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Welcome to the COPS Office’s monthly podcast series, The Beat. The Beat features interviews with experts from many disciplines and provides law enforcement with the latest developments in community policing. Below you will find the most current The Beat podcasts as well as The Beat archive organized by topic.

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November, 2014 - Community Policing Internationally

In this podcast, David Alpher, Washington Representative for Safer World, discusses community policing in an international context.
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November, 2014 - Community Policing in Quebec

In this podcast, Lieutenant Dave Goldsborough of the Division of Community Relations in Quebec, Canada discusses how Quebec works to engage the communities they serve.
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November, 2014 - Community Policing in South Wales (Australia)

In this podcast, Superintendent Peter Lennon, commander of the Fairfield Local Area Command, New South Wales (Australia) Police Force (NSWPF) discusses how NSWPF implements community policing.
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June, 2014 - Overcoming the Racial Divide
In this podcast, Chief Hassan Aden from Greenville's Police Department discusses overcoming the racial divide.
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June, 2014 - Collaborative Policing
In this podcast, Commissioner Bill Bratton of the New York City Police Department discusses collaborative policing.
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June, 2014 - Collaborations between the Faith Based Communities and Law Enforcement
In this podcast, Reverend Jeff Brown discusses collaborations between the faith based community and law enforcement on the issue of race.
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June, 2014 - Building Relationships with Communities of Color
In this podcast, Chief Chris Magnus of the Richmond, California Police Department discusses building relationships with communities of color.
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June, 2014 - Building Trust with Communities of Color
In this podcast, Chief Rick Myers of the Newport News, Virginia Police Department discusses building trust with communities of color.
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April, 2013 - Racial Reconciliation
In this podcast, Captain Harold Love, commander of the commercial vehicle enforcement division and former commander of the second district of the Michigan State Police, discusses his work on racial reconciliation.
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February, 2014 - Coffee with a Cop in Evansville, Indiana
In this podcast, Chief Billy Bolin discusses implementing the Coffee with Cop program.
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February, 2014 - Coffee with a Cop in Santa Barbara, California
In this podcast, Officer Kasi Beutel discusses officer and community relationship building through Coffee with a Cop.
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February, 2014 - Coffee with a Cop in Gulf Shores, Alabama
In this podcast, Community Resource Officer Josh Coleman discusses the benefits of the Coffee with a Cop Program.
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November, 2012 - Coffee with a Cop
In this podcast, Sergeant Chris Cognac from Hawthorne California Police Department discusses the motivation behind the idea to create Coffee with a Cop.
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October, 2012 - Community Policing in Homeland Security
Detective Douglas Comfort has been a sworn law enforcement officer for over 30 years and is responsible for the investigation of offenses related to domestic and international terrorism for Fairfax County. Detective Comfort discusses tactical community policing in relation to domestic and international terrorism.
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September, 2011 - Radicalization
Radicalization has affected both big cities and small towns all throughout the nation. Chief Ronald Haddad shares some of the proactive, common sense solutions the City of Dearborn Police Department has taken to mitigate this problem.
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June, 2013 - Critical Response Technical Assistance
In this podcast, James “Chips” Stewart, Senior Fellow for Law Enforcement at the CNA Corporation, discusses critical response technical assistance.
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April, 2013 - Business Emergency Operation Centers
In this podcast, Ethan Beckham, emergency and risk manager at Northwest Arkansas Community College, discusses business emergency operations centers.

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February, 2013 - Groups, Crowds, and Mobs
In this podcast, Mr. Crimando discusses the dynamics of groups, crowds, and mobs, as well as officer safety during citizen events.
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June, 2012 - Crisis Management
In this podcast, Ian Mitroff, author, professor, and crisis management expert, discusses what crisis management is and how law enforcement can be prepared to handle crisis in their jurisdictions.
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November, 2011 - Addressing Public Safety and Emergency Management Incidents in Real Time
Ian Hay shares how the Southeast Emergency Response Network (SEERN) works with law enforcement, communities, and businesses to foster partnerships by communicating in “real-time” to address public safety issues.
