Local Police News: May 29, 2023

May 30, 2023

Aftermath ILLINOIS REGION K9 GRANT VOTING [Just FYI.  See if you recognize any of the K9s in the running.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: https://www.aftermath.com/2021-illinois-k9-voting/

Arlington Heights ‘Kickin’ With the Cops’ set for June 23 [“The Arlington Heights Police Department will hold its annual Kickin’ With the Cops kickball event for local fifth graders on Friday, June 23.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://us.knews.media/news/arlington-heights-kickin-with-the-cops-set-for-june-23/

Bond set at $100,000 for Oswego man charged with leading police on chase exceeding 100 mph on I-88  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/05/25/bond-set-at-100000-for-oswego-man-charged-with-leading-police-on-chase-exceeding-100-mph-on-i-88/  

Boy, 9, fatally shot in Matteson, police chief blames gun violence [Chief Mike Jones[ [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/boy-9-fatally-shot-in-south-suburb

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. To improve public safety, we must build up communities : A recent summit coincided with release of the National Urban League’s new report that provides a framework for violence prevention and gun reform. [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2023/5/23/23734886/public-safety-criminal-justice-gun-violence-marc-morial

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Naperville police to use tethered drone to increase security during downtown Memorial Day parade  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-memorial-day-security-naperville-sidebar-st-0528-20230526-s5bkp5o4p5am7i4iewwy4y5i6m-story.html

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Park Ridge honors retiring Police Chief Frank Kaminski with small parade, festivities  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-kaminski-retires-tl-0525-20230523-fdvhkilzmfdwbmkctutlajxpue-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/

Notes: Farewell, Chief Kaminski: Retirement On Tap For Park Ridge’s Top Cop http://www.journal-topics.com/articles/farewell-chief-kaminski-retirement-on-tap-for-park-ridges-top-cop/

And  Suburban Police Chief Frank Kaminski celebrated his retirement from the force Thursday. He led the Park Ridge Police Department for 14 years and served as the chief in Evanston before that. http://static.fox32chicago.com/segment/player-frame.html (I wish I could find coverage of his parade!  SLC]

‘Collateral bond’ demand over the phone is a scam, Cook County sheriff’s office says  [This time, payments are made through a mobile banking app.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/collateral-bond-demand-over-the-phone-is-a-scam-sheriff

East Peoria’s top cop to retire  [Rich Brodrick] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/05/25/east-peorias-top-cop-retire/  

Ex-Robbins police chief sues mayor, village over his firing [Makes an important ethical case study.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/ex-robbins-police-chief-sues-mayor-village-over-hi  

Fox Lake police fatally shoot knife-wielding man who lunged at officers: authorities [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/news/north-suburbs/fox-lake-police-fatally-shoot-knife-wielding-man-who-lunged-at-officers-authorities/

IDNR, Illinois Conservation Police Urge Life Jacket Use, Sober Boating  [Just FYI.  Might be helpful for PIOs and press release writers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://wgel.com/news/2023/05/idnr-illinois-conservation-police-urge-life-jacket-use-sober-boating/

Illinois bill to allow law enforcement use drones for public safety almost law [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/illinois/illinois-bill-to-allow-law-enforcement-use-drones-for-public-safety-almost-law/

Indiana police sergeant, resident save driver from car fire after crash [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/northwest-indiana/indiana-sergeant-resident-save-driver-from-car-fire-after-crash/

Juvenile charged after suspected gang members open fire on Waukegan police detectives in North Chicago [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/05/22/juvenile-charged-after-suspected-gang-members-open-fire-on-waukegan-police-detectives-in-north-chicago

Lake County sheriff’s canine locates two juveniles who went missing in Crystal Lake [Dax does it again!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/05/25/lake-county-sheriffs-canine-locates-two-juveniles-who-went-missing-in-crystal-lake/ 

Notes: And that’s more than Spot can do!  Robot dog named ‘Spot’ to be donated to LAPD after approval from city council http://www.police1.com/robotics/articles/robot-dog-named-spot-to-be-donated-to-lapd-after-approval-from-city-council-oerQsxDDGtJtgGmZ/

Lawmakers pushing to name part of U.S. 20 after fallen ISP Trooper Jones-Story  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.wifr.com/content/news/Illinois-lawmakers-pushing-to-name-part-of-US-20-after-fallen-ISP-Trooper-Jones-Story-508492261.html  

Legislature approves bill to tighten restrictions on red-light camera industry  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.starcourier.com/story/news/politics/state/2023/05/27/legislature-approves-bill-to-tighten-restrictions-on-red-light-camera-industry/70263359007/  

Man charged with spitting blood onto police officers, paramedic in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/05/26/man-charged-with-spitting-blood-onto-police-officers-paramedic-in-waukegan/

