Guardian Mindset Podcast

Attorney Eric Daigle

Each month, Attorney Daigle discusses the history of law enforcement and the guiding principles that have developed and shaped policing through the 20th Century and into the present day. read less
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Law Enforcement Insights with 'Blue Bloods' Star Gregory Jbara
May 3 2024
Law Enforcement Insights with 'Blue Bloods' Star Gregory Jbara
Episode Overview: In this engaging episode of the Guardian Mindset podcast, host Attorney Eric Daigle catches up with Gregory Jbara at the FBI LEEDA 2024 Annual Executive Training Conference. Known for his role in the popular TV series "Blue Bloods" and his recent appearance in a major film, Greg shares insights from his unique position at the intersection of entertainment and law enforcement. Highlights of the Episode: FBI LEEDA Conference Insights: Greg talks about his experience at the FBI LEEDA Executive Training Conference, detailing how the event deepened his connection with the law enforcement community.Entertainment and Law Enforcement: Greg discusses his role in "Blue Bloods" and how it parallels real-world law enforcement issues, highlighting the impact of his work on public perception and law enforcement relations.Personal Anecdotes: Greg shares personal stories that show the deep respect and appreciation he has developed for law enforcement through his roles and real-life interactions.Community and Law Enforcement: The conversation also touches on the critical topic of community relations and the importance of mutual respect and understanding between the public and law enforcement. About the Guest: Gregory Jbara began his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan with a minor in physics and a major in communications. By his second year he was enrolled as a theatre major and his third year was a founding inaugural class member of the renowned University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department. He also co-founded the still flourishing Impact (Jazz) Dance Company through the University Activities Center. He transferred to The Juilliard School where he completed his BFA in acting in 1986. The fall of his fourth year of training at Juilliard he was selected to join five other acting students to represent the Drama Division performing live on the televised 80th anniversary celebration of the Juilliard School, “PBS Live From Lincoln Center: Juilliard at 80”. He remained a New York resident through December of 1997. Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Jbara now resides with his wife Julie and their sons Zachary and Aidan in Los Angeles. Learn more about Gregory Jbara: https://www.gregoryjbara.com/
Redefining Crisis: The 'Excited Delirium' Misnomer
Jan 24 2024
Redefining Crisis: The 'Excited Delirium' Misnomer
Episode Overview: In this episode, Attorney Eric Daigle provides a detailed exploration of "excited delirium," a term with deep roots in law enforcement and medical fields, now facing significant scrutiny. He delves into its historical background, examines its medical and legal ramifications, and discusses the evolving perspectives on its use and legitimacy. Key Points Discussed: Historical Context and Usage: Attorney Daigle covers the origin and development of 'excited delirium', its ties to law enforcement, and its relevance in notable cases such as those of George Floyd and Elijah McClain. This term, historically used to describe individuals in a state of extreme agitation, is now under scrutiny for its scientific validity and origins.Controversies and Challenges: The episode brings to light the growing controversy over 'excited delirium' and its questionable validity, as noted by organizations like the American Psychiatric Association.Training and Recognition: The episode emphasizes the critical need for law enforcement training in recognizing and appropriately responding to individuals in crisis, regardless of the terminology employed.Recommendations for Law Enforcement: Attorney Daigle offers practical guidance and suggestions for law enforcement in scenarios that might have been previously categorized as 'excited delirium', focusing on de-escalation techniques and medical interventions.Future Directions: The conversation concludes with thoughts on the future role of terms like 'excited delirium' in law enforcement and medical practices, proposing alternatives and underscoring the importance of continuous education and training. Additional Resources:  https://www.forcescience.com/tag/excited-delirium/https://www.ipicd.com/articles.html#/
Navigating the Public Duty Doctrine in Law Enforcement
Dec 19 2023
Navigating the Public Duty Doctrine in Law Enforcement
Episode Summary: In this compelling episode of the Guardian Mindset Podcast, Attorney Eric Daigle returns to further explore the intricate concept of duty of care in law enforcement, with a special focus on the public duty doctrine. Building on the foundations laid in our previous episode, this discussion delves deeper, intertwining legal theory with human perspectives to offer a comprehensive understanding of law enforcement responsibilities. We begin by examining the delicate balance law enforcement officers must maintain in differentiating between subjects and suspects in both non-criminal and criminal situations. This episode takes a close look at landmark legal cases such as South vs Maryland, Warren vs District of Columbia, and Shaney vs Winnebago County, dissecting their impact on the duty of care in the field of law enforcement. Our conversation then shifts to the complex interplay between the legal and moral duties of care for officers, especially when dealing with individuals who are incapacitated or suffering from mental health issues. Attorney Daigle provides insights into the challenges and potential liabilities officers face in their tactical decision-making processes. A crucial part of this episode is dedicated to clarifying the often misunderstood distinction between a 'suspect' and a 'subject', and why grasping this difference is essential for law enforcement professionals. We wrap up the discussion by underlining the importance of protecting and assisting those in need, while simultaneously ensuring the safety of all parties involved. Tune in for an enlightening session that not only sheds light on the legalities but also humanizes the complex decisions faced by law enforcement officers daily. Join us as we navigate these challenging yet vital issues that are fundamental to the role of every law enforcement officer.
