Local Police News: March 21, 2022

March 22, 2022

2 dead after SWAT team responds to call of woman possibly held against will by boyfriend  [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-swat-team-south-side-police/11663915/  .

2 Homewood officers injured helping apprehend car theft suspects [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/article/2022/mar/17/2-homewood-officers-injured-helping-apprehend-car-theft-suspects  .

Citizens Appreciate Public Safety [“…(CAPS) is a Naperville community group that recognizes public safety personnel for their contributions to the City [of Naperville].”  The group presents awards semiannually.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/spotlight/citizens-appreciate-public-safety/  .

DeKalb County K9 Gets New Body Armor [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at:  https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/dekalb-county-k9-gets-new-body-armor/article_392a213a-a5e9-11ec-b5ab-bfe55fad201d.html   .

Homewood PD will give Advance Auto gift cards at traffic stops [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://hfchronicle.com/photos/2022/mar/17/homewood-pd-will-give-advance-auto-gift-cards-traffic-stops  .

How you can help solve a cold case [The fact of the article interested me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/how-you-can-help-solve-a-cold-case/   .

Illinois Police Department is permanently disbanded [Westfield, Police Department] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2547342715748/illinois-police-department-is-permanently-disbanded?s=oldSite&ss=dmg_local_email_bucket_6.web2_fromweb  .

Lake County Sheriff’s K9 Team Tracks, Finds Woman In Danger [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/crystallake/lake-county-sheriff-s-k9-team-tracks-finds-hypothermic-woman  .

Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group seized record $5 million in drugs, 54 firearms in 2021 [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/16/lake-county-sheriffs-special-investigations-group-seized-record-5-million-in-drugs-54-firearms-in-2021/  .

Local Police Ask Motorists to Drop it and Drive [It’s cell phones they are asked to drop while driving. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/local-police-ask-motorists-to-drop-it-and-drive/article_725c67f2-a912-11ec-a59f-97c965171e89.html  .

McHenry Police Department donate dozens of extra bulletproof vests to Ukraine [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/14/mchenry-police-department-donate-dozens-of-extra-bulletproof-vests-to-ukraine/  .


Officer honored for assisting ISP [“Officer Spengel was called to assist with translation services.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/officer-honored-for-assisting-isp/

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Buffalo Grove Police Department names officer of the year, awards special commendation to an investigator [Officer Eric Sarat.  Investigator Jaime Verduzco was also commended.] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-police-department-commendations-tl-0317-20220315-46qeumaobrf3zajkwszpzx4zni-story.html  .

Notes: Details from the Village of Buffalo Grove website:  https://www.vbg.org/news_detail_T3_R147.php

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Crest Hill man with yearslong mental health concerns accused of domestic violence, stabbing police officer before sergeant fatally shot him, police and family say [From last week, but I liked how informative the headline was.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-crest-hill-man-shot-by-police-officer-stabbed-20220315-64kgmicia5gunlbymjvt46336m-story.html .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Authorities: Police dog chases down man trying to steal catalytic converters from car lot [Lake County. Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220315/authorities-police-dog-chases-down-man-trying-to-steal-catalytic-converters-from-car-lot  .

Notes: Another headline for this incident, from another news source, said “Lake County sheriff’s canine tracks down, bites suspect who tried stealing catalytic converters in Beach Park”  Which sounds better?

Sandwich Police Department working on getting body-worn cameras for officers [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/sandwich-police-department-working-on-getting-body-worn-cameras-for-officers/article_46c6c280-a616-11ec-9912-cf0cab50f0b3.html  .

Sandwich Police Force Reduction Draws Concerns [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/sandwich-police-force-reduction-draws-concerns/article_3aa819d4-a528-11ec-b176-23407d94cac7.html  .

Veteran Oswego Police Officer promoted to sergeant [Officer Frank Sterioti] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/03/18/veteran-oswego-police-officer-promoted-to-sergeant/  .

