PTSD

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 Give UP!”  This campaign, which started September 1st, uses yard signs with various statements to raise awareness about suicide and to help people realize they are…

Read More

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. …

Read More

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…

Read More

Safe Call Now

Public Safety professionals deal with some of the hardest situations we can imagine. We must answer the calls for help and maintain readiness, despite the toll it takes on us personally. We are so focused on being strong for our jobs, we often neglect ourselves and those closest to us. Some of us suffer from…

Read More

Firefighter Suicide Awareness

Please take a look at the article (linked below) from Firehouse.com about Firefighter suicide. It discusses many things that people either don’t know about, or turn away from in hope that those things will pass. This is a real problem for so many of our Public Safety professionals and it is imperative that all of…

Read More

Episode 7: Mental Health

In this episode, Tom and Chris talk about an article by Nick Halmasy that discusses mental health.  The article, “Protect Your Mental Health: Stop doing these 5 things” talks about lessening job stress.  The article can be found here.  Eliminating the 5 items listed in this article can be helpful in protecting your mental health. …

Read More

Episode 5 Police Suicide

In this episode, Tom and Chris discuss the horrible reality that is Police Suicide.  Reports state that in 2019,  228 Officers took their own lives.  Some states are taking large steps to reduce if not eliminate this epidemic. Tom and Chris discuss the influence of the public perception of policing as well as the stress…

Read More

Episode 4: Scene Dynamics

Tom and Chris discuss the dynamics of a Crisis Scene.  They talk about the amount of resources needed during typical barricaded subject calls.  They answer the question:  Why are there so many personnel here and what are they all doing? Tom and Chris then discuss how SWAT and Negotiation personnel work together to bring situations…

Read More

Episode 2: LODD

Tom and Chris talk about loss and the struggles people, particularly those in Public Safety, have dealing with it.  There have been 8 (at the time of recording) Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  We briefly talk about their circumstances and honor their sacrifice.   Tom and Chris discuss peer support…

Read More

Episode 1: Intro

Tom Moyer and Chris White, two retired cops from Las Vegas, talk about all things Public Safety.  Tom and Chris are trainers in the field of Hostage/Crisis Negotiations and own Desert Training Group, LLC.  In this introductory episode, Tom and Chris give a little insight into their backgrounds and their dedication to the professionals that…

Read More