Exploring the Duty of Care in Law Enforcement
Dec 13 2023
Exploring the Duty of Care in Law Enforcement
Episode Summary: Hosted by Attorney Eric Daigle, this episode of the Guardian Mindset Podcast offers a deep dive into the intricate landscape of duty of care in law enforcement. Attorney Daigle opens with a compelling analysis of the history of use of force, qualified immunity, and key Supreme Court cases, highlighting the critical importance of officers adhering to established laws. The discussion explores essential questions surrounding the moral and legal obligations of law enforcement, particularly in crises like mental health emergencies and suicide threats. Drawing on real-life examples, the episode highlights a deputy initially charged with child abuse for hesitating during an active shooter situation, sparking a broader exploration into the historical aspects of use of force, qualified immunity, and recent Supreme Court cases that shape the legal landscape. Shifting to the intersection of mental health and law enforcement, the episode conducts a thorough analysis of court cases, advocating for a joint approach to effectively assist individuals in crisis situations. The exploration extends to the use of force in medical cases, featuring an in-depth examination of two court cases and introducing the Hill Test as an evaluation tool for an officer's use of force against non-criminal suspects. The episode concludes by scrutinizing the legal and moral responsibility of law enforcement to act against individuals posing a threat to themselves and others. As a thought-provoking finale, the implications of mental health applications on law enforcement are explored, emphasizing the nuanced balance between legal and moral obligations. Tune in for an insightful conversation that unveils the duty of care concept, navigates the evolving landscape of policing, and underscores the crucial guardianship role of law enforcement in preserving both legal standards and moral imperatives.
Wellness and Resilience in Law Enforcement
Oct 16 2023
Wellness and Resilience in Law Enforcement
Episode Summary:   Today, we welcome Dr. Katherine Kuhlman to the Guardian Mindset podcast. As a distinguished police and public safety psychologist, Dr. Kuhlman brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our exploration of wellness and resilience in law enforcement. Our conversation takes us back to the history of mental health in the folds of law enforcement, highlighting the deep-rooted mantra of "suck it up, buttercup" and its lingering influence in many departments. We shed light on the preventive measures that can act as anchors during times of crisis, such as the power of simple conversations and building direct contacts. Dr. Kuhlman articulates the importance of mental health support in law enforcement, debunking common misconceptions and emphasizing the crucial role of family support in an officer’s well-being. The episode concludes with a focus on self-care practices and resilience strategies for officers, showcasing the crucial role of mental health professionals in supporting those who protect our communities.   About the Guest: Dr. Katherine (Katie)  Kuhlman, ABPP, is a board-certified psychologist in Police and Public Safety Psychology, and has expertise in the treatment of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and general life stressors. She has worked since 2014 providing services to first responders and their family members, truly understanding the unique stressors inherent in these occupations. She has presented nationally on wellness issues related to law enforcement, as well as school safety. She served as a subject matter expert on traumatic stress on the Colorado Governor's Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee prior to moving to Arizona. Dr. Kuhlman has responded and provided debriefing services to critical incidents including officer-involved shootings, suicides, line-of-duty deaths, and mass shootings. Understanding trauma, keeping schools and workplaces safe, and helping first responders are her true passions. Resources:  More about Dr.Kuhlman Follow Dr.Kuhlman on LinkedInRegister for the Use of Force SummitFollow DLG on LinkedInFollow Attorney Eric Daigle on LinkedIn
The Intersection of Use of Force and Human Factors
Sep 27 2023
The Intersection of Use of Force and Human Factors
Episode Summary:  Ever contemplated the complexity of decision-making in high-stress, life-changing moments? In this compelling episode, we delve deep into the multifaceted realm of human factors in law enforcement, shedding light on how they directly shape the perceptions and responses of officers amidst life-altering, high-pressure situations. Join us as we unpack the importance of specialized training, the significance of networking in use of force investigations, and venture into the groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Taylor. Our discussion covers topics such as dispatch priming, muzzle position, and the seamless transition between tools used by officers in the field. From developing automatic response tactics to recognizing environmental stimuli, this episode will make you rethink how we perceive law enforcement, especially as