Welcome to 3 Cops Talk. On this podcast, three active-duty police officers discuss behind the scenes stories and real-life accounts of what it's like to be a cop. Every episode, You'll get an inside look at the challenges and dangers they face on a daily basis, as well as the triumphs and inspirational moments that make it all worth it. If you want to understand more about the men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day, and what they are dong to mend the relationship between civilians and police, then this is the show for you!
96: Building Exemplary Police Officers with Sergeant Jason Louis of TheBriefingRoom.com
After our new School Resource Officer, Chris, lets us in on a new lucrative trend related to “podophilia” (foot fetish), the boys continue their trip to the Pacific Coast with a born-and-raised California cop, Sergeant Jason Louis of TheBreifingRoom.com. Jason presents his thoughts on his twenty-plus years of service through policing in a state that is so ethnically, politically and geographically diverse.
It’s a great discussion on police training, professional responsibility and Jason's mission to help “build exemplary police officers.”
95: An Officer Down Steps Back Up with Sergeant Laurie White (ret.) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
On this week’s episode, Scott and Shaun are joined by retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant, Laurie White, to discuss her biographical book, 10-33, An Officer Down Steps Back Up.
Laurie covers her journey to and through the Mounties, and how losing her leg after being shot during the execution of a search warrant, became the path less traveled for both her and the RCMP. Laurie overcame many obstacles, both mentally and physically, through her grit, determination and humility during the challenging process of recovery and her unprecedented return to full service.
Law enforcement officers regularly make sacrifices during their time on the job; Laurie’s story is one that emulates the proverbial, “pound of flesh,” both figuratively and literally.
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94: Effective Message Management with Tamrin Olden of Law Enforcement Social
The boys of 3CT talk with public relations and marketing expert, Tamrin Olden of TOC Public Relations and Law Enforcement Social , about the importance of controlling an impactful public safety narrative through effective communication with the public and the media.
Tamrin also discusses her experience as a Public Information Officer for a California Police agency and guides us through some of the critical steps of crisis communications, often mishandled by law enforcement agencies. She also explains how a polished and proactive approach to sharing information can not only better improve trust and empathy toward the police, but how it can also save millions of dollars in property and most importantly, lives.
Tamrin Olden has 19 years of experience in government public relations, with 12 years working at a police department as a Community Relations Manager, where she managed media relations, social media, and community outreach programs for the department. For the last six years, she has done independent teaching, consulting, media relations, and digital marketing for her companies TOC Public Relations and Law Enforcement Social. She works with numerous law enforcement agencies, police associations, non-profits, and businesses to help them with their communications, marketing, and branding strategies.
Quick Hit #3 - Smile, You're on Body Worn Camera!
On this Quick Hit episode, the boys from 3CT talk about Shaun's return to the street and his fascination with the body worn camera, or as it's commonly known in police circles, the BWC. They also provide some perspectives on how BWC's have enhanced and even protected modern policing, particularly in the realm of citizen complaints, despite widespread initial reservations from many officers.
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93: Tactical Longevity with Dr. Jennifer Prohaska
Scott and Shaun talk with Clinical Psychologist and University of Kansas Jayhawk, Dr. Jennifer Prohaska (Ph.D) about a police officer resiliency program that she developed to better treat the high number of police officers that experience mental health related issues throughout their careers.
The program, known as Tactical Longevity, is unique in that it helps to address the omnipresent mental health related issues facing law enforcement through the incorporation and training of important stakeholders in every police department.
It’s an ingenious concept that relies heavily on a program very familiar to most police officers, the field training process. The program is reflective of Dr. Prohaska’s realism, humor and passion to help police officers and ultimately the communities that they serve.
92: Unfair to Elections with Deputy Director Chris Harvey of the Georgia POST Council
On this episode, the guys speak with long time law enforcement professional, Chris Harvey of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, about his unique experiences as the former Elections Director of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
Chris explains the path he took to effectively serve in a position that put him in the middle the electoral process that helped to determine the winner of one of the most contentious presidential elections in our nation’s history.
He also discusses how misinformation and falsehoods regarding the electoral process, often peddled by the candidates and their proxies, can undermine safe and fair elections for everyone that participates in one of the founding principles of a free and democratic society.
Similar to many of the falsehoods and conspiracy theories that surround policing, the U.S. electoral process may also be receiving an unfair assessment by those that broker in division.
Great to work with!
Shaun and his team are awesome! They are extremely knowledgeable, unbiased and entertaining. They asked a lot of questions about Tactical Longevity and the benefits the program could bring to every department. We look forward to being guests on another episode and sharing more information.
This podcast helps to define a good cop and a bad cop. A police officer is just the same as you and me. They go home to there families and live a normal human life. Just because one cop dose something that shouldn’t hav been done doesn’t mean that all the other cops are equal to that cop. This podcast is hosted by a great group of men doing there best to protect our families. Thanks for your service and keep up the great work! You guys don’t get enough gratitude. I appreciate y’all!!
Great conversation with Shaun and Chris about the wellness initiative in Ohio and the importance of taking care of our First Responders. Great opportunity to share what we are doing here and also highlight the partnerships with agencies and even other states.
Very important to share with our communities the amazing and excellent work being done by American Law Enforcement.
Thank you for the invite!