OFFICER Magazine has debuted its new law enforcement podcast, and it's available for readers to check out.
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.
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:
- a New Mexico police chief forced with having to avoid gunfire by running a red light and colliding with another vehicle
- Chicago officials considering dropping school resource officers
- a Nebraska lawmakers "Back the Blue" recruitment initiative
- attacks on Minnesota law enforcement officers on the rise
- an impaired woman receiving the maximum sentence for running down an NYPD detective in 2021 after recording a podcast decrying the police
- NYPD officers rescue roughly a dozen residents from a burning Queens apartment complex
- a Florida deputy saves a trapped 6-month-old baby following a motorcycle crash.
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:
- a woman taking off with a Florida deputy's cruiser
- a 19-year-old driver who led deputies on a chase for "fun"
- an unusual traffic stop as Florida deputies encounter a driver on a closed beach who found out his "truck don't surf"
- a SWAT sniper saves the lives of hostages in a bank standoff
- wounded Pennsylvania police officers pulled to safety after a suspect opens fire at a bizarre standoff that ended with a house in flames
- the wife of a Missouri police officer taking officials to task for short staffing that could endanger officers
- a California city's police department returning after over four decades
- a Michigan police K-9 risking his life to protect officers and being stabbed multiple times with a box cutter.
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:
- newly released body camera footage of a horrific attack that injured two NYPD officers
- another attack on NYPD officers, this one outside a Times Square migrant shelter
- criticism of a St. Louis-area anti-violence plan that emphasizes social services at the expense of law enforcement
- Cleveland's mayor cutting nearly 150 police positions in an effort to help recruitment
- Arizona officials looking at the pre-employment marijuana use waiting period for police recruits
- an Indiana trooper and deputy rescuing circus animals from a truck fire
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:
- a pair of dramatic frozen pond rescues
- Los Angeles County considering banning deputies from drinking and carrying firearms, on or off duty
- how signing bonuses have helped a California department write a hiring success story
- two escaped inmates in need of better Get Out of Jail Free cards
- and the heartwarming friendship between a Pennsylvania school resource officer and a 6-year-old boy that shows the tremendous impact those individuals can have on the lives of students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 also has two other podcasts available:
- Officer Roll Call: Our 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.
- The Lineup: A weekly look at the most intriguing law enforcement and policing headlines.
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