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Small Town Dicks Podcast

Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith.

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3: Discarded

A family finds the dead body of a woman on a remote logging road. It’s wrapped in a blanket. Police at first don’t know what happened, though foul play is suspected. They figure out who the victim is and then find her boyfriend, who happens to be in jail for a separate assault. Despite thin resources, detectives begin to build a case. Special Guest:  Det. ChadDetective Chad went to school with Detectives Dan & Dave when they were growing up. In High School, Det. Chad started as an Explorer/Cadet with his local police department.  He was hired by The Sheriff’s Office after college and has been in Law Enforcement for 24 yrs.  He’s worked in Corrections, Patrol, and has been a detective for 9 years.

50mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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5: Bad Company Part 1

Det. Jay and his team investigate the murder of a homeless man who is found stabbed to death in a public park. After a slow start, the investigation focuses on three men, including a charismatic leader in the local meth community, and an ex-con who’s fled to a nearby state to become a standup comedian.Special Guest: Detective JayDetective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law enforcement in his hometown. In 2004 he became a sworn police officer and for the next 10 years served on Patrol. In 2014, he was promoted to Detective in the Person Crimes department where he now investigates homicides, assaults, and sex crimes in his Small Town.And check us out on Patreon at patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast

49mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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1: Zero Hour

​T​hree young children ​are found ​alone in their home​. Their sister is missing. Their parents are dead upstairs. ​And t​he kids aren’t talking. Capt. Terri ​returns to Small Town Dicks to tell us how she and her fellow detectives pieced together what happened in a house with a dark history.Special Guest: Captain Terri  Captain Terri has been in law enforcement for 23 years. Over the course of her career, she has been a dispatcher, a corrections officer, a patrol deputy, and a detective sergeant before being promoted Captain in 2014. One of her focuses as a law enforcement agent has been helping victims maneuver through the criminal justice system.  She has a master's degree in criminal justice. Also, we're now on Patreon. Check us out at patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast

1hr 8mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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12: Rampage

One fall afternoon a man decides to inflict as much damage as possible on his small town. Guest: Co-Host Detective Dave.Dave began his career in law enforcement in 2007. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent six years as a detective primarily investigating Sex Crimes and Child Abuse for his police department in Small Town, USA. He still serves as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, and during his tenure as a detective, he served on the advisory boards of multiple children’s and victims’ advocacy groups.

1hr 10mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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10: Lured

A young man’s trusting nature ends up having deadly consequences.  Special Guest: Det. David When Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2002, his agency was so small they doubled as both police officers and firefighters, carrying their dual-purpose gear in the trunk of their patrol cars. After three years of doing double duty, David was promoted to detective. He has also served as a Patrol Sergeant and was elected Under Sherriff of his county in 2011. In 2013, David transferred back to detectives and finished out his career as an investigator for the District Attorney’s Office, until he retired in 2018.

1hr 8mins

31 May 2019

Rank #5

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6: Bad Company Part 2

This Part 2 of Det. Jay’s three-month investigation into the murder of a homeless man who was viciously stabbed to death in the restroom of a public park restroom. With the help of two confidential informants, detectives close in on three men suspected in the killing.  Episode 2 Cont’dSpecial Guest: Detective JayDetective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law enforcement in his hometown. In 2004 he became a sworn police officer and for the next 10 years served on Patrol. In 2014, he was promoted to Detective in the Person Crimes department where he now investigates homicides, assaults, and sex crimes in his Small Town.And don't forget to support STD at patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast

57mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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9: Trouble Follows

Beth, a successful woman who is now retired, offers to provide her grandson with some stability. At first things go well. But Beth soon learns that her strong sense of family has not trickled down to the younger generation and that no good deed goes unpunished. Special Guest: Det. Robert Detective Robert has been in law enforcement for over 18 years. He spent nine years on patrol, where he served as a field-training officer (FTO) and an FBI-trained hostage negotiator. He was subsequently promoted to corporal and later to detective. As a new detective, he worked in the crimes against children unit, which investigates sex crimes, serious physical abuse and child homicides. He was later re-assigned to the violent crimes unit, where he continues to serve. He is an active member of his county’s major crimes team, which investigates homicides and officer-involved shootings.Please support this podcast at patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast

56mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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1: CROSSFIRE

A drug deal gone wrong leads to dire consequences for an innocent victim. Guest: Ret. Detective Don.

