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Public Safety Innovators
44 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Skill Stacking for Business and Professional Growth
Do you feel like your business or career have become stagnant? Is your income failing to progress as rapidly as you'd like it to? Today on the Public Safety Innovators Podcast I am going to share with you why I think the concept of skill stacking is the trick to get yourself unstuck. The two habits I believe you need to build in order to get the most out of the skill stacking are first, set aside uninterrupted time every day, and then you need to possess discernment. Listen in to this episode as I get real about how you can use skill stacking to get what you want out of your life, your business, and your career. I also share what I think are the four phases to growing a multi-million dollar business.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/044In addition to hosting the Public Safety Innovators podcast, Adam Wills helps companies who are marketing products and services related to law enforcement or military, or are in the hunting & fishing, dignitary security, private security, and private investigations industries.As a former 15-year law enforcement veteran, deputized US Marshal, law enforcement administrator, lover of hunting and fishing, and enthusiast of all things tactical, Adam knows how to speak yours and your customer's language.Web/Social LinksPodcast Website: https://psi.chatBusiness Website: https://storywebcreative.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-wills-5b564190/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHighlights from the Conversation[00:43] Welcome to episode 44! [01:23] How do you make more money, grow your business, or advance your career? Skill stacking![03:54] Greater impact equals focus plus energy. [04:49] Information is the single most valuable resource we can invest in. [05:48] If you want to grow you need to invest in acquiring the skills you need. [07:24] First habit to grow your skills - you need to have a chunk of uninterrupted time every day. [09:47] The second habit for acquiring skills is to possess discernment. [13:35] If you are stagnant in your life, business, or career you have not identified the next skill you need to learn and stack on top of you existing skills.[17:45] Business Brief 14: Conquer Tomorrow Today [19:53] You are 100% responsible for where you are within your life, business, and career.[24:08] Don't spend your money on dumb stuff, spend it on information and skills. [26:23] Putting all those skills together and building a foundation will propel you past your competition. [30:12] Be discerning with your skills, be focused, and try not to do everything.[31:40] You don't need to do more things to make more money, you need to do fewer things better. [34:30] The four phases to growing a multi-million dollar business. [38:49] What next? Identify the skills you need to build next and intentionally pursue them. Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.https://www.LEO2CEO.com/bmsplanner - The Free Business Made Simple Daily Plannerhttps://www.LEO2CEO.com/ffplanner - Full Focus Planner
38 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
The Importance of a Scientific Approach to Law Enforcement Training
Training and fine-tuning our skills is an important aspect of how to stay successful as a cop and a copreneur. In this episode, I'm talking with Robert Carlson from Brave Defender Training Group. Robert shares with me, why he thinks that a scientific approach to law enforcement training is paramount to achieving desired outcomes in real life scenarios.We'll also discuss Robert's copreneural journey, starting his own training business while still working full-time in law enforcement. And we also touch on how to create that Winning Mindset that will help assure you always come out on top. Another great conversation, check it out!Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/043Robert Carlson has been a law enforcement firearms instructor for over 7 years and involved in Active Shooter training for 15 years. He is currently a senior firearms instructor and the Active Shooter Program Coordinator/Lead Instructor for the Memphis Police Department in Tennessee. Robert has spent over 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, with 12 of those as a Ground Combat Instructor, and still serves in the Mississippi Air National Guard as a Special Warfare Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC).Robert is the President of Brave Defender Community Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, providing Active Shooter Research, Education, Preparation and Prevention training for organizations across the country. He owns the partner company Brave Defender Training Group, providing firearms and tactical training for law enforcement, military and security teams.He has worked with multiple organizations providing Active Shooter training to thousands of law enforcement officers and military members across the United States. Robert is regarded as an expert in Reality Based Training as well as Active Threat preparation and prevention, providing training and consulting with several global organizations and has been a featured speaker at multiple international conferences.Guest Web/Social LinksWebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagramYouTubeEmailPhoneHighlights from the Conversation[01:21] Welcome to Episode 43![03:18] Robert describes their innovative and scientific approach to training.[05:42] Luck factors into almost every situation, but we cannot count on it![07:32] The bad guy gets his share of luck too...[08:21] Robert gives some background into his patrol officer career.[08:59] Law enforcement officers need to always be training and upping their skills because situations are not always predictable.[12:50] It starts with a mindset shift which can be hard for cops who may do things a certain way because they have always done them that way.[15:41] Being an instructor is a lot like being a salesman.[18:25] Business Brief 13: How to Attain a Growth Mindset[20:21] Robert tells the story of how his training business started, and it is quite the journey![24:04] Some of the challenges Robert faced along the way to becoming a successful copreneur.[29:21] Start by creating some type of backup plan ASAP.[32:42] Robert wrote an interesting article about Winning which appeared in a recent edition of The ILEETA Journal (Link in notes).[35:36] How to connect with Robert Carlson and Brave Defender Training!Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.ILEETA article
28 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Are Jet-Powered Drones the Future of Public Safety?
