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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