Local Police News: June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

Aretha Barnes appointed interim police chief of Evanston Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/06/15/city/aretha-barnes-appointed-interim-police-chief-of-epd/.

The Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing recognizes individual state, local, or tribal sworn rank-and-file police officers, deputies and troopers for exceptional efforts in effective community policing… Nominations must be submitted by 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday, June 28, 2021. [Short notice, but it might still be a good opportunity.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award .

Bill Bratton on American policing and the challenge facing the Boston Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/06/10/metro/bill-bratton-american-policing-challenge-facing-boston-police-department/.

Chicago Police Officer Who Owns Englewood House Where 5 Killed Disciplined [Just FY:  an ethical case study.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-officer-who-owns-englewood-house-where-5-killed-disciplined/2537550/?_osource=db_npd_nbc_wmaq_twt_shr .

Chicago Police Rescue Ducklings From Uptown Sewer Grate As Mother Duck Waits [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/06/15/chicago-police-uptown-duckling-rescue/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Niles police investigation finds ‘no wrongdoing’ in response for well-being check; three officers disciplined in separate incident [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/niles/ct-nhs-police-investigation-tl-0617-20210615-wukmvv2zubc6rngyktwf5tkc4a-story.html.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Seizes Homemade Cannabis-Infused Edibles And Labels Looking Like Candy, Says They’re Not Safe [“Homemade” is the key word.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/06/16/cook-county-sheriffs-office-seizes-marijuana-candy/.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Parsons leaves Woodstock to begin serving as Pingree Grove’s top cop [Jeffrey Parsons] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210619/parsons-leaves-woodstock-to-begin-serving-as-pingree-groves-top-cop.

Edwardsville police chief finds new career path [Jay Keeven] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Edwardsville-police-chief-finds-new-career-path-16259319.php.

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Family Matters: Executive Guide for Developing Family-Friendly Policies, Procedures, and Culture.   [Thanks fo SCCJA for pointing it out! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/Publications/cops-w0948-pub.pdf .

From the Office of Justice Programs. OJP Communications:  Funding Webinars [The Funding Opportunities may not suit you, but the webinars on applying for funding, listed at the bottom, might be helpful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/2e44445.

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. An Excellent Magazine Article [“A Report-Writing Refresher” in the May, 2021 issue of Police Magazine, by Steve Albrecht] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://yourpolicewrite.com/2021/06/21/an-excellent-magazine-article/ .

The Human in 3D: Advanced Morphometric Analysis of High-Resolution Anatomically Accurate Computed Model [I saw this entry in a recent SCCJA Daily Clips, and thought it might be good to know about.  IT might require registration to get the whole collet=ction.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/17811394/The_Human_in_3D_Advanced_Morphometric_Analysis_of_High_Resolution_Anatomically_Accurate_Computed_Models?email_work_card=view-paper.

The importance of incorporating decision-making in law enforcement training : In addition to tactical training, incorporating decision-making skills into law enforcement training is critical for safety and success [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-training/articles/the-importance-of-incorporating-decision-making-in-law-enforcement-training-dGtzNip67OEYbMCS/?utm_source=Police1.

Jim Root sworn in as Macon County Sheriff [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/jim-root-sworn-in-as-macon-county-sheriff/.

Lansing Police Department veteran sworn in as new chief [Al Phillips] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/illinois/lansing-police-department-veteran-sworn-in-as-new-chief/article_7065cd70-4a8e-5e73-8a1b-205e9cf9a282.html.

LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton Announces Retirement [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/lasalle-county-sheriff-tom-templeton-announces-retirement/article_5f647164-cd42-11eb-ae91-dbf9303278b4.html.

Man arrested in Decatur after police say he fired at squad car, prompting chase [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-man-arrested-in-decatur-after-police-say-he-fired-at-squad-car-prompting/article_51f70c4c-434c-512b-bc56-b71ee524cab1.html.

OJJDP Observes Internet Safety Month  [June.  The page includes lists of resources.  Thanks to SCCJA for pointing it out! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/2e46dea.

