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Police Academy is your source for the no apologies, no spin truth about all things police. Discussions about why cops do what they do, avoiding speeding tickets or just how to stay alive can all be found right here. No question is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive. This is Police Academy!

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Police Academy is your source for the no apologies, no spin truth about all things police. Discussions about why cops do what they do, avoiding speeding tickets or just how to stay alive can all be found right here. No question is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive. This is Police Academy!

    Is Racial Profiling Real? - The Crux of Implicit Bias

    Is Racial Profiling Real? - The Crux of Implicit Bias

    Is racial profiling real and if so, when is it appropriate to use it? In this episode, we discuss two ways in which one could answer this question, the easy way and the hard way. Enjoy!
     
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    Do Good || Be Strong || Fear Nothing

    • 37 min
    Can I Use Performance Enhancing Drugs?

    Can I Use Performance Enhancing Drugs?

    Officer Kris Liberty joins us again to help answer a listener question about PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs). Specifically, we discuss the legality, wisdom, and morality of using such drugs before and/or during your career as a first responder.

    Listener quote:
    I am currently going through school, 2 more semesters and I can apply for the academy. I was wondering about Performance enhancing drugs. I am a powerlifter and compete in competitions. I have an uncle that is in the PD as a firearms instructor and he has shown me videos of guys lifting and he knows their on PEDs and work for the department. The PEDs don't affect me in any way which would interfere in my current job or home life. I am not an outrageous user but I use it to get the extra edge that will hands down can transfer to street work, having that extra edge cognitively and physically. Also they offer a cadet program I will apply for in the next month in hopes to get my foot in the door and let the department get to know me as a person which can only give me an extra edge over the competition.

    Taking into consideration every department is different what are the chances I would be DQ because of the use of performance enhancing drugs. 
    Currently i am using testosterone enanthate and deca durabolin. These are illegal to possess or consume (in my case inject) without being prescribed by a doctor (schedule 3 controlled substances). I have talked to my supplier about being an LEO and using these drugs and he said that there are a lot of police officers that buy these drugs from him. I am not surprised because i think for some people it is apart of the mindset. If your on the SWAT team and you are the best of the best, one way to be the best is to take your performance to the next level with PEDs. I would say it's like a champion mindset or a mindset of a person that just wants to be the best he/she can be. I would love to hear a podcast about this subject.

    Kris Liberty is a U.S. Navy Veteran, a current Police Officer in Tennessee and the owner of CBDOPS.com. After serving 3 tours to the Persian Gulf, Kris went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in Criminal Justice. After his studies, Kris started working for local government as a Police Officer in a large city of Tennessee. During his final months in the Military all the way to his beginnings as a Police Officer, Kris struggled with Anxiety and Panic Attacks. Finally, Kris learned about CBD and the potential benefits that it could have on his life. After being Anxiety/Panic Attack free, Kris went on to start his own CBD oil company specialized for First Responders and Veterans. Cbdops.com is a 100% THC FREE company designed for people with careers to keep their careers and see relief. You can follow them on all social platforms @cbdops or check out their website Cbdops.com

     
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    If you want to interact with me, ask questions, or stay in the loop, follow Police Academy Podcast on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also find the blog at policeacademypodcast.com/blog and the YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/Policeacademypodcast.
     
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    • 17 min
    CBD Oil for First Responders with Kris Liberty

    CBD Oil for First Responders with Kris Liberty

    Kris Liberty is a U.S. Navy Veteran, a current Police Officer in Tennessee and the owner of CBDOPS.com. After serving 3 tours to the Persian Gulf, Kris went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in Criminal Justice. After his studies, Kris started working for local government as a Police Officer in a large city of Tennessee. During his final months in the Military all the way to his beginnings as a Police Officer, Kris struggled with Anxiety and Panic Attacks. Finally, Kris learned about CBD and the potential benefits that it could have on his life. After being Anxiety/Panic Attack free, Kris went on to start his own CBD oil company specialized for First Responders and Veterans. Cbdops.com is a 100% THC FREE company designed for people with careers to keep their careers and see relief. You can follow them on all social platforms @cbdops or check out their website Cbdops.com

     
    For your free audiobook go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/PoliceAcademyPodcast
     
    If you want to interact with me, ask questions, or stay in the loop, follow Police Academy Podcast on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also find the blog at policeacademypodcast.com/blog and the YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/Policeacademypodcast.
     
    If you’d like to support Police Academy, there are 4 ways you can do so:
    Subscribe to the podcast and YouTube channel
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    Share with friends and family through social media and everyday conversation
    Donate: This is a full-time job so any financial support helps out tremendously. Go to the website to donate directly to Police Academy. Even just a buck a show goes a long way toward keeping Police Academy on the air and in the mix.
     
