100 episodes

Welcome to Code 0.5 where you will find the craziest and funniest stories from first responders to make you laugh in the comfort of your own home. Our regular podcast revolves around our careers in law enforcement, fire, and medics, with topics ranging from bizarre 911 calls to memorable arrests within our specific fields. Please feel free to like and comment on your favorite videos with your feedback and what you would like to see featured next on Code 0.5. We hope you'll subscribe to the growing channel and click the notification bell to stay up to date with our future content!

Code 0.5 Jason and Rich

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to Code 0.5 where you will find the craziest and funniest stories from first responders to make you laugh in the comfort of your own home. Our regular podcast revolves around our careers in law enforcement, fire, and medics, with topics ranging from bizarre 911 calls to memorable arrests within our specific fields. Please feel free to like and comment on your favorite videos with your feedback and what you would like to see featured next on Code 0.5. We hope you'll subscribe to the growing channel and click the notification bell to stay up to date with our future content!

    Unexpected Twist: COVID Contraction, Heroic Rescue and Reflections from a Sheriff's Convention

    Unexpected Twist: COVID Contraction, Heroic Rescue and Reflections from a Sheriff's Convention

    Ever been party to an unexpected twist of fate? Well, Imagine attending a Sheriff's Association conference, only to contract COVID from a fellow attendee. That's precisely what happened to me and Captain Chop, all thanks to Jared, and it led to an unpredictable tale of illness, blame, and recovery. This episode takes you through our five-day journey at the conference, where training sessions and exploration of new technology and techniques were interspersed with moments of camaraderie, laughter, and yes, a bit of sneezing too! Plus, a hearty dialogue about the benefits of building rapport across agencies, adding meaning to our work as first responders.

    Now, let's shift gears a little. How often do you hear a gripping, heroic tale of a sheriff saving someone from falling off a bridge? That's right, that's me! Join me as I recall this unforgettable incident, which earned me a life-saving award at the conference. There's also a talk about Deputy Sean Steadman, who was shot in a pursuit, reminding us all of the risk and empathy involved in our line of work. But don't worry, there's light at the end of the tunnel. As I wrap up, I reflect on my wife's supportive role during my illness - a testament to the unwavering support that keeps us, the first responders, going, even in challenging times. So, buckle up for a thrilling ride through the world of first response - a world filled with excitement, challenges, and some unexpected twists!
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    Disclaimer: Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.

    • 24 min
    Enforcing Law with a Laugh: Chronicles of Bubba J

    Enforcing Law with a Laugh: Chronicles of Bubba J

    Ever wondered about the perils and hilarity of supervising a character like Bubba J? Pull up a chair and listen as Jake and I, fellow supervisors of the infamous Bubba J, regale you with tales of near disasters with Jared's truck, half-done yard jobs, and humorous misadventures during office interviews. Wrapped in laughter and camaraderie, we highlight the unexpected adventures of our daily grind, and the occasional premature graying Bubba J has gifted us with his antics.

    We take a detour down memory lane, revisiting some of the most amusing encounters and embarrassing moments, from instigating near fights with the elderly to our obliviousness to my backward hat. Get ready for a dose of a hearty laugh with a side story of a crossdresser and a Mutley laugh. From meaningful arrests to disagreements over job responsibilities, we dissect our professional lives, offering a glimpse into the realities of our role in law enforcement.

    But it's not all laughter and petty disagreements. We shift gears to the serious aspects of our careers, underlining the essence of family, community interaction, and the challenges that change presents. We ponder over the importance of reliable communication in our field, especially when things go haywire. Join us as we navigate the intricate balance of enforcing the law, laughing at life's absurdities, and handling the ever-amusing antics of Bubba J. Buckle up, this is not just a ride; it's a journey into the heart of law enforcement, punctuated with the unforgettable charm of Bubba J.
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    Disclaimer: Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.

    • 51 min
    Opioid Epidemic Unveiled: An Unsettling Dive into Purdue Pharma, Fentanyl, and Grassroots of Marijuana Industry

    Opioid Epidemic Unveiled: An Unsettling Dive into Purdue Pharma, Fentanyl, and Grassroots of Marijuana Industry

    Ready for a harsh truth? We are losing the battle against the opioid epidemic. From first responders on the frontlines to our communities ravaged by this crisis, we are all deeply affected. In our latest episode, we lift the veil on the dishonesty of Purdue Pharma - the company that shamelessly pushed opioids into the market, and the resultant lawsuit that came like a storm. We also get down to the nitty-gritty of the silent invader, Fentanyl, and its devastating impacts. It's high time we amplify awareness and education about this crisis, and this episode gives you just the insight to do so.

    Shifting gears, we delve into the booming marijuana industry and the eerie silence from the federal government. Did you know there are over 8,000 marijuana grows in our state? The implications are staggering - from a surprising uptick in human trafficking in rural counties to potentially illegal interstate shipment of marijuana. This enlightening discussion raises questions we should all be asking and highlights the dark underbelly of a seemingly thriving industry.

