Public Safety

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 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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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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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…

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Welcome

Since starting our podcast a couple of months ago, we had no idea just how much fun it would be. We also had no clue how much work it would take to maintain. Well, being retired affords us a little time to work on things and we are happy to say that we have created…

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Episode 8: Wash Your Hands and Share the TP

In this episode, Tom and Chris discuss the impact of the Corona virus on our society, from hoarding to social distancing.  Please remember that our Public Safety professionals and healthcare professionals are working under crazy circumstances to help those in need.  We should all be mindful of the toll it takes on them. Stay safe…

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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. …

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Episode 6: Integrity

In this episode, Tom and Chris discuss the recent termination of a group of Georgia State Troopers resulting from an internal investigation.  Did the punishment fit the crime?  Should we be held to a high standard?  What about Brady?  How many times do public safety employees do something wrong, if not illegal, and have it…

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