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Treatment Courts

Treatment Courts

January 25, 2022

LT Brandon Wooley talks with treatment court subject matter experts Laura Neil and Karlyle Duke. During this conversation they take a deep dive into what treatment courts are, history of the courts, how they work, costs, challenges, recidivism rates, and the benefits to the community as an alternative to incarceration. Laura Neil is the Program Manager of the Billings Adult Municipal Treatment Courts and Karlyle Duke is the Director of Court Services through the Rimrock Foundation. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

January 21, 2022

In this short episode, Officer Brad Mansur and LT Brandon Wooley talk about some safety driving tips and what to do if you involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Motor Vehicle Thefts

Motor Vehicle Thefts

January 21, 2022

In this short episode, Officer Brad Mansur and LT Brandon Wooley talk about motor vehicle theft crimes, how prevent motor vehicle theft, and what to do if your vehicle is stolen.

Traffic Enforcement & Traffic Stops

Traffic Enforcement & Traffic Stops

January 7, 2022

Officer Brad Mansur and LT Brandon Wooley discuss the why and how behind traffic stops, safety considerations, what to do if your pulled over, and much more!

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.

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