Beyond the Call

Beyond the Call
The podcast for law enforcement professionals and those who support them.
Heather Blass
Feb 18 • 38 min
Episode 032 of Beyond the Call Heather Blass is one of the featured speakers scheduled for Home Watch, the How 2 Love Your Cop Law Enforcement Spouse Conference in Sacramento on March 2. Heather talks about her presentation – The Spiritual Side of the…
the Code 9 Project
Feb 11 • 50 min
Episode 031 of Beyond the Call The co-founders of the Code 9 Project, Brandielee Baker and Deborah Ortiz, share their journey to create this organization as well as the training they offer to first responders to cope with PTSD and work-related stressors.…
Tim Thomas
Feb 4 • 23 min
Episode 030 of Beyond the Call Phoenix Police Foundation President, Tim Thomas, discusses the goals of the organization, its programs, and upcoming events. He even talks about their ice-cream truck! Learn more about the Phoenix Police Foundation at…
Patrick Shaver
Jan 28 • 49 min
Episode 029 of Beyond the Call Former Atlanta Police Officer and current Filmmaker, Patrick Shaver, discusses the making of his moving film, Officer Involved - a documentary which explores the highly secretive, often misunderstood, and socially taboo…
Rob Shaul
Jan 21 • 43 min
Episode 028 of Beyond the Call Rob Shaul, the Founder and President of Mountain Tactical Institute, shares details on his unique training programs for law enforcement as well as other first responders. He also shares tips on how to stay fit for your…
Jim Bedinger
Jan 14 • 23 min
Episode 027 of Beyond the Call National Police Credit Union Division President, Jim Bedinger, shares the story behind the creation of the brand by Chicago Patrolmen’s FCU. Jim also shares plans for the institution that benefit law enforcement and their…
Joshua Rios
Dec 17, 2018 • 29 min
Episode 026 of Beyond the Call A discussion with Officer Joshua Rios, the founder of Blue Angel Coffee, about his career in law enforcement, his military service, and his entrepreneurial pursuits. Learn more about Josh and his business at…
Sara Slone
Dec 10, 2018 • 19 min
Episode 025 of Beyond the Call A frank discussion with Sara Slone, Director of Public Relations for Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), on the challenges for family, friends, and coworkers of fallen officers and the many programs available to them. Learn…
Melissa Agnes
Dec 3, 2018 • 45 min
Episode 024 of Beyond the Call A discussion with Crisis Management Advisor and Author of Crisis Ready, Melissa Agnes, on how police departments and law enforcement agencies can turn adverse situations into trust-building opportunities with the public.…
Eva Vennari
Nov 26, 2018 • 29 min
Episode 023 of Beyond the Call An enlightening and very entertaining conversation with Eva Vennari, the No BS Healer, on nutrition as well as physical and mental well-being for individuals in high-stress professions like law enforcement. Learn more about…
Beyond the Call – The Thanksgiving Show
Nov 19, 2018 • 12 min
Episode 22 of Beyond the Call Co-hosts Kacey Smith and Ken Bator talk about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season. They also share some of the positive moves the National Police Credit Union and the Police Officers’ Credit Union Association…
Beyond the Call – The Veterans’ Day Tribute
Nov 12, 2018 • 16 min
Episode 21 of Beyond the Call Co-hosts Kacey Smith and Ken Bator look back at the past shows that featured US military veterans and share clips in this Veterans’ Day Tribute episode. Listen to past episodes and learn more about our sponsor at…
Sean Wyman
Nov 5, 2018 • 39 min
Episode 20 of Beyond the Call Tallahassee Police Officer, Sean Wyman, shares his work as a Trauma Informed Care Speaker and how the law enforcement profession can evolve for today’s world. Learn more about Sean at
Matt Cubbler
Oct 29, 2018 • 47 min
Episode 19 of Beyond the Call Matt Cubbler talks about his life as a US Army Veteran, Police Officer, and US Air Marshall as well as his work to inspire youth, end bullying in our schools, and continue to build leaders as an entrepreneur. Learn more about…
Dr. Rhoberta Shaler
Oct 22, 2018 • 30 min
Episode 18 of Beyond the Call Dr. Rhoberta Shaler – author, speaker, and Relationship Help Doctor – shares valuable tips on how to deal with “Hijackals” both in the police department and at home. Learn more about Dr. Shaler at
Sean Douglas
Oct 12, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 17 of Beyond the Call A discussion with suicide survivor, Air Force Veteran, and Master Resilience Implementer on how Law Enforcement Professionals can utilize gratitude and resilience to improve their lives. Learn more about Sean at…
Vicki Newman
Oct 8, 2018 • 40 min