    Finally, we tackle the tough terrain of addiction treatment, justice reform, and law enforcement response. The city of Philadelphia serves as our case study as we debate the merits and pitfalls of various addiction treatments. We also pull no punches in discussing the often-overlooked issue of jurisdiction, and the critical need for tracking police officers' health, introducing you to innovative technology like Rennix's cough counter. Join us for this raw, honest, and thought-provoking conversation. Together, we can navigate the complexities of these issues and work towards a safer, healthier society.
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    Disclaimer: Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.

    • 51 min
    Justice System's Struggles: Weak Punishments and Rising Crime

    Justice System's Struggles: Weak Punishments and Rising Crime

    Do you perceive the magnitude of the challenges and dangers faced by our brave first responders in their line of duty? Today's episode takes a hard look at a recent unfortunate incident involving a sheriff's deputy in Cleveland County who was shot, underscoring the perilous realities on the ground. We engage in a frank discussion about the response from the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association and share heart-felt anecdotes from our experiences attending a narcotics investigator class. We also highlight the indispensable role of interdiction in law enforcement.

    Our conversation then takes a thoughtful turn as we spotlight an often overlooked factor contributing to crime - fatherlessness. Drawing from poignant experiences of juvenile facilities and personal choices, we delve into the heavy consequences of growing up in a fatherless home. We stress the critical responsibility of individuals for their actions and underscore the significant role of law enforcement in these scenarios. In a similar vein, we revisit the recent incident in Cleveland County and analyze the reactions of the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association.

    In the final segment, we grapple with pressing issues in the realm of criminal justice. From the effects of weak punishments to the implications of drug-related crimes and the significant changes in larceny threshold, we leave no stone unturned. We dissect a recent case involving a man arrested seven times, highlight the hurdles in recovering stolen property and press the dire need for more attorneys in our judicial system. We round up with a focus on jails, the interpretation of "fit for confinement," the paramountcy of medical assessments of inmates and the essential training for detention officers. So, fasten your seatbelts as we take you on a riveting journey through the labyrinthine world of law enforcement and crime.
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    Disclaimer: Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.

    • 50 min
    Law Enforcement Burnout Pt. 2

    Law Enforcement Burnout Pt. 2

    Ever questioned why first responders seem to have an extraordinary sense of humor? Ever wondered about the mental health tolls that come with being on the front lines of law enforcement? Join us as we unveil the realities and complexities of police work from the challenges, the camaraderie, to the absurdities, all while dissecting the profound impact on mental health.

    The truth of law enforcement isn't always broadcasted. Struggles, stress, and support systems are often overlooked aspects of the job. We venture into the hidden realities of first responders, exploring the culture of silence and fear of ridicule that can pervade law enforcement agencies. The episode also dives into the urgency of comprehensive officer training and highlights the burdensome expectations that often lead to burnout or compassion fatigue. We shed light on the need to differentiate between these two states and advocate for officer wellness.

    But law enforcement isn't all grim; the humorous side is just as important. We discuss the unique and often absurd situations first responders find themselves in, emphasizing the role of humor and camaraderie in coping with the job's stresses. We also address difficult tasks like making death notifications and the emotional aftermath that follows. The episode concludes with a discussion on the significance of peer support teams in law enforcement. The journey of these brave individuals is nothing short of challenging, but with the right support and understanding, we believe their mental health can be prioritized and protected. Tune in for a raw and insightful look into the lives of our first responders.
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    Disclaimer: Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.

    • 40 min
    Law Enforcement Burnout Pt. 1

    Law Enforcement Burnout Pt. 1

    What if the true cost of maintaining law and order was more than you ever imagined? Join us for a gripping conversation on the emotional, physical and psychological toll the profession of law enforcement takes on those who don the uniform. In a career known for its high stakes, we dig deep into the troubling trend of officers leaving the profession prematurely and the escalating rates of burnout. We promise to deliver an unfiltered look at the challenges and trauma associated with the job, while also highlighting the lack of adequate support systems that contribute to these issues.

    Our guest, Dr. Strand, gives us an intimate perspective on the emotional challenges that come with being a law enforcement officer. We dissect the struggle of managing emotions in the line of duty, the culture within the force that often amplifies this struggle and the immense need for educational initiatives for first responders. Our discussion also brings to light the valuable work of the Warrior Rest Foundation and their efforts in providing mental health resources to those on the frontlines. In addition, we emphasize the need for passionate educators in police academies and underline the importance of recognizing and addressing burnout at its onset.

    In our final segment, we confront the influence of media bias on law enforcement and the impact it has on officers, particularly following high-profile incidents. We discuss the aftermath of the George Floyd incident and stress on the necessity of accountability within the force. We also provide practical strategies to combat burnout, emphasizing the importance of self-care, recognizing emotional tipping points, and advocating for increased access to mental health professionals. Our conversation is not just an expose on the realities of law enforcement, but a call for change and support in a profession that demands so much from those who serve.
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    Disclaimer: Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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