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By Kenneth Bator
The podcast for law enforcement professionals and those who support them.
Beyond the Call with Jeff Thomas
Episode 045 of Beyond the Call  In Part One of our discussion with Jeff and Shawn Thomas, they discuss their relationship as a husband and wife both with law-enforcement careers, the motivation behind their creation of 1st Responder Conferences, and Jeff’s successful battle with alcoholism. Learn more about the Thomas family at www.1stresponderconferences.org. To learn more about our sponsor go to www.nationalpolicecu.com 
22:50
May 20, 2019
Beyond the Call with Mick Yinger
Episode 044 of Beyond the Call  Mick Yinger, former police officer and current Executive Director of The Bridge, shares valuable information on their programs and retreats that take first responders from hurting to healing. Learn more about The Bridge at www.firstrespondersbridge.org. To learn more about our sponsor go to www.nationalpolicecu.com 
25:35
May 13, 2019
Beyond the Call with Tracie Texas Shugart
Episode 043 of Beyond the Call  A conversation with Tracie Texas Shugart, retired police officer and current Executive Director of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation. She shares some of the innovative but simple programs they offer to help both law-enforcement families and the community. Learn more about the Louisville Metro Police Foundation at www.saferlouisville.org. To learn more about our sponsor go to www.nationalpolicecu.com.
29:53
May 6, 2019
Beyond the Call with Angela Bennett
Episode 042 of Beyond the Call A conversation with Angela Bennett, Director of Programming and Development for the Cleveland Police Foundation. Angela discusses the many programs managed by the organization that help to connect law enforcement and the community, particularly the youth programs such as Cops for Kids, Cookin’ with Cops, and many others. Learn more about the Cleveland Police Foundation at www.clevelandpolicefoundation.org. Learn more about our sponsor, the National Police Credit Union, at www.nationalpolicecu.com.
37:54
April 29, 2019
Beyond the Call with Lisa Rollings
Episode 041 of Beyond the Call  A discussion with Lisa Rollings, Executive Director of the Central Indiana Police Foundation, about the many programs and events the organization manages for law enforcement including Invest in Blue, the Code-One Fund, and the Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast with a Cop. Learn more at www.cipf.foundation.  Learn more about our sponsor at www.nationalpolicecu.com.
29:19
April 22, 2019
Beyond the Call with Clarke Paris
Episode 040 of Beyond the Call  A conversation with Clarke Paris, retired Sergeant of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and founder of The Pain Behind the Badge, on PTSD and suicide prevention for first responders. Clarke produced a documentary by the same name as well as authored the book My Life for Your Life. Paris also recently wrote a children’s book – Daddy, I Worry About You, for children of police officers and also offers a relevant story about his son during the show. Learn more about The Pain Behind the Badge at www.thepainbehindthebadge.com.
32:29
April 15, 2019
Beyond the Call with Joe Badali
Episode 039 of Beyond the Call   Entrepreneur and 30-year law-enforcement professional, Joe Badali, discusses his company Guardian Gear. Joe’s business provides lifesaving products and services that meet the unique needs of police officers, students, teachers, and many others in times of crisis. Learn more about Guardian Gear at www.guardiangearusa.com.
27:46
April 8, 2019
Beyond the Call with Ryan Allen
Episode 038 of Beyond the Call  Active police officer and entrepreneur, Ryan Allen, talks about the journey of starting the company Zero 9 Holsters. He shares his story of how necessity was the mother of invention for making his first holster. Today Zero 9 Holsters provides multiple quality products to first responders throughout the world. Learn more about Zero 9 Holsters at www.zero9holsters.com. 
26:32
April 1, 2019
Beyond the Call with Vince LeVien
Episode 037 of Beyond the Call A conversation with Vince LeVien on being the son of a decorated NYPD Detective. We also delve into his work as the Project Manager of The Finest Service Organization offering Killed in the Line of Duty Insurance to Police Credit Unions as well as being appointed on the Board of Trustees of the Silver Shield Foundation. Learn more about the Silver Shield Foundation, which provides education funds and other services to the children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, at www.silvershieldfoundation.org. Learn more about the Killed in the Line of Duty Insurance from the National Police Credit Union at www.nationalpolicecu.com. 
