Episodes

September 23, 2021

144: Married to a Cop: How Your Job is Affecting Your Relationships, Your Communication, and Your Future with Cyndi Doyle of Code 4 Couples

Cyndi Doyle is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Counselor. She is also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management and serves the Dallas/Fort Worth area on several response teams.

September 08, 2021

143: Leadership Masterclass: How to Handle Promotion, Demotion, Failure, Media Scrutiny, and Tough Decisions with Nick Metz

Nick Metz is the retired chief of police of Aurora, Colorado, the 3rd largest city in the state. Before coming to Aurora as the new chief, Nick spent over 30 years with the Seattle Police Department where he rose to the rank of deputy chief — before be...

August 24, 2021

142: Changing a Broken Culture: How One Officer’s Suicide Changed an Entire Department with Lorenzo Glenn

Lorenzo Glenn is active lieutenant for the Anaheim Police Department in California. If you’re not familiar with Anaheim, it’s the epicenter of Disneyland, Angels Stadium, and the Honda Arena. Lorenzo is currently in charge of the Air Operations Unit an...

August 12, 2021

141: Longevity and Health Through Nutrition with Robb Wolf

Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat.  Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast,

July 15, 2021

140: Creating a New Model of Peer Support Using Technology with Bruce Valles

Bruce Valles is the Founder and CEO of Mindbase, a Seattle startup aimed at solving the mental health crisis within public safety. Bruce was motivated to start Mindbase after seeing his uncle’s struggles with mental illness while he was a cop and corre...

June 30, 2021

139: When the Warrior Comes Home: Confronting Trauma, Stress & PTSD with Jen Satterly

Jen Satterly is an author, speaker and wife to Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Tom Satterly who appeared on episode 138. With Tom, she is the co-founder of the All Secure Foundation.  When Jen met Tom, his second marriage was about to implode due to his ...

June 22, 2021

138: Winning the War Inside Your Head with Delta Force Veteran Tom Satterly

Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Tom Satterly spent 20 years in the U.S. Army’s secretive and elite Delta Force. Tom’s first deployment with The Unit was the infamous 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, made famous by the book and movie Black Hawk Down.

June 02, 2021

137: How to Have a Successful Marriage with Victoria Newman

Victoria Newman is the president of How2LoveOurCops.org. She’s the author of “A CHiP on My Shoulder – How to Love Your Cop with Attitude” and “A Marriage in Progress: Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships.

May 19, 2021

136: Protecting Your Privacy with Pete James of OfficerPrivacy.Com

Pete James is a forensic and online database expert. After he retired as a lieutenant from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in California, he formed OfficerPrivacy.com to help officers and other first responders protect themselves and their famil...

May 04, 2021

135: The Stoic Cop with Bill Mauro: How an Ancient Philosophy Is the Perfect Antidote to Modern Times

Bill Mauro is the author of The Stoic Cop: Policing Through Stoic Virtue. Bill is also a deputy sheriff in Florida with a family in law enforcement.  A few years ago, Bill found himself struggling with a deep depression and thoughts of suicide.

April 14, 2021

134: Serving Those in Service with James Geering of the Behind the Shield Podcast

James Geering is a firefighter, professional stuntman, published author and host of the Behind the Shield Podcast. James has been in the fire service on both coasts of the United States and shares his incredible story about how he was driven to become ...

February 18, 2021

132: How to Lead Yourself First with Mike Doyle of Tactical Tangents

Mike Doyle of the Tactical Tangents Podcast joins me on this episode of The Squad Room. Mike is a K9 handler for a large urban police department in Arizona, a new father, a podcaster, and dare I say renaissance man — whatever that means these days.

January 27, 2021

131: What I’ve Learned: Dennis Benigno of Street Cop Training

Dennis Benigno is the founder and owner of Street Cop Training, perhaps the largest privately-held law enforcement organization in the country, and they’re growing quickly.  Dennis joins us to talk about his career and how he navigated through a start ...

December 11, 2020

130: When Your Trauma Explodes with Nick Wilson of The Resiliency Project

One day not too long ago, Officer Nick Wilson was on his way to jail. But there was a problem.  The problem was that despite countless trips to county before, this time he was riding in the backseat.  He had just been arrested for DUI.

November 19, 2020

129: A Widow’s Journey with Carmen East

On October 9, 2017, Carmen East’s life changed forever.  Her husband, Texas Tech University Police Officer Floyd East Jr. was shot and killed on duty.  Carmen joins me on The Squad Room to tell the heart-wrenching story of losing her high-school sweeth...

October 23, 2020

128: Creating a Winning Mindset with Brian Willis: Leadership Lessons For Police.

I often get asked how to build resilience quickly. You just have to answer one important question. And then you answer that question over and over and over again. On this episode, my guest Brian Willis helps us learn how to apply a simple acronym – W.

October 08, 2020

127: Be Your Own First Responder with Tony Blauer

Tony Blauer is the founder of Blauer Tactical and the S.P.E.A.R. System of self-defense. A world-renowned self-defense expert and law enforcement trainer, Tony has studied fear and how our bodies use fear to keep us safe. In this episode,

September 04, 2020

126: How to Move Forward, Lead & Win with Dakota Meyer

Dakota Meyer knows a thing or two about how to move forward and overcoming adversity. That’s why it was a great experience to have him on the newest episode of The Squad Room. A short review of Dakota’s life shows you some of the major obstacles he has...

August 21, 2020

125: You Can’t Out Train a Bad Diet with First In Nutrition’s Jonathan Montgomery

Jonathan Montgomery used to be fat firefighter. Before that, he was a roadie for some of the biggest pop punk bands of the 90s. Several years ago, Jonathan got his act together and lost a ton of weight and is now a ripped former firefighter who owns Fi...

August 07, 2020

124: Building Resilience with JP Dinnell

Man, and I thought 2019 was rough…2020 isn’t just a dumpster fire, it’s a full-on landfill burning out of control.  My wife and I couldn’t stand staring at the same four walls anymore so we decided on a last minute road-trip to Colorado…and now I’m sit...

July 14, 2020

123: What I Wish I Knew: Mistakes, Lessons & Hard Wins with SWAT Officer Justin Walker

This episode of The Squad Room was a recent favorite. I sit down (socially distanced via Zoom of course) with Justin Walker. Justin is a full-time officer at a major metropolitan department and a full-time SWAT officer.

July 04, 2020

122: Where Do We Go From Here?

I’ve been reluctant to add my voice to the chorus of talking heads surrounding the issues we’re currently facing in policing. However, I’ve been encouraged to do so by some people I respect greatly, and asked by many others for my input.

June 18, 2020

121: Deliberate Discomfort: Overcoming Fear, Creating Courage, and Winning Your Battles with Jason Van Camp

After graduating from West Point, Jason Van Camp earned his Ranger tabs in 2002. Along with the 101st Airborne, Jason was part of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In 2006, Jason went through selection and earned his green beret. Afterward,