Excellence in Policing – Andy Harvey

May 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 said “When members of the community do not trust law enforcement, crimes go unreported and it is a detriment to [...]


Gary Sinise Foundation CEO Robin Rand

May 10th, 2020|

Gary Sinise Foundation CEO Robin Rand joins us to discuss their programs in support of military members, first responders and their families.  He updates us on the Foundation’s Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service program. Since March 9, this new element of their programming has funded over 5,000 pieces of PPE and large scale decontamination equipment for 56 first responder units in 25 states. Over $700,000 of the $ 1 million raised for this program has already been allocated and Robin assures listeners that every dime raised for the Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service program will be dedicated specifically to those needs. He [...]


Cairo – No Ordinary Dog with Will Chesney

May 3rd, 2020|

Will and Cairo Cairo was a very special dog for many reasons – not the least of which was the fact he was part of the elite team chosen to execute Operation Neptune Spear – the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden. Cairo’s partner and handler Will Chesney joins us to discuss his tribute to Cairo as presented in his book “No Ordinary Dog; My Partner From the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid.” Fellow SEAL dog handler Jimmy Hatch was part of Will’s inspiration for writing “No Ordinary Dog”. Despite a recruitment mix-up that [...]


Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation

April 26th, 2020|

Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation President and CEO Michael “Rod” Rodriguez certainly has the “bonafides” to lead this initiative. Military service is a “family business”; his grandfathers served in World War II and his father served in Vietnam. Rod’s wife is a Veteran and his son currently serves with the 82nd Airborne. Rod himself served 21 years, much of it as a member of the elite Green Berets. Green Berets are often the “first to go” and it was no different in the Global War on Terrorism. Task Force Dagger was on the ground in Afghanistan less than one [...]


ATF Agent Cynthia Beebee

April 12th, 2020|

ATF Special Agent Cynthia Beebee never considered a career in law enforcement.  After all, the good guys on television were always men and in the 1960’s there were few opportunities for women in the field. But two things happened in 1972 that would change her life; President Nixon signed Title IX into law and the ATF became an agency independent of the IRS. Her story is told in the book “Boots in the Ashes”. Cynthia excelled over her 27 years as an ATF agent. She was the first woman to earn “Top Gun” honors at the ATF academy where she [...]


US Marshal David Gonzales

April 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 and criminal investigators. In 2019 they were responsible for over 90,000 fugitive apprehensions, the recovery of 275 missing children and [...]