162 episodes

Lifestyle and leadership lessons for police officers

The Squad Room Garrett Te Slaa

    • Health & Fitness
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Lifestyle and leadership lessons for police officers

    161: 9 Tactics of Positive Discipline to Get Massive Results From Your People

    161: 9 Tactics of Positive Discipline to Get Massive Results From Your People

    Discipline is an often misunderstood – and misapplied – concept in leadership. Many supervisors think discipline and punishment are the same thing, and that the only way to get people to do what you need them to do is to hold the threat of punishment and negativity over them. 







    That’s negative discipline and the uneducated and ill-informed only know about this kind. 







    Discipline is simply developing behavior in your people that is consistent with the objectives of the organization. 







    Real leaders employ positive discipline far more often, and rarely have to resort to negative discipline. 







    If you’re a supervisor who wants to be a real leader, this episode is for you. If you’re somebody that wants to step into a leadership position in the future, this episode is also for you. 







    In this episode, I share 9 tactics you can use to get massive results from your people by using positive discipline to create powerful purpose and motivation in your employees. 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







    If you want to know how you can support the show, there are a few ways to do that: 







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    If you’re looking for the best fitting ballistic helmet that exceeds NIJ standards and won’t break the bank, check out Hardheadveterans.com and use the coupon code “thesquadroom” to get $20 off your helmet. 

    • 17 min
    160: Creative Cop: Chasing Suspects and Spotlights and Why Creativity is Important for Cops with Tyler Ashley

    160: Creative Cop: Chasing Suspects and Spotlights and Why Creativity is Important for Cops with Tyler Ashley

    Nashville native and Army veteran Tyler Ashley came to Los Angeles like so many other people do, searching for his big break in acting and music. Along the was called back to service and is currently an officer with the LAPD. However, Tyler hasn’t given up on his goals of being on stage and he’s working hard on the streets and in the studio to make his dreams a reality. 







    In this episode, Tyler talks about his journey towards law enforcement and how he uses creativity in his singing and during his patrol shifts. Creativity comes in many forms and the wide array of talents that we all have as cops is really impressive. However, as the job begins to wear us down, we often discard creative endeavors, often dismissing them as childish or unsuitable for our Alpha warrior identities. I know I did that for a long time. I’ve always struggled with sharing my creative side and being comfortable with acknowledging my own talents so it was great to chat with Tyler who truly embraces his gifts and uses them to connect with others. 







    Follow him on Instagram @the_tylerashley







    Check out some of his music on his Spotify page. 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE – Tactical Tuesdays, a weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







    If you want to know how you can support the show, there are a few ways to do that: 







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    A special thanks to our sponsor for today’s episode, CommGear Supply. If you’re looking for the best prices and industry leading warranty coverage on your radio equipment, make sure you check them out and use the coupon code thesquadroom to get 10% off your order. 







    A special thanks to our sponsor for today’s episode OfficerPrivacy.com. If cleaning up your name on the internet and making it harder for criminals to find you is important to you, check out the deal at officerprivacy.com/thesquadroom where you’ll get a FREE USB data blocker and a one free month of monitoring when you sign up. 







    There are some great companies who support the podcast and support you as well. Go to thesquadroom.net/support to see exclusive deals from Signature Coins, Hard to Kill Fitness, Onnit, RangerUp, Hard Head Veterans, and Audible. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    159: Crucial Communication: How to Be a Better Leader, Boss & Partner Using Uncommon Skills and Technologies with Jeff Halstead

    159: Crucial Communication: How to Be a Better Leader, Boss & Partner Using Uncommon Skills and Technologies with Jeff Halstead

    What’s the number one complaint you have about your agency? Chances are it’s something to do with the lack of communication. Jeff Halstead is my guest this week as we dive into the simple yet complicated topic of communication; how to make it better, how it changes as you promote, and how new technologies can help keep you safer, arrest the bad guys faster, and keep you out of court. 







