Episodes

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

June 22, 2021

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.

137: How to Have a Successful Marriage with Victoria Newman

June 2, 2021

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.

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

May 19, 2021

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...

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

May 4, 2021

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.

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

April 14, 2021

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 ...

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

Feb. 18, 2021

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.

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

Jan. 27, 2021

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 ...

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

Dec. 11, 2020

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.

129: A Widow’s Journey with Carmen East

Nov. 19, 2020

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...

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

Oct. 23, 2020

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.

127: Be Your Own First Responder with Tony Blauer

Oct. 8, 2020

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,

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

Sept. 4, 2020

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...

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

Aug. 21, 2020

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...

124: Building Resilience with JP Dinnell

Aug. 7, 2020

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...

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

July 14, 2020

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.

122: Where Do We Go From Here?

July 4, 2020

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.

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

June 18, 2020

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,