70 episodes

Two former NYPD Detectives turned comedians sharing war stories, giving you a peak behind the badge, and talking about comedy, current events, and everything in between.

Police Off The Cuff Bill Cannon and Mark DeMayo

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Two former NYPD Detectives turned comedians sharing war stories, giving you a peak behind the badge, and talking about comedy, current events, and everything in between.

    #66 Louis Anemone Pt. 1

    #66 Louis Anemone Pt. 1

    Louis Anemone’s police career is a true testament to the American dream. He rose from humble beginnings growing up in the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn to become the Chief of Department.  He started out at the age of 18 as a police trainee and retired at the age of 53 as the highest ranking uniformed member of the service. Along the way Chief Anemone earned a reputation as a tough police commander who respected his cops and always backed them when they were right, and disciplined them when they were wrong. He earned the respect of patrol cops on the street, where he exceled. His reputation as a tough but fair boss followed him throughout his career.  

     Chief Anemone was one of the architects of the NYPD’s highly touted Compstat program and was credited with being one of its toughest inquisitor’s. When asked about the Compstat program he quickly credited the late Jack Maple as its inventor. The highly innovative program is now utilized by nearly 90 percent of all police departments in the country in facilitating crime reduction and best practices.  

    Below quoted from NY Times article: Michael Cooper June 11th, 1999:  

    As the highest ranking uniformed member of the department, Chief Anemone cut a figure of almost military bearing. He stood ramrod straight, and sometimes wore a leather Sam Browne belt with a shoulder-strap on the outside of his uniform. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani praised Chief Anemone as an ''exceptional cop.''  

    When Chief Anemone retired one of his former bosses, John F. Timoney, who was the First Deputy Commissioner under Mr. Bratton and is now the Philadelphia Police Commissioner, said: ''There are very few people who are irreplaceable. Chief Anemone actually is.''  

    34 years’ experience in law enforcement and counter terrorism duties in the nation's greatest a largest Police Department, the NYPD.
2 years’ experience managing security and law enforcement for the nation's largest public transportation agency, the MTA.
 Expert in crowd control, disorder control tactics, and planning for large scale events.
 Surviving member of the original NYPD Compstat; team for reducing crime in NYC.
Developer of the NYPD's Traffic Stat system for reducing serious vehicle accidents in NYC.

    
Expert in investigation and review of investigations of the police use of deadly force.
Specialties: Crime fighting strategies and tactics.
Leadership.
 Anti-terrorism strategies and tactics.
Police use of deadly force.
 Risk management processes.
General police management.

    • 1 hr
    #65 Thomas Hovagim Pt. 2

    #65 Thomas Hovagim Pt. 2

    Detective 1st grade Thomas Hovagim was born in Nyack NY. He was sworn in the NYPD on January 20, 1987. His police career was vast and varied. Fresh out of the academy he was assigned to Neighborhood Stabilization Unit (NSU) 5 which covered the 24,26,30 and 34pct. After 6 months he moved on and in January 1988 was assigned to the 034pct which at the time was one of the deadliest precincts in the city. While on patrol he racked up numerous arrests, many of which were for guns and drugs. While still in uniform as a rookie cop he was involved in a shooting where numerous shots were fired. A few year later while still in the 34Pct, he was assigned to the elite plain cloths anti-crime unit where he continued to take numerous guns off the street and was involved in another shooting.  After three years in anti crime, he was transferred to the 019Pct Detective SQD. where he investigated many news worthy robberies, burglaries and homicides. In January of 1998, he was promoted to detective 3rd grade. As a rookie detective he caught one of the most infamous cases the city had ever seen, the disappearance later turned homicide of Irene Silverman. Because of his arrest activity and investigative skills, he was promoted to Detective 2nd grade in 2005 and three years later he was  promoted to the prestigious rank of  Detective 1st grade, where he continued to be a very active Detective.
    Det. Hovagim retired in May of 2011 to take a job with the 154 year old Harvard Club of NYC where he became the Clubs first Director of Security.  He currently lives at home in Rockland county with his 20 years old triplet boys.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #64 Thomas Hovagim Pt. 1

