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Sat 11/21/2020

Rick Tippins – “Finding Balance”

2020-12-21T22:55:01-07:00November 21st, 2020|

Rick Tippins spent 28 years as a law enforcement officer after serving in the United States Marine Corps. With the help of fellow Marine & bestselling author G. Michael Hopf he is now pursuing a career as an author. Tippins cut his teeth as a member of the East Palo Alto California police department. At the time, East Palo Alto had the highest per capita murder rate of any city in the United States. He says that even for a [...]

Sun 11/8/2020

Drug Enforcement Agency – William Czopek

2020-12-21T22:56:26-07:00November 8th, 2020|

Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent William Czopek always wanted a career in law enforcement. Following his discharge from the Navy service he wanted to continue working in an exciting field and the DEA fit the bill. Formally established in 1973, the Drug Enforcement Agency is a relative new comer to the list of federal law enforcement organizations. However, its roots trace back to the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act. The biggest narcotics seizure in 1917 was 5.5 lbs. of opium. A [...]

Sun 7/12/2020

Dark of War – CIA Analyst Sarah Carlson

2021-01-10T18:26:19-07:00July 12th, 2020|

Sarah Carlson was working an emergency management internship when the September 11th attacks occurred. Like many Americans she and her brothers decided to serve our nation. Her brothers joined the military but Sarah took a different route, choosing to join the Defense Intelligence Agency as an intelligence analyst and eventually moving to a role with the Central Intelligence Agency. Her entire career was focused upon counter-terrorism; groups plotting attacks against the homeland and Europe. Her personal experiences and involvement in [...]

Sun 5/17/2020

Excellence in Policing – Andy Harvey

2021-01-10T18:30:57-07:00May 17th, 2020|

Excellence in Policing author Andy Harvey has the resume to back up his concepts. He has over two decades of law enforcement experience; 21 years with the Dallas Police Department, two years as Chief of the Palestine, Texas PD and currently serves as Chief of the Ennis, Texas.  Andy also served 21 years as a member of the Air Force Reserve and the Texas Air and Army National Guards. In testimony before the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Andy [...]

Sun 4/5/2020

US Marshal David Gonzales

2020-04-09T10:14:59-07:00April 5th, 2020|

US Marshal David Gonzales has spent his entire life in law enforcement. In this episode we talk with David about the rather unique role that the US Marshals play in our justice system. The principal responsibilities of the US Marshal Service are Judicial Security, Asset Forfeiture, Prisoner Operations & Transportation, Fugitive Apprehension and Witness Security. They are the oldest of our nation’s federal law enforcement agencies and also one of the smallest.  There are currently approximately 3,571 Deputy US Marshals [...]

Sun 1/12/2020

Police Suicide – Mark DiBona

2020-12-21T22:46:46-07:00January 12th, 2020|

Police suicide is the number one killer of law enforcement officers in the US.  In 2019 alone, 228 officers took their own lives. Retired Sgt. Mark Dibona knows the situation all too well. He came close to taking his own life twice during his 33 year law enforcement career. For Mark it really began when he volunteered to travel to New York following the 9/11 attacks in order to assist with recovery efforts. He says the smell of death and [...]

Sat 12/7/2019

Manhunters – DEA Agent Steve Murphy

2020-04-09T10:15:49-07:00December 7th, 2019|

“Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar” is written by former DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena. Steve Murphy joins us to share details. Murphy and Pena first appeared on the world’s radar when their story was dramatized in the Netflix series “Narcos”. Steve and Javier do about 75 speaking engagements a year and wrote the book because they wanted the world to know the truth beyond what they may have seen in film or on television. At the [...]

Sun 3/24/2019

Operation Underground Railroad – Matt Osbourne

2021-01-12T12:09:12-07:00March 24th, 2019|

Most Americans associate the term Underground Railroad with our own civil war. The Emancipation Proclamation freed an estimated 3.1 million slaves in the US.  However, listeners may be surprised to know there are more persons in slavery around the world TODAY than ever in history; an estimated 40.3 million modern day slaves. The United States is the largest “consumer” in the $32 billion sex trafficking industry. Matt being "arrested" Matt Osbourne is the Special Projects Coordinator for Operation [...]

Sun 2/10/2019

Kevin Briggs – Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge

2021-01-04T09:07:04-07:00February 10th, 2019|

Kevin Briggs spent most of his 23 year career as a California Highway Patrol officer patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding areas.  The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s most “popular” locations for persons committing suicide and during his career Kevin talked several hundred persons out of making that irreversible mistake. He is the author of the book “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge; Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair”. Suicide is the 10th leading cause [...]

Sun 1/13/2019

Oklahoma City Firefighter Chris Fields

2021-01-04T09:40:27-07:00January 13th, 2019|

The Oklahoma City bombing was a catalyst that drove Firefighter Chris Fields to finally deal with the demons accumulated after several decades of witnessing human suffering. There are over 1.1 million firefighters in our nation, seventy percent of whom are members of volunteer departments. Every day they can face a roller coaster of emotions from a successful rescue to having to cut a deceased teen out of a vehicle right when the parents arrive on the accident scene. Chris was [...]

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