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CJ Evolution / October 16th / Episode 145 - 25 Considerations for Officers Involved in a Critical Incident

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. There is no doubt that law enforcement is a very difficult job. Officers never know who they are going to encounter or when. What can start as one type of contact can quickly escalate into something more. Sometimes a violent or deadly encounter. In this episode, Patrick talks about some of the many considerations, 25 to be exact, law enforcement officers and other first responders should think about when dealing with critical incidents. After all...

Duration: 00:12:24

CJ Evolution / October 13th / Episode 144 - Surrounding yourself with the right people for success

Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode, Patrick talks about surrounding yourself with the right people. Who are the right people for you? These are people who are positive and uplifting. The people who can get you to that next level. Don’t settle for the toxic people in life. You only have one chance at this life. Make it your best by surrounding yourself with the best. You deserve it! Check out the article here: Kim Ades and here...

Duration: 00:07:40

CJ Evolution / October 9th / Episode 143 - Leadership Challenges and How To Overcome Them

Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode, Patrick talks about leadership challenges that people face within an organization. Whether or not you are a formal leader (rank and title) or a person who is an informal leader, you should listen to this episode. Remember that you don’t have to have formal rank or title to be a leader in an organization. There is a great book called “The Leader Who Had No Title”, by Robin Sharma that emphasises this. A great read and you can find it here: Be...

Duration: 00:07:55

CJ Evolution / October 4th / Episode 142 - Law Enforcement Information Sharing with NCIS Special Agent - Kris Peterson

Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode, Patrick talks with Kris Peterson. Kris is a Special Agent and Division Chief at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and has been with NCIS for 26 years. Before that he served in serveral specialties in local and county level law enforcenment. Kris talks with Patrick about law enforcement informatiion sharing and its importance through LInx. LInx (Law Enforcement Information Exchange) is a coalition of over 1900 willing law...

Duration: 00:26:49

CJ Evolution / October 2nd / Episode 141 - Relationship & Wellness Expert Arnie Fonseca Jr.

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. In this episode, Patrick welcome Arnie Fonseca Jr. Arnie has helped thousands of people over the past 30 years achieve their goals despite daunting challenges in their lives. He has spoken at both national and international conferences on topics ranging from stregth and wellness to the treatment of traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries. Arnie also has worked with men for over 25 years helping them overcome obstacles and challenges in their...

Duration: 00:49:04

CJ Evolution / September 29th / Episode 140 - The Superhuman Mind with Dr. Berit Brogaard

Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode Patrick talks with Dr. Berit Brogaard. Dr. Brogaard is a Professor and the Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami. Her work has been featured in various public media, including Nightline, ABC News, The Huffington Post, Fox News and MSNBC. Dr. Bragaard has also done research in the criminal justice field regarding Neurolaw - which is an interdisciplinary study which links the brain and the law to...

Duration: 00:36:19

CJ Evolution / September 27th / Episode 139 - Entrepreneurship in Criminal Justice

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. There are so many of us in the criminal justice field who have ideas for a product, service or a book. Whatever it is, you need to take action! This is the best time to start your venture or project on the side, and don’t let anyone talk you out of it. Sometimes are biggest critics are the ones closest to us. You need to take those steps and this episode will help you do it. Patrick goes over some practical tips and suggestions to help you start...

Duration: 00:09:39

CJ Evolution / September 25th / Episode 138 - 10 Officers Safety Lessons to Live By

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. In this episode, Patrick talks about 10 tips and suggestions for officer safety. We are living in uncertain times. Take a look at any headline and you will see everything from civil & political unrest, to a movement against the brave men and women who wear a uniform. However, law enforcement has tremendous support in the country even though we don’t always hear it. Safety, both on duty and off duty is paramount. Enjoy the show. This article is...

Duration: 00:13:10

CJ Evolution / September 20th / Episode 137 - Failure, Relationships and Success

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. In this short episode, Patrick talks about the importance of healthy relationships. He also talks about how important failure is in achieving success. So many think they can avoid failure in the quest of reaching their dreams or goals, but it’s really a fallacy. Failure is a part of life. We can dwell on it, which keeps us down, or we can get up, learn from our mistakes and move on to achieve the success we were made for. If you need help...

Duration: 00:05:13

CJ Evolution / September 18th / Episode 136 - Author, speaker and youth corrections change agent - Robert Galinsky

Hello everyone and welcome back to episode 136. In this episode, Patrick welcomes Robert Galinsky. Robert is an author, speaker and performer who works with incarcerated youth at Rikers Island to motivate them and encourage them to seek a better future and to help reduce recidivism. His work, through a program called Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, is motivating youth inmates to improve their lives both inside and outside of jail. Robert gives us a glimse inside youth corrections and also...

