SI48 – The Hard Lessons of Deputy Dinkheller’s Murder Shared by his Father
In this training program, we talk with Kirk Dinkheller, father of Dpty. Kyle Dinkheller, who was shot and killed on a traffic stop in Georgia in 1998. Kirk spends much time traveling to departments all over the country telling the story of Kyle. His hope is that, in death, Kyle’s story will be a warning to other officers and potentially help save their lives.
SI39 – Opioid Epidemic : Ohio First Responders Deal with Hell on the Streets
This training program is about one hard hit Ohio city’s first responders’(police, fire and EMS) response to dealing with the Opioid crisis.
SI42-Great Cops Share Their Greatest Lessons Learned/Sgt. Adam Plantinga Program #1
This training program covers many topics from dealing with street gangs to working in a multi-cultural district. We talk with Adam Plantinga. He is a 17 year veteran of law enforcement and has authored two books dealing with police and policing.
SI57 – Compassionate Policing/The Ultimate in De-escalation Part 1
In Part One of this two-part training program, we talk with Line of Duty Technical Adviser Randy Sutton. As a retired law enforcement officer, Randy reflects upon his career and talks about how his philosophy of policing changed early on because of the advice from his training sergeant.
SI52 – Fear of Retribution/What Every Cop Needs to Know
In this training program, we examine an ongoing problem that runs throughout law enforcement: fear-based lack of reporting. Lower-ranking officers may be afraid to correct or report superior officers for fear of retribution. Rookie and young officers new to law enforcement may well be fearful of “stepping on toes” or branded as “rats”.
SI43-Great Cops Share Their Greatest Lessons Learned/Sgt. Adam Plantinga Program #2
In this training program, we talk with Sgt. Adam Plantinga of the San Francisco Police Department. He is a 17 year veteran of law enforcement and has authored two books dealing with police and policing.
SI59 – De-escalating with African-American Subjects Part 1
In this program, we talk with Byron “Sarge” Watson. Watson provides great insight in dealing with subjects in the African-American communities.
SI53 – Post-Traumatic Stress/You Can Overcome
In this training program, we talk with Jaime Bridges, a licensed clinical social worker and nationally-renowned police counselor. Jaime was instrumental in helping Ret. Sgt. Mark DiBona, who is the subject of two of Line of Duty’s programs (Special Issues/Suicide Prevention #44 and 45). Mark credits Jaime with tremendous guidance that got him back on the right path. Mark says he really connected with her because she was ex-law enforcement and truly understood the anguishing issues that he was dealing with and how to cope with them.
SI44 – Suicide Prevention/ The Amazing Journey of Sgt. Mark DiBona Program #1
In this training program, we discuss the topic of suicide among law enforcement officers and first-responders. This problem has reached what some are calling epidemic proportions.