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How Law Enforcement Can EVOLVE in the Wake of Floyd and Chauvin

At the time of recording this episode, the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial came out just a couple of days before. My guest, Patrick Fitzgibbons and I were chatting via LinkedIn about how the law enforcement profession can move forward after this verdict. And we decided to jump on and record a podcast episode to discuss just that. Our intention here is not to create further political dialogue about this topic, but rather to discuss a viable and healthy path forward. We also delve into a deep discussion about officers transitioning from law enforcement and how they might want to approach this if they are considering a shift.

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How Podcasting is Helping Public Safety and Entrepreneurs Connect and Build Trust with Their Communities

Audio and voice are by far the most natural interface for humans to interact. We like to speak and listen. Because we are now living in an “On Demand” world, consumers and community members want and are expecting to listen to their favorite radio shows on their schedules. This presents a tremendous opportunity to host your own show and communicate directly with your audience and community like never before seen in history. Today we chat about podcasting and how you can use it to connect with your community and build trust.

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New Real-Time Technology Connecting First Responders to Critical Infrastructure

911inform is the only notification and emergency management solution that provides police dispatch, first-responders, and key building personnel with the tools to effectively mitigate any emergency situation. Their connected building platform provides emergency response teams with the bi-directional communication and controls needed to successfully manage a crisis situation and save valuable time.

911inform can easily be implemented across a wide range of industries including hotels, malls, schools, hospitals, municipalities, and any other large public-access space. The groundbreaking system is FREE for all law enforcement agencies.

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DRONERESPONDERS: the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting Public Safety UAS and Drones For Good™

Throughout the U.S. and around the world you see them launching unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the sky during various types of emergencies and incidents. These are the DRONERESPONDERS, and their ranks are growing every day as more organizations continue to embrace UAS for public safety missions.

DRONERESPONDERS is a non-profit program created to unite these new aerial first responders, emergency managers, and search and rescue specialists under a unified organization to help learn, train, and test with one another with the ultimate objective of maximizing drone operations for public safety. There is no cost to join, and as a member, you will have access to DRONERESPONDERS research and information to help make your unmanned aviation operation more successful.

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Lauren Rich and transitioning out of law enforcement or military careers.

Reinventing Therapy [3]: What to Anticipate When Transitioning out of Law Enforcement

What do you do when you realize that veterans aren’t getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren joins the podcast again to discuss and unpack some of the many challenges law enforcement professionals and combat vets face when transitioning out of their careers and into retirement or a new career. This is part three of a powerful three-part series.

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Reinventing Therapy [2]: How to Maintain Sanity During a Career in Law Enforcement

What do you do when you realize that veterans aren’t getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren is back to help us figure out just exactly what Trauma is, and how it can be different for law enforcement professionals versus combat veterans. She also gives some great advice for administrators who are looking for more mental health support and tips for recognizing when you may need to seek help. This is part two of a powerful three-part series.

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Lauren Rich with Vet and LEO mental health solutions

Reinventing Therapy [1]: Why Current Methods Don’t Work for Vets and Public Safety Professionals

What do you do when you realize that veterans aren’t getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren joins the podcast to help guide us through the process of recognizing when we need help and how to resolve trauma. And on this episode we start to unpack what this means, what it all looks like, and how to get started. This is part one of a powerful three-part series.

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Transitioning from Military to Entrepreneurship and Leadership with Rob Campbell

From the Military to Entrepreneurship: Transitioning, Leadership, and More with Rob Campbell

Transitioning from the military to civilian life has many of the same challenges we see with police, but there also some distinct differences. Today, retired Army Colonel Rob Campbell joins host Adam Wills to discuss how his transition from a Commander of an infantry brigade has allowed him to launch his leadership training business, along with his VETtoCEO program. This free course helps veterans and Active, Guard, and Reserve military who are either exploring entrepreneurship as a career path choice or aggressively completing their business plan. This compelling discussion dives deep into leadership as an asset for public safety and military professionals, along with how and why entrepreneurship should be seriously considered when transitioning.

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Carlos Francisco talks about transitioning to Corporate Security

How to Transition and Get Into Corporate Security with Carlos Francisco

Have you been thinking about transitioning into corporate security? Today’s guest, Carlos Francisco, has guided corporate security teams for some of the biggest brands out there, from Disney to Amazon to Facebook. Adam and Carlos break down what it takes to transition into corporate security; the mindset, how to interview well, the cultural differences, and more. Carlos understands what is impactful and has spent years helping people transition from law enforcement, military, and federal jobs into the corporate security world.

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Linda Ziemba of AeroDefense

Scalable Counter-Drone Detection for Law Enforcement and Private Security

AeroDefense offers solutions to detect drones and pilots at correctional facilities, stadiums, critical infrastructure, and other high value targets. AeroDefense’s drone detection system, AirWarden™, detects and locates both drone and pilot simultaneously providing actionable intelligence for security teams to respond effectively (and safely) to drone threats. It clicked for Founding CEO Linda Ziemba in 2015 after a drone crashed the US Open Tennis Tournament, she knew then this was a threat that would escalate and she was compelled to find a solution. Listen to this episode to hear the evolution of this truly innovative product and service.