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November, 2010 - Crisis Intervention Teams & Responding To People With Mental Illness
Retired Major Sam Cochran Dr. Randy Dupont share info on how crisis intervention teams can aid community policing efforts. They also explain how they are training law enforcement professionals to deal with people suffering from mental illness.
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August, 2014 - Law Enforcement Strategies for Addressing Domestic Violence
In this podcast, Rachel Braunstein, an attorney at Her Justice, discusses the topic of domestic violence to provide helpful tips, strategies, and tools for law enforcement.
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August, 2014 - Domestic Violence Focused Deterrence
In this podcast, Captain Ellenberger, of the major crime deterrent and prevention section at High Point Police Department in North Carolina, discusses the High Point Offender-Focused Domestic Violence Initiative Strategy.
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August, 2014 - The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence
In this podcast, Dr. Randall Lockwood, senior vice president for Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, discusses the link between animal cruelty and domestic violence.
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July, 2012 - Synthetic Drugs
Trey King, Investigator with the Law Enforcement and Special Prosecutions Division of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, discusses the growing problem and emerging threat of synthetic drug use in this podcast.
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August, 2011 - National Network for Safe Communities
The National Network For Safe Communities is helping law enforcement agencies effectively combat crime related to overt drug trafficking. David Kennedy shares how you can incorporate these tactics and make your community a safer place to live.
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November, 2013 - Regionalization : Ramsey County
In this podcast, Sheriff Matt Bostrom of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office discusses the organizational transformation of the Sheriff's Office and the impact that regionalization of shared services has had on public safety and the citizens of Ramsey County.
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November, 2012 - Police Department Consolidation
In this podcast, Chief Brad Bloom from Hinsdale, Illinois discusses regionalization and consolidation of police services.
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May, 2011 - Local Government Budget Issues
Leonard Matarese, the Director of Research and Project Development for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), talks about how agencies of all sizes are evaluating their organizations to reduce costs and improve operation.
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April, 2011 - New Economic Realities
Michael Mason, Chief Security Officer for Verizon, explains some of the steps law enforcement agencies need to take in order to thrive in today's world. He shares how operational reviews and prioritization are key elements in adapting to the new economic realities they face.
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March, 2011 - Futures Research
David Dial tells us what Futures Research is and how it can help law enforcement agencies prepare for tomorrow’s challenges today. He also explains how crucial community policing will be in determining the direction of this reformation.
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February, 2011- Challenges of a Reduced Budget Budget
February, 2011- Challenges of a Reduced Budget
Reductions affect law enforcement agencies of all types and sizes. Gordon Graham identifies some of the challenges and opportunities reduced budgets provide. He also shares some insight on how community policing can help agencies save money and reduce risk.
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May, 2012 - The Value of Volunteering
In this podcast, Donna Cayson, the former volunteer coordinator of Pasadena California Police Department, discusses why law enforcement agencies should incorporate civilian volunteers into their departments and what the department gains by having those citizen volunteers.
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September 1, 2010 – Reflections on Community Policing
The COPS Office interviews Chief Jim Bueermann of the Redlands CA Police Department, who reflects on the transition from traditional to community policing, as well as his agency’s partnership with the faith-based community.
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Director Melekian
April 1, 2010 – COPS Inaugural Podcast
This monthly podcast, called The Beat, will feature both the leading innovators and on the-ground officers who are shaping the field of American policing. In the inaugural podcast, Bernard Melekian, Director of the COPS Office, speaks about his vision for values-based policing, procedural justice, and community policing.
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December, 2011 - Homeboy Industries
Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention rehab and re-entry program in the country, offering comprehensive services from tattoo removal to job placement. Father Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, discusses his work with us.
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June 1, 2010 – Curbing Gang Violence
In the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, gang violence has been erupting at shows featuring a brand of local hip-hop called Go-Go. In this podcast, Officer Diane Tillery discusses working with community members and local businesses through problem-oriented policing.
