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By Ryan Tillman

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The goal of the #ITSNEEDED Podcast is to bridge the gap between Law Enforcement and the community. The host, Ryan Tillman, is the founder of Breaking Barriers United and a police officer in Southern California. Ryan is joined by his co-host Officer Anthony Johnson, A.K.A. "The Dancing Cop”.

Episode Date
73. My Goal Isn't for You to Like Police
01:08:14

Another episode of Ryan and AJ chatting about what has been on their minds lately. 

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Oct 27, 2020
72. Ice Cube, Shoot the Leg, and Mental Health Calls
01:09:28

Today's podcast was mainly about mental health calls and how it would look with social workers being a part of departments, but we also talked about a wide variety of topics including Ice Cube working with trump, and Joe Biden's comment about police shooting people in the leg.

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Oct 19, 2020
71. You Really Don't Want a World Without Police
01:01:49

When people say they can see a world where police don't exist, they truly don't understand what is out there.

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Oct 13, 2020
70. Losing It All For Doing A Good Job | Guest Sheldon Harris
01:06:11

Sheldon Harris was a police officer in Ohio for 5 years before recently going into full time ministry. On this episode we hear his story about why he got out of law enforcement, how law enforcement changed over the 5 years he was in it, and what he is doing now. 

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Oct 06, 2020
69. Breonna Taylor
01:05:16

Step by step we are going to go through the Breonna Taylor situation. Everything leading up to the event and everything during. We are going to give as little opinion as possible and let you decide for yourself.  

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Sep 28, 2020
68. The Entire "System" I Work for is Racist?
01:07:45

You have heard it. People talking about how the entire system is broken. So no matter what race you are, no matter how good of a cop you are, the system you work within is in itself, racist. Making you racist. Nah, let's discuss. 

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Sep 22, 2020
67. Some Just Want to be the Victim - Passion Episode
01:07:33

Get the podcast insurance, another passion episode. You want to hear how two minority officers are feeling during this time? This episode is for you.

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Sep 15, 2020
66. Why Should I Say Their Name? - Passion Episode
01:09:43

Telling us to say names, Kyle Rittenhouse and much more. If you haven't heard a passion episode before here is the next one. Let's go!

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Sep 07, 2020
65. You Don't Have to Choose a Side
47:28

The last few weeks we have had some awesome guests, on this episode Ryan and AJ catch up on current events, talk more about Jacob Blake, and discuss what is going on in their lives as police officers.

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Sep 01, 2020
64. Governor of California Candidate: Major Williams
01:10:48

Major Williams is running for Governor of California as a republican. In this episode we discuss what it means to be running as a republican in this state, current issues, and ideas he has for the future. To learn more about Major Williams and his campaign visit:

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Aug 25, 2020
63. Guest: Oliver Hudson | Facts vs. Feelings
01:14:57

Oliver Hudson is an American actor, podcaster, and a new friend of ours! Today we talk about facts vs. feelings. It is a good thing to empathize with people and understand where they are coming from, but when is it appropriate to bring up the actual facts on a situation looking past the feelings?

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Aug 18, 2020
62. Retired Police Chief Karen Comstock and Pastor Jody Moore
01:19:12

Police Chief Karen Comstock was Chief of Ryan's department when Ryan first started. She was there at the beginning of his career and at the beginning of BBU. We are forever grateful for her leadership and support of BBU in it's early days! Pastor Jody Moore was a founding member of BBU and a pastor in the local community with a passion for positive change. 

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Aug 11, 2020
61. The Biggest Threat to Our Children | Guest Collin Kartchner
01:22:37

Collin Kartchner started a movement called #savethekids. This is a crusade to help people both young and old rise above the negative effects of social media & screen-addiction, while showing the world how to use it for good. If you are a parent or ever plan on being a parent this is an absolute MUST listen. 

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Aug 03, 2020
60. Fox 11 Los Angeles News Anchor, Christine Devine
01:08:34

Christine Devine is an American television news anchor based in Los Angeles. She can be seen weeknights on KTTV's Fox 11 News. She has won 16 Emmys, including the prestigious Governors Award. Six Emmys were for Best Newscast.

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Jul 27, 2020
59. Human Trafficking Survivor Part 2 | Guest Monica Miller
01:09:07

Monica Miller is not only a survivor of sexual exploitation but a strong advocate in raising awareness of the sexual exploitation and trafficking across the United States. Today she shares her incredible story of what she has gone through, how she made it out, and how she is helping others.

