Abstract from the journal Police Practice and Research: Table of Contents. Police staff and mental health: barriers and recommendations for improving help-seeking : Abstract [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2021.1979398?af=R .
Cary man arrested after allegedly impersonating police officer in Crystal Lake [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/09/19/cary-man-arrested-after-allegedly-impersonating-police-officer-in-crystal-lake/
Chicago Officer Injured After Being Struck by Car While Directing Traffic in Loop [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-officer-injured-after-being-struck-by-car-while-directing-traffic-in-loop/2614449/.
Chicago police fatally shoot man allegedly armed with knife on South Side [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/chicago-police-fatally-shoot-man-armed-with-knife-on-south-side/.
Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Community task force now in place and ready to tackle subjects like whether Elgin police officers need college degrees [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-police-task-force-officers-college-degree-st-0915-20210916-eyinj2v7qba25bgty7lel4zfte-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.
Cows Rescued After Trailer Hatch Comes Loose On I-290 In DuPage County [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/09/17/cows-dupage-county-i-290/ .
From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. Governor Signs Public Safety Legislation [Discusses the trailer bill’s clarification of body worn camera footage maintenance. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/09/governor-signs-public-safety-legislation.html .
From Calibre Press. Your Views on the State and Future of Law Enforcement : A 7-Question Poll for Active Officers From Calibre Press [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP2llEo0FqCsxZhQ-ml9N7BDRaWN0jF3VBgT31fUZGaYnsVQ/viewform.
From Lexipol. Lexipol’s PoliceOne Academy Introduces New Interactive, POST-Approved Course Series [“Focal Point, a series of online courses that focus on high-risk policy areas and directly relate to Lexipol’s policy guidance … including officer-involved shootings, best practices in addressing homeless populations and analysis of an officer’s duty to intercede.” Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/lexipols-policeone-academy-introduces-new-interactive-post-approved-course-series/.
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2018–2019 – Statistical Tables [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://bjs.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh236/files/media/document/fdcda1819st.pdf.
Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Donates Retired Squad To Indian Valley Vocational School In Sandwich, IL [Thanks to Vince Logan for passing this on! SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/oswego/kendall-county-sheriffs-office-kendall-county-sheriffs-office-donates-retired-squad.
Lake County Jail corrections officer receives national ‘Correctional Officer of the Year’ award for saving inmates [Corrections Officer Elvis Fejzic] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available ahttps://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/09/20/lake-county-jail-corrections-officer-receives-national-correctional-officer-of-the-year-award-for-saving-inmates/.
Lake Villa police car struck by Metra train while responding to emergency cal [Trains really do sneak up on people. ALWAYS be careful around railroad tracks, and NEVER go around lowered gates.. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/09/18/lake-villa-police-car-struck-by-metra-train-while-responding-to-emergency-call/.
On the Badge Boys Podcast. Andre Alexsen and his A-team of first responders travel the globe, supporting law enforcement and performing record breaking, death-defying feats for their TV show: The Adrenaline Man [This episode isn’t particularly police-y, but the interview, and the hosts’ social commentary is interesting. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/andre-alexsen-and-his-a-team-of-first-responders-travel-the-globe-supporting-law-enforcement-and-performing-record-breaking-death-defying-feats-for-their-tv-show-the-adrenaline-man.
On the Policing Matters Podcast. Why police departments must streamline the recruitment process [Much of the program is an infomercial for a police recruiting system, but the analysis of why the service works could be helpful in improving existing systems. The discussion of ways to handle the expectations of Millennial recruits could also be useful. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/why-police-departments-must-streamline-the-recruitment-process/.
On the Squad Room Podcast. Leadership Masterclass: How to Handle Promotion, Demotion, Failure, Media Scrutiny, and Tough Decisions with Nick Metz [about 57 min. in, the discussion turns to the content that should be in a modern police management program. The upshot is that it should be more practical (and immediately applicable] than theoretical. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode-143/ .
On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Justin is in the hospital, they think he had a stroke [One of the hosts had a medical emergency at work, and they discuss the experience. Hearing how his family and friends reacted, and how the experience has altered their family emergency plans could help other families do the same, without the emergency. By the way, it turns out the condition was caused by a migraine, so Justin is all right now. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/justin-is-in-the-hospital-they-think-he-had-a-stroke.
Plano Police Starting Program to Better Respond to Calls Involving those with Special Needs [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-police-starting-program-to-better-respond-to-calls-involving-those-with-special-needs/article_97aadd1a-1a31-11ec-802e-3bb2fcbd3035.html.
Police: Decatur man tried to kill detective with car, fled at high speed [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/police-decatur-man-tried-to-kill-detective-with-car-fled-at-high-speed/article_251f7a16-1726-11ec-a023-7b81a06a8024.html.
Postal Inspectors Say It’s Safe To Mail Checks After Instances Of Fraud In Park Ridge, But Expert Advises Thinking Twice [The original headline referred to “postal police,” and it was nice to see that branch of law enforcement get some recognition. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/09/14/postal-police-mail-checks-park-ridge-fraud-expert/.
Rockford officer saved by bulletproof vest after being shot while sitting in squad car [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: http://rockrivertimes.com/2021/09/16/rockford-officer-saved-by-bulletproof-vest-after-being-shot-while-sitting-in-squad-car/.
Study looks at police interaction and black youth health [According to the byline, the article originated with UIC news. Some of the conclusions would merit further research, because they don’t appear to have any obvious relationship to police contact. Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://chronicleillinois.com/state-news/study-looks-at-police-interaction-and-black-youth-health/.
Two police cars damaged in Riverbend pursuit [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Two-police-cars-damaged-in-Riverbend-pursuit-16467567.php.
Via Law Enforcement Training Advisory Commission, MTU #10 Not an endorsement but an event you might want to know about. There is still room in their October 7 Criminal Law class, and the IVC Update class [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://letac.org/images/filelibrary/event_file_372_1-07577326.pdf and https://letac.org/images/filelibrary/event_file_373_1-01924707.pdf.
Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. FBI Establishes Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/cjis-link/fbi-establishes-law-enforcement-suicide-data-collection .
Will County Deputy Chief’s Petty Punishment Won’t Stop Reporter : KONKOL COLUMN: Will County Deputy Chief Dan Jungles revoked a Patch reporter’s media credentials for writing a story without his permission. [I included this one for its perspective. The case could be helpful for PIOs and media relations officers. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/s/hse72/will-county-deputy-chiefs-petty-punishment-wont-stop-reporter?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter.
Woman Says Preparation For Situation Saved Her Life When She Was Robbed At Gunpoint In \Bucktown [A demonstration of the power of visualization; and what might make a helpful addition to a citizen police academy. I recall seeing a video intended to prepare bank tellers for responding to robberies, so there is value in such planning. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/09/15/bucktown-armed-robbery-victim-speaks/.
Yorkville Police Officer Recognized for Helping Resident Having Medical Emergency [Web Page]. Accessed 9-20-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-police-officer-recognized-for-helping-resident-having-medical-emergency/article_dd5bd9ee-164f-11ec-851c-4f5d53e2990c.html