Local Police News: November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

Chicago Car Thieves Now Target Locksmiths For Key Fobs And Programing Devices [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/26/chicago-car-thieves-targeting-locksmiths-key-fobs-programming-devices/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Skokie Village Board holds off on creating citizen police review board  [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/ct-skr-skokie-police-review-tl-1104-20211101-dg24tu5svzhzdhbuxajtjgpxgu-story.html

City Council Approves New Officer Hire For Plano Police Department [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/city-council-approves-new-officer-hire-for-plano-police-department/article_eaf9a19c-3811-11ec-b45b-139a3b295afc.html.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Four Des Plaines police officers honored for saving veteran from self-harm [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211030/four-des-plaines-police-officers-honored-for-saving-veteran-from-self-harm.

Decatur Police looking to hire new officers [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-police-looking-to-hire-new-officers/article_b2bf05ba-38ed-11ec-abec-1f02e27271ff.html.

Fifth ‘Evening Of Honor’ Concert Planned At BHS [Bolingbrook High School will hold its fifth Evening of Honor concert [for those in military service, veterans, and first responders] at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the school, 365 Raider Way] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/fifth-evening-honor-concert-planned-bhs.

From  American Police Beat Magazine . Western Illinois University study examines COVID-19 impact on law enforcement [You may want to look at the findings, and think about the situation at your own department.  The research could motivate some local research, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://apbweb.com/2021/10/western-illinois-university-study-examines-covid-19-impact-on-law-enforcement/.

Greenville Police Chiefs Salute Sergeant Deb Keserauskis [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/10/greenville-police-chiefs-salute-sergeant-deb-keserauskis/ AND https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2021/10/sgt-deb-keserauskis-greenville-police-department/

Hero since day one’: Slain officer’s family shares thanks

[Pontoon Beach Police Officer Tyler Timmins ] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Hero-since-day-one-Slain-officer-s-16571842.php

Illinois lowers flags in honor of  [Pontoon Beach Police Department officer] Timmins [Here’s the state proclamation:  https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.24085.html ] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-lowers-flags-in-honor-of-Timmins-16582119.php

Illinois State Police release video of deputy shooting inmate who lunged for correctional officer’s gun [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/illinois-state-police-release-video-of-deputy-shooting-inmate-who-lunged-for-correctional-officers-gun/ .

In Chicago’s Biggest Police Scandal, 88 More People Seek to Have Their Convictions Overturned [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/in-chicagos-biggest-police-scandal-88-more-people-seek-to-have-their-convictions-overturned/2658740/ .

Man charged after allegedly impersonating police officer, trying to arrest woman in Huntley [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/10/29/man-charged-after-allegedly-impersonating-police-officer-trying-to-arrest-woman-in-huntley/


Man convicted of killing CPD officer in 1970’s denied parole by one vote [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/man-convicted-of-killing-cpd-officer-in-1970s-denied-parole-by-one-vote/.

Neece Takes Over As Greenville Police Chief [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/11/neece-takes-over-as-greenville-police-chief/ .

Off-duty cop facing charges after allegedly firing gun at suspected carjackers in Evergreen Park  [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/evergreen-park-carjacking-chicago-police-officer-felony-charges/11186999/.

Officer shoots man following scuffle with fellow officer [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Officer-shoots-man-following-scuffle-with-fellow-16581567.php.

Ofrenda, Or Altar, Set Up For Fallen Chicago Police Officer Ella French In Conjunction With Día de Muertos [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/31/officer-ella-french-ofrenda-dia-de-muertos/ .

On the Officer Down Memorial Page. Pontoon Beach Police Department (IL) [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.odmp.org/officer/25644-police-officer-tyler-timmins .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Life as a rural law enforcement officer [Guest Kathleen Dias talks about the percentage of officers shot, who are rural officers, and their lack of equipment.  If you are interested in the concept of data-driven policing, you may find her discussion particularly interesting.  The diplomatic skills of rural law enforcement officers need to be remarkably good, due to backup and proximity to offenders’ families.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/life-as-a-rural-law-enforcement-officer /.

On the Public Safety Innovators Podcast. Legal Considerations When Forming Your Business with Wesley Henderson ]The interview is something of an infomercial, but the information would still be valuable.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/mn4236ln .