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July, 2014 - Partnership Building with the Prosecutor's Office when Dealing with Hate Crimes
In this podcast, George Gascon, the district attorney for the city and county of San Francisco, discusses partnership building with the prosecutor's office when dealing with hate crimes and addressing the needs of hate crime victims.
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July, 2014 - Hate Crimes: Waking in Oak Creek
In this podcast, Police Chief John Edwards and retired Lieutenant Brian Murphy discuss the August 2012 shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and the aftermath for the community of Oak Creek.
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July, 2014 - Resources on Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement
In this podcast, Patrice O'Neill, chief executive officer and executive producer for The Working Group, discusses the Not in Our Town Project, the hate crime reporting gap, and the available resources for law enforcement.
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September, 2013 - Human Trafficking: Department of Labor's Role
Ernesto Archila, Special Assistant at the Office of Public Engagement at the U.S. Department of Labor, discusses the Department of Labor's work on labor trafficking and the importance of knowing the indicators to better identify trafficking victims.
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September, 2013 - Human Trafficking: Sex Offender Unit
In this podcast, Paul Brennan, Supervisory Community Supervision Officer of the Sex Offender Unit at Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, discusses the Unit's work and the intersection with human trafficking.
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September, 2013 - Human Trafficking: Working with Medical Profs.
In this podcast, Dr. Allison Jackson, Chief of the Child and Adolescent Protection Center at the Children's National Medical Center, discusses the Center's work with at-risk youth and how medical professionals and law enforcement can work together to identify and assist trafficking victims.
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October, 2012 - Immigrant Communities
Officer Jesse Guardiola is the Hispanic Outreach Relations Officer and has worked on various aspects of the department's Hispanic Outreach Program since April of 2010. He is here today to talk about how agencies can successfully include practical foreign language instruction in police training.
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October, 2012 - Immigrant Communities
In this podcast, we are joined by Colonel Jim Stormes of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Colonel Stormes has nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience and is currently the Senior Executive Staff Officer of Law Enforcement Operations and Community Operations.
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October, 2012 - Immigrant Communities
In this podcast, we are joined by Sergeant Rafael Fernandez of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department in Tennessee. Sergeant Fernandez was one of the full-time officers assigned to the department's El Protector program. He will talk about using radio shows in community outreach.
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October, 2012 - Immigrant Communities
In this podcast, Robin Martinson, a community liaison with the Brooklyn Park Police Department shares some practical tips when doing outreach to multicultural communities.
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October, 2012 - Immigrant Communities
Officer Sergio Fidelis is currently the Hispanic Liaison Officer and has an office in the Hispanic Outreach Center, known as the HOC. He will talk about how agencies can continue community programs when there are transitions taking place in the law enforcement agency.
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October, 2012 - Immigrant Communities
Monique Drier, of the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota, is the department's community liaison. Monique talks about how to work with multilingual communities when you are not bilingual, and how to get officer buy-in when you're starting out as a civilian liaison.
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October, 2012 - Immigrant Communities
In this podcast, we are joined by Chief Brian Kyes of the Chelsea Police Department in Massachusetts. Chief Kyes has 25 years of law enforcement experience and he's here to talk about police in community roles in addressing hot button issues, including policing in immigrant communities.
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February, 2012 - Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and Arab- and Muslim-American Communities
Abed Ayoub, legal director of the Arab-American Anti-Defamation Committee discusses how law enforcement can do a better job of relating and developing mutual trust and respect with Arab and Muslim-American communities.
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April, 2014 - Officer Safety & Wellness: Officer Suicides
In this podcast, John Firman, Director of the Research Programs and Professional Services Division at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, discusses officer suicides.
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April, 2014 - Officer Safety & Wellness: Officer Suicides—Breaking the Silence
In this podcast, Deputy Chief Thurnauer, with the East Hartford Police Department, discusses losing an officer to suicide.
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April, 2014 - Officer Safety & Wellness: Officer Suicides—Badge of Life
In this podcast, Mr. Ron Clark, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Badge of Life Foundation, discusses the topic of police officer suicides.
