Most of us have witnessed or been involved with persons who’ve found themselves in crisis…well our MPD has specially trained officers who make the scene everyday to assist with ensuring those family members their loved one will be met with an officer who attempts to ensure they are handled in the least restrictive manner possible. Lt. Col Beasley and Officer James Lash join Best in Blue host, Darrell D.C. Catron, to take you through what CIT is, how they work with some of the community...
On this episode of BEST In BLUE, D.C. and MPD Director Michael Rallings interview Sam Faulkner, CEO of Response To Resistance. Response To Resistance has established comprehensive guidelines on what constitutes reasonable responses to various types of resistive and/or aggressive situations. When police are faced with using force to establish or maintain control in hostile situations, ensure that they are armed with these well research, validated and court-tested guidelines.
Law enforcement has another name for mass shootings they call them, Active Shooter Events. Sandy Hook, Columbine, Sutherland Springs, Tx., Texas Tech, all of these situations are well-known Active Shooter Events... How do we prepare? Sgt. Darryl Banks and Officer Robert Carlson will walk us through some of the scenarios that, if we are lucky, we will never experience personally.
Our guest is Sgt. Craig Littles, Chief Visionary Officer of the Police Activities League a/k/a PAL. Sgt. Littles is committed to the youth of Shelby County and has championed the need and continued support of PAL by the Memphis Police Department and many other community partners. During his visit to BIB, Sgt. Littles discusses PAL's success, its partners, its athletic leagues and how people can donate and become a PAL volunteer. Enjoy!!!
Our guest is Colonel D.L. Sheffield, Station Commander and he is a leader in the effort to curtail, if not eliminate car theft. Colonel Sheffield will discuss with you how best to keep our car from being stolen or burglarized. Car theft and burglaries are on the rise and it's important to make the needed adjustments in our behaviors that will make a tremendous impact on the numbers of auto burglaries and thefts.
Our guest today is Major Darren Goods, Commander of Multi-Agency Gang Unit, a unit whose focus is to help keep our city and streets safe by mitigating the impact criminal gangs have on our communities. Major Goods will discuss with you how best to keep our young people from being easy targets for gang membership and how we as citizens can be more aware of the happenings with our children and in our own communities.
Memphis Police Department's Organized Crime Unit visits BEST In BLUE to discuss the Opioid crisis sweeping the country. Colonel Paul Wright and Lt. Terence Jackson dig in to many of the finer details of the proliferation of opioid drugs and heroin.
BIB does a deep dive with Domestic Violence Unit, Lead Officer, Lt. Steve Roach. D.C. and Lt. Roach explain what constitutes as domestic violence, what forms of domestic violence exist and what to do if you are ever faced with an issue that could potentially domestic violence.
This week on Best in Blue, MPD Lead Recruiter, Kevin Moore, visits with D.C. and discusses what it takes to become a member of the Memphis Police Department. Officer Moore goes into detail about what makes a great police officer and what really makes a BEST in BLUE! Enjoy
Best in Blue's host, Darrell "D.C." Catron from Funky Politics, has a sit-down with the Director of the Memphis Police Department, Director Mike Rallings. D.C. asked many questions that many Memphians would ask. This is a wide open show and the director lets everyone know where he stands on domestic violence.
Our host, D.C. sits down with 3 of the BEST in BLUE, Lt. Tony Currie, Officer Cassandra Leake and Officer Clayton Turner and they discuss the Memphis Police Departments focus on Community Policing. They also dig into the various initiatives created to enhance the police departments relationship with the Memphis community. Enjoy another episode of BEST in BLUE.