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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 Week 2022 | Dianne Bernhard and Marcia Ferranto

Episode 013

May 10, 2022

Police Week 2022 | Dianne Bernhard and Marcia Ferranto

All across America, families of fallen peace officers are headed to our nations Capitol to honor the life of America’s finest who gave their life in the service of others. What started as a single memorial service hosted by the National Fraternal Order of Police 41 years ago, has grown into a week-long celebration of life. On this episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes is joined by Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), and Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), to talk about Police Week 2022. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️  SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE VIEW PODCAST Blue View Podcast ➡️ https://blue-view.castos.com/ Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop/id1609211746 Spotify ➡️ https://open.spotify.com/show/3OZzhTEcwf3e2y0sPqdsew Amazon ➡️ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/aad56de4-4a9a-46d2-a71f-ba46ea487797/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop  ...

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What is the Bank of Trust? | Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell

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May 03, 2022

What is the Bank of Trust? | Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell

They are known as the “Twin Cities.” But when it comes to how some in the community view law enforcement, Minneapolis and St. Paul couldn’t be further apart. In 2020, America witnessed a tragedy unfold in Minneapolis, triggering weeks of riots and civil unrest. Just a few miles east, the St. Paul police chief refused to allow one incident be used to define our profession. On this episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes is joined by Todd Axtell, Chief of Police for the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he leads an agency with 820 employees. As the oldest police department in the State, the St. Paul Police Department has become known for delivering trusted service with respect—every day, without exception. Thanks to Chief Axtell’s “bank of trust” philosophy—one which views every call for service, conversation, and community interaction as an opportunity to make a deposit—the department has been able to maintain its stellar reputation and strengthen its ties despite the historic civil unrest, a global pandemic, and several high-profile crises. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️  SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE VIEW PODCAST Blue View Podcast ➡️ https://blue-view.castos.com/ Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop/id1609211746 Spotify ➡️ https://open.spotify.com/show/3OZzhTEcwf3e2y0sPqdsew Amazon ➡️ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/aad56de4-4a9a-46d2-a71f-ba46ea487797/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop  ...

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Common-Sense Approach to Criminal Justice | U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta

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April 27, 2022

Common-Sense Approach to Criminal Justice | U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta

The U.S. Department of Justice is tasked with enforcing the law, defending the interests of the United States, and ensuring public safety. This is no small task. It takes a team of committed public servants to support this mission. On this episode of the Blue View, we’re joined by U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, the third highest ranking official at the Justice Department. A friend of the FOP, Vanita has a long history of working with law enforcement to build support for policing and a common-sense approach to criminal justice. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ WATCH THIS EPISODE ➡️ https://youtu.be/N1lIbh1zUiY    ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ Vanita Gupta is the 19th United States Associate Attorney General and serves as the third-ranking official at the Department of Justice. Associate Attorney General Gupta supervises multiple litigating divisions within the Department of Justice, including the Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, Antitrust Division, Tax Division, and Environmental and Natural Resources Division. She also oversees the grant-making components of the Department, including the Office of Justice Programs, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; and supervises the Office of Information Policy, the Community Relations Service, the Executive Office for United States Trustees, and the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. Associate Attorney General Gupta previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s oldest and largest coalition of non-partisan civil rights organizations in the United States. Associate Attorney General Gupta graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received her law degree from New York University School of Law, where later she taught a civil rights litigation clinic for several years. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️  SUBSCRIBE: Blue View Podcast ➡️ https://blue-view.castos.com/ Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop/id1609211746 Spotify ...

