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Coffee Break with Police Experts features short conversations between POLICE editors and leading law enforcement trainers, legal experts, and technology developers on how to make officers safer and more effective.

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Coffee Break with Police Experts features short conversations between POLICE editors and leading law enforcement trainers, legal experts, and technology developers on how to make officers safer and more effective.

    Responding to 9/11: The Fight for Health Care feat. John Adler Part III

    Responding to 9/11: The Fight for Health Care feat. John Adler Part III

    On Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of law enforcement officers from numerous agencies responded to the attack on the World Trade Center towers.

    In this special series of interviews, we discuss how officers responded to the attack, then worked through the days and months of trying to recover evidence and remains, and finally fought the political battle to provide medical care for 9/11 first responders.

    In this episode, we are joined by Jon Adler, former president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) to hear about his role in passing the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act, and what officers should remember about 9/11.

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    ⏱ Timestamps ⏱
    0:00 Introduction
    0:50 Experiences on 9/11 Impacting FLEOA priorities
    3:31 John’s role in passing the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act
    4:54 The Biggest Obstacle to the James Zadroga Act
    7:21 What officers should remember about 9/11

    • 10 min
    Responding to 9/11: The Days After feat. John Adler Part II

    Responding to 9/11: The Days After feat. John Adler Part II

    On Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of law enforcement officers from numerous agencies responded to the attack on the World Trade Center towers. 

    In this special series of interviews, we discuss how officers responded to the attack, then worked through the days and months of trying to recover evidence and remains, and finally fought the political battle to provide medical care for 9/11 first responders. 

    In this episode, we are joined by Jon Adler, former president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) to hear about his mission at Ground Zero the day after, his role on-site, and lingering health issues.

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    ⏱ Timestamps ⏱
    0:00 Introduction
    0:53 John’s mission at Ground Zero the day after
    2:03 Recovering evidence
    4:01 John’s role on-site in the days after
    6:48 From recovery to prayer
    7:55 Lingering health issues from Ground Zero

    • 10 min
    Remembering 9/11: The Day of the Attack feat. John Adler Part I

    Remembering 9/11: The Day of the Attack feat. John Adler Part I

    On Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of law enforcement officers from numerous agencies responded to the attack on the World Trade Center towers. In this special series of interviews, we discuss how officers responded to the attack, then worked through the days and months of trying to recover evidence and remains, and finally fought the political battle to provide medical care for 9/11 first responders.

    In this episode, we are joined by Jon Adler, former president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) to hear about his experience on the morning of 9/11, helping civilians in the aftermath, as well as the emotions felt in the immediate aftermath. 

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    ⏱ Timestamps ⏱
    0:00 Introduction
    0:53 Approaching Chaos
    2:51 Jon’s experience at the Battery Tunnel
    4:17 Getting into the city
    7:39 Returning to the World Trade Center site
    8:25 The emotions of the aftermath
    12:18 Phantom voices

    • 13 min
    Responding to 9/11: Months at the Scene feat. Frank DeMasi Part II

    Responding to 9/11: Months at the Scene feat. Frank DeMasi Part II

    On Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of law enforcement officers from numerous agencies responded to the attack on the World Trade Center towers.

    In this special series of interviews, we discuss how officers responded to the attack, then worked through the days and months of trying to recover evidence and remains, and finally fought the political battle to provide medical care for 9/11 first responders.

    A retired NYPD Officer, Frank DeMasi served with the city's Emergency Services Unit and responded to the World Trade Center that morning just before the second plane hit the South Tower. From Sept. 12, 2001 to May 31, 2002, he worked at Ground Zero.

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    ⏱ Timestamps ⏱
    0:00 Introduction
    0:41 Frank’s mission to find survivors
    2:28 The workload in the first month -
    3:54 From Rescue to Recovery
    6:09 Lingering health issues from ground zero
    8:09 Advice for Today’s Law Enforcement Officers

    • 9 min
    Responding to 9/11: It was Hell feat. Frank DeMasi Part I

    Responding to 9/11: It was Hell feat. Frank DeMasi Part I

    On Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of law enforcement officers from numerous agencies responded to the attack on the World Trade Center towers.

    In this special series of interviews, we discuss how officers responded to the attack, then worked through the days and months of trying to recover evidence and remains, and finally fought the political battle to provide medical care for 9/11 first responders.

    Our first guest is Frank DeMasi.

    A retired NYPD officer, Frank DeMasi served with the city's Emergency Services Unit and responded to the World Trade Center that morning just before the second plane hit the South Tower.

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    ⏱ Timestamps ⏱
    0:00 Introduction
    0:42 What frank saw as he approached the towers
    2:23 What frank remembers most about 9/11
    4:11 Law enforcement actions taken before the towers fell
    5:45 Orders that Frank received at the scene
    8:30 Hell on Earth: when the towers fell
    11:07 Frank’s mission after the towers fell

    • 13 min
    How Could a Veteran Officer Mistake a Duty Pistol for a TASER?

    How Could a Veteran Officer Mistake a Duty Pistol for a TASER?

    Ever since the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright at a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, MN, officers and the public have asked what happened. How could a veteran officer mistake her pistol for a TASER?    

    In this first episode of POLICE Coffee Break, we ask that question of internationally recognized law enforcement trainer and POLICE contributor Dave Smith.  

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    • 14 min

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