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Jun 27, 2016

MC - AKA Jason Hoschouer was the very first guest I ever had on The Police Podcast...

I knew at some point I would have him back on. We've kept in contact since that first episode and I've been an avid listener to his podcast, The Crossover Show that he co-hosts with Justin Bieber.

MC has been online talking about his duties since 2008 and letting the world know, "If got stopped, you deserved it." He talks about some of the current events that we've been seeing around North America, finances, quality of life and what he thinks are the most important things in life.

Last time MC was on the show he talked about his interest in financial matters after going through debt struggles and finding his way out through training he received from Dave Ramsey.

Well, MC is now taken this to the next level developing the, "Motorcop Mindset" which is a system to help people improve their lives.

MC has always been an author focusing on blog writing, but now he has just published a new book on focusing on budgeting for the first responders, "Badges And Budgets - Personal Finances From A Law Enforcement Perspective".  

Here is the link to his book on Amazon. 

I bought MC's book and it is filled with actionable content and financially sound advice. If all you do is implement what MC talks about in this book, you'll be better of than you are right now...take it to the next level and...well, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

BIG NEWS FOR OUR LISTENERS OF THE POLICE PODCAST...

Jason is offering a free webinar for you on Saturday July, 2nd at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT, in which he will walk you through The Motorcop Mindset and Budgets & Badges.

Here is the link that will take you the registration page. 

https://themotorcopmindset.webinarninja.co/my/wnwebinarlist/index?webinar_id=7361 

Follow MC:
Twitter https://twitter.com/motorcop1
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/motorcopblog
Blog www.motorcopblog.com
New Website - TheMotorCopMindset

MC is also a contributor to Uniform Stories. Check out his work there as well:
http://uniformstories.com/

Make sure you get on the list for his upcoming book to subscribing to his blog.

Thanks to MC for taking the time to join us on The Police Podcast!

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Thanks

 Tim

Jun 17, 2016

Mike McCormack is the President of the Toronto Police Association, the largest of it's kind in Canada representing over 8,000 members both sworn and civilian.

Mike comes from a deep policing tradition and like he mentioned in the interview, his dad went up the management side to become Chief and Mike chose the other side to become president.

I'm not sure which title I would rather hold, Chief or president. What the two men have in common is an incredible duty of service to others and Mike has taken the police association in a direction that has increased awareness of the importance to tell the message of what it takes, "to protect those, who protect others."

During this episode, Mike talks about the Toronto Police Transformational Task Force*, public safety, "Carding" and offers advice to other associations.

I hope you enjoy this episode. 

You can contact / follow Mike and the TPA at:

The Toronto Police Association Website
Email
Twitter
Facebook

Note:

* When this episode was recorded, Mike had not seen the final report so any comments he made at the time were not based on the report itself. 

Jun 8, 2016

Two incredible power houses in their own fields joined forces to help parents writing the book, "Outsmarting Your Kids Online - A Safety Handbook For Overwhelmed Parents".

 

I read this book in about two days. I know some of you could do it in about three hours. It's an easy read but more importantly it's got immediately actionable things you can do to help protect your family.

Amber and Michael talk about the must do's, the need to do's and the should do's that can make an immediate difference in your awareness and knowledge of not only what is happening in your children's life, but what they are doing in their online environment. 

More importantly than that, you can recognize the hazards and dangers that might be knocking on their virtual door trying to get into their real world. 

Amber and Michael have shared their expertise in the cyber world with you in this book in a way that even the most tech challenged individual can get what they are talking about, relate it to your life and show you just how important the information is. 

Think you know everything there is to know? Think again. I've studied both Amber and Michael. I've listened to them teach, I've read their books, I've taken their courses and this book still taught me plenty. 

ABOUT MICHAEL AND AMBER...

Amber Mac(Arthur) started her career in San Francisco and Boston during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s. As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company, she spent four years in the technology start-up trenches.

Amber left the start-up world to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. In 2006, with her brother, she started her own digital agency called Konnekt. The company’s first client was world-renowned business coach, Tony Robbins. Her company’s clients include Microsoft Xbox, Ford Motor Company, Tony Robbins, Canada Goose, Fast Company, PayPal, Canadian Blood Services, and many more leading organizations.

