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

Is there MEDIA BIAS when it comes to Policing- A conversation with Leslie Marshall

Jan. 24, 2023

Democratic Strategist, nationally syndicated radio host, and FOX News contributor Leslie Marshall and I discuss what many in policing see as a no-brainer. Media Bias when it comes to covering the police.  Leslie is known for…

Better Policing starts with understanding Neuroscience Education

Dec. 20, 2022

Stafanie Faye is a neuroscience specialist who has worked with Google, Stanford, UC San Diego Medical school, the Department of Defense, the Canada School of Public Service, and many more.   To learn more about this incredib…

Are we OVER-Punishing criminals ?

Dec. 3, 2022

Elizabeth Franklen-Best, a 20-year attorney, has been reversing criminal convictions for 15-plus years.  We discuss a component on the Criminal Justice system that does not get as much attention as policing; criminal sentenc…

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 …

About the Host

Sgt. Tom Datro Profile Photo

Sgt. Tom Datro

Host