Local Police News: March 14, 2022

March 17, 2022

3 officers nominated for saving life of 3-year-old boy found unresponsive in pond in Lake in the Hills [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/10/3-officers-nominated-for-saving-life-of-3-year-old-boy-found-unresponsive-in-pond-in-lake-in-the-hills/  .

Bolingbrook Police Officers Raise $6,200 In Polar Plunge Event [“Officers from the Bolingbrook Police Department participated in the annual Polar Plunge event for Special Olympics. As part of the annual event, officers slid down a giant slip and slide down a hill behind Town Center. (Bolingbrook Police Department )”] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/bolingbrook-police-officers-raise-6-000-polar-plunge-event  .

Braidwood Man Accused of Battering Minooka Police Officer [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/braidwood-man-accused-of-battering-minooka-police-officer/article_53b021ae-9ef4-11ec-a6a8-c794caa02b89.html  .

Chicago police officer, Army veteran quits CPD to go help Ukraine fight Russia

[Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/russia-ukraine-russian-war-chicago-police-officer-army-veteran/11649261/  .

Chicago police officer dies of apparent suicide in Southwest Side home [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-police-officer-dies-of-apparent-suicide-in-southwest-side-home/  .

Court Rejects Ex-Chicago Police Officer’s Efforts to Get Job Back [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/court-rejects-ex-chicago-police-officers-efforts-to-get-job-back/2781568/  .

Criminal Justice Review- Volume: 47, Number: 2 (June 2022) — Table of Contents [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cjra/47/2   .

Edwardsville to hold recruitment testing for new police officers [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Edwardsville-to-hold-recruitment-testing-for-new-16984171.php  .

Fallen officer spouses call on legislators to pass bills supporting police [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/fallen-officer-spouses-call-on-legislators-to-pass-bills-supporting-police/article_7c10fb88-a001-11ec-bb59-631f5126a96a.html  .

Got ID? APD [Aurora PD] Cadets Go Undercover To See If Businesses Card For Liquor, Tobacco  [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/got-id-apd-cadets-go-undercover-see-if-businesses-are-carding  .

ISP director talks challenges facing the agency [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://chronicleillinois.com/government/isp-director-talks-challenges-facing-the-agency/  .

‘Lt. Justice Joe’ Egizio Retires From Joliet Police After 25 Years  [“It was always a dream of mine, not just to be a police officer, but to be a Joliet police officer, Lt. Joe Egizio told Joliet Patch.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/lt-justice-joe-egizio-retires-joliet-police-after-25-yrs  .

Officer honored for outstanding work [Off. Balog, Springfield PD, was able to get a statement from an apprehensive domestic violence victim] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/officer-honored-for-outstanding-work/   .

Officer Stabbed, Man Fatally Shot By Crest Hill Police: Source  [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/huge-police-presence-pioneer-road-crest-hill   .

Police cruiser with K9 inside involved in crash [The dog was all right; but, if you want some proofreading fun, see if you can find the errors.  “Ol’ Fussbudget SLC”] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/police-cruiser-with-k9-inside-involved-in-crash/article_c085f5de-a15f-11ec-a8d3-fb46c72d869f.html  .

Sheriff warns of scammers claiming to represent sheriff’s office [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/article/2022/mar/10/sheriff-warns-scammers-claiming-represent-sheriffs-office  .

State Police add 14 cadets to ranks [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/state-police-add-14-cadets-to-ranks/   .

U.S. Marshals Service organizes 6th Fallen Heroes Honor Run in memory of fallen first responders [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/cover-story/u-s-marshals-service-organizes-6th-fallen-heroes-honor-run-in-memory-of-fallen-first-responders/  .

Vacancies hit high-point at Champaign County dispatch center [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/vacancies-hit-high-point-at-champaign-county-dispatch-center/  .

Village Approves $250K Grant For Crisis Co-Responder Team : The grant award will fund the Arlington Heights Police Department program over a two-year period. [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/arlingtonheights/village-approves-250k-grant-crisis-co-responder-team  .

“I want them to feel they have a safe place” therapy for first responders [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/i-want-them-to-feel-they-have-a-safe-place-therapy-for-first-responders/  .

‘Severe safety and liability risk’: More than half of police force to be laid off in Hebron, union says [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/10/severe-safety-and-liability-risk-more-than-half-of-police-force-to-be-laid-off-in-hebron-union-says/  .

