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City of Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther hosts a community chat to answer questions from the Scottsdale Arizona community. Each episode will feature a special guest from the community. Have a question for Chief? Send it to one of our social media platforms:
Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @ScottsdalePD

Shop Talk Scottsdale PD

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City of Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther hosts a community chat to answer questions from the Scottsdale Arizona community. Each episode will feature a special guest from the community. Have a question for Chief? Send it to one of our social media platforms:
Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @ScottsdalePD

    Jessica Nicely - Winged Hope

    Jessica Nicely - Winged Hope

    Jessica Nicely is a passionate advocate for child abuse prevention, awareness and treatment. A survivor herself, Jessica founded her own non-profit 501c3, Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation in January 2013. 
    Dedicated to serving victims of family violence and trauma, since it’s inception Winged Hope has provided direct services or training to over 55,000 people around the state of Arizona. Winged Hope was the Recipient of the Arizona Attorney General's 2018 Arizona Crime Victims' Rights Week Award for their work with victims of violence.  
    A graduate of Arizona State University, Jessica's memoir All My Friends Are Zeros: My Secret to Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences is available at all online booksellers. 
    Jessica is the recipient of the Beth McDonald Woman of the Year Award for 2019 and the Positive Paths East Valley Woman of the Year Award for 2020. 
    For 26 years, listeners in schools, conferences, law enforcement and more have been inspired by Jessica’s journey of resiliency and hope, shared with the goal of impacting survivors of family violence and trauma worldwide. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dr. Casey Solem - Scottsdale Fire Department Medical Director

    Dr. Casey Solem - Scottsdale Fire Department Medical Director

    Dr. Casey Solem is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and he serves as the Medical Director of the Scottsdale Fire Department.
    Casey was born and raised right here in Scottsdale. After graduating from Chaparral High School, he studied Biology at Arizona State University. He then joined the inaugural class of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Campus.
    He now practices full-time Emergency Medicine in three local hospitals: HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center (where he was born), HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, and HonorHealth Thompson Peak Medical Center.
    Casey loves the Scottsdale Community and is involved with many local organizations including the Scottsdale Charros.
    He lives here in town with his wife, Sara, and their three kids.

    • 55 min
    Angela Harrolle - 100 Club of Arizona

    Angela Harrolle - 100 Club of Arizona

    Angela Harrolle came to be the CEO of The 100 Club of Arizona in an unconventional way, as a line of duty death family beneficiary. She is a true testament of ‘you never know where life will take you.’ Prior to my arrival as the CEO she championed legislation known as “Harrolle’s Law”, which provides surviving families with lifetime access to health insurance benefits following a line of duty death.
    The 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit organization that provides statewide assistance for public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/Paramedics and their families. As a 501(c)(3), the 100 Club of Arizona is dedicated to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge. Angela also continues her aforementioned work in addition to being a partner in local restaurant concepts such as CHoP Chandler, The Living Room, and Sea & Smoke. She also continues to provide residential real estate, relocation services as the Designated Broker/Owner of The Fed Realty Group.

    • 58 min
    Dr. Wayne Svoboda: SPD Police K9 Vet

    Dr. Wayne Svoboda: SPD Police K9 Vet

    Dr. Wayne Svoboda joins Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther and Commander Chris Coffee on Shop Talk. He grew up in the small town of Wahoo, Nebraska. His background in the medical/science field and great love of animals influenced his decision to pursue a career as a veterinarian. He earned his B.S. degree in Microbiology from Kansas State University. He received his M.S. in Cellular Biology in 1982 from Purdue University. He received his D.V.M. in 1986 from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.
    He enjoys both small animal and exotic pet medicine and surgery and has a special interest in Police K-9 medicine. Dr. Wayne Svoboda provides veterinary medical care for approximately ten different valley law enforcement K-9 units and routinely conducts K-9 first aid seminars for police officers and EMT/first response individuals. When not working, Dr. Svoboda enjoys outdoor activities, photography, cycling, long-distance running, and spending time with the family.

    • 58 min
    The 31st Cop with Dominic Ross

    The 31st Cop with Dominic Ross

    Dominic was born and raised on the east coast. He moved to Arizona to “begin his adult life.” After several interactions with valley police officers, he started to make note how they were different and what made Scottsdale Police stand out from the rest. Join us on episode 11 to hear his story and the interaction with a Scottsdale Police Sergeant that changed his perspective of policing forever.

    • 1 hr
    Alex Sachs: Olympic Silver Medalist and Scottsdale PD Police Aide

    Alex Sachs: Olympic Silver Medalist and Scottsdale PD Police Aide

    Alessandra “Alex” Sachs is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, but grew up in the US and France. In 1993, she moved back to Brazil and pursued an undergraduate degree in Physical Education at FEFISA. She followed with a Master’s degree in Sports Psychology at UNIFMU, where she worked under Brazil’s top Sports Psychology, Dr. Regina Brandao. In 2000, her Master’s thesis was published at the Sports Psychology World Conference in Skiathos, Greece. She met Dr. Darren Treasure and Dr. Cristina Versari at the conference and in 2001 was invited to be a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University under the guidance of Dr. Treasure. Unfortunately, a year later Dr. Treasure left the university and Alex transferred to San Diego University of Interactive Studies under the leadership Of Dr. Versari.
    Alex played professional soccer for 11 years on the Brazilian Women’s National Team. She has a silver medal from the 2004 Olympic Games and a gold medal from the 2007 Pan American Games. She was inducted into the Brazilian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005. Alex worked at the Jewish Community Center for 11 years, was a program manager for Playworks Arizona for 3 years and now works for the Scottsdale Police Department as the Crime Prevention Police Aide for the Via Linda District. 

    • 1 hr 2 min

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