More Than 100 Chicago Police Officers Who Lied Were Not Fired, Despite Vows of Zero Tolerance: Watchdog  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://news.wttw.com/2023/05/25/more-100-chicago-police-officers-who-lied-were-not-fired-despite-vows-zero-tolerance

Naperville man accused of injuring deputy while resisting arrest [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.nctv17.org/news/naperville-man-accused-of-injuring-deputy-while-resisting-arrest/

New ISP forensic lab opens in Decatur – aiding in evidence processing across state  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.wmay.com/2023/05/24/new-isp-forensic-lab-opens-in-decatur-aiding-in-evidence-processing-across-state/

Notes: Also, State Police forensic lab ready to open in Decatur  http://www.wcia.com/news/macon-county/isp-announces-final-accreditation-achieved-for-decatur-dna-crime-lab/ 

Officer transported to hospital after being injured during struggle with suspect holding infant in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/05/27/officer-transported-to-hospital-after-being-injured-during-struggle-with-suspect-holding-infant-in-waukegan/

Oswego Chief of Police reflects on career  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at:  http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-chief-of-police-reflects-on-career/article_30506e52-fc8c-11ed-ad91-5f93660fe3c8.html

Oswego Junior Public Safety Academy [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.oswegoil.org/government/police/programs-services/for-youth/oswego-junior-public-safety-academy-700

Police chief’s plea for peaceful Memorial Day weekend  [Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria\ [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: https://www.25newsnow.com/2023/05/25/police-chief

Retired Chicago police officer, 72, shot while trying to stop carjacking of neighbor on West Side [He was grazed.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-carjacking-police-officer-retired-cop/13292619/

Notes: WBBM’s coverage:  78-year-old retired cop trades gunfire with carjacker on West Side: Police http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/retired-cpd-officers-trades-gunfire-with-west-side-carjacker

And compare with  93-year-old retired cop among victims recently robbed by groups of men in Loop, South Loop  http://cwbchicago.com/2023/05/loop-south-loop-groups-robbing-victims-night-morning-chicago.html

A Retired Naperville Detective Teaches Officers How to Prevent School Shootings. This Year, His Tips Helped Stop 40 Threats [Richard Wistocki] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/a-retired-naperville-detective-teaches-officers-how-to-prevent-school-shootings-this-year-his-tips-helped-stop-40-threats/3147373/?amp=1 

Rockford Police in standoff with man on 4th Avenue  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.wrex.com/news/rockford-police-in-standoff-with-man-on-4th-avenue/article_8d43956a-fc11-11ed-a042-0fd9a0a3c770.html

Skokie Police Department to acquire new drone | AirMed&Rescue  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.airmedandrescue.com/latest/news/skokie-police-department-acquire-new-drone

Study: Community policing effort faces setback [in Chicago] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/study-community-policing-effort-faces-setback .

Suspect in shooting of Romeoville police officer charged with armed robbery [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.wrex.com/news/suspect-in-shooting-of-romeoville-police-officer-charged-with-armed-robbery/article_a5536e20-cde3-5f7e-910c-a1bb3b459fad.html

Notes: WBBM’s report: Man in custody after shooting and wounding Romeoville police officer https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/romeoville-police-officer-shot-man-in-custody

•  Follow-up:  $80K raised for Romeoville police officer shot in the line of duty https://wgntv.com/news/southwest-suburbs/80k-raised-for-romeoville-police-officer-shot-in-the-line-of-duty/

Suspect stopped and killed in Kane County, police dog dies h [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/suspect-stopped-and-killed-in-kane-county-police-dog-dies/article_c5cf6064-faf2-11ed-a3fa-8f3ba2f1269c.html

Notes: More details:  •  Man killed by Kane Co. deputies had just been charged with robbery, fleeing police in 2 other cases http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230526/man-killed-by-kane-co-deputies-had-just-been-charged-with-robbery-fleeing-police-in-2-other-cases

•  An offender is dead and a K-9 officer was killed in the line of duty in suburban Geneva Wednesday afternoon. http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/offender-dead-k9-officer-killed-in-the-line-of-duty-after-exchange-of-gunfire-in-geneva

•  Beloved Kane County Sheriff’s K-9 Hudson Given Final Honors https://foxvalleymagazine.com/2023/05/25/beloved-kane-county-sheriffs-k-9-hudson-given-final-honors/  [Includes a poem]

•  Public Funeral Service Set for Kane County Sheriff K-9  http://kanecountyconnects.com/article/KaneCountySheriff-K9Hudson-KaneCountyGovernment

Three-year-old boy helps Markham police nab murder suspect  [I wonder if the suspect wishes he had followed the rules about children’s access to firearms.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/three-year-old-boy-helps-markham-police-nab-murder-suspect

