The world of truck enforcement is a world of never ending questions. Most people will agree the second heaviest regulated industry in the United States needs rules and regulations. Most people will also agree there is a great deal of discontinuity in the dissemination of these laws, how they are to be interpreted and how they are to be enforced. This level of discontinuity gives birth to such organizations as the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association. The article this week will cover one of these laws – the Uniform Commercial Driver’s License Act.
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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.
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.
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?
Community Policing is Not Soft on Crime: The Evidence
Research Brief - Dolan Consulting
Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.
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.
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
From Public Agency Training Agency
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TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT (TIM)
REMINDER: As of June 15, 2017, IDOT has changed their protocol as it relates to tow operators and traffic incident management training. They have eliminated the two-year expiration date on the cards and are no longer requiring tow operators to come back for a refresher.
Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Private industry often links pay and other rewards to specific employee performance goals. High performance often results in pay raises, swift promotions and bonuses. Failing to live up to the performance standards in the private sector often means that a potential year-end pay bonus is denied or that an under-performing employee will be included in the company’s next round of reduction-in-force layoffs.
In the public sector, however, we usually do not think of using employee rewards. This is, at least in part, due to the nature of civil service rules that make using formal rewards difficult. Public sector employers generally cannot offer pay bonuses or an unscheduled promotion to reward excellent work.
From Campus Safety
Report: Middle School Suicide Rates More Than Doubled Since 2007
The annual rate skyrocketed from 0.9 suicides per 100,000 middle schoolers in 2007 to 2.1 suicides per 100,000 middle schoolers in 2014.
Suicide rates have drastically increased for all age groups under 75.
Recent statistics have shown a disturbing rise in suicide among middle school students in America.
From 2007 to 2014, suicide rates have doubled among children ages 10 to 14, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The annual rate skyrocketed from 0.9 suicides per 100,000 middle schoolers in 2007 to 2.1 suicides per 100,000 middle schoolers in 2014.
Suicides have now surpassed the death rate from car crashes in that age group for the first time, according to NorthJersey.com.
Published on Jul 18, 2017
In this powerful talk from WINx Chicago 2017, Captain Harold Love (ret.) talks about Police and Community Relations; Respecting the Differences that Define Us.
It looks like something good is on its way!
From Force Science Bulletin #341
I. New wellness center: Stress/substance abuse therapy for cops only
An innovative medical treatment facility, exclusively for LEOs burdened by substance abuse, stress overload, marital problems, or other wellness-threatening issues, is scheduled to open within the next few months, not far from the Force Science Training headquarters in a Chicago suburb.
Dubbed St. Michael’s House, after the archangel patron of warriors, the special, nondenominational facility will occupy the entire floor of a private medical center and offer both residential and out-patient services for officers and their families.
The NAMI Sauk Valley 5K run will raise funds that will help law enforcement officers in the MTU1 region attend mental health awareness training via reimbursement grants to the agencies.
Outside Training Opportunity
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Upcoming Classes Offered by the Illinois Fire Service Institute
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Article for IN Public Safety
By Jinnie Chua, Assistant Editor of In Public Safety
The Darknet is an encrypted network where many criminals in today’s digital age are doing business. All manner of illegal things and services are available for purchase on the Darknet. There are individuals engaging in drug dealing, human trafficking, terrorism, hit for hire, tax evasion and much more.
To keep up with the growing rate of crime on the Darknet, it’s important for officers to have a solid understanding of how it works. Earlier this year, as part of American Military University’s Law Enforcement Webinar Series, Jim Deater gave a presentation on the basic knowledge officers need to have about the Darknet.
”In every corner of the world, wherever there’s data service, the Darknet is probably being used,” said Deater. “The more you understand and the more you know, the better off you are to face it.”
GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR NARCAN
First Responders? Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement (CFDA No. 93.243)
Purpose: To allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.