Aurora Police Rescue 5 People From House Fire; 1 Critically Injured [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/aurora-police-rescue-5-people-from-house-fire-1-critically-injured/2694636/.
Badge of fallen officer returned home [“Champaign Police are happy to finally bring home the badge of one of their fallen officers. 54 years later,,”]An officer found it for sale at a police collectors’ show. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/badge-of-fallen-officer-returned-home/ .
Blue Island police, Cook County Sheriff’s Office begin offering access to mental health professionals on-scene [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/blue-island-police-cook-county-sheriffs-office-begin-offering-access-to-mental-health-professionals-on-scene/.
Charity donates bullet, stab protective vests to 4 of 5 Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/11/24/charity-donates-bullet-stab-protective-vests-to-4-of-5-lake-county-sheriffs-office-canines/
Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Elgin police officers will be all over the community this holiday season — lighting trees, shopping with kids and more [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-police-holiday-events-st-1124-20211124-tthw3ryhqzabhfhp252w3izx34-story.html.
Concert, Blood Drive Benefit Bensenville Police Officer Recovering From Shooting [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/concert-blood-drive-benefit-bensenville-police-officer-recovering-from-shooting/2694700/.
Daily Herald — may require registration . Suburban lawmaker says there’s a ‘war on police.’ Will his proposals help? [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211126/suburban-lawmaker-says-theres-a-war-on-police-will-his-proposals-help.
Day of Giving: Supporting kids through “Shop with a Cop [Rantoul]” [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/day-of-giving-supporting-kids-through-shop-with-a-cop/.
Former Farmer City police officer suing city [“A former police officer is suing Farmer City for gender discrimination.”] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/former-farmer-city-police-officer-suing-city/ .
Libertyville Police Department announces death of former police chief Clinton Herdegen [Visitation was on Nov. 28, but here’s a link to his memorial page: https://www.morizzofuneralhome.com/obituaries/Clinton-Herdegen/ ] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021 . Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/11/26/libertyville-police-department-announces-death-of-former-police-chief-clinton-herdegen/.
Man arrested after allegedly hitting police officer with car in Marengo while trying to flee [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/11/26/man-arrested-after-allegedly-hitting-police-officer-with-car-in-marengo-while-trying-to-flee/
Oswego Police Department Keeps National Accreditation [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-police-department-keeps-national-accreditation/article_8fa8cd78-4f85-11ec-b64c-e735b941c1f3.html.
Plano City Council Hires New Police Officer; Votes to Purchase New Speed Control Trailer [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-city-council-hires-new-police-officer-votes-to-purchase-new-speed-control-trailer/article_00eab5b6-4edf-11ec-bc59-dbbde8a16c24.html.
Police memorial planned in Wood River [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Police-memorial-planned-in-Wood-River-16648372.php.
Notes: The department had a 5K run to raise money for the memorial, too: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Wood-River-police-department-5k-raises-money-for-16656359.php
Ring Video Shows Waukesha Christmas Parade Suspect Darrell Brooks Pleading For Help, Getting Arrested [:”He was so polite and nice to me,” Rider said. “It’s hard to wrap my head around it.'” A reminder that even courteous people can be lawbreakers. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/23/darrell-brooks-video-arrest/ .
Runners dash through Palatine for inaugural charity run [“Dashing Through Palatine” Holiday 5K run sponsored by the Palatine Police Department. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211128/runners-dash-through-palatine-for-inaugural-charity-run.
Shorewood Gets a New Police Chief [Philip Arnold] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/shorewood-gets-a-new-police-chief/ .
Springfield Cop, K9 Partner Featured In TV Competition This Weekend [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2021/11/27/springfield-cop-k9-partner-featured-in-tv-competition-this-weekend/.
‘A Blessing:’ Chicago Police Officer Carlos Yanez Jr. Grateful to Be With Loved Ones on Thanksgiving [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/a-blessing-chicago-police-officer-carlos-yanez-jr-grateful-to-be-with-loved-ones-on-thanksgiving/2693699/.
Abstract from new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. May I Talk to You for a Minute? An Assessment of Street Stops and Officer Decision-Making [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287211047541 .
On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Meet Rochelle who shares her experience as scammers falsely used her address to sell puppies online, sending buyers to her home to pick up the pets [Just FYI: it might make a good illustration for a crime prevention program, and for community relations. The details on how to avoid the scam could be applied to other pick-up scams, too! SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/pet-scammers.html .
On the Art of Manliness Podcast. To Drink or Not to Drink [“…professor of neuropsychopharmacology David Nutt thinks the cost/benefit analysis around consuming alcohol is an open question.” This information would make a great addition to a DUI prevention class. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/to-drink-or-not-to-drink-JyEisg1U.