Yorkville police officer justified in December shooting according to state’s attorney [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-police-officer-justified-in-december-shooting-according-to-states-attorney/article_e07ed254-a658-11ec-a920-031867b5acbf.html  .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from the journal Police Practice and Research. Enhancing horizontal gaze nystagmus test training through virtual human simulation [The information might come in handy. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2022.2047967?af=R .

From Lexipol. The Most Expensive Risks We Face [Gordon Graham talks about liability, and, in particular, human resource issues.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/the-most-expensive-risks-we-face/  .

From the National Institute of Justice. Evaluating Aerial Systems for Crime-Scene Reconstruction : New drone-mounted remote sensing technologies could complement conventional ground-based laser scanning in efficiently recreating crime scenes for forensic analysis. [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/evaluating-aerial-systems-crime-scene-reconstruction

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. New Publication:  Community Engagement Strategies for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Law Enforcement Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Programs [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-P455   .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Should Cops Use Scientific Terminology? [And — the unasked question — will the jury undersand the terms, even if they are used correctly? The post concerns this article from Police Magazine:  Focus of Attention: Integrating Heady Concepts into Regular Police Training https://www.policemag.com/631359/focus-of-attention-integrating-heady-concepts-into-regular-police-training ] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/03/21/should-cops-use-scientific-terminology/

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide: How To Apply [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/apply/ojp-grant-application-resource-guide  .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Irish Angel’s Amanda Coleman and Retired Asst. Police Chief Scott Mingus share their harrowing stories to include a SWAT shootout and the pain of losing an officer. [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/irish-angels-amanda-coleman-and-retired-asst-police-chief-scott-mingus-share-their-harrowing-stories-to-include-a-swat-shootout-and-the-pain-of-losing-an-officer  .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Dr. Katherine Ramsland has never second-guessed her career decisions. It’s a good thing because they have been some of the best decisions she has ever made  [Her life story, and the “war” stories she tells are fascinating!  The one about the English serial killer who got away with it is a particularly good one.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available a https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/76cc6e43/059-never-second-guessing-herself-prolific-author-and-forensic-psychologist-dr-katherine-ramsland-keeps-pushing-forward  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. His Approach To Healing From His P.T.S. Is It Unique Way To Help Others?  [Mush of his trauma was spiritual, for combat (whether military or on the street) often makes one do things considered immoral, so his organization addresses those injuries, through experiences in nature.] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/his-approach-to-healing-from-his-p-t-s-is-it-uniqu  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Life After Her Son’s Death By Suicide. A Very Difficult And Important Conversation For All Survivors.  [The guest’s college-aged son died by suicide.  She talks about how the death affected her family, and how she now works to provide the services she would hav wanted at the time.] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/life-after-her-son-s-death-by-suicide-a-very-diffi  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Jonni Redick on developing police leadership potential [She does not see a leadership crisis, but a need for more encouragement younger officers from current leaders.  I am reminded of one of Gordon Graham’s maxims:  “Find your Replacement.”  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/jonni-redick-on-developing-police-leadership-potential/  .

Notes: I couldn’t find any libraries with her promotions book, but here’s its Amazon link:  /Survival Guide to Law Enforcement Promotional Preparation/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737369419/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_EZK1DAVMM8411JV1X74E

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Oakland Ladder Truck Crash Video response from a veteran traffic cop  [The video is not available on the podcast, of course, but the discussion might be interesting for your own analysis of first responder crashes.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/oakland-ladder-truck-crash-video-response-from-a-veteran-traffic-cop/  .

Summary of Federal Rail Administration  Grant Opportunities, regarding Railroad Crossing Elimination and Grade Crossing Safety Improvements. [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-21-2022. Available at: https://railroads.dot.gov/elibrary/railroad-crossing-elimination-and-grade-crossing-safety-improvements  .

Notes: Information on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Information from FRA is available here: https://railroads.dot.gov/BIL

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