141 episodes

Lifestyle and leadership lessons for police officers

The Squad Room Garrett Te Slaa

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Lifestyle and leadership lessons for police officers

    140: Creating a New Model of Peer Support Using Technology with Bruce Valles

    140: Creating a New Model of Peer Support Using Technology with Bruce Valles

    Bruce Valles is the Founder and CEO of Mindbase, a Seattle startup aimed at solving the mental health crisis within public safety. Bruce was motivated to start Mindbase after seeing his uncle’s struggles with mental illness while he was a cop and corrections officer in Arizona. 







    Bruce has spent the last 12 years in tech, from startups to fortune 500 companies on revenue and operations teams. As an advocate for mental health within the LatinX Community, Bruce has turned his passion and experience on the underserved population of first responders by creating the first and only CAD/RMS integrated detection and intervention platform.







    His focus comes at a time during one of the deadliest times of self-inflicted mortality within law enforcement, an epidemic that has outweighed line of duty deaths for the past three years in a row and has been triple digits for over a decade.







    In this episode, we talk about how technology is becoming integrated into peer support programs, and how statistics and algorithms are being used by departments to take care of their people to prevent major problems. 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. We are launching Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







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    • 59 min
    139: When the Warrior Comes Home: Confronting Trauma, Stress & PTSD with Jen Satterly

    139: When the Warrior Comes Home: Confronting Trauma, Stress & PTSD with Jen Satterly

    Jen Satterly is an author, speaker and wife to Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Tom Satterly who appeared on episode 138. With Tom, she is the co-founder of the All Secure Foundation. 







    When Jen met Tom, his second marriage was about to implode due to his unresolved trauma and severe PTSD. Eventually, they married and Jen realized she was in for the ride of her life as she tried to wrestle with Tom’s demons, while discovering her own unresolved trauma from a sexual assault as a young woman. 







    Jen’s book Arsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD, Together is a fantastic read from the perspective of a spouse who wants to help, but isn’t a push over, but also doesn’t know where to begin. Through their journey, Jen discovers a healing path for them both that she now shares through her work. 







    You can learn more at allsecurefoundation.org and on social media @allsecurefoundation and @tomsatterly







    If you need immediate help, call the Veteran’s Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or for first responders, call Safe Call Now at 206-459-3020.







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. We are launching Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







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    • 1 hr 14 min
    138: Winning the War Inside Your Head with Delta Force Veteran Tom Satterly

    138: Winning the War Inside Your Head with Delta Force Veteran Tom Satterly

    Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Tom Satterly spent 20 years in the U.S. Army’s secretive and elite Delta Force. Tom’s first deployment with The Unit was the infamous 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, made famous by the book and movie Black Hawk Down. Over the next 20 years, Tom deployed all around the world and was on the mission that captured Saddam Hussein. 







    But all of that came at a cost. Two broken marriages, and crippling anxiety, depression and alcoholism began to follow Tom soon after Mogadishu. It would stay with him for his entire military career and nearly cost him everything. 







    Ashamed and embarrassed, but at the end of his rope, Tom slowly began to get help. It came in the form of his new wife, Jen Satterly. But of course, it wasn’t that simple. Because trauma loves trauma, the two nearly ended their marriage on their wedding night. 







    Tom’s auto-biography All Secure: A Special Operations Soldier’s Fight to Survive on the Battlefield and the Homefront tells his story in raw and honest detail. Since then, Tom and his wife Jen have formed the All Secure Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting veterans with post-traumatic growth through online programs, couples retreats and counseling support. 







    On this episode, Tom and I talk about how he had to overcome the fear of being judged by his friends, some of the most elite warriors in the world, and how shame kept him from getting help for so long. 







    You can learn more at allsecurefoundation.org and on social media @allsecurefoundation and @tomsatterly







    If you need immediate help, call the Veteran’s Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or for first responders, call Safe Call Now at 206-459-3020.







