Officer Roll Call Podcast

Jan. 17, 2024
The Officer Roll Call podcast covers a vast range of subjects in the law enforcement community, from news to equipment to policy and more.

OFFICER Magazine takes a look at the issues and trends facing law enforcement with its biweekly podcast hosted by the editorial staff.

The Officer Roll Call podcast covers a vast range of subjects in the law enforcement community. Topics range from news to equipment to policy and more.  Lt. Frank Borelli, OFFICER Media Group's editorial director, and the editorial team, along with industry experts, trainers and consultants, fill each podcast episode with information that is of value to the law enforcement profession and entertaining for all listeners.

Listen to new episodes and get onboard with the podcast. Episodes are available on Podbean, along with OFFICER Magazine's Undercover Dad, Command Q&A and The Lineup podcasts (see below).

Episode 46: Firearm Tactics Review

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss some of the firearms training articles that contributor Lindsey Bertomen has written for OFFICER Magazine and how officers can add the exercises he writes about to their routine.

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Episode 45: Artificial Intelligence & Law Enforcement

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss artificial intelligence in law enforcement and some of its most common integrations.

Episode 44: Discussing SHOT Show 2024

OFFICER Magazine Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss some of the new products unveiled at SHOT Show 2024, as well as some characteristics of the show, challenges and more.

Episode 43

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the differences in cover and concealment, comparing today's common patrol SUV with the full-size sedans of yesteryear.

Episode 42

In this episode, News Editor Joe Vince joins retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss law enforcement resolutions for 2024, not only from a personal perspective but also from an agency outlook. Have you made any resolutions? Are you going to? Some of them might be pretty smart!

Episode 41

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss some of the trends observed during the Station Design Awards program this year.

Episode 40

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss a few of the hotter topic articles OFFICER Magazine has covered this year. From digital forensics to robots and facial recognition, technology evolution certainly isn't slowing down, and we need to make sure we leverage it properly.

Episode 39

Managing Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss today's challenges in recruiting and retention and what some agencies are doing to address them. From finding recruits to filtering through them in the full process, what's your agency doing to keep staffing at sufficient levels?

Episode 38

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss OFFICER Media Group's 2024 State of the Industry Projection Survey and what the responses might mean for the industry.

Episode 37

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss recent advancements in duty gear design, materials and more. The impact of the materials and design evolution goes far beyond function, resulting in more professional appearance, more comfort on the job, lower stress and better mental well-being.

Episode 36

In this episode, Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and how it affects the contemporary law enforcement workplace. Past concerns and operational protocols are also examined and how law enforcement has evolved into what it is today.    

Episode 35

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli talk about the events of 9/11, some of OFFICER's coverage of it and what's going on today as far as lessons learned and how law enforcement has improved since those attacks.

Episode 34

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the power of drones, the strength and challenges of body worn camera videos, and how all captured video has to be properly interpreted for use as evidence. 

Episode 33

With the either having already started or getting ready to begin across the country, Editor Paul Peluso and Editorial Director Frank Borelli discuss how things have changed for school resource officers (SROs) since their inception and what the big focuses are in their duties today.

Episode 32

In this episode, Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the contemporary challenges of recruiting and retention and what a sheriff and a police chief have said seems to work best.

Episode 31

In this episode, Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss what truly defines a "full-size duty handgun," as well as talking about accessories, such as optics and lights for handguns. Finally, they wrap up with looks at holsters for on- and off-duty use.    

Episode 30

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss a variety of specialized vehicles from boats to APCs, and the unique role such vehicles can play in law enforcement duties. Further discussion centers around increasing career experience through duty assignments where such vehicles are used.

Episode 29

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the dangers of not updating your riot control gear, as well as developments in new less-lethal tools, including the TASER 10.

Episode 28

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss training and the related concerns. How do we justify budgets? How do we justify travel? How do we prioritize training topics? Give it a listen before your next budget meeting or training request.

Episode 27

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss budget challenges for agencies and the impact—positive and negative—that budgets have on law enforcement operations. There are lessons to be learned from experienced chiefs, sheriffs and veteran officers.

Episode 26

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss Police Week 2023, including events during the memorial on the mall and at Tent City, as well as the emotional impact the week can have.

Episode 25

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss Police Week 2023 and the emotional impact the events, such as the candlelight vigil and memorial service can have on attendees.

