Beyond The Call Podcast

The podcast for Law Enforcement professionals and those who support them. 

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This week’s episode of Beyond The Call features a frank discussion with Sara Slone, Director of Public Relations for Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). Susan discusses the challenges faced by family, friends, and co-workers of fallen officers, and the many programs available to them. Learn more about COPS. (December 10, 2018)

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This week’s episode of Beyond The Call features an interview with Crisis Management Advisor and author of Crisis Ready, Melissa Agnes. Melissa discusses how Police Departments and Law Enforcement agencies can turn adverse situations into trust-building opportunities with the public. Learn more about Melissa Agnes. (December 3, 2018)

This week’s episode of Beyond The Call features an interview with Crisis Management Advisor and author of Crisis Ready, Melissa Agnes. Melissa discusses how Police Departments and Law Enforcement agencies can turn adverse situations into trust-building opportunities with the public. Learn more about Melissa Agnes. (December 3, 2018)

This week's episode of Beyond The Call features an enlightening interview with Eva Vennari, the "No BS Healer." Eva discusses the importance of coupling nutrition with physical and mental well-being for individuals in high-stress professions, such as LE. (November 26, 2018)

This week’s episode of Beyond The Call is entitled "The Thanksgiving Show," which includes co-hosts Kacey Smith and Ken Bator discussing what they are most thankful for this season. They also update listeners on some of this year's most exciting news relating to National Police Credit Union and the Police Officers’ Credit Union Association. (November 19, 2018)

Co-hosts Kacey Smith and Ken Bator look back at the past shows that featured US military veterans and share clips in this Veterans Day Tribute episode. (November 12, 2018)

Check out this week’s episode of Beyond The Call, which features an interview with Tallahassee Police Officer, Sean Wyman. Sean shares information about his work as a Trauma Informed Care Speaker and how the Law Enforcement profession can evolve for today’s world. Learn more about Sean. (November 5, 2018)


Check out this week’s episode of Beyond The Call, which features an interview with Matt Cubbler. Matt talks about his life as a US Army Veteran, Police Officer, and US Air Marshall, as well as his work to inspire youth, end bullying in our schools, and continue to build leaders as an entrepreneur. Learn more about Matt. (October 29, 2018)


Check out this week’s episode of Beyond The Call, which features an interview with Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, author, speaker, and "Relationship Help Doctor." Dr. Shaler shares valuable tips on how to deal with “Hijackals” both in the Police Department and at home. Learn more about Dr. Shaler.(October 22, 2018)


A discussion with suicide survivor, Air Force Veteran, and Master Resilience Implementer on how Law Enforcement Professionals can utilize gratitude and resilience to improve their lives. Learn more about Sean. (October 15, 2018)


Vicki Newman, author of A CHiP on My Shoulder and A Marriage in Progress, provides tips on how to overcome some of the unique challenges of being a Law Enforcement Spouse speaking from the perspective of her continued fulfilling marriage to a CHP Officer. Learn more about Vicki. (October 8,2018)


Check out this week’s episode of Beyond The Call, which features an interview with Joie Cheng, author of The Naked Truth. Joie discusses her struggles with abuse, suicidal thoughts, and bouts of depression. She also shares tips and techniques from her book and programs that help Law Enforcement Families struggling with similar issues. Learn more about Joie. (October 1, 2018)

A conversation with Craig Floyd, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, about the new National Law Enforcement Museum. Craig shares insights into the motivation behind the project and several of the attractions visitors will enjoy. Learn more about the National Law Enforcement Museum and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. (September 24, 2018)


Officer Jennifer Kuleff of the Phoenix Police Department shares her work with the inspiring Hoops for Hope program for troubled girls in the area. She also shares a few fun stories about her experience both as a mentor of these young women and as a police officer. (September 17, 2018)


Check out this week’s episode of Beyond The Call, which features an interview with former Patrol/K9 Officer, Tony Piatt. Tony discusses his thriving business: Paw-a-Day Inn K9 Suites. He also shares tips for dog owners, as well as a few stories from his time with the Danville Police Department. Learn more about Tony and his business. (September 10, 2018)


