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Blue View by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

Law enforcement officers have one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs in the United States. The brave men and women of law enforcement are charged with the enormous responsibility of keeping our streets and...more

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Police Training By the Field, For the Field with Keith Turney

Episode 23

July 21, 2022

Police Training By the Field, For the Field with Keith Turney

Incorporating multiple viewpoints and subject matter expertise towards effective and efficient solutions is critical, especially when it comes to training America's law enforcement officers. The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center, better known as CRI-TAC, provides critical and tailored technical assistance resources to state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies on a wide variety of topics. It features a “by the field, for the field” approach while delivering specialized technical assistance using leading experts in a range of public safety, crime reduction, and community policing topics. CRI-TAC is a public service and is offered at no cost to your agency. On this episode of the Blue View, we're joined by Keith Turney, National Sergeant at Arms here at the National FOP. Keith has been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police for over 40 years and spent 31 years as a Joliet Police Officer, retiring at the rank of Commander. Over his four decades in law enforcement, Keith has worn many different hats. Some of these include working as a crisis negotiator, an incident commander for a NASCAR Speedway, and upon retirement, was involved with labor issues with the Illinois FOP Labor Council. Anyone who has heard him speak knows of his passion for CRI-TAC and the great benefits it offers for the growth and stability of agencies across America. ...

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Former DEA Acting Administrator Tim Shea on Rogue Prosecutors and the Rise in Crime

Episode 22

July 14, 2022

Former DEA Acting Administrator Tim Shea on Rogue Prosecutors and the Rise in Crime

For the past several years, the FOP has been sounding the alarm about the nationwide surge in crime. All across the country, our communities are seeing the real-life, and often deadly, consequences of rogue prosecutors failing to hold violent, repeat criminals accountable. When rogue prosecutors like George Gascon in Los Angeles, Kim Foxx in Chicago, and Larry Krasner in Philadelphia choose to hand out slaps on the wrist to serious offenders, criminals become emboldened. They commit acts of violence knowing that they will not face significant consequences for their actions. Law-abiding citizens should have no patience for public officials who undermine the work of law enforcement agencies, especially when crime and violence are impacting so many people. Prosecutors in too many jurisdictions are abusing their authority by imposing a social agenda instead of enforcing the law. Across the country, leaders with the Fraternal Order of Police are fighting back against these rogue prosecutors and activist judges because Americans should not have to live in fear.  On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Tim Shea, former Acting Administrator of the DEA. Prior to serving at the DEA, Tim served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia during the Trump administration. In that capacity, he led the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country—responsible for the prosecution of both federal and local crimes in the District of Columbia. ...

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FOP Chaplain Rick Snyder on Faith and Resiliency | Blue View

Episode 21

July 07, 2022

FOP Chaplain Rick Snyder on Faith and Resiliency | Blue View

Law enforcement officers are ordinary people called to do extraordinary things at times. They are human beings who are not immune to experiencing a range of emotions that can come due to the nature of this profession. Often times, you hear that law enforcement officers were called to do what they do. But the real question is “Who does the calling?” The physical and mental wellness of law enforcement officers are necessary for the overall health of our officers. But there is a third piece to that: Spiritual Wellness. On this episode of the Blue View, we’re joined by Rick Snyder, National FOP Chaplain and Indianapolis FOP President, to discuss how faith and resiliency can go hand-in-hand with a law enforcement officers overall wellness – especially at such a difficult and strenuous time for law enforcement.   00:00 – Intro 00:55 – About Rick Snyder 02:25 – Building Trust in the Community 05:15 – Combatting Rising Crime 13:38 – Officer Wellness 27:33 – Officer Support 41:25 – Remnant Reveal 46:00 – Closing ...

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Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas | Crime Surge, Border Crisis & Terrorism | Blue View Podcast

Episode 20

June 28, 2022

Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas | Crime Surge, Border Crisis & Terrorism | Blue View Podcast

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is responsible for defending our country at the border and throughout the interior. To do so, DHS has over 240,000 employees, with more that 140,000 are in law enforcement positions. The Department of Homeland Security was established in the aftermath of the devastating and disturbing September 11th attacks that sent shockwaves through every American. We witnessed true sacrifice, heroism, and a unified resolve against evil in the months and years that followed. The chief mission of the DHS is to ensure that no other attack like that would ever occur again. On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the seventh head of the department, to discuss a range of issues, including the crime surge, border crisis and domestic terrorism. Secretary Mayorkas has served in numerous roles with DHS and is very familiar with the challenges facing law enforcement at all levels of government. Prior to his time at DHS, he served as prosecutor in California.   ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️   00:00 – Intro 01:10 – About Secretary Mayorkas 05:48 – Crime Surge 09:45 – Border Crisis 16:55 – Combating Smuggling 21:00 – Coordinating Immigrant & Refugee Resettlement 24:00 – Domestic Terrorism 30:30 – DHS Programs 33:55 – Closing ...

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Fostering Partnerships with the Communities We Serve | Rick Inglima and Kevin Ahlbrand | Blue View Podcast

Episode 19

June 23, 2022

Fostering Partnerships with the Communities We Serve | Rick Inglima and Kevin Ahlbrand | Blue View Podcast

The quality of life in every community is directly related to the trust and cooperation we have with those we serve. Each component is a spoke in a wheel that functions best when our officers are working in conjunction with the public. These partnerships cannot be over invested. On this episode of the Blue View, we are going to discuss an initiative that fosters a partnership with the communities and those sworn to protect and serve. We’re joined by Rick Inglima, President of the Missouri State FOP Lodge and a sergeant with the Lee’s Summit Police Department, and Kevin Ahlbrand, National Trustee and a sergeant with the St. Louis Police Department. ...

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INTERVIEW: Joe Gamaldi warns that our profession is dying: "We're living in the ashes" [Fox News]

June 21, 2022

INTERVIEW: Joe Gamaldi warns that our profession is dying: "We're living in the ashes" [Fox News]

National Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Joe Gamaldi joined Fox News’ America's Newsroom to discuss looming crisis of recruitment and retention of law enforcement officers across the country as well as the deadly consequences of rogue prosecutors and activist judges. ...

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