In 2010, she wrote the national bestselling business book Power Friending (Portfolio: New York).  Amber has keynoted more than 250 events around the world, in which she addresses the topic of business innovation and what it takes for companies to adapt and grow.

Michael Bazzell spent 18 years as a government computer crime investigator. During the majority of that time, he was assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focused on "Hackers" and various computer crime investigations.

As an active investigator for multiple organizations, he has been involved in numerous high-tech criminal investigations including online child solicitation, child abduction, kidnapping, cold-case homicide, terrorist threats, and high level computer intrusions. He has trained thousands of individuals in the use of his investigative techniques. 

Michael currently works and resides in Washington, D.C. He also serves as the technical advisor for the television hacker drama "Mr. Robot" on the USA network. His books "Open Source Intelligence Techniques" and "Hiding from the Internet" have been best sellers in both the United States and Europe. They are used by several government agencies as training manuals for intelligence gathering and securing personal information. 

 

You can find them online everywhere, but for simplicity sake, I'll share their websites and their Twitter links:

Amber 

Web
Twitter

 

Michael

Web
Twitter

 

BONUS: For you Mr. Robot fans, off air I got Michael to open up about Season Two...OMG!!! You will love it...well, at least I think you will. He wouldn't say a word other than he's excited about it and look for it JULY 13!!!

If you're not one of the first five to email for your free copy, then click this link to buy the book from Amazon.

Jun 3, 2016

Ben Gardner is probably better known as @TrooperBenKHP is one part of the Kansas Highway Patrol that has become infamous in law enforcement social media circles as, "The #TweetingTroopers".

Trooper Ben has been using Twitter as his primary tool for outreach to help educate, inform and entertain his community of followers talking traffic safety.

You can find him at crash scenes and community events, conferences and cruisers and you can always be sure that he will be talking about ways to stay out of jail, in your car and on the road safely.

While he is in uniform though, you won't find him in a donut shop but you will find him advising what the Chili Index for the day is. 

You can follow Ben on Twitter as he tweets for C Troop of the KHP.


May 23, 2016

"Connecting great people with great people to do great things."

I could leave the show notes right there to tell you everything you need to know about Brian Fanzo.

Brian has a deep, deep history with online activities, which began with cyber security in the Department of Defence. Brian has been on stages talking about the online world for many years but what he is currently in demand for is his thought leadership with building communities and audiences.

Brian is a social and digital strategist who works with many companies introducing them to the space and or making them better in it.

His motto is, "Think Like A Fan" which has led to a movement in personal branding and story telling based on delivering content to your audience that appeals to them because it speaks to them and it is what they want.

"Give people access to people, places or experiences that they can't get anywhere else", you build an awesome audience that gets to live through your world virtually. 

I love relating what brands do in the social space to what police can do to mirror their success and Brian breaks it right down to show how to that.

One of Brian's big points in this episode is being relatable with your audience and that is one of the great benefits of livestream. Authenticity is so vital.

Showing how awesome he is, Brian also "recorded" this episode. He actually live streamed it on his Periscope Channel while we were recording. Here's  a bit of technology for you...
Brian was in Virginia.
I was in Nevada.
I was recording via Skype.
Brian was broadcasting via Periscope.
His recording was published 13 days before mine. Hmmmm

You can watch the scope here: 
https://www.periscope.tv/iSocialFanz/1mnxePAERBEJX

I hope you take the time to go and learn more about Brian and follow him in the social space.

Website: 
http://www.isocialfanz.com/    http://www.brianfanzo.com/

Twitter
Facebook
Snapcode

May 16, 2016

Chris Lewis was the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police before retiring in 2014 to start his consulting firm, Lighthouse Leadership Services.

Commissioner Lewis is also a special correspondent to Bell Media covering issues relating to policing. 

He was very candid in this interview discussing his feeling on Street Checks (Carding) and that when he was the boss, he had no problem telling his boss the Premiere Of Ontario (respectfully) exactly what he thought. 

