Billings PD Unfiltered
2021 Public Safety Mill Levy - Part 3

2021 Public Safety Mill Levy - Part 3

October 20, 2021

Billings City Administrator Chris Kukulski sits down with LT Brandon Wooley to explain the financial aspects of funding public safety through the general fund and the current Public Safety Mill Levy. 

2021 Public Safety Mill Levy - Part 2

2021 Public Safety Mill Levy - Part 2

October 14, 2021

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. 

2021 Public Safety Mill Levy - Part 1

2021 Public Safety Mill Levy - Part 1

October 13, 2021

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.

Recruiting & Hiring

Recruiting & Hiring

June 16, 2021

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. 

Introduction

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

 

Active Shooter

Active Shooter

April 13, 2021

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. 

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) & Internet Safety

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) & Internet Safety

February 9, 2021

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.

DBA and ROC

DBA and ROC

January 21, 2021

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. 

Downtown: Part 2

Downtown: Part 2

October 21, 2020

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.

Downtown: Part 1

Downtown: Part 1

October 21, 2020

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.

The Basics

The Basics

September 11, 2020

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.

 

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