Local Police News : May 1, 2023

May 2, 2023

Champaign community invited to Police Week events, return of Open House [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.wcia.com/news/champaign-community-invited-to-police-week-events-return-of-open-house

Cow located in Niles after ‘senior prank’  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/news/north-suburbs/cow-located-in-niles-after-senior-prank/

Notes: WLS’s coverage:  ‘It looked like a rodeo’: Niles police corral loose steer after Northridge Prep senior prank | Video  http://abc7chicago.com/cow-niles-northridge-preparatory-school-prep/13190234/

CPD officer injured in squad car crash on Ashland in Andersonville  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-car-crash-andersonville-cpd/13189947/

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. Most Recent Illinois Disaster Proclamation Will Expire May 11, 2023  [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2023/05/most-recent-illinois-disaster.html .

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. Reminder of Cybersecurity Training Requirement for Municipalities and Counties [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2023/04/reminder-of-cybersecurity-training.html

Georgia man punches K-9 Dax after allegedly committing home invasion, attacking woman near Gurnee [Dax is unhurt, and, I think I hard in a different report, bit the subject.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/04/24/georgia-man-punches-k-9-dax-after-allegedly-committing-home-invasion-attacking-woman-near-gurnee/

Glendale Heights Man Accused Of Stabbing Joliet Police Officer [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.wjol.com/glendale-heights-man-accused-of-stabbing-joliet-police-officer

Notes: More details:  Female Joliet Police Officer Stabbed In The Stomach  http://www.wjol.com/female-joliet-police-officer-stabbed-in-the-stomach/

Lake County sheriff canine Drako to receive body armor donation from non-profit organization [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/04/25/lake-county-sheriff-canine-drako-to-receive-body-armor-donation-from-non-profit-organization/

Newly released video shows Chicago cop hitting man with police radio [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/watch-video-shows-chicago-cop-hitting-man-with-police-radio

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Ret Officer John Good talks about his 40-year career working the greater Chicago area and his book Blood on the Badge.  [Yes, this is our local John Good from Glenview PD.  He talks about his career, his retirement, his business, and his novel, Blood on the Badge, which should soon be followed by a sequel Blood on the Coffin.  The Looney Laws segment concerns Illinois Laws.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/ret-officer-john-good-talks-about-his-40-year-career-working-the-greater-chicago-area-and-his-book-blood-on-the-badge

Notes: The book [Good John. Blood on the Badge. Outskirts Press 2021.] is available at these libraries:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1258669491 .   His Amazon author page is at http://www.amazon.com/stores/John-Good/author/B097NJV8JT

And regarding one of Illinois’s Looney Laws:  Proposal to decriminalize Illinois’ car air freshener ban moving through Capitol http://www.wcia.com/news/proposal-to-decriminalize-illinois-car-air-freshener-ban-moving-through-capitol/

Oswego police chief set to retire in June : Jeff Burgner was first hired in 1996 as Oswego police officer [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/04/28/oswego-police-chief-set-to-retire-in-June/

Plano Police Department getting closer to full staffing  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at:  http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-police-department-getting-closer-to-full-staffing/article_68e43cc6-e526-11ed-8ddc-9fe116b1ba57.html

Police, church offering cash to residents who turn in guns at buyback event in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/04/29/police-church-offering-cash-to-residents-who-turn-in-guns-at-buyback-event-in-waukegan/

Police standoff at Wheaton apartment complex lasts for over 4 hours =How the public was notified, and how effective that method was, would be interesting to analyze.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/police-standoff-at-wheaton-apartment-complext-last

Notes: Sun-Times’s coverage:  Barricaded person prompts shelter-in-place order at Wheaton apartment complex http://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2023/4/26/23700183/barricaded-person-prompts-shelter-in-place-order-at-wheaton-apartment-complex

Rockford man arrested after using car to hit squad cars, try to run from police [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.wrex.com/news/rockford-man-arrested-after-using-car-to-hit-squad-cars-try-to-run-from-police/article_8d8e1cd4-e848-11ed-a23d-0725a32683b1.html

Round Lake Park Police Department announces new canine joining force thanks to donation from business [“Gunny”] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/04/30/round-lake-park-police-department-announces-new-canine-joining-force-thanks-to-donation-from-business/

From the Police Tribune. Illinois Cop Charged With Multiple Felonies After Allegedly Hitting, Tasing Disabled Man On Gurney [Washington Park.  FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://policetribune.com/illinois-cop-charged-with-multiple-felonies-after-allegedly-hitting-tasing-disabled-man-on-gurney/

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from the journal Police Quarterly. Using Body Worn Camera Footage to Investigate Predictors of Officer Behavior and the Outcomes of Police–Community Interactions [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10986111231169788

From Calibre Press. The Truth is Rarely Told: A Critical Issue in Today’s Law Enforcement [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://calibrepress.com/2023/04/the-truth-is-rarely-told-a-critical-issue-in-todays-law-enforcement/

Notes: The article applies observations from an article entitled “The Truth Be Told” to Law enforcement.   “…[Author Matthew West] goes on to identify two common lies.  The first is that “…you’re supposed to have it all together” and secondly that “…everybody’s life is perfect except yours.” As a result, people try to put on a facade that everything is fine and there are no problems within. They try to keep issues and problems hidden from the public.”  SLC]

From Law Officer. Study: More Cops Reduces Violent Crime [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.lawofficer.com/study-more-cops-reduces-violent-crime/

From the National Institute of Justice. When DNA Samples Are Complicated: Calculating Variation in Mixed Samples Interpretation : NIJ-funded researchers create precision and accuracy statistics to assess variation in the interpretation of complex DNA mixtures.  [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/when-dna-samples-are-complicated-calculating-variation-mixed-samples-interpretation

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services:  New Publication. Community Policing Through Sport: An Outside Approach for Effective Community Engagement – The Dream Courts Project [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W1010

From the Office of Justice Programs. JUSTINFO Newsletter Volume 29, Issue 9 ] May 1, 2023 [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/justinfo/justinfo-newsletter-may-1-2023 .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. News from North Korea [But who did what?  The importance of clear grammar is demonstrated.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2023/05/01/news-from-north-korea/ .

