Episodes

Need More Work/Life Balance? Listen to This!

Sept. 27, 2022

In this short episode, I share 7 things you can do to create more work/life balance in your life.  Do you have a technique I missed? Let us know what you do to create more balance in your life. Shoot me an email at garrett@t…

15 Secrets of Leadership That No One Wants to Tell You About

Sept. 13, 2022

In this solo episode I share 15 SECRETS about leadership that they don’t tell you about. Maybe it’s because it’ll scare you away, or maybe they think misery loves company. Either way, we tackle 15 things about taking on a le…

Will to Thrive: How Humor and Music Can Create Resilience After a Line of Duty Death with Charlie from Ten Eight Memes

Aug. 31, 2022

Charlie (last name redacted) is the meme lord behind the very popular Instagram handle @teneight_memes. Although he’s known for his very funny and sarcastic sense of humor, Charlie has been put through the emotional ringer o…

5 Ways to Deal with Negative People at Work

Aug. 26, 2022

It often seems that cops love nothing more than to complain. Sure, there are the normal gripes and injustices and we all have our moments but then there are those we work with who are on a whole other level of misery – cops …

161: 9 Tactics of Positive Discipline to Get Massive Results From Your People

Aug. 4, 2022

Discipline is an often misunderstood – and misapplied – concept in leadership. Many supervisors think discipline and punishment are the same thing, and that the only way to get people to do what you need them to do is to hol…

160: Creative Cop: Chasing Suspects and Spotlights and Why Creativity is Important for Cops

July 5, 2022

Nashville native and Army veteran Tyler Ashley came to Los Angeles like so many other people do, searching for his big break in acting and music. Along the was called back to service and is currently an officer with the LAPD…

159: Crucial Communication: How to Be a Better Leader, Boss & Partner Using Uncommon Skills and Technologies with Jeff Halstead

June 1, 2022

What’s the number one complaint you have about your agency? Chances are it’s something to do with the lack of communication. Jeff Halstead is my guest this week as we dive into the simple yet complicated topic of communicati…

158: Mastering Mindfulness: How to Create Your Own Practice to Improve Your Life with Wendy Hummell

May 10, 2022

Wendy Hummell, a seasoned law enforcement officer with over 24 years of experience.  Wendy started her career in 1996 as a Special Agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).  She retired at the rank of Dete…

157: 8 Ways to Detach from Work After Your Shift

April 7, 2022

As cops, the last thing we want to do is bring home the drama, stress and trauma to our families.  But it’s hard, sometimes, to create some distance between who we are on the job and who we want to be when we’re at home.  In…

156: What I’ve Learned: Cancer, Addiction, Death and Divorce Can’t Keep Me Down with Sgt. Mike McGrew.

March 30, 2022

Mike McGrew is the Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Director of the 911 At Ease Foundation.  Mike spent 31 years with the Santa Barbara Police Department where he recently retired as a sergeant. Mike held positions in major cri…

155: 7 Discipline Failures You Might Be Making

March 10, 2022

In this short Briefing Topic episode, we cover 7 discipline failures you might be making.  Discipline can be elusive for many of us. It’s not as simple as just motivation, momentum, or commitment.  Hopefully these 7 topics g…

154: Can You Be Happy? How to Fight Negativity, Cynicism, and Anger to Live a Fulfilling Life with Bridget Truxillo

March 4, 2022

Are you happy? Like, actually happy? For a lot of cops, that just seems like crazy talk. Afterall, what is happy, anyways? And why is it important to bring it back into our lives?  So many questions revolve around happiness.…

153: 6 Ways to Boost Your Resilience

Feb. 21, 2022

In this short episode I cover six ways that you can boost your resilience starting right now.  Learn more at thesquadroom.net  I want to offer you something that I’m very excited about, and it’s absolutely FREE.

152: The Future of Training: How Networking and Online Training Will Change Law Enforcement

Feb. 14, 2022

Adam Kinakin is the Managing Director and founder of the International Law Enforcement Training Network (ILET), a community-based training platform designed for creating and facilitating international Law Enforcement trainin…

151: The Brain Behind the Trigger: How Neuroscience is Builds a Better Shooter with Dustin Salomon.

Jan. 25, 2022

Dustin Salomon is a former naval officer and the author of Hitting in Combat: The Brain Science of Training to Win Gunfights. Between the military and the private sector, he has conducted 20 overseas deployments.  In this ep…

150: What I’ve Learned From a Life Undercover: Dope Buys, Gun Rips and Learning From Your Mistakes with Jeff Smith.

Jan. 13, 2022

Jeff Smith began his career in 1991 as a police officer in Maryland and has spent 28.5 years working in law enforcement, most of it working undercover in the Narcotics Unit. Jeff has worked cases with DEA, FBI, HSI, US Custo…

149: Is Anger Ruining Your Life? How Stress, Vices, and Agency Politics Can Kill You with The Angry Viking Dr. Trevor Wilkins

Dec. 20, 2021

Dr. Trevor Wilkins but if you’re on social media you might know him better as The Angry Viking. Trevor is a psychotherapist in private practice at Thin Line Counseling, LLC in Lexington, KY. Dr. Wilkins served 15-years in un…

148: Porn Addiction, Policing and PTSD: Why Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Are Not the End of Your Career.

Dec. 7, 2021

Scott Medlin, an active police officer and devout Catholic, was struggling with a secret. One that he couldn’t even share with this wife — and certainly not with anyone at work.   After years on patrol and two prior combat d…

147: We’ve Always Done It This Way: Bringing Police Training Out of the Dark Ages with Adam Haidary of @PolicePosts and Be Effective.

Nov. 15, 2021

Adam Haidary is a former training sergeant for an agency in South Carolina. Adam is the founder of the hugely popular and often controversial Instagram account @policeposts and is also the creator of Effective Fitness,

146: From Widow to Warrior: How Her Husband’s Suicide Showed Her How to Save Others with Kim Colegrove

Oct. 29, 2021

Kim Colegrove was living a successful life as a corporate trainer looking forward to her husband’s retirement from federal law enforcement. He had big plans to finally launch his business – an idea he’d been working on for y…

145: Mindfulness Saved My Life: Breaking Misconceptions from Spec Ops to Cops with US Navy SEAL Commander (ret) John Macaskill

Oct. 12, 2021

Jon Macaskill (@mindfulfrogman) is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned consultant and mindfulness and meditation teacher. Jon was a commander during the famous Operation Red Wings disaster made famous by Marcus Lutrell’s bo…

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

Sept. 23, 2021

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.

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

Sept. 8, 2021

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…

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

Aug. 24, 2021

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 o…