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Talking the beat to cover what matters to you as an LEO. Join deputy chief Jim Dudley (ret.) every weekly as he sits down with law enforcement leaders and criminal justice experts to discuss strategy, challenges and trends in policing.

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    • 4.3 • 170 Ratings

Talking the beat to cover what matters to you as an LEO. Join deputy chief Jim Dudley (ret.) every weekly as he sits down with law enforcement leaders and criminal justice experts to discuss strategy, challenges and trends in policing.

    Is it real or not? Navigating new AI threats and safeguarding digital identities

    Is it real or not? Navigating new AI threats and safeguarding digital identities

    Recently, we saw a first-of-its-kind arrest of two middle school students who created deepfake nude images of their classmates. This arrest marks a new milestone for law enforcement as they consider how to address the use of generative AI relative to child sexual abuse material and nonconsensual deepfakes — by even juvenile offenders.
    The rapid advancement of AI technology has brought significant benefits, but it also poses new challenges, especially for law enforcement agencies. AI-generated images and voices can be incredibly realistic, making it difficult to discern authentic evidence from fabricated content. This new landscape requires investigators to develop sophisticated techniques and legal frameworks to keep pace with these technological innovations.
    In this episode, Policing Matters podcast host Jim Dudley speaks with Heather Mahalik Barnhart, Senior Director of Community Engagement at Cellebrite, about the complexities law enforcement faces due to AI advancements. Heather highlights the difficulty in distinguishing real from AI-generated images, the legal ambiguities surrounding AI evidence and the mental toll on investigators. She also shares practical advice on securing personal and family digital presence, emphasizing the importance of updated security settings and awareness.
    About our sponsor
    This episode of the Policing Matters podcast is sponsored by OfficerStore. Learn more about getting the gear you need at prices you can afford by visiting OfficerStore.com.

    • 30 min
    Former NYPD Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito talks law enforcement challenges and political candidacy

    Former NYPD Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito talks law enforcement challenges and political candidacy

    In the latest episode of the Policing Matters podcast, host Jim Dudley sits down with Alison Esposito, a former NYPD Deputy Inspector who is now making a bid for Congress. The episode dives into the pressing issues facing law enforcement today, including the movement to defund the police, the repercussions of policy changes following the 2020 protests, and the challenges of law enforcement recruitment and public perception.
    Alison Esposito brings nearly 25 years of experience with the NYPD to the table, where she rose to the rank of Deputy Inspector and commanded the 70th Police District. Following in the footsteps of her father, NYPD Chief Michael Esposito, Alison joined the force because she believes that those who are in danger, and cannot defend themselves, have the right to be safe, free and protected.
    Her career, marked by a commitment to public safety and community service, now extends into the political arena where she aims to influence law enforcement policy on a national level. As a candidate for Congress, Esposito focuses on strengthening public safety, supporting law enforcement officers, and addressing the consequences of recent criminal justice reforms. For more information, click here.
    About our sponsor
    This episode of the Policing Matters podcast is sponsored by OfficerStore. Learn more about getting the gear you need at prices you can afford by visiting OfficerStore.com.

    • 39 min
    Addressing the emotional toll of policing

    Addressing the emotional toll of policing

    In this week’s episode of the Policing Matters podcast, host Jim Dudley welcomes Sheriff Scott Rose, host and producer of the "Officer Down Memorial Podcast," to discuss the genesis of his podcast and the importance of advocating for the families of fallen LEOs and mental wellness resources for law enforcement.
    Elected as the 26th Sheriff of Dodge County, Minnesota in 2014, Rose brings a personal and generational commitment to the profession, with a family history deeply rooted in law enforcement. During the episode, Rose discusses the impact of cumulative stress, PTSD among officers, and the importance of remembering and honoring the sacrifices of fallen officers.
    About our sponsor
    This episode of the Policing Matters podcast is sponsored by Skydio. Learn more about how Skydio enhances public safety and operational efficiency by visiting Skydio.com.