it relates to use of force. If you're eager to hear more from the insightful Dr. Paul Taylor, don't miss the opportunity to register for the Use of Force Summit. Dr. Taylor's keynote, "The Impact of Human and Organizational Factors on Use of Force Investigations," promises an enlightening exploration of how these factors can influence both investigators and the investigations themselves. Discover strategies to minimize potential biasing influences on these cases. Additionally, Dr. Taylor will be presenting on two other thought-provoking topics: "Perception-Response Times for OIS Investigations" and "Introduction to Interviews for Use of Force Investigations." Join us for a comprehensive examination of this critical subject matter. Resources:  Register for the Use of Force SummitLearn more about the UOF 2023 Keynote SessionsFollow Paul on LinkedInAssociation of Force Investigators  About the Guest Paul Taylor, Ph.D. Paul Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver where he studies decision-making, human factors, and system safety in the context of police interactions with the public. He is also the founder and lead instructor for the Association of Force Investigators (AFI). Dr. Taylor has over ten years of practical law enforcement experience including time as a department training manager, patrol sergeant, and use-of-force instructor. He has delivered law enforcement related instruction for academy, field training, and advanced in-service audiences as well as graduate and undergraduate level courses. Dr. Taylor is actively engaged in law enforcement research and training across the United States and internationally.
Climbing the Law Enforcement Ladder
Sep 14 2023
Climbing the Law Enforcement Ladder
Episode Summary: In this captivating episode, we have the privilege of welcoming retired Chief Terri Wilfong, a trailblazing female leader in law enforcement, to share her incredible journey. Terri's story, starting from her humble beginnings in Kentucky and reaching the highest levels of law enforcement, is undeniably inspiring. Join us as Terri reflects on her experiences, from her very first day on the job to her remarkable rise to the position of Chief. Our conversation with Chief Terri Wilfong (Ret.) goes beyond a mere recollection of her experiences; it's a treasure trove of insights for anyone in a supervisory role. Her leadership style is centered around nurturing her team and fostering intellectual growth, making it a valuable masterclass for those in leadership positions. Looking ahead, Terri provides her perspective on the ever-evolving landscape of law enforcement, sharing her observations on the changes she's witnessed and offering guidance on how officers can navigate the current media scrutiny. This enlightening conversation is not to be missed. From embracing passion in the job to building strong relationships, Terri's wisdom is a beacon for those in, or aspiring to join law enforcement. Resources:  Follow DLG on LinkedInFollow Attorney Eric Daigle on LinkedInLearn more about the DLG Learning CenterDon't miss this golden opportunity to receive leadership training directly from Chief Wilfong (Ret.). Our training program is tailored for supervisors and command personnel, offering valuable insights and expertise to help you excel in your role. Join us today:
There’s No One-Trick Pony
Jul 13 2023
There’s No One-Trick Pony
EPISODE SUMMARY: In this episode of the Guardian Mindset Podcast, Chief Liam Duggan joins host Attorney Eric Daigle for an engaging discussion on the future of law enforcement. Chief Duggan, who has recently assumed the role of chief, shares his insights and optimism about the profession. The conversation begins with Chief Duggan reflecting on his transition into the new position and the invaluable support he received from his colleagues. They acknowledge the current challenges faced by law enforcement and commend the dedication of officers who choose to serve their communities. Chief Duggan emphasizes the importance of adapting to the ever-changing environment and highlights the resilience and flexibility of law enforcement personnel. He discusses the advancements in technology that can enhance police operations and expresses enthusiasm about the opportunities they present. The conversation also delves into the mindset of new officers and the significance of staying focused on the present. Chief Duggan believes that the majority of individuals entering law enforcement are service-minded and committed to performing their challenging duties exceptionally. He emphasizes the need for support, including adequate resources and adaptable legislation to address evolving circumstances. Chief Duggan underscores the importance of character and competency in law enforcement, emphasizing the potential risks associated with lowering standards to meet recruitment quotas. He stresses the significance of acknowledging achievements and establishing accountability within police organizations, while also recognizing the need to support and cultivate future leaders. Overall, the episode paints a positive outlook for the future of law enforcement, highlighting the unwavering dedication of officers and the potential for ongoing improvement and excellence in the profession. Chief Duggan's steadfast commitment and belief in the excellence of law enforcement professionals serve as an inspiration to both current and future generations.   