Local Police News: March 28, 2022

April 4, 2022

Aiding In The Fight From 5,300 Miles Away  : Former Mokena police chief, sister sending donated bulletproof vests, other protective gear to Ukrainians battling Russian invasion. [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/manhattan/s/i6d8x/aiding-fight-5-300-miles-away .

Authorities say man pointed gun at police officers who were on routine patrol in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/27/authorities-say-man-pointed-gun-at-police-officers-who-were-on-routine-patrol-in-waukegan/  .

Blech! Chicago police sergeant received ‘hair and dirt’ on her fast-food burger, CPD says  [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2022/03/blech-chicago-police-sergeant-received-hair-and-dirt-on-her-fast-food-burger-cpd-says.html  .

Chicago police officer injured after crashing into tree in Austin [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/chicago-police-officer-crashes-into-tree-in-austin  .

Cop Fires After Child Points Replica Gun: Round Lake Beach PD  [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/officer-fires-after-juvenile-points-replica-gun-cops  .  And the follow-up:  Juvenile facing numerous felony charges for pointing replica gun at police officers in Round Lake Beach  https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/28/juvenile-facing-numerous-felony-charges-for-pointing-replica-gun-at-police-officers-in-round-lake-beach/

Decatur Police wins bell-ringing contest [“…first responders ring bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and whichever service raises the most money is declared the winner…”] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/decatur-police-wins-bell-ringing-contest/

Decatur woman charged with injuring officer as she fought to keep child, police report [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/decatur-woman-charged-with-injuring-officer-as-she-fought-to-keep-child-police-report/article_f4a9025c-db6c-5d87-b5d5-c1e8244aeb0e.html  .

Fallen Trooper’s Name Added To State Police Memorial Wall [enior Master Trooper Todd Hanneken] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/03/25/fallen-troopers-name-added-to-state-police-memorial-wall/  .

Gov. Pritzker Establishes Illinois Cyber Security

Commission [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/24679-Gov._Pritzker_Establishes_Illinois_Cyber_Security_Commission_.pdf  .

Group Pretending to Sell Candy Holds Elderly Woman at Gunpoint, Ransacks Home: Police [Crime, rather than police news, but worth discussing at crime prevention meetings.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/group-pretending-to-sell-candy-holds-elderly-woman-at-gunpoint-ransacks-home-police/2789957/  .

Gurnee Police Department adding 2 new canines to department; seek students’ help in naming them [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/21/gurnee-police-department-adding-2-new-canines-to-department-seek-students-help-in-naming-them/  .

Highland Park Police Department adds new community service, wellness dog to its department [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/22/highland-park-police-department-adds-new-community-service-wellness-dog-to-its-department/  .

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office looking for auxiliary deputies [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-looking-for-auxiliary-deputies/article_6dca5a40-aa03-11ec-8dff-6338f3c13382.html  .

McHenry County Sheriff K-9 Kelt retires after almost 3 years of service [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/25/mchenry-county-sheriff-k-9-kelt-retires-after-almost-3-years-of-service/  .

Police chief announces revamping of department enforcement [Sandwich] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/police-chief-announces-revamping-of-department-enforcement/article_9b927786-ab71-11ec-b961-5b7bb9625f91.html  .

Police Officer Shot In Brown County; Suspect Held On $1 Million Bond [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/03/27/police-officer-shot-in-brown-county-suspect-held-on-1-million-bond/?__s=4gdiyeazw5fn9dxvza6r  .

Spaulding Considers Disbanding Its Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/03/25/spaulding-considers-disbanding-its-police-department/  .

Students Get Answers About A Career In Law Enforcement [The Bolingbrook Police Department participated in a trade fair recently.] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/students-get-answers-about-a-career-in-law-enforcement/  .

Teen recovering after being shot during car chase in Oak Lawn [Bullets hit an officer’s car during the incident.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/teen-recovering-after-being-shot-during-car-chase  .

Watch now: Decatur police enjoy victory over firefighters in annual fundraiser [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-decatur-police-enjoy-victory-over-firefighters-in-annual-fundraiser/article_852358f8-93a5-5e84-8495-af3341cb2abd.html  .

Woman escapes from squad car after being arrested for battering officer at McHenry grocery store [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/24/woman-escapes-from-squad-car-after-being-arrested-for-battering-officer-at-mchenry-grocery-store/  .

Yorkville Polar Plunge a record breaker [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-polar-plunge-a-record-breaker/article_a02ff2bc-a77c-11ec-8e84-97384aed5d5e.html  .

‘Rest easy’: Retired Marengo Police Department canine Shadow dies at 14 years old [Retiree news, even if the retiree is a dog, is good to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/03/26/rest-easy-retired-marengo-police-department-canine-shadow-dies-at-14-years-old/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Oak Park Police Chief LaDon Reynolds Announces He’ll Retire [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-police-chief-retiring-tl-0331-20220326-osbtikhixjhgpkgc2swojghpq4-story.html  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Waukegan council hires consulting firm to investigate 15-year-old’s mistaken arrest; ‘We are doing this for transparency and accountability’ [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-council-st-0323-20220322-cbbzkkjtbfen7dwrcoulb7yn2i-story.html  .

