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The Protectors brings true-life stories from Law Enforcement, Military, and First Responders; our Nation’s “Protectors” AND those that support them. Protectors are those that run toward danger, the ones that put their lives on the line to keep us safe; here and abroad. Listen in as they tell their stories; from their beginnings to their inspirations. The Protectors podcast is hosted by Dr. Jason Piccolo. Jason is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (U.S. Army Infantry Captain) with service as an enlisted member in the 1990’s. Jason served over 20 years in federal law enforcement. Jason is an active volunteer with veteran hiring and mentorship organizations.

The Protectors Dr. Jason Piccolo

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

The Protectors brings true-life stories from Law Enforcement, Military, and First Responders; our Nation’s “Protectors” AND those that support them. Protectors are those that run toward danger, the ones that put their lives on the line to keep us safe; here and abroad. Listen in as they tell their stories; from their beginnings to their inspirations. The Protectors podcast is hosted by Dr. Jason Piccolo. Jason is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (U.S. Army Infantry Captain) with service as an enlisted member in the 1990’s. Jason served over 20 years in federal law enforcement. Jason is an active volunteer with veteran hiring and mentorship organizations.

    Season 3 | Shane Erickson | DeliverFund | Trafficking Part 4 (Episode 44)

    Season 3 | Shane Erickson | DeliverFund | Trafficking Part 4 (Episode 44)

    Shane Erickson, a Senior Targeting Analyst with DeliverFund, joined The Protectors to shine a light on trafficking and ways we can help.  Please note this interview contains graphic and sensitive content.  
    You can stop traffickers.  No, not by arresting them, nor any vigilante action, but by raising awareness.  You can report suspected trafficking.  You can be a great witness for law enforcement.  Raise awareness is more than just telling your friends.  You can get involved and ask your local politicians what they are doing to address trafficking.  You can go farther and ask Congress what they are doing.  You can volunteer.  YOU can help stop traffickers.   
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theprotectors)

    • 32 min
    Season 3 | Jeanne Parker | DeliverFund | Trafficking Part 3 (Episode 43)

    Season 3 | Jeanne Parker | DeliverFund | Trafficking Part 3 (Episode 43)

    Jeanne Parker, DeliverFund’s Director of Special Programs, joined The Protectors to talk about child exploitation and trafficking.  Jeanne really opened up my eyes about what exactly is happening in the world of child trafficking, especially the sheer numbers of men who answer ads to purchase children for sex.  This is an especially important interview for parents out there and what our children are exposed to and how we may want to respond.   This is just one part of a series of trafficking interviews, make sure to subscribe and share.  Thank you all for the support.  For more information, check out DeliverFund.  They are truly in this fight.  
    About Jeanne: Jeanne has dedicated her life to protecting children. She retired as a Commander from the Flathead County Sheriff's Office in Montana after 20 years of service and has spent more than 12 years working on Internet Crimes Against Children and human trafficking investigations. She continues to work as a Reserve Officer for ICAC for their unit in Montana.
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    • 41 min
    Season 3 | Salvador Hernandez | DeliverFund | Trafficking Part 2 (Episode 42)

    Season 3 | Salvador Hernandez | DeliverFund | Trafficking Part 2 (Episode 42)

    Salvador Hernandez, Sr. Intelligence Analyst with DeliverFund  , joined The Protectors to talk about his background in military intelligence working in the Special Operations community to transitioning to civilian live then entering the world of counter-trafficking.  We touch on numerous trafficking topics, make sure to check out the full interview 
    From DeliverFund: DeliverFund was founded and is operated by a group of uniquely qualified and trained individuals. We have decades of experience from our careers in the CIA, NSA, Special Operations, and law enforcement, and we leverage cutting-edge technology into the ultimate weapon against human trafficking. The traffickers have gone online, so we follow them and track them down, using the same technologies that they’re using against them.
     
    #deliverfund #endmoderndayslavery #endhumantrafficking #stophumantrafficking #fighthumantrafficking #theprotectors 
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    • 29 min
    Season 3 | Andrew Phillips | STAND WATCH Knives | (Episode 41)

    Season 3 | Andrew Phillips | STAND WATCH Knives | (Episode 41)

    Andrew Phillips joined The Protectors to talk about the recent launch of Stand Watch Knives line, being an LEO & Firefighter, and building a small business & brand.  

    Note:  I purchased a Stand Watch knife, it is now my favorite fixed blade for sure.  It is not a mass produced made and you can tell.  Incredible detail and perfect weight.  
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    • 11 min
    Season 3 | Robert Garland | FUND THE FIRST | (Episode 40)

    Season 3 | Robert Garland | FUND THE FIRST | (Episode 40)

    Robert Garland joined The Protectors to talk about the important mission of FUND THE FIRST, how it was created, how you can be involved, and a ton more.  If you haven’t checked out their mission, please do.  Their site has numerous current “protectors” in need! 
    About FUND THE FIRST: Each day, first responders and military personnel put their lives on the line not only to protect the public, but to protect our way of life. Unfortunately, while our nation’s heroes are the first to a crisis, they’re also often the first to be left behind. Our team consists of individuals from the first responder and military community in which we serve. We’ve experienced hardships firsthand and the different challenges that are present in this community. We founded Fund the First to provide other first responders, military, and medical professionals with a trusted place to get the support they need, when they need it.
    Outside of FUND THE FIRST:  Robert is a decorated Detective with the New York City Police Department where he specializes in complex investigations. During his 12 years in law enforcement, Robert has worked in various roles and the NYPD’s Narcotics Division which included various joint interagency operations with the Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Well respected in his field, Robert also serves as an expert witness to the Office of Special Narcotics New York.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theprotectors)

    • 20 min
    Season 3 | Kevin Lacz | Author & Navy SEAL | The Veteran's WORK Book (Episode 39)

    Season 3 | Kevin Lacz | Author & Navy SEAL | The Veteran's WORK Book (Episode 39)

    Kevin Lacz joined The Protectors to talk about his new book THE VETERAN'S WORK BOOK: HOW TO TRANSITION OUT OF THE MILITARY AND GET HIRED!  Seriously, this is a must book for the transitioning service member AND veterans.  Kevin talks about how he transitioned and the need for this book.  
    Kevin is also the author of THE LAST PUNISHER: A SEAL TEAM THREE SNIPER'S TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF RAMADI.  About Kevin:  Kevin completed two deployments to Iraq with SEAL Team THREE (Charlie and Delta) as a platoon sniper, breacher, and combat medic. He was fortunate enough to work alongside many of the toughest frogmen to ever wear the trident.  
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theprotectors)

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Brendan Beasley ,

Proud to call Jason a friend.

We recently had Jason on our show and his resume is nothing short of incredible. America needs more Patriots like this. I highly recommend anything this guy does.

- Brendan B.

TJJCB ,

Wow

Variety of guests. Lots of interesting subjects. Keep it up.

Slyder824 ,

Outstanding Podcast

What a Great Podcast! Well put together and all the guest are either first responders or those who support first responders. Me being a first responder, I appreciate what Jason is doing and I look forward to every episode. You won’t be disappointed in this podcast!

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