The Crossover Show – 069

That flu...it is blue.

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, MC and HM discuss Selma, Alabama, and their issues with pay. Two days in a row, officers called in “sick” (what is referred to as the “Blue Flu”) to show solidarity and unity with regard to their abysmal pay.

The guys talk about solutions (some of which are likely to be unpopular) and what those officers may want to do to improve their financial well-being.  Below is the link to the article referenced on PoliceOne.com.

To our friends in Alabama: Keep the faith, fight the good fight, and remember why you took the job to begin with…because it sure as shit wasn’t the pay.

And speaking of pay!

Don’t forget to check out Patreon.com/TCS to show your support for the show! Believe it or not, this show takes a modicum of effort and planning…two things our heroes do not excel at. So, show them some love at Patreon!

And please hit iTunes and rate our show!

BOLO:

Dataclysm by Christian Rudder

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

Resource:

Blue Flu Article on PoliceOne

The Crossover Show – 068

Service

crossover logoThis week MC and HM just couldn’t find the time to sit down and fire up the show.  Perhaps it was all the OT they’ve been working, or the 5 kids running all around, but Justin took this opportunity to sit down and throw some ideas out about something he feels is lacking in the three disciplines these days:

Service.

We think we know what it means, but how can we apply the successful principles of customer service from the engine, ambulance or patrol car?

You’ll also get a brief sneak peek (sneak listen still sounds naughty) of an upcoming presentation Justin is working on covering just this topic.

Hit the library and grab some books about how decisions are made and be sure to hit up Simon Sinek’s series on WHY at Start With Why https://www.startwithwhy.com/

The Crossover Show – 067

Traffic stops and profiling

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, HM and MC discuss Hamden, Connecticut’s police chief and his request for his officers to conduct traffic stops based on moving violations instead of mechanical violations. You can read the piece for yourself here.

Why, you ask?

Seems the Hamden PD has been stopping a more significant amount of mechanical violations when the driver is off a non-caucasian persuasion.  As if you need to ask, Happy has data and numbers when it comes to this episode.

Tune in for our second FB live experience.

Don’t forget to jump on iTunes and rate the show 6 stars (don’t worry if you can’t see that sixth star…it just means you haven’t rated enough podcasts yet) and give the guys your feedback!

Also, you can support the show by visiting Patreon.com/TCS. Show the guys some love! The show is always free…but hosting it ain’t. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

The Crossover Show – 066

Uniforms...uniformity? Hell with it...Shirts!

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, HM and MC took to Facebook Live (sensing a theme lately?!) and chatted with a few hundred viewers about one of HM’s little quirks: his hatred of polo shirts.

The guys talk about the purpose of one’s uniform. Is it to command authority? Professionalism? Both?

Come along down the fashion rabbit hole with your enthusiastic hosts as they argue about whether or not one needs tin on one’s chest to be “professional” or if cloth will suffice.

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MC's Rant

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, MC takes the reigns after a FB Live video rant this past Sunday.

You’ll hear a brief introduction from the guys and then right into the rant.

On this past Sunday, MC heard the news about Baton Rouge. As he was gearing up for a rant, he was called to investigate a near-fatal collision involving a juvenile.

Upon his return home, Mrs. MC and the MClets were out of the house, so he took the opportunity to vent some frustrations and alleviate some building pressure.

The response was overwhelming positive and MC was incredibly humbled. The video has been viewed nearly 7,000 times. Consequently, the guys thought they’d share it here, too.

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So, you say you wanna retire? Now what?!

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, HM and MC welcome back their last guest (because he wasn’t allowed to leave after finishing the prior week’s recording), Keith Graves with Graves and Associates.

Keith and the guys talk about something that should be on every first responder’s three-discipliner’s mind: What in the world to do after retirement?

Most cops try and double-dip with other department’s, but HM wants to know what plans Keith and MC are working on to avoid going back to that trough.

Resources for this episode

Keith Graves’ Butane Hash Oil Investigations: A Guide for Law Enforcement

Pat Flynn’s Will It Fly

Alan Weiss’ Million Dollar Consulting

Udemy

Teachable

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DRE

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, MC and HM welcome a special guest! Keith Graves, a 17-year DRE (that’s Drug Recognition Expert, folks) instructor, to the show.

A little over a year ago, MC achieved his DRE certification and remembers fondly being mocked mercilessly by HM for having to use a sphygmomanometer (Google it. It’ll be easier.) Keith came on the show to help clear up any medical issues that HM may balk at and lends his knowledge and wisdom about the drug world.

Keith also sticks around for Ask MC (which should be called Ask the Cops, considering). The guys had a great time with this episode (and spoiler alert: next week’s show) and are very appreciative to Keith for gracing them with his presence. (It’s appropriate to respect one’s elders and HM and MC are nothing if not respectful.)

You can find Keith here…even though the guys think @graves_ass is more appropriate.

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Distracted Driving Effects Cops, Too

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, MC and HM talk about a very serious and potentially deadly circumstance: Distracted Driving.

Sadly, CHP recently experienced this the hard way. You can read the story here.

Tragically, a 15-year-old male lost his life.

Join the guys as they talk liability, responsibility and making sure everyone makes it home safe.

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Father's Day!

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, HM and MC welcome the best guests they could possibly have on Father’s Day weekend:

HM Jr Sr and MClet #1!

The two eldest from each respective tribe have crashed the show and taken over. The guys are subjected to hardcore, deep investigative journalism at the hand of a nine- and ten-year-old.

Fun was had by all. Give the show a listen and see what MC and HM face as dads to 40% of their overall Y-chromosome deficient households.

The Crossover Show – 059

"SHOOT HIM!"

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, HM and MC jump directly into the topic with little folderol and even less brouhaha.

On May 28, 2016, Flagstaff officers shot and killed an attempted carjacker who was armed at the time of the incident. Whilst that may seem par for the course, that really isn’t the bigger story.

The bigger story was the ferocity with which the guys watched the video and yelled, “Shoot him!” repeatedly.

That’s right. A fire guy with zero police experience and a cop both had similar opinions about when it was legal, legit, and damn near a moral imperative to shoot the carjacker.

Thing is, though, they didn’t. At least not soon enough to satisfy your hosts. Thankfully, officers were uninjured, the bad guy is in the ground and no civilians were harmed. Tune in and hear all about it!