    #64 Thomas Hovagim Pt. 1

    Detective 1st grade Thomas Hovagim was born in Nyack NY. He was sworn in the NYPD on January 20, 1987. His police career was vast and varied. Fresh out of the academy he was assigned to Neighborhood Stabilization Unit (NSU) 5 which covered the 24,26,30 and 34pct. After 6 months he moved on and in January 1988 was assigned to the 034pct which at the time was one of the deadliest precincts in the city. While on patrol he racked up numerous arrests, many of which were for guns and drugs. While still in uniform as a rookie cop he was involved in a shooting where numerous shots were fired. A few year later while still in the 34Pct, he was assigned to the elite plain cloths anti-crime unit where he continued to take numerous guns off the street and was involved in another shooting.  After three years in anti crime, he was transferred to the 019Pct Detective SQD. where he investigated many news worthy robberies, burglaries and homicides. In January of 1998, he was promoted to detective 3rd grade. As a rookie detective he caught one of the most infamous cases the city had ever seen, the disappearance later turned homicide of Irene Silverman. Because of his arrest activity and investigative skills, he was promoted to Detective 2nd grade in 2005 and three years later he was  promoted to the prestigious rank of  Detective 1st grade, where he continued to be a very active Detective.
    Det. Hovagim retired in May of 2011 to take a job with the 154 year old Harvard Club of NYC where he became the Clubs first Director of Security.  He currently lives at home in Rockland county with his 20 years old triplet boys.

    • 51 min
    #63 Murray Weiss Pt. 2

    #63 Murray Weiss Pt. 2

    Murray Weiss is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, columnist and editor, and is considered an expert on government, law enforcement, criminal justice, organized crime and terrorism.

    Murray has held a number of prominent positions at two of the country's largest newspapers, the New York Post and the New York Daily News, and exposed the secrets of murderers, mob bosses and terrorists to coining the expression "Rough Sex." Under former Post editor Pete Hamill, Weiss served for nearly a year as metropolitan editor during one of the paper's most difficult, and colorful, periods.

    He has written scores of exclusive articles - among them the national disclosures that a rogue NBA referee was on a Mafia payroll and the link between a Ft. Hood Army psychiatrist and an Al Qaeda leader. Others involved stories recognizable by single names or phrases: Louima, Diallo, Gotti, Madoff, Preppy Murder, Mob Cops, Kennedy Rape, Sean Bell, Central Park Jogger, Crown Heights Riot, NYPD Ticket Fixing, Stop-and-Frisk, and Millionaire Madam.

    His award-winning investigations include exposés on corruption in city government, drug abuse within the NYPD, breakdowns in the Fire Department that cost the lives of two firemen and systemic abuses in the New York military. Several articles resulted in governmental and legislative changes, the dismissals of top officials and the criminal convictions of wrongdoers.

    For more than two decades, Murray also served as Criminal Justice Editor at the New York Post, overseeing a bureau of reporters working inside NYPD Headquarters.

    Before joining the Post in 1986 as a reporter and Associate Editor, he already was an award-winning journalist at the New York Daily News, where he served as the newspaper's Police Headquarters Bureau Chief and later as Chief Investigative Reporter assigned to New York's City Hall during a period known as "The Great Municipal Corruption Scandals."

    One of his books, "The Man Who Warned America," (Harper Collins, 2003), was a ground-breaking 9/11 tome on the FBI National Security counterterrorism leader who chased Osama bin Laden around the world, but died in the attack on the World Trade Center. The book reached the New York Times best-sellers list.

    He's also been a television and radio commentator and analyst with appearances on the "Today Show," "Larry King Live," "Imus," "Dateline" "CBS 48Hours" and "The Brian Lehrer Show," among others.

    Murray has continued his award-winning reporting at DNAinfo New York, scoring top honors from The New York Press Club, the Society of Silurians and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the 2015 recipient of the NY Press Club's "President's Award."

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #62 Murray Weiss Pt. 1

    #62 Murray Weiss Pt. 1

    Murray Weiss is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, columnist and editor, and is considered an expert on government, law enforcement, criminal justice, organized crime and terrorism.