Drones and drone technology are becoming a powerful tool within law enforcement and public safety. But what about jet powered drones? Today my guest is going to share with you his new and unique drone technology. Alex Taits is the founder of FusionFlight and the inventor of a jet-powered drone that can fly at speeds up to 250 miles per hour with a 60-mile range. Alex is going to tell us how he came up with the idea and what applications he sees for the public safety market. Listen in to this fascinating conversation.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/042Alex Taits has established FusionFlight in 2016 to push frontiers of autonomous medical delivery with the construction of an innovative, high-speed VTOL Jet-Drone: JetQuad. Alex has begun his career in Mechanical Engineering performing structural analysis for rocket engine and nuclear reactor components. Alex holds a Master's in Mechanical Engineering from USC and is self-taught in the areas of Control Systems, Software, and Electrical Engineering. Over the years, he has worked in a diverse set of industries including military jet propulsion, semiconductors, robotics and micro-satellites.Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite: https://fusionflight.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fusionflightTwitter: http://twitter.com/fusionflightincFacebook: http://facebook.com/fusionflightInstagram: http://instagram.com/fusionflightYouTube: http://youtube.com/c/fusionflightEmail: email@example.comPhone: +19542618422Highlights from the Conversation[01:27] Welcome to Episode 42![03:20] Alex breaks down the jet-powered drone concept and its benefits.[06:43] 250 mph speeds and potentially even faster![08:04] Alex describes the size and weight of the drone which is small enough for a single person to carry.[09:56] Current model has built-in pre-programmed waypoint navigation technology.[11:22] How much does one of the bad boys cost?[14:06] Business Brief 12: Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?[16:24] Applications of the jet-powered drone for law enforcement.[17:58] Could this become a replacement for a patrol car some day?[19:37] Where did the idea for a jet-powered drone come from?[21:41] The future of jet-powered drones.[25:47] How to connect with Alex Taits and Fusion Flight!Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
59 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Financial Peace and Debt Freedom for Law Enforcement Professionals
What would it feel like to be debt free, to have no payments? To not have to work overtime just to pay the bills? Jason Hoschouer, aka MotorCop, joins me today to swap stories as we dive deep into entrepreneurship, personal finances, and debt freedom. You may know Jason from the MotorCop blog, The MotorCop Mindset, The Crossover Show and the What's Your Emergency podcast. Jason is also a copreneuer, helping cops find financial freedom as a Dave Ramsey Certified Financial Coach. Jason joined my exclusive LEO2CEO community several months ago so he could network with other copreneuers and receive expert coaching and business. During this episode, he's going to tell you all about how the last couple months have given him a new sense of clarity and direction in his business, and then share his best tips for crushing debt and living a life of financial peace.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/041Jason is a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, recently retired. He is better known on the interwebs as "MotorCop". He spent 13 years assigned to the traffic unit where he excelled at all the things you'd expect a motor officer to excel. He co-hosts the What's Your Emergency Podcast, is a POST-certified Master Instructor, and a Dave Ramsey trained financial coach.Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite: http://themotorcopmindset.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonhoschouer/Twitter: https://twitter.com/motorcop1Facebook: http://facebook.com/motorcopblogYouTube: http://youtube.com/c/themotorcopmindsetPodcast: https://wyeradio.com/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +1 (925) 286-0572Highlights from the Conversation[01:43] Welcome to Episode 41![13:01] Jason aka MotorCop as a Copreneuer. [14:14] Getting out of 77k of debt in 28 months.[20:00] Being debt-free for over a decade has provided freedom with no overtime required.[21:43] Money doesn't just go places, you have to tell it where to go.[26:17] Business Brief 11: Qualifying Leads[28:17] The story of MotorCop.[34:43] The MotorCop Mindset helps cops overcome personal finance challenges.[40:35] Jason's top three foundational principles to leading a debt-free life.[44:30] If money issues were less "taboo" and talked about more openly there would be fewer problems.[47:32] Jason's big takeaways from the LEO2CEO community.[53:55] Adam and Jason reveal their favorite style of beer.[54:48] Jason tells us why he was called "Flo" by other Motors. [56:09] How to connect with MotorCop!Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
43 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Public Safety to Private Security - A Copreneur's Journey
Fellow copreneur and member of the exclusive LEO2CEO community Rudy Hernandez joins me today. Rudy is the owner of Trinity Executive Solutions where he and his team offer bespoke private security solutions for companies. During our chat, Rudy will share how his background as a used car salesman has helped him develop his sales prowess as a business owner and how the LEO2CEO community has helped him grow as a copreneur.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/040CEO & Founder of Trinity Executive Solutions Rudy Hernandez is a security professional with over fifteen years of extensive field experience and training in law enforcement operations, physical security, campus safety and threat assessment who is a determined, detail-oriented, efficient, and passionately driven individual. Guest Web/Social LinksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudy-hernandez-trinitysecurityYouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPG-BJ1lNMIve87QWCBAgfgEmail: email@example.comPhone: (323) 306-0213Highlights from the Conversation[01:30] Welcome to Episode 40![02:24] What Trinity Executive Solutions does and how they help their clients.[07:23] Rudy tells his law enforcement career story.[10:57] After an injury Rudy transitioned into the private sector and private security.[13:28] The importance of creating a contingency and backup plan to prepare for transition.[18:06] Have some sort of plan - even a simple one - so your transition has a focus and is easier.[22:01] Business Brief 10: The Secret Formula for Greater Impact[23:45] Rudy reflects on his decision to join LEO2CEO and the benefits it has provided.[27:07] As someone with formal sales training Rudy has a unique spin on sales tips and advice.[29:33] It is a process of nurturing a relationship.[34:09] Rudy talks about writing a sales advice book for those in transition.[39:02] You are not alone when it comes to transitioning and there is support.[40:06] How to connect with Rudy.Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
40 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Siri and Alexa May Be the Next Big Threat to Officer Safety