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Jul 21, 2020
58. Human Trafficking Survivor Part 1 | Guest Monica Miller
01:16:40

Monica Miller is not only a survivor of sexual exploitation but a strong advocate in raising awareness of the sexual exploitation and trafficking across the United States. Today she shares her incredible story of what she has gone through, how she made it out, and how she is helping others.

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Jul 20, 2020
57. Go Beyond the Call for Service
01:05:34

What does it mean to go beyond the call for service? How can someone that doesn't know you, hate you? Today AJ and Ryan discuss some recent police videos online and also go over what it means to go beyond the call for service, and how to "force" the community to get to know you in a loving way. 

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Jul 13, 2020
56. Division and Balance
01:06:50

The last few weeks we have had some amazing guests. This episode of the podcast Ryan and AJ recap some of these guests and go over current events and how they are used to divide us.

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Jul 07, 2020
55. Shot Five Times by Police - Guest: Leon Ford
01:22:01

Seven years ago Leon Ford was shot 5 times by Pittsburgh Police. His relationship with law enforcement has been complicated to say the least. On this episode we talk about what happened, how we can find common ground, and how we can all move forward to create a better world for our children.

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Leon: @leonfordspeaks

 

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Jun 29, 2020
54. Rener Gracie and Cedric Martin | Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
01:17:08

Rener Gracie is an American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, a chief instructor at the Gracie University, and co-creator of the Gracie University online curriculum. Cedric Martin is veteran, police officer of 15 years, and also trained Jiu Jitsu during his career in law enforcement. On this episode we discuss how Jiu Jitsu can help police officers and what the future of law enforcement looks like.

Jun 23, 2020
Episode 53 | Lessons from a Lifer | Guest: Artie Gonz
01:15:41

Artie Gonz spent 21 years of his life in federal prison, but that is just part of his story. Artie's story is a story of transformation. He is now living his dream working in Hollywood and helping others who were once incarcerated, achieve their dreams as well. 

Jun 16, 2020
Episode 52 | Let's Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
01:10:32

If you have been listening to this podcast for any amount of time you know AJ and Ryan's heart when it comes to law enforcement and the community. Both being African American and also police officers, they have a unique perspective. Today they wanted to have that uncomfortable conversation that it seems the entire country is having right now. They wanted to talk about some of their personal experiences of racism in America and how they personally see this issue as a human and as a police officer.

Jun 08, 2020
Episode 51 | George Floyd Protests, Riots, and Chaos
01:15:05

Right now there is a lot of chaos in America. Police across the country are seeing this first hand. Both Ryan and AJ have been in the middle of these riots. In this episode they talk about their experiences and what we can do to make things better.

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Jun 01, 2020
Episode 50 | Sober Eyes Can See Everything Clearly | Guest: Anthony Madrano
01:26:09

Anthony Madrano has gone through a lot to get to where he is now. When he was younger he struggled with sobriety and life on the street. Now he is a loving father, business owner, and follower of Jesus Christ. On this episode we talk about his story and his interactions with law enforcement along the way.

May 25, 2020
Episode 49 | Guest: Officer Mcelroy | Las Vegas Metro Police
01:18:05

Guest Officer Deyon Mcelroy and Ryan grew up together and ended up both being police officers. Deyon has been a police officer in Las Vegas for two years now.

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May 18, 2020
Episode 48 | Guest: Nick Santos | Martial Arts in Law Enforcement
01:12:23

Nick Santos is a former pro MMA competitor and is currently a police officer of 9 years. His passion is teaching law enforcement how to be proficient when going hands on so that they rely on their tools less. Follow our guest:

@leocombatfitness

May 12, 2020
Episode 47 | A Passion Episode
01:12:31

Ryan and Aj had some things to get off their chest and really open up in this episode.

May 04, 2020
Episode 46 | Q&A With Our Hosts
01:17:37

We took questions from our private Facebook group and answered them on the podcast today. We talk about law enforcement and life in general, let's go!

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Apr 28, 2020
Episode 45 | Corrections to Street Cop - They Locked Up Spider-Man
01:03:46

Today we speak with Officer Myles Mason who was a Correctional Officer for three and a half years before changing his career path to a street cop. Today on the podcast we discuss the differences he see's between the two jobs, what goes on behind the walls of a prison, and how working corrections has also helped him on the street.

Apr 20, 2020
Episode 44 | What Drives You?
01:05:48

What drives you? Knowing why you are pursuing a goal is needed to get you through sometimes.

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Apr 14, 2020
Episode 43 | Barbells and Toilet Paper
01:12:48

Everywhere you look everything is about COVID-19. We wanted to get away from that a little bit and we talk about mental health calls for service, most embarrassing moments, and we go on Instagram live, and take your questions!

