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American Military University is hosting a new podcast unpacking some of the most relevant issues in public safety. Each episode of In Public Safety Matters features expert guests with years of experience in law enforcement, corrections, the fire service, or emergency medical services. Join hosts Leischen Stelter and Dr. Chuck Russo as they dive into the most important topics affecting today's public safety professionals.

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American Military University is hosting a new podcast unpacking some of the most relevant issues in public safety. Each episode of In Public Safety Matters features expert guests with years of experience in law enforcement, corrections, the fire service, or emergency medical services. Join hosts Leischen Stelter and Dr. Chuck Russo as they dive into the most important topics affecting today's public safety professionals.

    The Ongoing Threat of Lone Wolf Terrorist Attacks | EP29

    The Ongoing Threat of Lone Wolf Terrorist Attacks | EP29

    Active shooter incidents are on the rise in the U.S. In this episode, AMU criminal justice professor Dr. Jarrod Sadulski talks to William Balcerski, who spent 26 years in the military and is currently the Facilities Protection Supervisor, Missiles and Fire Control Division, at Lockheed Martin and AMU alumnus about some of the factors contributing to mass shootings. Learn how the coronavirus, which is forcing people to be inside and online, is leading to radicalization and the “echo chamber effect.” Also learn about warning signs that someone may be planning to act and why now, more than ever, families need to take an intrusive parenting approach to monitoring children’s online activity and behavior.
     
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    Challenges of Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases in Florida | EP27

    Challenges of Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases in Florida | EP27

    Broward County, Florida has taken proactive measures to stop human trafficking by dedicating 11 child protective investigators to investigate allegations, but there remains significant challenges in prosecuting cases. In this episode, AMU professor Dr. Jarrod Sadulski talks with Jumorrow Johnson, the human trafficking coordinator for the State Attorney's Office and the president of the Broward Human Trafficking Coalition. Learn why there must be a change in legislation, which currently allows child survivors to be deposed and leads to difficulties in getting survivors to testify. Also learn about efforts to educate officers and the public about what human trafficking really looks like.
     
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    Peer Support Builds Resiliency among Officers and Families | EP26

    Peer Support Builds Resiliency among Officers and Families | EP26

    More than ever, law enforcement officers must address mental health issues during their career and into retirement. In this episode, Wendy Hummell, a 24-year career officer and law enforcement spouse, talks about developing a robust peer support program for the Wichita (Kansas) Sheriff's Office. Learn how peer support can bridge mental health gaps with professional counseling, and provide training and resources for spouses and children resulting in more resilient law enforcement families. Also learn about other stress management tools including Yoga for First Responders, tactical breathing, mindfulness training, and more.
     
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    Human Trafficking is on the Rise in Rural America

    Human Trafficking is on the Rise in Rural America

    Human trafficking can look a lot different than what most people expect, especially in rural areas. In this episode, AMU criminal justice professor Dr. Jarrod Sadulski talks to Dr. Christi Bartman about her work in rural Ohio to dispel myths and provide education, awareness, and resources about the reality of human trafficking. Learn about specific warning signs, what questions to ask, the type of resources human trafficking victims need, and much more.
     
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    Role of INTERPOL in Fighting International Crime

    Role of INTERPOL in Fighting International Crime

    Many criminal activities like human trafficking, cybercrime, drug trafficking, and organized crime go beyond national borders. In this episode, AMU criminal justice professor Dr. Jarrod Sadulski talks with Mikel Irizar, Operations Specialist at INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Learn how INTERPOL assists its 194 member-nations by coordinating criminal investigations, providing resources, sharing intelligence data, and even serving as a diplomatic outlet among countries that may not have other diplomatic ties.
     
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    How Belize Central Prison has Mitigated the Spread of COVID-19

    How Belize Central Prison has Mitigated the Spread of COVID-19

    Belize Central Prison has not had a single reported case of COVID-19. In this episode, AMU Criminal Justice professor Dr. Jarrod Sadulski talks with Virgilio Murillo, the CEO of the Kolbe Foundation, which manages the prison for the Belize government. Learn about the measures implemented to prevent COVID-19 from entering the prison and spreading including limiting outside visitation, installing hand washing stations, conducting temperature checks, and disinfecting and sanitizing the facility. During all these changes, Murillo talks about the importance of keeping prisoners educated and informed about the virus so they understand the reason behind new protocols and do their part to protect other inmates and staff.
     
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