This podcast contains information from the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police about current topics in Louisiana law enforcement. The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police is Louisiana's largest rank and file law enforcement organization. With 6,000+ members in 37 local lodges across Louisiana.
Connected Episode 8
1:01:12This episode discusses peer support and officer wellness. Our guests today are Louisian FOP State Guard Craig Russell, Steve Wilkison (BRPD) , and Katherine Arnold (MAMFC, LPC-S, LMFT-SC) One item discussed was the 2021 legisltive act passed specifing peer support confidentiality. Here is the link to the legislation. The National FOP has vetted and approved wellness inpatient providers, click here to see a list.
37:24Episode 7 of "Connected" addresses issues of Use of Force in today's landscape of law enforcement in Louisiana. Co-hosting this episode with President Darrell Basco is Louisiana FOP General Counsel Donovan Livaccari. Their guests are Kerry Najolia former Chief of Orleans Levee Police and academy instructor from Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Also, David Basnes is a New Orleans based attorney specializing in Use of Force cases. They discuss changes and ideas about use of force....where we are and where we are heading.
What is the National Fraternal Order of Police DART?
20:56In this episode we talk with Jason Smith the National FOP DART Chairman and Clint Dempster, President of Lodge #53 in Thibodaux. Both give their prespective on a DART deployment and what it means to team members and disaster victims. Remember that DART is supported through the National FOP Foundation and you can support it by following this link, https://fop.net/donate/
Critical Incident Part 1-The Investigation
45:36Part 1 of Critical Incidents and the Louisiana FOP. What if a critical incident happens with a lodge member? Do you have a response plan? What should that plan include? We discuss some of the issues related to the immediate response of a critical incident. You can watch this episode on our YouTube channel @louisianafop.