Policing In America Podcast

Policing In America Podcast

Welcome to Policing in America – a podcast about race and policing: the good, the bad and the ugly. The goal? To have, at times, uncomfortable conversations to spark positive change. Your host is currently the Officer in Charge of a unit that creates, delivers and maintains police training in the largest urban police department on the West Coast of America: Sergeant Tom Datro.

Recent Episodes

Policing's False Narrative - and the deadly consequences

Nov. 4, 2022

Peter Kirsanow is a distinguished US Commission on Civil Rights member and a practicing attorney.  Mr. Kirsanow believes data should drive public policy, not emotions, not feelings, and certainly not the media.

Bias Policing with Jessica Nordell

Sept. 22, 2022

Sgt Tom speaks with Jessica Nordell about the social and cognitive phenomena of bias.   Can police departments foster trust and legitimacy with those they are sworn to protect and serve through a better understanding of bias…

Can We Improve Police Training by Modeling the Marines

Sept. 1, 2022

Policing across the US seems to embrace a "para-military" framework.  However, policing seems to simply assume the hierarchy and rank structures but appears to be failing in the training and education of their officers.  Dr …

Broken Windows Policing - Is it time to go back?

July 6, 2022

Professor Peter Moskos, a Princeton and Harvard-trained sociologist, author, and one-time Baltimore cop teaches us about Broken Windows policing; why it's good, why it went awry and is it time to re-visit this crime reductio…

Chronic Sleep Deprivation and Law Enforcement; A Public Safety Crisis

May 3, 2022

In this episode, I speak with Professor Lois James from the Washington State University School of Nursing.  Professor James has focused a large part of her scholarship on the intersection of sleep deprivation, bias, and poli…

Professor Dorothy Schulz talks about the Wandering Cop . .

April 3, 2022

How a small number of problem officers create large problems for the profession

About the Host

Sgt. Tom Datro Profile Photo

Sgt. Tom Datro