On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Shot with a Shotgun, He Survived and Eventually Became The Police Chief. [Chief Tom Weitzel (Ret.), Riverside Police Department! He tells about the time he was shot in an ambush n 1987, but had was wearing the body armor he had bought himself. They talk about body armor, agitating for legislation to help agencies provie armor for their officers, and the rising crime rate in the Chicago area. Plus the effect of the shooting on his family! SLC [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/shot-with-a-shotgun-he-survived-and-eventually-bec.
PODCASTS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Engaging College Students in 21st Century Law Enforcement: Final Report [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0965 .
From the Office of Justice Programs. Current Funding Opportunities [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/explore/current-funding-opportunities .
From the YourPoliceWrite blog. An Impressive Report [:On November 3, a Florida man was charged with a felony for allegedly throttling his mother…:\ [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2021/11/24/an-impressive-report/ .
On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Do You want to Be Rich or Wealthy? (And Why the Difference Matters) [“Rich” is what people see, “Wealth” is what you’re worth. The illustrations in the episode are worth remembering. The main principle for acquiring wealth, though, is to live within your means, and be patient. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/do-you-want-to-be-rich-or-wealthy-rebroadcast101321-HMsq9acB.
On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Surprising Benefits of Forgetting [The guest explains that our ability to generalize depends on being able to forget. He also explains how PTSD appears to be related to “too much memory.” Emotional memories fail to fade normally. Interestingly, he says that social camaraderie after the trauma helps the emotional memory to fade, which sounds like the old time method of dealing with traumatic experiences by talking things over with other officers over a case of beer — however the talking, not the beer, that makes the difference. These libraries own the book: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1248601243 . SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/the-surprising-benefits-of-forgetting-5tUqRcU0.
On the Art of Manliness Podcast and Art of Manliness. How to Achieve Cognitive Dominance [The guest is, among other things, a brain surgeon, and he talks about ways to deal with fear. There is plenty to frighten a surgeon in an operating room. However, the fear is more of the professional kind, not so much the survival kind. Still, the idea about planning could be helpful. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/how-to-achieve-cognitive-dominance-hUdmxkY_.
On the Badge Boys Podcast. In this Looney Law Special Darren also shares how his Crimestoppers nonprofit fundraising book grew into an Award-Winning Twisted But True book trilogy and an ID Channel True-Crime [The host and engineer talking about how they wrote their books, and why, is particularly interesting. The Looney Laws segment is a compilation of past broadcasts. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/in-this-looney-law-special-darren-also-shares-how-his-crimestoppers-nonprofit-fundraising-book-grew-into-an-award-winning-twisted-but-true-book-trilogy-and-an-id-channel-true-crime-show.
On The COPreneur Path Podcast. How to Use Your Website Alongside Social Media [The host discusses his philosophy for using social media. His observations are insightful, and could help anyone who uses Social Media to share information. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/5nzw70l8 .
On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Chris Fox and Writing 5,000 Words Per Hour, Writing To Market, [This interview was not what I expected, and that’s a good thing. The guest gives a plain description of how the modern book market works. Publishing is all about niches! It also dawned on me, though, that the police niche has to be one of the hardest to reach. Officers used to take pride in telling me that they didn’t read. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/49d556f1/038-chris-fox-and-writing-5000-words-per-hour-writing-to-market-and-how-an-introvert-becomes-a-successful-public-speaker-and-youtube-channel-host.
On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Murder of 2 of His Brother Police Officers by a Paroled Convict Took its Toll on Him. [California, but the effect of the 1993 shooting on two of the guest’s friends still affects him. So far, no library admits to owning it, but WorldCat lists it: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1266255593 SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-murder-of-2-of-his-brother-police-officers-by .
On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Ordinary Couple Goes Undercover To Rescue Underage Sex Trafficking Victims. [Not an Illinois story, but, as the host observes at the beginning, US youth are being trafficked, too. The guest and his family had been running a home for child refugees in Thailand, when the police ask him to help them get information on children trafficked for sex. One thing leads to another, and he ends up going undercover to break up the trafficking rings. He is now part of The Exodus Road, which works to end child exploitation. He also talks about how the organization helps its agents deal with the trauma of the work. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/ordinary-couple-goes-undercover-to-rescue-underage .
On the Policing Matters Podcast. The importance of mentoring candidates through the police recruitment process [The guest founded “Police Exam Career Prep,” and talks about why he did it, and how his program works. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/the-importance-of-mentoring-candidates-through-the-police-recruitment-process/.
Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and the FBI. New toolkit helps consumers avoid scams while holiday shopping [Web Page]. Accessed 11-29-2021. Available at: https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-toolkit-helps-consumers-avoid-scams-while-holiday-shopping.