Daily Herald — may require registration. Sheriff’s dog aids in arrest of rape suspect in Grayslake [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220325/sheriffs-dog-aids-in-arrest-of-rape-suspect-in-grayslake  .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Free Webinar from AELE, on Zoom. How to Identify Whether It Is Stress or Anxiety and Know What Response Is Required: 3 Strategies High Functioning Law Enforcement Officers Use to Achieve It All AND Be Calm In the Process — March 30, 2022, 11:00 AM CDT [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdOipqj8oGNVOwien3glY4N1wXYJZdAOi  .

On the In the Line of Duty Vidcast. New Video 02: Grapes And A-Holes Hang Out In Bunches [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://lineofduty.com/new-video-02-grapes-and-a-holes-hang-out-in-bunches/  .

Abstract from new article in /Police Practice and Research: An International Journal/. Psychological skills inventory for law enforcement (PSI-LE): development and validation of a multidimensional measure of psychological skill use for law enforcement [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2022.2056036?af=R  .

From the Calibre Press Blog. Redefining Adversity [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/03/redefining-adversity/   .

From the For the Blue Blog. 7 Powerful Ways to Honor Cops This National Police Week [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://fortheblue.substack.com/p/7-powerful-ways-to-honor-cops-this

From the National Institute of Justice. How Things Burn: Developing Realistic Models of How Materials Combust and Degrade in a Fire : Researchers have created a more accurate methodology for predicting how things burn  [Considering how many times police officers come on fire scenes before fire fighters, this information could be helpful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/how-things-burn-developing-realistic-models-how-materials-combust-and-degrade-fire  .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. An Inaccurate Police Report [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/03/28/an-inaccurate-police-report/  .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Nice to see the return of these quizzes.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/03/25/your-friday-quiz-17/  .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Therin Miller Helps FBI Take Down His Business Partners [His business partners were involved with the Russian mob.  This three-part story would make a readable suspense novel.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/national-guardsman-crime-ring-part-3.html  .

Notes: Here’s the link to Part 1:  https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/national-guardsman-crime-ring-part-1.html

Part 2:  https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/national-guardsman-crime-ring-part-2.html

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Ret. Cold Case Homicide Sgt. Hillman talks about the search and arrest of the “Zombie Hunter” for the Arizona Canal Murders [The case was one of the first to be solved through the use of genealogy.  The behavioral profile of this type of  predator, and the discussion of how the cold case section was organized, could be good to know about, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/ret-cold-case-homicide-sgt-hillman-talks-about-the-search-and-arrest-of-the-zombie-hunter-for-the-arizona-canal-murders  .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Badges & Budgets: A Look Inside the Launch of a Post-LEO Business [“Motorcop” (Jason Hoschouer) and the host compare notes on their entrepreneur journeys.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/68r1rl0n-badges-budgets-a-look-inside-the-launch-of-a-post-leo-business  .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Coaching Confidence, Not Instructing Fear [If you’re a police trainer, this episode might interest you:  it’s about training for successful outcomes.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/pnlp31ln-coaching-confidence-not-instructing-fear  .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Police Chaplain George Papachristou  gives us a peek behind the curtain of the world of police chaplains. [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7536168d/053-police-chaplain-george-papachristou-gives-us-valuable-insights-into-the-world-of-police-chaplain  .

On the Disaster Podcast. Tornadoes, Structural Engineering, and NHERI Research [FYI.  The discussion of the most dangerous parts of a house in a tornado interested me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2022/03/tornadoes-structural-engineering-and-nheri-research/  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Training Rescue Dogs To Be Service Animals. His Experience as a Police and Military K9 Combat Contractor [He trains dogs as PTSD service animals for veterans.  His chat about his time as a K9 officer, and his explanation of the difference between a dog attacking someone, and apprehending someone.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/training-rescue-dogs-to-be-service-animals-his-exp  .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Ask WYE – Which Code 3 Cover are you Responding To? [The hosts discuss incidents in which first responder resources were not distributed appropriately.  They talk about what they think should have been done, and why.  The stories could make interesting training discussions.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/ask-wye-which-code-3-cover-are-you-responding-to/ .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Role of Telecommunicators in Public Safety [A reminder of all the things they do for first responders] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/role-of-telecommunicators-in-public-safety/ .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. How to Host an Unforgettable Police Appreciation Event =From the Four the Blue blog] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://fortheblue.substack.com/p/how-to-host-an-unforgettable-police .

What Happens If You Can’t Pay Your Restaurant Bill In Illinois? [I have wondered about this question, and this is the first time in a half-century that I’ve seen it answered.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 3-28-2022. Available at: https://q985online.com/what-happens-if-you-cant-pay-your-restaurant-bill-in-illinois/  .

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