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Study-Majority of First Responders Face Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace

Majority of First Responders Face Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace

University of Phoenix Releases First Responder Mental Health Survey Results

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Arrest Related Deaths Rare but Demand High-Priority Attention

From Force Science News # 338

Expert: ARDs rare but demand high-priority attention

In a snapshot preview of a book he’ll publish this summer, prominent researcher Dr. Darrell Ross recently offered law enforcement trainers a provocative update on one of the rarest events in policing, yet one of the most vexing: arrest-related death.

In a presentation running nearly four hours at the annual training conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Assn., Ross explored new findings from an analysis of nearly 5,000 ARDs in the US that he conducted—likely the most extensive investigation of the subject yet undertaken.

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Illinois Prosecutor Services Monthly Legal Update training is on line

Beginning May 2017, the Illinois Prosecutor Services Monthly Legal Update training is on line.

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Executive Institute May Newsletter


Executive Institute May Newsletter


This edition of ILETSBEI news features a review of the 2017 Women in Criminal Justice Conference. Articles from various topics include Incorporating Social Justice into the Police Environment, Forensic Psychology: Practical Applications, Taming the Imposter, and Positive and Negative Effects of Implicit Bias.

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10 Ways Police Can Identify Radical Extremism

10 Ways Police Can Identify Radical Extremism

By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

Police officers around the country understand they are an important element in the fight against terrorism. But what does that entail? How can an officer identify potential terrorist activity? What should officers look for as signs a person may have been radicalized?

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Appellate District Decisions are not binding upon other Appellate Districts

Courses being taught throughout the state include cases from various Appellate Districts.  Please  remember that decisions made in one Appellate District are not binding upon other Appellate Districts.

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Examining the Facts on Implicit Bias

Examining the Facts on Implicit Bias

Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.  May, 2017 from the Dolan Consulting Group - Research Brief
A number of sources have claimed that public employees are influenced by implicit biases. The U.S. Department of Justice, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, for example, have suggested that law enforcement officers hold unconscious, implicit biases against people of color.1 It has been argued that these implicit biases cause police officers to enforce the law in ways that discriminate against members of racial minority groups. Similar claims have been made against prosecutors, judges, and probation officers as an explanation for the disproportionate representation of racial minorities in our prisons and jails. Allegations have also been levelled against teachers and school administrators, suggesting that they treat white students preferentially over minority students, and that they do so as a result of these same unconscious, implicit biases.

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FBI investigation into spike of law enforcement Attacks

Report: Cops feel betrayed by politicians, say they encourage attacks

by |  in the Washington Examiner

An internal FBI investigation into the spike of attacks on law enforcement has determined that revenge, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the media's assault on police shootings, and criticism from politicians, is the what motivates a "majority" of those targeting cops.

"Law enforcement officials believe that defiance and hostility displayed by assailants toward law enforcement appears to be the new norm," said the internal report stamped "For Official Use Only."


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Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders

This article is for your information and is NOT being presented or endorsed by the NICJC. While not necessarily related to the MTU or ILETSB, it is information we thought would be helpful, beneficial, or of interest to you in some way.

From the Crime Prevention Research Center

Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders

25 Apr , 2017  

The Distribution of murders

The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.

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Force Science News - Appeals court issues guidelines for UOF in non-criminal emergencies

Force Science News- Appeals court issues guidelines for UOF in non-criminal emergencies

Facing a medical emergency and a use-of-force dilemma, did this sheriff’s deputy do the right thing?

The deputy, working road patrol for the Oakland County (MI) SO, responded one June afternoon to a call at a residence near Detroit where four paramedics were struggling to help a man overcome a life-threatening diabetic crisis.

According to later documents in the case, a finger prick had established that his blood-sugar level was “extremely low at 38,” the normal range being 60-110. Left untreated, the “medical emergency” could “lead to prolonged seizure and death.”

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Have You Heard of BOWMAC Training?

