Local Police News: May 22, 2023

May 23, 2023

Cop On A Rooftop Event Will Return To Dunkin’ In Geneva, Batavia  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://patch.com/illinois/geneva/cop-rooftop-event-will-return-dunkin-geneva-batavia

Cop On A Rooftop Planned Friday In Bolingbrook  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/cop-rooftop-planned-friday-bolingbrook

Local officers raising money for athletes with special needs [Cops on Rooftops coverage from Peoria] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/05/19/local-officers-raising-money-athletes-with-special-needs/  

Batavia Police Department Is Hiring Community Service Officers [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://patch.com/illinois/batavia/batavia-police-department-hiring-community-service-officers

Champaign Co. law enforcement honors 7 fallen officers [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.wcia.com/news/champaign-co-law-enforcement-honors-7-fallen-officers/

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. University of Chicago’s new international police academy teaching policing successes of New York, Los Angeles, not Chicago  [Not as sensational as the headline makes it sound.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2023/5/22/23732645/university-chicago-international-police-academy-teaching-policing-new-york-los-angeles-not-chicago  

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Niles unveils memorial to remember fallen police officers  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/niles/ct-nhs-police-memorial-tl-0525-20230522-ymlisouhgzfenflq5mq6wznwda-story.html

Cops To Collect Donations To Benefit Animals In Need In DuPage County [May 24] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/cops-collect-donations-benefit-animals-need-dupage-county

Daily Herald — may require registration . Prospect police promote veteran officer to commander [Bart Tweedie] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20230518/mount-prospect-police-promote-veteran-officer-to-commander

Daily Herald — may require registration . Registration open for Naperville Police Department Youth Academy  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230522/registration-open-for-naperville-police-department-youth-academy

Dane Co. Sheriff’s Offices arrests Illinois man who hit deputy’s squad  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.wrex.com/news/dane-co-sheriffs-offices-arrests-illinois-man-who-hit-deputys-squad/article_0d1977ee-ace2-5edb-89be-c14f9068912b.html

Glasgow Donates $5,000 to Bolingbrook Police Department for License Plate Recognition Devices to Help Catch Carjackers [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.wjol.com/glasgow-donates-5000-to-bolingbrook-police-department-for-license-plate-recognition-devices-to-help-catch-carjackers/

Ill. Police Officer Injured when 400 Teens in Flash Mob Swarm Carnival  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: www.officer.com/on-the-street/video/53061148/ill-police-officer-injured-when-400-teens-in-flash-mob-swarm-carnival  

Illinois lawmakers approve bill to allow non-citizens to serve as police officers across state  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.wmay.com/2023/05/21/illinois-lawmakers-approve-bill-to-allow-non-citizens-to-serve-as-police-officers-across-state/  

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office holding recruitment open house May 30 [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/05/14/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-holding-recruitment-open-house-may-30/  

Naperville’s police honored at 2023 CAPS Awards [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.nctv17.org/news/napervilles-police-honored-at-2023-caps-awards/amp/

New ICAT police training building opens in Decatur [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/new-icat-police-training-building-opens-in-decatur/article_1b2fb876-f4f7-11ed-b524-13a0b15e8056.html

Oswego deputy police chief honored for 27 years of service to village [Ken Norwood[ [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/05/19/oswego-deputy-police-chief-honored-for-27-years-of-service-to-village/  

Oswego police offering women’s self defense class to 2023 OHS, OEHS grads [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/05/19/oswego-deputy-police-chief-honored-for-27-years-of-service-to-village/  

Peoria Police release 2023 walk and talk scheduled [“Officers will walk through eight neighborhoods, handing out information fliers to residents listing available resources…” [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/05/11/peoria-police-release-2023-walk-talk-schedule/

Salute To Service: Highland Police Officer Rob Horner/ [He was recently promoted to sergeant] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2023/05/salute-to-service-highland-police-officer-rob-horner/

Sandwich interim police chief reports to city council after three weeks on the job  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/sandwich-interim-police-chief-reports-to-city-council-after-three-weeks-on-the-job/article_8901d61a-f572-11ed-9d0f-171645d537f5.html

