12 episodes

Who approaches the scene first risking their lives for the safety of others? We do. The blue canaries, law enforcement. We allow others to tell our stories. It's time for us to tell our own stories. Blue Canary is a show for cops by a cop, retired Captain Steven Kellams. In each episode, Steve goes behind the scenes of a police department. Giving you real-world insight into why decisions are made, what obstacles are ahead, and how the answers to your questions aren’t always found in the news. It’s unfiltered, it’s relevant and it’s for anyone brave enough to wear a badge.

Blue Canary: For Cops By a Cop Steve Kellams

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Who approaches the scene first risking their lives for the safety of others? We do. The blue canaries, law enforcement. We allow others to tell our stories. It's time for us to tell our own stories. Blue Canary is a show for cops by a cop, retired Captain Steven Kellams. In each episode, Steve goes behind the scenes of a police department. Giving you real-world insight into why decisions are made, what obstacles are ahead, and how the answers to your questions aren’t always found in the news. It’s unfiltered, it’s relevant and it’s for anyone brave enough to wear a badge.

    I Sleep Alone So You Can Sleep Safe

    I Sleep Alone So You Can Sleep Safe

    As officers, we love our families, and they’re a big part of why we do the job. Yet, we often forget how our profession impacts the lives of our family members. We go to great lengths to help cops cope with the long hours and high-stress environment,...

    • 24 min
    Understanding and Highlighting CopLine with Stephanie Samuels

    Understanding and Highlighting CopLine with Stephanie Samuels

    In this bonus episode, Steve Kellams is joined by Stephanie Samuels to discuss CopLine, a national hotline for police officers. CopLine is a completely confidential resource staffed with vetted and trained retired police officers. If you’re a law...

    • 30 min
    The Hardest Thing I've Ever Had to Do

    The Hardest Thing I've Ever Had to Do

    We spend a lot of time training officers on how to handle “things”–the concrete skills needed to do the job every day: physical tactics, firearms use, traffic stops, and domestic violence response. What we don’t do well is prepare them for the mental...

    • 14 min
    The Dirtiest Word in Policing

    The Dirtiest Word in Policing

    The decentralized and local-based policing across the United States has its advantages. Yet, it means each community has a different type of police force with varying focuses. Why the differences across departments? Politics. And politics is the...

    • 23 min
    Even Fish Recognize Bad Leaders with Lou Reiter

    Even Fish Recognize Bad Leaders with Lou Reiter

    Police reform is all over the news, yet, no one discusses what happens once the offending officers are identified. This episode will give you an inside look into the internal affairs investigation process with guest Lou Reiter.Lou was a member of the...

    • 31 min
    BONUS: Back from the Grave: A Halloween Story

    BONUS: Back from the Grave: A Halloween Story

    It was a cool autumn night when the call went out. A woman called 911 claiming her ex-husband was trying to kill her. In this bonus episode, find out what happened when Steve and his partner arrived on the scene.This Episode Brought to Law Enforcers...

    • 2 min

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Great Podcast!

Great Podcast Captain! Looking forward to future casts!👍🏽

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