Policing Matters


Talking the beat to cover what matters to you as an LEO. Join deputy chief Jim Dudley (ret.) every Wednesday as he sits down with law enforcement leaders and criminal justice experts to discuss strategy, challenges and trends in policing.

TV news reporter Caroline Torie on becoming a digital forensic investigatorChief Robert McNeilly on how early intervention can identify issues before they become problems
Managing police officers is a difficult task since the job is so multi-faceted and often fast-paced. We ask officers to do so many things, and in the process to be smart, thoughtful, judicious, efficient and thorough. Some people make assumptions that an officer has complete control over their environment. Of course, this is not true. Officers can be well trained, yet may be challenged in dealing with individuals under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or in a mental health crisis. They are often asked to go into situations where people are in conflict or combative. In these cases, de-escalation may only be a theory, rather than an achievable act. Many agencies use a system to help detect problems by looking at statistics accumulated in an early intervention system. In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley speaks with Chief Robert McNeilly, Jr., about how an early intervention system can work best for agencies, officers and communities. During Chief McNeilly's 37-year career, he guided the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police through 10 of its most turbulent years, taking office one week after a series of lawsuits filed against the city by individuals and the ACLU led to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation and the first civil-rights “pattern or practice” consent decree in American history. He is the author of "Blue Continuum: A Police Chief’s Perspective on What’s Wrong with Policing Today and How to Fix It," and a leading trainer and consultant in police management techniques.
May 10 2022
42 mins
Salah Czapary on strategies to solve D.C.’s violent crime crisisPredicting the future of policing‘Keeping names off the wall’: How NLEOMF works to prioritize officer safetySergeant Dalton Webb on how a real-time crime center arms officers with informationThe why behind law enforcement relationship problems (and how to fix them)Jason Lehman on ”Why’d you stop me?”Andy Borello on the daily practices that improve law enforcement leadership skillsJonni Redick on developing police leadership potentialSgt. Jamie Borden on use-of-force investigations and analysisGordon Graham on how all roads lead to effective communication’Homicide Hunter’ Lt. Joe Kenda on what it takes to be a great detectiveWhy cops should consider getting a graduate degree’Care not cuffs’: Redefining mental health outreachHow to stand up an electric police fleetThe value of human behavior pattern recognition and analysis for law enforcementDr. Renée Mitchell on evidence-based policing in practiceWhy your agency is stronger with reserve officersSexual exploitation, human trafficking and the decriminalization of prostitution