Lewis’ leadership experience is wide and varied, including tenures as Deputy Commissioner of OPP Field Operations; Commander of the Investigations Bureau; the Information Technologies Bureau; and the Emergency Management Bureau; as well as the Director of the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario at the then Ontario Ministry of Solicitor General. He was Regional Commander of the OPP’s East Region; served as Director of the Criminal Investigation Branch; and worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to establish and lead the Cornwall Regional Task Force.

You can find him here:

Lighthouse Leadership Services

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

May 9, 2016

He's best known online as Mike_TheCop on all things social, but he also has a second persona as one of the contributors to, "Humanizing The Badge."

Mike is a Metro Detroit area police officer who infuses his wicked sense of humor within the day to day happenings of a police officer. 

His antics on Vine, Instagram and Facebook are the stuff that legends are made of which has brought a global audience to the things he does in policing and offers a comedic, behind the scenes look at police life.

But, he has a serious side and that can be found at Humanizing The Badge, which is a website and blog dedicated that is described on their website as, "...a group of creatives seeking to participate in the growing voice of support for law enforcement officers around the world."

You can find Mike:

Twitter
Facebook
Vine
Instagram
SnapCode
Mike The Cop on Snapchat

Don't forget when you follow Mike, also take the time to visit Humanizing The Badge on their social channels as well.

Facebook
Twitter

Thanks Mike for taking part in the podcast. 

 

May 6, 2016

From The Oakland Police Department via Nixle

The Oakland Police Department would like to apologize for the recent press release addressing traffic safety enforcement during the Cinco de Mayo holiday. We acknowledge that the language in the message sent was completely insensitive to the cultural holiday. We have worked extensively to build trust with all our communities and value the amazing cultures that make up the heart of our City. We are taking appropriate steps to insure that this does not happen again. Our intentions were to raise awareness about drunk driving and notify the community of traffic safety during the important holiday. As for every holiday and celebration, we want to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly and safely.

"We acknowledge that the language in the message sent was completely insensitive to the cultural holiday."...HUH??? What in the world did the OPD say?????

“Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with festive fiestas and salty margaritas,..."

Well that's true.

I don't understand why police leaders feel the need to apologize because someone gets offended over something that is not offensive. 

The statement, the press release, the stats.....everything was informational, not confrontational and didn't single out a class, culture or group. 

A group on Facebook were the ones offended. Literally saying that the police were targeting Latinos

What??? Oh come on. 

Yes, someone put their own words into the release and that's what the police apologized for. 

Then....I saw it. What led to the reversal and apology. A Facebook Group posted it and there were 14 comments and 51 reactions. Oh the horror!!! And not all the comments were against it!

Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo says the police department’s warning about the dangers of drinking and driving during Cinco de Mayo twisted the holiday’s rich cultural history into a caricature.

No it didn't!!

Taco Bell has done that along with every other marketing company that is trying to gain market share on social media for the 5th of May.

Leaders lead. 

 

May 3, 2016

Officer Tommy Norman of the North Little Rock Arkansas Police Department is one of a kind! When I first began following Tommy, I believed that he must be a community relations officer or school resource officer. 

The guy is all over social media talking with the community, showing their good work, this guy interacts with everyone! 

I was surprised to learn that he is a front line patrol officer that answers radio calls, arrests bad people and does his calling with incredible respect and integrity. I also learned that it isn't just his style of policing, but an a philosophy that permeates the North Little Rock Police Department from Chief Mike Davis on down. 

Tommy was quick to point out that the North Little Rock Police Department truly wants to embrace their community and knows the value of building relationships and trust go a long way in building a better community for everyone! 

A couple of weeks ago Tommy went to Prom with a young lady, he delivers toys and clothes out of the back of his patrol car and always has time for a kind word.

If I had to pick three words to describe Tommy Norman from the short time I spent with him and from the digital footprint he has created they would be:

  1. Servant
  2. Humble
  3. Honorable

Follow Officer Norman of his social media channels:

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
Snapchat - Scan the Snap Code below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the North Little Rock Arkansas Police:

Facebook

Special thanks to Sgt. Brian Dedrick, the Public Information Officer for setting this interview up. 