    • 46 min
    Inside the Policing Leadership Academy with retired NYPD Chief Kenneth Corey

    Inside the Policing Leadership Academy with retired NYPD Chief Kenneth Corey

    Effective police leadership transcends the mere management of law enforcement personnel; it involves inspiring change, fostering community trust and navigating complex socio-political landscapes. Leaders in law enforcement face unique challenges that require not only a deep understanding of law and policy but also strong interpersonal skills and strategic vision. This calls for specialized training programs that address the specific needs of police leadership at various levels.
    In a recent episode of the Policing Matters podcast, host Jim Dudley engages with retired NYPD Chief Kenneth Corey, who now plays a pivotal role at the Policing Leadership Academy in Chicago. Chief Corey discusses the nuances of leading a large police force, the transformative power of mentorship and the Academy's innovative approach to training police commanders. This episode provides valuable insights into the complexities of police leadership and the critical role of continuous education in enhancing the efficacy and ethical standards of law enforcement officers.
    Learn more about the Policing Leadership Academy.
    About our sponsor
    This episode of the Policing Matters podcast is sponsored by Skydio. Learn more about how Skydio enhances public safety and operational efficiency by visiting Skydio.com.

    • 41 min
    Transforming corrections: The role of data-driven strategies and the human element in rehabilitation

    Transforming corrections: The role of data-driven strategies and the human element in rehabilitation

    The U.S. corrections system is at a crossroads, grappling with high recidivism rates and the growing need for a shift from punitive approaches to more rehabilitative and supportive measures. By integrating data-driven applications and fostering relationships between inmates and corrections staff, there’s potential to reform how jails and prisons operate. This not only aims to better assess risks but also to ensure the safety of both correctional officers and incarcerated individuals, preparing them for a successful reintegration into society.
    In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, host Jim Dudley welcomes Dr. Brian Lovins, a criminology expert and principal at Justice System Partners, and past president of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). Dr. Lovins discusses the application of data-driven technologies in corrections and emphasizes the importance of relationship-building in rehabilitation. The conversation delves into how corrections agencies can use these tools to ensure safety, facilitate rehabilitation and prepare inmates for life after release.
    About our sponsor
    This episode of the Policing Matters podcast is sponsored by OfficerStore. Learn more about getting the gear you need at prices you can afford by visiting OfficerStore.com.

    • 38 min
    Challenges and triumphs: A law enforcement family's journey through trauma and healing

    Challenges and triumphs: A law enforcement family's journey through trauma and healing

    Every day, law enforcement officers put themselves in harm's way to ensure public safety and are often severely injured in that process. The repercussions of on-duty injuries can extend far beyond the physical. The aftermath often brings a cascade of challenges that affect not only the injured officers but also their families and colleagues.
    In this episode of the "Policing Matters" podcast host Jim Dudley speaks with Dr. Patricia Kay Reyna about her family's ordeal following a devastating on-duty accident that left her husband, Humberto Reyna, a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Master Trooper, with a traumatic brain injury.
    Currently working with the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training at the University of Oregon, Dr. Reyna discusses her transformative journey from a finance professional to a traumatic brain injury expert and advocate. Her story sheds light on the physical, emotional and bureaucratic struggles that ensue following such injuries in the line of duty.
    About our sponsor
    This episode of the Policing Matters podcast is sponsored by OfficerStore. Learn more about getting the gear you need at prices you can afford by visiting OfficerStore.com.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

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Appreciate the podcast

I greatly appreciate the podcast, great topics but at times the left of center opinions come across too much for me. I understand the host is a San Francisco native and that is the perspective. Just my opinion. Thank you for the content.

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GUEST APPEARANCE

Jim … thank you for the invite and the conversation that was much needed in a topic (IA) that I believe is “untapped”

JID1946 ,

Not an echo chamber

I know some disagree with views or perspectives discussed, but they are designed to stimulate the discussion and show perspectives. Hopefully, the listener can gain insight and depth rather than a one sided viewpoint on important topics.

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