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The Hey Chaplain podcast is the place where members of the law enforcement community share their wisdom and experience with the Chaplain so they can encourage others who wear the badge. On Hey Chaplain you'll hear from dispatchers and federal agents, Sheriffs and US Marshals, as well as local detectives and patrolmen. From the LAPD to Scotland Yard, the guests on Hey Chaplain deliver advice and insights so that police officers everywhere can survive and thrive. The host, Jared Altic, has over 25 years of experience serving and counseling military and law enforcement families. The show takes a confident look at both the humorous and traumatic sides of police life, sharing wisdom to create healthy cops both at work and at home. New podcast episodes about police life and chaplaincy are available on first, third, and fifth Mondays of each month. Look for occasional special bonus episodes! Share this podcast with a cop or someone who loves a cop.

Hey Chaplain Jared Altic

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The Hey Chaplain podcast is the place where members of the law enforcement community share their wisdom and experience with the Chaplain so they can encourage others who wear the badge. On Hey Chaplain you'll hear from dispatchers and federal agents, Sheriffs and US Marshals, as well as local detectives and patrolmen. From the LAPD to Scotland Yard, the guests on Hey Chaplain deliver advice and insights so that police officers everywhere can survive and thrive. The host, Jared Altic, has over 25 years of experience serving and counseling military and law enforcement families. The show takes a confident look at both the humorous and traumatic sides of police life, sharing wisdom to create healthy cops both at work and at home. New podcast episodes about police life and chaplaincy are available on first, third, and fifth Mondays of each month. Look for occasional special bonus episodes! Share this podcast with a cop or someone who loves a cop.

    034 - What is a Patrol Chaplain: Matt Domyancic, Tactical Chaplain

    034 - What is a Patrol Chaplain: Matt Domyancic, Tactical Chaplain

    Today we're bringing back Matt Domyancic; he's a former LEO and a police chaplain in California and was previously a guest on episode number 018.  I was eager to bring him back to talk about "patrol chaplaincy," a term we're using here to describe the chaplaincy work specifically focused on the wellness of the rank and file in law enforcement.  Today we talk about competing styles of police chaplaincy and why this particular approach which we are advocating is needs to be given more attention.
    This episode looks at some of the failures of chaplaincy; it might even address the reason why your agency used to have chaplains years ago but doesn't anymore.  I hope this episode challenges and inspires men and women to do the hard work of a patrol chaplain.


    Matt's previous appearance, Episode 018: https://heychaplain.buzzsprout.com/1792621/9783215-018-officer-wellness-matt-domyancic-tactical-chaplain


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    Music is by Chris Haugen and also by Winking Fox Music
    Hey Chaplain Podcast Episode 034

    • 43 min
    Bonus Episode 10 - The Silent Why Interviews Jared Altic

    Bonus Episode 10 - The Silent Why Interviews Jared Altic

    In this special bonus episode, you will hear an interview I did this year with a podcaster from the UK. This is NOT a paid advertisement of any kind, rather it is an episode worth hearing from a podcast that I believe is worth your time. 
    The next voice you hear will be Claire Sandys from the silent Why podcast, which is a fantastic show about different kinds of grief and loss.  Everyone will suffer a loss of some sort, sooner or later, and The Silent Why is easily the best podcast I know to help you work through that and come out the other side stronger.  


    The Silent Why podcast was also mentioned in Episode 030: https://heychaplain.buzzsprout.com/1792621/10677206-030-murder-investigation-teams-steven-keogh-scotland-yard


    Find the Silent Why here: https://www.thesilentwhy.com


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    Intro Music is by the Chris Haugen
    Hey Chaplain Podcast Bonus Episode 10

    • 42 min
    033 - The Death Investigator: Shaun Hachinsky

    033 - The Death Investigator: Shaun Hachinsky

    There is an entire field of investigation that focuses solely on the body of the deceased, how to identify them and how to determine the cause and manner of death.  A lot of this work happens at the Medical Examiners office.  So today we're talking to Shaun Hachinsky, the Deputy Chief Investigator at the Jackson County ME's Office, in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Shaun is going to explain what a medical investigator is and what a coroner/medical examiner does. He'll also explain why some deceased get an autopsy and some don't and answer what happens when a body can't be identified.
    This episode, obviously, is going to be talking about death and dead bodies.  It's probably not bad enough to get content advisory but I want to encourage you to make a deliberate decision to stick with this episode.  First of all, Shaun sheds a lot of light on processes and procedures a lot of us don't know about but, secondly, I want to encourage you to not shy away from difficult topics like death.