Suburban cop once charged with murder didn’t let wrongful arrest end his career [Brian Dorian , Lynwood] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/suburban-cop-once-charged-with-murder-didnt-let-wrongful-arrest-end-his-career/

Training exercises help Mt. Vernon police officers deal with high-risk traffic stops  [The fact of the coverage is interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at:  http://www.wsiltv.com/news/training-exercises-help-mt-vernon-police-officers-deal-with-high-risk-traffic-stops/article_c2d1758c-f601-11ed-9be7-f3916b8e4d04.html

Waukegan Police Department mourns death of retired police canine Moe [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/05/18/waukegan-police-department-mourns-death-of-retired-police-canine-moe/

Woman charged with kicking police officer in the head, biting 2nd officer in McHenry [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/05/19/woman-charged-with-kicking-police-officer-in-the-head-biting-2nd-officer-in-mchenry/

‘She lived her life fearlessly’: Fallen Chicago police officer Aréanah Preston laid to rest  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/she-lived-her-life-fearlessly-fallen-chicago-police-officer-areanah-preston-laid-to-rest/  

‘We thank you for caring’: Pekin Police mourn unexpected loss of officer [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/05/18/pekin-police-mourn-unexpected-loss-officer/  

Notes: The Police Tribune’s coverage:   Hero Down: Pekin Police Department Officer Daniel ‘Dan’ Graber Dies Unexpectedly  http://policetribune.com/hero-down-pekin-police-department-officer-daniel-dan-graber-dies-unexpectedly/

Woman accused of kicking officer in groin, grabbing his genitals in McCullom Lake [Web Page].  Accessed 5-21-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/05/21/woman-accused-of-kicking-officer-in-groin-grabbing-his-genitals-in-mccullom-lake/

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from the journal Police Quarterly. Disciplinary Sanctions for Police Misconduct: An Empirical Analysis of Sanction Severity [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/10986111231174831

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Wisdom of Psychopaths [The guest explains psychopathy as a combination of characteristics that exist in everyone to some degree, and are not bad in themselves.  Depending on which ones dominate, and just how dominant they are, they can help people succeed at life’s challenges.  The guest also talks about other social dysfunctions that are similar to psychopathy.  The difference in motivations and reactions can be good to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/the-wisdom-of-psychopaths-wiKbT9Gn

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. From the Outback to the Gold Coast, Australian Policing With Sergeant Oliver Laurence [It’s interesting to hear how things are done in Australia.  SLC]

 [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7b8cff54/117-from-the-outback-to-the-gold-coast-australian-policing-with-sergeant-oliver-laurence  .

On the Game of Crime Podcast. Jarett Kobek and How To Find Zodiac [Slow-paced, but the topic might interest you.  The description of his research process could be instructive.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://gameofcrimespodcast.com/jarett-kobek-and-how-to-find-zodiac/

Notes: I found this work more persuasive.  Hewitt, Mark. Exposed : The Zodiac Revealed.  Encino, Calif.: Genius Book Publishing; 2018. https://worldcat.org/en/title/1056251289  He concludes that Ted Kaczynski was the Zodiac killer.  Kaczynski denies it, but, when the author points out that The Zodiac’s tagline is an anagram for “Ted Kaczynski,,” I was convinced.  That’s the kind of joke a supercilious criminal would think is clever.  SLC

On the Heritage Explains Podcast.  The Danger of Fentanyl with Former DEA Agent Derek Maltz [You may know a lot of the drug details, and the proposals for stopping its distribution might be open do debate; but the history of the fentanyl crisis and the activities of the drug cartels is interesting.  At least you know what’s being said.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://ricochet.com/podcast/heritage-explains/bonus-the-danger-of-fentanyl-with-former-dea-agent-derek-maltz/

On the Justice Today Podcast. Vaping: It’s Not What You Think   [How e-cigarettes work, how far does exposure to the vapor and its residue extend, what is really in the e-liquids, and what users actually inhale (including vaporized metal from the vaporizer)., and how vaping ethanol affects DUI testing  Many distressing revelations.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.buzzsprout.com/1861872/12790431-vaping-it-s-not-what-you-think.mp3

