The 2018 Winter issue of the Criminal Justice Publication Digest has been added to the website.
The digest is a complete listing of all 0ct-Dec 2017 cases analyzed in
the Illinois Prosecutor Services 2017 quarterlies.
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
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
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.
Free copy of the July issue
Illinois Prosecutor Services, LLC
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.
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.”
Majority of First Responders Face Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace
University of Phoenix Releases First Responder Mental Health Survey Results
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.
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.”