Policing Matters

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Latest Episodes

Dr. Jack Rozel on navigating the terrain of behavioral threat assessment management
November 29, 2023

Behavioral Threat Assessment Management (BTAM) stands as a crucial first line of defense in preempting and mitigating acts of mass violence, offering a systematic approach to identifying individuals w

Vinnie Montez on the value of comedy for law enforcement officers
November 22, 2023

Policing can create a range of emotions and feelings such as fear, excitement, grief, anger and sadness. Do officers ever catch a break and enjoy some levity and laughter? While policing is mostly ser

Confronting mental health and substance abuse issues within the veteran community
November 13, 2023

In 1954, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the 1938 act that had made Armistice Day a holiday, striking the word Armistice in favor of Veterans. PresidentDwight D. Eisenhowersigned the legislation

Dr. Philip Cook on the role law enforcement plays in reducing the cycle of violence
November 08, 2023

Policing strategies based on data and research are neededmore than ever in order to deflect criticisms of race, economics and other biases.In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, sponsored

The role head injuries play in officer mental wellness
November 01, 2023

Given the nature of the job, police officers will always sustaininjuries.If you make an arrest, you may encounter a resistive suspect; if you make a traffic stop, an ensuing pursuit may lead to a tr

How to mobilize community support for law enforcement
October 25, 2023

Amid all the grumblings about law enforcement over the years, there have been bright spots of support, which can be hard to see among all the negative chatter.In this episode of the Policing Matters

An advertising executive’s exceptional public service as a law enforcement advocate
October 18, 2023

In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, sponsored by OfficerStore.com, host Jim Dudley speaks withAlicia Wadas, who has been honored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for her exce

Kevin Mullins from Wrap Technologies on the benefits of the BolaWrap for law enforcement
October 11, 2023

Force is inevitable in law enforcement situations with non-compliant suspects.Police officers know how to use de-escalation, but sometimes voice commands are not effective in dealing with subjects un

Tom Chittum discusses gunshot detection technology, plus the proliferation of ghost guns
October 04, 2023

Ghost guns are firearms that are privately assembled and untraceable. They can be assembled from "buy build shoot" kits or from other parts, or they can be 3D-printed. Unlike other guns, these weapons

Coach George Rush on reimagining police officer recruitment
September 27, 2023

The future of policing is in the hands of our best recruiting efforts.In a world where most careers have swift hiring procedures, why does law enforcement take up to nine months? Can we continue to r