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Episode 21: Out with a B.A.N.G.!

In this episode, Tom and Chris speak with Danny Johnson, a Crisis Negotiator from Tampa Florida. Danny discusses the origins of the Bay Area Negotiations Group and how valuable...

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20: Episode 20: Tom’s back!

In this episode, we discuss Tom’s training class (the one that made him miss the previous episode). We also discussed the state of society as it pertains to a...

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Episode 19: Don’t Give Up!

In this episode, Chris (yes, just Chris…Tom is on assignment) speaks with Chris Gerhardt, SRO (School Resource Officer) from Fairmont, MN.  Chris started a Suicide Awareness campaign called “Don’t...

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Episode 18: Tom and Chris, solving problems, one podcast at a time!

In this episode, Tom and Chris ongoing protesting over social injustice.  This constant bombardment of negativity is taking its toll on First-Responders and they are feeling it.  Some interesting...

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Episode 17: All Caught Up

In this episode, Tom and Chris (mostly Chris) explain why the episode is late to be released.  I’m sorry!  It was a much needed respite from reality but unfortunately,...

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Episode 16: “Defund” May Not Be The Answer!

In this episode, Tom and Chris discuss defunding police departments and what that may actually mean to places around the country.  They also discuss how less radical ideas may...

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Featured Guests

Episode 9

Matthew “Matt” Zobrist, originally from Utah, graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He was hired by the City of Henderson Police Department that same year, where he served as a Police Officer until retiring as a Sergeant in 2016.

Matt completed his Juris Doctorate at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2006. He was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 2007. 


Danny King


Danny King is a police officer for a 480-person agency in the Las Vegas area.  Since 1998 he has worked as a Patrol Officer, K9 Handler (Patrol, Narcotics, SWAT), Problem Solving/ Street Crimes Detective, and In-Service Training Officer.

Since 2012 he has specialized in the Use of Force Training and Analysis Unit of his agency where he has been responsible for conducting administrative investigations into Officer Involved Shootings, Uses of Force, and Critical Incidents.  The reviews focus on the facts, legal aspects, tactics, policies, training and lessons learned from the incident.  These findings are used to better the officer, department and training.  Danny is one of two officers responsible for evaluating 250+ use of force incidents a year for policy and legal compliance.

Danny is a Use of Force, Instructor Development, Excited Delirium, Less Lethal Impact Munitions and Master Taser Instructor.  He is also a firearms trainer for his department.  Danny is Force Science Analyst, Advanced Force Science Specialist and Certified Litigation Specialist in Police Use of Force.


Chris Gerhardt

Episode 19

Chris Gerhardt  is a School Resource Officer for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota.  He started a suicide prevention campaign called “DON’T GIVE UP!” which uses yard signs with positive messages that remind people of their worth in society. 

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