Apr 07, 2020
Episode 42 | Internal Stresses and Officer Discipline
01:14:52

Do police departments discipline their officers when they have done something wrong? Are officers let off the hook even when they deserve punishment? Let's discuss.

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Mar 30, 2020
Episode 41 | The Four F's
01:17:01

Let's talk about the four F's we can focus on during this time.

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Mar 23, 2020
Episode 40 | Coronavirus and First Responders
01:04:52

While everyone is self-quarantined we hope you can enjoy this episode! Let's talk about the difficulties that first responders have during a time like this. First resonders include police, fire fighters, nurses, doctors, they all have an important job to do and don't have the option of not working.

Mar 16, 2020
Episode 39 | Guest: Donut Operator | Critical Incidents
01:07:07

Welcome our guest, Donut Operator! Donut is a Youtuber, twitch streamer, veteran, and ex police officer. Much of his content on Youtube is police video breakdowns and that is exactly what we are talking about today, critical incidents and why it is important to educate the public about them.

Mar 09, 2020
Episode 38 | Ryan Flying Solo
56:17

Ryan is on his own this week, AJ was not able to make the recording of the podcast because of some exciting news!

We will be back to our normal podcast recording with both AJ and Ryan next week.

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Mar 02, 2020
Episode 37 | The Underdog - AJ's Story
01:06:09

Last episode we got to hear Ryan's story of growing up and how he became a police officer. This week it is AJ's turn. Hearing AJ's story, you would never think that he would have become a police officer, but God's plan is rarely what we have envisioned.

Feb 17, 2020
Episode 36 | The Walk-On
01:03:42

On this episode Ryan becomes a guest on his very own podcast. AJ interviews Ryan so we can get to know more about him, his background, and how he got into law enforcement.

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Feb 03, 2020
Episode 35 | Laws That Are Making it Easier for Criminals
01:02:51

A new law in Oregon may make it easier for criminals to commit crime. In Oregon police are limited to investigatory questions only related to the purpose of the traffic stop. Let's discuss how the effects police day to day, especially proactive policing.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

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Jan 21, 2020
Episode 34 | We Have it Good in America
53:12

We do not talk politics on this podcast. We still don't really in this episode, but recently the rapper T.I. somehow related the recent Iranian situation to police work and how America is awful. Let's discuss.

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Jan 08, 2020
Episode 33 | Get Out of Your Own Way
01:21:07

Merry Christmas everyone! This is the last episode of the year and we hope everyone had a great 2019. This episode we go over some of the accomplishments of 2019 and answer questions sent in by our listeners. See you next year!

Dec 24, 2019
Episode 32 | Nobody's Happy
01:07:03

Episode 32, let's go! No guest this week, just Ryan and AJ chatting about law enforcement, society, and opinions on some recent events.

Dec 09, 2019
Episode 31 | Free Hugs Project w/ Ken Nwadike
01:28:42

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. is an American documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy. Ken is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which gained popularity as he made major news headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Ken was featured in Google’s 2016 Year in Search video as a highlight among some of the year’s most defining moments and he has made many appearances on news programs, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News.

Nov 25, 2019
Episode 30 | Power of Relationships
01:14:04

Ryan and Aj discuss the importance of relationships when it comes to policing and Ryan gives his thoughts about last week being his final days as an SRO at his school.

Nov 11, 2019
Episode 29 | Closed on Sunday
01:22:24

We missed a week but we are back! Kanye dropped a Christian Album, more videos of police shootings have come up, and AJ saw the Walmart yodeling kid live in concert. A lot to catch up on!

Oct 28, 2019
Episode 28 | Amber Guyger and Forgiveness
01:06:20

Amber Guyger is a name that has been all over the media lately. In this episode we go over her sentencing and the "hug heard around the world."

Oct 08, 2019
Episode 27 | Are You an Asset or a Liability?
01:13:47

Ryan and AJ talking from the heart and catching up on today's episode.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Sep 24, 2019
Episode 26 | Sean "Sticks" Larkin - Special Guest | Let's Talk Body Cameras
01:12:28

We are joined for a second time by Sean "Sticks" Larkin who is most known for his appearances on the A&E reality show Live P.D. At the time of the show's premiere, he had been working in the gang unit of the Tulsa Police Department for nearly two decades. Today we are talking body cameras. Pros, cons, and what we think. Let's go!

