City Attorney Gina Dahl and Director of Planning & Community Services Wyeth Friday sit down to discuss the upcoming public safety mill levy. They discuss the Legal/Courts and Code Enforcement components of the mill levy. An often overlooked part of public safety this conversation is very informative.
Chief of Police Rich St. John and Fire Chief Pepper Valdez sit down to talk about the upcoming Public Safety Mill Levy. They discuss historical context and provide information regarding the current status and needs for public safety. Additionally, they discuss the what their strategies are improve public safety with the additional funding.
LT Brandon Wooley and DBA Officer Brad Mansur talk about what it's like to work for the BPD, recruiting, requirements, tips, and more on how to be competitive in the BPD's hiring process. If you are interested in applying for the BPD, this is a must listen to.
What it’s like to work for the BPD – 3:40
Pay & Benefits – 9:30
Retirement – 26:05
Recruiting / Challenges – 33:00
Minimum Qualifications – 37:45
Hiring Process – 47:12
MPAT – 53:35
Written Test – 57:50
Preparations – 1:00:55
Interview – 1:07:30
Backgrounds / Selection – 1:30:55
Final Offer – 1:36:50
Starting with BPD – 1:37:55
Closing – 1:38:50
LT Brandon Wooley and BFD Battalion Chief Jason Lyon sit down to talk active shooters. During this informative conversation they talk about the the evolution of active shooter response to include armed citizen response, what you should do in the unfortunate event you find yourself involved in one, and what your local agencies have done to prepare for these highly complex situations.
WARNING - may contain triggers for some as sexually explicit content is discussed. Detective Earl Campbell speaks with LT Wooley about Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), Internet Safety, and Online Bullying. All parents should listen to this podcast to understand the dangers of the internet and get tips on how you and your children can stay safe while online.
LT Wooley talks with DBA Officer Brad Mansur and the DBA Resource Outreach Coordinator (ROC), Kody Christensen-Linton. They discuss proactive engagement with the transient population, substance abuse disorders, mental health issues, community partnerships, quality of life offenses, jail space, and the MAAP program.
In this episode we follow up on Downtown: Part 1 by sitting down with County Commissioner Denis Pitman and Sergeant Shane Winden, aka "Shane the Cop." The discussion digs a little deeper into the downtown issues in regards to homelessness, quality of life, mental health, substance abuse, and available resources in the community.
In this episode Downtown Billings Association (DBA) Officer Brad Mansur and local business owner Sean Graves sit down with LT Wooley to discuss downtown issues, partnerships, enforcement challenges, quality of life issues, transients, and the overall perception of downtown safety compared to reality.
LT Brandon Wooley and Chief Rich St. John discuss policing, operations, crime, community issues, and agency transparency from a 10,000 foot view. This first podcast sets the foundation of the organization and forms the jumping off point for future podcasts to peel layers back and dive deeper into the BPD and community issues. A great listen to learn more about the BPD.