The Off Duty Podcast - Law Enforcement

The Off Duty Podcast - Law Enforcement

The law enforcement podcast that's fun and informative. Hear conversations with retired and active police officers and those who support the profession Conversations that focus on getting to know the people, not politics, departments or tactics. Hosted by Retired Police Officer, Anthony McNeil, "The Off Duty Podcast" is unlike any other police podcast. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podtrac -


June 11, 2023 3 mins

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In this episode, host Anthony McNeil engaged in a heartfelt conversation with Steve Gould, a 12-year police officer and host of the Things Police See podcast.

They discussed the emotional and physical challenges faced by those in law enforcement, as well as the personal growth and reflections that come with the job.

Growing up in a small town, Steve was inspired by his father's career in law enforcement, who was a respected figure a...

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Join me for an awesome conversation with the one and only Lyndsay Taylor, a total rockstar in law enforcement. Lyndsey spills the tea on her journey to becoming a cop, including the challenges she faced as a woman in a male-dominated field.

Find out how Lyndsay's Starbucks encounters with police officers led her to pursue a career in law enforcement. And, hear about how her family's initial reluctance only motivated her to pursue he...

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We never know where life might take us, and today's guest, Donovan Heavener, is a perfect example of that. With 29 years of experience in law enforcement, Donovan shares his fascinating journey into a profession he never dreamed of pursuing.

Together, we explore his passion for making a difference in people's lives and the defining moments that have shaped his career.

A particularly powerful part of our conversation delves into Donov...

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We recently interviewed David Cain, CEO and owner of Heroes Home Advantage, a company dedicated to supporting everyday heroes, including military, police, law enforcement, fire, healthcare, and education personnel.

The company has given back over $20 million through real estate transactions, making a difference in the lives of these public servants.

Our conversation explored the Heroes Home Advantage Real Estate Program, a nationwide...

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First responders face immense challenges, especially when it comes to mental health and PTSD.

In this powerful episode, guest Andrew Douglas, a firefighter and co-creator of a resource for first responders struggling with PTSD, shares his personal experiences and insights into the importance of addressing these issues within the law enforcement and firefighting communities.

Together, we explore the emotional toll of working in emerg...

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In this re-released episode, I interview retired police officer Paulie Lewis, who was medically retired after being shot twice while responding to a domestic violence incident.

Through the interview, Lewis discusses his physical and mental journey to recovery and clarifies how the media's portrayal of such incidents differs from the reality of their long-lasting effects on people's lives.

Lewis encourages listeners to consider the l...

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In this episode, we break free from the "pigeonhole" mindset and explore alternative paths, such as entrepreneurship in land investing and seller financing.

My guest, Brent Bowers, a former military officer turned entrepreneur and CEO of Land Shark, shares his journey of finding financial and personal freedom through land investing.

We delve into the world of wholesaling real estate and discuss the importance of following smart mon...

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In this episode, I dive into the incredible 45-year law enforcement career of Susan Welch Rodriguez, an author, speaker, private investigator, songwriter, and musician from Texas.

We explore her journey from starting as a clerk in 1978 to adapting to numerous changes in the field, such as the transition to semi-automatic weapons and the introduction of computers in squad cars.

We also discuss her memoir, "She's a County Mountie: Fr...

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I had the pleasure of catching up with Officer Darren Derby, a law enforcement professional with 22 years of experience and a local celebrity in Massachusetts.

We discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted community policing, Officer Derby's new role as the department's full-time safety officer, and the introduction of a Comfort Dog program.

We also dove into Officer Derby's personal journey with mental health, exploring his ...

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I had the pleasure of welcoming back Scott Medlin, a retired police officer, Marine veteran, author, and speaker. We discussed his journey into law enforcement, his passion for writing books, and his mission to help officers improve their mental health and well-being.

Scott shared his experience leaving law enforcement after 15 years to focus on his family and career as a speaker and educator. We also explored the challenges of tra...

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Eric Reynolds, a retired police officer who spent 20 years in law enforcement, is a licensed primary sports nutritionist, licensed personal trainer, founder of Cops and Campers, and founder of KetoFiveO.

Eric talks about his family's history of law enforcement and how it naturally led him to join the team. He also shares his experience finding out he had a brother who was a deputy in Orlando, Florida who he never knew about.

Eric’s ...

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Episode Summary:

This episode explores the realities of policing, with a conversation between a retired police officer, Anthony McNeil and a law enforcement officer from

They discuss why Mark chose to pursue a career in law enforcement, the differences between policing in Canada and the United States, the importance of treating people fairly, the importance of understanding police tactics,...

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Leonard Perez talks about his law enforcement career, which included 32 years in the profession and 14 years in the Navy.

Leonard shares his experience growing up in poverty, the conversations he had with his family when he decided to enter law enforcement, and how he was able to stay in the job for so long.

He and Anthony discuss the lack of technology, such as cell phones and computers, at the time of the Rodney King incident, an...

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John Benjamin Jones, a 23 year veteran of law enforcement, author, speaker and combat veteran. After leaving the military, he wanted to find something that allowed him to be of service to others, which is why he initially applied to be a firefighter and continue working in the medical field, something he did in the military.

About John Benjamin Jones

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  • Retired Federal Law En...
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Anthony McNeil interviews Jess Flores, a ten-year law enforcement veteran, founder of Next Shift, law enforcement career transition coach, and mindset mentor from Washington.

Anthony asks Jess why she decided to pursue a career in law enforcement, which she attributes to her grandpa bringing her donuts in his police car when she was a kid; the lights, sirens, and donuts were a subconscious reminder that law enforcement was something...

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You may or not have heard of K9 Arlo. Well I had the pleasure of speaking with Tyler McCoy, a seven year law enforcement officer and Arlo's handler and partner.

Tyler explains his motivation for becoming a law enforcement officer, his experiences and the duties of a K9 handler.

And he shares a story about Arlo, who was injured in the line of duty and how that shooting affected him, more than the other 2 shootings he was involved in....

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Eric Tung, who is the founder of Blue Grit Wellness, joins the podcast to reveal his personal story behind his chosen line of work. He was a shy kid with a lack of confidence, was not close to his father, and had a disdain for those who took advantage of others.

After attending college at the University of Washington, he decided to pursue law enforcement because of its potential to protect and serve. His mother was hesitant of his ...

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Anthony McNeil, makes this last minute episode, after which the Netflix documentary, "Catching the Killer Nurse". That documentary made him think of the incident involving the, "Memphis 5" officers, who killed Tyre Nichols.

In this bonus episode, Anthony asks a simple question, that he hadn't heard anyone else mention when speaking about the incident in Memphis.

After listening to the episode, please go to https://theoffdutypodcast.c...

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After witnessing the death of a little girl, a devoted cop confronts the irony of his parents' strict religious beliefs when he's forced to face the lasting trauma of a career in law enforcement and the heartbreaking loss of his own son.

You will learn:

1. What would it be like to experience a child’s death as a parent?

2. How does trauma experienced on the job affect the mental health of law enforcement officers?

3. What are the strug...

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