The Lineup Podcast: OFFICER's Look at the Week's Police News

Jan. 26, 2024
Every Friday, News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli round up the week's most intriguing law enforcement news and goes behind the headlines.

OFFICER Magazine has a law enforcement podcast that talks about what's going on in the world of law enforcement each week.

Every Friday, The Lineup podcast rounds up the week's most intriguing law enforcement news and goes behind the headlines. Editorial Director Frank Borelli and Assistant Editor Joe Vince will look at the stories that have people talking, and they'll give their own takes on the topics, from discussing a police department's latest recruiting and retention efforts to putting a spotlight on a daring arrest. 

Listen to new episodes and subscribe to the podcast. Episodes are available on Podbean, along with OFFICER Magazine's Officer Roll CallUndercover Dad and Command Q&A podcasts (see below).

Episode 63: Making a Miraculous Shot to Save Lives

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 62: The Growing Dangers of Police Traffic Stops

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 61: Two Brazen Attacks on NYPD Officers

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 60: A Nightmarish Hostage Standoff and a Fleeing Suspect Fails Test Drive Chase

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 59: National Police Week and an Amazing NYPD Subway Save

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 58: NYPD's Incredible Rooftop Rescue and a 9-1-1 Birthday Surprise

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 57: The Devastating Charlotte Shooting and an Indiana Officer's Touching Reunion

Join News Editor Joe Vince and special guest co-host Paul Peluso, editor of OFFICER Magazine, as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 56: Tragic Ends to On-Duty Injuries Months, Years Later

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 55: Tragic Shooting in New York Illustrates Growing Plight of Ambush Attacks on Police

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

  • a deadly ambush in New York that left a police officer and a deputy dead, as well as a similar, unrelated attack that left another New York wounded, shows the continued plight facing law enforcement
  • a growing number of states and communities re-evaluating and changing police and law enforcement chase policies
  • St. Louis police stopping an 8-year-old driver who was behind the wheel of a vehicle while the child's mother slept int the back seat with a 3-year-old
  • four police officers carrying a runner across the finish line in the Boston Marathon.

Episode 54: When Law Enforcement Training Turns Tragic

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 53: Welcome to a Job that's Never Boring

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 52: The Importance of Water Training for Police 

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 51: Trapped Officers, Moving Vehicles—What's Next?

OFFICER Magazine News Editor Joe Vince and co-host retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 47: Minnesota Officer Attacks Up, Chicago Police in Schools Could be Out and Other Stories

Join News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 46: A Stolen Cruiser, a SWAT Sniper's Life-Saving Shot and a PD's Return after 40 Years

Join News Editor Joe Vince is joined by retired Lt. Frank Borelli as they talk about some of the the week's top police and law enforcement news, including:

Episode 45: NYPD Attacks, Cutting Positions to Help Staffing, and When a Work Shift Is a Day at the Circus

In the latest episode, retired Lt. Frank Borelli is back from SHOT Show—under the weather and a little grumpy. He joins News Editor Joe Vince to talk about the week's police and law enforcement headlines, including:

Episode 44

In the latest episode, News Editor Joe Vince is joined by OFFICER Magazine Editor Paul Peluso, and they talk about the week's police and law enforcement headlines, including:

Episode 43

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the DOJ's after action critical incident report of the Uvalde school attack, and they also a pair of heroic rescues in icy waters, an officer recovering from a gunshot to the head and two criminals who apparently didn't realize they left a clear trail in the snow.

Episode 42

This week's episode is hosted by Magazine Editor Paul Peluso along with retired LT Frank Borelli. They discuss the hot stories of the week to include stories about how East Palo Alto had zero homicides in 2023, NYC has decided not to freeze hiring police or layoff firefighters, and that one officer who was brave enough to pick up and cradle an injured bobcat.

Episode 41

News Editor Joe Vince and retired LT Frank Borelli discuss the top police and law enforcement news of the week, from the school shooting in Iowa to staffing challenges across the Midwest and a burglar who tried to make his escape by calling an Uber.

Episode 40

In our second special year-end episode, OFFICER Magazine's editorial team—Frank, Joe and Editor Paul Peluso—looks back at the laughable lawbreakers and foolhardy felons who provided a chuckle in 2023. From a fleeing suspect trapped in a port-a-potty on a Wisconsin golf course to a driver who intentionally sped and launched her car off a tow truck ramp "Dukes of Hazzard" style, we look at the just plain stupid—and in some cases, just plain unlucky—criminals of the past year.

Episode 39

The members of OFFICER Magazine's editorial team—retired Lt. Frank Borelli, Editor Paul Peluso and News Editor Joe Vince—discuss eight of their favorite heartwarming stories of 2023, including a Florida boy who called 9-1-1 to give a deputy a hug, a very special thank you from a South Carolina K-9 handler for a very special mural, and an Indiana deputy going the extra mile for a grocery run.

