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					                               2008 Annual Report

Special Projects Unit Personnel

Sergeant Cathy Hundley #343 (May 2007 – February 2008)

Officer Megan Freeman #355 (February 2008 – Current)


TRAINING

1.     Critical Incident Training

The Department has identified various “Critical Incident” training topics where it
was decided officers should receive annual training. This training is designed to
keep officers’ performance in these areas at a high level and in compliance with
applicable laws and Department policy.           These topics are covered by
supervisors, working from pre-approved lesson plans, Department policy, and
training scenarios. At the conclusion of the training, officers are tested to insure
that they have an understanding of the material presented. One topic is covered
each month.

The following critical incident trainings were conducted during 2008:
January             Mutual Aid
February            Blood Borne Pathogen
March               Domestic Violence
April               Responding to Calls
May                 Vehicle Pursuit
June                Bomb & Incendiary Calls
July                Prisoner Transportation
August              Racial Profiling
September           Hazardous Material Incidents
October             Operation of the Holding Facility
November            Collection & Preservation of Physical Evidence
December            Sexual Harassment




2.     Illinois Police Law Institute On-Line Training

The Village’s insurance company, IRMA, has mandated all member police
agencies participate in the on-line training starting in March 2006. This training is
provided at no cost to the Department. Listed below are the IPLI training classes
completed in 2008:
   Lesson Name                               Description
ILLINOIS       THEFT "FROM THE PERSON"; ARREST AUTHORITY – EXTRATERRITORIAL
JANUARY 2008   ENCOUNTERS; OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE; OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT
ILLINOIS
               VEHICLE STOPS
FEBRUARY 2008
               VEHICLE SEARCH – INCIDENT TO ARREST OF RECENT OCCUPANT;
ILLINOIS
               DISTRIBUTING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR; SEARCH & SEIZURE – PROTECTING
MARCH 2008
               SCHOOL STUDENTS
               DUI CASES – IMPLIED CONSENT – MEDICAL TESTS; DUI – BASIS FOR STOP –
ILLINOIS
               RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION; LEGAL TRANSPORTATION OF
APRIL 2008
               WEAPONS IN VEHICLES
ILLINOIS
               NEW LAWS; DUI
MAY 2008
ILLINOIS
               THREATS AGAINST POLICE – FIREARMS
JUNE 2008
               FALSE COMPARTMENT OR SECRET COMPARTMENT IN A MOTOR VEHICLE;
ILLINOIS
               DETAINING PERSONS FOR INTERVIEW/INTERROGATION; "QUESTION-FIRST"
JULY 2008
               INTERROGATION
               FRAUDULENT CONTRACTORS – HOME REPAIR FRAUD & THEFT; SHOPLIFTING
ILLINOIS
               & RETAIL THEFT; CRIMINAL TRESPASS – STORES/RESTAURANTS – REFUSAL
AUGUST 2008
               TO SERVE
ILLINOIS
               INVESTIGATIONS DURING TRAFFIC STOPS; ARREST – ENTRY INTO BUILDINGS
SEPTEMBER
               BY POLICE
2008
ILLINOIS
               DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
OCTOBER 2008
ILLINOIS       DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED & ARMED VIOLENCE; TEMPORARY
NOVEMBER 2008 RESTRAINT – HANDCUFFING; OPERATING EMERGENCY VEHICLES
ILLINOIS
               NEW LAWS
DECEMBER 2008


       3.     Roll Call Training

       Various trainings are held throughout the year during roll call including:

       1.     Monthly Search and Seizure Bulletin
       2.     DuPage County State’s Attorney Legal Updates
       3.     FBI Intelligence Bulletins as they are available

       The various trainings provide current information regarding recent court decisions
       and officer safety related information and are discussed as part of the roll call
       training topic by the shift supervisor. In addition to the roll call training, these
       newsletters and bulletins are used as proofs of compliance for CALEA Standard
       33.5.2.
GRANTS

During the year 2008, the Department continued to apply for grant assistance
and to utilize previously awarded grant funds. The Department renewed their
contract with a grant writing service, Grant Writing Consultants (GWC). GWC
provides maintenance for our current grants and writes new grants in an attempt
to obtain new funding sources. The following is a summary of grant activity for
the year 2008:

                       New/Continuing Grants for 2008

1. Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant (BVP)
This grant pays up to 50% of the costs for the purchase of bulletproof vests. As
of this date, the Department has been reimbursed $37,280.31. This year we
were approved for $4,200.00, with $3,150.00 available for future purchase
reimbursements.

