Local Police News: October 24, 2022

October 25, 2022

Buffalo Grove Police Department canine retiring after more than 6 years of service [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/10/22/buffalo-grove-police-department-canine-retiring-after-more-than-6-years-of-service/ .

Chicago police helicopter helps track down carjackers after string of armed robberies  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at:  https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-carjacking-task-force-hijacking/12347721/ .

Chicago police officers injured during foot chase after routine traffic stop in Lake View East  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/cpd-officers-injured-during-foot-chase-in-lake-view-east  .

Cook County sheriff to unveil new program that he hopes curbs carjackings [Interesting to see what sour of apps and such agencies are creating these days.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/cook-countys-dart-to-unveil-new-anti-carjacking-program  .

Dozen CPD officers receive suspension notifications for May 2020 melee with protesters [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-officers-suspended-george-floyd-protest-riots/12343556/

Former Lakemoor police officer claims PTSD led to firing  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/northwest-suburbs/former-lakemoor-police-officer-claims-ptsd-led-to-firing/

Notes: The Sun-Times’s report:  https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/10/20/23415041/former-north-suburban-police-officer-sues-to-get-job-back-alleging-discrimination

‘I was panicking’: Video shows Arlington Heights police officer save boy from choking  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at:  https://abc7chicago.com/arlington-heights-police-officer-airway-obstruction-heimlich-maneuver/12340470/ .

Illinois is making local cops wear body cams. Here’s what they think of it [In Kewanee, anyway.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.starcourier.com/story/news/2022/10/18/illinois-is-making-local-cops-wear-body-cams-heres-what-they-think-of-it/69558099007/ .

Illinois State Police Recognizes Officers Involved with Reducing Violence on Chicago Area Expressways [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/illinois-state-police-recognizes-officers-involved-with-reducing-violence-on-chicago-area-expressways/ .

Illinois State Police Squad Car Struck in Scott’s Law Related Crash [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/illinois-state-police-squad-car-struck-in-scotts-law-related-crash/ .

ISP Trooper Struck & Two Scott’s Law Fatalities In Less Than One Hour [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2022/10/isp-trooper-struck-two-scotts-law-fatalities-in-less-than-one-hour/ .

Kane Co. Sheriff’s Office Appoints First Female Undersheriff   [“Current undersheriff Patrick Gengler is retiring, and Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain’s chief of staff Amy Johnson will take his place.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at:  https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/kane-co-sheriffs-office-appoints-first-female-undersheriff  .

Mountain Lion Hit, Killed By Car On I-88 In Kane County  [Be careful, because they’re out there.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/mountain-lion-hit-killed-car-i-88-kane-county  .

Off-duty Chicago police officer involved in shoot-out during Calumet Heights robbery attempt: CPD [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-shootout-calumet-heights-off-duty-police-officer/12354689/ .

Officer who shot, killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo to face police board evidentiary hearing [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/officer-who-shot-killed-13-year-old-adam-toledo-to-face-police-board-evidentiary-hearing/ .

Once a target of protests, Chicago’s new $128 million fire and police academy now sparks pride for some [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2022/10/20/23414956/fire-training-academy-chicago-police-reform-west-garfield-park .

Pecatonica police chief arrested and charged with DUI [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wqad.com/article/news/crime/illinois-police-chief-charged-with-dui-pecatonica-michael-mund/526-084ff5e3-6df8-4105-8fc4-25af7143ad5a  .

Rookie officer recognized for arrests, gun seizure [If you can tell me what the officer’s first name is, and where you found it, I’ll give you a prize.  I suspect the reporter got the information from a Facebook post that didn’t include that information. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/rookie-officer-recognized-for-arrests-gun-seizure/ .

Sandwich PD using lateral transfer to hire officers  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/sandwich-pd-using-lateral-transfer-to-hire-officers/article_24928d34-4fad-11ed-92a2-076296937bac.html  .

Springfield Police Officers Honored For Bravery, Valor [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/10/20/springfield-police-officers-honored-for-bravery-valor/ .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove cops talk policing with residents over coffee  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-coffee-with-cop-police-department-tl-1020-20221018-5c5uyj3kmbbx3b3ecvlly4y6am-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/   .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Retired Glenview Cop Pens First Novel, Mystery Police Story [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glenview/ct-gla-novel-blood-on-the-badge-tl-1020-20221017-gevzvslot5h4dfwzmiwkl4spma-story.html .

Daily Herald — may require registration . ‘Raise your right paw’: Kane County sheriff swears in two new therapy dogs [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20221017/raise-your-right-paw-kane-county-sheriff-swears-in-two-new-therapy-dogs  .

Trooper urges drivers to move over after colleagues hit [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/state-news/trooper-urges-drivers-to-move-over-after-colleagues-hit/

Under the Illinois SAFE-T Act, when can and when can’t police make an arrest? [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://local.newsbreak.com/illinois-state/2794178148610-under-the-illinois-safe-t-act-when-can-and-when-cant-police-make-an-arrest?s=dmg_local_email_bucket_6.web2_fromweb .

Urbana conducts survey in search of next Chief of Police  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/urbana-conducts-survey-in-search-of-next-chief-of-police/ .

