$1M Bail for Man Accused of Shooting 2 Chicago Cops at West Side Hot Dog Stand [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/1m-bail-for-man-accused-of-shooting-2-chicago-cops-at-west-side-hot-dog-stand/2776739/ .
29 New ISP Officers Begin Their Patrol Monday [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/03/05/29-new-isp-officers-begin-their-patrol-Monday/ .
Chicago Police Department returns to in-person entry exams [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-police-department-returns-to-in-person-entry-exams/ .
FBI Chicago Warns Public About Virtual Kidnapping Scams [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/chicago/news/press-releases/fbi-chicago-warns-public-about-virtual-kidnapping-scams/layout_view .
First-ever all female officer shift at Manteno Police Department captured with selfie [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/women-officers-police-first-ever-manteno-department/11612093/ .
Fundraiser for police officers held in Rosemont at Murray Brothers Caddy Shack [The event was held March 4] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/fundraiser-for-police-officers-held-in-rosemont-at-murray-brothers-caddy-shack/ .
Joliet PD K-9 Retires After 10 Years Of Service [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/joliet-pd-k-9-retires-after-10-years-of-service/
Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Launches Citizens at Risk Program [“…The program is meant to help police be prepared to locate individuals who are more prone to become lost or disoriented.”[ [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-launches-citizens-at-risk-program/article_ea0d5bda-9a3f-11ec-ab10-b3cf0750ebf9.html .
KidsMatter and NPD [Naperville Police Department]’s Youth Mental Health Forum [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/community-events/protecting-our-children-understanding-and-monitoring-youth-mental-health/ .
Man Shoots At Chicago Police Officers In West Pullman [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/03/05/shoot-at-police-west-pullman/ .
Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Charges dropped against officer accused of striking handcuffed man who allegedly fired at other cops [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2022/3/1/22957022/cpd-police-officer-christopher-hillas-cook-county-university-village-nokomis-jefferson-charges .
Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. 3 in custody after police pursuit that started in Midlothian, ended in Orland Park crash [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-midlothian-vehicle-theft-police-pursuit-st-0302-20220301-6mcdfs26qnh2jbslqjghuky224-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/ .
Daily Herald — may require registration. Aurora man in lawsuit alleges excessive force, racial profiling by Aurora police [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20220305/news/303059998/ .
Daily Herald — may require registration . Libertyville police officer reunited with dog he saved from Butler Lake [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220306/libertyville-police-officer-reunited-with-dog-he-saved-from-butler-lake .
Meet Charlie The K-9, Newest Member Of St. Charles Police Department [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/03/01/charlie-k9-st-charles-police-department/
New Report Reveals How Much More Likely Black People Are To Be Stopped And Subjected To Force By Chicago Police [The article includes a link to the report. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2022/03/01/inspector-general-report-chicago-police-department-stops-use-of-force-racial-disparities/ .
Plano Police to change uniform patch in April to call attention to autism [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/news/crime-brief/2022/03/03/plano-police-to-change-uniform-patch-in-april-to-call-attention-to-autism/ .
Remarkable Women: A conversation with Amber Oberheim [widow of Chris Oberheim, who was killed in a shootout last May. She now advocates for police families. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/remarkable-women-a-conversation-with-amber-oberheim/ .
Village of Wayne Hires Tim Roberts To Run Police Department as ‘Director of Public Safety’ [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://kanecountyconnects.com/2022/03/village-of-wayne-hires-tim-roberts-to-run-police-department-as-director-of-public-safety/ .
From the Municipal Minute blog (Ancel Glink). Governor Extends Disaster Declaration Another 30 Days [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2022/03/breaking-governor-extends-disaster.html .
On Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum Podcast. Sunshine Laws: Recent FOIA and OMA Decisions [Most of the decisions affect public bodies, though an update on a police FOIA situation is discussed at the end. But the update on the cyber attack on the Public Access Counselors website, that drove it offline for some time, could be good to be aware of. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2022/03/62-sunshine-laws-recent-foia-and-oma.html .
Podcasts and Professional Development
AELE Use of Force Seminar (May 2-5, 2022) Flyer [It’s going to be available virtually,, too. Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://aele.org/lethal-and-less-lethal-force-seminal.html .
From Calibre Press. 2022 National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame Inductees Announced [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/03/2022-national-law-enforcement-officer-hall-of-fame-inductees-announced .
From Lexipol. Prehospital Ketamine Administration: What, When and Why? [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/prehospital-ketamine-administration-what-when-and-why/ .
From the Aftermath Blog. HUMAN BODY DECOMPOSITION IN WATER [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.aftermath.com/blog/human-body-decomposition-in-water/ .
January 2022 AELE JAIL LEGAL and OPERATIONAL ISSUES Seminar now available on demand [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx .
