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Force Science News #352 - White paper cites dangerous myths of restrictive UOF policies
A major new white paper from a leading risk-management organization vigorously rebuts reform advocates who are pushing for tighter restrictions on police use of force than the standard required by the US Supreme Court.
The 22-page paper, issued by the California-based group Lexipol, warns that some key arguments in favor of stricter force policies are, in fact, “myths” that can entangle officers and their agencies in unnecessary legal problems and safety risks .
PUBLIC ACT 099-0801, contains requirements for law enforcement agencies regarding the handling of sexual assaults and sexual abuse crimes.
Q and A on Sexual Assault training.
From LEXIPOL website
By Jason Helfer
Human beings, regardless of training and experience, are not robots. They have unique physical attributes, states of health and life experiences that shape the context in which they perceive their world.
And police officers are human beings. A job title, training or experience does not mean an officer’s brain will process information any different than that of a civilian. And yet, too often the expectations the public—and even law enforcement agencies—places on police officers fail to account for the limitations of sensory input and processing.
The 2017/2018 Legislative Update has been posted on the MTU1 website.
This Publication is a comprehensive listing of legislative changes
Objectively labeling a collision as preventable can sting, but it can also nurture good judgement
By David Kinaan | Oct 31, 2017
Caliber Press article
Executive Institute October Newsletter
This edition of ILETSBEI news features the Recommendations on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues by the Interagency Board.
Police /Fire/ EMS working together- Rescue Task Forces
The International Public Safety Association’s Rescue Task Force Committee created a Rescue Task Force Guide
Use Of Force Perceptions
From Force Science News
Civilian beliefs about use of force by police are often shockingly far from reality
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.”
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.
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).
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.
Fighting the Opioid Crisis through Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Study of a Police Program Model in Illinois
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Dolan Consulting Group
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
Can Mental Health Courts Stop the ‘Revolving Door’ of Justice?
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.
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.
New Law Allows FOID Card Owners to Carry Switchblades
Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.
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.