*These funds were electronically transferred to the fund account set up by the
Finance Department.

2. Illinois Liquor Control Commission Tobacco Enforcement Grant
In an effort to reduce the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors, this grant
provides funds to our Department for conducting three compliance checks per
year for each tobacco-licensed retailer. Our Department again received
$4,400.00 this year. Funds for this grant were used to pay the students who
assisted with the inspections and materials that are related to the tobacco
enforcement efforts.

3. MCR In-Car Printer Grant
This grant, in the amount of $9,792.00, was used to put new in-car printers for
the MCR system in squad cars.

4. IDOT Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” Mini Grant Campaign
The Department participated in the state-wide Safety Belt Enforcement Zone Mini
Grant Campaign coordinated through I-DOT. Sergeant Tierney and officers from
the Traffic Unit coordinated the enforcement zones daily during the May 16
through May 31 enforcement period. The Department was approved for $8,160
to cover the costs of officer overtime. The actual amount of overtime for the Seat
Belt Enforcement Zone, $6,595.52, was used and reimbursed from this grant.

5. IDOT Labor Day Mini Grant Campaign
This grant, through the Illinois Department of Transportation, was funded for a
flexible roadside safety check to be conducted during the August 22 through
August 29 enforcement period. The Department was approved for $5,832 to
cover the costs of officer overtime, but was only able to use $780.09 due to
manpower issues related to the Italian Fest and Community Days.

6. Violent Crime Victim’s Assistance (VCVA) Grant
This grant, through the Office of the Attorney General, provides funding to
develop a comprehensive system of victim and witness assistance. The Violent
Crime Victims Assistance Fund was designated as a specific fund in the State
Treasury to provide monies for grants to be awarded from fines and fees
collected after January 1, 1984, when a person is convicted in Illinois of a crime
of violence, felony or misdemeanor, and for certain offenses listed in the Illinois
Vehicle Code. We were awarded $15,000, which is used by Northeast DuPage
Family and Youth Services for staffing needs.

7. IEMA/CERTS 911 Grant
In 2007, the Department received the Citizen Corps September 11 grant in the
amount of $1,300.00 to be used for CERT kits, training equipment for CERT
classes, and community education and outreach, which was closed in 2008.

8. IEMA – Citizen Corps Grant
The Department received the FY08 Citizen Corps grant in the amount of
$5,000.00. These funds are to be used for training, supplies and education for
the CERT program.

9. DuPage Community Foundation Grant
The Family Alliance Program applied and was approved for a grant in the amount
of $15,000.00 to be used as funds to promote youth and adult literacy at both the
Student Participation Center and Henry Hyde Resource Center.

10. Community Development Block Grant
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards this grant to
provide communities with resources to address a wide range of unique
community development needs. The Family Alliance Program administers this
grant, which was approved in the amount of $29,344.00. It is used at both the
Student Participation Center and Henry Hyde Resource Center.

                       At a Glance Dollar Amount for 2008
Amount Awarded                Grant Provider______________________________
$4,200.00            Bullet Proof Vest Grant – Bureau of Justice Authority
$4,400.00            Illinois Liquor Control Commission Tobacco Enforcement
$9,792.00            MCR In-Car Printer Grant
$8,160.00            Illinois Dept of Transportation – Memorial Day
$5,832.00            Illinois Dept of Transportation – Labor Day
$15,000.00           Violent Crime Victim’s Assistance
$1,300.00            IEMA/CERTS 911
$5,000.00            IEMA - Citizen Corps Grant
$15,000.00           DuPage Community Foundation Grant
$29,344.00           Community Development Block Grant
Total Awarded for 2008 Grants             $98,028.00
POLICY AND PROCEDURES

DMS Policy Program
Based upon the need for a new policy program, a policy program from Innovative
Data Solutions IDS was purchased. This system replaced the current policy
software and allowed departmental policy updates to be done on-line. The policy
software and Departmental email was fully functional by April 2007. Numerous
policy updates were made. Officers are now able to access and sign off on policy
updates electronically and are informed via email of policy updates.

CALEA
Officer Freeman hosted a mock assessment in November 2008 to prepare for
the CALEA onsite in April 2009.