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July, 2013 - Officer Health
In this podcast, Dr. Sandra Ramey, assistant professor at the University of Iowa, discusses cardiovascular risk factors for law enforcement.
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July, 2013 - Officer Fatigue
In this podcast, Dr. Bryan Vila, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, discusses officer fatigue and what the causes are of officer fatigue.
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January, 2013 - Officer Shift Work
In this podcast, Dr. Karen Amendola, chief operations officer at the Police Foundation, discusses officer shift work.
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January, 2013 - Officer Suicides
In this podcast, Dr. John Violanti, professor at the University of Buffalo in the department of social and preventative medicine, discusses the alarming issue of police officer suicide.
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January, 2013 - Officer Suicides
In this podcast, David Klinger, associate professor at the University of Missouri—St. Louis, discusses officer safety and wellness.
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March, 2014 - Police and Dog Encounters: Animal Farm Foundation and National Canine Research Council
In this podcast, Stacey Coleman, Executive Director of the Animal Farm Foundation and the National Canine Research Council, discusses police and encounters with dogs in the field.
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March, 2014 - Police and Dog Encounters: Safe Humane
In this podcast, Cynthia Bathurst, Co-founder and Executive Director of Safe Humane, discusses building trust in communities through police and dog encounters.
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March, 2014 - Police and Dog Encounters
In this podcast, Brian Kilcommons, an internationally recognized expert on dog behavior, discusses police encounters with dogs and the behaviors dogs exhibit.
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March, 2014 - Police and Dog Encounters: Chicago Police Department
In this podcast, Commander James Roussell of the Chicago Police Department, discusses tactical strategies to employ when encountering a dog in the field.
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June, 2013 - Policing Partnerships
In this podcast, Scott Sotebeer, former Chief of Staff for the King County (Washington) Sheriff's Office discusses the Sheriff's Office partnerships with the Muckleshoot Indian tribe.

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January, 2012 - National Network of Police Foundations
Pam Delaney, executive director for the National Network of Police Foundations, shares her expertise on how police foundations can assist law enforcement agencies in leveraging resources and working with private sector partners.
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October, 2011 - Target Corporation: Reaching Out to the Public Sector
Brad Brekke shares insight into how Target Corporation successfully works with law enforcement to achieve these types of safety and how business and law enforcement can partner within this new economy.
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August 1, 2010 – Safeguarding Constitutional Rights of Citizens
In August’s podcast, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis talks with the COPS Office about changing the conversation around citizen interactions. For Commissioner Davis, the profession needs to emphasize law enforcement officers’ responsibility to safeguard the constitutional rights of the citizens they serve.
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July 1, 2010 – Leveraging Talent in the Community
Chief Michael Davis of the Brooklyn Park (MN) Police Department discusses a new initiative which brings local talent into their department’s strategic planning process.  With a core group of committed citizens, the police are looking at new solutions to increase livability in the community.
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August, 2013 - Institutionalizing Procedural Justice in Police Departments
In this podcast, Chief Michael Davis discusses institutionalizing procedural justice in police departments.
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August, 2013 - Procedural Justice: Organizational Change
Commissioner Robert Haas and Deputy Superintendent Christine Elow discuss organizational changes in police departments that can influence the internal structure of policing and increase community interactions/compliance with the law.
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August, 2013 - Procedural Justice: Performance Evaluations
In this podcast, Chuck Wexler, Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum, discusses incorporating procedural justice into law enforcement performance measurements.
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August, 2013 - Procedural Justice: Use of Force
In this podcast, Corporal Charles Fernandez discusses applying procedural justice concepts to prevent unnecessary use of force situations.
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August, 2013 - Procedural Justice: Mental Illness
In this podcast, Associate Professor Dr. Amy Watson discusses police encounters experienced by persons who have mental illness.
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Tom Tyler
December, 2012 - Procedural Justice
In this podcast, Dr. Tom Tyler, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, discusses public perceptions of police, police legitimacy, and the concepts of procedural justice.
