Police

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 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 help resolve some of the issues.   Tom brought up the fact that there are many police officers retiring around the country and the likely causes. …

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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 14: We Need to Heal

In this episode, Tom and Chris talk about the emotional toll the protests (mainly the agitators) have taken on our Law Enforcement Officers.  In these tough times, it’s important to remember that you are appreciated for the work good work that you do on a daily basis.  The anti-police sentiment that is out there today…

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Episode 13: Down on One Knee

In this episode, Chris and Tom discuss the death of George Floyd at the hands of 4 Minneapolis Police Officers and the public’s response, both good and bad.  They also discuss the role of the police in the aftermath of this tragedy and the threats to their well being.   We would like to extend…

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Episode 12: Use of Force talk with Danny King!

In this episode, we talk with Danny King.  Danny is a  Police Officer, Use of Force Expert, and owner of AmericanPatrolman.com.  Danny discusses the steps to a use of force investigation and the importance of thorough investigations and detailed report writing.   We also discuss special considerations of Body Worn Cameras and the importance of…

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Episode 10: Corona Life…you can’t just add lime to make it better!

Tom and Chris discuss the economic and social impact of Corona Virus on the Las Vegas area.  This also impacts the way policing is done.  Recently, the Las Vegas Metropolitan PD welcomed a new class of recruits with a “virtual” graduation.  It was held outside with only the new officers, the Academy Staff, and the…

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9: Episode 9: Worker’s Comp talk with Matt!

In this episode, Retired Police Sgt and now Attorney, Matt Zobrist, discusses worker’s compensation and the pitfalls Public Safety employees face.  Matt discusses the legal aspects of WC (specifically in Nevada) and the guidelines that all parties (employee, employer, insurance company) must  follow.  Matt also discusses treatment, light/modified duty, and pay considerations. Matt’s list of…

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Episode 9: Worker’s Comp talk with Matt!

In this episode, Retired Police Sgt and now Attorney, Matt Zobrist, discusses worker’s compensation and the pitfalls Public Safety employees face.  Matt discusses the legal aspects of WC (specifically in Nevada) and the guidelines that all parties (employee, employer, insurance company) must  follow.  Matt also discusses treatment, light/modified duty, and pay considerations. Matt’s list of…

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