Local Police News: October 31, 2022

November 1, 2022

Bloomington police make drug arrest, officer sent to hospital after exposure  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/bloomington-police-make-drug-arrest-officer-sent-to-hospital-after-exposure/ .

Chicago police commander under investigation for racist social media posts abruptly retires  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/cpd-commander-linked-to-racist-facebook-posts-retires  .

Chat with the Chief [Naperville Police Department] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.nctv17.org/630-naperville/chat-with-chief-arres/ .

Evanston police to spray paint catalytic converters as theft deterrent [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/catalytic-converter-theft-evanston-police-top-cars-for-protection-device/12397681/ .

First responders, bystanders receive lifesaving awards after saving man who stopped breathing in Woodstock [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/10/28/first-responders-bystanders-receive-lifesaving-awards-after-saving-man-who-stopped-breathing-in-woodstock/ .

Former Joliet Police Chief Sues City of Joliet & City Manager  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/former-joliet-police-chief-sues-city-of-joliet-city-manager/ .

In Chicago, handguns easily turned into high-capacity machine guns fuel growing violence : Increasingly, large-capacity magazines are turning up, along with ‘switches’ that convert handguns into illegal machine guns that can fire 20 shots in about a second. [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/10/28/23331107/handguns-switches-sear-extended-capacity-magazines-machine-guns-violence .

Police, community members celebrate Halloween with West Side Trunk or Treat event [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/police-community-members-celebrate-halloween-with-west-side-trunk-or-treat-event/ .

Police officer saves student who was choking on food at Grant High School in Fox Lake [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/10/26/police-officer-saves-student-who-was-choking-on-food-at-grant-high-school-in-fox-lake/ .

Silvis company making shirts to fundraise for East Moline police sergeant’s family [“Police say 52-year-old Adrian Rogers attacked Sgt. William Lind Monday in East Moline after Rogers fled the scene of a fire he allegedly set at a Rock Island home earlier that afternoon.”[ [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/qc-custom-tees-lind-strong-fundraiser-east-moline-police-sergeant-assault/526-3acfb009-0bb8-45ad-8c37-d87e223d3e99  .

Notes: Background:  Chief: East Moline officer still critical but ‘stable’ following assault https://www.kcrg.com/2022/10/26/chief-east-moline-officer-still-critical-stable-following-assault/

Veteran CPD officer charged with battery, official misconduct for Taser incident [The incident took place in August 2021] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-officer-charged-cpd-cop/12387008/ .

‘I still love the job, call me crazy:’ CPMF honors officers injured in the line of duty at 2022 Valor Awards  [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/i-still-love-the-job-call-me-crazy-cpmf-honors-officers-injured-in-the-line-of-duty-at-2022-valor-awards/ .

Notes: The Sun-Times coverage:  Officers wounded in line of duty awarded for bravery https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/10/26/23425252/cpd-honors-wounded-officers-with-valor-award

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. PTSD treatments could reduce cop suicides, help first responders, City Council member says [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2022/10/27/23427116/chicago-police-suicides-first-responders-ptsd-treatments-city-insurance-council-hearings-napolitano .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Western Springs police Chief Budds’ exit nears as he prepares to move into Buffalo Grove top cop spot [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/ct-dws-police-chief-budds-exit-tl-1103-20221028-grghggm4ordkthird5zn6d5thi-story.html  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Naperville Park District Police seeking Toys for Tots donations [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20221030/naperville-park-district-police-seeking-toys-for-tots-donations .

‘Potentially [saved] his life’: Deputies aid stabbing victim at motel in Beach Park and arrest offender [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/10/27/potentially-saved-his-life-deputies-aid-stabbing-victim-at-motel-in-beach-park-and-arrest-offender/ .

Juvenile suspect steals car with 2 children inside, intentionally hits police squad car in Zion [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/10/31/juvenile-suspect-steals-car-with-2-children-inside-intentionally-hits-police-squad-car-in-zion/ .

Lake Forest firefighter honored for leading police to hit-and-run suspect who left victim seriously injured [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/10/30/lake-forest-firefighter-honored-for-leading-police-to-hit-and-run-suspect-who-left-victim-seriously-injured/  .