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Dr. T. Bowman
December, 2012 - Procedural Justice
In this podcast, Dr. T. Bowman, Deputy City Manager of the City of Arlington, Texas and former police chief of Arlington, Texas Police Department, discusses what procedural justice looks like in a law enforcement agency.
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Charlene Moe
July, 2011 - Procedural Justice
Charlene Moe shares how the curriculum she is developing will help law enforcement build stronger partnerships. She also explains what the four pillars of Procedural Justice are and how they can aid organizational change.
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May, 2014 - The Use of Tourniquets by Law Enforcement
In this podcast, Lieutenant Eastman discusses the use of tourniquets to enhance the survivability of the severely wounded, particularly in mass-casualty events.
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May, 2014 - Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission
In this podcast, Dr. Mallory O'Brien discusses the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission.
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May, 2014 - Cross-Sector Collaborations between Public Health and Public Safety
In this podcast, Barbara Raymond discusses promising innovations and cross-sector collaborations between public health and public safety with the goal to improve the overall health and safety of our communities.
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May, 2014 - Health and Safety Collaborations
In this podcast, Chief Rocha discusses whether improvements in community health can increase community safety in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.
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May, 2014 - Successful Public Health Approaches
In this podcast, Jonathan Shepard discusses successful public health approaches.
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May, 2014 - The Relationship between Public Health and Violence Prevention
In this podcast, Howard Spivak discusses the relationship between public health and violence prevention.
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Dr. Anthony Iton
November, 2012 - Hot Spot Policing and Public Health
Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of health communities at the California Endowment, discusses partnering with public health departments while focusing on “hot spot” policing.
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November, 2012 - Reentry and Reintegration
In this podcast, Glenn Martin, vice president of development and public affairs and director of the David Rothenburg Center for Public Safety at the Fortune Society, discusses reentry and reintegration of individuals with criminal histories.
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September, 2012 - Juvenile Reentry, Part I
In this two part podcast, Dr. David Altschuler, a principal research scientist with Johns Hopkins University and a national reentry expert discusses juvenile reentry. Part II of this podcast delves further into the topic.
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September, 2012 - Juvenile Reentry, Part II
This podcast is part II of the juvenile reenty topic. Dr. David Altschuler, a principal research scientist with Johns Hopkins University and a national reentry expert discusses is back with us to continue the discussion.
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Ron Davis
May 4, 2010 - East Palo Alto's Reentry Program
With more released offenders returning home every year, local law enforcement agencies are being called upon to help them successfully transition back into the community. Chief Ron Davis, discusses East Palo Alto Police Department's pilot reentry program.
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November, 2013 - Social Media: Social Media during the Boston Marathon Bombings
Cheryl Fiandaca, Chief of the Public Information Bureau at the Boston Police Department, discusses using social media, specifically Twitter, to get information out to the public during the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent manhunt.
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October, 2013 - Social Media: Toronto
In this podcast, Constable Scott Mills of the Toronto Police Service and Information and Issues Management Section Head in Corporate Communications, Meaghan Gray, discuss Toronto's use of social media.
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October, 2013 - Social Media: Hennepin County
In this podcast, Sherriff Rich Stanek of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, discusses Hennepin County's use of social media.
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February, 2013 - Viral Events
In this podcast, Captain Mike Parker (from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) discusses events that go viral.
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February, 2013 - Using Social Media
In this podcast, Lauri Stevens, founder and principal consultant with LAwS Communications, discusses the use of social media by law enforcement.
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Dan Alexander
December 1, 2010 - VIPER Program & Social Media Community Policing
Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander shares how his department is using the VIPER program and social media to aid community policing efforts and truly connect with the public.
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March, 2013 - Social Network Analysis
In this podcast, Dr. Andrew Papachristos, professor at Yale University, discusses social network analysis.
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June, 2013 - Tribal Community Policing
In this podcast Chief Bob Bryant, of the Penobscot Nation Police Department, discusses how the Penobscot Nation Police Department is advancing community policing.
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June, 2013 - Tribal Interoperability
In this podcast, Chief Bill Denke, Sycuan Tribal Police Department, discusses tribal law enforcement partnerships.