40:16
March 25, 2019
Beyond the Call: On the Scene at Home Watch Part 2
Episode 036 of Beyond the Call The Beyond the Call crew visit Home Watch, the Law Enforcement Spousal Conference by How to Love Our Cops held in Sacramento, CA on March 2, 2019. In Part 2 of our first “On the Scene” special, listen to portions of the event including The Incredible Power of a Law Enforcement Spouse led by Vicki Newman – founder of How 2 Love Your Cop, The Spiritual Side of the Police Life led by Heather Blass, and the Parenting Panel. Also hear interviews with attendees such as Jennifer Brown from the Dallas Police Association.   Hear more from Vicki Newman in Episode 016 and Heather Blass in Episode 032 of Beyond the Call. Learn more about How 2 Love Our Cops at www.how2loveyourcop.com.
36:00
March 18, 2019
Beyond the Call: On the Scene at Home Watch Part 1
Episode 035 of Beyond the Call The Beyond the Call crew visit Home Watch, the Law Enforcement Spousal Conference by How to Love Our Cops held in Sacramento, CA on March 2, 2019. In Part 1 of our first “On the Scene” special, listen to portions of the event including the introduction from emcee, France Siria; the beginning of the Story of Strength session with Scott and Liz Brown; and tips from Julie Bevers during her breakout on Self Care. Also, Co-Host Kacey Smith interviews attendees Ryan Cleveringa and Michelle Pham on their law-enforcement families and their takeaways from Home Watch. Hear more about the Browns’ story in Episode 034 and more from Julie Bevers in Episode 033 of Beyond the Call. Learn more about How 2 Love Our Cops at www.how2loveyourcop.com.
39:23
March 11, 2019
Beyond the Call with Liz and Scott Brown
Episode 034 of Beyond the Call Life changed forever on October 24, 2014 for Scott and Liz Brown. It was the day Scott lost his partner Deputy Danny Oliver to a murderer on a routine check. Scott and his wife Liz share their story of healing and rebuilding their lives with the help of family, friends, and each other. Learn more about their work at www.how2loveyourcop.com.
47:41
March 4, 2019
Beyond the Call with Julie Bevers
Episode 033 of Beyond the Call Julie Bevers is one of the featured speakers scheduled for Home Watch, the How 2 Love Your Cop Law Enforcement Spouse Conference in Sacramento on March 2. Julie talks about her work as a crisis and trauma chaplain as well as a marriage counselor helping several first-responder families in California and beyond. Learn more about Julie at www.juliebevers.com and register for Home Watch at http://www.how2loveyourcop.com/speaking/ or www.eventbrite.com
47:13
February 25, 2019
Beyond the Call with Heather Blass
Episode 032 of Beyond the Call Heather Blass is one of the featured speakers scheduled for Home Watch, the How 2 Love Your Cop Law Enforcement Spouse Conference in Sacramento on March 2. Heather talks about her presentation – The Spiritual Side of the Police Life, as well as the fun and challenges of being both a law enforcement wife and a mother of three girls. Learn more and register for Home Watch at http://www.how2loveyourcop.com/speaking/ or www.eventbrite.com
38:16
February 18, 2019
Beyond the Call with the Code 9 Project
Episode 031 of Beyond the Call The co-founders of the Code 9 Project, Brandielee Baker and Deborah Ortiz, share their journey to create this organization as well as the training they offer to first responders to cope with PTSD and work-related stressors. Learn more about the Code 9 Project at www.code9project.org.