Mock Assessments
Officer Freeman participated in one mock assessment for I-PAC during 2008.

CALEA Training
Officer Freeman attended the summer CALEA training conference in Florida in
July 2008, receiving Accreditation Manager training.

Training
Officer Freeman attended the 3-day Public Information Officer class held at the
Suburban Law Enforcement Academy in April 2008.


                           2008 GOALS AND STATUS

1. Upload all monthly Critical Incident tests to the Power DMS program so it is
easier for officers to complete the tests and track their progress.

Status: This goal was dropped. It was determined that although it would be
easier for officers to complete the Critical Incident tests on Power DMS, it would
be difficult for supervisors to review incorrect answers with officers and answer
any questions officers might have as related to the training topic. The Critical
Incident tests will continue to be administered at roll call briefing, where
supervisors also go over scenarios related to the training topic with officers.

2. Update and revise the monthly Critical Incident training for Patrol Officers.

Status: This goal has been accomplished. Sergeants were each given Critical
Incident training topics to review and update as necessary to conform to changes
in State laws, Village ordinances and Department policy.
3. Complete the Police Department portion of the Strategic Plan 2012.

Status: This goal was completed by Sergeant Hundley prior to her leaving this
position.

4. Facilitate the Training Committee meeting for 2008.

Status: This goal was accomplished in October 2008.

5. Update and upload all policy corrections and memos into Power DMS.

Status: This goal is an ongoing project, as there are policy changes and new
memos every week.

6. Complete special projects.

Status: This goal has been partially accomplished. Officer Freeman organized
the Department meeting, which was in April 2008. She planned a portion of the
Police Memorial, which was turned over to Crime Prevention. Both the
Department meeting and Police Memorial will now be handled by the Crime
Prevention unit.

7. Disseminate to all personnel the Career Development Questionnaire during
Schedule 1 for Career Track Training and Planning.

Status: This goal has been accomplished.

                      Additional Goals Set During 2008:

8. Become trained in the CALEA process.

Status: This goal has been accomplished. Officer Freeman attended the
Accreditation Manager training in July at the CALEA conference.

9. Become a certified Public Information Officer.

Status: This goal has been accomplished. Officer Freeman attended a three-
day Public Information Officer (PIO) training class at the Suburban Law
Enforcement Academy (SLEA) in April 2008.

10.Close out CALEA year 1.

Status: This goal has been accomplished with the use of CALEA Appendix G.
11.Close out CALEA year 2.

Status: This goal has been accomplished with the use of CALEA Appendix G.

12.Organize and distribute new CALEA assignments.

Status: This goal has been partially accomplished. CALEA assignments were
distributed to all necessary personnel in order to close out all three CALEA years.
Officer Freeman will develop a master CALEA proof list, to be distributed in 2009.

13.Update Power DMS assignments for new records clerks and communications
employees.

Status: This goal has been accomplished.

14.Attend a mock assessment for another agency.

Status: This goal has been accomplished. Officer Freeman attended a mock
assessment for Westmont in May 2008.

15.Have a mini-mock assessment in Addison.

Status: This goal was dropped. Due to the extent of work needed in the CALEA
files, Officer Freeman was not prepared to host a mini-mock. Officer Freeman
did, however, host a full mock assessment in November 2008.

16.Renew Grant Writing Consultants (GWC) Contract.

Status: This goal has been accomplished.

17.Update Task Management Database.

Status: This goal has been accomplished, with a few minor changes being made
as they occur.


                                 Goals for 2009

1.    Host a CALEA onsite.
2.    Attend the July CALEA conference and receive re-accreditation status.
3.    Create and distribute a CALEA master proof list.
4.    Update and revise the monthly Critical Incident training for Patrol Officers
      to reflect the numerous policy changes made throughout the year.
5.    Complete the Police Department portion of the Strategic Plan 2012.
6.    Facilitate the Training Committee meeting for 2009.
7.    Update and upload all policy corrections and memos into DMS.
8.    Reorganize DMS, removing outdated information, and incorporating
      pertinent information into policy.
9.    Disseminate to all personnel the Career Development Questionnaire
      during Schedule 1 for Career Track Training and Planning.
10.   Update the policy book; remove the Appendices and possibly change the
      format.
11.   Update the hard copy manuals.


Officer Megan Freeman
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