Beyond the Call
Summary: The podcast for law enforcement professionals and those who support them.
Episode 044 of Beyond the Call Mick Yinger, former police officer and current Executive Director of The Bridge, shares valuable information on their programs and retreats that take first responders from hurting to healing. Learn more about The Bridge at www.firstrespondersbridge.org. To learn more about our sponsor go to www.nationalpolicecu.com
Episode 043 of Beyond the Call A conversation with Tracie Texas Shugart, retired police officer and current Executive Director of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation. She shares some of the innovative but simple programs they offer to help both law-enforcement families and the community. Learn more about the Louisville Metro Police Foundation at www.saferlouisville.org. To learn more about our sponsor go to www.nationalpolicecu.com.
Episode 042 of Beyond the Call A conversation with Angela Bennett, Director of Programming and Development for the Cleveland Police Foundation. Angela discusses the many programs managed by the organization that help to connect law enforcement and the community, particularly the youth programs such as Cops for Kids, Cookin’ with Cops, and many others. Learn more about the Cleveland Police Foundation at www.clevelandpolicefoundation.org. Learn more about our sponsor, the National Police Credit Union, at www.nationalpolicecu.com.
Episode 041 of Beyond the Call A discussion with Lisa Rollings, Executive Director of the Central Indiana Police Foundation, about the many programs and events the organization manages for law enforcement including Invest in Blue, the Code-One Fund, and the Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast with a Cop. Learn more at www.cipf.foundation. Learn more about our sponsor at www.nationalpolicecu.com.
Episode 040 of Beyond the Call A conversation with Clarke Paris, retired Sergeant of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and founder of The Pain Behind the Badge, on PTSD and suicide prevention for first responders. Clarke produced a documentary by the same name as well as authored the book My Life for Your Life. Paris also recently wrote a children’s book – Daddy, I Worry About You, for children of police officers and also offers a relevant story about his son during the show. Learn more about The Pain Behind the Badge at www.thepainbehindthebadge.com.
Episode 039 of Beyond the Call Entrepreneur and 30-year law-enforcement professional, Joe Badali, discusses his company Guardian Gear. Joe’s business provides lifesaving products and services that meet the unique needs of police officers, students, teachers, and many others in times of crisis. Learn more about Guardian Gear at www.guardiangearusa.com.
Episode 038 of Beyond the Call Active police officer and entrepreneur, Ryan Allen, talks about the journey of starting the company Zero 9 Holsters. He shares his story of how necessity was the mother of invention for making his first holster. Today Zero 9 Holsters provides multiple quality products to first responders throughout the world. Learn more about Zero 9 Holsters at www.zero9holsters.com.
Episode 037 of Beyond the Call A conversation with Vince LeVien on being the son of a decorated NYPD Detective. We also delve into his work as the Project Manager of The Finest Service Organization offering Killed in the Line of Duty Insurance to Police Credit Unions as well as being appointed on the Board of Trustees of the Silver Shield Foundation. Learn more about the Silver Shield Foundation, which provides education funds and other services to the children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, at www.silvershieldfoundation.org. Learn more about the Killed in the Line of Duty Insurance from the National Police Credit Union at www.nationalpolicecu.com.
Episode 036 of Beyond the Call The Beyond the Call crew visit Home Watch, the Law Enforcement Spousal Conference by How to Love Our Cops held in Sacramento, CA on March 2, 2019. In Part 2 of our first “On the Scene” special, listen to portions of the event including The Incredible Power of a Law Enforcement Spouse led by Vicki Newman – founder of How 2 Love Your Cop, The Spiritual Side of the Police Life led by Heather Blass, and the Parenting Panel. Also hear interviews with attendees such as Jennifer Brown from the Dallas Police Association. Hear more from Vicki Newman in Episode 016 and Heather Blass in Episode 032 of Beyond the Call. Learn more about How 2 Love Our Cops at www.how2loveyourcop.com.
Episode 035 of Beyond the Call The Beyond the Call crew visit Home Watch, the Law Enforcement Spousal Conference by How to Love Our Cops held in Sacramento, CA on March 2, 2019. In Part 1 of our first “On the Scene” special, listen to portions of the event including the introduction from emcee, France Siria; the beginning of the Story of Strength session with Scott and Liz Brown; and tips from Julie Bevers during her breakout on Self Care. Also, Co-Host Kacey Smith interviews attendees Ryan Cleveringa and Michelle Pham on their law-enforcement families and their takeaways from Home Watch. Hear more about the Browns’ story in Episode 034 and more from Julie Bevers in Episode 033 of Beyond the Call. Learn more about How 2 Love Our Cops at www.how2loveyourcop.com.
Episode 034 of Beyond the Call Life changed forever on October 24, 2014 for Scott and Liz Brown. It was the day Scott lost his partner Deputy Danny Oliver to a murderer on a routine check. Scott and his wife Liz share their story of healing and rebuilding their lives with the help of family, friends, and each other. Learn more about their work at www.how2loveyourcop.com.
Episode 033 of Beyond the Call Julie Bevers is one of the featured speakers scheduled for Home Watch, the How 2 Love Your Cop Law Enforcement Spouse Conference in Sacramento on March 2. Julie talks about her work as a crisis and trauma chaplain as well as a marriage counselor helping several first-responder families in California and beyond. Learn more about Julie at www.juliebevers.com and register for Home Watch at http://www.how2loveyourcop.com/speaking/ or www.eventbrite.com
Episode 032 of Beyond the Call Heather Blass is one of the featured speakers scheduled for Home Watch, the How 2 Love Your Cop Law Enforcement Spouse Conference in Sacramento on March 2. Heather talks about her presentation – The Spiritual Side of the Police Life, as well as the fun and challenges of being both a law enforcement wife and a mother of three girls. Learn more and register for Home Watch at http://www.how2loveyourcop.com/speaking/ or www.eventbrite.com
Episode 031 of Beyond the Call The co-founders of the Code 9 Project, Brandielee Baker and Deborah Ortiz, share their journey to create this organization as well as the training they offer to first responders to cope with PTSD and work-related stressors. Learn more about the Code 9 Project at www.code9project.org.
Episode 030 of Beyond the Call Phoenix Police Foundation President, Tim Thomas, discusses the goals of the organization, its programs, and upcoming events. He even talks about their ice-cream truck! Learn more about the Phoenix Police Foundation at www.phxpolicefoundation.org