Local Police News: March 20, 2023

March 22, 2023

2 officers injured after suspect allegedly ran, resisted arrest and bit officer in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/03/18/2-officers-injured-after-suspect-allegedly-ran-resisted-arrest-and-bit-officer-in-waukegan/.

Angry Illinois: Road Rage Shootings In Illinois Up Double-Digits [Just FYI, because it might affect what police are called to respond /to/..  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: http://1440wrok.com/angry-illinois-road-rage-shootings-in-illinois-up-double-digits/.

Difference Maker: VoluntAeers 4 Lisle [Profiles Joe Broda, who received the Silver Presidential Service award for volunteering with the Lisle Police Department] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/wabbmam-on-demand/difference-maker-volunteers-4-lisle

Do Police In Illinois Really Have To Issue A Certain Number Of Citations Each Month? [PIOs might be interested in this piece, as a topic for community contact:  that I even found such an article shows that there’s a still public interest in the topic.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: http://q985online.com/illinois-police-citations-law/  .

Female Illinois State Police leaders aim to add more women to force [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://news.yahoo.com/female-illinois-state-police-leaders-221900791.html .

Fox Valley Family YMCA teams up with Kendall County police agencies for new L.E.A.D. Youth summer camp  [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/news/local/2023/03/13/fox-valley-family-ymca-teams-up-with-kendall-county-police-agencies-for-new-lead-youth-summer-camp/ .

Gunman found dead after pointing rifle at officers, leading to hours-long barricade situation in Antioch [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/03/18/gunman-found-dead-after-pointing-rifle-at-officers-leading-to-hours-long-barricade-situation-in-antioch/.

Lake County sheriff’s canine tracks down suspect who allegedly entered home, attacked woman in Zion [Drako, this time.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/03/15/lake-county-sheriffs-canine-tracks-down-suspect-who-allegedly-entered-home-attacked-woman-in-zion/  .

Law enforcement job fair in Moline hopes to hire amidst low recruitment rates [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/law-enforcement-job-fair-vibrant-arena/526-7713c454-7a8e-45f3-9e0b-711808893b39  .

Montgomery examines police drone usage  [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/montgomery-examines-police-drone-usage/article_b6ec7fc2-c25e-11ed-8f10-7318753170e1.html .

Notes: The department might be interested in the latest Policing Matters Podcast:  BRINC’s Blake Resnick and Don Redmond on evolving drone technology   https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/brinc-s-blake-resnick-and-don-redmond-on-evolving-drone-technology/.

Off-duty Libertyville police officer arrested for domestic battery at his home near Grayslake [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/03/16/off-duty-libertyville-police-officer-arrested-for-domestic-battery-at-his-home-near-grayslake/  .

Notes: Daily Herald’s coverage:  https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230315/libertyville-police-officer-charged-with-domestic-battery

Daily Herald — may require registration . Elk Grove Village police chief to retire Friday after 32 years with department [Charles Walsh] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230315/elk-grove-village-police-chief-to-retire-friday-after-32-years-with-department  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Mundelein Citizens’ Police Academy begins March 29 [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230320/mundelein-citizens-police-academy-begins-march-29  .

Police officer surprises man with new bike after his broke down during snowstorm in Huntley [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/03/16/police-officer-surprises-man-with-new-bike-after-his-broke-down-during-snowstorm-in-huntley/  .

UPDATE: 23-year-old man denied bond after twice trying to escape from CPD [The headline doesn’t do justice to the breadth of this incident:  the subject hit the officer, broke his legs, was accused of hitting a sheriff’s deputy last month, was detained, tried to escape through the ceiling in  the interrogation room.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/update-23-year-old-man-denied-bond-after-twice-trying-to-escape-from-cpd .

Notes: More from CWB Chicago:  Man who intentionally rammed cop, then tried to escape police custody, is wanted in Texas, officials say — https://cwbchicago.com/2023/03/man-who-intentionally-rammed-cop-then-tried-to-escape-police-custody-is-wanted-in-texas-officials-say.html — Plus this article about the dead body discovered while hunting for the subject:  https://cwbchicago.com/2023/03/cops-find-dead-body-while-chasing-suspect-who-later-escapes-through-the-ceiling-of-a-chicago-police-holding-cell.html

Will County coroner warns of human deaths caused by tranq[uilizer] drug [“Xylazine is a tranquilizer for large animals – think cows and horses. But drug dealers are now selling pills and powder with tranq in it.”  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at:  https://static.fox32chicago.com/segment/player-frame.html .

From American Police Beat. “Brave and honest” toddler rats out fugitive hiding in Kentucky home [Neither Illinois nor specifically police news, but the reaction of the child to adult non-cooperation is priceless:  “However, a toddler suddenly stood up with his hands on his hips and said: ‘It is good to be honest … we shouldn’t lie.’  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://apbweb.com/2023/03/brave-and-honest-toddler-rats-out-fugitive-hiding-in-kentucky-home/  .

Podcasts and Professional Development

From Calibre Press. OC Exposure: Survival Must or Unnecessary Suffering? [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2023/03/should-officers-be-exposed-to-oc-during-training/ .

Notes: SCCJA’s Trending Topics last week included a link to the article from PubMed:  “Effects of oleoresin capsicum pepper spray on human corneal morphology and sensitivity” [M Vesaluoma 1, L Müller, J Gallar, A Lambiase, J Moilanen, T Hack, ]  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10892855/

From Governing.Com. Why Some States Are Pushing Cities Out of Law Enforcement  [“Missouri’s Legislature has a plan to take over the police force in St. Louis. It’s just one example of states taking direct control of public safety in their largest cities.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.governing.com/now/why-some-states-are-pushing-cities-out-of-law-enforcement .

