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TBT 19: Dr. Hindy Bluestone with the Under the Shield Foundation
What a week...with the massacre of the law enforcement officers in Dallas and the protests throughout the nation, today's guest just so happened to be the perfect resource at the right time.
On today's show, Dr. Hindy Bluestone talks with Martin about the confidential stress coaching provided for free by the Under the Shield Foundation. Their services are 24/7, completely confidential and can be reached at the following:
(855) 889-2348 (toll free)
In this episode, Martin references law enforcement suicide statistics. While they're going down, they're way, way too high. The link Martin referenced is
If you need to talk, please reach out to Under the Shield or another peer support group. You're not alone.
TBT 18: Mike the Cop with Humanizing the Badge
On today's episode, Martin chats with 15 year old Halley McGookin of yellowbrickrun.org who has started a charity to benefit law enforcement. She was an impressive young lady with a bright future. Be sure to check out her project; it's a worthy cause.
Today's guest is none other than the social media sensation, Mike the Cop of Humanizing the Badge. Mike, a full-time law enforcement officer, is breaking barriers and bridging gaps on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as Mike the Cop. His humorous videos cleverly reveal the reality of law enforcement and the amazing men and women who wear the badge.
Mike the Cop and his mission, outreach and merchandise can be found at humanizingthebadge.com
TBT 17: Chris Bennett with Callyo
We're back! After a break, Martin is back on the show to discuss
some of the latest topics affecting law enforcement including the
media's portrayal of the profession and how it may be contributing
to the number of officers killed in the line of duty.
Chris Bennett, the founder of Callyo, joins Martin to talk about
Callyo's latest product, an application called 10-21 that enables
an officer to change the number that appears in caller ID, thereby
protecting the officers' personal contact information. Did we
mention it's FREE?
To find out where Martin is going to be on the road next with
Hollotec teaching Lock Picking and Specialized Entry Techniques, go
TBT 16: Interview and Interrogation with Dave Zulawski of Wicklander-Zulawski
Dave Zulawski comes onto the show to discuss the Wicklander-Zulawski method of interview and interrogation, most notably the non-confrontational method.
Dave is the distinguished author of Practical Aspects of Interview & Interrogation.
Dave also discusses the rigorous process of becoming certified as a Certified Forensic Interviewer.
Find out more about Dave and the training offered by Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. at w-z.com.
TBT 15: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and The Bulletproof Mind
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman joins Martin to discuss the concept of the bulletproof mind. Col. Grossman has devoted his post-military career to changing the way military and law enforcement are trained.
Col. Grossman discusses the challenges facing law enforcement today, the coming threats to the homeland and the most needed tool for law enforcement.
For the first time, Martin discusses his deadly force encounter in 2003 as a city Police Officer.
Aside from traveling and training 300 days a year, Col. Grossman is the author of:
Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill
Col. Grossman and his training schedule can be found at killology.com and Grossmanacademy.com
In this episode, Col. Grossman discusses the December, 2014 school massacre in Pakistan and how it could foreshadow future incidents in the Unites States.
TBT 14: Thanksgiving Special
Happy Thanksgiving! Since it was a holiday, Martin didn't drag in anyone for a guest. Instead, we're putting some new tread on an older episode. This week you're going to hear Martin interview with Lt. Jim Glennon of Calibre Press from August, 2015.
By the way, it's going to be Black Friday soon. Do your shopping on Amazon, but use the url www.thinbluetraining.com/amazon. If you purchase something, Amazon will kick back a few nickels to the show (at no cost to you).
Saving the lives AND careers of law enforcement officers is the mission of today’s guest. On this episode, Lt. Jim Glennon, the owner of Calibre Press discusses Calibre’s, Street Survival Seminar.
Lt. Glennon laid out the surprising statistics on the deaths of law enforcement officers, both on and off the clock. He also reveals the methodology behind the delivery of their training: honest, sometimes shocking imagery.
Praised as one of the top ten law enforcement books of all time, Lt. Glennon is also the author of, Arresting Communication: Essential Interaction Skills for Law Enforcement.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Calibre Press http://calibrepress.com
Arresting Communication (by Lt. Jim Glennon) http://calibrepress.com/shop/
Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement (by Kevin M. Gilmartin) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0971725403?ie=UTF8&condition=new&seller=AQYA5H2T7CWRJ
We’re Done (article by Lt. Jim Glennon) http://calibrepress.com/2014/12/moment-done/
Stop Working: Are We There? (article by Lt. Jim Glennon) http://calibrepress.com/2015/05/stop-working-are-we-there/
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Excellent topics and trainers! Keep the episodes coming!
Fantastic Podcast! Very informative.
I really enjoy this podcast. I love that so many of the guest speakers are authors of books I've read or names I'm familiar with as respected and knowledgeable folks. I learn something in each session or find a new helpful resource.
Training on the go
As a LEO in a small federal agency, I enjoy learning about areas of law enforcement outside of my own Agency's mission. All too often we get pigeon-holed in one area and TBT has been great to hear from other LEOs and find new areas of law enforcement to expand into. Since I'm usually on the road, I like having these podcasts available wherever I go. Thanks Martin!