    Thank you; for your support, love and for some of you, hate mail. Which reminds me, if you have questions, comments, concerns, gripes, bunched up britches, or complaints, email: policeacademypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Do Good || Be Strong || Fear Nothing

    • 59 min
    UPS Driver Killed in Massive Pursuit and Shootout

    UPS Driver Killed in Massive Pursuit and Shootout

    A robbery in Coral Gables Florida, a police pursuit of a UPS truck, a hostage situation, a massive shootout on a busy highway, a tragedy. Did the police handle this situation appropriately or could they have avoided the deaths of two innocent civilians in the process of stopping these robbers? Listen in to find out.

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    Location of Robbery: Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile
    Time: Just after 4 p.m.
    Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak: two armed suspects exchanged gunfire with a jewelry shop worker, with some bullets hitting city hall across the street.

    Audio Sources: NBC 6 Miami (Police Director Juan Perez audio)


    If you want to interact with me, ask questions, or stay in the loop, follow Police Academy Podcast on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also find the blog at policeacademypodcast.com/blog and the YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/Policeacademypodcast.
      
    Do Good || Be Strong || Fear Nothing

    • 26 min
    I Have Anxiety, Depression... Can I Be a Cop?

    I Have Anxiety, Depression... Can I Be a Cop?

     “Can I be a police officer if I have anxiety?” “What if I struggle with depression? Will I even get hired by a police department?” Althea Olson, LCSW, and Officer Mike Wasilewski, LCSW, are here to help answer these important questions. Althea and Mike have been married since 1994. Althea is a social worker in private practice at Fox Bend Counseling in Oswego (Illinois). Mike works full-time as a police officer for a large suburban Chicago agency, and part-time as a social worker with Fox Bend Counseling. They write on a wide range of topics including officer wellness, relationships, mental health, morale and ethics. Their writing led to them developing More Than A Cop, and they have traveled the country as police trainers teaching “survival skills off the street.
    This episode starts with a focus on the prospects for those looking to get into law enforcement and who struggle with General Anxiety Disorder. We then move to a discussion on the prevalence of anxiety disorders and depression among police officers and what to do about it. Enjoy the show and remember, you’re probably not the only one so don’t be afraid to ask for help!

    Show links:

    To reach Mike and Althea:
    morethanacop.com
    morethanacop@gmail.com

    The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

    Brene Brown TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en

    Related Articles:
    https://www.poam.net/lris-disability-issues/anxiety-disorder-disqualifies-police-officer-job/
    https://www.nami.org/Personal-Stories/Police-Officers-Need-Help-Too#

    For your free audiobook go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/PoliceAcademyPodcast
     
    If you want to interact with me, ask questions, or stay in the loop, follow Police Academy Podcast on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also find the blog at policeacademypodcast.com/blog and the YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/Policeacademypodcast.
     
    If you’d like to support Police Academy, there are 4 ways you can do so:
    Subscribe to the podcast and YouTube channel
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    Donate: This is a full-time job so any financial support helps out tremendously. Go to the website to donate directly to Police Academy. Even just a buck a show goes a long way toward keeping Police Academy on the air and in the mix.
     
    Thank you; for your support, love and for some of you, hate mail. Which reminds me, if you have questions, comments, concerns, gripes, bunched up britches, or complaints, email: policeacademypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Do Good || Be Strong || Fear Nothing

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Working Extra-Duty with Rich Milliman

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Working Extra-Duty with Rich Milliman

    Is your extra-duty (off-duty) program working efficiently? You’re about to find out. Rich Milliman is the CEO of Extra Duty Solutions, a service that helps law enforcement agencies administer their extra duty programs. Before Extra Duty Solutions, no service specifically helped law enforcement agencies with their extra-duty programs. In 2015, Rich realized there was an inefficiency in the way extra-duty was being administered and started Extra Duty Solutions with his colleague, Adam Bryan. It has grown to the largest extra-duty service company in the U.S. and is now active in over 60 departments across the country. These services include handling client interaction, scheduling client invoicing and collections, officer payment, feedback — all aspects of extra-duty program administration. Law enforcement agencies maintain control of all management decisions associated with the program - Extra Duty Solutions does the work and eliminates the financial risk.


    Feel free to check out their website or shoot Rich an e-mail at:
    extradutysolutions.com
    info@Extradutysolutions.com
     
    For your free audiobook go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/PoliceAcademyPodcast
     
    If you want to interact with me, ask questions, or stay in the loop, follow Police Academy Podcast on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also find the blog at policeacademypodcast.com/blog and the YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/Policeacademypodcast.
     
    If you’d like to support Police Academy, there are 4 ways you can do so:
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    Rate and review the show by searching it on iTunes and clicking the reviews tab
    Share with friends and family through social media and everyday conversation
    Donate: This is a full-time job so any financial support helps out tremendously. Go to the website to donate directly to Police Academy. Even just a buck a show goes a long way toward keeping Police Academy on the air and in the mix.
     
    Thank you; for your support, love and for some of you, hate mail. Which reminds me, if you have questions, comments, concerns, gripes, bunched up britches, or complaints, email: policeacademypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Do Good || Be Strong || Fear Nothing

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