Author: Rich Schumaker
24 Jan 2017
Welcome to CopCAST, the voice behind the badge. Join your host Rich Schumaker and his friends for a weekly podcast for cops - by cops. Each week we get together to discuss cop and tech news.
CopCAST - Episode 164 - Cage Match
Welcome to the late edition of CopCAST. Actually it is the only edition but it is late.
Again this week, I was able to get together with our very own Two Girls From Utah to get their perspective on last week's show. And, as usual, we just never know what they have on their minds so lets have a listen.
Is the Internet a fundamental right? For our keynote story some guys you would just like to have for 15 minutes alone in a cage with no rules. They didn't have female cops like that when I was on the street. Hired, fired and arrested by the police all in the same afternoon. Two dudes skinny dipping at 0200 hours - really? Suspicious noises in the bedroom. A Highlander for a mom. "A really clumsy attempt at an adoption proceeding." P*ss on it - he's dead. Small businesses get hosed by computer scams.
This week we have another installment of the Tales From George's Pocketbook, our audio segment from our brother officers Great Britain. Last week George was part of an armed stop on a suspect, this week the tables have turned and he finds himself on the receiving end.
2010 National Summit on Gang Violence contact information:
I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel - spring is springing in Virginia. So download the show, fire up the iPod, grab a lawn chair, set it out in the sun and give us a listen. Remember to stay safe, always wear your vest and have a great week.
Posted on 11 Mar 2010
CopCAST - Episode 163 - Goin' Fishin
This has been a really tough week. I am traveling on business, Shell had a death in the family and Suz is still recovering from surgery. So now you know why we are late and a little light on content.
Needless to say, the Two Girls From Utah were not available this week but I hope to catch up with them next week.
An Atlantic City police officer died of an accidental gunshot wound. Angry parents catch speeding robbery suspect. Who would paint Andy and Opie? Why some folks really need to reconsider a life outside of the criminal ranks. New Zealand isn't the only place with unfit cops.
In this week's Tales From George's Pocketbook, our audio segment from our brother officers Great Britain, George has a bad night. In the UK the New Year is the busiest time for anyone involved with any of the emergency services, all hell is sure to break loose and all of your worst experiences can be packed into a single night.
We continue our review of Dr. Michael Asken's article entitled 10 psychological keys to keeping your exercise commitment...or building any other new habits.
Again, I am sorry for my tardiness and we will try to do better next week. Since the show is shorter you will have more time to work on your taxes. You have started your taxes haven't you? Remember to stay safe, always wear your vest and have a great week!
Posted on 28 Feb 2010
CopCAST - Episode 162 - Dog Bites Cop
Two in a row! That's right Michael is back for a second week in row and this is another great show.
This week, Suz is recovering from her operation so we couldn't connect up with her but I did get hold of Shell. She said she has been carrying Suz's water for years so it wasn't a problem to do this week's show by herself. And, as usual, even with only half of the dynamic duo, we just never know what the Two Girls From Utah have on their minds.
Felony snowball charges in Virginia. Our keynote story involves cops, dogs, doctors, nurses, fist fights, a criminal and a bad day at the office. The driveway pavers, Willie and the cops. It couldn't? have waited until they got off the interstate? An expensive spare tire. Russian takes gardening seriously. UK cops ground remote control drone. And you thought your vest was important - wear your vest. A little highway entertainment in Chechnya. Finding Facebook through Google may be a problem for one Website.
This week we have another installment of the Tales From George's Pocketbook, our audio segment from our brother officers Great Britain. You know, in the UK, contrary to what you might read in certain sensationalist newspapers, possession of firearms is still rare and offenses involving firearms even rarer. The police in the UK are unarmed so when there's an incident involving firearms, they take things very seriously.
Don't miss our continuing review from the Force Science News - Transmission 141. Maybe we can help you get back into the gym.
The weather is heating up and this week's show is hot! So download the show, load up the iPod, put on the headphones and think summer!
Posted on 21 Feb 2010
CopCAST - Episode 161 - Stolen Doggie Coat (Rev)
This week Michael is co-hosting and the production process went a little more smoothly. I got the entire show up and running without incident - including the Two Girls From Utah segment.
I am sending out an electronic 911 request. I need a copy of Episode 158 since I accidentally deleted it. If anyone has a copy, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again this week, I was able to tap into the vast redneck wisdom of our very own Two Girls From Utah to get their perspective on last week's show. This week Shell get all excited about the Guns and Hoses story from last week until explained what is was. And Suz wanted to talk about the infamous Utah runner.
The federal court system found out about this internet thing and they don't like it. A vindictive ex-boyfriend will hopefully go to jail for many years. Our keynote story is really low - stealing Lexie's coat. A food fight ends up being a real fight. How to plan the perfect romantic interlude for Valentines Day. A cop killer cold case is solved in Great Britain. A metropolitan police commander is on the wrong side of the law in Great Britain. So sorry - I bet that Taser is going to leave a mark. A Taser and a sledgehammer - sounds like fun. Door to door pee collection? Really?
Next is the latest installment of the Tales From George's Pocketbook, our audio segment from our brother officers Great Britain. Any old copper will tell you experience is priceless but sadly it has a cost, you have to make mistakes to gain it. Those of us that have made our fair share of mistakes can still learn though and no amount of experience will prevent those around us making mistakes either.
Don't miss the Women in Policing Career Expo which will be on Saturday April 10th from noon - 4:00 pm at Center Court inside Irving Mall, in Irving, TX. Kalena Barber is the contact person so visit their website at http://policetexas.org. While you are talking to her ask her about the applicant testing they will be conducting on June 12, 2010. They are expecting 4 - 6 vacancies.
So if you are among the 70% of the U.S. that currently has snow on the ground, you probably need some entertainment. Why not download CopCAST Episode 161 and give it a listen while enjoy your Sunday off. Remember to stay safe, always wear your vest and have a great week!
Posted on 14 Feb 2010
CopCAST - Episode 160 - Idol Fanatic
Well it has been another snowy week in Virginia but I finally got the show up and running.
Cops Online at copsonline.com surpassed 7000 member this week which is just incredible. If you haven't joined yet surf on over to copsonline.com and join - it FREE! There is a chat room, specialty groups and a ton of info on the site. The whole CopCAST crew are members and I am an admin.
Check out the GovSec/U.S. Law 2010 Conference & Expo. GovSec/U.S. Law is the only event that offers a comprehensive perspective on homeland security and has the convergence of IT and physical security at its core. The Conference is offering a 20-session program, including the Law Enforcement Theater. The show takes place on March 23 & 24 in Washington, DC. For more information contact Kalin Tyler at email@example.com or check out the following contact sites:Twitter: http://twitter.com/GovSecUSLaw
Again this week, I was able to get together with our very own Two Girls From Utah to get their perspective on last week's show. This week Shell picked our story on a unique noise violation and Suz picked the story about the attack kids.
That kid is possessed! She puts the fanatic back in being a fan. The Mounties get their man. Can you fix a flat officer? Boobs are a blast. Run Elmondo Run! Polizei - NOT! Guns and Hoses cops tackle bad guys. Was he just tossing her a beer? He was ripped off by a hooker.
Street Survival Seminar in Durham, NC being instructed by Ray DeCunto and Chief Tim Goergen on February 23-24. Contact Info: 1-800-323-0037 ext 4150 or 469-671-4766. Ask for Candis Smith.
Hey football season is over so you might as well download the show, grab a left over hot wing and enjoy. Remember to stay safe, always wear your vest, and have a great week!
Posted on 10 Feb 2010