    We also talk about the importance of building a team around you to support you during your career but also to be there for those times off-duty when you need someone to listen. 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. We are launching Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







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    • 1 hr 17 min
    137: How to Have a Successful Marriage with Victoria Newman

    137: How to Have a Successful Marriage with Victoria Newman

    Victoria Newman is the president of How2LoveOurCops.org. She’s the author of “A CHiP on My Shoulder – How to Love Your Cop with Attitude” and “A Marriage in Progress: Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships.” She’s a national speaker and contributing writer for Law Officer among many many other pursuits. Victoria’s husband is Chief Brent Newman of the California Highway Patrol who recently retired after a 31-year career. 







    Victoria’s introduction to law enforcement life was like jumping right in the deep end. Within weeks of their wedding, Brent was in the academy and a move to Los Angeles was ahead of them. Multiple moves, untold critical incidents, too many LODDs and officer suicides later, they have kept their marriage. 







    But sometimes, just barely. 







    In this episode, Victoria tells the story of why she was ready for a divorce and was preparing to leave. 







    But she stuck with it and the payoff is heard as we talk about it in this episode. 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. We are launching Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







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    If you like what you heard today, if you got something out of the conversation, please consider leaving a review on the podcast player of your choice. If you got a few seconds, please leave a comment with your review. 







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    If you’re looking for the best fitting ballistic helmet that exceeds NIJ standards and won’t break the bank, check out Hardheadveterans.com and use the coupon code “Squadroom” to get $20 off your helmet. 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    136: Protecting Your Privacy with Pete James of OfficerPrivacy.Com

    136: Protecting Your Privacy with Pete James of OfficerPrivacy.Com

    Pete James is a forensic and online database expert. After he retired as a lieutenant from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in California, he formed OfficerPrivacy.com to help officers and other first responders protect themselves and their families by limiting the amount of information that’s out there on the internet. 







    And trust me, there’s a lot!







    In this episode with Pete, you will learn: 







    * Why it’s impossible to completely erase yourself from the internet. * What you can do by yourself to limit the type of information that is available on the internet. * How online people search databases work and why vigilance is required to maintain your privacy.







    Learn more at officerprivacy.com/thesquadroom. If cleaning up your name on the internet and making it harder for criminals to find you is important to you, check out the deal at officerprivacy.com/thesquadroom where you’ll get a FREE USB data blocker and a one free month of monitoring when you sign up. 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. We are launching Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







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    • 59 min
    135: The Stoic Cop with Bill Mauro: How an Ancient Philosophy Is the Perfect Antidote to Modern Times

    135: The Stoic Cop with Bill Mauro: How an Ancient Philosophy Is the Perfect Antidote to Modern Times

    Bill Mauro is the author of The Stoic Cop: Policing Through Stoic Virtue. Bill is also a deputy sheriff in Florida with a family in law enforcement. 







    A few years ago, Bill found himself struggling with a deep depression and thoughts of suicide. A miraculous intervention with a stranger changed his life and he eventually found his strength and guidance in Stoicism. 







    I can’t overstate how important Stoicism has become to my own mindset and personal pursuit of my own virtue. To say it is my religion might be a stretch but not by much.







    But what is Stoicism? 







    It’s probably not what you think it is. 







    Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy which teaches the development of self-control and fortitude as a means of overcoming destructive emotions.







    Think of it like an operating system for your life. This isn’t philosophy about the purpose of our existence. This is about how to handle anger, ego, fear, discipline, humility and internal peace. 







    Seems worth it, right?







    You’ve heard me say, “control what you can control.” That’s a piece of Stoicism. 







    Here are the books we talk about in this episode and that I recommend to anyone interested in learning more: 







    The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday







    The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday







    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 







    The Art of Living by Epictetus







    Letters from a Stoic by Seneca 







    I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE. We are launching Tactical Tuesdays – a free weekly email where we bring you a few tactics, tips and strategies to help you succeed in the week ahead. It may be about a book I want to share, gear I’ve found useful, an inspiring quote, or anything else I think you’d like. To sign up for the Tactical Tuesdays email list, you can visit thesquadroom.net/tacticaltuesdays or just text your email address to 805-364-2331. I promise we won’t sell or spam your email account. 







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    • 1 hr 15 min

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