RESOURCES: Follow DLG on LinkedInFollow Attorney Eric Daigle on LinkedInTraining Built for Supervisors & Command   ABOUT THE GUEST: His career began in 1997 with the Burnsville (MN) Police Department before being hired by the St. Paul Police Department 2011 and now the metro area suburb of Prior Lake. Chief Duggan has served in leadership roles for investigations, patrol, vice/narcotics, SWAT, undercover operations, and training. Chief Duggan has a BS in Law Enforcement and is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Staff and Command. He is one of only two police officers in the world accepted to graduate studies in Human Factors and Safety Systems study through Lund University in Sweden. He serves on the board of Advisors for the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association and as the Director of Training and Development for the Special Operations Training Association. Chief Duggan is a Sr. National instructor for Calibre Press, LouKa Tactical and KFD Consulting and specializes in human performance factors analysis, training force options, firearms, arrest and control, and leadership development. Additionally, he is a certified Advanced Specialist in the Behavioral Analysis of Force Encounters through the Force Science Institute and consults as an expert witness in use-of-force incidents and policing best practices at the Federal and State levels.
Keeping the Lens Focused: Adapting to Video Recording in Modern Policing
Jun 19 2023
Keeping the Lens Focused: Adapting to Video Recording in Modern Policing
Episode Summary: In this episode of the Guardian Mindset Podcast, Attorney Eric Daigle discusses the intersection of freedom of speech and video recording in law enforcement. Attorney Daigle focuses on the First Amendment rights of citizens to record and live stream interactions with the police. He mentions a recent decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that established the extent of First Amendment protections for recording and live-streaming officer interactions. Attorney Eric Daigle provides historical background on the issue, starting with the landmark Glik decision in 2010, which recognized the citizen's right to record police. He explains that First Amendment auditors, individuals who film law enforcement in public spaces, have become more common in recent years, often challenging police and seeking media exposure. Daigle discusses the challenges these encounters pose for law enforcement and offers recommendations for handling them. He emphasizes that citizens have the constitutional right to record law enforcement officers as long as they are not interfering with their duties. However, he also highlights that there are limitations to this right, such as considerations of public safety and reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions. Attorney Eric Daigle stresses the importance of maintaining courtesy, respect, and tact when interacting with First Amendment auditors or individuals recording police. He advises officers to be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others while ensuring compliance with constitutional guidelines. He also encourages agencies to have clear policies in place and provide training to officers on handling these situations. Overall, the episode aims to provide insights and strategies for law enforcement professionals to navigate the complex landscape of freedom of speech and video recording in relation to policing. The main topics discussed in this episode of the Guardian Mindset Podcast by attorney Eric Daigle are: Navigating the intersection of freedom of speech and video recording in law enforcement. Reviewing laws regarding recording police and the issues related to recording police interactions. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on the First Amendment right to live stream officer interactions. The rights of First Amendment auditors and their challenges to law enforcement. The First Amendment rights of citizens to record law enforcement officers in public spaces. The Glik v. Cunniffe case and its significance in establishing the right to record police. Recommendations for law enforcement agencies in dealing with First Amendment auditors and civilians who have the right to film. Time, place, and manner restrictions on the right to film police. Balancing public safety considerations with First Amendment rights. Strategies for officers in maintaining courtesy, respect, and tactfulness during encounters with auditors. Officers' duty to ensure officer safety and respond to illegal activity. Resources:  Follow DLG on LinkedInFollow Attorney Eric Daigle on LinkedInDLG First Amendment Legal UpdatesTraining Built for Supervisors & Command About the Host: Attorney Eric P. Daigle Attorney Eric Daigle specializes in Civil Rig
Exploring the Science of Violence: A Conversation with GTD Scientific
May 23 2023
Exploring the Science of Violence: A Conversation with GTD Scientific