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Ex-Police Officer To Prison. Was He Wrongfully Convicted? [See what you think as to whether he was wrongly convicted. [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/ex-police-officer-to-prison-was-he-wrongfully-conv

Notes: Here is a list of Pete Thron’s books available at libraries:  https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au=%22Thron%2C%20Pete%22. . However, there aren’t any local library holdings.  The link on the right for purchasing copies, however, work.  SLC

On the Policing Matters Podcast. How police leaders can help officers better handle organizational stressors [The guests talk about ways officers (and dispatchers and their families) can develop mental skills to handle the chaotic randomness of policing, and ways supervisors can respond to officers who have gone through trauma.  I was expecting it to cover ways supervisors can provide a buffer between department regulations and staff realities, which I haven’t heard discussed in years.  Slightly off-topic, but I recall seeing a police supervision training video that suggested that, if your staff is disaffected, the problem might not be them, but you.  I always admired that direct honesty.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/how-police-leaders-can-help-officers-better-handle-organizational-stressors/  .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Pest Control – Lost Cousin of the First Responders? [One of the hosts learned he had termite problems, and he leveraged it into an appearance of the pest control inspector on the podcast.  The hosts  get a little at times, but the reasoning of pest prevention is comparable to crime prevention.  While the information is not specifically law enforcement-related, but the information might be helpful.  The bugs described might be more appropriate to California, but their behavior is probably similar.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://wyeradio.com/pest-control-lost-cousin-of-the-first-responders/ .

Perfect Scam Podcast. The Sunset Mesa Funeral Home loses cremated remains under mysterious circumstances, which launches an investigation into the body trade industry. [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/colorado-funeral-home-body-brokers-part-1.html

Notes: Part 2:  A journalist uncovers shocking truths about what’s really going on at Sunset Mesa Funeral Home, leading to an investigation into the body trade industry. – http://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/colorado-funeral-home-body-brokers-part-2.html  The journalst’s experience in deliviring what amounts to death notifications is striking, I’m curious how cremains can be analyzed anthropologically.   And here’s the link to  the This is Criminal Podcast episode about Sunset Mesa’s body-stealing:  https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-205-sunset-mesa-1-20-2023/

Police1 Webinar. Using human performance science to inform police training and improve officer decision-making.  A deeper dive into how police trainers can integrate human factor science into police training : May 26, at 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT.  [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.police1.com/police-training/articles/webinar-using-human-performance-science-to-inform-police-training-and-improve-officer-decision-making-byNzdp1ceVPceHQZ/  .

Table of Contents Alert. Police Quarterly- Volume: 26, Number: 2 (June 2023) [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pqxa/26/2  .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Publishing Police Policies Online  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/publishing-police-policies-online/

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics and For the Blue. Warrior or Social Worker: What Does the Public Want in Its Police Officers? =FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://fortheblue.substack.com/p/warrior-or-social-worker-what-does

From Calibre Press. When/Then” — Let Us Know What You’re Thinking [On thinking about responses to uncommon situations. Watching the news for such situations and thinking them through is one way to start.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://calibrepress.com/2023/05/when-then-let-us-know-what-youre-thinking/  .

From Governing.Com. Why We Need More College Graduates Behind the Badge ]FYI.  SLC\ [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://www.governing.com/security/why-we-need-more-college-graduates-behind-the-badge   .

From the Bureau of  Justice Statistics. Female Recruits in Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2018 [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/female-recruits-law-enforcement-training-academies-2018  .

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services:  New Publication. Designing an Effective Law Enforcement Data Dashboard: Developing a Concept of Operations Documents [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://portal.cops.usdoj.gov/resourcecenter/Home.aspx?page=detail&id=COPS-W1012  .

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services:  New Publication. A Meeting of Mayors and Police Chiefs: Responding to Current Public Safety Challenges in Cities [Web Page].  Accessed 5-22-2023. Available at: http://portal.cops.usdoj.gov/resourcecenter/Home.aspx?page=detail&id=COPS-W1014  .

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