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Coffee with a Criminalist: New podcast highlights the work of forensic scientists
Combining their passion for forensic science with their love for educating the public about their jobs, criminalists Brittney Chilton (Bodean) and Darby Stienmetz from the Washoe County (Nevada) Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Division came up with an idea for a podcast that would explain forensics in an easy-to-understand way.
On this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley chats with Brittney and Darby about their podcast, “Coffee with a Criminalist,” which aims to take listeners on an audio tour of forensic science in Northern Nevada while highlighting notable true crime cases.
How CALEA accreditation could benefit your agency
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations. The Law Enforcement Accreditation process focuses on standards that provide best practices related to life, health and safety procedures for the agency.
In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley chats with Major Steve Runge, the assistant chief of police at Berkeley Police Department in Berkeley, Missouri, where he served as the CALEA Accreditation Manager for six years, about the benefits of accreditation for law enforcement agencies.
For more information on CALEA, visit https://www.calea.org.
How the 30x30 initiative aims to advance women in policing
There are approximately 173,000 women in American law enforcement today, but that only represents about 12% of all LEOs. The 30x30 Initiative aims to address this imbalance and is challenging police departments nationwide to recruit classes of at least 30% women by 2030.
In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley chats with the co-founders of the 30x30 Initiative, Ivonne Roman, former chief of Newark (NJ) Police Department, and Maureen McGough, chief of staff at the Policing Project at the NYU School of Law, about how the initiative aims to assist departments in recruiting more female officers.
Meet Ernie & Joe, the crisis cops behind the HBO documentary
Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops is an HBO documentary showcasing the efforts of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together these two officers' experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis as part of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit.
In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley talks to Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro about the origins of the Mental Health Unit, how the documentary came about and how law enforcement agencies can best tackle the mental health crisis in their communities.
Understanding the fallacies behind the normalization of drug use
By now, everyone has told us how the war on drugs has failed so miserably. Drug advocates have convinced lawmakers and voters in some states that our only way out of our drug problems is by legalizing drugs. Some areas of the country have adopted harm reduction policies to allow for illegal or illicit drug-related behavior in order to minimize risks to the greater communities. Yet clearly those strategies leave much to be desired with drug overdose fatalities at all-time highs across America.
What is the answer? That is the question our Policing Matters host Jim Dudley poses to this week’s guest, district attorney Brian Surber, who has prosecuted thousands of narcotics cases and recently authored Injustice for All: The (Familiar) Fallacies of Criminal Justice Reform.
Using tech to build culture: New communication app connects cops and their chiefs
Communication within an organization is critical, but especially so within law enforcement, where leadership and command must convey crucial information to their officers on the street. But cops are bombarded daily with memos, bulletins and orders, so how can we make a connection that seems more personal?
In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, host Jim Dudley speaks with Tim Paul, co-founder and CEO of The Critical App, a messaging application that ensures leaders stay connected with all of their personnel at every location to instantly share news and updates, identify urgent issues and build the right culture for their department.
Great info and perfect timing.
The short format is perfect for my drive to and/or from work. Relevant information and objective perspective.
Excellent Police One content
Good stuff folks however we need to see more content on our national use of force failures. More on the need for grappling, frequent proficiency based training and pressure on state training commissions to reform their outdated policies failing us every night.
Was this guest a union rep for just Lieutenants? Or for officers as well?
Not one criticism of how the city or department is run.
This was like an interview from a Department PIO - not a Union VP. Either she’s trying to get promoted or the liberal hellhole of SF has these officers brainwashed.
Officers. Please be safe in SF.