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Sep 09, 2019
Episode 25 |Mental Health and Substance Abuse with First Responders
01:27:19

Retired police officer Nick Wilson joins us on our podcast today. He opens up about his career in law enforcement that eventually lead to his struggles with mental health and substance abuse. His goal now is to end the stigma of mental health in law enforcement and encourage those struggling to find help.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Aug 26, 2019
Episode 24 | Stop Complaining, Start Doing | Podcast Insurance
01:05:21

We go in on this episode. We are holding everyone accountable. Law Enforcement and Community members alike. We need to stop complaining and crying about things and start making positive steps forward by actually doing something about it.

Aug 12, 2019
LIVE@ the #ITSNEEDED Conference | Bonus Episode
29:45

This episode was recorded live at #ITSNEEDED Conference that just took place August 1st at the Riverside Convention Center. This conference was an absolute success and we had an amazing time. If you were able to attend or help out, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Here are a few different guests talking about the conference and BBU's mission.

Aug 03, 2019
Episode 23 | False Narratives, Distrust, and Q&A
01:13:01

We cover a ton of topics in this episode and do a Q&A!

 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Jul 29, 2019
Episode 22 | Lieutenant Shelisa Williams | Special Guest
01:13:13

Shelisa Williams is a Lieutenant here in Southern California and also part of the BBU Team. As an Air Force veteran, and with 25 years in law enforcement she gives us a lot of insight into law enforcement and how things have evolved. We enjoyed the conversation and we know you will too.

 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Jul 15, 2019
Episode 21 | ohnoitsdapopo
01:06:19

On this episode we welcome back AJ (ohnoitsdapopo). He only missed one episode but he was missed! On this podcast we discuss some recent calls we have had on the job, as well as what AJ has been going through.

 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Jun 26, 2019
Episode 20 | Making Assumptions - Special Guest Joe Nyce
51:41

On this podcast we have mentioned many times that myself or AJ could be in the national spotlight about a police situation. Well that has happened to AJ about a recent use of force video of him. We can't talk about all the details but we do touch on the video and the negative affect of people seeing 30 second videos and assuming the worst.

Today we are joined by our special guest, Joe Nyce. A New York police officer and motivational speaker.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Jun 13, 2019
Episode 19 | Let's Breakdown Some Police Videos
54:34

This episode of the podcast we breakdown some recent police videos that have gone public. We are not here to Monday morning quarterback or to judge the officers or community members. We are doing this to learn from these situations and see how as police officers and community members we can move forward and have better interactions.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

May 28, 2019
Episode 18 | A Day in the Life of a Police Officer
57:47

Ryan and AJ go over what it is like day to day at their departments. 


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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo 

May 14, 2019
Episode 17 | Depression, Success, and The Savage
01:14:37

Ryan, AJ, and special guest "The Savage" discuss success, depression, and a social media campaign coming up about suicide awareness. 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

The Savage: @billystuckmanfilms

May 01, 2019
Episode 16 | Consensual Encounter vs Detaining
01:07:25

On this episode Ryan and AJ discuss consensual encounters vs detaining. They also share stories of different situations involving people filming them while on the job and getting false calls that end up making the police look like the bad guys.

 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Apr 15, 2019
Episode 15 | The Rapping Cop
01:03:46

What abilities, talents, and skills do you bring to Law Enforcement? Individuals bring so much more to the table in this profession than just being able to enforce the law. Our guest @saint_the_rapping_cop brings his music into law enforcement as a way to help him connect with his community. AJ brings his gift of being social and interacting face to face every single day with his community. Ryan has brought in his entrepreneurial spirit and started businesses to support law enforcement and future law enforcement. On this episode they discuss specific ways each of them connect with their community.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

 

Apr 02, 2019
Episode 14 | Legacy - w/ Special Guest Jorge Sierra
01:12:32

Jorge Sierra shares his story with us of being a gang member, getting shot 6 times and being paralyzed from the waist down, to now being a CEO and traveling the country speaking to students. We were truly touched by his story and we know you will too.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

 

Special Guest:

@a.jorgesierra

 

Mar 25, 2019
Episode 13 | Police Work and Our Faith
01:09:19

This podcast is about bridging the gap between Law Enforcement and the community. It is also about AJ and I and how we personally live our lives and act in this profession. A major part of our lives is our faith in Jesus Christ. In this episode we share our story of faith and how it applies to us as police officers.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Mar 11, 2019
Episode 12 | Spouses of Law Enforcement
34:42

This is the episode where our wives join us! All four of us sit down and discuss what it is like being married to someone in Law Enforcement, and go over some things that may be helpful for people transitioning into that way of life. If you ever have further questions about our topics please email us at itsneededpodcast@gmail.com.