Simulation Based Training for Initial Responders


This is a must have training for 1st Line supervisors and officers

who will be the first to manage a major event until help can be organized

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How Trump Can Help the Cops

from the magazine - City Journal

How Trump Can Help the Cops

The administration must change the Obama narrative that policing is the problem.

Heather Mac Donald  Spring 2017

Donald Trump vigorously defended law enforcement during his presidential campaign. He pledged to restore order to the nation’s cities—where violent crime is surging—and to reinvigorate the rule of law. His appointment of conservative Republican senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general was a strong signal that Trump’s words were more than campaign rhetoric. Now that the Trump administration and the Sessions-led Justice Department are up and running, where should they focus their efforts?

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Cops involved in Tamir Rice shooting tell their stories

Cops involved in Tamir Rice shooting tell their stories in newly-released videos

Until now, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback's statement offered the only public accounting from the officers' perspectives

CLEVELAND — Two and a half years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, has obtained the videos - never before seen publicly -- of investigative interviews with the officers involved, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback.

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FBI will retire Summary Reporting System (SRS) and collect crime data only through National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

New in the CJIS Link

Going NIBRS, Part 1: Two States Share Their Stories

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension stresses the importance of communication and shares valuable lessons that may benefit other agencies planning to transition to NIBRS. Details

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New Infographic on the Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in Law Enforcement

Police Foundation Releases New Infographic on the Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in Law Enforcement

Ensuring the safety of the public is a core mission for all professional law enforcement agencies. In pursuit of this mission, law enforcement leverages many different types of tools, including new and emerging technologies. One of these latest technologies is the small-unmanned aircraft system (sUAS).

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Verbal Contact and Cover Protecting Your Colleagues and Your Profession

Verbal Contact and Cover Protecting Your Colleagues and Your Profession
Chief Harry P. Dolan (Ret.)
March, 2017

Far too often today, I believe, police officers are being ‘rope-a-doped’ by manipulative people out on the street. Taken from the tactic famously employed by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, the ‘rope-a-dope’ is when a challenging or manipulative person says things that are intentionally crafted to get under your skin, make you angry, and get you to act unprofessionally. YouTube© is filled with videos of officers who have fallen prey to the rope-a-dope by a citizen who has taunted the officer into acting like a “dope”. Individuals and organized groups with anti-police agendas are actively trying to entice officers to act inappropriately so that they can catch the officer’s reaction on video and become the next viral video sensation.

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Why Priority Management Trumps Time Management
“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of
how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.”
John C Maxwell, best-selling author, speaker, & consultant on Leadership.
If you’re a knowledge worker, you’re probably undervaluing your time. If you waste a lot of time doing administrative things, creating your own systems and hacking excel, Google docs, and the like, you’re probably not making the most of your time. There’s also likely rudimentary tasks that you should be outsourcing to save you time, whether it be asking someone else to help you, hiring a Task Rabbit, or using a 3rd party tool or service.

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Do You Have Someone Else's Monkey on Your Back?

Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the November–December 1974 issue of HBR and has been one of the publication’s two best-selling reprints ever.

For its reissue as a Classic, the Harvard Business Review asked Stephen R. Covey to provide a commentary.

Why is it that managers are typically running out of time while their subordinates are typically running out of work? Here we shall explore the meaning of management time as it relates to the interaction between managers and their bosses, their peers, and their subordinates.

Specifically, we shall deal with three kinds of management time:

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Registration Deadline for Deadly Force Investigations: Is your Department Ready for an Officer Involved Shooting?

The April 13th Deadline is fast approaching!

Deadly Force Investigations:

 Is your Department Ready for an Officer Involved Shooting?

4 Hours

Any officer who may find themselves involved in the use of deadly force should know what will happen during the investigation. All Investigators, on-scene supervisors, officers in-charge, police administrators & state attorneys should know the best practices identified by experienced investigators.

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