It’s time for a change. Strap your headphones on and join Chris, Scott, and Shaun- three active duty police officers in the Chicago suburbs, as they face the tough subjects, including police brutality, racial tension, rioting, and more. Weekly, you’ll get tips and tricks on how to keep you and your family safe, what to do during traffic stops, how to handle domestic violence, and more. This is a show about opening a dialogue, accepting that something has to be done, and bringing communities together again.
50: Cancel Culture
On this week’s episode, the boys discuss the current phenomenon of “Cancel Culture” and how its impacting civility, entertainment, politics and just having simple conversations. They also cover the role the police may play in mitigating its negative effects in helping to bring people together.
49: Tik Tok/LeBron James Fallout With Ousted Officer Nate Silvester
On this week’s episode we speak with former police officer Nate Silvester about the police, social media, politics and some of the consequences of their intersections.
Nate Silvester is an author, social media entrepreneur, podcaster and former police officer from the Bellevue, Idaho Marshal’s office. He mocked the popular basketball star, LeBron James, in his viral Tik Tok video on April 24, 2021. The video amassed more than 4 million views in just a few days and the political furor that created lead to his suspension and eventual firing from the Bellevue Marshall’s Office.
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48: Mental Health in The Prison System, with Melissa Woolever
On this show we discuss mental health in the prison system and how the lack of available mental health facilities and consistent care can impact recidivism and continued negative behavior. We also cover how the juvenile justice system has long recognized some of the contributing factors to mental health treatment such as trauma, addiction and ineffective support networks. We also present how an often overburdened system struggles to help the most vulnerable members of our society.
Melissa Woolever is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She majored in Clinical Psychology and received a minor in Sociology. Melissa went on to earn her Masters degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Her clinical training sites include The Safer Foundation and The Chicago Academy High School.
Melissa views each client as unique and customizes treatment to fit each client’s individual needs and goals. Melissa enjoys incorporating humor and empathy into her practice and strives to create a comfortable and safe place for each of her clients. Melissa has specialized experience treating teenagers and young adults dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, self-injury, behavioral issues, and who have been involved with the Juvenile Justice system. Melissa pulls from many different theories including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness to ensure comprehensive treatment for her clients and to create a treatment plan that fits the clients symptoms, strengths, and goals.
Melissa also utilizes groups as a means of working on self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and emotion regulation to help individuals live a fuller and more balanced life. Melissa’s clinical interest include: self-esteem, developing/improving coping skills, reducing feelings of depression and anxiety, challenging dysfunctional thinking patterns, minimizing impulsivity, adult and adolescent life transitions, and LGBTQ issues.
Finding the strength and courage to make lasting change can be challenging. Knowing this, Melissa works with each client to help him/her learn more about him/herself and to build the rapport needed to help each client navigate through this process.
47: Remembering the Fallen with Sheriff Scott Rose
On this week’s episode, we talk with Sheriff Scott Rose of Dodge County, Minnesota and the Officer Down Memorial Podcast about how his unique experiences in broadcasting helped him to create moving tributes to fallen police officers.
Sheriff Rose is a 20+ year law enforcement veteran from Minnesota who’s worked in patrol, warrants, investigations, and administration during his career. He is a member of the board of directors for the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association and the Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation of SE Minnesota. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Sheriff Rose attended broadcasting school in Arizona and worked in radio as an audio production director and announcer for radio stations in Nebraska, Kansas and Minnesota.
Sheriff Rose is also the creator and producer of the Officer Down Memorial Podcast. He uses the skills he’s gained from both careers to honor these fallen heroes, help listeners to remember their service, remind us we must always support the families they left behind, and to ensure their sacrifice is NEVER FORGOTTEN!
46: Every Black Life Matters with Kevin McGary
On this week’s episode we discuss some of the topics impacting race and race relations in America with our guest, Kevin McGary, the President of Every Black Life Matters, an organization that considers itself a preeminent justice movement.
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Kevin McGary is an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. In the arena of civic engagement, Kevin serves as Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, and is an executive with the Douglass Leadership Institute and the Northstar Leadership Pac.
As the President of Every Black Life Matters, Kevin leads a collection of proactive individuals committed to developing innovative and new approaches to today's socio/political issues, and with the assistance of elected officials and myriad of community activists, he lectures and provides workshops about today’s most perplexing issues.
45: Love is Greater than Hate with MLB's Chris Singleton
On this week’s episode we talk with our inspiring guest, Chris Singleton, a moving speaker, who recounts how the tragedy at the Emmanuel AME Church, which took his mother’s life, has impacted him and motivated him to affect the lives of others in a positive way.
Guest Bio: Chris Singleton is a former minor league baseball player drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He became a nationally-renowned speaker with a message of resilience, forgiveness and unity following the loss of his mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church Tragedy in Charleston, SC. Singleton inspired Charleston and the nation by him forgiving the man who murdered his mother. Singleton inspires his audiences through his personal experiences of adversity and his belief that God can guide you through any storm you will ever pass. Chris now shares his message with over 60 organizations annually and his clients include: Boeing, The Houston Texans, Microsoft, Biogen, Volvo, The Washington Wizards and over 100,000 students and educators across the world. One of his children's books, Different – A Story About Loving Your Neighbor, was a best seller in its category and has been featured by numerous outlets, including The Obama Foundation. Chris Singleton has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, and USA Today.
Chris' overall mission when speaking is to inspire his audiences with his story of resilience and to unite millions of people with his belief that, "Love is Stronger Than Hate."
An entertaining and real look at Law Enforcement in the US. These guys take a look at tough issues facing cops today - yet do it in a fun, down to earth way that everyone can relate to. Great podcast!
Partners N Crime
Love the content that you guys are pushing out to the world. Keep up the good work it’s very encouraging to hear you guys and to hear the knowledge that you guys bring. Thanks❤️
Educational and Awesome
This podcast should be heard by everyone. Especially those who can’t tell fact from fiction when it comes to police and civilians. These guys are truly trying to make a difference. They should all run for office. Must listen!!!!