50:39
February 11, 2019
Beyond the Call with Tim Thomas
Episode 030 of Beyond the Call Phoenix Police Foundation President, Tim Thomas, discusses the goals of the organization, its programs, and upcoming events. He even talks about their ice-cream truck! Learn more about the Phoenix Police Foundation at www.phxpolicefoundation.org
23:23
February 4, 2019
Beyond the Call with Patrick Shaver
Episode 029 of Beyond the Call Former Atlanta Police Officer and current Filmmaker, Patrick Shaver, discusses the making of his moving film, Officer Involved - a documentary which explores the highly secretive, often misunderstood, and socially taboo topic of what the officer experiences in the wake of an officer-involved shooting. Learn more about Patrick and Officer Involved at www.officerinvolvedproject.com and his future projects at www.indieclever.com.
49:35
January 28, 2019
Beyond the Call with Rob Shaul
Episode 028 of Beyond the Call Rob Shaul, the Founder and President of Mountain Tactical Institute, shares details on his unique training programs for law enforcement as well as other first responders. He also shares tips on how to stay fit for your specific job. Learn more about Rob and Mountain Tactical Institute at www.mtntactical.com.
43:51
January 21, 2019
Beyond the Call with Jim Bedinger
Episode 027 of Beyond the Call National Police Credit Union Division President, Jim Bedinger, shares the story behind the creation of the brand by Chicago Patrolmen’s FCU. Jim also shares plans for the institution that benefit law enforcement and their families for the coming year. Learn more about the National Police Credit Union at www.nationalpolicecu.com.
23:39
January 14, 2019
Beyond the Call with Joshua Rios
Episode 026 of Beyond the Call A discussion with Officer Joshua Rios, the founder of Blue Angel Coffee, about his career in law enforcement, his military service, and his entrepreneurial pursuits. Learn more about Josh and his business at www.blueangelcoffee.com.
29:13
December 17, 2018
Beyond the Call with Sara Slone
Episode 025 of Beyond the Call A frank discussion with Sara Slone, Director of Public Relations for Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), on the challenges for family, friends, and coworkers of fallen officers and the many programs available to them. Learn more about COPS at www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org.
19:58
December 10, 2018
Beyond the Call with Melissa Agnes
Episode 024 of Beyond the Call A discussion with Crisis Management Advisor and Author of Crisis Ready, Melissa Agnes, on how police departments and law enforcement agencies can turn adverse situations into trust-building opportunities with the public. Learn more about Melissa Agnes at www.melissaagnes.com.
45:40
December 3, 2018
Beyond the Call with Eva Vennari
Episode 023 of Beyond the Call An enlightening and very entertaining conversation with Eva Vennari, the No BS Healer, on nutrition as well as physical and mental well-being for individuals in high-stress professions like law enforcement. Learn more about Eva at www.TheElevateInstitute.com.
29:22
November 26, 2018
Beyond the Call – The Thanksgiving Show
Episode 22 of Beyond the Call Co-hosts Kacey Smith and Ken Bator talk about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season. They also share some of the positive moves the National Police Credit Union and the Police Officers’ Credit Union Association have made this year. Listen to past episodes and learn more about our sponsor at www.nationalpolicecu.com/podcast
12:02
November 19, 2018
Beyond the Call – The Veterans’ Day Tribute
Episode 21 of Beyond the Call Co-hosts Kacey Smith and Ken Bator look back at the past shows that featured US military veterans and share clips in this Veterans’ Day Tribute episode. Listen to past episodes and learn more about our sponsor at www.nationalpolicecu.com/podcast
16:54
November 12, 2018
Beyond the Call with Sean Wyman
Episode 20 of Beyond the Call Tallahassee Police Officer, Sean Wyman, shares his work as a Trauma Informed Care Speaker and how the law enforcement profession can evolve for today’s world. Learn more about Sean at www.seanwyman.com
39:51
November 5, 2018
Beyond the Call with Matt Cubbler
Episode 19 of Beyond the Call Matt Cubbler talks about his life as a US Army Veteran, Police Officer, and US Air Marshall as well as his work to inspire youth, end bullying in our schools, and continue to build leaders as an entrepreneur. Learn more about Matt at www.mattcubbler.com
47:40
October 29, 2018
Beyond the Call with Dr. Rhoberta Shaler
Episode 18 of Beyond the Call Dr. Rhoberta Shaler – author, speaker, and Relationship Help Doctor – shares valuable tips on how to deal with “Hijackals” both in the police department and at home. Learn more about Dr. Shaler at www.forrelationshiphelp.com.
