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International Public Safety Association's Rescue Task Force Guide

Police /Fire/ EMS working together- Rescue Task Forces

The International Public Safety Association’s Rescue Task Force Committee created a Rescue Task Force Guide


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Force Science News-Use Of Force Perceptions

Use Of Force Perceptions 

From Force Science News

Civilian beliefs about use of force by police are often shockingly far from reality


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Wall Street Journal Quote about OIS Stats

From The Wall Street Journal, by columnist Jason L. Riley:

“An increase in press coverage of police shootings isn’t the same thing as an increase in police shootings.” 
 


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Public Viewing of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Come participate in the viewing of the documentary - 

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

This documentary chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and its impact on your world.


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Important Announcement-Mandated Training Records

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

In regards to agencies being able to view their mandated training information on LEDI.

The ILETSB staff have the information transfer system ready, but are waiting to roll it out around the 1st of the year (2018).


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Mandatory Drug Testing for Officer Involved Shootings

Attention Administrators!

Did you know the Police Community Relations Improvement Act was amended effective August 25, 2017

 Each law enforcement agency shall adopt a written policy regarding an officer-involved shooting

and it must now include drug testing.


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Fighting the Opioid Crisis through Substance Use Disorder Treatment by ICJIA

Fighting the Opioid Crisis through Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Study of a Police Program Model in Illinois

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Seeking to more effectively help individuals suffering from opioid use disorder, police departments across the country are embracing a deflection model that offers treatment access to those in need. Researchers interviewed representatives of seven law enforcement agencies employing treatment program models in Illinois to better understand operations, leverage lessons learned, measure sustainability, and inform other agencies as they implement their own programs.

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Helping Domestic Violence Victims
Helping Domestic Violence Victims 
Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Dolan Consulting Group 
September, 2017
Domestic violence (DV) calls pose a number of physical safety and legal liability risks for law enforcement officers. These calls involve crimes between people with complex relationship issues that can make investigating these crimes very difficult for officers. In fact, one study that surveyed patrol officers from 13 different municipal police departments in the Chicago metro area revealed that, despite the physical dangers associated with DV calls, officers’ greatest frustrations with handling these calls were associated with DV victims. Approximately 38% of surveyed officers indicated that dealing with victim behaviors was their greatest frustration about handling DV calls. Specifically, officers expressed frustration over victim behaviors such as refusing to cooperate with their investigation, recanting statements, refusing to testify, or refusing to end the relationship with the batterer....

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Highway Grade Crossing - Emergency Notification System (ENS)

Highway Grade Crossing - Emergency Notification System (ENS)

 

Recently, the ILETSB’s counterpart in Wisconsin sent out Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Emergency Notification System (ENS) flyers to all law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Wisconsin.  These flyers explain the use of the blue placards at every train crossing throughout the United States and Canada. 

Download the training flyer


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Can Mental Health Courts Stop the Revolving Door of Justice?

Can Mental Health Courts Stop the ‘Revolving Door’ of Justice?


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Addressing the Elephant in the Room

From Bruce Talbot

Addressing the Elephant in the Room

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced on August 30, 2017 a major initiative to address Carfentenil abuse. Carfentenil, widely called "elephant tranquilizer" in media reports is an incredibly potent synthetic narcotic used on zoo animals. 


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Do Criminal Defendants Have Web Rights?

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Court-imposed web restrictions applied to criminal defendants may be going the way of dial-up internet service.

In June, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Packingham v. North Carolina that invalidated a state law banning registered sex offenders from accessing websites that could facilitate direct communications with minors.


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New Law Allows FOID Cardholders to Carry Switchblades

New Law Allows FOID Card Owners to Carry Switchblades


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Estimating the Cost of a Problem Officer

Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.
 
August, 2017

Dolan Consulting Group- Research Brief

Law enforcement is a high-liability profession. Lawsuits against law enforcement officers and agencies absorb an inordinate amount of personnel time and agency resources. Officers and supervisors have to be interviewed or deposed, attorney fees have to be paid, documents have to be gathered and copied, meetings are held with city officials, and insurance companies must be consulted. It all results in one expensive, time-consuming mess. 

 


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New Method You Can Use to ask ILETSB Questions

ILETSB Director Brent Fischer has instituted a new way for you ask the training board about the policy activities, or other training board specific topics that are affecting you.


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Video - Trauma Our Dispatchers & Civilian Employees Face.

In this talk from WINx Chicago 2017 sponsored by Guardian Tracking, Connie Fraser talks about the trauma our dispatchers and civilian employees face.

Do you consider your dispatcher as part of your team? It could save your life?


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Community Policing is Not Soft on Crime: The Evidence

Community Policing is Not Soft on Crime: The Evidence 
  Research Brief - Dolan Consulting

Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.
  
August, 2017

Dolan Consulting Group is committed to the principles of community-oriented policing. Unfortunately, we sometimes encounter push back from attendees in our courses that suggest community-oriented policing strategies are some form of a “hug-a-thug” philosophy that is soft on crime and criminals. We are often baffled when we encounter such views as we struggle to understand how community-oriented policing strategies, designed to include law abiding citizen input to determine crime priorities and responses, could be considered soft on crime.


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Third Circuit Agrees w/ District Court- Officers had a reasonable, articulable suspicion to conduct a terry stop

THE THIRD CIRCUIT AGREES WITH THE DISTRICT COURT’S FINDING THAT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAD A REASONABLE, ARTICULABLE SUSPICION TO CONDUCT A TERRY STOP AND AFFIRMED THE DISTRICT COURT’S DENIAL OF THE DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO SUPPRESS

August 2017

From Public Agency Training Agency


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August/September 2017 Training Classes

Check out the August/September 2017 Training Classes

There is still time to get in on a few of the August classes and please register for the September classes as soon as possible.


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July 2017 Criminal Case Law Quarterly

Free copy of the July issue 

Criminal Case Law Quarterly

Illinois Prosecutor Services, LLC


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