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Cyber thieves target Jeremy Vincent in an extortion scam, demanding payment for his mother’s safety, but it turns out to be a hoax. [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/ransom-virtual-kidnapping.html .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Retired Army Ranger and best selling author Colonel Grossman talks about the current war on cops. [A couple of months ago, I saw a Facebook post complaining about how his local police department was bringing in Dave Grossman to teach officers Warrior tactics:, describing it as ways to kill people.  I had replied that I had been through his training, which was about helping officers keep their heads in stressful situations, and explained that “killology” is about why people kill, not about how to do it.  The argumentative poster claimed to have read his book and went on to malign him.  I asked which book he had read, because I had never seen Col. Grossman say anything remotely like what he was describing.  He never did say which book he had read.  I include this podcast as a reminder of what Dave Grossman teaches.  Here are some of his books, and books he had recommended:  https://www.worldcat.org/profiles/nemrtmtu3/lists/202320  l [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/retired-army-ranger-and-best-selling-author-colonel-grossman-talks-about-the-current-war-on-cops.

On the Disaster Podcast. Psychologist Ellen Kirschman on Responder Differences With Stress [Her focus is on fire fighters, but she does remark on police and their needs, too.  Her insights were not what I expected, but interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2021/06/psychologist-ellen-kirschman-on-responder-differences-with-stress/.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Her husband, veteran of the NYPD died by suicide. MaryAnn tells their story to save lives. [FYI. I admire the candor of the host, who admits to being very uncomfortable. The guest tells the story of what happened to her family after the death of her husband to remind officers how important the are to their family and friends.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/her-husband-veteran-of-the-nypd-died-by-suicide-ma.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Policy-based recording is a game-changer for police bodycams [Something of an infomercial for an automatically activating body camera, but the program also gives useful policy suggestions.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/policy-based-recording-is-a-gamechanger-for-police-bodycams.

On the Public Safety Innovators Podcast. THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF DIGITAL CURRENCY [Guest Robert Whitaker discusses the nature of cryptocoin (which now makes more sense to me than it did), the potential for, and the actuality of, financial crimes involving it.  The last part of the program is something of a pep talk to pursue entrepreneurship.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/5nz102r8 .

Parade honors two police officers shot in line of duty [In Mahomet] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/parade-honors-two-police-officers-shot-in-line-of-duty/.

Police Board votes to fire officer who shot friend, then lied about it [A useful ethics case study.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/police-board-votes-to-fire-cop-who-shot-friend-then-lied?utm_source=WBBM-AM&utm.

Police encourage Decatur girl’s dream of being a cop  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/police-encourage-decatur-girls-dream-of-being-a-cop/article_15fcaac4-cd73-11eb-bb45-8f3677180bb5.html.

Reflecting on a 30-year career: Sheriff Tony Brown [Retiring as Macon Co. Sheriff]  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/reflecting-on-a-30-year-career-sheriff-tony-brown/ .

Shelby County Sheriff Resigns, Points To Police Reform Law As One Reason [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2021/06/19/shelby-county-sheriff-resigns-points-to-police-reform-law-as-one-reason/.

Taylorville kids get to know police in scavenger hunt  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/taylorville-kids-get-to-know-police-in-scavenger-hunt/article_10353ae0-d0af-11eb-b7de-f35feb1a0286.html.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Officer. com. Oddball Crime Scene Training : Sometimes the best way to prepare for odd situations is to conduct your own experiments or trainings with mock situations set up. [I liked the concept.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://www.officer.com/investigations/forensics/evidence-collection/article/21217078/oddball-crime-scene-training .

Your chance to tell the Chicago Police what the rules should be for dangerous foot chases : Police foot chases should be rare and regulated, yet Chicago until this month had no written rules on when an officer should give chase. And the rules are a work in progress.  [The fact of the article, and the assertions it makes, interested me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/6/21/22543706/chicago-police-foot-chases-pursuits-reform-adam-toledo-anthony-alvarez-editorial.

The YourPoliceWrite.com Friday Quiz [Web Page].  Accessed 6-21-2021. Available at: https://yourpolicewrite.com/2021/06/17/your-friday-quiz-12/ .


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