30:34
October 22, 2018
Beyond the Call with Sean Douglas
Episode 17 of Beyond the Call A discussion with suicide survivor, Air Force Veteran, and Master Resilience Implementer on how Law Enforcement Professionals can utilize gratitude and resilience to improve their lives. Learn more about Sean at www.thesuccesscorps.com
33:34
October 12, 2018
Beyond the Call with Vicki Newman
Episode 16 of Beyond the Call Vicki Newman, author of A CHiP on My Shoulder and A Marriage in Progress, provides tips on how to overcome some of the unique challenges of being a Law Enforcement Spouse speaking from the perspective of her continued fulfilling marriage to a CHP Officer. Learn more about Vicki at How2LoveYourCop.com.
40:24
October 8, 2018
Beyond the Call with Joie Cheng
Episode 15 of Beyond the Call Joie Cheng, author of The Naked Truth, discusses her struggles with abuse, suicidal thoughts, and bouts of depression. She also shares tips and techniques from her book and programs that help Law Enforcement Families struggling with similar issues. Learn more about Joie at joiecheng.com.
33:42
October 1, 2018
Beyond the Call with Craig Floyd
Episode 14 of Beyond the Call A conversation with Craig Floyd, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, about the new National Law Enforcement Museum. Craig shares insights into the motivation behind the project and several of the attractions visitors will enjoy. Learn more about the National Law Enforcement Museum at lawenforcementmuseum.org and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund at www.nleomf.org
35:27
September 24, 2018
Beyond the Call with Jennifer Kuleff
Episode 13 of Beyond the Call Officer Jennifer Kuleff of the Phoenix Police Department shares her work with the inspiring Hoops for Hope program for troubled girls in the area. She also shares a few fun stories about her experience both as a mentor of these young women and as a police officer.
35:53
September 17, 2018
Beyond the Call with Tony Piatt
Episode 012 of Beyond the Call Former Patrol/K9 Officer, Tony Piatt, discusses his thriving business – Paw-a-Day Inn K9 Suites. He also shares tips for dog owners and a few stories from his time with the Danville Police Department. Learn more about Tony and his business at www.pawadayinnsuites.com.
29:12
September 10, 2018
Beyond the Call – The Lookback
Episode 011 of Beyond the Call Co-hosts for Beyond the Call - Kacey Smith, Vice President of the National Police Credit Union, and Ken Bator, CEO of the Police Officers' CU Association – look back on the first ten episodes of the show. They talk about some of their favorite moments and a couple of the bloopers the audience didn’t see or hear. For more information on our sponsor go to www.nationalpolicecu.com.
18:54
September 3, 2018
Beyond the Call with Jeff Jones
Episode 010 of Beyond the Call A discussion with Jeff Jones, a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds certifications of Certified Addiction Counselor III and Certified Intervention Professional. As founder of The Family Recovery Solution, Jeff shares tips and actionable steps for families to assist their loved one out of addiction. Learn more about Jeff and his unique process at www.thefamilyrecoverysolution.com
28:14
August 27, 2018
Beyond the Call with Sandra Younger
Episode 009 of Beyond the Call Sandra Millers Younger, author of The Fire Outside My Window and the creator of The ComeBACK Formula, discusses her harrowing experience of escaping from the devastating Cedar Fire in Southern California in 2003. She also shares the steps for resilience that she teaches to survivors to bounce back from tragedy. Learn more about Sandra and her ComeBACK Formula at www.sandramillersyounger.com and www.comebackformula.com. This episode is specifically dedicated to all the brave first responders around the country and beyond who risk their lives to keep everyone safe from wildfires.