    Jeff spent 29 years in law enforcement before retiring as the Chief of Police of Fort Worth, Texas. Before Fort Worth, Jeff spent his career at the Phoenix Police Department quickly promoting through the ranks. After retirement, Jeff became an entrepreneur and launched Evertel, a unique communication app designed for first responders that keeps your communications secure while also being compliant with state and federal laws. 







    Have you ever sent a work text from your personal phone, through FB messenger, or some other platform? There’s a good chance you’re violating laws around public records and if you’re sharing, documenting, or discussing evidence on your phones, there’s a chance your phone could be the subject of a subpoena or search warrant. You don’t want that, so listen to this episode to learn how to avoid that drama.  







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE – Tactical Tuesdays, a weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







    If you want to know how you can support the show, there are a few ways to do that: 







    If you like what you heard today, if you got something out of the conversation, please consider leaving a review on the podcast player of your choice. If you have a few seconds, please leave a comment with your review. 







    Second, share this episode or any other episode you loved with people you know need to hear it. You can share episodes right from our webpage at thesquadroom.net and from most podcast players.







    Also, join our FB group and follow me on IG @thesquadroom 







    A special thanks to our sponsor for today’s episode, CommGear Supply. If you’re looking for the best prices and industry leading warranty coverage on your radio equipment, make sure you check them out and use the coupon code thesquadroom to get 10% off your order. 







    A special thanks to our sponsor for today’s episode OfficerPrivacy.com. If cleaning up your name on the internet and making it harder for criminals to find you is important to you, check out the deal at officerprivacy.com/thesquadroom where you’ll get a FREE USB data blocker and a one free month of monitoring when you sign up. 







    There are some great companies who support the podcast and support you as well. Go to thesquadroom.net/support to see exclusive deals from Signature Coins, Hard to Kill Fitness, Onnit, RangerUp, Hard Head Veterans, and Audible. 







    If you’re looking for the best fitting ballistic helmet that exceeds NIJ standards and won’t break the bank,

    • 1 hr 14 min
    158: Mastering Mindfulness: How to Create Your Own Practice to Improve Your Life with Wendy Hummell

    158: Mastering Mindfulness: How to Create Your Own Practice to Improve Your Life with Wendy Hummell

    Wendy Hummell, a seasoned law enforcement officer with over 24 years of experience.  Wendy started her career in 1996 as a Special Agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).  She retired at the rank of Detective after 21 years of service from the Wichita Police Department where she spent a majority of her career working Persons Crimes Investigations.  Wendy worked homicide, gang, and sex-crimes cases. She was also a member of her department’s CISM (Critical incident Stress Management) and Defense Tactics teams. 







    Wendy’s area of expertise is officer health and wellness, peer support, and resiliency and she is currently the Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.  







    Wendy holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is a certified yoga instructor and Yoga for First Responders (YFFR) Ambassador and she is also a trainer for the Pause First Academy which is run by our past guest Kim Colegrove.  Not one to sit still, Wendy is also an adjunct faculty member with the Criminal Justice Department at Wichita State University.  







    Wendy and her husband launched the “Guns and Yoga” podcast last year as a platform to provide support, add value, and share wellness resources with first responders and their families. Wendy facilitates a group health coaching program, offers free yoga, retreats and more.  







    You can get more information on her website at wendyhummell.com or on Instagram @guns_and_yoga_podcast. 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE – Tactical Tuesdays, a weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







    If you want to know how you can support the show, there are a few ways to do that: 







    If you like what you heard today, if you got something out of the conversation, please consider leaving a review on the podcast player of your choice. If you have a few seconds, please leave a comment with your review. 







    Second, share this episode or any other episode you loved with people you know need to hear it. You can share episodes right from our webpage at thesquadroom.net and from most podcast players.







    Also, join our FB group and follow me on IG @thesquadroom 







    A special thanks to our sponsor for today’s episode, CommGear Supply. If you’re looking for the best prices and industry leading warranty coverage on your radio equipment, make sure you check them out and use the coupon code thesquadroom to get 10% off your order. 







