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TPS E16: Ken Roybal - Crazy Riot Stories, Police Chaplain, Background Investigations

In this episode I surprise interview a veteran of the LAPD. Ken Roybal saw a lot and did a lot during his career at one of the nations largest departments. We talk about being a boot in the 1980's, responding to the LA riots, and his 5 year stint as a Police Chaplain. Ken has a ton of great stories and it was really fun hearing him tell them! If you have any police background investigation questions email me and I will do another episode with Ken where we answer...


TPS E15: Police Helicopter Pilot Eric Weidner

In this interview we talk police air support. Ever wonder what it’s like to chase down a bad guy from the air? Fire a gun from a chopper? Be blinded by a green lazer while flying? Eric Weidner has the answer to all these questions and more! Really fun chat that gives you a peak into the life of a police pilot. Join the Facebook community Email Steve


TPS E14: Annie Ross Cold Case Murder Solved - Jim Engen

In this episode Steve sits down with retired Police Captain Jim Engen. Jim takes us through the brutal murder of Annie Ross in 1974 and the cold case that followed for 40 years. When Jim made captain at the La Palma Police Department he re-opened the case and began a vigorous investigation. After many hours, several donated, they were able to finally track down the murderer and arrest him. contact Steve at


TPS E13: Security vs. Police, Crime Scene Fly In The Mouth, Minimum Age For Police

In this episode Steve answers listener's questions and also shares a funny/disgusting story from a crime. Questions you want answered in an upcoming episode? Shoot an email to


TPS E12: Jon Pierpont - 34 Years Policing Cape Cod

In this episode I chat with retired Eastham Police Sergeant Jon Pierpont. Jon was on the job for 34 years starting in the late 1960's. We talk about policing over the past 50 years and Jon shares some great stories from his career.


TPS E11: SoCal K9 Handler On Patrol

In this episode Steve interviews a SoCal K9 handler by the name of Paul. He is still active in law enforcement so we just go by his first name. In fact, the interview takes place while Paul is on duty so please excuse the interruption! Steve and Paul discuss K9 work, bizarre calls, and the media.


TPS E10: Most Evil Criminal and Dumbest Criminal

In this episode Steve goes solo and answers some questions from a listener. Don't worry there are police stories shared! Steve talks about the most evil criminal he encountered on the job and the dumbest criminal. The podcast is growing at a steady pace and I have all of you to thank! If you like the show please subscribe and maybe share it with a friend. I would love to hear what you think or answer any quesitons that you may have.


TPS E09: Gil Reyes - Stories From The California Highway Patrol

In this episode Steve interviews retired CHP Officer Gilbert Reyes. Gil saw a lot in his career while patrolling the highways of California and supporting local law enforcement agencies. We have a great chat about sleep over police academy, wrestling giants, the LA riots, and brutal car crashes. Contact the show at -


TPS E08: Dave Ball - Juvenile Sexual Assault, Handcuffed To A Bed, Creative Community Policing

In this episode I sit down with retired police officer David Ball. David was an officer for Hawthorne PD, a very busy So-Cal city. He started in patrol and worked his way into detectives for the last 9 years of his career. Dave has some great stories and some great advice for new officers. Join The Facebook page! Email


TPS E07: Robert Rangel - Time Slows Down When Someone Is Trying To Murder You

In this episode I interview retired LASD deputy sheriff and author Robert Rangel. Robert tells us about some CRAZY things he saw on duty including him and his partner being ambushed and almost killed. Before we get to the attempted murder he tells a crazy/bizarre story that is very graphic and a bit gross but shows perfectly how insane this job can be. Just to warn you it starts around 9.40. Robert's Books On Amazon Red Dot...


TPS E06: Dave Carrasquillo - Inglewood Up To No Good, Crazy Police Stories From The Infamous City Of Inglewood, CA

In this episode I sit down with Inglewood Police Detective Dave Carrasquillo. As you might expect Dave had an intensive career working the mean streets of Inglewood, CA. Come walk with me in the boots of a ghetto cop.


TPS E05: Dave Escoto - Humor As A Weapon, Partner Saved My Life, Naked Olympians, Coping With Stress

In this interview I sit down with retired LAPD Detective Dave Escoto. Dave had an amazing career with several different assignments as a detective. Come ride along with us as Dave tells some of his craziest stories from the job! Thank you for the continued support! If you have a minute please go to itunes/podcast app and subscribe, rate, and review. Email me at


TPS E04: Caroline Miller - Rookie Year, Shooting In The Street, Active Shooter Response, Advice For Female Officers

In this episode I interview Washington DC officer Caroline Miller. Caroline has only been on the road for 6 months and has already been to her fair share of hair raising calls. Caroline shares some intense moments with us and also gives some really great advice to young woman looking to get into police work. Contact the show -


TPS E03: Miguel Lopez - Shot In The Face, Prison Slashing, Feces Everywhere

In this episode Steve talks to retired State Parole Agent Miguel Lopez. Miguel started his career in the jails and ended up on the fugitive apprehension team. Miguel has had some intense experiences including being shot in the face while searching for a bad guy. 2:45 Guards Slashed 15:40 Feces Everywhere 24:45 Shooting Every Monday


TPS E02: Jim Engen - Dodging Bullets, LA Riots, Humorous Moments, Advice For Recruits

In this episode I sit down with retired Police Captain James Engen. Jim is a very likable and personable guy. He shares some calls that he had as a young copper that would make anyones hair stand up on end. Jim also shares some great advice for young people that are looking to get into police work. contact the show at


TPS E01 : Rob McCrary - Crazy Shootout, PCP Fight, African Lion & Coping With Stress

In this episode Steve sits down with retired Pomona Police Detective Rob McCrary. Pomona is a small city just outside of LA that is known for its propensity for violence and crime. Rob recalls some very intense experiences involving a man that wouldn't die, an African Lion, and a mad man hopped up on PCP. Come along for the ride and gain a better appreciation for what the police do for us day in and day out.


TPS E00: Podcast Intro With Host Steven Gould

In this episode I introduce myself to you guys and briefly describe what the podcast is about. It's my hope that this podcast gives you a glimpse into police work in a way that you have never seen before. The goal is for the listener to gain a better idea of what police officers go through in the course of performing their duties. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, and comment if you like the podcast. **every Monday Contact Steve at