This is hands down the wildest episode of the podcast yet. When I first met the guest for my show today, I was absolutely stunned by what he was telling me is in his opinion, the greatest new threat to officers.Greg Kaminski is a former law enforcement officer, a digital forensic examiner, and the founder and CEO of CyberCuff. He believes that voice activated devices, often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), are an emerging threat that law enforcement needs to quickly gain an awareness. If you too are skeptical about this idea, just as I was, take the time to listen in on this episode and then immediately take Greg up on his offer for a free virtual training event coming up in just a couple of weeks.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/039CEO & Co-Founder of CyberCuff Greg Kaminski has both public and private digital forensics experience, he currently works in the private sector handling digital forensics for civil litigation matters. Before transitioning to the private sector Greg worked as a police officer. He has attended hundreds of hours of digital forensics training and currently holds a MCFE certification. He obtained a B.S. in Criminal Justice and minored in International Studies and Psychology. Greg also earned a M.A in Criminal Justice from DeSales University with a concentration in Digital Forensics. Greg’s experience in IoT devices began with his master’s thesis research which highlights the dangers that IoT devices could pose to law enforcement. He has continued researching in the field and is currently co-authoring an article on some of his findings. Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite: https://cybercuff.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cybercuffEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (833) 50-CYBERHighlights from the Conversation[01:44] Welcome to Episode 39! [02:40] What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?[04:51] A scenario which explains why we should be concerned. [07:43] How this scenario has turned into the business of CyberCuff. [09:23] Are we seeing this concern in a public safety setting now?[11:20] 30 billion devices connected to the internet now, and growing rapidly![12:55] Adam tests the concept out - with surprising results.[18:04] Greg explains what CyberCuff is doing now to help train officers in IoT.[23:25] Business Brief 9: How to Determine if Your Website is Effective [25:20] Greg's story and how he came to be an expert on IoT.[28:28] The start of CyberCuff.[29:34] Greg explains his experience with the LEO2CEO program and how it is helping his business grow.[33:45] What does the future of the Internet of Things look like?[37:49] How to connect with Greg and the CyberCuff training. Resources Discussed/LinksIntroduction to Connected Devices: What is the Internet of Things? - Use coupon code IOTCYBERFRIEND to get the course for free!Do you want me to check out your website? https://storywebcreative.com/audithttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
46 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The Changing Landscape of Digital Currency
Today we have a return guest on the show. In fact, Robert Whitaker was my guest for the very first episode. A lot has changed in the world of digital currency over the last nine months since Robert was on the show, he revisits us today to talk about where the industry is heading and what you need to be aware of as an investigator.You'll also get to learn more about Robert's own copreneur journey, as he shares some of his most valuable lessons transitioning from law enforcement into running a successful business. If you haven't already listened to my first interview with Robert, I highly suggest you go back and take a listen.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/038 Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite: https://blockchaingroup.ioLinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/10579837Facebook: https://facebook.com/BlockchainIntelligenceGroupTwitter: https://twitter.com/blocksearchEmail: email@example.comPhone: (778) 819-1257Highlights from the Conversation[01:50] Welcome to Episode 38![03:12] What has changed in the world of Crypto Currency in the past several months.[06:55] Is this the next evolution of white collar crime? [07:39] You might have to re-think how financial investigations are going to occur.[08:31] A breakdown of digital currency. [12:00] Fintech is moving fast - do we need another agency to regulate things?[16:41] Currencies backed by a central government, good or bad?[23:11] Business Brief: Make a Decision and Move On It [25:16] A criminal justice degree doesn't prepare you for a financial market business.[27:46] Overcome fear, fail better, and seek out knowledge.[33:25] Action is the antidote to fear. [37:17] Fail three times? [41:10] What is new with Blockchain Intelligence Group. [43:29] How to connect with Robert Resources Discussed/LinksMy first interview with Robert: https://psi.chat/001
45 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Solving Mysteries in 3D Isn't Just for Star Trek Anymore
3D forensics next generation technology for the purpose of crime scene analysis and investigation is powerful. And three-dimensional virtual reality crime scene reconstruction is poised to change the future of criminal investigations.Eugene Liscio is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada, and is the owner of ai23d a consulting company that specializes in 3D forensic documentation analysis and visualizations. Eugene has testified in court in both the U.S. and Canada, utilizing 3d technologies, such as photogrammetry and laser scanning, and has also provided interactive 3D crime scene reconstructions to aid juries.Eugene shares with us how 3D crime reconstruction is being utilized, how your agency can begin to implement the technology and what he believes is in store for the near future.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/037Guest InfoEugene Liscio is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and is the owner of ai2-3D, a consulting company that specializes in 3D forensic documentation, analysis and visualizations. Eugene has testified in court in both US and Canada utilizing 3D technologies such as photogrammetry and laser scanning and has also provided interactive 3D crime scene reconstructions to aid the jury. Eugene has been called to aid police agencies in Canada and the US and was retained to assist the Ontario Provincial Police in the shooting at the Canadian House of Commons in 2013. He is the Past-President of the International Association of Forensic and Security Metrology (IAFSM) and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he teaches a 3D Forensic Reconstruction and Mapping course as part of the Forensic Sciences Program. Eugene is actively engaged in research and mentoring students focusing on 3D documentation and analysis techniques.Highlights from the Conversation[02:17] Welcome to Episode 37![03:02] What is going on at ai2-3 and what exactly is 3D forensics?[04: 42] The advantages of employing 3D technology in a law enforcement capacity. [07:31] 3D technology can make a huge impact on a judge and jury.[08:43] Forensic technology keeps evolving and 3D tech today may help future investigators.[11:32] 3D forensic technology availability - it may surprise you![15:05] Scale is important - what devices are being used in different situations.[17:51] How can an agency get started? Costs involved?[22:34] Business Brief: The Secret to Effective Testimonials[24:52] Eugene shares some stories and case studies of 3D tech in action.[29:17] The future of 3D forensic technology.[32:21] How 3D, virtual reality, and 3D printing may be used in trials.[36:09] 3D forensics in medical examinations - virtopsies and vertoscans.[38:34] How Eugene got started in this fascinating field.[42:47] How to connect with Eugene and ai2-3d.
