Police Chief Tom Weitzel from the Riverside Illinois P.D.is our guest. Riverside is a suburb of Chicago Illinois. Chief Weitzel talks about the impact of the anti-police movement and the Covid-19 pandemic on policing in Riverside and the Chicago suburbs. From morale to staffing levels and patrol tactics they’ve had to change everything to meet the needs of their communities. The chief talks about professionalism in policing, recruiting and trying to make sure that morale is high in his department. He also discusses the effects that the current anti-police movement has on their officers. Brought to you in part by the Help For Our Heroes Program at Transformations Treatment Center.
Background song Hurricane is used with permission from the band Dark Horse Flyer.
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Retired Police Sergeant, Music Radio Personality, Talk Radio Show Host, Podcaster and Producer
John J. Wiley is a retired Police Sergeant turned radio personality. He has been a full time FM Music Radio DJ since 2005. In 2017 he founded the Law Enforcement Today Podcast, with the assistance of Robert Greenberg. Within a couple months a radio station heard an episode of the podcast and asked him to create a radio version, which he did. It has been syndicated since the Spring of 2017 and has numerous affiliate radio stations across the US.