By the way, you may have seen this article last week:  “Rookie officer recognized for arrests, gun seizure ” [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/rookie-officer-recognized-for-arrests-gun-seizure/  .

Notes: Sgt. Bernie Hogancamp (ret.) wins the prize for figuring out the name of the unnamed officer in that article!  He found out that the officer’s name is Mark Orr, and he figured it out from a SPringfield PD press release that lists the new officers:  https://www.springfield.il.us/Departments/Communications/PressReleasesHandler.ashx?imgid=1327 .  I bow to his superior researching abilities!  SCL

Podcasts and Professional Development

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Why Gift Cards Are Gold Mines for Scammers,   [The firsg vistim is from NORTH AURORA, IL!   And her experience demonstrates the imporance of cashiers, rather than self-check stations, in crime prevention.  A cashier can question an unusual gift card purchase.  A computer can’t.  SLC) [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/gift-card-theft-part-1.html .

Notes: Part 2:  In this episode, we delve into whether retailers’ efforts to combat gift card fraud are successful. The results may surprise you. – https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/gift-card-theft-part-2.html

Somehow, the song seems appropriate for the Day of the Dead. The Coroner Song, from the Colorado Coroner Association, and Darren Dake, of the Coroner Talk Podcast [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://youtu.be/bVWRoxPZs5I .

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. How to Prepare for a Subpoena  [How to improve courtroom performance] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/how-to-prepare-for-a-subpoena/ .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. The Story Behind The 1900s Haunting Of Illinois’ Police Stations And Prisons : The history of Illinois’ haunted police stations is fascinating and marvelous. This outstanding, little-known story will blow your mind. Scroll on to learn more about our state’s creepy past. [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/illinois/haunted-police-stations-il/ .

From Calibre Press. Last Call for National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame Nominations [I didn’t see any closinhg date on the actual nomination page, but it says it’s still accepting nominations as of October 31.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/10/last-call-for-national-law-enforcement-officer-hall-of-fame-nominations/ .

From Lexipol. No Monell Liability for TASER Device Use and Policy [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/no-monell-liability-for-taser-device-use-and-policy/ .

From the American Military University Edge e-Newsletter . The Criminology Club: Improving Crime Prevention and Awareness   [THe fact of this organization might interest you.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://amuedge.com/the-criminology-club-improving-crime-prevention-and-awareness/ .

From the Bureau of Justice Programs. Funding Tips: JustGrants Support Available 24/7 [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/330e22f  .

From the Law Enforcemetn Today Blog. Exclusive Interview: LET speaks with social media star and Houston Patrolman, Texas Cop 2.0, talks lighter side of police work  [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/let-speaks-with-social-media-star-houston-officer-texas-cop-2-0/  .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. What to Omit from a Police Report [See what you think.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/10/03/what-to-omit-from-a-police-report/.

In the Line of Duty’s Things You Never Learned at the Academy Videcast. Officer Safety Alert: Booby Traps; Killers In Disguise [A good point: I just heard an old time radio program in which turn-of-the-century college hero Frank Merriwell was nearly caught in a similar booby trap when he tried to search a colset.  This inforation isn’t new, but it’s not reinforced.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://lineofduty.com/officer-safety-booby-traps-killers-in-disguise/ .

Lexipol Webinar. Officer Decision Making: Why Qualified Immunity Isn’t a Good Guide : Thursday, November 3 | 1 pm Eastern [75 minutes] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-officer-decision-making .

NIJ Webinar. FORENSIC Fractography of Bone: a New Model for Skeletal Trauma Analysis : Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern [The topic seems pretty abstruce, but it might be helpful to someone sometime.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://forensiccoe.org/webinar-2022-forensic-fractography-bone /.

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Life Lessons From The Twilight Zone [Have you ever responded to a call and felt like you had walked into an episode?  The learning potential for both story sources is good to be explored.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/life-lessons-from-the-twilight-zone-4H0URS3k  .