Episode 24

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss this year's Station Design Conference in St. Louis in May. They preview benefits, events, sessions and more.

Episode 23

Editor Paul Peluso and Lt. Frank Borelli (Ret) discuss duty, backup and off-duty handguns, along with holsters and accessories for them.

Episode 22

Editor Paul Peluso and Lt. Frank Borelli (ret) discuss the history of Active Shooter Response and how it is evolving today. This episode of Officer Roll Call is sponsored by FirstNet, Built with AT&T.

Episode 21

Editor Paul Peluso and Lt. Frank Borelli (Ret) discuss the latest trends and evolutions in law enforcement apparel, also taking a look back to see where we used to be.

Episode 20

Editor Paul Peluso and Editoral Director Lt. Frank Borelli (ret.) discuss the strengths and benefits of leveraging an automatic license plate recognition system for increased data-driven intelligent policing, as well as increasing officer safety.

Episode 19

Editorial Director Frank Borelli and Leonardo VP of Marketing Nate Maloney discuss the power of automated license plate readers and the newest ways they're being implemented to maximize public safety.

Episode 18

Editor Paul Peluso and Editorial Director Frank Borelli discuss SHOT Show 2023 and some of the hot products that were seen.

Episode 17

Editor Paul Peluso and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss contemporary forensic tools and how they are impacting the collection and use of data from items, such as cellphones.

Episode 16

Rather than setting fixed goals, it's better to set your sights on improvements—with inevitable goals as the result. Our editorial team discusses New Year's resolutions and how they can benefit you through your career—not just the year.

Episode 15

It's amazing how architecture and outlook have changed the public safety facility from what it once was. Welcoming the public while meeting all needs is a unique balance. Our editors discuss the recent winners.

Episode 14

Michigan State Police tested new patrol vehicles for 2023 and there were a few surprises. Our editorial staff discusses the new trucks, SUVs and sedans.

Episode 13

In this episode, we talk about things that law enforcement professionals can be thankful for today—and how different that is from decades ago.

Episode 12

Our editorial team discusses the strengths and value of having veterans serving in law enforcement as we look forward to celebrating Veterans Day 2022.

Episode 11

"Fear" often is all about risk and there are ways we can minimize ours. This podcast discusses some equipment and tactics as well as having some fun sharing stories about haunted locations for Halloween.

Episode 10

While a clear understanding of short and long term costs is imperative, it's difficult to put a dollar figure on the value of data available for the patrol officer today.

Episode 9

A lot has changed in 50 years and it makes us wonder what might be changing in the next five to 10 years? Our editorial team discusses exactly that.

Episode 8

Our nation has a lot of open space—and law enforcement has to be able to patrol it, respond within it and answer calls. Let's discuss some challenges and solutions.

Episode 7

The technology law enforcement uses is evolving faster every day. How do we best leverage it and integrate it into our duties?

Episode 6

The moment you go hands on is one of the most dangerous of your career - and it happens regularly. Do you train to not only survive but emerge victorious?

Episode 5

Editor Paul Peluso and Editorial Director Frank Borelli discuss the latest developments in the electric vehicle field for patrol and special use. Where is the tech going and how quickly?

Episode 4

In this podcast episode, Editor Paul Peluso and Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the power of video along with the challenges, pros and cons.

Episode 3

In this episode, Editor Paul Peluso and Lt. Frank Borelli discuss a variety of shotguns and their design features along with the various types of ammunition available, focusing is on how the shotgun is still a valid, valuable and versatile weapon for law enforcement.

Episode 2

Lt. Frank Borelli welcomes Mr. Rob Pincus to Officer Roll Call to discuss the latest Supreme Court decision regarding "good cause" requirements and carry permits.

Episode 1

In this episode, Lt. Frank Borelli and Editor Paul Peluso discuss summer-specific topics for law enforcement to include bicycle patrol, foot patrol and potential heat injuries/concerns.

OFFICER Magazine Podcasts

Along with Officer Roll Call, OFFICER Magazine also has two other podcasts available:

  • Undercover Dad: Assistant Editor Joe Vince talks with his dad about his time an ATF agent working undercover in Detroit and Flint in the 1970s.
  • Command Q&A: Editor Paul Peluso interviews law enforcement leaders from around the country.
  • The Lineup: A weekly look at the most intriguing law enforcement and policing headlines.

How to Listen

OFFICER Magazine's podcasts are available through the following outlets:

Check back here as more episodes are available.

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