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We'll Never Let Them Walk Alone | Glenda Lehmann + Andy Maybo + Matt Hagen

Episode 010

April 20, 2022

We'll Never Let Them Walk Alone | Glenda Lehmann + Andy Maybo + Matt Hagen

We can measure time, but we cannot measure loss. On 15 May, we’ll gather on the West Front of the Capitol to honor our fallen Brothers and Sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. The sacrifice of these fallen officers and their families will never be forgotten. On this episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes sits down with Glenda Lehmann, President of the National FOP Auxiliary Board. We’re also joined by Andy Maybo and Matt Hagen, Co-Chairs of the Memorial Committee. In their roles, Andy and Matt are responsible for the planning, setup and execution of the National Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington D.C. Andy is a K-9 officer with the U.S. Capitol Police and the former President of FOP DC Lodge #1. Matt is a Deputy Sheriff with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and president of the Minnesota State FOP Lodge. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️  SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE VIEW PODCAST Blue View Podcast ➡️ https://blue-view.castos.com/ Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop/id1609211746 Spotify ➡️ https://open.spotify.com/show/3OZzhTEcwf3e2y0sPqdsew Amazon ➡️ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/aad56de4-4a9a-46d2-a71f-ba46ea487797/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop  ...

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There's a New Sheriff in Town | Congressman John Rutherford

Episode 009

April 12, 2022

There's a New Sheriff in Town | Congressman John Rutherford

On this episode of the Blue View, National President Patrick Yoes sits down with Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) to discuss his law enforcement background, how Congress is tackling some of the most pressing issues facing the law enforcement community, and the rise in violent crime. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ Congressman John Rutherford has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 1958, and attended Florida Junior College and Florida State University, where he studied Criminology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 171st Session and the National Executive Institute. He began his career in law enforcement in 1974 as a patrolman in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO), working his way up through the JSO where he eventually served as Director. In 2003, 2007, and 2011, John was elected Sheriff of Duval County. For three terms and twelve years, John ran a 3,200 employee office, and due to his effective leadership, homicide and overall violent crime in Jacksonville dropped to a 40-year low. Using a model of intelligence-led and community-based policing, John and his team of law enforcement professionals dramatically improved neighborhoods and prevented crime throughout the community. He also made the mental health component of the criminal justice system a priority, reducing the recidivism rates of the mentally ill and facilitating their treatment. John also served as Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Florida Sheriff’s Association, where he advocated before the legislature for policies that strengthened constitutional rights, supported our law enforcement, and enhanced public safety across the State. ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️  SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE VIEW PODCAST Blue View Podcast ➡️ https://blue-view.castos.com/ Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop/id1609211746 Spotify ➡️ https://open.spotify.com/show/3OZzhTEcwf3e2y0sPqdsew Amazon ➡️ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/aad56de4-4a9a-46d2-a71f-ba46ea487797/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop  ...

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Charm City Crime Crisis | Clyde Boatwright + Mike Mancuso

Episode 008

April 05, 2022

Charm City Crime Crisis | Clyde Boatwright + Mike Mancuso

On December 16th of last year—in a city that has been ravaged by crime and with a police department that is short upwards of 400 officers—Baltimore City Police Officer Keona Holley was gunned down as she sat in her patrol car. Seven days after two men approached from behind and opened fire on Officer Holley, the 39-year-old officer, who had been on the job for just two years, died just 2 days before Christmas. So far this year, there have been two officers shot in Maryland, a state where countless elected officials continue to demonize the brave men and women of law enforcement. On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Clyde Boatwright, President of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police, and Mike Mancuso, President of the Baltimore City FOP Lodge 3. 00:00 - Intro 02:06 – Fallen Officer Keona Holley 03:40 – Attacks on Law Enforcement 05:09 – Rogue Prosecutors 09:16 – Looming Crisis 13:15 – Recruiting the Best and Brightest 18:00 – Message to Officers 21:48 - Closing ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️  SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE VIEW PODCAST Blue View Podcast ➡️ https://blue-view.castos.com/ Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop/id1609211746 Spotify ➡️ https://open.spotify.com/show/3OZzhTEcwf3e2y0sPqdsew Amazon ➡️ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/aad56de4-4a9a-46d2-a71f-ba46ea487797/blue-view-by-the-fraternal-order-of-police-fop  ...

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