This week’s episode includes a series recap presented by Beyond the Call co-hosts Kacey Smith, Vice President of the National Police Credit Union; and Ken Bator, CEO of the Police Officers' CU Association. Enjoy highlights from the past ten weeks, as well as a few fun bloopers. (September 3, 2018)


A discussion with Jeff Jones, a Licensed Professional Counselor who is a Certified Addiction Counselor III and Certified Intervention Professional. As founder of The Family Recovery Solution, Jeff shares tips and actionable steps for families to assist their loved ones out of addiction. Learn more about Jeff and his unique process. (August 27, 2018)


Sandra Millers Younger, author of The Fire Outside My Window and the creator of The ComeBACK Formula, discusses her harrowing experience of escaping from the devastating Cedar Fire in Southern California in 2003. She also shares steps for resilience that she teaches survivors to bounce back from tragedy. Learn more about Sandra and her ComeBACK Formula. This episode is specifically dedicated to all the brave First Responders around the country and beyond who risk their lives to keep everyone safe from wildfires. (August 20, 2018)


Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union CEO Scott Arney. As CEO for the past 16 years, Scott discusses the continued growth of the Credit Union as a "full solution" financial institution for Police Officers and their families. (August 13, 2018)


An interview with retired Chicago Police Department Sergeant Thomas Wortham III and his daughter, Sandra Wortham. Thomas and Sandra discuss Peace in the Park After Dark, where Chicago Police Department officers interact with local children from the Chatham neighborhood during an engaging overnight event. (August 6, 2018)


An interview with former Crime Analyst, Kim O’Neill. Kim shares her experience working with the Long Beach Police Department, as well as her entrepreneurial journey towards business ownership. Learn more about her and her business. (July 30, 2018)


An interview with Coach Tony Blauer, the Founder of Blauer Tactical Systems. Coach Blauer discusses the unique elements that go into the self-defense training for Law Enforcement and other First Responders, specifically his patented Spear System. Learn more about Blauer Tactical Systems. (July 23, 2018)


An interview with Robert Michaels, the Founder and CEO of Serve & Protect and a former Norfolk Police Department Detective. Robert shares information on the 24/7 crisis line for Law Enforcement Officers and other First Responders. Robert provides many insights into the challenges Police Officers and their families face today, as well as a few entertaining stories from his time on the job. For those in need, the Serve & Protect crisis line is 615-373-8000.  Learn more about Serve & Protect. (July 16, 2018)


An interview with Sarah Stephenson, Director of PR for the National Alliance for Law Enforcement Support (NALES). Managed by spouses of Law Enforcement professionals, NALES offers several programs for Police Families throughout the nation. Sarah shares several details about the resources offered and how to get involved. She also shares some insights into being a Law Enforcement spouse. Learn more about NALES. (July 9, 2018)


An interview with the Anxiety Eliminator, Anthony Treas, MPH. Learn why this Iraq War veteran's mission is to radically change men's health. Anthony reveals his battle with PTSD and how his outlook on mental health changed. He is known for developing the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method, a proven step-by-step process to eliminate anxiety and regain control over health and mental well-being. Learn more about Anthony Treas. (July 2, 2018)


An interview with Founder and Director of Yoga for First Responders, Olivia Kvitne provides a myriad of insights into the benefits of yoga for Law Enforcement professionals. Olivia also shares her journey and passion for starting this unique organization. Learn more about Yoga for First Responders. (June 25, 2018)


Co-hosts Kacey Smith, Vice President of National Police Credit Union, and Ken Bator, CEO of the Police Officers' CU Association, introduce Beyond the Call, a new show for Law Enforcement professionals and all those who support them. Learn about their motivation for the show what our listeners can expect. (June 18, 2018)

Co-Hosts

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Ken Bator

Ken Bator is the founder and CEO of the Police Officers’ Credit Union Association (POCUA). Established in 2004, the POCUA provides a forum for institutions serving law enforcement to collaborate and a clear voice of support for police officers throughout the country.

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Kacey Smith

Kacey Smith is Vice President of National Police Credit Union. A 12-year Credit Union veteran, Kacey is based in our Southwest Business Office in Tempe, AZ.