    A special thanks to our sponsor for today’s episode OfficerPrivacy.com. If cleaning up your name on the internet and making it harder for criminals to find you is important to you, check out the deal at officerprivacy.com/thesquadroom where you’ll get a FREE USB data blocker and a one free month of monitoring when you sign up. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    157: 8 Ways to Detach from Work After Your Shift

    157: 8 Ways to Detach from Work After Your Shift

    As cops, the last thing we want to do is bring home the drama, stress and trauma to our families. 







    But it’s hard, sometimes, to create some distance between who we are on the job and who we want to be when we’re at home. 







    In this episode, I share 8 simple things you can do to leave the drama at the station, create better connections with your family, and live a healthier life. 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







    If you want to know how you can support the show, there are a few ways to do that: 







    If you like what you heard today, if you got something out of the conversation, please consider leaving a review on the podcast player of your choice. If you have a few seconds, please leave a comment with your review. 







    Second, share this episode or any other episode you loved with people you know need to hear it. You can share episodes right from our webpage at thesquadroom.net and from most podcast players.







    Also, join our FB group and follow me on IG @thesquadroom 







    There are some great companies who support the podcast and support you as well. Go to thesquadroom.net/support to see exclusive deals from Signature Coins, Hard to Kill Fitness, Onnit, RangerUp, Hard Head Veterans, and Audible. If you’re looking for the best fitting ballistic helmet that exceeds NIJ standards and won’t break the bank, check out Hardheadveterans.com and use the coupon code “thesquadroom” to get $20 off your helmet.

    • 19 min
    156: What I’ve Learned: Cancer, Addiction, Death and Divorce Can’t Keep Me Down with Sgt. Mike McGrew.

    156: What I’ve Learned: Cancer, Addiction, Death and Divorce Can’t Keep Me Down with Sgt. Mike McGrew.

    Mike McGrew is the Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Director of the 911 At Ease Foundation. 







    Mike spent 31 years with the Santa Barbara Police Department where he recently retired as a sergeant. Mike held positions in major crimes, traffic, and POA president among many other assignments.







    Those assignments took a toll on Mike who struggled with self-destructive behavior as a poor coping mechanism for what he dealt with on the job. 







    But honestly, what he had to deal with at home was where he found the real test of his strength and character. 







    Mike has suffered the loss of two of his children, one to illness and one to addiction. He had his own struggles with addiction and multiple divorces as he tried to bury the effects of his career. Eventually, Mike received his own near-death diagnosis of cancer. 







    But this episode is not about what happened to Mike. It’s about what he used what happened to him to create something incredibly amazing for other first responders and their families so that others wouldn’t have to go through what he went through. That’s when he created 911 At Ease. 







    911 At Ease is a non-profit organization that provides free culturally-competent counseling for first responders and their families around the nation. Local donors provide the funding and treatment is received outside of the department E.A.P. or health insurance so confidentiality and discretion remain intact and the agency never knows about it. To learn more about them and their amazing work, visit them at 911aei.org. 







    Follow their work on Instagram @911ateaseinternational







    Check out the book, “A Higher Call to Duty: The Unimaginable True-Life Story of Sgt Mike McGrew.” 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







    If you want to know how you can support the show, there are a few ways to do that: 







    If you like what you heard today, if you got something out of the conversation, please consider leaving a review on the podcast player of your choice. If you have a few seconds, please leave a comment with your review. 







    Second, share this episode or any other episode you loved with people you know need to hear it. You can share episodes right from our webpage at thesquadroom.net and from most podcast players.







    Also, join our FB group and follow me on IG @thesquadroom 







    A special thanks to our sponsor for today’s episode OfficerPrivacy.com. If cleaning up your name on the internet and making it harder for criminals to find you is important to you, check out the deal at officerprivacy.com/thesquadroom where you’ll get a FREE USB data blocker and a one free month of monitoring when you sign up. 

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

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411 Ratings

411 Ratings

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