46:04
August 20, 2018
Beyond the Call with CEO Scott Arney
Episode 008 of Beyond the Call Chicago Patrolmen’s FCU CEO, Scott Arney, discusses the growth of the credit union and its 80 years of service to Chicago Police Officers and beyond.
48:21
August 13, 2018
Beyond the Call with Tom and Sandra Wortham
Episode 007 of Beyond the Call Retired Chicago PD Sergeant Thomas Wortham III and his daughter, Sandra Wortham, discuss the Peace in the Park After Dark event where the CPD interact with local children from the Chatham neighborhood.
37:52
August 6, 2018
Beyond the Call with Kim O'Neill
Episode 006 of Beyond the Call An interview with former crime analyst, Kim O’Neill. Kim shares her experience in working for the Long Beach Police Department and her journey to entrepreneur and business owner. Learn more about her and her business at kimoneillcoaching.com, facebook.com/KimONeillCoaching, and @KimsONAMission on Twitter.
36:36
July 30, 2018
Beyond the Call with Coach Tony Blauer
Episode 005 of Beyond the Call An interview with Coach Tony Blauer, the Founder of Blauer Tactical Systems. Coach Blauer discusses the unique elements that go into the self-defense training for Law Enforcement and other First Responders, specifically his patented Spear System. Learn more about Blauer Tactical Systems at www.blauerspear.com.
55:26
July 23, 2018
Beyond the Call with Robert Michaels
Episode 004 of Beyond the Call An interview with Robert Michaels, the Founder and CEO of Serve & Protect, as well as a former Norfolk Police Detective. Robert shares information on the 24/7 crisis line for Law Enforcement Officers and other first responders. He also provides many insights into the challenges the Police Officers and their families face today. Robert tells a few entertaining stories from his time on the job too. For those in need the Serve & Protect crisis line is 615-373-8000. More information can also be found at www.serveprotect.org and www.facebook.com/ServeProtect/
41:05
July 16, 2018
Beyond the Call with Sarah Stephenson
Episode 003 of Beyond the Call An interview with Sarah Stephenson, Director of PR for the National Alliance for Law Enforcement Support (NALES). Managed by spouses of Law Enforcement professionals, NALES offers several programs for Police Families throughout the nation. Sarah shares several details about the resources offered and how to get involved. She also shares some insights into being a Law Enforcement spouse. Learn more about NALES at www.NALEStough.org and www.facebook.com/nationalallianceforlawenforcementsupport/
30:42
July 9, 2018
Beyond the Call with Anthony Treas
Episode 002 of Beyond the Call An interview with the Anxiety Eliminator, Anthony Treas, MPH. Learn why this Iraq War veteran's mission is to radically change men's health. Anthony reveals his battle with PTSD and how his outlook on mental health changed. He later developed the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method, a proven step-by-step process to eliminate anxiety and regain control over health and mental well-being. Learn more about Anthony Treas at: www.strongmencoaching.com Twitter: @strongmencoach Facebook/strongmencoach
40:17
July 2, 2018
Beyond the Call with Olivia Kvitne
Episode 001 of Beyond the Call An interview with founder and director of Yoga for First Responders, Olivia Kvitne, provides a myriad of insights into the benefits of yoga for Law Enforcement professionals. Olivia also shares her journey and her passion about starting this unique organization. Learn more about Yoga for First Responders at www.yogaforfirstresponders.org as well as www.facebook.com/YogaForFirstResponders and on Twitter @yoga4firstresp
54:44
June 25, 2018
Beyond the Call - The Introductory Episode
Episode 000 of Beyond the Call Co-hosts for Beyond the Call - Kacey Smith, Vice President of the National Police Credit Union, and Ken Bator, CEO of the Police Officers' CU Association - introduce the new show for Law Enforcement Professionals and all those that support them. Kacey and Ken discuss their motivation for the show and what our listeners can expect.
19:18
June 16, 2018
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