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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.

Click on the link below to obtain the full Fact Sheet.

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Executive Institute April Newsletter

This edition of ILETSBEI news features the fourth segment from the State of Policing in America. The segment covers Pillar IV, "Building Trust in the Community." The next issue of the newsletter will cover Pillar V, "Police Interventions."

Earlier this month, ILETSBEI hosted the Women in Criminal Justice Conference in Bloomington, Illinois. "Incomplete Trust" was the opening keynote session at the conference presented by Susan Reisling, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chief of Police. At the conference, there were numerous breakout sessions covering a variety of topics from "Police and Public Perceptions of Police-Citizen Contacts" to "Police Social Work: Evolution and Implementation." The final piece about the conference covers Tracie Keesee, Deputy Commissioner of Training for the New York Police Department, talk on collaborative Partnerships. There are also articles covering the topic of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Furthermore, upcoming event information for the 2016 calendar year including New Chiefs' of Police Orientation and the Problem-Oriented Policing Conference, job listings, and grant information are also featured. There is also a save the date for the IEMA Training Summit coming up in September.

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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.

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.

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!

Call for Presentations

Divorce Rate of Law Enforcement Research

The ILETSB Executive Institute is engaging in a research project – The Divorce Rate of Illinois Sworn Law Enforcement Officers. The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of the actual divorce rate of law enforcement officers and the factors involved in divorce among law enforcement in the state of Illinois. The survey is open to ALL sworn law enforcement officers in Illinois, regardless if you have been divorced or not. The hope is the research will help eliminate some misconceptions about law enforcement divorce rates and the factors involved. The research has been approved the Western Illinois University Institutional Review Board – IRB Number 174-16.

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