Notes: His book is:  Dawidziak Mark. Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone : A Fifth-Dimension Guide to Life. First paperback ed. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press 2020.  These libraries should have copies:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1112257465 ]

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Badge Boys Halloween Special [Most of the episode is not related to police news, but the story about the doughnut-eating dog man, at about 26 min., would be great to discuss.  For one thing, how does one book a non-verbal, uncompiiant man who acts like a dog?  The segment is part of the audio version of the host’s book, and might also serve as an encouragement to write (and produce) your own interesting stories.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/badge-boys-halloween-special  .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. With international best-selling author Matthew Dicks.  [The anecdotes he tells are great for discussion.  His story about the time he was interrogated about a bank deposit he had lost is an important reminder about how interrogations can be misused.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7a35483f/087-best-selling-author-and-master-storyteller-matthew-dicks

On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Infant Death – Scene Arrival First Contact   [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://coronertalk.com/infant-death-investigation-first-arrival-and-contact .

On the Disaster Podcast. Ukraine Medical Update with Dr. Kasia Hampton pNot eactly law enforcement-related, but the informati9on, particularly that related to ways to “make du” during an emregency could be useful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2022/10/ukraine-medical-update-with-dr-kasia-hampton/  .

On the Justice Today Podcast. To Catch a Drug [“NIJ communications assistant Josh Mondoro explores novel psychoactive substances with NIJ scientist Frances Scott. ”  I haven’t listened to it yet, but it sounds like it might be helpful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://justicetoday.buzzsprout.com/1861872/11407427-to-catch-a-drug .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast . A Line of Duty Injury Ended Her Beloved Police Career. Which Led To Owning and Operating Her Own Business [She was forced into resignation after the misdiagnosis of some torn tendons in her elbow, which were injured during the arrest of a noncompliant arrestee.  Her left arm is now virtually useless. That she was considered a malingerer still rankles.  She now runs a hot dog food truck. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/a-line-of-duty-injury-ended-her-beloved-police-car  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast . One Of The First Females In Her Agency’s SWAT team, She Talks About The Stress And Says Departmental Pressure Contributed To The End Of Her Law Enforcement Career [The team had not wanted her, and prejudiced leadership made her work more difficult than it was already.  She eventually became a lawyer.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/one-of-the-first-females-in-her-agency-s-swat-team  .

On the Squad Room Podcast. 3 Universal Laws of Leadership You Must Know to Succeed as a Cop  [A very short episode, but you’ll know more than you did.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/3universallawsofleadership/   .

On the Squad Room Podcast. Storytelling School: Become a Fearless Public Speaker to Accelerate Your Career with Kymberlee Weil [The guest is his personal speaking coach.  I liked her point that something can either go well, or make a good story.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode168/ .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. Suicide among Emergency Responders in Minnesota: The Role of Education [Papwr from Academia.edu] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/37973936/Suicide_among_Emergency_Responders_in_Minnesota_The_Role_of_Education?email_work_card=view-paper  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. Top 50 Police Vocabulary You Need to Know! [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://policeteststudyguide.com/top-50-police-vocabulary-you-need-to-know/  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and Calibre Press . FREE Webinar: How to Help a Cop in IMMEDIATE Emotional Crisis [Tues., Nov. 1, 10AM – Noon Central] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/10/free-webinar-how-to-help-a-cop-in-immediate-emotional-crisis/

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Police1. Make every day National First Responders Day : Follow these steps to share your public safety agency’s success stories, accomplishments and challenges with your community all year round [And remember the hashtags #TACop and #ThankACop. There are accounts that watch for them.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 10-31-2022. Available at:  https://www.police1.com/national-first-responders-day/articles/make-every-day-national-first-responders-day-81grLcJ8MAZLTxJN/   .

Notes: And here’s a companion piece:  Beyond ‘Thank you for your service’: How to encourage citizen support of law enforcement officers https://www.police1.com/chiefs-sheriffs/articles/beyond-thank-you-for-your-service-how-to-encourage-citizen-support-of-law-enforcement-officers-hBcZk0O1e7w3JUCw/

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