The Police Podcast

The Police Podcast brings together police officers, the agencies they represent and the communities they serve. We discuss current events, social media, best practices when dealing with the police and the lives our officers live. When we aren't talking with officers, we talk to business leaders in industries that can have positive impacts on helping agencies and officers do better jobs. Experts from communications, finance, equipment and training bring their real world knowledge to help inform and educate our nation's protectors.
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May 29, 2015

Today's podcast is brought to you by...

Mark Economou is the Public Information Officer of the Boca Raton Police Department which is situated on the Atlantic Coast of the great state of Florida. 

Made famous by Seinfeld, Mark is quick to point out that it's not just all old people eating at 4pm and living in retirement villages...Boca is much more than that and is one of the fastest growing parts of Florida.

Mark is a transplant from the New England area and is a die-hard Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots fan who is still trying to find ways to defend Tom Brady!!!

The Boca Police Department is one of the original law enforcement social media agencies and even after 6 years in the social space, they are still keeping ahead of the curve through innovation and the use of new technology as it emerges. 

Led by Chief Dan Alexander, the Boca Police have embraced community engagement and outreach particularly through the use of video, building campaigns around the "Kindergarten Cops".

You can learn more about the Boca Raton Police by following them on social media and visiting their website. 

Chief Alexander: 

May 20, 2015

Nick Selby co-founded StreetCred Software, which is a software-as-a-service offering created by police officers who understand how police officers use information, data and leads. StreetCred helps law enforcement agencies manage their arrest warrants, eliminate warrant backlogs and improve efficiency while increasing officer safety. Nick also serves part-time as an investigator for the Midlothian (TX) Police Department, focused on organized retail and cyber crime, and volunteers as a reserve officer at another DFW-area police agency.

Nick is co-author of Blackhatonomics: the Economics of Cybercrime (Syngress, 2012) and technical editor of Investigating Internet Crimes (Syngress, 2013). He co-founded the enterprise security practice at analyst firm The 451 Group.

Nick consulted hundreds of venture-backed startups on understanding their competitive landscape, on product development and feature enhancements, user interface and security. He has consulted US and European governments, more than 80 investment banks, more than 20 venture capital firms. From 2006-2011, he served on the faculty of IANS Research. Since 2008 he's focused on law enforcement intelligence.

Nick speaks regularly at conferences and events such as Code for America Summit, The RSA Conference, BSides, IACA, SecTOR, NOBLE, SMILE, IANS, Security Standard, CXO Interchange and SANS WhatWorks. 

Based in Eastern Europe and Europe from 1990 to 2004, Nick has spent more than two decades immersed in emerging technologies, including open source and wireless technologies, and software piracy. An IFR pilot, Nick published pilot resource Flyguides from 2001-2005.

Specialties: Law enforcement technology, intelligence, intelligence operations, joint operations, data leakage, data loss, log management, vulnerability assessment, change and configuration management, security, anti-fraud, anti-money-laundering

You can keep up with Nick:

Twitter: @nselby

or reach him through email at

May 15, 2015

Today's podcast is brough to you by:

Chief Devon Clunis is committed to youth and his community, which shows through as we talk about policing and change. 

Chief Devon Clunis began his career with the Winnipeg Police Service in 1987 and has served in major areas of the organization including Uniform Patrol, Traffic, Plainclothes Investigation, Community Relations, Organizational Development & Support, and Duty Office (city-wide operational command), as well as a number of administrative leadership roles.

Chief Clunis is an avid community volunteer and has helped to raise over $1 000 000.00 on behalf of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Manitoba. He was appointed police chaplain in 1998 and has provided support to his members in that capacity, as well as providing support to members of New York City Police Department in the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center. The Winnipeg Police Service formally recognized his excellence in policing and community work by awarding him the James Toal Award of Excellence in 2002.

Chief Clunis was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2002, Sergeant in 2004, Inspector in 2007, Superintendent in 2010, and appointed Chief of Police October 2012.

In addition to his leadership and management skills, Chief Clunis has overseen the development of an in-house leadership development program for Service members. He is a well- respected leader who believes the future of our city hinges on the creation of a culture of safety for all citizens and is honored to help lead in this area.

Devon is married to his wife Pearlene and has two daughters Taylene and Atira.

Early in the episode Chief Clunis gave his thoughts on having an informed community, "I think it’s important we educate the public, that we have a very informed public. Regarding police practices, procedures and why maybe we can’t tell you. I think when we have a public that is more informed, more engaged; when we have to make those difficult decisions, they will understand."

Later the Chief had this to say about being good to each other, "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

Here is the link to the information piece Chief Clunis wrote about telling his community why the police can't always tell you everything:

You can follow the Winnipeg Police:




May 15, 2015

Today's point to ponder on The Police Podcast is brought to you by:

This is a pretty hallowed week for law enforcement. May 15th is the Peace Officers Memorial Day which makes the Police Week and Why I wear the badge is an initiative created by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to recognize and celebrate our heroes in blue.

Organizations that help out with Police Week, the Memorial and families:

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), which sponsors the annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
    Phone: (202) 737-3400 | Email:

Fraternal Order of Police / Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary

  • Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.

Concerns of Police Survivors

  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors' Conference.
    Phone: (573) 346-4911
    First year survivors, call: (800) 784-2677 | Email:

IACP #WhyIWearTheBadge Initiative