The October MTU Criminal Justice Publication of the Month has been posted to the MTU1 website.
The SEARCH AND SEIZURE CASE LAW DIGEST - Summer ISSUE - 2018
DEA Press release -August 30, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance today released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders’ companion training video- Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.
Officers should be aware of the "Basics" if they want to be more effective in situations involving "Special Needs" persons
Officers can use the training videos located under the "resources" tab on the
"National Incident Management System (NIMS)"
We have attempted to simplify the NIMS/ICS training options, so agencies can more readily identify what emergency management training their members need to complete.
The new page is located under the "Specialized Training Information" tab.
ILETSB DRAFT Model Policy:
Response and Release of Individuals Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
Does your agency have to adopy a policy?
Do you know about the Person Determined to Pose a Clear and Present Danger form?
It is the duty of law enforcement officials and school administrators to report to the Department of State Police when a student or other person is determined to pose a clear and present danger to themselves, or to others, within 24 hours of the determination. 20 Il. Admin. Code 1230.120.
Garrity Use Immunity: A Guide for Investigators
Public Agency Training Council (PATC) articles
By Richard E. Lober, J.D.
A statement of a public employee and evidence derived from any statement cannot be used against that employee in a criminal prosecution when the statement is taken under threat of potential termination of employment. Such a statement is considered “coerced” under the 5th/14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Garrity v. New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493 (1967).
The Law Enforcement Criminal Sexual Assault Investigation Act was effective Janaury 1, 2018.
The Act addresses an on-duty, officer-involved criminal sexual assault investigation. How it shall be conducted along with requiring every law enforcement agency to have a policy.
Illinois State Police “SFST" Field card has been added to the website
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.
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).
The ILETSB Executive Institute provides Law Enforcement FREE online courses that meet state mandates.
Today’s criminal justice practitioner strives for training that is relevant, engaging, and focus-centered. Equally important for some, is the modality in which the training is received. This is why the ILETSB Executive Institute introduced a series of cost-free online courses that gives criminal justice practitioners the flexibility to learn from home or at work.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Memorial Day weekend festivities are upon us, and with it the possibilities for watercraft related crashes/incidents. Law Enforcement agencies should contact the Illinois Department of Natural Resources if they become aware of, or begin investigating a crash/incident that meets the criteria being supplied below. The IDNR encourages local agencies to take measures to preserve a watercraft crash scene just as they would when investigating a traffic crash.
Below are the guidelines used by IDNR when determining if they must be notified.
Recreational Boating Accident
A recreational boating accident means a recreational vessel, a numbered vessel, or a documented vessel is being used by its operator for recreational purposes and one or more of the following events occur involving the vessel or its equipment.
The MTU1 does not speak for the IDNR and is simply passing on this information to enhance the cooperative efforts already in place amongst numerous agencies.
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.