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    National Police Association Podcast #97 with Jason Harney, Retired Las Vegas Police Sergeant, Veteran & Award Winning Film Maker

    National Police Association Podcast #97 with Jason Harney, Retired Las Vegas Police Sergeant, Veteran & Award Winning Film Maker

    QUOTES

    06:46 "You need to talk to somebody who has been there who can calm you and make sure you know, above and beyond, that you are not alone. And that's really the thing that the film really hammers home."

    13:19 "When you are put in a place, let's say the theater of war and you're going to see terrible things, the bottom line is some people are going to react differently. But you're not going to come back the person you were. It's going to change you."

    15:16 "My films that are pro-law enforcement and are meant to tell both the positive stories about law enforcement that the mainstream media ignores, as well as address the critical issues that law enforcement faces that the mainstream media also tends to ignore, I'm sure they don't fit that algorithm."

    17:06 "It is a culture issue where, as a profession, I believe that we have failed mightily to ensure that police officers know as part of their profession, they need to stay proficient in these tactics."

    21:09 "I think as a profession, we can continue to do better. We have to evolve and become something more along the lines of what people actually perceive. No, we can't kick everybody's ass. No, we're not superheroes but we can still be better."

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    SUMMARY

    In this episode of the National Police Association Podcast, Sgt. Betsy Smith interviews Jason Harney, retired Las Vegas police sergeant, veteran & award-winning filmmaker. The reality is that agencies cannot or will not help many officers who are physically and mentally wounded after serving their communities. "The Wounded Blue" showcases that these heroes are not alone. Jason also comments on the culture issues that have made police officers lacking in tactical knowledge and skills.

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    00:26 Working on "The Wounded Blue"

    05:16 Agencies don't always take care of compromised officers

    08:28 Transitioning from police officer to filmmaker

    11:33 Telling the nightmares of PTSD with "Voices of the Blue"

    14:56 Pro-police content does not fit the algorithms of big tech

    15:46 Jason's next project addresses culture issues in police tactics

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    National Police Association Podcast #96 with Kara Riley, Chief of Police at Oro Valley, AZ PD and FBI National Academy graduate

    National Police Association Podcast #96 with Kara Riley, Chief of Police at Oro Valley, AZ PD and FBI National Academy graduate

    QUOTES

    09:10 "I really do focus on patrol. It's my favorite. We're required per my direction, our command staff works 10 hours of patrol a month."

    10:54 "We really educate our public on safety. We want them to be safe in reference to speed or distracted driving and things like that, so that's where the traffic stops do help out quite a bit."

    12:36 "Part of what I focused on was telling our story better because, as police officers, I don't think we've done a very good job as leaders in telling what great work the men and women of our profession do every day."

    16:08 "The basic foundation of the people are the police and the police are the people. And if you look at that as your basic foundation, that's what community policing is. We get out there. We engage with our community."

    18:40 "I have 45,000 bosses. That's how I look at it. So, to me, that's my job is to serve them. I'm at the will of them and what work I need to do for them. And so we really do focus on whatever that is."

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    SUMMARY

    In this episode of the National Police Association Podcast, Sgt. Betsy Smith interviews Kara Riley, Chief of Police at Oro Valley, AZ PD and FBI National Academy graduate. With an unconventional childhood behind her, Chief Kara became an officer with a strong sense of community and justice. Even as Chief, she continues working traffic stops because of the opportunities for community education this offers. She also comments on community policing and how this is done in Oro Valley for the benefit of its 45,000 citizens.

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    02:40 Kara enters police work through Corrections

    07:04 Being a police mom and working traffic stops as Chief at Oro Valley

    11:10 Becoming Chief during the pandemic and telling stories of the great good that policemen and women do

    15:47 Defining community policing and using social media as a platform

    18:05 Being apolitical as police officers and inspiring the next generation of recruits

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    National Police Association Podcast #95 with Roy Bedard, Ph.D., police use-of-force expert, trainer & President of RRB Systems

    National Police Association Podcast #95 with Roy Bedard, Ph.D., police use-of-force expert, trainer & President of RRB Systems

    QUOTES

    05:27 "Law enforcement is, in fact, a model. Of course, it always can become a better model. There's always room for improvement. But it is a model."

    07:41 "To reform it, you really have to have a baseline and I would submit that anyone who really was interested in reform should start there. We're trying to understand what it is that law enforcement officers are commissioned to do."

    09:53 "Teaching people how to think is much, much different than teaching people what to think. And in our business, I think as a paramilitary organization at our root, we have done a lot of teaching what to think and that has sort of eliminated, in some respects, our critical thinking capacities."

    18:02 "I would think that if you dedicated about 20% of your time in law enforcement to training, either in block style training but more importantly in daily training, I think we would be better off for it."

    20:18 "So if your temporal experience, if we expose you to more events that are similar to the kind of events that you'll see, we start to develop long-term memory on how deal with those."
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    SUMMARY

    In this episode of the National Police Association Podcast, Sgt. Betsy Smith interviews Dr. Roy Bedard, CEO of RRB Systems Int., expert in use-of-force and law enforcement trainer. The idea of reform has to have a baseline so that all critics can be on the same page of what to change and how to do it. Another central aspect are the idea of critical thinking and human emotion. There has to be changes how these concepts are approached to how we think to be able to effect true change in police work that benefits society.

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    01:08 Police use of force: Why is there so much attention on it?