Notes: A personal gripe.  CBS News has been broadcasting an upcoming event at the “Met” in New  York.  But what is the “Met”  I know it as the Metropolitan Opera of New York.  The second time through the news report, I caught on that it was referring to the Metropolitan Museum of Art .  Be a better reporter than broadcast copywriters are:  identify nicknames.  Just because you know what you mean  The Met” doesn’t mean everyone else does.  SLC

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2023/04/28/your-friday-quiz-31/ .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Huntington, West Virginia is an idyllic college town, but it’s also the epicenter of an internet crime ring that’s transferring millions overseas.  [Many were international students, who were often blackmailed to do it by the gangs in their home country running the scams, who would harm their families.  SLC!] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/international-crime-ring-west-virginia.html  .

On the Bend Don’t Break Podcast. Building a Care Culture [The backstory on the guest’s appearance is itself instructive.  The Bend Police Department had to close a highway for about eight hours while dealing with a subject in crisis.  The guest, who works in community mental health, contacted the department during the community backlash over the department’s handing of the incident.  The discussion is about mental health resources in British Columbia.  It might be good for ideas for making local contacts.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/building-a-care-culture .

On the Inside the FBI Podcast. Active Shooter Incidents [The discussion surrounds the recently released report, FBI assistance for investigating such shootings, and efforts the Bureau is making to understand and prevent them.  The last half, on the FBI’s Victim Response Team is particularly interesting.  SLC[ [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.fbi.gov/news/podcasts/inside-the-fbi-active-shooter-incidents .

Notes: Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2022 is available at:  https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/active-shooter-incidents-in-the-us-2022-042623.pdf/view

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. From Murder to a Life and Death Battle. Her Career Fighting Crime and Trauma.  [The guest has been in law enforcement in one way ro another for forty-five years.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/from-murder-to-a-life-and-death-battle-her-career

Notes: The guest’s book, She’s a County Mountie: From Bulletproof Vest to the Armor of God, is not available at any libraries yet, but here’s its Amazon ink:  https://a.co/d/8M9Odrl

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Protect Yourself Online, Tips and Tests That Everyone Can Do For Free. Digital Forensics Investigator and Retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant.  [The guest now runs OfficerPrivacy.com.  SLC [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/protect-yourself-online-digital-forensics-investig

Notes: The guest refers to this book (Allen Bud and Diana Bosta. Games Criminals Play : How You Can Profit by Knowing Them. 1st ed. Rae John 1981.), which is available at these libraries::  https://worldcat.org/en/title/7261719

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Ross Swope on how police leaders can connect with their cops and their communities [One of his big points is that paying attention to what officers and people in the community have to say is the foundation of good relations.  His advice to new chiefs at the very end is also interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/ross-swope-on-how-police-leaders-can-connect-with-their-cops-and-their-communities/

On the Squad Room Podcast. Worried About Micromanaging?  Stop Doing These Things Right Now [A very short one.  The behavior is attributed to low self-confidence, so the remedy is to learn to think better of oneself.. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.thesquadroom.net/are-you-worried-youre-a-micromanager-stop-doing-these-things-right-now/  .

On the Street Cop Podcast. Basic Tips to Be An Effective FTO with Dan Foster [A very short episode, with very basic observations about how to supervise effectively (don’t criticize in public), and to praise good work  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://anchor.fm/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-749-Basic-Tips-to-Be-An-Effective-FTO-with-Dan-Foster-e1srsjj  .

On the Street Cop Podcast. Describing Body Language in a Report with Mark Tagliareni -Sean Grogan [What does “looking furtive” look like?  Body language is understood subjectively, but has to be described objectively.  It takes practice.   Oh, for explanatory footnotes in a report!  The discussions of bodycams, whether officers should be able to view footage before writing a report, and the value of visualization (thinking of what could happen, and how to respond) could also be informative.   SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://anchor.fm/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-738-Describing-Body-Language-in-a-Report-with-Mark-Tagliareni–Sean-Grogan-e1s6pfl  .

Notes: Sean Grogan’s book doesn’t appear to be available at any libraries, but here’s its Amazon page:  Beware the Body: Body Language & Aggression Detection for a Hostile World https://a.co/d/8rQnCcI 

On the Street Cop Podcast. When To Lawyer Up with Chris Gray  [The guest is a New Jersey attorney who works with law enforcement officers.  I kept thinking of the Cops and Writers Podcast’s opening, which concludes with “If you think you might need a lawyer, you probably do..”  The importance of advocating for oneself (with legal help) is the main topic.  Interestingly, the recommended way to find an attorney is to ask around.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-817-When-To-Lawyer-Up-with-Chris-Gray–ESQ-e226ee5  .

On the Within the Treeches Podcast. John Barney, Communications Officer with Melbourne Police Department out of Florida, and Co-Founder of Gold Line Support.  [The guest started working with first response as a 14-year-old cadet.  A large group discussion at a conference led to the development of a Facebook group, intended to help dispatchers before stress and burnout end their career. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-460  .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Improving Public Safety Training Effectiveness [Think up ways to show that the students actually learned what they were supposed to.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-1-2023. Available at: http://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/improving-public-safety-training-effectiveness/   .

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