90: A Journey from Victim to Survivor with Jen Lee of the I Need Blue Podcast

Aug. 18, 2022

Scott and Shaun meet with Jen Lee, the host of the I Need Blue Podcast to discuss how she turned a physically and emotionally stressful experience as the victim of a violent crime into an opportunity become an empowered surv…

Quick Hit #1: Understanding Search Warrants

Aug. 16, 2022

In light of the often confusing and conflicting media coverage of the recent FBI search warrant on former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago, our subject matter expert, Sergeant Scott, takes us through law enforceme…

89: Mo' Problems, Mo' Money - Understanding On-Call Pay for the Police

Aug. 11, 2022

Recently, a 12-member jury delivered a verdict against officers of the Louisville (Kentucky) Metro Police Department's SWAT team. The lawsuit was filed by the officers in 2016 and sought millions of dollars of back pay for "…

88: The Warrior vs. Guardian Cop

Aug. 4, 2022

This week, the boys from 3CT provide some personal perspectives regarding the ongoing debate surrounding police officers acting as either “guardians” or “warriors” in service to their communities. They discuss the concepts …

87: Limitless Momentum with Officer Ariana Stone

July 29, 2022

3CT meets with a fellow cop that literally puts her challenging experiences as a police officer to aid the communities that we all serve. The guys have an entertaining conversation with Entrepreneur and Police Officer, Arian…

86: How "Being Offended" Impacts Our Society And Keeps Us Divided

July 21, 2022

Chris and Shaun discuss how the perpetual “culture of offense” impacts the current state of our deeply divided society. Initially, they provide examples of how often innocuous events and words can be contaminated through th…

85: Then and Now: Starting Over As a Cop

July 14, 2022

Starting over as a cop can be challenging, but for many officers, it’s a great way to grow both professionally and personally. After retiring with over 20 years of law enforcement experience, Chris and Shaun discuss their de…

84: Leadership Through Crisis

July 9, 2022

On this week’s show, Chris and Shaun welcome back Retired Chief Tony Pustizzi (Episode 58): https://www.buzzsprout.com/1342087/episodes/9698408 Chief Pustizzi discusses some of the reported leadership issues associated with…

83: Hot Sauce, Summer in the City

June 30, 2022

This week’s stranger-than-fiction-dispatch finds the boys from 3CT addressing a real-world call involving the unreasonable use of a particularly spicy condiment on a subject’s body part that should normally garner a signific…

82: The Buck Stops There and the Pride of Exclusion

June 24, 2022

After opening with another installment of “Stranger-than-Fiction Dispatch Theater,” the guys from 3CT offer their thoughts on the Uvalde, Texas Police Chief’s first public statements regarding the tragic school shooting that…

81: A Democracy, While It Lasts...

June 16, 2022

On this episode, all of the boys get together and respond to a “stranger-than-fiction dispatch” to humorously illustrate the all-too-common calls that police officers regularly receive. The conversation then transitions to t…

80: The Uvalde Shooting, and Orlando Podfest Update

June 6, 2022

On this episode, Chris and Shaun discuss their experiences at Podfest 2022 in Orlando, Florida and also how the full story from the tragic Uvalde School Shooting has yet to be told. They also ponder why we can’t seemed to st…

79: 2 Cops Vent

May 24, 2022

On this episode, Scott and Shaun lampoon some current events that are likely distracting us from the more pressing issues truly facing our society. They air some of their personal and professional frustrations but also point…

78: “Hopecasting” with Rachel Flick

May 12, 2022

On this episode, Scott and Shaun welcome to 3CT, mother, widowed police wife, writer, counselor and fellow podcast host, Rachel Flick. Rachel discusses her on-going inspirational journey through grief and emotional growth du…

77: Criminal Justice Course Correction?

May 2, 2022

This week’s episode of 3CT has guys discussing the confusing lack of incessant media coverage of two recent high-profile and concerning incidents related to crime and police accountability. They also delve into the realities…

76: Discussing The Grand Rapids Shooting, with Dave Smith

April 22, 2022

Renowned police trainer, Dave Smith, rejoins 3CT to provide some perspective on the officer involved shooting of Patrick Loyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dave discusses the need to consider all of the circumstances beyond …

75: Reacting To The Grand Rapids Shooting

April 16, 2022

Shaun provides us with some quick programming notes for the state of the podcast, recognizes our 911 Dispatchers and acknowledges the need to further discuss the officer involved shooting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also d…

74: The Power of Perspective, with Sergeant Bob Christopherson

March 31, 2022

This episode reunites the guys from 3CT with their long-time police academy friend, Sergeant Bob Christopherson. Bob is a veteran police officer that recounts how he and his wife weathered the premature birth of their twin …

73: Avoiding Financial Scams

March 26, 2022

This week, the guys from 3CT discuss the methodology of some of the most common financial scams and how to avoid them. They also offer some insight and experience on how and who the criminals target when committing financial…

72: What’s the Deal with Confrontations?

March 17, 2022

This week’s episode is a mix of nostalgia and commentary that covers the expanse of grand-parental interior design, dentistry and the need to return to a balanced approach of dealing with violence and human confrontation. Th…

71: The Blue Divide with Author Will Moravits

March 11, 2022

On this week’s episode, the boys from 3CT talk with former police officer, author and professor Will Moravits about his recently published book, The Blue Divide; Policing and Race in America. Will discusses his police roots,…

70: The Difficult Conversation of Police Suicide

March 4, 2022

On this episode, Scott and Shaun welcome Police Officer Shaun “Sus” Susnis to begin the difficult conversation surrounding police suicide. Sus and the boys discuss some of the conditions both inside and outside of the profes…

69: All in the First Responder Family with Michelle Fayed of the Florida Firefighter Safety & Health Collaborative

Feb. 24, 2022

This week, 3CT welcomes our first guest from the Fire Service, Fire Fighter Paramedic Michelle Fayed. We immediately launch into the well-established Police vs Fire “sibling rivalry” that exists within the first responder fa…

68: Interpreting Police Statistics with Bob Scales of Police Strategies LLC, Part 2

Feb. 17, 2022

On this week’s episode, we are again joined from Seattle by the CEO of Police Strategies LLC , Bob “Bobby Stats” Scales. We pick up from Episode 64 and examine how the current lack of useable data to analyze use-of-force inc…