Local Police News: Sept. 4, 2023

September 5, 2023

From the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. ILACP Tech Days Scheduled for September 27th and 29th  [By the way, the Association’s Facebook page is a great source for news about local police, and news that would interest first responders. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://www.ilchiefs.org/tech-day

17-year-old fatally shot after he allegedly killed a police dog and pointed his gun at officers [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/national/17-year-old-fatally-shot-after-allegedly-killing-police-dog

Appeals court allows lawsuit to proceed against officer who fatally shot child’s support dog in Gurnee [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/27/appeals-court-allows-lawsuit-to-proceed-against-officer-who-fatally-shot-childs-service-dog-in-gurnee/

Chenoa Police officer hurt in I-55 crash near Towanda  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/08/29/chenoa-police-officer-hurt-i-55-crash-near-towanda/  

Chicago’s Murder Count Makes National Headlines, But Accurately Talking About Crime Data Requires Nuance [Just FYI.  Nuance can often be an interesting perspective.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://news.wttw.com/2023/08/31/chicago-s-murder-count-makes-national-headlines-accurately-talking-about-crime-data  

CPD honors fallen officers at ceremony  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/cpd-honors-fallen-officers-at-ceremony  

Despite arguments over selection process, Pekin council picks police chief to become next city manager [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/08/29/despite-arguments-over-selection-process-pekin-council-picks-police-chief-become-next-city-manager/

Felony charges filed against 15-year-old who pepper-sprayed officer during fights at Warren High School game in Gurnee [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/09/03/felony-charges-filed-against-15-year-old-who-pepper-sprayed-officer-during-fights-at-warren-high-school-game-in-gurnee/

Notes: More coverage:  Daily Herald — may require registration . Teen charged with pepper spraying police officer at Warren Township football game   http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230903/teen-charged-with-pepper-spraying-police-officer-at-warren-township-football-game  

2023 Chicago Fish With A First Responder —  September 10, 2023, at 10:00 am to 02:00 pm [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://happeningnext.com/event/2023-chicago-fish-with-a-first-responder-eid4so4q0ahex1

Gunman on the run after shooting in Kenney [“Sheriff: Outside public urged to avoid, shelter-in-place in Kenney, IL as gunman remains at-large”  FYI.  The shelter in place order could be worth following.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/09/04/sheriff-outside-public-urged-avoid-shelter-in-place-kenney-il-gunman-remains-at-large/  

Illinois Governor Signs Law To Let Police Watch You With Drones [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://q985online.com/ixp/711/p/illinois-governor-police-drone-law-chicago/  .

Illinois State Police updating pre-employment requirements for new troopers  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-state-police-updating-pre-employment-requirements-for-new-troopers/article_bccb238c-48f8-11ee-86ad-57a335b03c08.html

Indiana State Police called into investigate last month’s K9 heat deaths  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/indiana-state-police-called-into-investigate-last  

Lake County sheriff’s canine locates man who went missing from shopping center near Deerfield [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/09/02/lake-county-sheriffs-canine-locates-man-who-went-missing-from-shopping-center-near-deerfield/

Macon County deputies chase forklift in “one for the record books” [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.wcia.com/news/macon-county-deputies-chase-forklift-in-one-for-the-ages/  

Matt Rodriguez, ‘a pioneer’ who became Chicago’s top cop during a flood but retired under a cloud, dies at 87  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/8/30/23853320/former-chicago-police-superintendent-matt-rodriguez-dead-obituary  

Peoria Police SWAT team, feds seize guns, ammunition in Thursday night raids, says the chief [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://www.25newsnow.com/2023/09/01/peoria-police-swat-team-feds-seize-guns-ammunition-thursday-night-raids-says-chief/

Prosecutor asks Indiana State Police to investigate deaths of several dogs in truck [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/northwest-indiana/prosecutor-asks-indiana-state-police-to-investigate-deaths-of-several-dogs-in-truc/

Sandwich Police Department hires full complement of officers [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/sandwich-police-department-hires-full-complement-of-officers/article_e2cfe1aa-467b-11ee-b90f-13a674d31bcb.html

