Local Police News: October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

50 families of fallen first responders mortgages paid in-full by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/50-families-of-fallen-first-responders-mortgages-paid-in-full-by-the-tunnel-to-towers/article_5da03f3e-2774-11ec-9275-4386bf47d764.html.

As Many Chicago Schools Remove Cops From Hallways, Data Shows Some Schools Send Kids To Police At Alarming Rates [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/as-many-chicago-schools-remove-cops-from-hallways-data-shows-some-schools-send-kids-to-police-at-alarming-rates/.

BPD [Bolingbrook Police Department] To Celebrate National Faith And Blue Weekend At Local Church [I know the event is over with, but the fact of it interested me.  Did your agency do anything for National Faith And Blue Weekend?  I’d love to hear about it.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: h https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/bpd-celebrate-national-faith-blue-weekend-local-church?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=share .

Burnout And Low Turnout Of Applicants Leaving CPD With Officer Shortage; ‘People Don’t Want To Be The Police’ [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/11/chicago-police-department-manpower-shortage-burnout-retirements-low-applications/.

Calumet City Library Shuts Down; Mayor Cites ‘Corruption’ Scheme Found In Audit [The fact that the alleged corruption was discovered through a forensic audit could be a good case study.  The story could bear watching.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/09/calumet-city-public-library-shuts-down-mayor-cites-corruption-scheme-audit/.

Chicago Inspector General finishes investigation into botched police raid of Anjanette Young’s home [The report might be helpful for training.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/chicago-ig-finishes-investigation-into-botched-police-raid.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Aurora Exchange Club awards firefighter, police officers of the year  [“Officers Cory McCue, Joel Clausing, Matthew Meyers and Julio Avila were awarded 2020 Police Office of the Year by the Aurora Exchange Club”] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-top-cop-firefighter-aurora-st-1008-20211007-hjchbgb2pvd6vdk54zeacsxfha-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Evanston Public Library apologizes for using ‘thin blue line’ image to promote program on police reform  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-evanston-library-image-apology-tl-1017-20211007-qwspo35zarerrmirbrsjp2yexa-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Working police officers and those who have died recognized in Elgin memorial ceremony: ‘You are an honor to this city’  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-police-fallen-officers-memorial-st-1008-20211007-n4quoduxsbba3lclr5655c35pi-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Police chief resigns as Hawthorn Woods enters new era of public safety [Jennifer Paulus] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211006/lake-countys-first-female-police-chief-calls-it-a-career-after-16-years-in-hawthorn-woods.

Dawn Malec Fired As Joliet Police Chief, Replaced By Robert Brown  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/dawn-malec-gone-joliet-police-chief-after-less-9-months.

Former Joliet Police Chief to Seek Reinstatement [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/former-joliet-police-chief-to-seek-reinstatement/ .

Federal and state law enforcement in Illinois working to address increase child exploitation online [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/10/04/federal-and-state-law-enforcement-in-illinois-working-to-address-increase-child-exploitation-online/

Federal Officials Close Review of the Officer-Involved Shooting of Jacob Blake [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-officials-close-review-officer-involved-shooting-jacob-blake.

From the US Postal Service:  New for the Holidays: Prices, Shipping Rates and Dates [Not police news, but the information could be useful by the end of the year.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/1007-new-for-the-holidays-prices-shipping-rates-and-dates.htm.

Greenville Police Chief Retiring [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/10/greenville-police-chief-retiring/ .

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Donates Squad Car to Oswego Township [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-donates-squad-car-to-oswego-township/article_a61e2b2e-2aa1-11ec-9c8c-3b2c7fd88cce.html.

Man tries escaping from Lake County courthouse, jail two separate times, leaving police officer injured [Sounds like he put up a remarkable fight!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/10/06/man-tries-escaping-from-lake-county-courthouse-jail-two-separate-times-leaving-police-officer-injured/.

McHenry County sheriff’s sergeant hospitalized after crash near Marengo [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/10/10/mchenry-county-sheriffs-sergeant-hospitalized-after-crash-near-marengo/

Members of Robbins Police Department return to work after officers resign, call off in protest  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/robbins-police-department-cook-county-sheriffs-office/11083166/.

New crisis response team coming to Urbana [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/new-crisis-response-team-coming-to-urbana/ .

Officers Recognized For Pulling Woman From Tracks As Train Approached  (Lake Co. Sheriff’s Office Deputies [Lake Co. Sheriff’s Office  Deputy Vince Marturano and Deputy Kevin Tietz |] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/libertyville/officers-recognized-pulling-woman-tracks-train-approached

Past Edwardsville Police Explorer returns as city’s newest officer [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Past-Edwardsville-Police-Explorer-returns-as-16514188.php.

Shots Fired At Off-Duty Police Officer In Harvey [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/10/09/shots-fired-at-off-duty-harvey-police-officer-154th-wood/.

Surprise Drive-By for Naperville Teen Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/surprise-drive-by-for-naperville-teen-who-went-into-cardiac-arrest/.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Georgia officer killed on first day outside police department [Notillinois, but the story deserves to be remembered. SLC]  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/georgia-police-officer-killed-first-shift-alamo-department-dylan-harrison/11110437/.

Teen Charged With Shooting Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputy in Mazon [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/teen-charged-with-shooting-grundy-county-sheriffs-deputy-in-mazon/2632385/?_osource=db_npd_nbc_wmaq_twt_shr .

