Covered with the Utah FOP

Covered with the Utah FOP

Covered is the flagship podcast for the Utah Fraternal Order of Police, the largest law enforcement labor organization in the state. Every episode covers the crucial legal, political, and professional topics that affect the men and women of law enforcement. With local and national guests, we tackle police legal defense, mental health, the changing profession, and more. Join us and listen to the “voice” of Utah law enforcement.


November 23, 2022 30 min
After a brief hiatus, Brett is back with the Covered Crew for another episode of Covered with the Utah FOP. This episode, Mike Berg joins Brett, Scott, and Jex to talk about what constitutional auditors are and how police officers should react when they encounter them in the wild.
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The FOP boys are back with Executive Director Scott Stephenson hosting this episode of Covered. Tune in with Scott and Jex as they get back to the basics of policing to talk about the importance of avoiding jargon and prepared statements in policing so that the use of terms like 'excited delirium' and 'furtive movement' don't come back to bite you later in court.
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September 20, 2022 38 min
This week on Covered, Brent and Scott are joined by Kristy Bockholt to talk about the preventative measures that cops, veterans, and first responders can take to be prepared for tough days on the job. Tune in to hear how practices like tactical breathing and yoga can help prevent post traumatic stress and prepare officers to make better decisions in difficult situations.

Learn more about Kristy's yoga business for veterans and f...
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August 23, 2022 32 min
This week, the FOP is back with Brent Jex as host to talk to the heroes at Liberandus International and how they are saving the world's children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. With years of military, fire, and police service, they talk about how they work with governments around the world to save victims of human trafficking and help prosecute their traffickers.

Donate to support Liberandus International in thei...
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August 7, 2022 29 min
In this episode, Brent Jex takes the wheel as host to introduce the newest member of the covered crew and new Executive Director of the Utah FOP, Scott Stephenson. They talk about the next steps for the future of the Utah FOP under Scott's leadership, and dive into why he's the right guy to move the FOP forward and protect the profession of policing in Utah.
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May 27, 2022 48 min
In part 2 of our Wellness and Farewells series, the Covered crew concludes one of the most powerful discussions we've had on this show so far with special guest former Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Gerrard "G" Moren. And for his final episode as the host of this podcast, the Utah FOP's Executive Director Ian Adams leaves us with his parting words of wisdom before his departure to South Carolina for the next step in his ca...
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May 23, 2022 42 min
In one of our most powerful episodes yet, the Covered crew is joined by former Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Gerrard "G" Moren to discuss the importance of officer wellness by sharing his personal experience in overcoming mental illness and addiction.
The boys are sad to say goodbye to the Executive Director of the Utah FOP and fearless host of this show, Dr. Ian Adams as he joins us for this last time in this 2-episode series be...
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May 19, 2022 39 min
The FoP boys are back with part 2 of their conversation with Danielle Ahn. Tune in to this episode to find out why she is the Utah FoP's top pick for Salt Lake County DA.
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May 4, 2022 43 min
The Covered crew introduces Danielle Ahn to the Utah Law Enforcement community. She is in studio to explain why she has entered the race and what she hopes to accomplish through the process. Listen, learn and understand her stance on being pro law enforcement.
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April 11, 2022 40 min
The conclusion episode featuring Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith and Detective Ray Flores. Where did detective Flores get his start and how is he such a great guy...? Ian and Jex always get to the bottom of the issues.
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February 17, 2022 40 min
FoP boys are back with Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith and Detective Ray Flores. They go over issues with modern policing and how good character can overcome current headwinds for the profession.
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The FOP is back this week to talk about a few strategies for discerning evidence-based information within the media. They review their COVID policy and recommendations, and crack a few jokes (to keep each other humble).
Ian Adams, Executive Director
Brent Jex, President
Bret Rawson, Legal Counsel
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January 23, 2022 43 min
Ian Adams, Brent Jex, and Bret Lawson talk about the importance of respecting the law, and the dangers of corruption within our policy-makers. They talk about recent allegations made against David Leavitt, Utah County Attorney. Brent Jex finishes the episode with an important discussion about officer's mental health and provides some strategies for wellness while on and off duty.

Ian Adams, Executive Director https://ianadamsre...
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November 22, 2021 31 min
The FoP boys discuss deadly force and how it impacts both the officers involved as well as the communities in which they serve. Police are always looking for the best way out of a situation and new policies and procedures are doubling down on what is being done to help make sure that everyone comes out of a difficult encounter.
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November 1, 2021 28 min
One of the key reasons why the FoP exists is to help it's members navigate the chaotic waters of modern policing. Training and education can help get you ready for the worst day on the job but in addition to those, the FoP goes over their legal plan and protection in detail so that you understand who has your back out there on patrol.
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October 22, 2021 33 min
The FoP boys continue to drop tracks like the gentle falling of the autumn leaves...without the gentle part. Relive the fall FoP conference with updates on policy and how policing continues to evolve as we move forward.
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September 18, 2021 58 min
As we finally leave a hot summer behind us, the FoP boys are looking forward to where we are headed next. There are a lot of fun things about fall, but this year also brings the discussion of vaccines and how are precincts and teams dealing with this controversial topic.
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August 24, 2021 29 min
With everything winding down and hopefully the hottest days of the year behind us...finish up your beat with the FoP boys.
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August 6, 2021 44 min
With hiring down, officers retiring in record numbers...what does policing look like in 2021 and beyond? The FoP boys are here to give you the inside truth with deep, gravely voices and experiences you can trust.
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July 31, 2021 28 min
The conclusion to one of our best episodes yet. We are a year out from near unprecedented civil unrest. How has the defund the police call gone forward? Are citizens safer? Who is looking after the people keeping everyone safe, who watches the watchmen?
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