3 Cops Talk - Rebuilding Community Trust

3 Cops Talk - Rebuilding Community Trust

Welcome to 3 Cops Talk. On this podcast, three active-duty police officers discuss behind the scenes stories and real-life accounts of what it's like to be a cop. Every episode, You'll get an inside look at the challenges and dangers they face on a daily basis, as well as the triumphs and inspirational moments that make it all worth it. If you want to understand more about the men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day, and what they are dong to mend the relationship between civilians and police, then this is the show for you!

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Recent Episodes

107: A Different View of the SAFE-T Act with Garland Mays

Nov. 25, 2022

3CT brings back special guest and good friend, Garland Mays, to provide us with a different perspective on some of the State of Illinois Criminal Justice Reform legislation, the SAFE-T Act . It's a civil and productive discu…

106: Offensive Driving

Nov. 23, 2022

On this episode, the guys discuss two recent cases involving vehicles that were used to create devastating mass casualty incidents. In examining the Los Angeles County and Waukesha, Wisconsin incidents, they delve into the c…

105: We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties.....

Nov. 21, 2022

On this episode, 3 non tech-savvy Cops talk about the myriad of technical difficulties that they often experience in providing high-quality policing and entertainment. 3copstalk@gmail.com Website: https://www.3copstalk.com …

104: The Old College Try

Nov. 17, 2022

On today’s show, Scott and Shaun shed a little light on campus policing. They discuss their experiences working as cops, both with and for colleges, some of the differences between municipal and campus policing, the Cleary A…

Community Education

103: Fundraising for the Flint Town K-9 Unit

Nov. 10, 2022

The boys welcome back Retired Sergeant Bill Meyer of the Flint, Michigan Police Department to talk about some of their four-legged coworkers (and family members) to help raise money for the Flint, Michigan Police Department’…

Political Process

102: The Illinois SAFE-T Act with retired Chicago Police Officer & Attorney Angelo Travlos

Nov. 3, 2022

Today's guest is retired Chicago Police Officer and current attorney, Angelo Travlos, who discusses some of the ramifications of the Illinois criminal justice reform legislation, better known as the SAFE-T Act. Angelo's exte…

About the Hosts

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Shaun Ferguson

Police Officer & Podcast Host

A 1989 graduate of The Citadel and former United States Army Officer, serving in Germany & Operation Desert Storm. Police Officer since 2000, assigned to Patrol, Tactical, Narcotics, Honor Guard & Training Units. 17 years of SWAT experience. Duties involved community education, fugitive apprehension, directed enforcement & inter-departmental interdiction operations. Served as a narcotics & vice detective. Certified Trainer in Firearms, Less Lethal Weapons, Active Threat Response, Tactical Medicine & Peer Support.

Created & presented public education forums related to the impact of narcotics on the community. Developed a recruiting & retention model through an in-depth police officer internship program. Received numerous awards for individual & team performance. Awarded the Medal of Valor.

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Chris Sherwin

Police Officer, CEO and Host

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Scott Thorsen

Police Supervisor and Host

Scott is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. He was hired as a police officer in 2000 and has held various assignments including Field Training Officer, Patrol Tactical Unit team member, Narcotics Investigator, DEA Task Force Officer and Mobile Field Force Team Leader. Since being promoted to Sergeant in 2015, Scott has spent three years as a Patrol supervisor and four years as an Investigations supervisor overseeing various units including narcotics, criminal intelligence and special events. He has worked for over 15 years as an instructor for a suburban police academy providing classroom and scenario based training on crimes in progress, surveillance tactics and traffic stops.