The CopDoc Podcast: Aiming for Excellence in Leadership

The CopDoc Podcast: Aiming for Excellence in Leadership

Visit our website: The CopDoc Podcast delves into police leadership and innovation. The focus is on aiming for excellence in the delivery of police services across the globe. Dr. Steve Morreale is a retired law enforcement practitioner turned academic and scholar from Worcester State University. Steve shares ideas talks with thought leaders in policing, academia, community leaders, and other related government agencies. Interviews with thought leaders drive the discussion to improve police services and community relationships.


November 22, 2022 40 min

Dr. Stephanie Conn is a former Dispatcher, Call Taker, and Police Officer in Ft. Worth, TX.  During her 9 years in policing, she served as a peer support specialist.  She took the step to return to school to earn a clinical doctorate and begin to work with Peer Support groups  

She is active in policing, working with the F.O.P., IACP, and agencies across the U.S.

We spoke about the importance of first responders availing themselves o...

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In an encore presentation, we chatted with Dr. Jim McCabe, a pracademic, an academic with extensive practical field experience.  Jim was an Inspector with the NYPD. A graduate of The Graduate Center for CUNY, John Jay College, Jim is a professor of Criminal Justice, a trainer, and a facilitator for police sessions, and has been a team member for countless police management studies across the US. 

In a wide-ranging discussion, we tal...

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We spoke with Dr. Shon Barnes, Chief of Police with the Madison, WI.

Prior to his appointment as Chief in February 2021, Chief Barnes served as the Director of Training and Professional Development in Chicago, Illinois, and he was the former Deputy Chief of Police in Salisbury (NC). He was previously a Captain with the Greensboro Police Department, where he began his career as a patrol officer in November 2000. He has vast experienc...

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In this encore episode, we continued our chat with Superintendent Andy Lacey from the Garda, Ireland's National Police.  Andy has been on a steering team to collaborate with several agencies in Ireland to create a pilot, placing clinicians in police vehicles in the City of Limerick to co-respond to mental health-related calls. 

Working with the Health Service Executive (HSE) National Health Service, University of Limerick Medica...

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Kristen Ziman is the retired chief of the Aurora, IL Police Department.  Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois.  In a suburb of Chicago, Chief Ziman oversaw a department with 300 officers.
Recently retired, Kristen has been a sought-after speaker across North America.  She published the book Reimagining Blue: Thoughts on Life, Leadership, and a New Way Forward in Policing. 

Kristen co-hosts a podcast with Sylvia Moir, entit...

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Ed Cronin has over 35 years experience in policing. His career includes experience as a Police Chief in two cities in Massachusetts. He holds a graduate degree in Criminal Justice Management along with an advanced graduate degree in Organizational Development and Systems Thinking from Suffolk University. He is also a certified executive coach. (Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching)

As a Detective Sergeant with 15 years e...

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During the late summer, I will intermittently release episodes for those who may have missed the interview.

This encore episode features Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe, a professor from Temple University.  Jerry is a former British police officer, and author of many articles and books on Reducing Crime and Intelligence-led Policing.  He is the host of the monthly podcast, Reducing Crime.   

We spoke about the state of policing, leadership, the...

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September 6, 2022 45 min

Dawn Reeby has been a data analyst with over 20 years of success in leadership and  development, integration, and growth of data-driven analysis and strategy development. She has partnered with dozens of local and federal agencies as a law enforcement strategy specialist. Dawn has designed and delivered training including nationally certified webinars and in-person courses, 2-3-day specialized workshops, and more extensive workshop...

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Doug Shoemaker is the Chief of Police at the Grand Junction, Colorado Police Department.   A veteran of more than 30 years in law enforcement, most of his career was with the Jefferson City, Missouri Police Department, the capital city of MO. He rose to the number two position, as Deputy Chief.  

Doug is the 5th Vice President with the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  He will rise through the chairs to become the IACP...

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 Chief Steven Mazzie is from the Everett, MA Police Department. Steve has been the chief for nearly 20 years. He was the president of the Massachusetts Major Cities Chief's Association and was a DARE officer. We talked about community, culture, leadership, and having officers build trusting relationships with a diverse community. A very interesting and engaging chat  on The Cop Doc Podcast.

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Dr. Brenda Bond-Fortier is a longtime friend and colleague, having met her in our work at a Lowell DARE camp, some 30 years ago, while I was with the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Brenda worked for the Lowell Police Department, UMass Lowell, and returned to school earning a doctorate from Brandeis University. 

 Brenda is a professor of public administration at Suffolk University in Boston.  She is an active researcher and writer...

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Our 80th episode is a chat with Dr. Dick Bennett from American University.  A senior statesman in the Criminal Justice and Criminology field, Dick has been at AU for 41 years! A leader with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, researcher, writer, editor, and trainer, he has inspired countless scholars over the years. 

An enlightening chat with Dick Bennett, I think you'll find enjoyable, a little history a little, present e...

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N this Encore episode, orginally posted as Ep 15, we interviewed Ed Davis, retired Commissioner of the Boston Police, former Chief of the Lowell, Massachusetts Police, and CEO of Ed Davis Company.  

We talked about his long career with the Lowell Police, rising to the Chief of Police.  he was appointed Commissioner as one of only two outsiders to command the Boston Police Department. 

We talked about the Capitol attack and the Boston...

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Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow (2010–2015), a Professorial Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, School of Social Science, and a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. Her research interests are in experimental criminology, policing, drug law enforcement, regulatory crime control, and crime prevention. 

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Dr. Dominic Wood has been at CCCU since 1995.  He became Head of the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies in 2009.   He has led the development of many innovative academic programs in policing.  He was a key contributor to the Student Police Officer Handbook published by Oxford University Press (8th Edition currently at press) and has published around different political aspects of policing. He has a research interest foc...

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In this Encore episode, originally posted as Ep. 26, we continued the interview with Inspector Andy Lacey, from An Garda Siochana, the Garda, the national police of the Republic of Ireland. 

We discussed the reforms being considered for the Garda. 

We talked about mental health and the pilot being created for Crisis Intervention Teams, and the co-response of clinicians with police officers.   We also talked about Covid and restrictio...

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In part 2 of our chat, we continue our chat with Kathy O'Toole. 
We talk about women In law enforcement, the importance of academic relationships with police agencies and the differences between policing in the US and Europe. 

Kathy O'Toole is an international police leader.  Starting as a patrol officer with the Boston Police Department, she rose through the ranks.     Kathy left the Boston Police for the now-defunct Metropo...

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Kathy O'Toole is an international police leader.  Starting as a patrol officer with the Boston Police Department, she rose through the ranks.     Kathy left the Boston Police for the now-defucnt Metroplitann Police.  When the Mets were subsumed by the Massachuestts State Police, she became a Lietenant Colonel. Kate she was tapped by Governor WIlliam Weld as the Secretary of Public Safety  She served as the Commissioner of the B...

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Natalie Hiltz is an Acting Inspector and veteran office with the Peel Regional Police in Ontario, Canada.  

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Brandon Kooi is a professor and researcher, working at Aurora University in Ilinois.  Brandon Kooi is a professor and director of the criminal justice program at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. Kooi has been a private security consultant/executive, criminal investigator, law clerk, and youth crisis interventionist. He has helped to train police chiefs and executives across Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Problem-Oriented Leadersh...

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