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Paving the Way: Lessons Learned in Sentinel Event Reviews

The National Institute of Justice released its Paving the Way report that reviews the feasibility of using the sentinel event reviews (SER) for criminal justice incidents that have a negative outcome. The report discusses the benefits and challenges of using the SER, creating teams and developing collaborative processes, research, ground rules, and other key elements of developing a SER process that works. To view the report and learn more, click on the link below to download the PDF.

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BJS Special Report: Police Use of Nonfatal Force, 2002 – 11

The BJS special report "examines the prevalence of police threat or use of nonfatal force and whether it varies across race and Hispanic origin." Highlights of the report include contacts with police in relation to use of force, verbal force and police behavior, and trends in police threat or use of force. The report also provides information on gaps in the reporting mechanisms.

Click on the link below to read the BJS Special Report.

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Officer Safety and Wellness

With the release of the President's Task Force On 21st Century Policing, officer safety and wellness was identified as a key pillar in recommendations made for improving police outcomes. The Bureau of Justice Assistance has released a Fact Sheet on Officer Safety Initiatives in the United States with a focus on preventing violent encounters, improving situational awareness, identifying potential danger, improving health and wellness, and other essential areas. As leaders it is important to support the safety and wellness of staff and officers, physically and mentally.

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Executive Institute June Newsletter

This edition of ILETSBEI news features the fifth segment from the State of Policing in America. The segment covers Pillar V, “Police Interventions.” The next issue of the newsletter will cover Pillar VI, “Officer Safety and Wellness.”

This edition also includes articles on June being National Safety Month, with each week representing a different form of safety awareness; a few new and upcoming laws in 2016 which law enforcement officers should know about; and the Bureau of Justice Statistics announcing their intention to conduct research on use of force but requesting comments on their collection idea and methods first. Additionally, the Corrections Center article discusses the training offered by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota, where they have developed a needs assessment to identify the tools officers feel they need to work with pregnant females in a variety of situations.

Furthermore, upcoming event information for the 2016 calendar year including numerous School and Campus Safety courses, the Problem-Oriented Policing Conference, the Fall Correction Forum, and job listings are also featured.

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Homeland Security Newsletter

In addition to the bi-monthly newsletter, ILETSBEI would like to announce the launch of our Center for Homeland Security Newsletter (CHS). The newsletter is guided by the mission, vision, and core values of the ILETSB Executive Institute and its activities. The CHS newsletter will also be bi-monthly and will highlight topics relevant to the Homeland Security field. Please visit our Center for Homeland Security Leadership to download the latest newsletter.

If you would like to submit an article for the newsletter or the CHS newsletter, forward information to Program Manager, Jenessa Lundgren (jm-lundgren@wiu.edu), or call ILETSB Executive Institute at 309-298-2646 for more information.

2016 Corrections Fall Forum

The Illinois Correctional Association is pleased to announce the 2016 Fall Corrections Forum, co-spons ored by the Illin ois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute and the Western Illinois University School of Law Enforcem ent and Justice Administration.

The Fall For um will bring together professionals from the corrections field to discuss contemporary topics in the corrections field, including the state of jails in Illinois, mental health and mental illness in the jails, updates from the Department of Corrections, Sentencing Reform, and career paths in corrections.

The Fall Forum is open to all professionals working in corrections and law enforcement. The Fall Forum is also a great opportunity for students from all over the state to meet and network with professionals in the field.

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School and Campus Safety

The Illinois School and Campus Safety program provides awareness and preparedness training to enhance organizational capacity to plan for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or disaster.

Through communication and collaboration with all stakeholders, schools and campuses have the opportunity to be better prepared in the event of a disaster. Keeping our schools and campuses safe requires communication and collaboration on the part of administrators; faculty and staff; first responders including police, fire, and EMS; and many other entities. Coordinating your safety plan with the help of all stakeholders lays the groundwork for organized response.

Click here for a complete list of training courses available at no cost.

This issue of School & Campus Safety News, features the article "Understanding School Safety and the Importance of Stakeholders," which addresses the need to include various stakeholders in creating or revising school emergency operations plans. "Promoting the Discussion of School Climate" defines school climate, discusses the impact of school climate on students and faculty, and recaps recent school climate presentations by Cheryl Spittler, M.Ed.

Additionally, this issue includes information on the new 2016 edition of "The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting," a message from Program Manager Eric Arnold, upcoming events, scheduled K-12 and Higher Education courses, and lists tuition-free courses available through the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program.

We hope you enjoy this issue of School & Campus Safety News and we look forward to providing pertinent safety information in the future.

Click here to view the July 2016 issue

2016 Illinois Problem-Oriented Policing Conference

Date Change: Note the POP Conference dates have changed!

The 2016 Illinois Problem-Oriented Policing Conference is scheduled for September 28 - 29, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois.

Categories for the conference include a number of areas including: social service issues, organizational transformation, real-estate related issues, combating the erosion of public confidence in police, POP Implementation issues, Crime Analysis, Communities, and Technology. The Call for Presentations contains detailed information about some of the topical areas.

Click on the links below for important information related to the conference. Details regarding registration coming soon!

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