Episode Summary In this podcast episode, Eric invites Geoffrey Desmoulin from GTD Scientific to discuss video analysis and its applications in various fields. He shares his educational background in kinesiology and engineering, which provides him with a unique perspective on analyzing injuries. He explains how his company combines engineering and life sciences to analyze the force that caused an injury and its magnitude. Desmoulin emphasizes the importance of starting with the injury and using it to drive the analysis and testing process. The company also employs a feedback loop to ensure consistency with independent sources of information, such as case materials and scientific literature.  Desmoulin also shares his experiences in communicating technical concepts in court, especially when dealing with violence. He emphasizes the importance of using visual aids and limiting the number of concepts to three to explain arguments effectively. The podcast concludes with Desmoulin highlighting how they used machine vision to analyze a video of a police shooting incident, highlighting the importance of shape recognition and algorithms for object identification. Listeners are encouraged to visit GTD Scientific's website to learn more about video analysis and the company's operations. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights into the intersection of engineering, life sciences, and video analysis in investigating incidents of violence. Resources Learn more about GTD ScientificScience of Violence Training SeriesFollow DLG on LinkedInLearn more about the DLG Learning CenterTraining Built for Supervisors & Command About the Guest: Geoffrey Thor Desmoulin Ph.D., R.Kin., P.L.Eng., Principal Dr. Desmoulin is the Principal of GTD Scientific Inc.  GTD offers Biomechanical Consulting Services on behalf of clients throughout North America, as well as abroad.  Focused practice areas include Injury Biomechanics, Incident Reconstruction, and Physical Testing with a sub-specialty in the Science of Violence®. GTD has been retained in significant complex injury litigation cases involving municipal police department use of force, violent encounters, and TASER International to name just a few examples.  Furthermore, landmark testing and shooting reconstruction methodology developed by Dr. Desmoulin was recently upheld as reliable and admissible by the U.S. Federal District Court for the 9th District of California.  This methodology has now been published in the International Journal of Forensic Engineering entitled “Application of biomechanical modeling to police shooting reconstruction”.
Lighthouse to the Community: Fostering Understanding Between Law Enforcement and the Public - Featuring FBI LEEDA Executive Director
Apr 24 2023
Lighthouse to the Community: Fostering Understanding Between Law Enforcement and the Public - Featuring FBI LEEDA Executive Director
Episode Summary: This episode of the Guardian Mindset Podcast features guest Jacques Battiste, the newly appointed Executive Director of FBI LEEDA. Discussing the changing landscape of law enforcement and the need for smarter training and leadership, Executive Director Jacques Battiste talks about the mission of FBI LEEDA, the challenges in law enforcement, and the importance of being a leader. The main topics discussed in this podcast episode are: Building community trust and rapport, problem-solving, and shifting from a warrior to a guardian relationship with the community.The importance of human capital development and recognizing the catalysts driving issues in law enforcement.Balancing work and personal life, owning up to mistakes, dealing with media and social pressure, and the impact of bitterness and hatred in law enforcement. Tune in to gain insights into the changing landscape of law enforcement and the ways in which policing can continue to evolve to better serve their communities. Resources: Learn more about FBI-LEEDAFollow DLG on LinkedInLearn more about the DLG Learning CenterTraining Built for Supervisors & Command About the Guest Jacques S. Battiste retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he accumulated more than 22 years of experience as a Supervisory Special Agent. During his tenure at the FBI, Battiste worked internationally to conduct investigations on terrorism suspects, responded to critical incidents such as the 1996 Centennial Park bombings in Atlanta, Georgia, and USS Cole attack, and served as lead agent on several national security special events in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Battiste brings wide-ranging experience. He served as a program manager in the FBI Counterterrorism Division Africa Fusion Cell, and oversaw intelligence analysts developing strategies to defeat terrorism in North and West Africa.  He is a trained bomb technician, deploying to high-risk locations around the world to dismantle hazardous devices and Weapons of Mass Destruction, and has also served on the Rapid Deployment and SWAT teams.  He served as a Deputy Constable/Training & Tactical Coordinator for the Orleans Constables Office 1st City Court in New Orleans. Additionally, he previously served as the Chief of Police for Glynn County Police Department, Glynn County, GA. Jacques S. Battiste currently serves as the newly appointed Executive Director of FBI-LEEDA.