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Dave Rogers
March, 2012 - Developing effective partnerships is a core component of community policing
In this podcast, Dave Rogers, project specialist at Fox Valley, describes how partnerships can be used in tribal settings to advance community policing and problem-solving.
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December, 2013 - Use of Force: Memphis Police Department
In this podcast, Director Toney Armstrong from the Memphis Police Department discusses use of force issues that Memphis faces.
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December, 2013 - Use of Force: Spokane Police Department
In this podcast, Assistant Chief Meidl from the Spokane Police Department discusses how Spokane is dealing with use of force issues.
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December, 2013 - Use of Force: Columbus Police Department
In this podcast, Chief Kimberly Jacobs from the Columbus Police Department discusses the challenges the Columbus Police Department is facing that involve use of force.
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December, 2013 - Use of Force: Philadelphia Police Department
In this podcast, Commissioner Charles Ramsey of the Philadelphia Police Department discusses use of force issues in Philadelphia.
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December, 2013 - Use of Force: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
In this podcast, Sheriff Doug Gillespie from Las Vegas Police Department discusses the challenges Las Vegas has with use of force issues.
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December, 2013 - Use of Force: Louisville Metro Police Department
In this podcast, Chief Steve Conrad from the Louisville Metro Police Department discusses how Louisville is dealing with use of force issues.
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Wayne Shellum
August, 2012 - Public Safety De-escalation Tactics for Military Veterans
In this podcast, Wayne Shellum, Training Services Director of the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute, discusses public safety de-escalation tactics for military veterans in crisis.
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February, 2013 - Identity Theft
In this podcast, Sam Imandoust (legal analyst at the Identity Theft Resource Center) and Matt Davis (criminal identity theft victim advisor) discuss issues of identity theft.
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Dorothy Edwards
November, 2012 - Green DOT
In this podcast, Dorothy Edwards, Executive Director of Green Dot, discusses the community mobilization violence strategy of Green Dot.
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Susan Herman
January, 2011 - Parallel Justice
Susan Herman explains what parallel justice is, and how it can encourage collaboration between law enforcement and the communities they serve. She also gives an overview of the ten guiding principles of parallel justice.
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January, 2014 - Greenville (NC): Body-Worn Cameras
In this podcast, Chief Hassan Aden from Greenville Police Department discusses his department's use of body-worn cameras, including the challenges to implementing a body-camera program.
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January, 2014 - Daytona Beach (FL): Body-Worn Cameras
In this podcast, Chief Mike Chitwood from Daytona Beach Police Department discusses using body-worn cameras when interacting with citizens.
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January, 2014 - Greensboro (NC): Body-Worn Cameras
In this podcast, Chief Ken Miller from Greensboro Police Department discusses training for body-worn cameras and how to achieve officer buy-in for using the cameras.
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Photo: Jennifer Thompson and Meg Morrow
September, 2014 - Wrongful Convictions
In this podcast, Jennifer Thompson, the crime victim from the Ronald Cotton case in North Carolina, who misidentified the perpetrator of her rape; and Meg Morrow, attorney advisor, U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime discuss the impacts of wrongful convictions on survivors, victims of crime, and law enforcement.
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Photo: Mr. Eddie Lowery and Dr. Saul Kassin
September, 2014 - DNA Exoneration and False Confessions
In this podcast, Mr. Eddie Lowery discusses a DNA exoneration case that was based on a false confession. The second part is with Dr. Saul Kassin, who explains the counterintuitive false confession phenomenon. Saul Kassin is a distinguished professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Massachusetts Professor of Psychology at Williams College.
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Photo: Chief William G. Brooks III and Major Mike Smathers
September, 2014 - Police Reforms to Prevent Wrongful Convictions
In this podcast, Chief William G. Brooks III, with the Norwood Police Department in Norwood, Massachusetts, and Major Mike Smathers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, North Carolina discuss endorsing and implementing key police reforms to prevent wrongful convictions.