On the Public Safety Innovators Podcast. With guest Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.) [It doesn’t seem possible that he’s 65 now.  He observes that, these days, Life begis at Retirement, though he expects to keep “fighting the good fight” for many years yet.  His conversation amounts to a pep talk for retirees.  His reflections on the connection between sleep deprivation and suicide are sobering. He also recommends writing a book to establish credibility.    Listen for his tip for quickly writing a book!  Incidentally, a remark is passed about how retired officers can train other officers. My past experience is that the firearms training market is generally saturated:  try for some other unique, essential topic.  And neckties exist to cover the mismatched buttons on one’s shirt! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/lnq40kq8 .– Part 2:  https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/4n9lx0r8

Online fundraiser for slain Pontoon Beach officer surpasses goal [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Online-fundraiser-for-slain-Pontoon-Beach-officer-16568222.php.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. On the Police Test Study Guide “Our BLog” blog:  What Math Gets Tested on the Police Exam? [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://policeteststudyguide.com/what-math-gets-tested-on-the-police-exam/

Video Shows Burglars Posing As Police Officers As They Target Seniors In Clearing [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/30/clearing-police-impersonation-burglary/ .

Violent felon nabbed after threatening to ‘shoot up the police,’ cops say [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/violent-felon-nabbed-after-threatening-to-shoot-up-the-police-cops-say/article_7877da9e-f09f-5cf3-9380-c17522a6ee9b.html.

From Police and Security News. Recruitment and Retention for Workplace Diversity & Guidebook  [The list of resources is produced by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the IACP.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-2021. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2021/11/01/recruitment-and-retention-for-workplace-diversity-guidebook/.

Podcasts and Professional Development

From the Calibre Press Blog. Recognizing and Controlling Courtroom Tricks  [If you enjoy Charles Dickens, you might want to reexamine /The Pickwick Papers/ and /The Old Curiosity Shop/, for their description of lawyers handling testimony.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2021/10/recognizing-and-controlling-courtroom-tricks/ .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. A Harassment Complaint [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2021/11/01/a-harassment-complaint /.

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2021/10/29/your-friday-quiz-14 /.

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. A caregiver shares her story of how charities targeted her parents and CharityWatch director Laurie Styron shares advice on how to donate safely. [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/charity-scam.html .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Exercise Prescription for Depression and Anxiety [Just FYI.  SLC.  If you’re interested in the guest’s book, these libraries own it;  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/769041712 ) [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/the-exercise-prescription-for-depression-and-anxie.

On the Badge Boys Podcast. A K-9 Sergeant teaches police across the country how to survive tactically and emotionally sharing his experiences having been in four separate gunfights.  [The discussionm of traumatic stress in, as ever, thought-provoking.  The second segment examines the circumstances surrounding the unintentional discharge on the set of the film /Rust/, which is also thought-provoking.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/a-k-9-sergeant-teaches-police-across-the-country-how-to-survive-tactically-and-emotionally-sharing-his-experiences-having-been-in-four-separate-gunfights.

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Kallie, Communication Officer, Training, and TAC Assistant with New Madrid PD, Missouri [The story she tells at about 45 min., about the man determined to kill himself, is an important reminder that you can do everything right, and still have unhappy outcomes.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-408 .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. 9 Safety Tips to Follow as You Search for a Job Online — American Military University EDGE [Old news for you, perhaps, but it’s a helpful reminder. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://amuedge.com/9-safety-tips-to-follow-as-you-search-for-a-job-online/  .

Just FYI:  AELE will publish its neoteric digital, peer-reviewed, and scholarly Public Safety Journal  (PSJ) in the Spring 2022. This contemporary and scholarly journal focuses on public safety legal issues, public safety scientific research, and public safety evidenced-based practices. Unlike law school- or educational-associated scholarly journals that limit articles to legal and/or scientific research, the PSJ includes evidenced-based practices that public safety administrators, practitioners, and others have found to work in their respective settings (case study). This is a great opportunity to share what public safety management, personnel, training, and/or community programs and/or procedures have worked from an evidence-based perspective.

Call for papers: Please submit an original paper to the PSJ, or if you are a professor and/or public safety practitioner, offer your learners and/or colleagues an opportunity to get published. Submitted papers must be original, be unpublished, and not be submitted to other publications at the time of PSJ submission. Style and format are Bluebook for legal articles, and APA for other manuscripts.

Deadline for submission:  December 31, 2021. Submissions must be in WORD and follow the appropriate style and format.

Author compensation: None.

Author rights: Authors whose articles are accepted for publication in the PSJ agree to license and to authorize the AELE to publish their work, but will retain copyright.

Peer-Review Process:  Submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed. The peer-review process is supervised by Darrell Ross, Ph.D., a well respected and widely published social science researcher. PSJ reviewers will evaluate submitted manuscripts and offer comments.

Editor:  “JEB” Brown, Esq.

How to submit:  Please email to psj@aele.org  [Web Page].  Accessed 11-1-21. Available at: https://www.aele.org/index.html.

Notes: The information isn’t posted there, but it’s the contact point for the organization.  I got the message via email.

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