    Murray has held a number of prominent positions at two of the country's largest newspapers, the New York Post and the New York Daily News, and exposed the secrets of murderers, mob bosses and terrorists to coining the expression "Rough Sex." Under former Post editor Pete Hamill, Weiss served for nearly a year as metropolitan editor during one of the paper's most difficult, and colorful, periods.

    He has written scores of exclusive articles - among them the national disclosures that a rogue NBA referee was on a Mafia payroll and the link between a Ft. Hood Army psychiatrist and an Al Qaeda leader. Others involved stories recognizable by single names or phrases: Louima, Diallo, Gotti, Madoff, Preppy Murder, Mob Cops, Kennedy Rape, Sean Bell, Central Park Jogger, Crown Heights Riot, NYPD Ticket Fixing, Stop-and-Frisk, and Millionaire Madam.

    His award-winning investigations include exposés on corruption in city government, drug abuse within the NYPD, breakdowns in the Fire Department that cost the lives of two firemen and systemic abuses in the New York military. Several articles resulted in governmental and legislative changes, the dismissals of top officials and the criminal convictions of wrongdoers.

    For more than two decades, Murray also served as Criminal Justice Editor at the New York Post, overseeing a bureau of reporters working inside NYPD Headquarters.

    Before joining the Post in 1986 as a reporter and Associate Editor, he already was an award-winning journalist at the New York Daily News, where he served as the newspaper's Police Headquarters Bureau Chief and later as Chief Investigative Reporter assigned to New York's City Hall during a period known as "The Great Municipal Corruption Scandals."

    One of his books, "The Man Who Warned America," (Harper Collins, 2003), was a ground-breaking 9/11 tome on the FBI National Security counterterrorism leader who chased Osama bin Laden around the world, but died in the attack on the World Trade Center. The book reached the New York Times best-sellers list.

    He's also been a television and radio commentator and analyst with appearances on the "Today Show," "Larry King Live," "Imus," "Dateline" "CBS 48Hours" and "The Brian Lehrer Show," among others.

    Murray has continued his award-winning reporting at DNAinfo New York, scoring top honors from The New York Press Club, the Society of Silurians and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the 2015 recipient of the NY Press Club's "President's Award."

    • 55 min
    #61 Dr. Maria R. (Maki) Haberfeld Pt. 2

    #61 Dr. Maria R. (Maki) Haberfeld Pt. 2

    Maria (Maki) Haberfeld is a Professor of Police Science, in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She was born in Poland and immigrated to Israel as a teenager. She served in the Israel Defense Forces in a counter-terrorist unit and left the army at the rank of a sergeant. Prior to coming to John Jay she served in the Israel National Police and left the force at the rank of lieutenant. She also worked as a special consultant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in the New York Field Office. She has conducted research in the areas of public and private law enforcement, integrity, and white-collar crime in the United States, Eastern and Western Europe and Israel. In addition to her research, she has also provided leadership training to a number of police agencies. Since 2001 she has been involved in developing, coordinating and teaching in a special educational program at John Jay for the New York City Police Department. Her recent publications include: Critical Issues in Police Training (2002), Contours of Police Integrity(co-editor, 2003), the International Volume of Sage’s Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement (volume editor, 2004), Police Leadership (2005), Enhancing Police Integrity (co-author, 2006), and Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization (co-editor, 2007). Her latest works include three books on terrorism related issues: A New Understanding of Terrorism (co-editor, 2009), Modern Piracy and Maritime Terrorism (co-editor, 2009), Terrorism Within Comparative International Context (co-author, 2009), Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories (co-authored, 2011), Critical Issues in Police Training (2011), Police Organization and Training: Innovations in Research and Practice (co-edited, 2011) and Police Leadership: Organizational and Managerial Decision Making Process (2012), Policing Muslim Communities (co-authored, 2012), Match-Fixing in International Sports (co-edited, 2013), Introduction to Policing: the Pillar of Democracy(co-authored, 2014) and Measuring Police Integrity across the World (co-edited, 2015).

    • 1 hr 3 min

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As a British Police Officer I can say that police officers love listening to war stories. The hosts obviously know what they are talking about and have had great guests telling shocking and also funny stories. Great series.

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