47 minutes | May 31, 2021
Why Are Firefighters Better Entrepreneurs Than Cops?
Drew Aversa is my guest on the show today. He is a former San Jose Firefighter who transitioned into full-time entrepreneurship after a devastating injury that was inflicted during a training incident. Drew is now a Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Corporate Trainer for his self-titled coaching business.Drew and I were having a conversation one day. I pointed out to him that I don’t think I’ve ever met a firefighter that didn’t have a side-hustle and I wondered why it was that firefighters were so well primed for entrepreneurship, yet cops seem to have a mental barricade. Our conversation after that was so good, we decided to jump on and record a podcast to discuss it further. Listen in on our conversation, because I am trying to create a paradigm shift within law enforcement and hope that you too will join me in that. Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/036Drew Aversa is a business growth strategist, coach, author, corporate trainer, adjunct business school professor, and keynote speaker. His experience includes work in Fortune 500, small business, nonprofit, trade association, government, academic, and startup environments developing integrated strategies to drive brand awareness, revenue, innovation, and new business opportunities. Featured on recognized media, he's grown a personal brand that's amassed over 1M+ social media views. Drew earned an Executive-MBA from Saint Mary's College and was inducted into the National Leadership Honor Society. Prior to his business career, he served the public for 10 years as a professional firefighter/paramedic and community college instructor. Connect with Drew on LinkedIn and follow him on your favorite social media channel for great tips to improve your life and business.Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite - https://drewaversa.comLinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/drewaversaTwitter - https://twitter.com/realdrewaversaFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/realDrewAversaInstagram - https://instagram.com/realdrewaversaYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEI3VSNBWgblQyXx0cnsUMwEmail - firstname.lastname@example.orgHighlights from the Conversation[02:07] Welcome to episode 36! [03:09] The difference in the entrepreneurship mindset between law enforcement and firefighters.[10:54] A firefighters schedule can make it more conducive to having a side hustle.[15:32] What sort of request system do you have to go through to have a side business?[21:49] Business Brief: In Order to Scale, You Have to Do Things That Don't Scale[24:50] The system of retirement can keep some locked in a job they don't enjoy.[26:42] The human mind spends 60-80% of its time focused on negativity.[28:08] We aren't taught how to build wealth.[33:35] Drew shares his story of transition after an injury.[40:44] Drew's top three things he has learned through his transition.[44:34] How to connect with Drew.[45:41] Adam's favorite donut and Drew's best firehouse recipe.Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
42 minutes | May 24, 2021
New Scanner Technology Helps Bust Fake IDs With Marked Accuracy
How do you know that ID isn't a fake? In this episode, we are going to take a closer look at a new ID scanning solution that actually works for verifying identification and detecting fakes. Mark Baxter is a current cop, budding copreneur, member of the exclusive LEO2CEO community, and friend. And today, he is going to introduce you to SureScan and share some of his lessons learned so far on his copreneurial journey. If you were a budding coprenuer yourself, my hope is that this episode inspires you to pursue your idea too.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/035Mark's InfoMark Baxter is a 20-year police veteran and currently a full-time sworn detective responsible for the investigation of counterfeit documents and alcohol-related violations. He also serves as a pilot for his agency’s drone unit. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland and is a veteran of the United States Army. Mark instructs police officers, police recruits, and civilians from across the country in the detection of counterfeit identity documents. He provides training for various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to include the United States Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association. He’s routinely utilized as a Subject Matter Expert for the prosecution of fraudulent document cases.Mark created the “Fake ID-Real Problem” initiative to battle fake ID use and access to alcohol by minors in his jurisdiction. To date, this program has prevented more than 2100 sales to minors and has led to the seizure of thousands of counterfeit IDs. Drawing on his years of expertise, he recently established SureScan in order to attain maximum nationwide impact fighting this problem. SureScan helps guide businesses, agencies, and organizations detect counterfeit ID documents by providing proven ID authentication solutions, thereby decreasing identity fraud and reducing youth access to alcohol and tobacco products.Website -https://surescan.usLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-baxter-0559727a/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/surescanIDEmail - email@example.comHighlights from the Conversation[01:32] Welcome to Episode 35![02:08] What exactly SureScan is and how it came about.[04:44] Why are counterfeit IDs such a problem?[08:17] What makes the SureScan different and more accurate?[12:56] Mark explains how SureScan works.[14:46] The main benefits of the SureScan technology.[19:01] Business Brief: Email Unsubscribes Are Your Friend.[21:08] Mark shares his entrepreneurial journey.[28:44] The challenges of being a full-time cop and having a side hustle.[33:28] Mark details some positive impacts being a member of LEO2CEO has had in him.[38:17] Mark offers a free cheat sheet: The Top 5 IDs Counterfeited Across the Country[38:51] Learn how you can get a free trial of the SureScan technology.[39:31] How to connect with Mark Baxter and SureScan.Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
48 minutes | May 17, 2021
Mastering Warrior, Servant, Leadership
