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Force Science-White paper cites dangerous myths of restrictive UOF policies

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 .


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Sexual Assault Incident Procedure Act- Training Information

 

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.


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LEXIPOL- Imperfect Recall: How Memory Impacts Police Use of Force Investigations

 

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.

 


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2017/2018 Legislative Update is posted on website

The 2017/2018 Legislative Update has been posted on the MTU1 website.  

This Publication is a comprehensive listing of legislative changes

 

 

 


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Preventable Collision?

Objectively labeling a collision as preventable can sting, but it can also nurture good judgement

By David Kinaan  |   Oct 31, 2017

Caliber Press article

The term “preventable” can be a hard word to stomach—especially when you were just involved in a traffic collision that may have been your fault. It might imply that you should have known better and you did something wrong or failed to take an action that would have avoided the collision. Not an easy thing to accept when you’re a cop.

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Executive Institute Newsletter- October 2017

ILETSBEI NEWS

 

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.


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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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