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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 it is to the many Law Enforcement agencies (especially their negotiators) in the area. Danny also discusses the impact of civil unrest in Central Florida. Danny…

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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, not so great internet thwarted my big plan (Chris). Tom and Chris discussed police budget cuts in Austin, TX as well as programs for Mental Health…

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Episode 15: The Secret is Empathy

In this episode, Tom and Chris discuss the role of First Responders in Crisis Intervention.  They discuss what it means to be in Crisis and the fact that a Crisis state is the perception of the person experiencing it.  It is important to acknowledge the person’s feelings and strive to understand what they are going…

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Episode 3: Memories

Tom and Chris take a walk down memory lane and discuss equipment.  They discuss vehicles (some reliable, some not), pepper spray, batons, and Tasers, and the training and real world applications of each.  A career’s worth of experiences make for some funny memories, please share yours with us. Please email questions and comments to Podcast@Desert.Training…

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