Training, Defensive Tactics, and the New Generation of Officers with Lt. Kevin Dillon (Ret.)
Apr 10 2023
Training, Defensive Tactics, and the New Generation of Officers with Lt. Kevin Dillon (Ret.)
Episode Summary: In this episode of The Guardian Mindset Podcast, Attorney Eric Daigle interviews Lieutenant Kevin Dillon (ret). Dillon discusses his background in law enforcement and how he developed the combative arrest control program called L.O.C.K.U.P. ® for the state of Connecticut. Topics Discussed in this Episode:  The challenges of defensive tactics training and the importance of time-tested skillsets. Various issues related to police training, including the importance of creating realistic training scenarios, tailored training programs, and role-playing to help retain training information.The importance of de-escalation in use of force policies, with a clear definition of de-escalation and the cognitive limitations of active diffusion.Quantifying efforts to create a positive perception of law enforcement.The challenges faced by police officers in use-of-force incidents, including the need for multiple officers and the impact of fear on their performance. Resources: Learn about Police CombatRegister Now: Active De-Escalation StrategiesFollow DLG on LinkedInLearn more about the DLG Learning CenterContinue Your Education with a Curated Path to Stay Up to DateTraining Built for Supervisors & Command   About the Guest: Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (ret) is a twenty-five-year veteran law enforcement officer and international law enforcement speaker and trainer. As an instructor of use of force, communications and defensive tactics since 1988, Lieutenant Dillon has developed the internationally recognized L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Arrest and Control System. L.O.C.K.U.P. ® is a comprehensive approach, based on gross motor skill concepts, that actually reduces injuries to citizens and police officers. Lt. Dillon also developed the L.E.A.D.S.-Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies curriculum course in 2007 which is also a nationally recognized communications program. It has been presented to officers throughout the country. Lt.  Dillon, a highly sought-after speaker and trainer in use of force analysis and has trained and consulted civilian and law enforcement use of force issues and programs throughout North America and Europe. Lt. Dillon has trained over 25,000 officers!  Lt. Dillon has just received the FBI National Academy Associates Science and Innovation Award of 2022 for the development and instruction of L.O.C.K.U.P. and L.E.A.D.S. . The committee voted unanimously as L.O.C.K.U.P. and L.E.A.D.S. is the only DT system they found that is NOT just technique based but on the innovation of quantifying and development of Arrest and Control along with the L.E.A.D.S. de-escalation integration and interleaving.
