Local Police News: September 26, 2022

September 27, 2022

32 law enforcement agencies get $1M in grants to help keep guns out of criminals’ hands [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/32-law-enforcement-agencies-get-1m-in-grants-to-help-keep-guns-out-of-criminals/article_39f18340-39d9-11ed-a9f9-3796dc686bbb.html.

Aim Gun At Trespasser? No, Darien Chief Says  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/darien-il/aim-gun-trespasser-no-darien-chief-says .

Baum students deputized into the FBI: Federal Bureau of Instruction [When a young student spotted a black polo-shirted official in the hall, with FFA on his shirt, he thought the man might be with the FBI (instead of the Future Farmers of America).  The Decatur Police Department and the schools SRO saw the mistake as an opportunity.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/education/watch-now-baum-students-deputized-into-the-fbi-federal-bureau-of-instruction/article_3b384290-39c8-11ed-bf34-8fb50043d219.html .

Chicago police recruiting amid nationwide officer shortage [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-recruiting-amid-nationwide-officer-shortage# .

Convicted felon charged with kicking police officer to ground after being found with gun in Lake Villa [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/25/convicted-felon-charged-with-kicking-police-officer-to-ground-after-being-found-with-gun-in-lake-villa/ .

Cop who caused crash that killed elderly woman, hurt 10 other officers should be fired, CPD watchdog says [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: Cop who caused crash that killed elderly woman, hurt 10 other officers should be fired, CPD watchdog says https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/copa-cop-who-caused-crash-that-killed-woman-should-be-fired .

Coroner identifies Lake County Jail inmate found dead in cell, says no foul play found during autopsy [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/26/coroner-identifies-lake-county-jail-inmate-found-dead-in-cell-says-no-foul-play-found-during-autopsy/.

Crest Hill Sergeant Arrested For Domestic Battery [The details are worth reading and thinking about.  SLC]

 [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/crest-hill-sergeant-arrested-for-domestic-battery/

Detectives investigating after 51-year-old man found dead in Lake County Jail in Waukegan [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/24/detectives-investigating-after-51-year-old-man-found-dead-in-lake-county-jail-in-waukegan/.

Elgin Police offers explanation about man making threats with knife [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/elgin-police-explains-about-knife-wielding-incident .

Former Waukegan police officer released after posting bond in murder of Marcellis Stinnette, attack on 2nd man [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/23/former-waukegan-police-officer-released-after-posting-bond-in-murder-of-marcellis-stinnette-attack-on-2nd-man/.

Notes: More background:  https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/22/former-waukegan-police-officer-who-shot-and-killed-marcellis-stinnette-charged-with-second-degree-murder/

Free shred event at Montgomery Police Station Saturday [Just FYI what community events other agencies hare hosting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/09/23/free-shred-event-at-montgomery-police-station-Saturday/.

Harper College Police Department joins MCAT task force [Thanks to Chief Lawson, Harper College Police, for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2022/09/23/free-shred-event-at-montgomery-police-station-Saturday .

Illinois State Police offers active shooter training statewide [If I’ve read the article correctly, the training is for law enforcement agencies, yet the announcement is from a TV station website.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-state-police-offers-active-shooter-training-statewide/article_097279e6-3dd4-11ed-a5d7-23f11150e2d0.html.

Illinois State Police remember trooper who died 64 years ago in line of duty near Libertyville [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/24/illinois-state-police-remember-trooper-who-died-64-years-ago-in-line-of-duty-near-libertyville/.

Kendall State’s Attorney and Sheriff file lawsuit challenging Illinois cashless bail law [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/news/local/2022/09/26/kendall-states-attorney-and-sheriff-file-lawsuit-challenging-illinois-cashless-bail-law/.

Law enforcement presence grows at former Lindenwood-Belleville campus with new training program [They are including corrections training. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/belleville/article266139376.html.

Locals gather for Irish-themed Danny Golden Fundraiser [Web Page]. Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/locals-gather-for-irish-themed-danny-golden-fundraiser/.

Man arrested in Little Village after shooting his rifle at cops: CPD [Chicago, again, but another reminder to be careful.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/man-arrested-in-little-village-after-shooting-at-cops-cpd .

Off-duty officer shot during road rage incident discharged from hospital [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/off-duty-officer-shot-during-road-rage-incident-discharged-from-hospital/.

Orland Park implements new policy that will bypass SAFE-T Act [“The initiative is an agreement with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that would make two Orland Park police officers part-time ATF agents, Pekau said.”  Thanks to George Graves for pointing out this article.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/orland-park-implements-new-policy-that-will-bypass-safe-t-act.

Police respond to false active shooter report at high school homecoming [Fairbury, IL] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-respond-to-false-active-shooter-report-at-high-school-homecoming/ .

Notes: A similar incident at Beach Park Middle School: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/09/26/social-media-threat-prompts-police-response-hard-lockdown-at-beach-park-middle-school/

Schenita Stewart appointed as Evanston’s next police chief [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/09/25/city/schenita-stewart-appointed-as-evanstons-next-police-chief/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Chicago police joining national wave of encrypting radio communication, raising transparency concerns [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-radio-encryption-20220926-hs64te66draf5e66ymwop4mfsi-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/  .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Chief: Man shot by officer inside Chicago police facility used fire escape to infiltrate SWAT exercise, grab guns [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20220926/news/309269912/ .

