Local Police News: May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

Alton church plans first responders Mass on May 15 [Are any other houses of worship recognizing Police Memorial Day?  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Alton-church-plans-first-responders-Mass-on-May-15-16166105.php.

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Honors Nation’s Law Enforcement During National Police Week [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-merrick-b-garland-honors-nation-s-law-enforcement-during-national-police.

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Cal City man charged with attempted murder of police officer in 17-hour standoff  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/5/7/22424558/calumet-city-standoff-charges  .

CPD Superintendent Seeks Firing Of Officer For Taking A Bribe [The topic goes with the Ancel Glink podcast] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/07/cpd-superintendent-wants-officer-fired/.

Danville Police release more details on police chase that ended with bomb squad response [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/danville-police-release-more-details-on-police-chase-that-ended-with-bomb-squad-response/.

The FY21 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Program is open and will close on June 22, 2021 at 7:59 PM ED [FYI: This grant might be good to know about] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/chp .

Illinois Secretary of State’s Police Law Update 2020-2021  [Old news, no doubt, but at least it’s here.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/police/lawupdate2021.pdf .

Impact of police reform discussed in county committee [Madison Co.] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Impact-of-police-reform-discussed-in-county-16161080.php.

ISP moving forward with upgrading to a new Next Generation 911 Statewide Network [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/isp-moving-forward-with-upgrading-to-a-new-next-generation-911-statewide-network/article_c9ee7ba8-adb0-11eb-a055-936d521c7edc.html.

K-9 officer helps save man threatening suicide in Urbana  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/k-9-officer-helps-save-man-threatening-suicide-in-urbana/article_19a92cca-ad1f-11eb-a5e5-03d39764995f.html.

Local police auxiliary seeks members [Carbondale.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://thesouthern.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/local-police-auxiliary-seeks-members/article_54d63ebd-58a0-5e49-8f4c-7d991014ec31.html.

New Baden Officer Presented with Commendation [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.heraldpubs.com/2021/05/07/new-baden-officer-presented-with-commendation/.

Off-Duty Suburban Police Officer Shoots Man at Gas Station, ISP Investigating [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/off-duty-suburban-police-officer-shoots-man-at-gas-station-isp-investigating/2503401/.

On Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum Podcast. Ethics for Newly Elected Officials [Not strictly law enforcement, but one of the first points made — that even helpful acts may be unetchical ones — is a good reminder for anyone.  The explanations of gifts might be helpful, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2021/05/52-ethics-for-newly-elected-officials.html.

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. A con artist poses as a police officer, and convinces a woman she has committed a crime, forcing her to pay thousands in gift cards to avoid arrest [The fact that this scam has been going on in the northern counties recently surprised me.  The effect on the victim, the reaction of the family to the mother being scammed, and, what I gather was, the local police reaction, are particularly instructive.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/gift-card-payment.html  .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Badge Boys’ Fallen Police Officer Chris Farrar Tribute Special with Dr. Katherine Kuhlman [In the first, painful, segment, the hosts talk about first responder stressors, their accumulation, and the fatal results.  The experiences of Chris Farrar, who died in the line of duty on April 29 ( https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/chandler-officer-christopher-farrar-struck-killed-by-person-driving-stolen-vehicle-police-say/ar-BB1gdIo0) form the basis of discussion.  The discussion turns to mass shootings, and a bit of ranting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/badge-boys-fallen-police-officer-chris-farrar-tribute-special-with-dr-katherine-kuhlman.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Protecting Children From Sexual Predators Online,  With Sheriff Scott Rose.[Children are being groomed in all types of communities.  Some of the anecdotes Sheriff Rose tells are astonishing.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/protecting-children-from-sexual-predators-online-w .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Coffee with a Criminalist: New podcast highlights the work of forensic scientists [Podcast website: https://coffeewithacriminalist.podbean.com/  The PR possibilities of forensic science, as this episode shows might be good for ideas.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/coffee-with-a-criminalist-new-podcast-highlights-the-work-of-forensic-scientists.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. How CALEA accreditation could benefit your agency [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/how-calea-accreditation-could-benefit-your-agency.

Oswego Police Issue 102 Cell Phone [Distracted Driving] Violations During April  [Just FYI.  Greenville also shared their statistics:  https://wgel.com/news/2021/05/gpd-distracted-driving-enforcement-results [ [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-police-issue-102-cell-phone-viola tions-during-april/article_49dd8520-ad98-11eb-b015-c78319958b4e.html.

Police Week 2021: In Honor of Service & Sacrifice [Naperville] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/community-events/police-week-2021-in-honor-of-service-sacrifice/.

Rantoul Public Safety Task Force in full swing to keep community safe [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/rantoul-public-safety-task-force-in-full-swing-to-keep-community-safe/article_f34b2118-b1d4-11eb-a9f6-dffae542909b.html.

Rockford City Council Committee approves police body cameras, full vote coming next week [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://wrex.com/2021/05/10/rockford-city-council-committee-approves-police-body-cameras-full-vote-coming-next-week/.

Study shows which states are ‘best’ to be a police officer in [Just FYI.  See what you think.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/how-friendly-is-your-state-for-police-officers.

Submit a Comment on Proposed Rule 2021R-05 : ATF requests comments on the proposed rule : Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms, from all interested persons [The SCCJA pointed this out, and you might want to know about it.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/definition-frame-or-receiver/submit-comment.

Three strangers help Mattoon police officer [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/three-strangers-help-mattoon-police-officer/.

Tilton police officer released from hospital after officer-involved shooting [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/tilton-police-officer-released-from-hospital-after-officer-involved-shooting/.

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Law Enforcement Officer Off-Duty Incident Response [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/law-enforcement-officer-off-duty-incident-response/.

University of Illinois Police Department therapy K9 helps de-escalate serious situation [Another version of the article about the K9 unit that helped prevent a suicide.  PIOs might find comparisons useful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-10-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/university-of-illinois-police-department-therapy-k9-helps-de-escalate-serious-situation/.

Remember, if you see any local news that would be important to local police (or any news that would be helpful), please do pass on the URL/weblink.  (Attachments  are hard to pass on, but links are easy.)  Thanks for all your help and interest!

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