Volunteers join CPD to be peacemakers, keep kids safe during Memorial Day weekend  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/volunteers-join-cpd-to-be-peacemakers-keep-kids-sa

‘Take victim out of your vocabulary’: Champaign police prepare businesses for active threats  [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.wcia.com/news/take-victim-out-of-your-vocabulary-champaign-police-prepare-businesses-for-active-threats/   e

Podcasts and Professional Development

From Calibre Press. Avoiding the Risks of “Adrenaline Reporting”  [“In an earlier Calibre Press newsletter, we shared important guidance the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA),… issued to reporters regarding their coverage of intense critical incidents unfolding in real time. Given the continuing reality that events like active shooter situations remain an ever-present possibility, no matter where you are, we felt it was important to revisit this information.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://calibrepress.com/2023/05/covering-critical-incidents-in-real-time-what-reporters-need-to-know/  .

From Police and Security News. 2022 Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection [A recently-released FBI report] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://policeandsecuritynews.com/2023/05/24/2022-law-enforcement-suicide-data-collection/

From the Bureau of  Justice Assistance. What Should Be Included in a Proposal Narrative? [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/35ada97 

NIJ Webinar. NIJ Innovations in Measuring Community Perceptions Challenge : Tuesday, June 6, 2023 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

(UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada) [“This webinar will provide an overview of the NIJ Innovations in Measuring Community Perceptions Challenge, which NIJ launched to address the challenges of collecting consistent, rigorous measurements of community views, in particular of those living where crime and police presence are more intensive and who are less likely to participate in surveys or community meetings..”] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://ojpmeetings.webex.com/webappng/sites/ojpmeetings/meeting/register/b6440f6cef5e467cb28952d1b46344a4?ticket=4832534b00000004967f3ebdebb53f58834d79d0c6ff3c36f4641f2a55ce2a9110c97798bfb451f3&timestamp=1685202971506&RGID=r349bd305c7c4cf35add8945a00549335  .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. The Managed Intelligence Company launches a study to learn more about criminal online activity and to better protect online users from catphishers [“Catphishing” is romance scamming.  A security company set up some social media profiles with personas likely to be involved in a reomace scam.  Research that was supposed to take place over a year was completed in a couple of weeks.  SLC]. [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/catphishing-the-catphisher.html  

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Angels On Patrol assists police officers with citizens in crisis and now cops will climb Mt Kilimanjaro to help the nonprofit.  [The organization operates in Arizona, and helps officers help people they encounter who they might otherwise assist out of their own pockets.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/angels-on-patrol-assists-police-officers-with-citizens-in-crisis-and-now-cops-will-climb-mt-kilimanjaro-to-help-the-nonprofi

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Uniting for effective mass casualty response: Law enforcement, fire and EMS trade trainers [The guests talk about the importance of training police officers in emergency medical treatment and in training EMS and law enforcement together.  They need to work together at  incidents, so they will have experience working together.  They will also know what the other set of responders need.   It’s a neglected aspect of Unified Command.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/uniting-for-effective-mass-casualty-response-law-enforcement-fire-and-ems-trade-trainers/

On the Street Cop Podcast. Unafraid with Eddie Penney [The description of his own excitement disconnect (I think Kevin Gilmartin calls it adrenaline addiction) he experiences after leaving the SEALS, and relearns how to be a parent is worth hearing.  It leads into the rest of the episode, which turns out to be about the bitter challenges of parenting in a military (or law enforcement) family.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-823-Unafraid-with-Eddie-Penney-e23cp4s  .

Notes: Penney’s book [Penney Eddie and Keith Wood. Unafraid : Staring Down Terror As a Navy Seal and Single Dad. Publisher Not Identified 2022.] is available at these libraries: https://worldcat.org/en/title/1343047505  .  Also, the parenting books referred to are  Gibson Lindsay C. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents : How to Heal from Distant Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents. New Harbinger Publications 2015. https://worldcat.org/en/title/890181146  and Cline Foster and Jim Fay. Parenting with Love & Logic : Teaching Children Responsibility. Third ed. NavPress 2020.  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1105151900

Police1 Webinar. Building Safer Schools : How law enforcement and educators can develop effective threat assessment teams to stop school violence : Tuesday, June 6, at 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://www.police1.com/radios/articles/webinar-building-safer-schools-EN0rwz7EyCutXUZa/  .

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics, and Officer. com. Return of 100-Year-Old Scrapbook Solves Ore. Sheriff’s Office Mystery =On the power of hardcopy collection of family memories!  These memories needed no password to retrieve.   SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: www.officer.com/investigations/news/53061376/ore-sheriff-returns-heirloom-to-solve-mystery-of-100yearold-scrapbook-in-evidence-room  

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