The Truth in Perception: Examining the Impact of Body-Worn Cameras on Memory Recall
Mar 29 2023
The Truth in Perception: Examining the Impact of Body-Worn Cameras on Memory Recall
Episode Summary Examining the Impact of Body-Worn Cameras on Memory Recall Introduction: In this episode of the Guardian Mindset Podcast, Eric welcomes Dr. Paul Taylor, an experienced law enforcement research and training expert, back to the show to delve into the contentious issue of whether officers should watch video footage before writing their use-of-force reports. Dr. Taylor's expertise in the field offers invaluable insights into this complex topic. The podcast offers unique perspectives from legal and physiological experts, inviting listeners to think critically about this important topic. Overall, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the nuances of law enforcement and the utilization of body-worn cameras.   Topics Discussed in this Episode: Whether officers should watch video footage before writing their use-of-force reports.The impact of body-worn cameras on officers' memory recall.The risks associated with watching videos before writing reports.The limitations of body-worn cameras.A recent Supreme Court decision related to the use of body-worn cameras.How video footage is used against police officers in court.   Resources: What Happened to the Perception of the Officer?: https://dlglearningcenter.com/what-happened-to-the-perception-of-the-officer/Follow Paul on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-taylor-phd-845670101/Association of Force Investigators: https://www.forceinvestigators.com/Follow DLG on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/daigle-law-group-llc/Learn more about the DLG Learning Center: https://dlglearningcenter.com/Continue Your Education with a Curated Path to Stay Up to Date: https://dlglearningcenter.com/path-single/Training Built for Supervisors & Command: https://dlglearningcenter.com/supervisor-continuing-education-program/ About the Guest Paul Taylor, Ph.D. Paul Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver where he studies decision-making, human factors, and system safety in the context of police interactions with the public. He is also the founder and lead instructor for the Association of Force Investigators (AFI). Dr. Taylor has over ten years of practical law enforcement experience including time as a department training manager, patrol sergeant, and use-of-force instructor. He has delivered law enforcement related instruction for academy, field training, and advanced in-service audiences as well as graduate and undergraduate level courses. Dr. Taylor is actively engaged in law enforcement research and training across the United States and internationally.
Managing Public Protests: Navigating Complexity and Ensuring Preparedness with Captain Spencer Fomby (Ret.)
Mar 22 2023
Managing Public Protests: Navigating Complexity and Ensuring Preparedness with Captain Spencer Fomby (Ret.)
Managing Public Protests: Navigating Complexity and Ensuring Preparedness Episode Summary: In this free episode of the Guardian Mindset Podcast, Attorney Eric Daigle and special guest Captain (Ret.) Spencer Fomby discuss the intricacies of managing public protests.   Topics Discussed in this Episode: The complexities of managing public protests.The critical role of comprehensive training for officers and civilian leaders.The importance of appropriate equipment and policies in place.The significance of experienced commanders who can make crucial decisions in real-time.The need for a regional response plan and collaboration between different agencies.Utilizing resources like after-action reports and industry guidelines to enhance preparedness and response to public protests.   Resources: Get in Contact with Spencer Follow Spencer on LinkedInFollow DLG on LinkedInLearn more about the DLG Learning CenterContinue Your Education with a Curated Path to Stay Up-to-DateTraining Built for Supervisors & Command    About the Guest: Captain (Ret.) Spencer Fomby is the former director of the Boise Police Department Training, Education, and Development Division. He was previously employed by the Berkeley Police Department for 20 years. He has held primary assignments in patrol, narcotics, and crime prevention. He was assigned to SWAT for 18 years as an entry team member, team leader, and tactical commander. Captain (Ret.) Fomby is a certified instructor in the following disciplines: firearms (pistol, shotgun, and carbine), weaponless defense, impact weapons, Peacekeeper RCB, Gracie Survival Tactics Level 1, active shooter response, ALICE, chemical agents, NFDD, sting balls, 40 mm launcher, FN 303, shoot house and tactical de-escalation. He has created two CA POST approved de-escalation courses. He is also a tactical instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), where he teaches Police Counter Ambush, Advanced Response Police Officer (ARPO), and Policing Political Protests. Captain (Ret.) Fomby was the lead Berkeley Police Department public order instructor. He was responsible for equipment selection, tactical training, less-lethal weapon selection, chemical agent selection and deployment, and mission planning. Captain (Ret.) Fomby has been recognized as a subject matter expert in police tactics and works on several national projects. He is the section chair for the National Tactical Officers Association Public Order Section. He is assigned to a National Institute of Justice Special Technical Committee on crowd control equipment. He is an SME in crowd control equipment and tactics for DHS First Responder Resource Group. He is an SME in active shooter response for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). Captain (Ret.) Fomby was the 2011 Berkeley Police Department Officer of the Year. He was the team leader of the 2013 Urban Shield SWAT Competition first place team. He is also a Visiting Fellow in Police Science at the University of Derby, U.K. Captain (Ret.) Fomby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Howard University.