National Institute of Justice Term of the Month: Situational Crime Prevention [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/term-month
On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Even after talking to police, and losing his life’s savings, Brad’s father won’t stop sending money to criminals, eventually becoming a money mule [This sotry would be halpful to anoyone who works with senior citizens. The story also reminds me of Charles Dickens’ novel /The Old Curiosity Shop/, in which Nell’s grandfather has a gambling addiction. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/lottery-scam-money-mule-part-2.html .
Notes: Here3’s the link to Part 1: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/lottery-scam-money-mule-part-1.html
On the Badge Boys Podcast. SWAT Instructor Brandon Griffith died from cardiac arrest, but was brought back to life and is now “Dying To Save Lives” with his nonprofit. [His description of what cardiac arrest (electrical malfunction) felt like is something you won’t hear often. He was able to get his police job back, and ne now advocates for implementing AED training for police. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/swat-instructor-brandon-griffith-died-from-cardiac-arrest-but-was-brought-back-to-life-and-is-now-dying-to-save-lives-with-his-nonprofit .
On the Badges & Budgets Podcast. Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast [Jason Hoschouer, from the What’s Your Emergency Podcast, has already produced several podcasts about personal money management, with a law enforcement focus. See what you think. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.gpsfinancialcoaching.com/podcast/004 .
On The COPreneur Path Podcast. 10 Reasons Why You Should Join a Mastermind Group [I had not heard of mastermind groups until now, but, in the course of the episode, the host explains them and their benefits (they sound like energetic short-term sharing groups with a membership fee). He also announces that LEO to CEO is planning to start some. Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/0njp51qn-10-reasons-why-you-should-join-a-mastermind-group .
On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Increase Authority and Revenue with Online Courses [The discussion focuses more on the benefits and approach to marketing classes than it does on how to produce one. But Trainingmag.com can give some ideas in that area. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/r8kp4zzn-increase-authority-and-revenue-with-online-courses .
Notes: FYI: Trainingmag.com [FREE] Webinar calendar [You’ll need to register [for free, as far as I know] with the site to view the webinars, or the recorded webinars, but you’ll then have access to the organization’s other benefits as well. SLC] https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar .
On the Criminal Podcast and criminal Podcast. Breaking into the FBI [The incident took place in 1971, but how anti-war civil disobedience grew into records thefts, and beyond, is an instructive story, with plenty of crime prevention tips. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-183-breaking-into-the-fbi-2-25-2022/ .
On the GAO Watchdog Report Podcast. Federal Efforts to Improve Protection of Critical Infrastructure After the Colonial Pipeline Attack [Considering what’s going on in the world, there are likely to be a lot more of such attacks. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.gao.gov/podcast/federal-efforts-improve-protection-critical-infrastructure-after-colonial-pipeline-attack .
On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Police Chief: Crime, Controversy and Use of Force. [The guest was with Phoenix PD (and knew Jason Schechterle , one of the Badge Boys), then was chief with Fort Worth, TX, PD, and then started a business. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/police-chief-crime-controversy-and-use-of-force .
On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Shattering Myths About Law Enforcement Officers. [The guest was only on the force for four years, but was in a startling number of life-threatening situations. His organization helps other officers transition from law enforcement to civilian life. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/shattering-myths-about-law-enforcement-officers .
On the Line of Duty Podcast. De-Escalating a Possible Alien Invasion [As related in Randy Sutton’s book /True Blue/. [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://lineofduty.com/video-podcast-de-escalating-a-possible-alien-invasion/ .
Notes: The book is available at these libraries: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/865102201
On the Policing Matters Podcast. Gordon Graham on how all roads lead to effective communication [Gordon Granam talks about the findings of a recent survey of police officers, that indicate that officers want reliable supervision. How to develop those excellent supervisors is the topic of much of the conversation. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/gordon-graham-on-how-all-roads-lead-to-effective-communication/ .
Notes: Here’s a link to the report: https://www.police1.com/police-products/body-cameras/articles/digital-edition-what-cops-want-in-2022-CkFK0jUZrpFOUjeR/ . Also, Gordon Graham has been an advocate for self-education through outside reading. Here are some of the books he has recommended: https://www.worldcat.org/profiles/nemrtmtu3/lists/86333
On the Squad Room Podcast. 6 Ways to Boost Your Resilience [Several of the suggestions could be summarized as do something prudent now. Interesting things to think about. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode153/ .
Notes: Also available is the blogpost 6 Ways to Boost Your Resilience https://www.thesquadroom.net/6-ways-to-boost-your-resilience/ .
On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. What’s Gonna Get You in Trouble [People do joke around when they get together, but the etiquette of doing it has been neglected. The raucous discussion does serve an a reminder about when and how to be casual with colleagues. And they make a great observation: “The only stupid question is the one you ask me twice.” SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-7-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/whats-gonna-get-you-in-trouble/ .