Episode 38

In this episode, News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss this week's top stories, including officers in California and Illinois saving children, street takeover spectators outnumbering a Connecticut police response and two retired NYPD brothers who saved a national landmark.

Episode 37

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss stories about three mass killings (not all of them shootings), roadside dangers for officers as they perform their duties, and a dumb (smart?) criminal who tried to shoplift during a Michigan Shop with a Cop event.

Episode 36

This week, News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the NYPD's creative drone solution to subway surfing, budgeting and staffing issues in San Francisco and a South Carolina law enforcement agent's show of thanks for a young man's painting of a fallen K-9.

Episode 35

News editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the week's most interesting stories, including injured Massachusetts officers saving lives, a bystander helping to save an officer, an Ohio proposal to fund police training with marijuana tax revenue and the NYPD encountering challenges and cuts. Plus, a guy who tried to convince Indiana police that they weren't supposed to chase him.

Episode 34

This week, News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli talk about a few stories including at least three agencies facing recruiting challenges, a thief who finds himself picked up 20 feet off the ground to wait for the police and a little boy who dials 9-1-1 because he needs a law enforcement given hug.

Episode 33

News Editor Joe Vince and Editorial Director Frank Borelli talk about a North Carolina criminal hiding in a secret room, a New York department switching handguns, a struggle with a naked man in Las Vegas and a trio of feel-good stories involving police officers around the country.

Episode 32

This week News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt.Frank Borelli talk about the mass shooting in Maine, a heroic rescue, helpful citizens, not-so-helpful citizens and the guy who was "as advertised."

Episode 31

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the dangers police face on the roads as they talk about a how a Maryland police officer deploying stop sticks was intentionally run down and an LAPD officer who was struck by a cruiser. Plus, a report looking at lthe police response to February's mass shooting at Michigan State University and two controversial state bills that could impact law enforcement.

Episode 30

Guest co-host Paul Peluso, editor of OFFICER Magazine, joins Assistant Editor Joe Vince to discuss a shooting that killed a Philadelphia police officer and injured another as they confronted several people breaking into a vehicle in an airport garage. They also talk about a mobile shooting range fire that injured two California deputies, a tragic anniversary in Connecticut and a pizza with an unusual topping: a loaded gun.

Episode 29

In this week's news roundup, Assistant Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss six news articles of interest. From Zero Bail in Los Angeles County to Zoned Enforcement in New York City, this week's episode has some great information (in case you missed it) with thought provoking commentary.

Episode 28

In this episode, Assistant Editor Joe Vince and ret. Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the latest news topics from the past week. They talk about staffing and budget challenges facing a plethora of departments, and they look at how being respectful, even during enforcement duties, can pay dividends decades later. Plus, how multiple agencies in Virginia and Maryland stopped a possible tragedy.

Episode 27

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and special guest co-host Paul Peluso, editor of OFFICER Magazine, look at the different sides of law enforcement. First, they talk about the tragic ambush killing of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy sitting in his cruiser outside his station. Then they put a spotlight on the Georgia officers and good Samaritans who helped lift a 3,600-pound car to rescue a trapped driver. Plus, a suspect's failed "Mission: Impossible"-style burglary and Michigan troopers unusual outhouse rescue.

Episode 26

This week's episode focuses on stories of immediate threats to law enforcement, quite literally coast to coast; an agency dissolved and another created; and that last guy who ran from the police ... only to crash right in front of the police station.    

Episode 25

This week, Assistant Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli talk about the escalation of anti-police outlook from prohibiting armed uniformed officers in your place of business to ambushing them with a shotgun. Still, officers are heroic, as in the hostage rescue story we discuss, and creative, like the one who barked like a dog, encouraging some suspects to surrender.

Episode 24

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli take a look at some interesting news pieces this week. Two officers who survive close calls, staffing challenges, and that one guy with a lot of Bravo Sierra in his passenger seat.

Episode 23

In this week's episode of The Lineup, News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss some interesting events of the week. A tenant decided he was not going to be evicted, a chained, kidnapped woman was rescued, AI will monitor body cameras to check police professionalism and a suspect in a stolen car stops for gas during a fast chase.

Episode 22

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli talk about how using a patrol SUV to save a suicidal and publicly threatening individual was quick thinking and good work. Following that, they discuss a heroic water rescue, ongoing staffing challenges and a great friendship story out of Chicago that saw a police officer mentoring a teenager all the way to college.

Episode 21

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli talk about six of the week's most interesting stories: A citizen helps an officer when a suspect tries to take the officer's gun, politicians (gasp!) call for more respect for the police, staffing, police suicide, new policing concepts and a dog who swims in a baptismal font.

Episode 20

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and guest host Paul Peluso, OFFICER Magazine's editor, talk about how law enforcement was saving lives and preventing tragedies this week, and they look at Tennessee police averting a possible mass shooting, a Florida deputy stopping a speeding, out-of-control boat and other headlines.