Seneca Police Chief George Lamboley has final radio call  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: ttps://www.wspynews.com/news/local/seneca-police-chief-george-lamboley-has-final-radio-call/article_b4dc699a-48c3-11ee-985f-93d7b26a3d01.html

SPD honors officer with Life Saving Award on Wednesday [“Springfield Police Chief Ken Scarlette honored Officer Jake Atwood with the Life Saving Award yesterday.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.wmay.com/2023/08/31/spd-honors-officer-with-life-saving-award-on-Wednesday/

Suspect charged with trying to run over police  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://chronicleillinois.com/news/cook-county-news/suspect-charged-with-trying-to-run-over-police/  

SWAT team arrests armed man who allegedly held woman against her will inside residence in Antioch [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/30/swat-team-arrests-armed-man-who-allegedly-held-woman-against-her-will-inside-residence-in-antioch/

Tazewell’s 911 system update could be ready by next year [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/08/31/tazewells-911-system-update-could-be-ready-by-next-year/ 

‘Baaaaaaad goat’: McHenry County sheriff’s deputy catches goat that escaped in Union [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/29/baaaaaaad-goat-mchenry-county-sheriffs-deputy-catches-goat-that-escaped-in-union

To Have Deputies Periodically At Unit One Schools [Bond Co. Sheriff’s Agency.  The headline is correct, but probably should begin with “Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education”] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://wgel.com/news/2023/08/to-have-deputies-periodically-at-unit-one-schools/

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Annual picnic in North Aurora works to bring police, community closer together  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-north-aurora-picnic-st-0904-20230902-aobvsrs4rnhjxba2sampacujfi-story.html

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Chicago police union dedicates memorial to officers who have died by suicide  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-fop-suicide-ceremony-20230901-r4ld6tcamzbdblpqcnoqdyxsfe-story.html

Notes: WBBM’s coverage:  Police union dedicates memorial to officers lost to suicide http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/police-union-dedicates-memorial-to-officers-lost-t

Podcasts and Professional Development

Printers Row Annual Lit Fest Book Fair Sept. 9 and 10, 2023 [We hear from John Good (Glenview PD, ret.), author of /Blood on the Badge/, will be there on 9/09/23, from 3-6 Pm.  He will be unveiling for the first time the cover of its sequel /Blood on The Coffin./.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://suburbanchicagoland.com/events/printers-row-annual-lit-fest-book-fair-sept-9-and-10-2023/#:~:text=The%202023%20Printers%20Row%20Lit%20Fest%20Book%20Fair,presented%20by%20the%20not-for-profit%20Near%20South%20Planning%20Board.

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Fatherhood and Reoffending after Release from Prison: The Importance of Co-Residing With a Partner and Children [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287231193991

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Responding to Sexual Assault: A Systematic Review of Police Training Interventions and Outcomes [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00111287231195763

Abstract from a new article in /Crime & Delinquency/. Risk Factors Associated With Urban Gang Membership in Juveniles: A Systematic Review [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00111287231194717

Abstract from the journal Criminal Justice Review. “It’s Just Like on TV”: An Analysis of the Mirandizing Process on TV [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/07340168231196995 .

From American Police Beat. Rising number of police officer line-of-duty deaths in 2023 sparks concerns over officer safety [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://apbweb.com/2023/08/rising-number-of-police-officer-line-of-duty-deaths-in-2023-sparks-concerns-over-officer-safety/  .

From Calibre Press. Cops & Mental Illness Calls: Can We Break the Cycle?  [When a Calibre Press author refers to Barney Miller, I pay attention.  The author offers plausible reasons why the issues those believable characters faced haven’t changed.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://calibrepress.com/2023/08/cops-mental-illness-calls-can-we-break-the-cycle

From the National Institute of Justice. The Emerging Field of Firearms Audio Forensics : NIJ grantee Robert Maher is changing the field of audio forensics with novel techniques to document and interpret gunshot recordings. [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/emerging-field-firearms-audio-forensics .

