Officer Survival Mindset: Becoming a 15th Century Samurai in a 21st Century World

On February 6, 2009, Conversations with Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion Senior Sergeant Marty Katz, Broward County Sheriff’s Office (ret.), about his program – Officer Survival Mindset: Becoming a 15th Century Samurai in a 21st Century World.

 Program Date: February 6, 2009

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: Officer Survival Mindset: Becoming a 15th Century Samurai in a 21st Century World

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/02/07/Officer-Survival-Mindset-Becoming-a-15th-Century-Samurai-in-a-21st-Century-World

 About the Guest

Senior Sergeant Martin Katz, Broward County Sheriff’s Office (ret.) has more than 30 years of multifaceted experience in the criminal justice system in New Jersey and South Florida.  His assignments encompassed administrative functions, as well as commanding uniformed patrol and criminal investigations units. Senior Sergeant Martin Katz served more than 23 years with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, with progressive advancement through the ranks, supervising Patrol Officers, Field Training Officers and Detectives. He has extensive experience with police training programs, both in-service and academy level, as Instructor and Administrator responsible for development of various courses and curriculum in all areas of police work and law enforcement.

 In addition to his law enforcement career, Senior Sergeant Martin Katz has been involved in Martial Arts since 1958. He has received his Seventh Degree Black Belt in Japanese Karate and trained in Japan on 2 occasions with the Tokyo Metropolitan Riot Police and various senior martial arts instructors.  Based on his law enforcement career and his martial arts training and experiences he has developed a survival course entitled Officer Survival Mindset: Becoming a 15th Century Samurai in a 21st Century. 

 Additionally, Senior Sergeant Marty Katz is the author of the semi-autobiographical look at the inside of police work: Past the Uniform.

 About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

 About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/02/07/Officer-Survival-Mindset-Becoming-a-15th-Century-Samurai-in-a-21st-Century-World

 

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

Surviving Boot Camp

On February 20, 2009, Conversations with Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion Sergeant Michael Volkin, USA, the author of The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook, on Surviving Boot Camp.

 Program Date: February 20, 2009

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: Surviving Boot Camp

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/02/21/Surviving-Boot-Camp

 About the Guest

Sergeant Michael Volkin is a U.S. Army veteran. He served in Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom as a Chemical Operations Specialist and received an Army Commendation Medal for his efforts and for the fitness programs he designed to help his fellow soldiers. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Science from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. In addition to being in the Army Reserves, Michael works as a Real Estate Broker in California. Michael Volkin is the author of The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook.

 About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

 About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/02/21/Surviving-Boot-Camp

 Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

Badge of Life

On February 13, 2009, Conversations with Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion Sergeant Andy O’Hara, California Highway Patrol (ret.), Executive Director of The Badge of Life.

 Program Date: February 13, 2009

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: The Badge of Life

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/02/14/The-Badge-of-Life

 About the Badge of Life

According to The Badge of Life, they “are a group of active and retired police officers from the United States and Canada who are victims of trauma-related injuries from our law enforcement service. We have suffered the worst that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) brings—the hopelessness, the despair, the flashbacks, the attempts at suicide, the nightmares and insomnia, the panicky hypervigilence, anxiety and terror. Among us are victims of both critical incident and cumulative PTSD.

 Our personal experiences are varied and representative of what occurs in police work—shootings, violent attacks, the loss of fellow officers, near-death experiences, helplessly watching the death of a child, and more. We were drawn together out of a determination to help others avoid our fate. With the help of experts in the field like John Violanti, PhD (author of Police Suicide, Epidemic in Blue and Under the Blue Shadow), Dr. Janak Mehtani, an expert on PTSD and Catherine Leon, LCSW, who has worked extensively with PTSD and law enforcement, we began to set a path.

 We found that many departments still lack adequate suicide prevention programs. We found many departments have excellent programs—but limit themselves to suicide awareness and prevention. Our program came after long discussion and research–and the realization that, in the search for complex answers, we were all missing the simple solutions! Thus came about the Badge of Life program–a common sense approach to law enforcement stress and trauma that stunned even us by its utter simplicity. 

 About the Guest

Sergeant Andy O’Hara, California Highway Patrol (ret.) is a military veteran and the Executive Director of The Badge of Life.  According to Sergeant O’Hara, he “spent his last day of law enforcement sitting on the bedroom floor with his gun, trying to decide whether to shoot himself in the mouth or side of the head.  Hospitalized twice with the effects of his post traumatic stress, he has written on this topic and spoken to numerous groups about the importance of this new program.  Through those presentations, he has realized how well received and effective the message truly is.   He is a member of the California Peer Support Association, the International Police Association and works as a peer volunteer with the West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat.

 About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

 About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/02/14/The-Badge-of-Life

 Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

Military Books

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Alan Sandomir, USA

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Louis Gervasio, USA

Thomas J. Fitzsimmons, USN

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Military Books

Military-Writers.com is pleased to announce the addition of these servicemembers to the website:

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Military Books

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True Crime

On January 30, 2009, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion with Tom Basinski, Chula Vista Police Department (ret.) and known renowned true crime novelist.

 Program Date: January 30, 2009

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: True Crime

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/01/31/True-Crime

 About the Guest

After studying to be a Catholic priest for five years while earning a B.A. in English Literature from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, Tom Basinski traded his Roman collar for a badge and gun, patrolling the mean streets of hometown Flint, Michigan.  After a year and a half in Flint, Tom Basinski moved to California where he worked for the Chula Vista Police Department (17 years), and as an investigator for the San Diego District Attorney (17 years).  While a homicide detective for Chula Vista, Tom Basinski began writing true crime stories for various pulp magazines, eventually selling over 125 true crime stories.  Tom Basinski is the author of the books No Good Deed and Cross-County Evil.

 According to the book description of No Good Deed, it “is a true story of jealousy, rage, steroids, voodoo, strippers, and murder. The charred remains of 38-year old nice guy David Stevens are found in his incinerated Chrysler convertible December 23, 1998 in upscale La Jolla, California, with two bullet holes in his head.

 According to the book description of Cross-County Evil, it is the “true crime shocker of an 18- year manhunt for a killer rapist on the run. The murder of a San Diego woman in 1988 was eventually solved—nearly two decades later, and thousands of miles away after a Florida traffic cop pulled a man over during a routine stop. What transpired was an incredible combination of chance and relentless investigative work.”

 About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

 About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, Criminal Justice technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/01/31/True-Crime

 Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530