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Community members who are leading the way to improve the lives and safety of Tampa's residents share their fascinating stories with Police Chief Brian Dugan.

Community members who are leading the way to improve the lives and safety of Tampa's residents share their fascinating stories with Police Chief Brian Dugan.
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Community members who are leading the way to improve the lives and safety of Tampa's residents share their fascinating stories with Police Chief Brian Dugan.








CEO Clara Reynolds Explains The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay's Vital Role

On this episode, special guest Clara Reynolds explains how the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is providing hope and healing to Hillsborough County residents in traumatic situations. Chief Dugan and Reynolds also discuss the alarming rate of suicides among first responders and how the new "First to Respond. Last to Call for Help." campaign plays a role in raising awareness and saving lives. Visit the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to learn more or to donate to this local non-profit. If you or a...


Matthew Shepard Foundation Plays Role In Law Enforcement Hate Crime Training

On this episode of Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan, special guests Cynthia Deitle, Sergeant Robin Polk and Sergeant Michele Polk share their experiences with hate crimes. The discussion is centered around a recent bias-motivated crime training presented by the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The foundation honors the life of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard who was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of Laramie, Wyo. and left to die. The Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police...


Michael McPherson Explains His Role Leading Tampa's FBI Office

On this episode, Chief Brian Dugan sits down with FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Michael McPherson to talk about the federal agency's impact in the Tampa community. The two law enforcement leaders chat it up about everything from what it takes to become an FBI agent to the important working relationship between police and feds. Chief Dugan poses a probing question to SAC McPherson at the end of the segment. Learn more about the FBI Tampa Field Division and job opportunities here.


Chief John Newman Shares How His Role Helps Keep Schools Safe

On this episode of Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan, special guest John Newman joins us to talk about students, schools and safety. Newman serves as the Chief of School Security and Emergency Management for Hillsborough County Public Schools--the 3rd largest school district in the state; 8th in the nation. Chiefs Dugan and Newman discuss the importance of active shooter training and how the school district prepares its faculty and staff to respond to emergency situations. Prior to taking...


Former Pro Athlete Vance Johnson Shares His Role As A Recovery Advocate And Author

On this episode of Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan, special guest Vance Johnson joins the show to share how he is using his personal journey through a dark world of drugs, alcohol and addiction to shed light and save lives world-wide. The former NFL Denver Bronco gives us an inside look at the abuse and addiction he witnessed as a child and how it affected his adult life. During the interview, Chief Dugan and Vance tackle controversial issues such as the nation's mental health crisis, the...


Steve Toll Outlines Rise Tampa Foundation's Role in Helping Police

On this episode of Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan, we hear how a local non-profit is rising to the occasion to help the Tampa Police Department. Special guest Steve Toll who serves as the president of the Rise Tampa Foundation explains the organization's goal to pick up where the city budget stops. To learn how you can support law enforcement through the Rise Tampa Foundation, visit


Police Athletic League Officers Serve Crucial Role As Coaches

On this episode of Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan, we hear how officers at the Tampa Police Athletic League (PAL) play a role inside the ring. Special guest Officer Adam Harris a six-year veteran of the Tampa Police Department joins Chief Dugan for a ringside chat about the PAL boxing program and the impact it's making on youth in the city. To learn more about the PAL Boxing program visit:


University of South Florida Football Players Exchange Roles With Police

On this episode of Role Call, Chief Brian Dugan packs up the podcast to join several University of South Florida football players at the police department's training facility. In between action-packed scenarios where players played the role of the police, Chief Dugan interviewed the department's training corporal Jared Douds, USF strength and conditioning coach Pat Moorer and USF offensive tackle Marcus Norman.


Current Initiatives CEO Jason Sowell Shares His Role in the Laundry Project

On this episode, Chief Brian Dugan joins special guest Jason Sowell to talk about the impact a free laundry service initiative is making around the nation. Sowell founded the non-profit organization Current Initiatives, which operates the "Laundry Project." The organization is one of four groups that received a Community Investment Grant from the Tampa Police Department in 2018. The Laundry Project assists low-income families with meeting a basic need – washing clothes and linens, by...


Roles of the First Ten

On this episode, we hit the archives to highlight our first ten featured guests. Listen to this segment then take a short quiz to test your knowledge of Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan and you may be able to win a prize.QUIZ: Quiz must be completed by June 13, 2019 at noon with a perfect score in order to be eligible for a prize.


