Local Police News: November 22,2021

March 3, 2022

Bloomington Police pledge to advance women in policing [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/bloomington-police-pledge-to-advance-women-in-policing/.

Canine Officer Justus Visits MMS D.A.R.E. Students [“Lt. Darren Fultz and Deputy Matt Dobler of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department were joined by explosives detection canine ‘Justus.'”] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.heraldpubs.com/2021/11/18/canine-officer-justus-visits-mms-d-a-r-e-students/.

Central Illinois police departments move toward online crime reporting [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/central-illinois-police-departments-move-toward-online-crime-reporting/.

Charleston Police: Officer and K9 participate in ESPN Detection Dog Challenge [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/charleston-police-officer-and-k9-participate-in-espn-detection-dog-challenge/.

Chicago cop among nine indicted in welfare fraud scheme [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://chronicleillinois.com/news/cook-county-news/chicago-cop-among-nine-indicted-in-welfare-fraud-scheme/.

Chicago Police Shoot Suspect Who Fired Shots At Officers In West Garfield Park [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/22/police-involved-shooting-west-garfield-park/.

Chief of Police hurt after pursuit [Atwood Chief of Police Rob Bross] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/chief-of-police-hurt-after-pursuit/.

City awards officer Jeffrey Creel for bravery, heroism in face of partner’s death [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/city-awards-officer-jeffrey-creel-for-bravery-heroism-in-face-of-partners-death/.

COPA Chief Apologizes to Ella French’s Family But Says Agency Had ‘No Procedure’ to Alter Report Recommending Slain Officer’s Suspension [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/copa-chief-apologizes-to-ella-frenchs-family-but-says-agency-had-no-procedure-to-alter-report-recommending-slain-officers-suspension/2689717/.

Decatur Police kick off Thanksgiving campaign for safe and sober driving [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-police-kick-off-thanksgiving-campaign-for-safe-and-sober-driving/article_685bc9c4-46d8-11ec-b8af-efd59d56b34a.html.

EPD [Edwardsville Police Department] honors 3 officers with accolades, swears in new officer [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/EPD-honors-3-officers-with-accolades-swears-in-16629759.php.

Evanston FOP Sergeants’ Union Reaches Agreement With City On COVID-19 Vaccination Policy; All Evanston Public Employee Unions Have Now Done So [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/17/evanston-fop-sergeants-union-covid-19-vaccination-policy/.

Fundraiser Held With Strong Show Of Support For Bensenville Police Officer Steven Kotlewski, Who Was Shot And Wounded This Month [The event was held on November 17. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/17/bensenville-police-officer-steven-kotlewski-fundraiser-shooting-victim/.

ILETSB Director fired after giving improper law certificate to donor, the son of Warren Buffett [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagojournal.com/iletsb-director-fired-after-giving-improper-law-certificate-to-donor-the-son-of-warren-buffett/ .

Charges Filed Against Man Shot By Joliet Police [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/charges-filed-against-man-shot-by-joliet-police/  .

Man Slammed to Ground by Chicago Police Officer in Viral Video Pleads Guilty to Battery [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/man-slammed-to-ground-by-chicago-police-officer-in-viral-video-pleads-guilty-to-battery/2689819/.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Reports Success With Social Workers Responding To Police Calls [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/18/mchenry-county-sheriff-social-worker-police-calls/ .

Millikin soup fundraiser benefits Peacemaker Project 703[“A soup fundraiser at Millikin University was held to benefit Peacemaker Project 703, which was created after the death of Champaign police officer Chris Oberheim.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/millikin-soup-fundraiser-benefits-peacemaker-project-703/article_f6f16a46-4754-11ec-9c86-2721833c6651.html.

Motorcycle trailer hearse among stash of stolen vehicles recovered by Macon County police [Not really police-related news, but I /was/ curious about what a motorcycle hearse looks like  A picutre is included.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/motorcycle-trailer-hearse-among-stash-of-stolen-vehicles-recovered-by-macon-county-police/article_647c857c-7c0d-5870-b437-8745f6d68378.html.

Mount Prospect’s K9 Retires After Biting Incident  [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.newskudo.com/illinois/mount-prospect/crime-safety/5667278-mount-prospect-s-k9-retires-after-biting-incident .

Person shot by police outside Wendy’s in Joliet; officer struck by vehicle [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/person-shot-by-police-outside-wendys-in-joliet-officer-struck-by-vehicle/.

Social work explored as aspect of city policing in Woodstock [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.thewoodstockindependent.com/2021/11/social-work-explored-as-aspect-of-city-policing-in-woodstock/.

South Roxana aids Family Resource Center [Officers from Roxana and South Roxana are involved] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/South-Roxana-aids-Family-Resource-Center-16636151.php .

Spray Painting Catalytic Converters May Curb Thefts, Say Evanston Police; ‘Marking Event’ Sees Big Local Turnout [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/20/catalytic-converter-theft-evanston-police-department/.