Notes: WLS’s coverage:  Chicago shooting: Police shoot apparent intruder at Homan Square CPD facility, sources say: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-homan-square-avenue-grenshaw-street/12268505/    I liked WMAQ’s headline:  SWAT Training Turned Into Real Shooting at CPD’s Homan Square Station: Authorities https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/sources-active-shooter-training-turned-into-real-active-shooter-at-cpds-homan-square-station/2950307/

Daily Herald — may require registration. A cold case, but not a forgotten one: How suburban cops continue hunt for the 1982 Tylenol killer  [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220926/a-cold-case-but-not-a-forgotten-one-how-suburban-cops-continue-to-hunt-the-tylenol-killer .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Geneva police officers honored with medals for saving lives  [“The medals were presented to Sgt. Brad Jerdee, Sgt. George Carbray and officers Bob Peck, Hunter Winterstein, Erica Bolger, Quantrell Priest, Megan Solner and Matt Adam.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220921/geneva-police-officers-awarded-medals-for-saving-lives .

Skokie police to hand out locks for catalytic converters to combat numerous thefts [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/ct-skr-catalytic-locks-tl-0929-20220926-ivd3joatizckfcie5gucjo2ooe-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/

Springfield PD honors officers for arrest of armed suspect [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/springfield-pd-honors-officers-for-arrest-of-armed-man/ .

Village of Oswego switches police car order [They’re going to get them from a different dealership.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/village-of-oswego-switches-police-car-order/article_26f438e8-3a6d-11ed-851d-efbc401a4a53.html .

Zion PD release body cam video of officer fatally shooting suspect earlier this month [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/zion-pd-release-video-of-officer-fatally-shooting-suspect .

Podcasts and Professional Development

We hear from Bruce Sokolove that the 100 Club of Illinois will be sponsoring a Level 1 Certified First Responder Nutrition Coach course October 20-21 in Mount Prospect.  [Not an endorsement, but it sounds like something you might like to know about.  Thanks to Coach Sok for pointing it out!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://impactwithnci.com/optin1660903368884  

National Coffee with a Cop Day. The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is pleased to join law enforcement agencies across the country for National Coffee with a Cop Day. On October 5, 2022, officers from law enforcement agencies in all 50 states will participate in Coffee with a Cop events in their communities, and we encourage you to join us. It has been two years since we have been able to all come together over coffee and friendship at Coffee with a Cop events around the world. [From an emailed press release.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022.

Notes: Coffee With a Cop website: https://coffeewithacop.com/about /

We hear from George Graves that PTI’s Basic Training Academy will [probably] be going to 16 weeks in January 2023, as will SLEA and Southwestern Law Enforcement Academy in Belleville.  You may want to look into it if you want more information.  SLC [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://pti.illinois.edu/training/law-enforcement-training/index.html .

Notes: Southwestern Illinois Law enforcement Academy:  https://www.swic.edu/academics/career-certificates/homeland-security/southwestern-illinois-police-academy/

Criminal Victimization, 2021 [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/criminal-victimization-2021  .

From Calibre Press. Are You Prepared to Take a Life…and Survive the Aftermath? [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/09/are-you-prepared-to-take-a-life-and-survive-the-aftermath/ .

From Governing.Com. Abandoned Cars Cause Crime, Not Just Blight [This is probably old news to you, and from California anyway, but it might be a good reminder.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.governing.com/community/abandoned-cars-cause-crime-not-just-blight

From the National Institute of Justice. Order or Print Free Copies of NIJ’s Body Armor Poster [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/equipment-and-technology/nij-body-armor-poster?utm_campaign=body-armor&utm_content=default&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery .

Officer Roll Call Podcast —  list of expisodes [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://officer-rollcall.podbean.com/.

On the Badge Boys Podcast. A Georgia deputy talks about strengthening ties with the community in order to stem the tide of rising crime. [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/a-georgia-deputy-talks-about-strengthening-ties-with-the-community-in-order-to-stem-the-tide-of-rising-crime .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Author And NYPD Detective Vic Ferrari Gives Us A Sneak Peek Into The Life Of A NYPD Detective (Part One) [The stories told about accidentally breaking up a cock-fighting ring, intentionally breaking up an international auto theft double ring, and why stopping a stolen car is like a Forrest Gump box of chocolates, are definitely worth hearing!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7a7dd095/084-author-and-nypd-detective-vic-ferrari-gives-us-a-sneak-peek-into-the-life-of-a-nypd-detective-part-one .

Notes: Part 2:  https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/79941c40/085-author-and-nypd-detective-vic-ferrari-gives-us-a-sneak-peek-into-the-life-of-a-nypd-detective-part-two : This episodes discusses the abuses of COMPSTAT, and his writing method.  Reading your work out loud is a fine way to edit material, by the way.  SLC]

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Traumatic Brain Injury Ended This Cop’s Career. The Effects on the Family and their Life After. [The personality changes, and the  gradual loss of capability that comes with a traumatic brain injury (due to a horse’s kicking him in the head), and the suspicions of malingering that accompany injuries that don’t show at fist glance, are highlights of this story.  How the officer was able to compensate as the condition progressed is important, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/traumatic-brain-injury-ended-this-cop-s-career-the .

On the Street Cop Training Podcast. Training is Your Most Important Asset with Billy Cushing [The conversation, though, is about a shooting the guest had been in, in which his tracking K9 was killed, and his arm was shattered.  The mental effect of serious line-of-duty injuries is a key topic.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 9-26-2022. Available at: https:anchor.fm/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-692-Training-is-Your-Most-Important-Asset-with-Billy-Cushing-e1nno4e .

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