Podcasts and Professional Development

On the Bend Not Break Podcast. The Unreasonable Ask: Supporting Police Officers Fighting the Emotional Toll of Their Jobs [A college instructor and police office talk about how they were able to develop an online curriculum to help police officers deal with  their complex job stress.  How they went about producing the material is of greater interest than the content, though some of the content is described at the end.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/the-unreasonable-ask-supporting-police-officers-fighting-the-emotional-toll-of-their-jobs  .

Notes: I think this is the link to the Coursera course, “Understanding and Managing the Stresses of Police Work” : https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-stress-police

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. The Art of Preventing Stupid  [“Preventing Stupid” is Risk Management, and, as Gordon Graham has taught, things that can go wrong (“stupid”) is highly predictable.  The key concept here is that a lot more of the problems are foreseeable if you ask the right questions about what can go wrong.  An analysis of weaknesses and threats are not helpful for dealing with vulnerabilities.  The discussion, which is worth thinking about, goes on from there.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/2nx4p2vn-the-art-of-preventing-stupid .

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Becoming a Rockstar Communicator [The guest argues that lack of motivation is the source of the fear associated with public speaking, and that communication excellence starts with domestic interactions.  The concepts are interesting, and the exercises might be fun to try.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.leo2ceo.com/copreneur-path/108 .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Consent decrees: How do they work and who benefits? (This story about how Seattle got slapped with a consent decree might not shock you, but it shocked me.  There are no winners (except the attorneys), especially for departments willing to make any changes voluntarily.  You need to hear ths.  Data collection is the solution, but the data frequently doesn’t exist, or will not be released.  Be prepared., and plan ahead  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/consent-decrees-how-do-they-work-and-who-benefits/  .

Notes: Some of these titles might be helpful for planning data collection research:  https://www.worldcat.org/lists/1e0fe9cf-b964-4fa7-b2d2-f3409706f178

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Suicides are on the rise – Get help now [The angle they take in talking about factors leading up to suicide are ones I’ve never heard before, and are so logical and obvious that they hold attention.  The stress they focus on centers around thwarted personal expectations. They are part of the collection of stressors that lead to a sense of “What’s the point?”  See what you think.  Toward the end, it switches topics and gets a little silly, but Motorcop’s story about having his catalytic converter stolen at Costco is interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/suicides-are-on-the-rise-get-help-now/ .

Abstract from new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Honor Killings in the United States From 1990 to 2021: Primary Victims and Corollary Victims [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287221128482   .

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) developed the Law Enforcement Agency Reported Crime Analysis Tool (LEARCAT) to provide access to incident-based data on crimes recorded by law enforcement. LEARCAT uses data from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), as well as contextual information from other federal data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau. [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://learcat.bjs.ojp.gov/IncidentsCrime?Data%20Year=2021&Unit%20of%20Analysis=Count.

From Calibre Press. Cops Don’t Shoot Imminent Threat. Sign of the Times? [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/10/cops-don’t-shoot-imminent-threat-sign-of-the-times/  .

From Governing.Com. What Is Fog Reveal and Why Do Some Police Like It? [“The data tool enables law enforcement officers to see “patterns of life,” where and when people work and live, with whom they associate and what places they visit.”  FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.governing.com/security/what-is-fog-reveal-and-why-do-some-police-like-it .

From Law Officer. The Book Everyone Must Read  [Who can resist a headline like this!  I haven’t read it, but the book is  They’re Lying: The Media, The Left. And The Death of George Floyd.  Now you know.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.lawofficer.com/theyre-lying-book-review/ .

From the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2018 – Statistical Tables [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/census-state-and-local-law-enforcement-agencies-2018-statistical-tables  .

From the Office of Justice Programs. Justinfo Newsletter, Volume 28, Issue 2o, October 15, 2022 – Vol. 28, Issue 20 [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/justinfo/justinfo-newsletter-october-15-2022 .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Courageously Broken author talks about her days working with SEALS in the Navy to serving her community as a cop in Florida before suffering from PTSD. [Her remarks about the importance of being allowed to have a sense of humor and act on it is something to think about. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/courageously-broken-author-talks-about-her-days-working-with-seals-in-the-navy-to-serving-her-community-as-a-cop-in-florida-before-suffering-from-ptsd  .

Notes: These are the libraries that have a copy of her book.  In that it’s in New Zealand, you might be more interested in her Amazon page:  Courageously Broken: A memoir about overcoming adversity…. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1087907446/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_GHM1MNBX37KSNX1FVW2F

On The COPreneur Path Podcast. Deploying Tactical Content Marketing  [The story of the guest’s process to reach the conclusion that he needed a career beyond firefighting could be inspirational.  He talks about his work in the second half.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/xnyvvjj8-deploying-tactical-content-marketing .

On the Squad Room Podcast. Navigating the Hard Parts: How to Suffer Well and Build Resilience with Richard Goerling [Web Page].  Accessed 10-24-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode166/  .

Notes: Some of the advice given in this discussion remind me of the conclusions Boethius came to in the ancient classic The Consolation of Philosophy:  https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14328 .  Also compare this discussion with the observations made during the What’s Your Emergency podcast episode.  SLC

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