Pat Welsh is the creator of the Warrior, Servant, Leader mindset approach and has written two best-selling books on the topic. He is a decorated and well-known cop and leadership influencer and during this powerful conversation we discuss the Warrior, Servant, Leader mindset and how that relates to the current popular opinion that law enforcement need to abandon a Warrior mindset in place of a Guardian mindset. We also unpack Pat's unique transition into law enforcement and then his subsequent Copreneur journey into the world of running an instructor business.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/034Guest InfoPat Welsh is an author, speaker, trainer, and expert witness. A retired Major from the Dayton Police Department (OH), Pat is the author of the Best New Release, Warrior, Servant, Leader: Life Behind the Badge (2015), Warrior, Servant, Leader: Life Behind the Cross (2018) and co-author of the Best Seller, Healing Happens (2014). Pat is also noted for his past contributions to Law Enforcement Today, PoliceOne.com, American Military University and several other business and religious publications.Pat’s accomplishments include:BS in Criminal Justice (1979) and Juris Doctorate (1982)Former prosecutor, including City Prosecutor, Special Prosecutor and Assistant County Prosecutor A distinguished 26-year career with the Dayton PD. He gradually rose through the ranks, from patrol (Officer, Sgt. and Lt.), through Narcotics and Central Investigations (Commander) and Major (Superintendent) of West Patrol Operations.Served with the Colorado Springs PD as a Civilian Criminal Investigator on a newly formed Human Trafficking Unit (2014-2017)Graduated of the FBI National Academy, #240; the Police Executive Leadership College (OH) and the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar; member IACP. Keynote speaker and trainer on such topics as Courtroom Survival, Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, and developing a Warrior, Servant, Leader Mindset. Retained and consulted as an expert witness in multiple state/federal courts on law enforcement civil cases centered around allegations of violations of Title 42 USC Section 1983.Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite - https://www.pjwelshllc.com/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pat-welsh-jd-sas-ap-82b79490/Email - firstname.lastname@example.orgHighlights from the Conversation[01:40] Welcome to Episode 34![02:20] Pat defines the Warrior, Servant, Leader mindset.[06:04] Pat's mission which ties into the Warrior, Servant, Leader mindset.[08:48] How culture is created. Repeated behaviors become habits and habits become culture.[11:54] The difference between a Warrior mentality and a Guardian mentality.[17:40] Pat's unique story and path to law enforcement and his current business.[22:12] Pat's books and his Warrior, Servant, Leader training.[26:56] Business Brief: How to Handle Inconvenient Inspiration[28:50] Nobody's perfect.[33:04] LEO to CEO: being your own boss and a community of support. [40:47] The biggest challenge facing law enforcement right now. [45:40] How you can connect with Pat Welsh.Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.Pat's BooksWarrior-Servant-Leader: Life Behind the Badge - https://www.amazon.com/dp/151680516X/Warrior-Servant-Leader: Life Behind the Cross - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1726345238/
48 minutes | May 10, 2021
How Law Enforcement Can EVOLVE in the Wake of Floyd and Chauvin
At the time of recording this episode, the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial came out just a couple of days before. My guest, Patrick Fitzgibbons and I were chatting via LinkedIn about how the law enforcement profession can move forward after this verdict. And we decided to jump on and record a podcast episode to discuss just that. Our intention here is not to create further political dialogue about this topic, but rather to discuss a viable and healthy path forward. We also delve into a deep discussion about officers transitioning from law enforcement and how they might want to approach this if they are considering a shift.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/033Guest BioPatrick Fitzgibbons is a retired law enforcement officer with approximately 23 years of experience. Patrick holds an MBA in business and an MA in organizational leadership, and is a lifelong learner. Patrick is a part-time professor in higher education, and is dedicated in coaching and mentoring the next generation of law enforcement professionals. Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their children, outdoor activities and of course, being the host of CJEvolution.Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite - https://www.cjevolution.com/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-j-fitzgibbons-699a6a24/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CriminalJusticeEvolution/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cjevolution_podcast/Twitter - https://twitter.com/pat_fitzgibbonsHighlights from the Conversation[01:33] Welcome to episode 33![04:20] How do we move forward from the Floyd and Chauvin incident in a positive way?[07:15] Communication is key.[09:04] The majority of people do support law enforcement.[11:25] Limit your news intake to help avoid the divisiveness.[13:06] The path forward and possible solutions.[15:50] Is the verdict a good thing or bad thing?[23:25] Business Brief: Cops Are Uniquely Suited to be Entrepreneurs[25:32] Has the current environment caused more cops to transition?[28:06] Have a plan if you are thinking about transitioning.[31:23] Take the first step and cops have a very broad set of skills.[34:27] Action is the antidote to fear.[35:43] Take care of body and surround yourself with the right people.[41:58] How Patrick is helping law enforcement officers.[44:00] An explanation of the EVOLVE acronym.[45:35] How people can connect with Patrick.Resources Discussed/Linkshttps://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
50 minutes | May 3, 2021
How Podcasting is Helping Public Safety and Entrepreneurs Connect and Build Trust with Their Communities
Audio and voice are by far the most natural interface for humans to interact. We like to speak and listen. Because we are now living in an "On Demand" world, consumers and community members want and are expecting to listen to their favorite radio shows on their schedules. This presents a tremendous opportunity to host your own show and communicate directly with your audience and community like never before seen in history. Today we chat about podcasting and how you can use it to connect with your community and build trust.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/032Guest InfoJames Healy, Certified StoryBrand Guide, helps professionals position themselves as experts and get their message heard. He specializes in helping you connect and engage with your ideal clientele as a thought leader in your field.He's a best-selling author, a podcast host and producer, and a book publisher. He's also a Certified StoryBrand Guide and has developed a system for implementing the proven StoryBrand messaging framework into powerful authority position strategies like book authorship, podcast hosting, and more.Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite - https://www.mcleanmedia.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/jameshhealyFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mcleanmediagroupInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/jameshhealyTwitter - https://twitter.com/jameshhealyHighlights from the Conversation[01:38] Welcome to Episode 32![04:01] How podcasting can be used in the public safety space.[11:14] Why podcasting might be a good fit.[12:28] Is there an audience out there for you?[17:23] Radio versus podcasting. [19:27] How podcasting can help you launch a new business.[23:08] Business Brief: How to Know When to Leave Your Full-Time Job and Go All-In With Your Business[25:15] Is the investment worth it?[30:11] What would you focus on to get started?[35:14] It doesn't have to be perfect to start.[42:54] Do you need a website to get started? No.[46:28] Create a legacy.Resources Discussed/Linkshttp://podcastlaunchparty.com - A small group coaching program to help you start your own podcast.https://www.LEO2CEO.com - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
