23 episodes

Welcome to Policing in America – a podcast about race and policing: the good, the bad and the ugly. The goal? To have, at times, uncomfortable conversations to spark positive change. Your host is currently the Officer in Charge of a unit that creates, delivers and maintains police training in the largest urban police department on the west coast of America: Sergeant Tom Datro.

Policing In America Tom Datro

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to Policing in America – a podcast about race and policing: the good, the bad and the ugly. The goal? To have, at times, uncomfortable conversations to spark positive change. Your host is currently the Officer in Charge of a unit that creates, delivers and maintains police training in the largest urban police department on the west coast of America: Sergeant Tom Datro.

    Chronic Sleep Deprivation and Law Enforcement; A Public Safety Crisis

    Chronic Sleep Deprivation and Law Enforcement; A Public Safety Crisis

    In this episode, I speak with Professor Lois James from the Washington State University School of Nursing.  Professor James has focused a large part of her scholarship on the intersection of sleep deprivation, bias, and policing.  She is a brilliant researcher, fair in her methodology, and rigorous in her conclusions.  Sleep-Deprivation is a national issue, but because of policing's unique role in society, the costs associated with chronically fatigued officers must be addressed.  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Wandering Cop - how a small number of officers are creating large problems for the profession.

    The Wandering Cop - how a small number of officers are creating large problems for the profession.

    In today's episode, I have a conversation with Professor emeritus Dorothy Schulz.   Prof Schulz has a forthcoming research article on the Wandering Cop.  Those cops who get into trouble at one agency, but flee to another agency before they can be held accountable for their actions.  
    Please keep an eye out for Dr.Schulz's work which is featured in City Journal and at the Manhattan Insititute where she is also a Fellow.  

    • 1 hr
    The Myth of Mass Incarceration

    The Myth of Mass Incarceration

    Professor Barry Latzer has spent decades studying and researching crime in the United States.  This endeavor led Professor Latzer to an interesting conclusion; is it possible that the charge of over-incarceration and "mass incarceration" are terms of opprobrium but not at all supported by the data we currently have.  

    • 58 min
    Police must not pull back on their efforts

    Police must not pull back on their efforts

    Robert VerBruggen is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute where he also writes from City Journal.  Robert has a list of professional and academic accomplishments including the Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award.  Robert writes on a variety of contemporary issues including public policy, policing, education, public finance, health care and cancel culture to name a few.  More on Robert can be found at https://www.city-journal.org/contributor/robert-verbruggen_1816
     

    • 49 min
    Policing in America - Can we Improve Policing?

    Policing in America - Can we Improve Policing?

    In this bonus episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Professor Peter Moskos from John Jay College.  Professor Moskos is an author, a historian, a former police officer with the Baltimore Police Department, and an all-around reasonable gentleman.  

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Bonus Episode - Constitutional Policing with Arif Alikhan

    Bonus Episode - Constitutional Policing with Arif Alikhan

    Arif Alikhan is a National expert on policing, public policy, homeland security, counter-terrorism, and the law.  In this episode, Arif explains the importance of the Constitution and how this body of work needs to be at the forefront of policing in America.    

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

WalidoB ,

Thoughtful and courageous conversations that make you think

Tom and his guests do an outstanding job breaking down tough and courageous conversations. They really got me thinking and reflecting on the real issues that impact all of us.

Toadjeep ,

Tough subject

This podcast has been great to listen too. Finally get to talk with both or all parties about sides both of a tough subject. Tom has done an awesome job to bridge the divide and open up the conversation on all sides. Love to hear more!!! Continue the good work.

7174030508 ,

Fair and smart

Sgt Tom does a great job. If you support law enforcement, but also believe the profession can improve - this is the podcast for you. Sgt Tom is very articulate, bright, and navigates the complex issues of law enforcement with data and empathy.

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