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Stuff You Never Ever Learned at the Academy
9 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Jack in the Box
In this episode, Livonia (MI) officers pull over a vehicle suspected to be involved in an armed robbery.What happens next is unbelievable. Check out this episode and let us know what you think!
12 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
As a law enforcement officer, have you ever been 'burned' by a bad decision?In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber gives us his version of "Cops for Dummies/How to get Burned." He talks with LOD Technical Adviser Mark DiBona about an incident involving an officer giving a ride to a person walking along the interstate.Tune in to find out what happens next!
13 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Pre-textual Stops/Good One's Aren't Bulls#*t or Racist
Do you look for broken taillights, expired tags, etc. to make a traffic stop....hoping it leads to a much bigger charge?In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber tackles the controversial topic of pretextual stops. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.
7 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Thumbs Up to the Passenger-Side Approach
Why do officers continually put themselves in harm's way by making driver-side approaches on traffic stops?In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber examines this very phenomenon and weighs in on this topic.Have a listen and tell us what YOU think!
7 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Better To Be Judged By Twelve
Are today's law enforcement officers more hesitant to escalate to lethal force for fear of media backlash? Are they willing to risk their own life instead of being the subject of media scrutiny?In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber tells us about a few instances where this may have been the case.Tune in and see what you think!
6 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Don't Put a Target on Your Back
Do you pay attention to your own safety when investigating a crime scene?In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber tackles this often-overlooked topic. Are you vigilant about your and the other officer's safety when at a crime scene. You might have a target on your back without even realizing it...especially in today's world of disdain for law enforcement.Tune in and give it a listen. Let us know your thoughts on this very relevant subject.
25 minutes | May 24, 2021
To Vaccinate or Not, that is the Question!
Many in the law enforcement community are wary of getting the Covid vaccine. Is it harmful...what are the long term consequences? These are the questions being asked.In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber talks with Dr. Andrew Dennis, who just happens to be a cop AND head trauma surgeon at Chicago's busiest trauma hospital. Tune in and hear what Dr. Dennis has to say about getting the vaccine.
11 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Have You Tried 'Compassionate Policing'?
In today's world, the media is quick to show law enforcement in a bad light but you never hear the positive stories about cops who are truly making an impact on people.In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber shares some truly inspiring stories from the guys in blue that are out on the streets trying to make a difference in people's lives. Don't miss out on this incredible episode!
13 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
I Can't Breathe; Don't Just Sit There with Your Head Up Your...
Since the death of George Floyd, the "I can't breathe" mantra has caused the public to look at law enforcement with a very critical eye. How can police officers tell the difference between someone having a real medical emergency and someone who is bluffing just to get out of being taken into custody?In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber is joined by three of his technical advisors to discuss this very topic.Check it out and tell us what you think.
10 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
The Nashville Effect
Why do we only hear negative stories in the media concerning law enforcement? Let's do something to change that!In this episode, Ron Barber tells us about the tremendous acts of the Nashville P.D. and how the department made them available for all the local and national media. What are you doing to get your department positive P.R.?Tune in to find out more.
11 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
The Tale of the Great Kitty Cat Caper
Have you ever worked for someone who always had it in for you? Someone who was looking for a reason to fire you?In this episode, Ron Barber talks with retired Sgt. Randy Sutton (Las Vegas P.D.). Sutton tells us an incredible story about the lengths his supervisor was willing to go to in order to get Randy into serious trouble.You'll have to tune in to hear this incredible tale. Check it out!
11 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Officer Down and Shot; You CAN Survive!
What is the mindset of a cop after he/she gets shot?This is the topic of conversation for this episode. Ron Barber talks with Dr. Andrew Dennis, who just happens to be both a law enforcement officer and a trauma surgeon.Dr. Dennis tells us that many gunshot wounds are survivable but many people are of the belief that if you get shot, you are going to die.Tune in for this very important discussion.
6 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Never Forget the Cruiser Patdown
As a rookie, did the veteran officers haze you or "give you the business"?In this episode, Ron Barber tells us about one cop's experience with this. As it turns out, the veteran officers were trying to teach him a valuable lesson about searching the backseat of his patrol car before and after shift change.Check it out and tells us what you think.
13 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Never Quit: Powerful Messages You Need to Hear
What is it like to overcome nearly impossible odds? In this episode, Ron Barber introduces us to Israel del Toro and Jason Schecterle. Two incredibly brave and resilient men who have been to hell and back. Tune in to hear their stories about never giving up and fighting to live.It will give you a whole new perspective on life.
11 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Fear of Being Branded a Rat? Listen Up. The Times They Are a-Changin'.
Are you fearful of reporting or correcting a superior officer for fear of retribution, punishment, or even termination?In this episode, Ron Barber talks with Ret. Sgt. Mark DiBona about fear based lack of reporting. It has become an ongoing problem in law enforcement.Tune in and let us know what you think.
10 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Detroit Police: We Don't Retreat Here; Lessons for All L.E.
How do you control the narrative before rumors on social media and local news start to influence the public? How has the city of Detroit stopped any vandalism and looting during the protests in their city?These are the topics discussed in this episode. Hear from the former Chief of Police in St. Louis County (MO) and the current Chief of Police in Detroit.Check it out and tell us what you think!
9 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Betty Shelby/Surviving the Aftermath of a Fatal O.I.S.
In 2016, Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby was in a fatal officer-involved shooting that garnered world-wide attention in the media.In this episode, hear some of the 'lessons learned' from Officer Shelby in this riveting installment of Stuff You Never Ever Learned at the Academy.
10 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Death of George Floyd/The Response That Might Have Been
The death of George Floyd will forever change the landscape of law enforcement and our world. Protests and movements are taking place all over our country. People are demanding change.In this episode, we hear from Line of Duty technical advisors on what happened and how things could have turned out differently.
9 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Should the Rule of One More be the Rule of Many More?
Are you familiar with the Rule of One More?In this episode, we feature the thoughts of Ron Barber and three of Line of Duty's technical advisors....Randy Sutton, Herb Hood and Mark DiBona.Tune in and tell us what you think.
6 minutes | May 11, 2020
Deescalation Ain't New; Cops Have Been Doing it for 200 Years and more
Deescalation has been the buzzword in law enforcement over the past few years. But is it something new?In this episode, Line of Duty's Ron Barber tells us that this vital skill has been used throughout the history of law enforcement. Give it a listen and tell us what you think.
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