Duration: 00:44:23

CJ Evolution / September 19th / Episode 135 - America’s Leading Mental Health Speaker - Mike Veny

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. In this episode, Patrick welcomes Mike Veny. Mike is the leading mental health speaker in the country. He is also a high energy corporate drummer event facilitator. Mike delivers educational, engaging, and entertaining presentations to meetings and conferences throughout the world. Mike gives you a fresh new perspective on transforming the stigma surrounding mental health. Patrikc and Mike also talk about how law enforcement and other first...

Duration: 00:36:10

CJ Evolution / September 13th / Episode 134 - Communicating with the Millennial Police Officer

Hello everyone and welcome back to episode 134. In this episode Patrick gives some tips and suggestions on how to communicate with the millennials among us. Specifically, the Millennial Police Officers in your agency. From getting and staying engaged, to not “sugar coating” messages millennials are a very different generation from others. For one, the rely heavily on technology to communicate with their friend, peers and co-workers. They are here to stay and they will soon replace us in...

Duration: 00:07:50

CJ Evolution / September 6th / Episode 133 - Deputy Commissioner of Training at NYPD - Tracie Keesee

Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode, Patrick welcomes back Tracie Keesee who is the Deputy Commissioner of Training for NYPD. Tracie and Patrick talk about a wide variety of issues such as law enforcement challenges, leadership, training and recruitment of officers and how technology continues to improve the job of law enforcement. A very good interview with one of NYPD’s finest. You can find Tracie...

Duration: 00:39:29

CJ Evolution / September 4th / Episode 132 - Staying positive at work

Hello everyone and welcome back to CJEvolution. We all go through difficult times whether personal or professional, but a large majority of our lives are spent working. So many people are unhappy at work. Maybe you hate your job. Maybe you thought you would be doing something else by now. Whatever the reason, we all need to be grateful for what we have and we need to try to be positive at work. There are so many benefits to being positive and so many pitfalls with being negative. Some of...

Duration: 00:08:50

CJ Evolution / August 30th / Episode 131 - Iron Discipline - Then and Now

Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode Patrick talks about how modern day law enforcement came about, going all the way back to 1829. It started with then, British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel. He recognized the need for a professional and respected police force in London after years of lawlessness and urban social disorder. With time the police or “bobby’s” earned public endorsement. Some of the same traditions and values that Peel envisioned in a professional police force,...

Duration: 00:10:05

CJ Evolution / August 28th / Episode 130 - How to prepare for a catastrophic event

Hello everyone and welcome back. In this episode, Patrick talks about the steps you can take to prepare for a catastrophic event. Events like the Houston flooding can come very quickly and sometimes without warning. In a catastrophic event, first responders will be stretched to their limit so its imperative that everyone is prepared and knows how to protect themselves in times of crisis. Patrick gives some good and practical tips. Our hearts and prayers go out to the thousands who are...

Duration: 00:09:56

CJ Evolution / August 26th / Episode 129 - Leader and activist for Criminal Justice Reform, Michael Wood Jr. Part 1.

Hello and welcome back to episode 129. In this part 1 of part 2 series, Patrick welcomes Michael Wood Jr. Michael is a police activist and national leader on activism for criminal justice reform. Michael is a former Marine and an 11 year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department. Michael has appeared in several publications and several podcasts to include the very popular Joe Rogan Podcast. Patrick and Mike talk about the various issues in criminal justice and what Michael believes are...

Duration: 00:45:44

CJ Evolution / August 23rd / Episode 128 - Leading effectively in a crisis

Hello everyone and welcome back to episode 128. In this episode, Patrick talks about some tools and tips in leading effectively in times of crisis. Sir Ernest Shackleton was an early 19th Century Arctic explorer. He and his team faced certain death when their ship sank, and they were forced to survice on the ice for several months. Sr Shackleton motivated his team to survice and everyone overcame insurmountable odds. Sir Shackleton is considered one of the greatest leaders in histoy, and...

Duration: 00:11:22

CJ Evolution / August 21st / Episode 127 - Creating a better criminal justice system with Dr. Cathy Fialon

Hello and welcome back to episode 127. In this espisode, Patrick talks with Dr. Cathy Fialon. She has her PhD in criminal justice, and has worked in a variety of roles in the criminal justice. She is also the CEO of Good Harbor Institute. Dr. Fialon talks about improving the criminal justice system by teaching and training first responders on how to speak the language of “Trauma Care.” By learning this, the people that officers come into contact with can be more compliant, less violent,...

Duration: 00:44:05

CJ Evolution / August 14th / Episode 126 - Successful Lawyer & Businessman - Mitch Jackson

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. In this episode, Patrick welcomes back friend Mitch Jackson. Mitch is a successful lawyer and businessman who has always enjoyed helping others by sharing decades of experience in the law, business and technology. Mitch and Patrick talk about the importance of leadership and mentorship. A great interview with a great leader. Find Mitch...

Duration: 00:56:04

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