47 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
New Real-Time Technology Connecting First Responders to Critical Infrastructure
911inform is the only notification and emergency management solution that provides police dispatch, first-responders, and key building personnel with the tools to effectively mitigate any emergency situation. Their connected building platform provides emergency response teams with the bi-directional communication and controls needed to successfully manage a crisis situation and save valuable time. 911inform can easily be implemented across a wide range of industries including hotels, malls, schools, hospitals, municipalities, and any other large public-access space. The groundbreaking system is FREE for all law enforcement agencies. Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/031Guest InfoIvo Allen has over 27 years of experience in government, county and municipality technology with a focus on communications and networking.He founded Hunter Technologies in 2001 which has grown to become the premier government communications contractor in New Jersey for Avaya and Extreme. Hunter provides communication platforms and networking over 130 municipalities, counties and police organizations in New Jersey. Mr. Allen sits on the Board of Directors at iCERT (Industry Council for Emergency Response Technology).Guest Web/Social LinksWebsite - https://www.911inform.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/911informYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFM0t1wil_F7xP35gSMGg0A/featuredFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/911inform/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/911informTwitter - https://twitter.com/911informHighlights from the Conversation[01:37] Welcome to Episode 31![03:33] The overview of the problem 911inform is solving and how they do it.[05:31] How 911inform can open doors remotely and dispatch can follow the team.[07:24] 911inform integrates with existing hardware and infrastructure.[09:18] How 911inform solves for Alyssa's Law. [13:13] Is it software or hardware? How it creates bidirectional communication with PSAPS.[16:34] Is 911inform available nationwide?[20:04] The benefit for businesses, schools, campuses, etc.[24:47] Business Brief 19: How Seinfeld and Soap Operas Can Help You Increase Customer Engagement[27:23] The adoption rate with PSAPS (They love it!) [29:13] Use cases and stories of 911inform saving lives. [34:51] The story behind the 911inform idea and it's development[37:17] About Ivo Allen and Hunter Technologies. [41:18] The 911inform mission: a single pane of glass. [45:07] How to connect with Ivo Allen and 911inform. ResourcesLEO2CEO - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
47 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
DRONERESPONDERS: The World's Fastest Growing Non-Profit Program Supporting Public Safety UAS and Drones For Good™
Throughout the U.S. and around the world you see them launching unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the sky during various types of emergencies and incidents. These are the DRONERESPONDERS, and their ranks are growing every day as more organizations continue to embrace UAS for public safety missions.DRONERESPONDERS is a non-profit program created to unite these new aerial first responders, emergency managers, and search and rescue specialists under a unified organization to help learn, train, and test with one another with the ultimate objective of maximizing drone operations for public safety. There is no cost to join, and as a member, you will have access to DRONERESPONDERS research and information to help make your unmanned aviation operation more successful.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/030Guest BioThe DRONERESPONDERS program is led by Chief Charles Werner (ret.) who serves as the director. Chief Werner is a 47 year public safety veteran starting his career as a volunteer in 1974. He then spent 37 years as a career firefighter with the Charlottesville Fire Department, the last ten years as fire chief. Upon retirement, Charles served as technical advisor and acting deputy state coordinator with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Chief Werner has served in numerous leadership roles at the local, state, national and international levels. He presently serves as the director/founder of DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, chair of the National Council on Public Safety UAS, member - International Public Safety Association UAS Committee, chair - Virginia Secure Commonwealth UAS Sub Panel, FAA certified Remote Pilot, Virginia Fire Chiefs Technology Advisor, and the IAFC Technology Council. Chief Werner is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine, a contributor to Urgent Communications, Domestic Preparedness Magazine, sUAS News, FireRescue1, Editorial Board - Crisis Response Journal, Editorial Advisor - Carolina Fire & EMS Journal, Industrial Fire World Magazine, Homeland Security Today Magazine and other publications with a combination of over 500 nationally published articles, webinars, podcasts and national presentations.Guest Web/Social LinksDRONERESPONDERS - https://www.droneresponders.org/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35661102/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmVwccu9sQ-9ndk9Srfks4gFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/dronerespondersInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/droneresponders/Twitter - https://twitter.com/dronerespondersHighlights from the Conversation[00:41] Welcome to Episode 30![02:50] What is DRONEREPONDERS all about?[06:26] The DRONERESPONDERS free resource and training repository.[08:12] How the idea of DRONERESPONDERS was born.[13:18] Keeping up with the different use cases and regulations across the globe.[16:21] SOPs from DRONERESPONDERS and shared by members.[18:40] FAA webinars with Q and A sessions.[22:02] Thoughts on drone selection.[23:38] Marketing Minute: Create a Vault of Knowledge[25:20] Who is DRONERESPONDERS?[26:33] DRONERESPONDERS future initiatives and plans.[32:37] Who can join DRONERESPONDERS?[36:30] First steps when setting up a drone program and the biggest mistake to avoid.[43:45] How to connect with Charles Werner and DRONERESPONDERS.Resources Discussed/LinksFAA webinar link: https://lnkd.in/dec-MSWYork County VA drone program: https://www.yorkcounty.gov/2511/DroneWhat is a tethered drone system?: https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/category/supplier-directory/platforms/tethered-drones-uavs/
