Rank #1: So You Want to go to the Police Academy?
Is that you? Are you wanting to go to the Academy? Or are you just curious about what it's like? In today's episode of Cop Life, Keith gives and in depth look at both of his stints in the Police Academy. The first time was as a new recruit. The second time was as a mentor to the recruits. How tough was it? What kind of work was involved? Is the physical training really as tough as they say? All these questions are answered in this episode.
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May 23 2016
Rank #2: Training The Rookies
When a recruit graduates the academy, they come out with all kinds of head knowledge and physical training. However, there is a process for them to take what they've learned and apply it to real life and real calls on the street. Field Training Officers are the facilitators of this process. Keith has been a Field Training Officer since 2007 and has trained numerous rookie officers. What is that like? What are some of the interesting stories of those training phases? Keith shares this, as well as what a typical very first day on patrol is like when he is training. Also discussed in this episode are some interesting calls since the last show and much more.
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Apr 25 2016
Rank #3: A Rookie's Perspective (Part 1)
In this episode of CLP, Keith sits down with rookie Police Officer Kline to discuss his experience and opinions of the academy, training, and that first year of solo patrol. Also, we hear an interesting conversation with an individual with a wild imagination that Keith met on a call. Two calls are discussed from the last couple of weeks as well as an email from a listener who also happens to be a rookie officer.
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Mar 28 2017
Rank #4: The Rural Cop (Part 1)
What is it like to be a police officer in a rural environment? How does it feel when you approach that call knowing backup could be 45 minutes away? In Part 1 of this two part series, Keith talks with Seth, a police officer in a very rural area of Eastern Tennessee. Seth talks about his academy training, very abbreviated field training, and just how far away is backup can be at any time. Also in this episode, Keith answers listener email and talks about going the extra mile when working calls. Finally, since Keith is no stranger to diving right in to controversial topics and discussions, he goes head first into the heated debate taking place right now......Is Die Hard a Christmas movie or not?
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Dec 13 2018
Rank #5: Rookie Blues
After two weeks of training a new recruit, Keith gives an update and even a glimpse inside the patrol vehicle for a couple of debriefs after the recruit made traffic stops. Life can be stressful for a new recruit learning the ropes and this episode is a real time update to all that's been going on. Also included is listener email as well as an example of Keith's own errors(yes he is human) and a recent news story about a cop that has no business wearing the badge!
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Oct 25 2016
Rank #6: A Rookie's Perspective (Part 2)
This week's edition of CLP is the conclusion of Keith's interview with rookie officer Kline. He discusses some interesting and exciting calls he has worked thus far as well as his overall opinion of midnight shift. The two also talk about the importance of maintaining physical fitness and Kline gives his likes and dislikes about police work so far. And finally, Officer Kline gives some advice to those who are considering applying or are currently in the application process for police officer.
Also, if you have any questions, comments, or other messages for our guest, you can email them directly to Keith and he will make sure they all get to Officer Kline.
Apr 10 2017
Rank #7: The Dumb and The Reckless
This month's episode addresses the dumb and the reckless on both sides of the badge. Keith will be taking a look back at calls over the last month as well as news involving police officers. He reads a few of the many emails received recently and answers listeners questions. As promised, a full review of the Netflix documentary "Flint Town" will be shared as well as updates about the body camera and a local story where officers' body cameras destroyed the complaints of a cell phone warrior.
Video clip provided courtesy of Fox4News Dallas/Ft Worth
Apr 11 2018
Rank #8: The Rural Cop (Part 2)
In Part 2 of our interview with rural police officer Seth, we talk about what equipment he has or doesn't have as well as some notable calls from his career so far. Keith looks a listener email and discusses calls from the past month including a voice from the past!
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Special thanks to Purple Planet for use of the background music during the opening clip.
Jan 15 2019
Rank #9: K9 Life
In this episode, Keith invites CJ into the studio once again where the two discuss CJ's 15 years in as a K9 handler. What do departments look for in a K9 Officer? What kind of training is involved? Do K9 handlers really have a panic button on them to release the dog from the car? Keith and CJ answer all these questions as well as talk about calls where the dog has been deployed and all kinds of interesting details about like as a K9 Officer.
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Nov 14 2017
Rank #10: A Veteran's Perspective (Pt 1)
In this first half of an interview with a 30 year veteran police officer, Keith and CJ discuss the changes that have occurred in policing during that time. CJ, who worked all his career in a very large metropolitan police department will chronicle the various units he worked in which included DWI. He will discuss a memorable call where he worked a DWI that involved an officer being killed. Also, CJ will talk about a major injury he sustained while attempting to catch a fleeing suspect. Keith will cover some calls from the past couple of weeks as well as answer listener email.
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Jul 17 2017
Rank #11: A Veteran's Perspective (Pt 2)
In Part 2 of our discussion with 30yr veteran officer CJ, we take a deep look into his shooting. Also, CJ shares with us his experience on television show COPS and we look at some interesting and notable calls from his career. We also cover a few controversial topics including one rare example of a subject we disagree on.
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Jul 31 2017
Rank #12: The Fear Factor
Fear. What is it? Is it a bad thing? Or can it be a good thing? On today's episode, Keith takes on a listener's question about coping with fear as a police officer. Keith discusses the benefits of fear and how it can be mastered and used as a benefit while working patrol. He also looks back at a couple of calls from the past two weeks and answers two listeners emailed questions.
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Jun 20 2016
Rank #13: Investigating Death
Police officers are also referred to as First Responders. When a death has taken place, whether it be natural, suicide, accidental, or murder it is police that are the ones who are called first and arrive first. There are a lot of responsibilities involved in that process. There is the protection of the crime scene as well as the securing of witnesses. There is the possible search for a suspect and the necessity to be vigilant when it comes to our own safety. Then there is the investigation itself, as the loss of human life is the highest priority investigation we do. There are precise details that have to be obtained and the careful examination of evidence. In this episode, Keith addresses these calls and details involved. He will also take a look at some calls since the past episode posted as well as some of the more memorable death investigations he has been a part of.
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Feb 20 2017
Rank #14: The Militarization of the Police
(This episode is a rebroadcast from June 2015)
On June 13, 2015 an all out assault was launched against the headquarters of the Dallas Police Department. In this episode, I discuss that event and others similar to it in light of some of the recent concerns expressed about the police looking too military. Is it necessary to have an armored vehicle??? Is it necessary to have assault rifles??? These things and more are covered, along with the week in review and interesting calls gone to this past week.
May 10 2016
Rank #15: Things I Wish the Public Understood About Cops
In this episode of CLP, Keith discusses a list of things he wishes the public would understand about police officers and policing in general. Also, due to a recent large number of emails from listeners who are either applying for police jobs or interested in a career in law enforcement, Keith gives some tips and pointers for the process and the interviews. Of course, there is also the segment that covers some recent calls including an incident where a supervisor was completely cleared of a minor bogus complaint all because of the dash cam. All this and more on episode 20 of Cop Life.
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May 23 2017