 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Mar 04, 2019
Episode 11 | #ITSNEEDED Conference | It's More Than a Name
01:01:26

Episode 11 has Ryan and AJ in the studio together for the first time! AJ came to California, visiting form Ohio, to meet with Ryan about the #ITSNEEDED Conference. This episode is about the conference and why it is so needed for this specific time in history.

The conference takes place August 1st, 2019 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA. The keynote speakers are Eric Thomas (@etthehiphoppreacher) and Gordon Graham. For more information visit breakingbarriersunited.com

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Feb 25, 2019
Episode 10 | Importance of Fitness - Don't Be Soft | Guest Ashley Hawkins
58:33

Ashley Hawkins is one of the competitors on the NBC show "The Titan Games" as well as a police officer. Not only is she a competitor, but she is dominating and moving onto the next round. On this episode we speak with her about the importance of fitness in Law Enforcement, as well as some of the aspects of being a woman in Law Enforcement. If you have seen the show you know that she is an amazing athlete which translates perfectly into this profession.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Feb 11, 2019
Episode 9 | The Opioid Crisis
01:04:41

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. Heroin killed over 70,000 people last year. 70,000 fathers, mothers, husbands, brothers, sisters, you name it. 70,000 people. It really has become a problem in the US and we need to communicate to the next generation that it is easier to just not start, than it is to quit.

In this episode we give our perspectives as police officers and what we see while out on patrol.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Jan 29, 2019
Episode 8 | Tips for Getting Hired but Don't Preach to the Choir
01:04:31

Are you looking to get into Law Enforcement? In this episode we discuss the process of getting hired as a police officer and go over what to do and what NOT to do while looking for a position. 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Jan 16, 2019
Episode 7 | Guest Sean 'Sticks' Larkin | Officers Mental Health| You Smelt It, You Delt It
56:45

We are honored to have our guest Sean 'Sticks' Larkin on this episode of the #ITSNEEDED Podcast. Sean is the analyst on A&E's hit show, LivePD. He is also the host of A&E's new TV show PD CAM. The links to these shows are below:

 

PD CAM: https://www.aetv.com/shows/pd-cam

LivePD: https://www.aetv.com/shows/live-pd

 

On this episode we discuss mental health within Law Enforcement.

 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Jan 07, 2019
Episode 6 | Civil Rights and Shooting the Breeze
01:11:29

On this episode we are joined by my good friend Tam. Tam is an attorney, civil rights activist, and NFL agent. Great discussion about civil rights and issues we are facing today. We have different views on a variety of subjects but the great thing about this platform is we can sit down and actually have a productive conversation.

 

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

 

Our guest: @tamberhe_esq

Dec 22, 2018
Episode 5 | Academy Diaries - He Ate the Raisin
01:07:11

Today we talk about the Police Academy! Funny Stories, what to expect, what mind set you should have, and much more.

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Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

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Dec 08, 2018
Episode 4 | Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Oh My! | Guest- Officer Daniels
01:08:01

We have a special guest on the podcast today. You may know him as Officer Daniels. Officer Daniels has a large online presence and social media following. That being the case, we thought it would be good to discuss social media and how it interacts with Law Enforcement.

Special Guest:

@officerdaniels_1

Follow our hosts:

Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Juan Wilson: @squarejuan

Nov 26, 2018
Episode 3 | Traffic Stops and Frosted Flakes
01:05:33

Today we discuss traffic stops. Are traffic stops routine? Do police officers have to give you a ticket? Do police officers have a quota to hit? These are just a few of the topics we discuss on this episode.

 

Below is a link to the handcrafted wooden trays Juan makes:

https://www.squarejuan.com/collections/send-me/products/send-me-handcrafted-wooden-box

 

Follow our hosts:

Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Juan Wilson: @squarejuan

Nov 12, 2018
Episode 2 | Use of Force - A Pissy Situation
55:43

Ryan and AJ discuss use of force within police work, when it is permitted, and some funny stories they have personally experienced on the job.

Follow our hosts:

Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Juan Wilson: @squarejuan

 

Contact:

itsneededpodcast@gmail.com

breakingbarriersunited.com

Oct 10, 2018
Episode 1 | The Launch of a Needed Podcast
52:41

We are so excited to begin this podcast journey. Our goal is to have the tough conversations about the relationship between Law Enforcement and the Community. #ITSNEEDED 

Follow our hosts:

Ryan Tillman: @breaking_barriers_united

Officer AJ: @ohnoitsdapopo

Juan Wilson: @squarejuan

 

Contact:

itsneededpodcast@gmail.com

breakingbarriersunited.com

 

Sep 20, 2018