Rank #1: TBT 4: Interview & Interrogation with John E. Reid & Associates
Few skills are more important to a law enforcement officer than those of interview and interrogation. Louis C. Senese, Vice President of John E. Reid & Associates, joins today’s podcast.
Lou, who has conducted more than 8,000 interviews in his career with Reid & Associates, shares some of the common missteps officers make during interrogations. I’m guilty of a couple of these myself.
Lou is the author of Anatomy of Interrogation Themes and despite being the Vice President of the company, he still teaches dozens of classes per year. Listen in as Lou gives us examples of some common interrogation themes for your next interview or interrogation.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
John E. Reid & Associates https://www.reid.com
Anatomy of Interrogation Themes (by Lou Senese) http://www.reid.com/store2/detail.html?sku=ait
Sep 18 2015
Rank #2: TBT 12: Reasonable Use of Force with George Williams
On today's show, Martin mentions his affiliate program with Amazon. If you go to www.thinbluetraining.com/Amazon and purchase something, Amazon throws a few nickels back to the show at no additional cost to you. Thanks for clicking through!!!
Martin also asked the listeners to keep him posted about law enforcement benefits in their area so that he could promote them on the show.
Today's guest is George Williams, an expert witness in the subject matter of law enforcement use of force and reasonableness. George is actively saving the careers of law enforcement officers not only as an instructor, but as an expert witness on the stand.
George talks about two courts cases that have defined modern-day use of force and how it's viewed by the courts. First, Graham v. Connor changed everything when the court defined the reasonableness test for use of force incidents.
Second, Scott v. Harris, which began as a pursuit, further defined the role of reasonable and outcomes. As a matter of fact, the pursuit that started the case can be seen here:
Nov 12 2015
Rank #3: TBT 13: Line Supervision & Leadership with Joe Demuro
Martin invites the listeners to head on over to www.hollotec.com/restricted-section to sign up for the Restricted Section where they can learn tips, tricks and techniques related to Lock Picking and Lock Bypassing.
Martin gives a shout out to the veterans in the United States. We owe them more than we can pay them.
Martin also talks about the Paris massacre and how France is America's oldest friend.
Joe Demuro joins the show as today's guest. Joe teaches Line Supervision, Leadership and Liability to recently-promoted supervisors to help them in the transition to a supervisory role.
Joe talks about the dynamics of becoming an effective leader and supervisor and some of the common problems they encounter in their transition.
Find out more about Joe Demuro and his training at demurotraining.com.
Nov 19 2015
Rank #4: TBT 3: Underwater Criminal Investigations with Mike Berry
Today we’re taking training to new depths, literally! Mike Berry, the owner and lead instructor of Underwater Criminal Investigators, visits the Thin Blue Training podcast to discuss his role in training public safety divers.
Mike is responsible for being the developer of the certification for public safety divers through PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and he’s the author of the definitive book on public safety diving, The Water’s Edge.
You don’t want to miss Mike’s well-told story about being stuck under water, in the dark, in a dead forest, with no air. You can go ahead and plan out tonight’s nightmare.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Underwater Criminal Investigators http://www.ucidiver.com/index.html
The Water’s Edge (by Mike Berry) http://www.ucidiver.com/book.html
Sep 18 2015
Rank #5: TBT 6: Blue Courage with Michael Nila
Remember that day your pinned on the badge? The ideals and goals you had to make your mark in law enforcement? This episode is all about bringing back the shine to the badge.
Michael Nila is the founder and Managing Director of Blue Courage at http://www.bluecourage.com. He’s devoted his life to his passion: inspiring law enforcement officers to be the best they can be.
In this episode, Michael addresses the debate of Warrior vs. Guardian. You may surprised by his answer. He also breaks down what some are calling the new corruption in law enforcement: cynicism.
Martin references Lt. Jim Glennon’s, Guardian Heart and Warrior Spirit” article at http://secure.calibrepress.com/2015/07/guardian-heart-and-warrior-spirit/
Michael is also the author of The Nobility of Policing
Oct 01 2015
Rank #6: TBT 5: Tactical Woodland Operations School with Pat Patten
Anytime you open a news website or turn on the TV, there seems to be a new manhunt in the headlines. Regardless of your agency, there is a decent chance you could find yourself in a manhunt in a woodland environment.
With the latest prison fugitives or a suspect on the run, the skills needed to safely track through a wooded area requires new skill sets.
Pat Patten is the owner and lead instructor at Tactical Woodland Operations School http://www.woodlandoperations.com/index.html
In this episode you’ll learn the common mistake in tracking operations as well as the mistakes made in gear selection.
Check out Pat’s calendar of training. He’s a real advocate of the patrol officer with their feet on the ground.
Sep 24 2015
Rank #7: TBT 8: Mass Killers with Mike Roche
Mass killings have become so commonplace that they've become part of the background narrative in the news.
The Alpha Group Center has a course that's designed to identify killers before they go on a rampage. Mike Roche, the instructor for the course, is a retired Secret Service agent who who's actually written a book on the topic.
You can find out more about Mike, the Alpha Group Center and the training course, Mass Killers at http://www.alphagroupcenter.com
Oct 15 2015
Rank #8: TBT 7: Kim Munley - Hero of the Fort Hood Massacre
In 2009, a terrorist began a rampage at Ford Hood in Killeen, Texas, resulting in 13 killed and 32 injured. That number would have been far higher if Kimberly Munley, a civilian police officer, hadn't squared off and exchanged rounds with the attacker.
While hitting the terrorist twice, Kim was struck by three bullets. Listen to her harrowing story of how the event transpired, what she did to survive and the resulting aftermath.
Kim Munley is a true inspiration.
Find out more about Kim and her mission to recognize and honor the wounded and killed servicemen and civilian personnel from the massacre http://kimmunley.org
Kim is actively involved with law enforcement suicide prevention at http://www.emergencyministries.org
Oct 08 2015
Rank #9: TBT 10: Homicide Investigation with David Newman of Inside the Tape
David Newman is a veteran homicide detective. He's also the owner of the Inside the Tape where he's instructed law enforcement officers, prosecutors and medical examiners in the skill set of Homicide and Crime Scene Management.
In this episode, Martin talks about how he once became a homicide detective and how he could have done better by seeking out training.
Dave details his Homicide and Crime Scene Management training course. You can find out more at http://www.insidethetape.com/classes.htm#homicide
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Oct 29 2015
Rank #10: TBT 11: Jeff Chapman with the National Association of Field Training Officers
Martin is just getting back from his agency's in-service training. He mentions a cool iPhone app that offers a virtual safety button that can be released in the event of an emergency. The app will then notify the police of an emergency with the GPS location of the phone.
Martin will be teaching Lock Picking & Specialized Entry Techniques at the following locations in the first quarter of 2016:
- January 25-26, 2016- Kissimmee, FL
- February 11-12, 2016- San Antonio, TX
- March 10-11, 2016- Zachary, LA
Jeff Chapman, the Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers joins the show as today's guest. Jeff details the mission of NAFTO, the coming changes to field training in the USA and the challenges facing the training of new officers.
Nov 05 2015