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. PAC Finds Public Body in Violation of FOIA For Redacting “Goodbye Email”  [“The Public Access Counselor of the Attorney General’s office (PAC) issued its fourth binding opinion of 2022 finding a public body in violation of FOIA when it redacted an email from a retiring police chief.”  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2022/03/pac-finds-public-body-in-violation-of.html  .

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online — March 2022  [The lead article is “Understanding Bombers’ Motivations: A Historical Study : An FBI explosives scientist discusses three factors that provoke bombers: power disparity, malice, and mental illness.”  The issue also includes one on the benefits of technical high schools, and a promising piece that wonders whether happiness is overrated.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_content=%5B1369850%5D-%2F  .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract for a new article in /Police Quarterly Journal/. Take a Break!”: A Qualitative Study of Shift-Duty Police Officers’ On-The-Job Breaks [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10986111221074907   .

Abstract from new article in /Police Practice and Research: An International Journal/. Policing the police: predicting citizen support for police accountability [If you’re looking for a research topic, you might want to recreate this study among community members.  This study appears to have been conducted among college students.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2022.2050722?af=R  .

Abstract from the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. Book Review:  The Psychology of Police Deadly Force Encounters: Science, Practice, and Policy [A Charles C Thomas publication.  It looks useful, and is available from these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1226406100  . SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511253.2022.2047212?af=R  .

From Police and Security News. Seven Steps to Launching a Successful Police Department Drone Program [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2022/03/14/seven-steps-to-launching-a-successful-police-department-drone-program/  .

From the International City/County Management Association. DHS and FBI Urge Cybersecurity Vigilance : Russia’s attack on Ukraine has included cyberattacks on Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure organizations. Local governments are urged to report cyber incidents and intrusions to the FBI and CISA. [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://icma.org/articles/article/dhs-and-fbi-urge-cybersecurity-vigilance   .

Hate Crimes: National Database Identifies Traits and Motivations Marking Distinct Pathways of People Who Commit Bias-Based Offenses [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/hate-crimes-national-database-identifies-traits-and-motivations-marking-distinct  .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Dreams That Precede Death [The guest is a hospice doctor, who talks about the visions that dying people see, that cannot be physiologically explained.  He states that the information from his research has been more helpful for loved ones, rather than doctors.  The show notes include a number of related resources that could be helpful, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/the-dreams-that-precede-death-F55gmfSm  .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Why Customer Experience is More Important Than Customer Service [On coming up with a “unique selling proposition”  The discussion could be helpful even on an organizational level.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/r87w2r98-why-customer-experience-is-more-important-than-customer-service  .

On the Disaster Podcast. Disaster Medical Mission to Ukraine [It isn’t exactly police-related, but, considering current circumstances, it might interest you.  The description of getting their group organized could be helpful for CERT planning, especially the part about dealing with self-selecting volunteers trying to help.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2022/03/disaster-medical-mission-to-ukraine/  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Star The Dog Was Shot and Nearly Killed, Became a Celebrity and Helped Transform Lives. [Much of the interview is about the realities of working as a corrections officer, and the traumatic stress they develop from the conditions.  The program concludes with the guest’s story about how his life was turned around by the dog he adopted, which is both touching and inspiring.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/star-the-dog-was-shot-and-nearly-killed-became-a-c  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Sgt. Jamie Borden on use-of-force investigations and analysis  [His remarks on aspirational policies (policies requiring impossible reactions) are worth hearing.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/sgt-jamie-borden-on-use-of-force-investigations-and-analysis/  .

On the Squad Room Podcast. 7 Discipline Failures You Might Be Making [The discipline is personal discipline.  The “failures” have to do with negative, self-absorbed thinking [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode155/   .

On the Squad Room Podcast. Can You Be Happy? How to Fight Negativity, Cynicism, and Anger to Live a Fulfilling Life with Bridget Truxillo [She appeared as a guest in November, but, in this episode, she expands on why people are predisposed for negativity, and how to practice positive alternatives.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode154/   .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Protection Against Infectious Diseases for First Responders  [After all, the pandemic may have receded, but it hasn’t ended yet. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/protection-against-infectious-diseases-for-first-responders/   .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and Lexipol. Failing at the First Rule of Risk Management [The first rule is that human beings haven’t changed.  Gordon Graham urges preservation of organizational knowledge, and expand the preservation to the thorough analysis of things that have gone wrong (line of duty deaths, in particular) to discover where the “process failure” actually took place, and how it can be prevented.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-14-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/failing-at-the-first-rule-of-risk-management/   .

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