71 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Reinventing Therapy : What to Anticipate When Transitioning out of Law Enforcement
What do you do when you realize that veterans aren't getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren joins the podcast again to discuss and unpack some of the many challenges law enforcement professionals and combat vets face when transitioning out of their careers and into retirement or a new career. This is part three of a powerful three-part series.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/029Lauren Rich is married to a combat vet and worked as a Combat Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapist with the VA for 7 years. If you're like most vets, you've made your rounds through several therapists. They've either dismissed the challenges you're facing altogether, or convinced you to cover up your trauma with pills. Nothing has worked...While working as a Combat Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapist with the VA Lauren sadly observed first-hand that most vets were not receiving the help they actually needed. Frustrated with the bureaucracy, she started her own practice to help vets overcome combat trauma.Lauren's not here to be your cheerleader - to pat you on the head and make you feel better about your day. She is going to be your battle buddy - someone who guides you through the process of resolving trauma.Lauren helps male combat veterans kick trauma’s ass. She works with you to develop an OPORD for overcoming pain and recapturing the happiness of living. You can move past the bullsh*t that’s been keeping you from the things you want and need.Web/Social LinksLauren Rich - https://www.laurenrich.net/LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/lauren-rich-lcsw-162ba2142YouTube - https://youtube.com/channel/UCuO6xpMrL9o1kdA9HtFY9rgFacebook - https://facebook.com/Rich-Consulting-LLC-102294674697132/Highlights from the Conversation[00:41] Welcome to Episode 29![2:49] Transitioning can be tough for a workaholic law enforcement officer.[6:39] Recognizing the identity change is paramount.[8:52] You have a new role and it can be helpful to talk to others who have gone before you.[13:00] What is your purpose and your new mission? [14:23] Give yourself time to figure out your new purpose because it could take a while.[18:03] Other challenges that come with transitioning.[23:55] Is it okay to still be on guard after transition?[36:19] Marketing Minute 17: Lead with Value and Authenticity[38.02] How to find the Brotherhood and connect with your tribe.[41:54] Isolation is the enemy of excellence.[43:26] Recognizing the skill set you have when transitioning is key.[48:24] Having a better sense of self awareness will help. [55:21] Resiliency coaching is one of Lauren's specialties. [1:03:46] One last thought about the huge spectrum of suicide.[1:09:15] How to connect with Lauren.Resources Discussed During the ShowLEO2CEO - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.
60 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Reinventing Therapy : How to Maintain Sanity During a Career in Law Enforcement
What do you do when you realize that veterans aren't getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren is back to help us figure out just exactly what Trauma is, and how it can be different for law enforcement professionals versus combat veterans. She also gives some great advice for administrators who are looking for more mental health support and tips for recognizing when you may need to seek help. This is part two of a powerful three-part series.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/028Guest BioLauren Rich is married to a combat vet and worked as a Combat Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapist with the VA for 7 years. If you're like most vets, you've made your rounds through several therapists. They've either dismissed the challenges you're facing altogether, or convinced you to cover up your trauma with pills. Nothing has worked...While working as a Combat Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapist with the VA Lauren sadly observed first-hand that most vets were not receiving the help they actually needed. Frustrated with the bureaucracy, she started her own practice to help vets overcome combat trauma.Lauren's not here to be your cheerleader - to pat you on the head and make you feel better about your day. She is going to be your battle buddy - someone who guides you through the process of resolving trauma.Lauren helps male combat veterans kick trauma’s ass. She works with you to develop an OPORD for overcoming pain and recapturing the happiness of living. You can move past the bullsh*t that’s been keeping you from the things you want and need.Guest Web/Social LinksLauren Rich - https://www.laurenrich.net/LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/lauren-rich-lcsw-162ba2142YouTube - https://youtube.com/channel/UCuO6xpMrL9o1kdA9HtFY9rgFacebook - https://facebook.com/Rich-Consulting-LLC-102294674697132/Highlights from the Conversation[0:41] Welcome to Episode 28![2:17] Last episode (27) recap.[3:38] What are the similarities between combat vets and law enforcement professionals?[8:21] You have a few choices...[9:35] Do triggers ever go away? [13:17] A paradigm shift: does it require Trauma to cause issues? Is all Trauma "realtive?"[16:51] Lauren's definition of Trauma.[20:20] Is law enforcement more traumatic than combat?[30:21] Marketing Minute: How to Stop Working for Free and Make More Money[31:59] Just how big of a problem is mental health?[34:47] Adam's take on why the mental health support provided often doesn't fit.[41:03] What can a law enforcement administrator do?[47:46] Should your mental health program be mandatory or voluntary?[53:41] How can you recognize when you should seek help?[58:23] How to connect with Lauren.Resources Discussed/LinksTravis HowzeBook: Create Your Own Light: Finding Post Traumatic Purpose - https://www.amazon.com/Create-Your-Own-Light-Traumatic/dp/B0892DP6QJ/Website - https://www.travishowze.com/The Frankfurt School - https://www.thepoliticalcesspool.org/jamesedwards/the-frankfurt-school/
61 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Reinventing Therapy : Why Current Methods Don’t Work for Vets and Public Safety Professionals