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. An Inaccurate Police Report [“The Philadelphia Police Department is dealing with an embarrassing situation: body cam footage contradicts some of the facts in the police report about a deadly Kensington shooting.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2023/08/29/an-inaccurate-police-report-2/

JUSTINFO Newsletter : Volume 29, Issue 17, September 1, 2023 [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/justinfo/september-1-2023

Lexipol Webinar. Why Do Bad Things Keep Happening? Insight vs. Hindsight: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | 1 pm Eastern [90 minutes] [“Too often, it’s because our training focuses on what the officers did instead of what they saw that led them to make those choices.:] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://info.lexipol.com/webinar-why-do-bad-things-keep-happening

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. One Woman’s Story of Attempted Suicide and Survival After a Scam [The discussion of the frequency of scams that may have led to suicide is sobering, and might be an important addition to crime prevention talks.  Even the general information on suicide prevention at the end could be helpful. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/words-with-friends-scammer.html

Notes: Part 2:  After losing her savings to a fellow “Words With Friends” player, Kathy attempted suicide. Her family and professional support helped her to recover. – http://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/words-with-friends-scammer-part-2.html   [The statistical information about what to do if someone might be considering suicide, and the demographics of suicide are useful.  SLC]

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. How to Use the Principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Overcome Obstacles in Business and Life [I was surprised when Brazilian Jujitzu became popular as part of police survival skills.  It’s interesting to hear how it can be a survival skill for other aspects of life.  And I laughed out loud when I heard the siren in the background in the opening.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/how-to-use-the-principles-of-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-to-overcome-obstacles-in-business-and-life

Notes: The book (Gracie Rener and Paul Volponi. The 32 Principles : Harnessing the Power of Jiu-Jitsu to Succeed in Business Relationships and Life. BenBella Books 2023.) is available at these libraries:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1357156207

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Is Cannabis a Safe Drug? [The effect of marijuana on developing brains (youths under 25), how often the use it, and the guest’s research into the subject  is examined. [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/is-cannabis-a-safe-drug

Notes: On the availability of cannabis in Illinois:  Recreational pot prices in Illinois are pretty high compared to other states, research firm says : http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/illinois-pot-prices-pretty-high-compared-to-other-states

On the Law Enforcement Talk Podcast. Separating Facts From Fiction Investigating Police Shootings. Digitally Remastered Episode. [A helpful reminder, featuring George Filenko, then chief of the Round Lake Park Police Department.  Incidentally, The “Law Enforcement Talk” Podcast should be releasing new episodes soon, according to a recent update podcast.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-talk/separating-facts-from-fiction-investigating-police

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Karima Holmes on critical challenges facing dispatchers [The guest,  [The guest, vice president of public safety at Carbyne, discusses the findings of their survey of emergency dispatchers “”Pulse of 9-1-1 State of the Industry Survey” (linked in the show notes).  She talks about how next-generation 911 can help reduce the stress dispatchers experience.  The benefits of video calls, and the improvements in locating callers using cell phones are worth hearing about, as are the new training needs that dispatchers want.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/karima-holmes-on-critical-challenges-facing-dispatchers/

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. High-Speed Chases and Donut Dilemmas: Unpacking Law Enforcement Strategies with Motor Cop and the Happy Medic [The BOLO gets a little silly, but the analysis of  a video of a Georgia stop could lead to an interesting case study. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://wyeradio.com/high-speed-chases-and-donut-dilemmas-unpacking-law-enforcement-strategies-with-motor-cop-and-the-happy-medic

Table of Contents Alert. Criminal Justice Review- Volume: 48, Number: 3 (September 2023) [The first article listed, on comparing mass shootings averted to those completed, looks interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cjra/48/3

Table of Contents Alert. Police Quarterly : Volume 26 Issue 3, September 2023 [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pqxa/26/3

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Speeding in the Fire Apparatus [The target audience is fire truck drivers, but the liability involved in not driving “with due regard” applies to any first responder.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/speeding-in-the-fire-apparatus/  

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics. Retaining Generation Z Officers is the Real Crisis [Web Page].  Accessed 9-4-2023. Available at: http://peaceofficer.substack.com/p/retaining-generation-z-officers-is

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Megan, Senior Telecommunicator, Havelock PD out of North Carolina.  [What do dispatchers do during a  hurricane?  The guest shares some interesting observations.  Her earlier adventures with EMS, and dealing with dialects, are also instructive.  SLC] [Web Page]. 9-4-2023. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-507

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