Robert Blount Shares His Role Helping Ex-Offenders Re-Enter The Workforce

Hear how the Tampa Police Department's Community Investment Grant recipients are making a difference in Tampa. We will feature a different grant recipient on Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan each week in June.On this episode, Chief Brian Dugan's special guest Robert Blount shares his role in the Ready4Work Hillsborough program and how TPD's Community Investment grant helped ex-offenders enter the workforce.The department is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Investment Grant...


Fingerprint Specialists Holly and Monique Explain Their Roles In Solving Crimes

On this episode, Chief Brian Dugan goes CSI with two of Tampa PD's Latent Fingerprint Specialists. Holly Guastalli and Monique Palisi share how their roles behind the microscope help officers solve crimes. They also discuss why what you see on popular crime drama series, isn't really what you get in real life.From rolling fingerprints to examining loops, whirls and arches--learn the various steps that go in to positively identifying crime suspects.The show takes an unexpected twist when the...


Onbikes Co-Founder Julius Tobin Shares His Role Building Community with Bikes

On this episode of Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan, we get behind the handle bars with Onbikes co-founder Julius Tobin to hear how the local nonprofit uses two-wheels to power positive change. Tobin shares some secrets behind the wildly popular nonprofit's ability to provide free bikes to at-risk kids.Tobin and a group of friends founded Onbikes in 2011 after hosting a successful community bike ride that raised money to purchase bikes for disadvantaged children. Since then, the nonprofit...


Darrell Daniels Shares His Role in Bridging the Gap Between Teens and Cops

In this episode of Role Call, Chief Brian Dugan sits down with Darrell Daniels to chat about the importance of fostering positive relationships between teens and law enforcement. Daniels serves as the Executive Director for Youth Programs for the Derrick Brooks Charities foundation. While serving in this role, Daniels has made tremendous strides in providing teens with creative and positive outlets to keep them on the right path.


Special Edition Role Call Honoring Fallen Officers

On this special episode of Role Call, Chief Brian Dugan joins Mayor Jane Castor along with the families of our fallen officers, the men and women of the Tampa Police Department and visiting law enforcement agencies to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the line of duty.The audio included in this episode was captured during the annual Police Memorial Ceremony on May 8, 2019 in front of the Tampa Police Department's headquarters in downtown.Let them never be forgotten.


Lieutenant Doug Groves Shares His Role in Honoring Fallen Officers Nationwide

On this episode of Role Call, Chief Brian Dugan is joined by Tampa Police Lieutenant Doug Groves to chat about the upcoming Police Unity Tour which starts on May 8.An avid cyclist, Lieutenant Groves plays an important role in coordinating the department's involvement in the "ride for those who died." He shares the importance of the Police Unity Tour and how officers prepare for the humbling 240 miles bike ride from Portsmouth, Virginia to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in...


Christine Rover Shares CARD's Role in Promoting an Autism Friendly Tampa

On this episode of Role Call, we learn how a partnership between the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) and the city officials led to Tampa's designation as an Autism Friendly City.Capacity builiding, enhancing opportunities for inclusion and collaborating with families and professionals are the focus of Christine Rover's work at CARD. She joins Chief Dugan to talk about how the organization played a role in developing training for law enforcement and city employees.Chief...


ESPN's Tiffany Greene Shares Her Role as a Voice for Tampa Girls and Women

On this episode, we learn how ESPN's Tiffany Greene is playing a major role in the collegiate sports world and as a mentor to inspire local kids.Tune in as Chief Brian Dugan chats with this play-by-play announcer to learn how Greene is breaking barriers as a female sportscaster, and why she feels it's important to give back to the city she calls home. Greene is the first African-American woman to serve as a play-by-play commentator for college football on a major network.Prior to realizing...


WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil Shares His Role Outside The Ring

On this episode, we hear how Titus O'Neil's childhood challenges served as a catalyst for his career and commitment to community-building. WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil, is a fixture with the WWE regularly appearing on Monday Night RAW, Smackdown, Wrestlemania and other marquis events around the world. Out of the ring O'Neil is known for his commitment to philanthropic activities. He has helped to raise millions for various charities, secure scholarships for student athletes and regularly...


"Role Call with Chief Brian Dugan" feat. Mayor Bob Buckhorn

In this premiere episode, Chief Brian Dugan chats with Mayor Bob Buckhorn about the role the mayor plays in public safety. During his time in office, Mayor Buckhorn made it a priority to focus on public safety, strong neighborhoods and economic growth while working diligently to improve the overall quality of life for Tampa residents. With Mayor Buckhorn’s support, Tampa earned the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s top 2018 award: the 1st Place Large City Livability award for City of Tampa’s Parks...