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Photo: Marvin Anderson and Dr. Jennifer Dysart
September, 2014 - Eyewitness Misidentification: How it Happens and the Impact on the Innocent
In this podcast, Marvin Anderson will discuss his DNA exoneration case. The second part is with Dr. Jennifer Dysart focusing on practical information for law enforcement.
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Photo: Stacee Read
October, 2014 - Drug Endangered Children
In this podcast, Stacee Read, Director of DEC Network Development for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, discusses collaboration across disciplines to better meet the needs of children.
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October, 2014 - Core Drug Endangered Children Training
In this podcast, Eric Nation, Director of Training and Development at the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, discusses collaboration across disciplines to better meet the needs of children.
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October, 2014 - Drug Endangered Children Tracking System
In this podcast, Jade Woodard, Executive Director for the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, discusses drug endangered children and the COPS funded project Drug Endangered Children Tracking System.
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May, 2013 - Phoenix House and the West Side Story Project
In this podcast, Amy Singer, Senior Vice President for Public-Private Partnerships and Business Development at the Phoenix House Foundation discusses the West Side Story Project.
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May, 2013 - Cyber-Bullying
In this podcast, Corporal Jim Toumey with the Arlington Virginia Police Department discusses cyber-bullying.
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May, 2013 - National Youth Violence Prevention Forum
In This Podcast, Chief Kelly McMillin with the Salinas Police Department discusses Salinas' participation in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.
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May, 2013 - Teen and Police Services Academy
In this podcast, Assistant Chief Brian Lumpkin from the Houston Police Department and Dr. Everette Penn from the University of Houston – Clear Lake— discuss the Teen and Police Services Academy.
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February, 2013 - School Emergency Preparedness
In this podcast, Gregory Thomas, former Executive Director of the Office of School Safety and Planning with the New York City Department of Education, discusses emergency preparedness in a school setting.
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February, 2013 - Police in Schools
In this podcast, Mo Canady, Executive Director of the National Association of School Resource Officer, is here today to discuss the role of police in schools.
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February, 2013 - School Safety
John-Michael Keyes, who along with his wife Ellen started the I Love U Guys Foundation after the tragic shooting death of their daughter Emily on September 27, 2006, at the Platte Canyon High School, discusses advancing student and school safety throughout the nation.
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February, 2013 - Mental Illness and Public Safety
In this podcast, Ron Honberg, the National Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Darcy Gruttadaro, Director of Child & Adolescent Action Center at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, discuss early identification and the resources available for persons suffering from mental illness.
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February, 2013 - Early Identification and Referral
Dr. Steve Marans and Chief Dean Esserman discuss the importance of early identification and referral of children who have been exposed to violence and the vital role of law enforcement along the continuum of care for these children in need. Dr. Marans, Harris professor of child psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, is the director of the childhood violent trauma center at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dean Esserman, chief of the New Haven Police Department, is a nationally renowned leader in innovative and community-oriented approaches to law enforcement practices and policies.
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Annette Santella
April, 2012 - Connecting Cops & Kids, One-on-One
Connecting Cops & Kids, One-on-One, is a four-part video-based training series that's designed to examine the way that law enforcement officers can increase their effectiveness in dealing with children they encounter in their daily duties. Annette Santella, project manager for Cops & Kids at the Fred Rogers Company, and Lieutenant Richard Mullen from the Allegheny County Pennsylvania Police Department discuss the training and National Roll Out Program.
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 Sgt. Derek Prestridge
June, 2011 - Interdiction for the Protection of Children Training
It is every community's fear to have its children become the target of crime. The Texas Department of Public Safety has developed a course that is improving the way law enforcement protects the children in the communities they serve. Sgt. Derek Prestridge explains the complexity of these crimes and how the Interdiction For The Protection Of Children course provides some solutions.
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(NCPC) President Ann Harkins
October, 2010 –Circle of Respect
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) President Ann Harkins talks about the Circle of Respect initiative. She shares some of the creative ways NCPC is partnering with the community to reduce bullying and cyberbullying.
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