Visit our website: https://www.copdocpodcast.com The CopDoc Podcast delves into police leadership and innovation. The focus is on aiming for excellence in the delivery of police services across the globe. Dr. Steve Morreale is a retired law enforcement practitioner turned academic and scholar from Worcester State University. Steve shares ideas talks with thought leaders in policing, academia, community leaders, and other related government agencies. Interviews with thought leaders drive the discussion to improve police services and community relationships.
Dr. Stephanie M. Conn, Police Psychologist, Ep 91
Dr. Stephanie Conn is a former Dispatcher, Call Taker, and Police Officer in Ft. Worth, TX. During her 9 years in policing, she served as a peer support specialist. She took the step to return to school to earn a clinical doctorate and begin to work with Peer Support groups
She is active in policing, working with the F.O.P., IACP, and agencies across the U.S.
We spoke about the importance of first responders availing themselves of clinical counseling, the issue of confidentiality, and building trusting relationships between clinicians and first responders and their agencies.
The CopDoc Podcast Encore session, Ep 90, Dr. Jim McCabe - Sacred Heart University, retired NYPD Inspector, previous Episode 18
In an encore presentation, we chatted with Dr. Jim McCabe, a pracademic, an academic with extensive practical field experience. Jim was an Inspector with the NYPD. A graduate of The Graduate Center for CUNY, John Jay College, Jim is a professor of Criminal Justice, a trainer, and a facilitator for police sessions, and has been a team member for countless police management studies across the US.
In a wide-ranging discussion, we talked about the state of policing today, police management studies, leadership, training, and Body-worn cameras.
The CopDoc Podcast, Chief Shon Barnes, Ph.D., Madison, WI Police, Ep 89
We spoke with Dr. Shon Barnes, Chief of Police with the Madison, WI.
Prior to his appointment as Chief in February 2021, Chief Barnes served as the Director of Training and Professional Development in Chicago, Illinois, and he was the former Deputy Chief of Police in Salisbury (NC). He was previously a Captain with the Greensboro Police Department, where he began his career as a patrol officer in November 2000. He has vast experience in police leadership, serving as the commander of 4 Police Divisions. He has also served in the armed forces as a United States Marine.
Dr. Barnes attended Elizabeth City State University, where he received a B.A. Degree in History/Pre-Law, and the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He earned his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where his dissertation focus was “Racial disparities in traffic stops, and the role of police leadership in community engagement efforts.” Dr. Barnes was selected as the 2015 National Institute of Justice L.E.A.D.S Scholar (Law Enforcement Advancement through Data and Science) for using science and evidence-based policing practices to improve policing, and community relations.
Throughout his career, Dr. Barnes has worked hard to implement Neighborhood Oriented Policing, which focuses on smaller police beat responses and foot patrols. He has implemented the Stratified Model of Policing which encompasses Problem Solving, Crime Analysis, and Accountability at all levels within the organization. These efforts have significantly improved community-police relations as evidenced by a 100% clearance rate on all homicides occurring in Salisbury during his tenure. His philosophy as it relates to policing simply states, “Policing should be neighborhood-oriented, community-focused (business and residential), problem-oriented, and based on the most current empirical research available to reduce crime and improve citizens’ satisfaction with police services.”
We talked about leadership, professionalism, the NIJ LEADS program, mental heath calls and officer wellness.
TCD Encore Podcast: Superintendent Andrew Lacey - An Garda Siochana, Episode 88 (Previous Ep 26) Interview #2 Crisis Intervention Teams
In this encore episode, we continued our chat with Superintendent Andy Lacey from the Garda, Ireland's National Police. Andy has been on a steering team to collaborate with several agencies in Ireland to create a pilot, placing clinicians in police vehicles in the City of Limerick to co-respond to mental health-related calls.
Working with the Health Service Executive (HSE) National Health Service, University of Limerick Medical School, University of Limerick School of Law,
We discussed the reforms being considered for the Garda.
Andy is back in Limerick and will travel back to the USA to William James Colege to attend and present the Co-Response Research Symposium sponsored by the Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Heath at WJC.
TCD Podcast Chief Kristen Ziman (Retired) Aurora, IL Police, Ep 86
Kristen Ziman is the retired chief of the Aurora, IL Police Department. Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois. In a suburb of Chicago, Chief Ziman oversaw a department with 300 officers.
Recently retired, Kristen has been a sought-after speaker across North America. She published the book Reimagining Blue: Thoughts on Life, Leadership, and a New Way Forward in Policing.
Kristen co-hosts a podcast with Sylvia Moir, entitled The Hollow Bunny Leadership Podcast.
Kristen can be reached via her website:
TCD Podcast: Ed Cronin, Retired Chief, Fitchburg, MA Police, Ep 85
Ed Cronin has over 35 years experience in policing. His career includes experience as a Police Chief in two cities in Massachusetts. He holds a graduate degree in Criminal Justice Management along with an advanced graduate degree in Organizational Development and Systems Thinking from Suffolk University. He is also a certified executive coach. (Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching)
As a Detective Sergeant with 15 years experience, he took courses at Queen’s College in Oxford, University, England as part of his Master’s program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. During this time, he also worked with the Thames Valley Police exposing him to new ideas and methods of policing practices. While there he was also enlisted and assisted in bringing the first group of US police officers to Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s that was featured on National television in the US. This trip was followed up by the first Russian delegation of police officers to come to the United States eventually meeting with then FBI Director Louis Freeh and subsequent meetings with the US State Department who agreed to fund future delegations to the US.
While acting in his first Chief’s position in Gardner, Massachusetts he co-created a highly competitive grant application that resulted in an award from the US Department of Justice using an innovative community approach to combat domestic violence.
After three years in Gardner, Ed was hired by a Vermont based International NGO, called Project Harmony. He was appointed as Director of a US State Department funding program called Domestic Violence Community Partnership Program to Russia, Ukraine and Georgia that was based on the model he used in Gardner, Massachusetts.
As Chief of Police in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 2006, he co-developed a task force that employed a systems approach to address crime and educational failures of Latino students. Fitchburg was experiencing a higher murder rate per capita than the City of Boston (mostly within the Latino community) and a high school dropout rate for Latino students of over 40%. His ground-breaking work brought the police, minority community, and the greater community at large together to engage in a process that identified the root causes as systemic racism, mostly unconscious, and lack of economic opportunities for at-risk youth. This work resulted in Ed receiving the 2011 Individual Achievement Award in Civil Rights from the International Chiefs of Police.
This effort refocused the community to address these deep-seated issues that eventually brought about systemic and political change. These efforts were followed up by excellent and progressive future political and police leadership. Today the City of Fitchburg experienced one murder in 2021 and a Latino dropout rate of less than 8%.
He has written a book entitled Just Policng: My Journey to Police Reform.
A well thought out and informative podcast. A must for anyone in the field of law enforcement.
Truly interesting cop pod!
So educational and a great listen!
Informative & eye opening
I had Dr. Morreale as a college professor & find myself 12 years later still learning from his podcast. Excellent job Sir.