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Police call for backup as students fight with officers at Clemente High School [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/11/19/22791825/clemente-high-school-students-fight-officers.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Local law enforcement couple puts on ‘Towers’ 5K race in Lake Zurich that raises money to aid fallen emergency responders, military personnel [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-zurich/ct-lzc-tunnel-to-towers-foundation-tl-1125-20211121-fb7trye545fbtaw5skukwvkcb4-story.html

Daily Herald — may require registration. Glendale Heights native named his hometown’s police chief [George Pappas] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211122/glendale-heights-native-named-his-hometowns-police-chief.

From the Municipal Minute blog (Ancel Glink). Village’s Assault Weapon Ban Upheld By Illinois Supreme Court [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/11/villages-assault-weapon-ban-upheld-by.html.

Yorkville Police Department Promotes New Command Staff [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-police-department-promotes-new-command-staff/article_fa550376-4616-11ec-a4ec-7f45daba2834.html.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Police1. How old is too old? Chicago suburb declines to raise maximum age for new cops [Park Ridge] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-recruiting/articles/how-old-is-too-old-chicago-suburb-declines-to-raise-maximum-age-for-new-cops-xSh4Hc6dZiG0LxEE/ .

PODCASTS and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

From the Calibre Press Blog. Handling Casualties at Active Shooter Incidents: Who Goes In? When? [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2021/11/handling-casualties-at-active-shooter-incidents-who-goes-in-when/ .

From the Calibre Press Blog. The Rittenhouse Case: For Too Many, Law Requires No Reason or Facts.  [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2021/11/the-rittenhouse-case-for-too-many-law-requires-no-reason-or-facts/

From the Office of Justice Programs — Funding Opportunities. A complete list of the types of funding offered by OJP is available on the OJP Funding Resource Center. Review this list to determine which type of award you’ll be applying for. [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/grants101/types-funding?utm_campaign=fundingtips&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Well…the information should be valid any day of the week.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2021/11/19/your-friday-quiz-16/ .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. How the Desire for Status Explains (Pretty Much) Everything [There has to be some application for this information in interpersonal communications. Might conceding status be a means of gaining compliance?  Just FYI, but see what you think.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/status-game-40oXydTA.

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Retired cop and author Dr. Ron Rufo talks about his brave police colleagues and fallen Officer Ella French in a special Badge Boy’s Chicago Police edition.  [Just FYI.  A lot of political opinions about the city’s management are also voiced.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/retired-cop-and-author-dr-ron-rufo-talks-about-his-brave-police-colleagues-and-fallen-officer-ella-french-in-a-special-badge-boys-chicago-police-edition .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. How to Close More Sales Without Feeling Slimy with Mickeli Bedore [I once heard a LEO speaker observe that all communication is, to some degree, a sales transaction.  The guest’s explanation of how persuasion really works could be helpful in situations other than sales.  SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/xny5m6zn .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur Dave Chesson  chats about his career in the navy, how and why he created his businesses that help writers sell more books, his own writing career, how writers can maximize their sales utilizing his mostly free writing software, and his brand-new writing software, Atticus. [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/4b746927/041-best-selling-author-and-entrepreneur-dave-chesson-on-keyword-utilization-how-to-sell-more-books-and-atticus.

On the Disaster Podcast. First Responders and Holiday Work Stress [The guest tells about an impromptu CISM training session he conducted 15 years ago for a department where he had been presenting a different training course, after one of the agency’s officers is shot in the line of duty, and what came of it.  Then the discussion turns to stress during the holidays SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2021/11/first-responders-and-holiday-work-stress/.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Arresting A Serial Rapist. Panic Gripped The City. [“From 2002 – 2003 the serial rapist preyed on females in Little Havana and the nearby Shenandoah neighborhood…”  The title of the book is //Miami Panic: The Story of Wayne Cox and The Shenandoah Rapist/.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/arresting-a-serial-rapist-panic-gripped-the-city.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Dr. John Violanti on building healthy, resilient police officers [Much of his work has been on officer stress, so that’s the focus of the discussion. By the way, he’s looking for subjects for study, for sleep and shift studies.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/dr-john-violanti-on-building-healthy-resilient-police-officers/.

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. 101 Ways to Ace Your Promotional Exam with Dep Chief Steve Prziborowski [The topic is FIRE SERVICE promotion, but the process sounds similar, and preparation is always valuable.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: http://wyeradio.libsyn.com/101-ways-to-ace-your-promotional-exam-with-dep-chief-steve-prziborowski .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Law Enforcement Responses to Large-Scale Demonstrations:  Promoting Democracy and Advancing Community and Officer Safety [An online, Zoom, event on December 9.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XSCeASIBTFaB_-hlfRUNpw?t=1637633924364 .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and the American Military University Edge blog. How to Get into Law Enforcement After the Military [Just FYI. I am reminded of one veteran who, when law enforcement was suggested as a career, remarked that he preferred not to get paid to be shot at.  You may want to work on your “pitch” to counteract such misunderstandings.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-22-2021. Available at: https://amuedge.com/how-servicemembers-can-leverage-their-military-experience-towards-a-policing-career/ .

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