Coffee with the CL Police Chief

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:

Coffee with the Chief

The Crystal Lake Police Dept. presents: Coffee with the Chief Tuesday March 17, 6 7 pm at the CLPD.

Please RSVP.

You are cordially invited to join Chief James Black and members of the Crystal Lake Police Department for coffee, conversation, and an educational program.

Coffee With The Chief provides residents with an opportunity to personally meet with their Police Chief and other police representatives in a friendly, casual and informal setting. Residents will learn about current crime related topics, discuss community matters of interest and get to know Chief Black and his staff.

During this segment of Coffee With The Chief, members of the Investigations Division will present an educational seminar on the dangers and criminal aspects of “Sexting” and “Cyber Bullying.”

Seating is limited, please R.S.V.P. to Officer Kimberley Shipbaugh at (815) 356-3683 or email


Coffee with the CL Police Chief — 10 Comments

  1. Hmmmmmm, will they address the issues of false arrests, retaliation and their conflict of interest with family members?

    Doubt it!

  2. RSVP and limited seating?

    What do they only make a 12 cup coffee pot and have a few chairs.

  3. Well, this is a good step.

    It’s an olive branch to parts the community that they have attacked.

    Good for Chief Black.

    He’s trying to correct their previous wrong doing.

    Let’s avoid criticizing the department’s repentance here.

  4. Anytime you have the police willing to sit down with the public, it is a good activity for the community.

    There is nothing wrong with trying to reach out and engage the public.

  5. No-one here has suggested this is wrong, Brent.

    I have said this is a good thing.

    It is good, however, because it is reflective of a contrite spirit at the department.

    That is very good.

    It is also revealing of past mistakes; those mistakes being intentional attacks on the very community the department is supposed to serve.

    I’m glad to see Chief Black is trying to heal those wounds with the community.

  6. Duncan, if you have such damning evidence about CLPD, you should go see the States Attorney.

    I agree with Cal, the new Chief is not Linder you should go see him

  7. They have all the information they need.

    And, no, I will not be doing anything for the CLPD.

    Further, they will stay away from me and my family.


    I don’t care what your opinion is Bill!

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