What’s New in Blue
Inspired by the approach used for TED Talks, What’s New in Blue is a series of short videos intended to keep viewers informed about innovative developments and critical issues in law enforcement. The episodes feature informative discussions about ideas worth spreading throughout American policing in a format useful for viewing in roll call, training classes, or sharing with colleagues and across social media.
In colloquial terms, Alex Eastman can be described as a “unicorn.” He is a Dallas (Texas) Police Department (DPD) lieutenant, the lead medical officer for DPD special weapons and tactics (SWAT), and the Deputy Medical Director of the department. In addition, he was appointed to serve as senior medical advisor to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and he is a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal on the North Texas Fugitive Task Force.
In this episode of What’s New in Blue, Dr. Eastman discusses life-threatening hemorrhages, which are a huge threat to officers who have been injured in the line of duty and are a major concern to medical professionals who treat them. Using his wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Eastman equips the audience with information to help “Stop the Bleed,” in order to reduce the loss of life due to traumatic bleeding.