1hr 8mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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5: Accelerant

The fire department is called to a fire in a small community where an elderly widow is found murdered in her own home. Which also happens to be the scene of the fire. Special Guest: Detective Greg.Det. Greg has been in law enforcement for over 24 years. During that time he has worked in Corrections, Patrol, and Narcotics. He has spent 16 years as a member of his agency’s SWAT team, and the past 5 years as a detective in the Violent Crimes Investigations unit.

1hr 3mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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10: No Good Deed

On a routine visit to check on his elderly father, Murray, Paul discovers him laying in his bed. Dead. Murray had a history of falling, so it’s possible his death was an accident. But the unusual position of Murray’s body on the bed prompts Paul to call 9-1-1. Fan-favorite, Lt. Scott, returns to Small Town Dicks with a case about a string of bad decisions that lead to the deepest form of betrayal. All for the price of some marijuana and donuts. Special Guest Lieutenant Scott Lieutenant Scott is a 31-year veteran of law-enforcement. Scott has worked at a variety of assignments from patrol, SWAT, Detectives, and Special Operations, to gang enforcement, Internal Affairs, and Special Investigations. Lt. Scott is also a forensic artist.

1hr 8mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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12: Murder In Plain Sight

Detective Tracey takes us through one of her most memorable cases where a murderer’s greed and arrogance lead to a slew of sloppy mistakes. Even as the crime rocks the community in Tracey’s small town for years to come. Special Guest Investigator Tracey After reading her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 7 Inv. Tracey knew that she wanted to solve real life mysteries.  She graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement after which, she attend the police academy in 1983 as one of only a few females in her class.  For the next 30 years she was a Criminal Investigator for the Solicitor General and District Attorney’s offices.  She is married to a retired Federal Special Agent, has two grown sons and a Jack Russell fur baby.

47mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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11: Stolen

Sgt. Rick was prepared to issue a routine traffic ticket to a driver who was driving dangerously slow. But when he pulled the driver over, he interrupted a crime far worse than impeding the flow of traffic, proving that there is no such thing as a “routine” traffic stop. Special Guest Sergeant Rick Sergeant Rick has been in law enforcement for 26 years. He’s held positions as Patrol, SWAT, undercover narcotics Detective, the Sniper/Observer team, K-9 Handler. Currently he serves as Watch Commander/Sergeant for his agency.

42mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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9: Life Line ll

Dispatcher Dawn brings us 3 memorable stories that stand out for her as a 9-1-1 operator with 25 years of experience on the job at her small town police agency. Special Guest: Dispatcher DawnDispatcher Dawn has worked in law enforcement communications for 25 yrs. She is a Field Training Officer for new dispatchers and also serves as a Crisis Negotiator for her department’s SWAT team.

56mins

24 May 2019

Rank #13

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3: Interstate

There was no sign of forced entry and no obvious indication of how a middle-aged woman died in her hotel room. Detectives Dan, Dave, and George recount their investigation into a case that took them across state lines, tested their agility, and landed them in some very unusual circumstances, even for seasoned homicide detectives. Special Guest Detective George has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent 12 years as a detective in the Violent Crimes Unit of his town’s police agency. George has been a member of SWAT for 17 years. He has also served on Bike Patrol and as a Field Training Officer.

1hr 14mins

5 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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10: Supply Chain

Through a combination of patience and careful police work, Detective Justin snakes his way up the heroin supply chain and links it to a cartel south of the border. And a couple of lives are turned around in the process.  Special Guest: Detective Justin has been in law-enforcement for 10 years and has worked in a variety of assignments from Bike Patrol, K-9, SWAT, Field Training, firearms instruction, and as a Narcotics Detective. In fact, Detective Justin took over Detective Dan’s K-9, Fedo, after Dan had complications with eye surgery. We'd love for you to become a member of the Small Town SuperFam. Just go to patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast and become a supporter!