 

Apr 27, 2016

Yael Bartur is the Digital Strategist for the NYPD and you can bet that with 116 Twitter Accounts and a massive community she has her hands full but she takes it all in stride.

With a solid strategy and a plan for growth that includes proper training, monitoring and management of the department's social media accounts the task she has comes with a great potential for many agencies to follow. 

Yael chats about the wins, challenges and who she looks to for inspiration as she looks for new and innovative ways to promote the department and the men and women who serve and protect North America's biggest city.

Yael even teases about a test Facebook account that the department is using as the pioneer for growth on the world's biggest social network... and because you are reading this, you get to see it for yourself.

Like https://www.facebook.com/NYPD34pct/ and see how the community of Washington Heights is being served on Facebook by their police. 

Follow Yael on Twitter https://twitter.com/yaelbt

Apr 26, 2016

Nick Selby Talks Data...Big Data

What happens when you use data instead of anecdotes to study the information behind police shootings? You get facts and not rhetoric. You get a place to start a real conversation about situations that need a deeper look.It's amazing what Nick Selby and his team are doing with data research to get to the bottom of the real story. You can't argue with facts and physics and when those get backed up by data, you have a pretty solid foundation for understanding. 

You have to go look at the study that the team put together here:

Police Killings In Context

About Nick Selby

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

StreetCred CEO and co-Founder Nick Selby was sworn as a police officer in 2010, and currently serves as an investigator at a police agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His focus is on crimes that leverage the Internet, such as fraud, organized retail crime, identity theft and child exploitation.

He was an information security analyst and consultant for ten years, and has worked in physical security and intelligence consulting in various roles since 1993. He is co-author of Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime (Syngress, 2012) and technical editor of Investigating Internet Crimes (Syngress, 2013).

In 2005 he established the information security practice at industry analyst firm The 451 Group, where he conducted in-depth interviews with and consulted more than 1000 technology vendors, and a range of Fortune 1000 and government clients. In 2007 he was appointed 451’s VP of Research Operations. Since 2008 he has focused on law enforcement intelligence, while managing a boutique consultancy that provided cyber-incident response services to Fortune 250 companies.

He co-founded StreetCred Software, Inc., in 2012.

Nick has 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: on the investment side, to better understand the technology and landscape of the companies into which they invested, and on the operations side on securing their intellectual property and processes.

Apr 26, 2016

FAN BOY ALERT!!!

I love Larry Winget. I love everything about him from his down home country southern style, to his cowboy shirts and boots, his social media use and of course his common sense approach to pretty much everything life has to throw at us. 

Larry is very candid in his time with us and admits that he is a fan of police, not a fan of people who don't like police and does a favorite police officer...his son. 

Larry is a professional speaker, author and personal development expert who has written 6 New York Times and Wall Street Journal best selling books:

Your Kids Are Your Own Fault
People Are Idiots And I Can Prove It
It's Called Work For A Reason
You're Broke Because You Want To Be
Shut Up Stop Whining And Get A Life 

and my personal favorite....

GROW A PAIR.

You can find Larry on social media through his Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, Twitter and Instagram Accounts. 

Enjoy.

 

Apr 21, 2016

Yes police fans...you read / heard / saw it right. The Police Podcast is back for it's second season.

Now I know how Netflix feels every time it rolls out a new season of House Of Cards. The anticipation is incredible, the new season drops and in 15 hours, I've binge watched every amazing moment and then I am feeling left empty and lost again.

But, not to worry...I am not dropping an entire season on you at once and then walking away. Although there are 2 older recordings ready to go, 2 new recordings ready to go and 2 new interviews scheduled to record I still believe in offering relevant content, which is timely and appropriate.

Now this episode is more of a fun one to let you know that The Police Podcast is returning so no deep thoughts, or interviews...just some music, a couple of minutes of me talking and an invite for future guests and listeners.

I'm not even sure what I'm going to call this episode...

S2.Ep1?
Ep40?
PTP39?
Ep78?

Good grief...decisions, decisions.

 

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