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    Music is by Chris Haugen and also by Winking Fox Music
    Hey Chaplain Podcast Episode 033

    • 38 min
    032 - Before and After Use of Force: Keith Falkner

    032 - Before and After Use of Force: Keith Falkner

    Today we're talking about use of force and the experience of going through a critical incident where force is used.  These areas are regularly misunderstood by outsiders.  So one of my goals here is for you to hear use of force explained to an outsider like me so that you can better explain it when you're on the hot seat and someone is asking you why did that cop used such and such level of force.  
    My guest is Captain Keith Falkner.  I picked him because he has quite a bit of personal experience with critical incidents and also because he helps train officers in our department on the use of force.  Listen closely as Keith sprinkles in a bit of his own firsthand experience right after a violent encounter and shares wisdom about how much to involve your family in the healing process.
    My Previous Interview with Keith: https://heychaplain.buzzsprout.com/1792621/8880327-006-read-to-lead-keith-falkner




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    Music is by Chris Haugen and also by Winking Fox Music
    Hey Chaplain Podcast Episode 032

    • 41 min
    Bonus Episode 9 - To Protect the Innocent: Firsthand Accounts

    Bonus Episode 9 - To Protect the Innocent: Firsthand Accounts

    In this episode you'll hear stories about the rescue of children.  When a first responder encounters a child in danger it can be some of the most emotionally taxing work he or she will ever do.  It's so emotionally charged that we sometimes want to avoid even talking about it.  But let me encourage you to brace yourself and listen to these firsthand accounts.  These are the good guys doing good work to save the lives of the most innocent among us.
    This episode is a compilation of interviews, an oral history of life in law enforcement.  Contributing to this episode are J. Bauer, P. Bowman, N. Dempkowski, G. Dorsett, R. Miller, J. Stewart, and J. Sutterby.


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    Music is by Chris Haugen
    Hey Chaplain Podcast Bonus Episode 9

    • 19 min
    031 - You Can't Shock Me Anymore: Morgan and Sarah, Forensic Nurses

    031 - You Can't Shock Me Anymore: Morgan and Sarah, Forensic Nurses

    Today we're talking to a pair of forensic nurses.  Their names are Morgan and Sarah and they are the Forensic Nurses in a two different hospitals in the Midwest.  A forensic nurse has special training to examine victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes.  It takes a tremendous amount of professional skill, empathy, and personal resiliency to do this day after day and also, apparently, a wonderfully dark sense of humor.
    Make sure you catch how these nurses approach the victims of violent crime, the type of victim they find the most difficult to face, and their relationship to local law enforcement, including a couple of really funny cop stories that you won't want to miss.
    Please be warned: this episode contains limited, clinical discussion of sexual assault and human anatomy.  Listener discretion is advised.


    Links and resources:
    Morgan & Sarah's podcast, Do I Make You Uncomfortable?: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/do-i-make-you-uncomfortable/id1510771771

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    Music is by Chris Haugen and also by Winking Fox Music
    Hey Chaplain Podcast Episode 031

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

RandEhle ,

Helpful & encouraging without hype

As a chaplain coming new into the law enforcement community, Hey Chaplain has given me an inside look that you don’t get in a classroom setting. Here’s the thing: I’m not the target audience, cops and other first responders are, and their families. And I don’t have to think twice about recommending this podcast to them because it’s not about religion, even though faith is part of a number of the discussions. This is truly the one podcast I listen to regularly.

Howsthisforunique ,

Uplifting and Engaging

This podcast is like a hug. I’ve been looking for an interesting podcast that didn’t have a bunch of garbage thrown in (cursing, vulgar topics, etc) but that was also interesting and kept my attention. I’m so glad I found this podcast.

I am not in law enforcement, but work in emergency medicine, so I enjoy hearing about life on the other side. :-)

I’ve so enjoyed every episode and am glad I have many many episodes left to go before I completely catch up. So very encouraging. Thank you for your great work!

Pop Etymology ,

powerful

really deep and heavy topics but dealt with in a way that is easy to listen to while also being informative and super helpful. Fascinating to hear pros talk, really gives you an inside look at the issues and challenges of law enforcement.

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