Welcome to episode #029 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes, Captain Chris Hsiung, Tim Burrows and Louis Hayes.
Law enforcement, as an industry in the United States in particular, is in the midst of a major crisis. Between what happened in Ferguson, New York, Phoenix, Cleveland, California… this crisis continues to spiral out of control with the divide between community and police continuing to grow. This needs to stop. But unfortunately, there is currently a lack of true leadership on behalf of law enforcement around the country.
Within this episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, I sit down with three highly qualified and exceptional thought leaders within law enforcement to discuss what’s been going on and the actionable steps that the industry needs to take to begin to truly manage this crisis. My guests on this episode are: Captain Chris Hsiung of the Mountain View Police Department; Tim Burrows, retired Sergeant from the Toronto Police Department and consultant for law enforcement; and Louis Hayes, a police officer in the Metropolitan Chicago area.
Within this episode, I ask the hard questions and together we discuss actionable steps that need to be taken, right now, by both law enforcement and the general public, to begin to manage this crisis and move forward, peacefully and as a community.
This episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast discusses:
- What really went wrong and when it started.
- What three law enforcement officers have to say about this current crisis.
- How to begin to pick up the pieces and bridge the divide between community and police.
- Lawful but awful incidents.
- Helpful tips and recommendations for all members of community and law enforcement.
Whether you’re in law enforcement, work for the government or are a member of society, this is an important podcast that you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!
Please note: We welcome your feedback, thoughts, questions – you name it. As is mentioned in the podcast we want this conversation to take place, so jump in by following the links below!
Running time: 1:04:36
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No matter what side of the conversation you may be on, we want to hear from you! Here are some ways to jump in and be heard:
- Twitter chat, run by Louis Hayes: #ThinkLE
- Twitter chat, run by Tim Burrows on Wednesdays at 9pm EST: #CopChat
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Thanks to Chris, Tim and Lou for taking the time to have this important conversation with me – and for opening up the lines of communication between yourselves and the rest of the country!
Author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World, Melissa Agnes is a leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection. Agnes is a coveted keynote speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today’s leading organizations faced with the greatest risks. Learn more about Melissa and her work here.
Lou Hayes says
THANK YOU, MELISSA! I sincerely hope this podcast ignites positive conversation. I look forward to being a part of it. Lou