    04:12 The frustrating notion of reasonableness

    07:29 Breaking down the concepts of reform and criminality

    10:37 Cognition and strengthening our brains

    16:39 Fine-tuning police training with scientific bases

    18:14 Human emotion and its influence on police work

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    National Police Association Podcast #94 with Ray Dietrich, Co-Founder of Red Voice Media, prior law enforcement as CSO, Deputy, Detective, and Sergeant

    National Police Association Podcast #94 with Ray Dietrich, Co-Founder of Red Voice Media, prior law enforcement as CSO, Deputy, Detective, and Sergeant

    QUOTES

    01:41 "A big part of that is in Thin Blue Line TV and we show the body cams. We have a team that digs and shows the reality of what a violent encounter looks in law enforcement, not just the ones that they cherry-pick that don't look great."

    07:57 "You hear out there that unarmed black men are disproportionately shot by police officers. And the crime statistics, the FBI data that backs this, tells a different story."

    09:05 "For a 13.4% population of blacks, 55.9% of all homicides were committed by blacks. Okay, so you're seeing 6 times the rate almost of blacks committing violence and murders than whites."

    10:27 "91% of blacks murdered are killed by other blacks. Not the police. 91%."

    18:18 "Electing the right sheriff or electing the right DA, electing the right people under school board so your kids can go to school, that is how you win. Electing the president is big, I understand that. National offices are big but the real change happens local."

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    SUMMARY

    In this episode of the National Police Association Podcast, Sgt. Betsy Smith interviews Ray Dietrich, Co-Founder of Red Voice Media, and prior law enforcement as CSO, Deputy, Detective, and Sergeant. He works with independent media to get uncensored truth on what law enforcement does for the community. Ray also drills down the actual statistics on use of force and why the percentages don't mean police are racist and instead point to a massive problem with violent crimes today.

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    00:49 Red Voice Media fights false narratives and shows the truth

    03:45 Demonetization on social media and politicization of media

    07:15 Analyzing statistics: Use of force and black Americans

    13:15 Proper police recruitment necessitates a change in the political climate

    16:22 Defunding the police and unqualified DAs

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    National Police Association Podcast #93 with Nate Silvester, TikTok officer who was suspended for mocking Lebron James, author and organizer

    National Police Association Podcast #93 with Nate Silvester, TikTok officer who was suspended for mocking Lebron James, author and organizer

    QUOTES

    02:21 "Okay so you don't care if a black person kills another black person, but you do care if a white cop kills a white person even if he's doing it to save the life of another black person? I mean, it doesn't make a lot of sense."

    07:32 "He put this officer and his family at risk. And people eat that up because he's a basketball god. He must know what he's talking about. And it emboldens people to fight with the police to think that it's okay to resist arrest."

    10:54 "You get three seconds of the footage. And of course, people are going to think oh my gosh, that's awful. But if they had all of the information at their disposal, they would probably come to a much different conclusion."

    16:26 "It didn't always use to be this way that we didn't always find ourselves in the media being crucified for things that we're actually doing correctly and according to the law. It used to be that police officers were respected."

    18:06 "The Thin Blue Line flag has been used I think well over 75 years to simply show support and respect to officers who were killed in the line of duty. And now it's being construed as some sort of symbol of hate and racism and bigotry."

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    SUMMARY

    In this episode of the National Police Association Podcast, Sgt. Betsy Smith interviews Nate Silvester, TikTok officer and book author who was suspended for mocking Lebron James. Nate comments on cancel culture, the necessity of deadly force, and the distortion of symbols like the Thin Blue Line into something that it is not. Support in GoFundMe helps Nate to keep going and he pays it forward by supporting charities too.

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    01:03 Calling out Lebron James for his inflammatory post against cops

    05:20 Nate's Marshall, an example of strong leadership

    11:07 Use of deadly force is a necessary part of the job

    14:07 Writing a book with a goal of reconnecting with the community

    19:20 Success in GoFundMe and donating to charity

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    National Police Association Podcast #92 with Deon Joseph, LAPD Officer who called out LeBron James, speaker, and author

    National Police Association Podcast #92 with Deon Joseph, LAPD Officer who called out LeBron James, speaker, and author

    QUOTES

    01:42 "A lot of times you end up attracting two groups of people. The first group are people who desperately need help, who are disenfranchised, and then you have the people who follow them from those adjoining communities to prey on them."

    07:04 "I can promise that American public that the vast majority of police officers from all walks of life, whether they're white, black, Hispanic, gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, atheist, they're just decent people trying to do a very tough job."

    14:25 "You can't say you care about the safety of women, at the same time be okay with the environment that puts them in danger. And this is what I always have been trying to convey to political leaders and even civic leaders is please listen."

    18:17 "We have to tell parents to stop instilling fear into the kids because when you instill fear, fear causes mistakes."

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    SUMMARY

    In this episode of the National Police Association Podcast, Sgt. Betsy Smith interviews Deon Joseph, LAPD Officer, speaker, and author who called out LeBron James. Skid Row is a misunderstood place that includes many good people mixed in with bad crowds. Unfortunately, propaganda sows fear that police are the bad guys. Deon fights for the community by engaging Skid Row locals and establishing programs that protect their rights.

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    00:59 The realities behind Skid Row

    04:54 Police are vilified but media spins destructive narratives

    12:10 Establishing programs that protect women from sexual assault

    16:49 Fear and staying safe on the road

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    RESOURCES
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    • 23 min

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