt. David Brown, other officers  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/widow-of-chicago-cop-killed-in-line-of-duty-in-2010-has-massage-for-supt-david-brown-other-officers/   .

Can You Legally Bury Your Dead Pet In The Backyard in Illinois?  [Not exactly law enforcement related, but the information could prove useful in neighborhood chats, if nowhere else.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: http://97zokonline.com/dead-pets-in-illinois/ .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from the journal Homicide Studies. Shooting and Holding Fire in Police Work: Insights From a Study Informed by the Binder and Scharf Model of Deadly Force Decision-Making [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10887679221111723   .

Abstract from the journal Police Practice and Research. Police ride-along programs: exploring student perceptions [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2022.2105334?af=R  .

Free Webinar. The National Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Summit : July 28, 2022 [8:15 AM – 5:00 PM ET]  Taking place LIVE at the National Law Enforcement Museum – Virtual Access Available! [List of speakers, including Gordon Graham, and registration information is available through the link] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://nleomf.org/officer-safety-and-wellness/traffic-summit/ .

From Calibre Press. Police Quotes [Some of these might amuse you. If you have any you would like to add, they’re looking for more   SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/07/police-quotes/

From Lexipol. Blockchain Not Blockhead: What You Need in a Public Safety CTO [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/blockchain-not-blockhead-what-you-need-in-a-public-safety-cto/ .

From the Police Tribune. Chicago Police Bodycam Shows Officer-Involved Shooting Of 13-Year-Old Carjacking Suspect [The video could be useful for training.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://policetribune.com/chicago-police-bodycam-shows-officer-involved-shooting-of-13-year-old-carjacking-suspect/ .

Lexipol Webinar. Cardiac Disease: 3 Ways to Fight the #1 First Responder Killer : Friday, July 29 | 1 pm Eastern [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-cardiac-disease   .

NIJ Webinar. What Keeps You Awake at Night: Risk, Leading Change, and Challenging Decisions : Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://forensiccoe.org/webinar-2022-awake-at-night-risk/?utm_source=nij-govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nij.

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Life Lessons From the World’s Greatest Negotiator [The anecdotes of Herb Cohen’s youthful negotiations (and posing) are breathtaking. Definitely worth hearing!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/life-lessons-from-the-worlds-greatest-negotiator-4WfD4cad  .

Notes: His book, Cohen, Rich. The Adventures of Herbie Cohen: World’s Greatest Negotiator. , 2022. is available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1264275629  .  His father’s book, Cohen, Herb. You Can Negotiate Anything: How to Get What You Want. New York: Citadel Press, 2020. is available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1224479886 .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Retired undercover officer Matt Griffin shares his heartbreaking suicidal journey and his path to redemption [The audio of a TV program the hosts now have.  At about 31 min., the guest talks about the heroic lies the “demons” were telling him that led him to attempt suicide.  This is important.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/retired-undercover-officer-matt-griffin-shares-his-heartbreaking-suicidal-journey-and-his-path-to-redemption  .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Police Psychologists Heather Kersten And Emily Jirikowic and “First Responders Psychological Services” [The two doctors talk about how their business started, the realities of on-the-job police psychological needs, hesitations for getting psychological help, and an explanation of the chemical processes and changes that stress makes to the brain.  The discussion at the end of the episode about psychologically preparing for retirement is insightful!  The episode is an extended one, because of the interest of the topics,  SLC]  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7e81c380/074-police-psychologists-heather-kersten-and-emily-jirikowic-talk-first-responder-mental-health  .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. USA Today Best-selling Indie Author Dan Petrosini [He’s great fun to listen to, and worth hearing if you have any aspirations to be a writer, or, for that matter, if you have any hopes of accomplishing anything after retirement.  He also unintentionally explained an irritating tendency Charles Dickens had.  Every so often, he would describe the menu of some meal in great detail.  Petrosini says the cure for “writer’s block” is writing itself.  Describing dinners was probably the way Dickens applied that maxim.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/78f67045/076-usa-today-bestselling-indie-author-dan-petrosini-the-price-of-discipline-is-always-less-than-the-cost-of-regret  .

On the Dispatch in Depth Podcast. Advocate for Your Mental Health with Danissa Alston [The guest is Montgomery County, Maryland’s 9-1-1 Communication Center’s staff social worker, which was a new concept for a position in her area.  She discusses what she is making of her position, and what she does to help her agency with both mental health and body health.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.aedrjournal.org/advocate-for-your-mental-health-with-danissa-alston.

On the Dispatch in Depth Podcast. Facing in the Same Direction with Jonny Mcmullan [The guest talks about the importance of mentoring in telecommunications training, and the EMD Mentoring Program] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.aedrjournal.org/facing-in-the-same-direction-with-jonny-mcmullan .

Notes: For more information on the 3-day training program, visit https://www.iaedjournal.org/an-emds-best-friend

On the Policing Matters Podcast. How teaching styles impact the success of today’s police recruits [One of the guests reports that the leading reason for recruits to leave basic training are “personal reasons.”  She believes those reasons are frequently lack of support from loved ones, resulting from current anti-police sentiments.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/how-teaching-styles-impact-the-success-of-today-s-police-recruits/ .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Avoid Off-Duty Habits [Especially these days, when ambushes happen regularly,  officers need to keep the hostile observers from figuring out their activity patterns] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/avoid-off-duty-habits/ .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and Calibre Press . Free Webinar:  Active Shooters & Mass Assaults: Considerations That Impact Policy and Response : July 27, 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (CST) [Web Page].  Accessed 7-25-2022. Available at: https://secure.calibrepress.com/events/active-shooters-mass-assaults-considerations-that-impact-policy-and-response/.

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