Street Cop Podcast

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 Jan 30, 2021


The Street Cop Podcast with Dennis Benigno, the founder, and CEO of Street Cop Training.

Episode Date
Automobile Exception feat. Zach Miller
Dennis and newcomer to the Street Cop Family Zach Miller discuss a common question about the automobile exception for a warrant for search and seizure when there is a reasonable cause for suspicion.
Mar 03, 2021
Regarding Handcuffs and Miranda
Dennis stresses the importance of reading Miranda Rights and knowing relevant case laws to keep cases from being thrown out on technicalities.
Feb 26, 2021
Regarding Doors in Vehicle Stops
Jeff Smith outlines some precautions around the arcs of doors during vehicle stops and how things can go wrong if the suspect panics.
Feb 26, 2021
Q&A Feat. The Red Ninja (Kenny Williams)
Dennis and special guest Kenny Williams (a.k.a. The Red Ninja) tackle questions from the community. Originally aired on 10/04/2021.
Feb 19, 2021
Plate Check, Warrant Check, Criminal History Lookup
Dennis answers a call about when it is appropriate to do a partial vs. full plate check while not engaged in a traffic stop and describes when it is appropriate to do a warrant check and criminal history lookup while engaged in a traffic stop.
Feb 12, 2021
Narcotic Dog Hit Means Search Entire Vehicle
In this heated episode, Dennis explains a simple rule that seems to be warped into a myth and is constantly perpetuated into bad advice among active police officers.
Feb 12, 2021
The Pandering Pandemic
Tom Rizzo explains how pandering to an antagonist that is looking to cancel you is an exercise in futility, and how to better direct your energy toward your staff instead of falling victim to appeasement.
Feb 11, 2021
Attaboy Trap
Tom Rizzo explains the pitfalls of doing things for recognition and the trappings of not giving others the recognition they deserve for fear of one's own status.
Feb 05, 2021
Prioritize What's Important
In an excerpt from an earlier video, Dennis talks about his experience as a rookie and how he reevaluated priorities on police work.
Feb 05, 2021
Vehicle Selection
Dennis answers a question on vehicle selection and provides some insights on how to develop a strategy for bigger and better results over time.
Feb 05, 2021
The Squad Room ft. Dennis Benigno - What I've Learned
We have a special guest episode of The Squad Room featuring our very own Dennis Benigno of Street Cop Training. Dennis joins The Squad Room to talk about his career and how he navigated through a start in corrections, to federal law enforcement, and eventually, back home working in the New Jersey town he grew up in. A big thank you to the guys at The Squad Room for the feature! Check out for more of their episodes and other resources.
Jan 29, 2021
Legalities of Terry Frisking, Terry v Ohio
Dennis explains the legalities of Terry Frisking, how it can change from state to state, and how to use the Terry v Ohio case as a guideline.
Jan 26, 2021
About Lawful Consent
Dennis explains that not everyone needs to perform the trooper 2-step to gain lawful consent, depending on the state. He also discusses how to look for case laws and previous court cases pertaining to lawful consent procedures.
Jan 26, 2021
Where to Begin for New and Existing Supervisors
Dennis explains that to succeed as a good Supervisor, you have to remember that you are working for your staff, not the other way around.
Jan 25, 2021
Have Humility
Tom Rizzo explains the trappings of fearing inferiority and the benefits of having humility for the organization and yourself.
Jan 22, 2021
Ivory Tower State of Mind
Tom Rizzo explains the impact of having administrative support and how being supportive of staff will net big returns all around.
Jan 22, 2021
It's About Saving Lives feat. Robert Ferreiro
Dennis and his guest Robert Ferreiro discuss the motivation behind the actions of law enforcement.
Jan 22, 2021
Hooked for Life
If you are new to the Police game, you might feel that this lifestyle was not what you had signed up for at first. Dennis explains the dopamine hit from your first successful bust, and how each successive bust adds to the rush.
Jan 15, 2021
Different Colored Headlights
What are you spending your time on out in the field? Dennis recalls an experience and talks less about headlights and more about how to be effective in the field.
Jan 15, 2021
Helping Other Cops
What it means to be in the Brotherhood of Police Officers.
Jan 15, 2021
Real Talk About The Real Problems In Law Enforcement
Dennis sits down with a new acquaintance, Jake Bigelow to discuss the real problems in law enforcement right now.
Dec 31, 2020
Make A Decision and Stick To It
Taken from a live video, Dennis Benigno discusses making a decision and sticking to it.
Dec 28, 2020
The Real Minority Report
Dennis sits down with the Real Minority Report to discuss his career & Street Cop Training
Dec 15, 2020
Dennis Sits Down with SGT. Kenny Williams aka The Red Ninja
Dennis sits down with one of our own and top three instructors at Street Cop, SGT. Kenny Williams. Kenny is a well known interdiction police officer throughout the country, also known as The Red Ninja. Dennis and Kenny discuss the beginning of his career, training, and interdiction. Sergeant Williams began his career in 2007, and currently works as a full time K9 interdiction officer. Williams has been personally responsible for the seizure of over 4 million dollars cash, several hundred pounds of illicit narcotics, and well over a ton of Marijuana. Williams has received countless awards for his work from numerous organizations and has established a national reputation. Williams is a fully certified EPIC and DIAP instructor.
Dec 10, 2020
Answering Group Members Questions
Uncle Den Answers Group Members Questions From Our Private LEO only Facebook Group.
Dec 08, 2020
Dennis Sits Down With Instructor & LE Talent Brad Gilmore
Dennis sits down with Brad Gilmore, an instructor with SCT and talent in law enforcement. Brad discusses his origin story, some of the struggles he had in the beginning of his career and what he does now!
Nov 24, 2020
K9 SGT Scott Kivett drops by Street Cop
K9 SGT Scott Kivett drops by Street Cop Training
Nov 19, 2020
Interview with Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Dennis sits down with Oklahoma Highway Patrol to discuss Street Cop Training, Case law, and more.
Nov 17, 2020
ILOD Survivor Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett
Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett, who was wounded in an ambush shooting back in 2016 joins Dennis on the Street Cop Podcast to discuss the life changing incident, his career and what life looks like now.
Nov 13, 2020
The Top Ten Most Important US Supreme Court Cases for Cops to Know
Dennis sits down today to discuss the Top Ten Most Important US Supreme Court Cases that cops need to know. Case law is fundamental for all cops. This is one of the core beliefs of Street Cop Training.
Nov 12, 2020
Answering questions on police leadership and correct approaches
Dennis sits down with Captain Tom Rizzo to answer questions on police leadership and correct approaches. Thomas Rizzo began his law enforcement career in December of 2001, as a Patrolman with the Middlesex Borough Police Department (NJ). In 2004, Rizzo was hired by the Howell Township Police Department (NJ), where he is currently serving as the Investigations Division Commander at the rank of Captain. Rizzo formulated Howell Township Police Department’s first Criminal Suppression Unit, where he has participated in a variety of search warrant executions, intra/inter-agency collaborations, and take-downs of distributors. Rizzo takes great pride in the constant pursuit of leading by example, while consistently being a student of human behavior.  Rizzo has quickly become one of Street Cop Training’s most sought after instructors.
Oct 30, 2020