1hr 12mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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7: Paul Holes: Proclivity

We sit down with world-renowned forensic scientist and cold-case investigator, Paul Holes, to hear about one of his first cold cases, as well as the profiling techniques he developed over the years to catch the serial sexual predators he hunted. Special Guest: Paul Holes: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating cold cases and serial-predator crimes in the Bay Area of California. Just before he retired in April 2018, Paul lead the team that broke the Golden State Killer case, which brought him worldwide acclaim. Other notable cases he’s worked on include The Zodiac, Laci Peterson, Jaycee Dugard, Darryl Kemp, Joseph Naso, and Joseph Cordova Jr. Paul recently released an audiobook titled “Evil Has a Name” which is available on Audible. You can also hear him on the true-crime podcast, "The Murder Squad.” which he co-hosts with investigative journalist Billy Jensen.WARNING: this episode deals with graphic descriptions of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.

56mins

3 May 2019

Rank #16

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12: Crime and Punishment, Part 2

Trevor Walraven was convicted of an unthinkable crime when he was 14 years old. He spent nearly 18 years in prison before he was released. In this two-part conversation, we talk to him about the crime he committed, his co-defendant,  how he spent his time in prison, and his emergence as an advocate for giving other inmates a second chance to become productive members of society. Trevor Walraven spent nearly 18 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 14 years old. He was released after going through Oregon’s “Second Look” process, which required him to show he had taken responsibility for his crime and demonstrated "outstanding reformation." He now advocates for criminal justice reform with a special focus on youth, who he argues are more likely to reform and deserve meaningful opportunities when released. Trevor co-founded the Oregon Youth Justice Project under the Oregon Justice Resource Center in mid 2018.If you're a fan of this episode, consider joining us as a patron: patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast 

50mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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7: Hubris

In 2016, during a follow-up visit to a rape victim who’d been assaulted six months prior, Detective Jay is unexpectedly assigned the case. When months later, a DNA test finally returns a positive ID, Detective Jay begins piecing together evidence that points to a serial sex offender who’d been on the loose for almost 30 years. Special Guest Detective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law enforcement in his hometown. In 2004 he became a sworn police officer and for the next 10 years served on Patrol. In 2014, he was promoted to Detective in the Person Crimes department where he now investigates homicides, assaults, and sex crimes in his Small Town.

48mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #18

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Buried with Paul Holes

Paul, Dan and Dave talk about what it’s like to lead a murder investigation, interacting with the families of victims, and how DNA is changing the way murder investigations are conducted. WARNING: This episode contains graphic descriptions of sex crimes and violence. Listener discretion is advised.  Special Guest: Paul Holes: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating cold cases and serial-predator crimes in the Bay Area of California. Just before he retired in April 2018, Paul led the team that broke the Golden State Killer case, which brought him worldwide acclaim. Other notable cases he’s worked on include The Zodiac, Laci Peterson, Jaycee Dugard, Darryl Kemp, Joseph Naso, and Joseph Cordova Jr. Paul recently released an audiobook titled “Evil Has a Name” which is available on Audible. You can also hear him on the true-crime podcast, "The Murder Squad.” which he co-hosts with investigative journalist Billy Jensen.Oh, and check out our Patreon at patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast

27mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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3: Unspeakable

**WARNING: The subject matter of this episode is very graphic and may be very difficult for some listeners to hear** Detective Don already had 28 years of experience in law enforcement when he caught Lindsay’s murder case. And yet, the extent of the abuse the young girl had suffered still shocked him. As a result of this investigation, the way routine child-welfare checks are done in this Small Town, changed forever. Special Guest Detective Don Detective Don recently retired after serving in law enforcement for over 30 years. Don spent much of his career as a detective but also served on SWAT and as a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator.

53mins

1 Sep 2017

Rank #20