What do you do when you realize that veterans aren't getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren joins the podcast to help guide us through the process of recognizing when we need help and how to resolve trauma. And on this episode we start to unpack what this means, what it all looks like, and how to get started. This is part one of a powerful three-part series.Guest BioLauren Rich is married to a combat vet and worked as a Combat Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapist with the VA for 7 years. If you're like most vets, you've made your rounds through several therapists. They've either dismissed the challenges you're facing altogether, or convinced you to cover up your trauma with pills. Nothing has worked...While working as a Combat Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapist with the VA Lauren sadly observed first-hand that most vets were not receiving the help they actually needed.Frustrated with the bureaucracy, she started her own practice to help vets overcome combat trauma.Lauren's not here to be your cheerleader - to pat you on the head and make you feel better about your day. She is going to be your battle buddy - someone who guides you through the process of resolving trauma.Lauren helps male combat veterans kick trauma’s ass. She works with you to develop an OPORD for overcoming pain and recapturing the happiness of living. You can move past the bullsh*t that’s been keeping you from the things you want and need.Guest Web/Social LinksLauren Rich - https://www.laurenrich.net/LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/lauren-rich-lcsw-162ba2142YouTube - https://youtube.com/channel/UCuO6xpMrL9o1kdA9HtFY9rgFacebook - https://facebook.com/Rich-Consulting-LLC-102294674697132/Highlights from the Conversation[00:41] Welcome to Episode 27![2:23] Who Lauren helps - combat vets.[3:53] Lauren's ultimate goal - no BS therapy to help combat vets get unf*cked.[9:26] Quick timeout: Why this series on mental health?[11;55] Challenges unique to combat veterans.[16:25] The similarities and differences: law enforcement v. combat vets.[18:34] What are combat vets experiencing when they get home?[21:05] How do these challenges manifest themselves?[22;49] When does Lauren start when she works with combat vets?[27:11] Marketing Minute: Making Time for Work that Matters[29:36] Lauren's story: How she got into therapy and working with combat vets.[34:28] Lauren is married to a combat vet which helps create a unique connection.[36:56] Service in the military or public safety is a privilege.[40:05] When you allow your environment to make you a victim it's hard to get out of that.[44:14] Why combat vets (and cops) can be angry at society and nobody gets it.[50:15] Overcoming the challenges of perceptions around therapy: Vet TV.[53:59] The FUBAR Assessment - how do you score?[57:06] How to connect with Lauren and find resources in your local area.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/027
61 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
From the Military to Entrepreneurship: Transitioning, Leadership, and More with Rob Campbell
Transitioning from the military to civilian life has many of the same challenges we see with police, but there also some distinct differences. Today, retired Army Colonel Rob Campbell joins host Adam Wills to discuss how his transition from a Commander of an infantry brigade has allowed him to launch his leadership training business, along with his VETtoCEO program. This free course helps veterans and Active, Guard, and Reserve military who are either exploring entrepreneurship as a career path choice or aggressively completing their business plan. This compelling discussion dives deep into leadership as an asset for public safety and military professionals, along with how and why entrepreneurship should be seriously considered when transitioning.Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/026Guest Bio"Colonel Rob Campbell began his service in the Army as an infantry officer in 1990. In a career spanning 27 years, Rob served as the Commander or CEO of an infantry brigade of nearly 5,000 men and women in the 101st Airborne Division. He is an Army Ranger, Parachutist, and combat veteran of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rob is decorated with the Combat Infantryman's Badge and three Bronze Star medals. He served during recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Rob has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, a Master of Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War college. Rob has written two best-selling books, one on leadership and the other on military transition. In 2017, he founded Rob Campbell Leadership, a leadership coaching, and speaking business helping organizations grow leaders and increase employee engagement. Rob is a 30-year practitioner and student of leadership. He is a John Maxwell certified executive leadership coach and speaker.Rob also serves as the Executive Director for VETtoCEO, a veteran entrepreneurship program. In this role he made curriculum improvements, boosted social media presence, and formed strategic partnerships. Rob enjoys motorcycling, writing and professional keynote speaking. He is a staunch veteran and military spouse advocate and mentor. He and his wife Leslie, an artist entrepreneur and military spouse reside on the North Carolina coast. They have two adult sons: Robbie and Louden."Guest Web/Social LinksRob Campbell LeadershipVETtoCEOLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterHighlights from the Conversation[00:41] Welcome to Episode 26![02:53] How Rob is helping military veterans at Rob Campbell Leadership and VETtoCEO[05:49] The VETtoCEO course and program (it's free!)[10:31] The current transition and leadership challenge[14:37] Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink - Leading up and down[19:02] Post-military transitioning to entrepreneurship[24:13] Police and military have such a variety of skills[31:00] Marketing Minute 14: The importance of inviting customers into a trusted relationship[32:44] The Leadership perspective and perception[35:39] How do we encourage entrepreneurship?[42:07] The shift in mindset towards the transition[44:46] Rob Campbell's story - an accidental military career and transition[53:58] Rob closes with a few more golden nuggets of adviceResources Discussed/LinksRob Campbell's BooksAt Ease: Enjoying the Freedom You Fought For -- A Soldier's Story and Perspectives on the Journey to an Encore Life and CareerIt’s Personal, Not Personnel: Leadership Lessons for the Battlefield and the BoardroomExtreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
48 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
How to Transition and Get Into Corporate Security with Carlos Francisco
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