In life, it’s often important to understand and empathize with those who you may have disagreements with. Within law enforcement, this lack of understanding can have life or death consequences.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Jason Lehman, Founder and Executive Director of Why’d You Stop Me (WYSM). His organization, rather uniquely, gives speaking presentations to both law enforcement agencies and within the schools and communities that these agencies protect and serve. By focusing on trust, respect, and transparency, Why’d You Stop Me aims to bridge any divides between these two groups.
National FOP President Patrick Yoes and WYSM Founder Jason Lehman discuss the ways in which officer wellness has changed in years since Jason first joined the force. Jason shares a particular incident that led him to develop the "Twelve Tools."
00:00 – Intro
00:46 – About Jason Lehman
03:15 – How Officer Wellness has Changed
10:15 – Tearing Down Walls
17:20 – The Twelve Tools
30:20 – Other Initiatives and Programs
39:25 – Jason’s Proudest Moment
44:18 – Final Thoughts