Episode 16 of Beyond the Call Vicki Newman, author of A CHiP on My Shoulder and A Marriage in Progress, provides tips on how to overcome some of the unique challenges of being a Law Enforcement Spouse speaking from the perspective of her continued…
Joie Cheng
Oct 1, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 15 of Beyond the Call Joie Cheng, author of The Naked Truth, discusses her struggles with abuse, suicidal thoughts, and bouts of depression. She also shares tips and techniques from her book and programs that help Law Enforcement Families…
Craig Floyd
Sep 24, 2018 • 35 min
Episode 14 of Beyond the Call A conversation with Craig Floyd, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, about the new National Law Enforcement Museum. Craig shares insights into the motivation behind the project and several of the attractions…
Jennifer Kuleff
Sep 17, 2018 • 35 min
Episode 13 of Beyond the Call Officer Jennifer Kuleff of the Phoenix Police Department shares her work with the inspiring Hoops for Hope program for troubled girls in the area. She also shares a few fun stories about her experience both as a mentor of…
Tony Piatt
Sep 10, 2018 • 29 min
Episode 012 of Beyond the Call Former Patrol/K9 Officer, Tony Piatt, discusses his thriving business – Paw-a-Day Inn K9 Suites. He also shares tips for dog owners and a few stories from his time with the Danville Police Department. Learn more about Tony…
Beyond the Call – The Lookback
Sep 3, 2018 • 18 min
Episode 011 of Beyond the Call Co-hosts for Beyond the Call - Kacey Smith, Vice President of the National Police Credit Union, and Ken Bator, CEO of the Police Officers’ CU Association – look back on the first ten episodes of the show. They talk about…
Jeff Jones
Aug 27, 2018 • 28 min
Episode 010 of Beyond the Call A discussion with Jeff Jones, a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds certifications of Certified Addiction Counselor III and Certified Intervention Professional. As founder of The Family Recovery Solution, Jeff shares…
Sandra Younger
Aug 20, 2018 • 46 min
Episode 009 of Beyond the Call Sandra Millers Younger, author of The Fire Outside My Window and the creator of The ComeBACK Formula, discusses her harrowing experience of escaping from the devastating Cedar Fire in Southern California in 2003. She also…
CEO Scott Arney
Aug 13, 2018 • 48 min
Episode 008 of Beyond the Call Chicago Patrolmen’s FCU CEO, Scott Arney, discusses the growth of the credit union and its 80 years of service to Chicago Police Officers and beyond.
Tom and Sandra Wortham
Aug 6, 2018 • 37 min
Episode 007 of Beyond the Call Retired Chicago PD Sergeant Thomas Wortham III and his daughter, Sandra Wortham, discuss the Peace in the Park After Dark event where the CPD interact with local children from the Chatham neighborhood.
Kim O’Neill
Jul 30, 2018 • 36 min
Episode 006 of Beyond the Call An interview with former crime analyst, Kim O’Neill. Kim shares her experience in working for the Long Beach Police Department and her journey to entrepreneur and business owner. Learn more about her and her business at…
Coach Tony Blauer
Jul 23, 2018 • 55 min
Episode 005 of Beyond the Call An interview with Coach Tony Blauer, the Founder of Blauer Tactical Systems. Coach Blauer discusses the unique elements that go into the self-defense training for Law Enforcement and other First Responders, specifically his…
Robert Michaels
Jul 16, 2018 • 41 min
Episode 004 of Beyond the Call An interview with Robert Michaels, the Founder and CEO of Serve & Protect, as well as a former Norfolk Police Detective. Robert shares information on the 24/7 crisis line for Law Enforcement Officers and other first…
Sarah Stephenson
Jul 9, 2018 • 30 min
Episode 003 of Beyond the Call An interview with Sarah Stephenson, Director of PR for the National Alliance for Law Enforcement Support (NALES). Managed by spouses of Law Enforcement professionals, NALES offers several programs for Police Families…
Anthony Treas
Jul 2, 2018 • 40 min
Episode 002 of Beyond the Call An interview with the Anxiety Eliminator, Anthony Treas, MPH. Learn why this Iraq War veteran’s mission is to radically change men’s health. Anthony reveals his battle with PTSD and how his outlook on mental health changed.…
Olivia Kvitne
Jun 25, 2018 • 54 min
Episode 001 of Beyond the Call An interview with founder and director of Yoga for First Responders, Olivia Kvitne, provides a myriad of insights into the benefits of yoga for Law Enforcement professionals. Olivia also shares her journey and her passion…
Beyond the Call - The Introductory Episode
Jun 16, 2018 • 19 min
Episode 000 of Beyond the Call Co-hosts for Beyond the Call - Kacey Smith, Vice President of the National Police Credit Union, and Ken Bator, CEO of the Police Officers’ CU Association - introduce the new show for Law Enforcement Professionals and all…