The CenTF Program proudly presents a new podcast series featuring timely and relevant issues faced by task teams and specialized units. This planned five-episode series will be released consecutively throughout 2023 and 2024. As each podcast episode is published, you can access each one through the hyperlinks below. Transcripts will also be available.
Officer Safety in Proactive Units: This first episode features a dialogue between CenTF subject matter expert trainers Robert (“Bob”) Bushman—Sheriff of the Lincoln County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office and former Statewide Gang and Drug Task Force Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Public Safety—and constitutional policing expert Thomas (“Tom”) Martinelli, JD, MS, constitutional policing author, adjunct criminal justice professor, and former police officer with the Detroit, Michigan, Police Department. The podcast is moderated by experienced podcaster and CenTF trainer Thomas (“Tom”) Datro, Sergeant and Officer in Charge of the Los Angeles, California, Police Department’s Training Division. Throughout the podcast, panelists explore proactive policing mission goals to promote officer safety and minimize risk, and discuss the nuances between proactive, reactive, and constitutional policing. The session includes recommendations on how frontline agents and managerial officers can best protect themselves and their agencies from liability by developing and implementing proactive policing policies within their departments and features training recommendations for minimizing risk in proactive policing units. The panelists explore the future of policing accessible to law enforcement practitioners and community partners alike. Listen to the podcast to learn more about what agencies can do to better serve and support the officers and the communities they protect.