From National Institute of Justice Crime Solutions. Body-Worn Cameras Rated No Effects with Mixed Results [Milwaukee research, but the summary is interesting, in that it shows that the effect of a program may be determined by what is being studied.  The research shows o change in the behavior of officers, but was that the reason for implementing the program?  A key sentence in the description is “Officers with cameras conducted statistically significantly fewer subject stops, and statistically significantly more park and walks.”  I’d be interested to learn more about how the program was implemented, because the handling of the program, rather than the program itself, might be a source of ineffectiveness. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://crimesolutions.ojp.gov/ratedprograms/1788 .

From the Office of Justice Programs. JUSTINFO Newsletter:  Volume 29, Issue 6 [March 15, 2023] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/justinfo/march-15-2023 .

Lexipol Webinar. 3 Ways to Strengthen Your Agency’s Mental Health Support Network — Thursday, March 30 | 1 pm Eastern [45 minutes] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-2023-frww-mental-wellness .

Lexipol Webinar. he Tactical Nutrition Advantage: How First Responders Can Control Weight and Increase Resiliency : Tuesday, March 28 | 1 pm Eastern [45 minutes] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-2023-frww-nutrition .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. A Texas hospice provider is investigated for mistreatment of patients. The doctor in charge may not be who he appears to be. [The episode opes an interesting point:  to whom should families report hospice services that seem questionable.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/deadly-hospice-scheme-part-1.html .

Notes: Part 2:  https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/deadly-hospice-scheme-part-2.html   The last segment discusses ways to select a hospise provider, and possible sources for getting cheated on services.  SLC

On the Badge Boys Podcast.  Married cops retire and now teach citizens how to protect themselves with Guardian Training & Consultants.  [Josh and Karen Logan are the guests.  Karen was from Chicago, and a  officer (in various capacities) for a number of years.  The story of how the couple got together, and Karen’s experiences growing up in Chicago could inspire current crime prevention action.   [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/married-cops-retire-and-now-teach-citizens-how-to-protect-themselves-with-guardian-training-consultants .

On the Dispatch in Depth Podcast. Improving Dispatcher Wellness in the Center and at Home with Dr. Violet Rymshaw =Her research shows that the stressors that affect dispatchers are much like those affecting police.  She talks briefly toward the end about identifying grants for creating stress-relieving resources.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.aedrjournal.org/improving-dispatcher-wellness-in-the-center-and-at-home-with-dr-violet-rymshaw  .

Notes: The guest’s focus is on grant writing for first responders.  Her website is at https://911grantwriting.com /

On the Game of Crime Podcast. Ed Mireles and the Miami Firefight – Five Minutes that Changed the Bureau [The story of how he became an FBI agent is told in an entertaining fashion.  The two parts of the interview both appear on this page.  He goes into great detail about the  experience of the shootout with the bank robbers.  The experience of changed perceptions during and afer being shot is breathtaking, especially considering that he had one arm practically blown off.  Incidentally, the problems the responders had finding the fight, due to a vandalized street sign, gives patrol officers one more thing to keep an eye on. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://gameofcrimespodcast.com/ed-mireles-and-the-miami-firefight-five-minutes-that-changed-the-bureau/  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Florida Deputy Sheriff Shot Twice, Including in the Face. [About a year ago, the officer started to conduct a night traffic stop about a half hour from any backup.  The driver shot him several times and fled.  One shot broke most of the bones in his hand, and another shattered his jaw, sh he was in a position where he had to radio in without being able to operate a lapel mike, and without a jaw.  Happily, a fellow deputy who lived in the area, and happened to have his radio on while off-duty, heard the situation and was able to get to him.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/deputy-shot-twice-on-car-stop-once-in-the-face-his  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Police Chiefs Social Media Wars, Costing Us Millions? Special Episode. [John Jay Wiley states his views and observations about the necessity for police departments to use media to stick to  facts and truth about incidents that mass media might misrepresent.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/are-police-losing-the-social-media-fight-is-it-cos .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. BRINC’s Blake Resnick and Don Redmond on evolving drone technology [The guest talks about a drones designed to break through windows to get into buildings, and move around indoors.   his narration of the development process, and how he got to see what a police drone would have to be, is interesting SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/brinc-s-blake-resnick-and-don-redmond-on-evolving-drone-technology/  .

An untapped opportunity: Using body camera footage in police training [Just FYI.  I’ve argued for years that war stories are great training resources, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-products/body-cameras/articles/an-untapped-opportunity-using-body-camera-footage-in-police-training-RG1fM5ZAYNFUnYHN

Notes: see “War Stories are Teaching Moments”:: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1spalrb .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics. ATF Publications Library  [A resource that would be good to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/publications-library?search_api_views_fulltext=&field_document_type_1=All&og_group_ref=1&=Apply&field_document_type_value=All&og_group_ref_target_id=186 .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics, and Police1. Webinar: Developing effective strategies to prevent and respond to school shootings :  Monday, April 10 at  2 p.m. CT  : How law enforcement and educators can collaborate on improving school safety [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-products/communications/radios/articles/webinar-developing-effective-strategies-to-prevent-and-respond-to-school-shootings-Tp3G6IOR4hW5tdJl/ .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics, and Policemag. How To Use Online Training [“An online instructional platform can help agencies reduce training costs, maximize training efficiency, and track the successful completion of training.”  Gordon Graham might add that reading books makes a big difference, too.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-20-2023. Available at: https://www.policemag.com/training/article/15352621/how-to-use-online-training  .

Leave a Reply