Episode 19

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss what was making law enforcement headlines this week. That includes tragic event at the top in Florida, a state of emergency declared over staffing shortages at a California police department, and an entire force in Oklahoma quitting. Joe and Frank also talk about police-specific legal rulings in Arizona and California, and they shine a spotlight on more than one dumb criminal.

Episode 18

This week, Assistant Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli looks at dramatic rescues by officers, how the politics over migrants is negatively affecting Chicago police stations. They also put the spotlight on a citizen who tackled a fleeing suspect and a wanted man who tried to elude Florida deputies by hiding under a boat in an alligator-infested swamp.

Episode 17

In this week's episode, OFFICER Magazine Editor Paul Peluso and Officer Media Group Editorial Director Frank Borelli talk about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's mid-year LODD report, the opening of the U.S. Marshals Museum, along with several other topics.

Episode 16

In this week's episode, Assistant Editor Joe Vince is joined by Editor Paul Peluso, and they discuss two tragic shootings involving officers—one in Iowa and another in Georgia—as well as two incredible rescues.

Episode 15

This week's episode spotlights dramatic examples of officers saving lives, from a mass shooting and a horrific domestic call to water rescues of firefighters and a manatee. Plus, one officer saves kids from the heat.

Episode 14

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli talk about the week's most interesting law enforcement news stories: When cops act as firefighters and rescue people from burning buildings; when officers rescue a kidnapped woman from her ex, and the criminals who try to carjack a police car or hide sex toys in their pants.

Episode 13

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lieutenant Frank Borelli discuss this week's top articles that show some creative thinking and commitment to saving lives, some challenges to recruiting and retention agencies are facing, and the perfect example of the human side of law enforcement.

Episode 12

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the increase in ambush attacks on officers and what's driving it. They also talk about a couple of instances wherein officers saved lives (or delivered one and saved one) and then they wrap up the segment talking about aliens seen in Nevada.

Episode 11

News editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss some of the more interesting news stories and videos of the week. From an alleged Texas serial killer's confession to bodycam footage that shocks the conscience to flying cars and a bear stuck in a car (how'd it even get in there?); the conversation is enlightening.

Episode 10

On this week's episode of The Lineup, we discuss potential ways to prevent active shooter events, what real police reform looks like, added efforts in Chicago for the holiday weekend, good Samaritans helping law enforcement and a burglar pair who butt dialed 9-1-1 while committing the crime.

Episode 9

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss "the news" of the week. This week includes commentary on National Police Week, honoring the fallen, decorating the heroes and two criminals who could earn their own awards for stupidity.

Episode 8

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss the week's top news stories. Unfortunately that includes fallen officers, the heroic actions of a Texas and Oklahoma officers, an entire PD that shuts down and more.

Episode 7

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss two mass shootings (referred to as active shooter events), an out-of-control driver who almost killed an officer, a married couple who tried to kill officers with their vehicle, a helpful student giving an officer a lift … during a foot chase, and a change in scheduling for some NYPD officers that they'll hopefully enjoy.

Episode 6

News Editor Joe Vince and retired Lt. Frank Borelli discuss news of interest this week. Topics include budget challenges, court decisions regarding undercover officer privacy, a kind-hearted deputy and a few more.

Episode 5

OFFICER Magazine Editorial Director  Lt. Frank Borelli (ret.) returns to the podcast, and he and Assistant Editor Joe Vince discuss this week's law enforcement news, including a rash of tragic wrong-place shootings, the dangers of deploying stop sticks, a pizza delivery driver's fleeing suspect takedown and an armed car passenger finds an unusually spicy hiding spot for a handgun. 

Episode 4

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and Editor Paul Peluso talk about this week's police and law enforcement news. In this episode: campaign raises money for a critically wounded Louisville officer and the NYPD unveils new high-tech tools.

Episode 3

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and Editor Paul Peluso discuss a new Florida rule grounding police drones, the first public comments from the officers who responded to the Nashville school shooting and one of the strangest bus chases ever. Plus, other headlines.

Episode 2

Assistant Editor Joe Vince and Lt. Frank Borelli (ret) discuss the Nashville school attack, the "swatting" calls that happened afterward, a bill in Maine that could make LE suicide classified as LODDs and, finally, a dumb criminal event that resulted in armed robbers falling out of a ceiling.

Episode 1

News Editor Joe Vince and Lt. Frank Borelli (ret) discuss a few hot stories from the week with... colorful commentary provided regarding the news content. This week's episode looks at the aftermath of Denver's school shooting, a new officer retention incentive in Dallas and a daring NYPD high-rise arrest.

OFFICER Magazine Podcasts

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

  • Officer Roll CallOur flagship podcast covers a vast range of subjects in the law enforcement community, from news to equipment to policy topics and more
  • 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.

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About the Author

Joe Vince

Joining Endeavor Business Media in 2018, Joe has worked on the company's city services publications. He began working at OFFICER.com as the assistant editor. Before starting at Endeavor, Joe had worked for a variety of print and online news outlets, including the Indianapolis Star, the South Bend Tribune, Reddit and Patch.com.

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