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Tom Wheelhouse of Mightify - Career Change, Transition, and Development for Law Enforcement and First Responders

Career Change, Transition, and Development for Law Enforcement and First Responders

What happens when a law enforcement or first responder career comes to an end, whether through retirement, resignation or injury? What are the options for a new career or business? And how about the emotional, psychological and family impact of leaving? These are some of the tough questions we tackle during this episode.

I’m talking with Tom Wheelhouse, a former member of the Metropolitan Police in London who now heads up Mightify as a specialist in career change. When it comes to transitioning from your work as a law enforcement or first responder professional, Tom and I both feel it’s critical to help you see that there are positive options. It’s also important to understand many of the real and perceived barriers can be broken down and there are a host of tool and resources available to help you thrive.

We also touch on what agencies and employers can do to better support, develop, and retain their officers and staff. And because Tom is in the UK, we note a few of the differences and similarities between the UK and the US. This is a great conversation, be sure and listen!

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Jason Hoschouer and Financial Peace with the MotorCop

Financial Peace and Debt Freedom for Law Enforcement Professionals

What would it feel like to be debt free, to have no payments? To not have to work overtime just to pay the bills? Jason Hoschouer, aka MotorCop, joins me today to swap stories as we dive deep into entrepreneurship, personal finances, and debt freedom. You may know Jason from the MotorCop blog, The MotorCop Mindset, The Crossover Show and the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Jason is also a copreneuer, helping cops find financial freedom as a Dave Ramsey Certified Financial Coach

Jason joined my exclusive LEO2CEO community several months ago so he could network with other copreneuers and receive expert coaching and business. During this episode, he’s going to tell you all about how the last couple months have given him a new sense of clarity and direction in his business, and then share his best tips for crushing debt and living a life of financial peace.

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Rudy Hernandez of Trinity Executive Solutions on the Public Safety Innovators Podcast

Public Safety to Private Security: A Copreneur’s Journey

Fellow copreneur and member of the exclusive LEO2CEO community Rudy Hernandez joins me today. Rudy is the owner of Trinity Executive Solutions where he and his team offer bespoke private security solutions for companies. During our chat, Rudy will share how his background as a used car salesman has helped him develop his sales prowess as a business owner and how the LEO2CEO community has helped him grow as a copreneur.

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Siri and Alexa May Be the Next Big Threat to Officer Safety

This is hands down the wildest episode of the podcast yet. When I first met the guest for my show today, I was absolutely stunned by what he was telling me is in his opinion, the greatest new threat to officers.

Greg Kaminski is a former law enforcement officer, a digital forensic examiner, and the founder and CEO of CyberCuff. He believes that voice activated devices, often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), are an emerging threat that law enforcement needs to quickly gain an awareness. If you too are skeptical about this idea, just as I was, take the time to listen in on this episode and then immediately take Greg up on his offer for a free virtual training event coming up in just a couple of weeks.

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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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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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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.