Grundy Sheriff’s Deputy Who Was Shot Expected To Make Full Recovery [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/grundy-sheriffs-deputy-who-was-shot-expected-to-make-full-recovery/article_bd60e380-2a8d-11ec-ad8b-9f998e430856.html.

Three people, including police officer, hospitalized after traffic crash in Livingston County: Update [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://week.com/2021/10/09/three-people-including-police-officer-hospitalized-after-traffic-crash-in-livingston-county/.

Trick-or-treaters brave the rain to get candy, safety tips at annual Montgomery Police Halloween event [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/news/local/2021/10/11/trick-or-treaters-brave-the-rain-to-get-candy-safety-tips-at-annual-montgomery-police-halloween-event/.

Westmont man accused of beating police officer; attempted to take taser [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/crime/westmont-man-accused-of-beating-police-officer-attempted-to-take-taser/.

Yorkville American Legion Makes Donation to Kendall County Sheriff’s Office K9 Program [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-american-legion-makes-donation-to-kendall-county-sheriffs-office-k9-program/article_35e7d55c-277d-11ec-8175-ab0d62e2ffed.html.

Podcasts and Professional Development

On Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum Podcast. Ep. 57: Sexual Harassment  [A lot of this may be old news to you, but the podcast might alert you to any possible weaknesses in record-keeping outlying employees who might need to be trained, or such.  And you’ll know more than you probably did about competitive rowing.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2021/10/57-sexual-harassment.html .

On City Journal’s 10 Blocks Podcast. Stubborn Facts About Crime [The guest talks about the Laws of crime:  that crime is concentrated by time, it is concentrated by people (5% of offenders are responsible for 50% of crime.  I’d be curious what the ratio of offenders to law-abiders is, because the concentration is in the offender population.), and concentrated by place (address).  The guest then asks if police are aware of these concentrations, and are they reacting to it appropriately.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/10blocks/stubborn-facts-about-crime .

On the Bend, Don’t Break Podcast. PTSD & Night Terrors. RCMP Cst. Mark Bouchard Shares His Story of Processing Trauma and Healing  [The guest’s discussion of the effects of death notifications, of triggering calls, and the consequences of lethal force, and of traumatic stress.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/ptsd-night-terrors-rcmp-cst-mark-bouchard-shares-his-story-of-processing-trauma-and-healing.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. David J. Brown,  former Law Enforcement Officer and Paramedic and author of numerous books, talks about the 1982 murder of his friend and co-worker Deputy Town Marshall Richard E. Hart. What started as a routine DUI traffic stop led to the killing of Richard, and the mysterious release of the suspect by judicial officials and the multiyear manhunt for the fugitive. [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-murder-of-town-marshal-richard-e-hart-the-unex.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. How ‘Shop Talk’ is building bridges between the police and the community [Barber shops become a communication hub in this program to connect with communities, particularly African-American ones.  The concept might prove useful to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/how-shop-talk-is-building-bridges-between-the-police-and-the-community/.

On the Quality Policing Podcast. Interview with journalist German Lopez.  The discussion starts with the reasons for the rise in the crime rate, the state of the “defund the police” movement, arrest disparities, and what policies might improve conditions.  FYI.  SLC) [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://qualitypolicing.com/qpp-5-0-german-lopez/ .

On the Squad Room Podcast. Married to a Cop: How Your Job is Affecting Your Relationships, Your Communication, and Your Future with Cyndi Doyle of Code 4 Couples [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode144/ .

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Ep 407 features Leslie Whitham of RapidSOS, and Doug Showalter of Showalter & Company. [Most of the conversation is about how contagious attitude is, and what supervisors can do to motivate a good attitude. (The power of gratitude figures in the techniques.)  The description of a “Danish with a Dispatcher” event as a means of recruitment might be good for ideas.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-407 .

From the Calibre Press Blog. Want to Avoid a Fight? Don’t Start One. [Compare with the Lexipol article about “talking nice.”  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2021/10/want-to-avoid-a-fight-don’t-start-one/?utm_source=Calibre Press Newsletter .

From the Lexipol Blog. Once Again, “Talk Nice” Carries Legal Weight [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/once-again-talk-nice-carries-legal-weight/ .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Sharing Public Safety Agency “Virtual Ride-Alongs” on Social Media [The information shared could be infringe on privacy rights, could compromise investigations, be legally disclose-able, and subject to retention.  I never thought of those drawbacks.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/public-safety-agency-use-of-social-media/ .

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online — October 2021  [The lead article is “Trauma-Informed Policing and Building Trust.”  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/

FBI Releases 2020 Crime Statistics  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2020-crime-statistics/layout_view .

Homicide Studies- Volume: 25, Number: 4 (November 2021)  Table of Contents [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/hsxa/25/4 .

Via Police and Security News. THE CONTROVERSIAL USE OF SPIT MASKS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT – PART II [This topic has interested me since the first time someone told me about spit masks.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2021/10/06/spit-happens/ .

Via Police and Security News. “… /Staying Healthy in the Fray – The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest/ discusses the challenges of high stress police operations like crowd management. [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2021/10/07/new-guidebook-available/.

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The L. Anthony Sutin Award for Innovative Law Enforcement and Community Partnerships is now open for nominations until December 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET. [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/sutinaward .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. COPS Office Announces the Opening of the 2022 “Community Policing in Action” Photo Contest  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-12-2021. Available at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/photocontest .

 

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