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Ep. 5: BIJOU SPECIAL – Lieutenant Grayson Kennedy on LIVE PD, being an officer, keeping faith, and community impact through television

In part 2 of the Bijou Show Special, Lieutenant Grayson Kennedy of the Williamson County Sheriffs Office and star of A&E’s hit TV show, LIVE PD, talks to me about how the show has impacted his community, what training to become a law enforcement officer is like, how to help your local agency, and how faith carries him on through his work.

This interview gives a behind the scenes look into what it’s like for law enforcement officers who are being followed by cameras and just how important being transparent is in todays world.

Don’t forget to check out Pt 1 of the Bijou Show special with my interview with Deputy Brandon Schaefer on safety tips!

A big thank you to Sheriff Chody of the Williamson County Sheriffs office for allowing me to interview your wonderful officers and bring out message to the world.

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{03: 37} – “How did you get started in law enforcement?”

{04:15} – Mariam asks Grayson what his childhood was like and what inspired him to become an officer

{06:45} –  Physical and mental challenges while you are in the police academy

{09:20} – “Is it true they pepper spray you in the academy?” Tips on how to join the academy if you are interested in law enforcement

{12:00} – There is need for specialized skills in law enforcement agencies. Are you bilingual or have specialized skills agencies could use?

{13:30} – “Is there a need for more women officers in agencies?”

{14:40} – Persistence pays off – why the academy might not be the place for everyone and alternatives for those who are passionate about helping their local agencies

{16:00} – “How did the agency feel about being on LIVE PD?”

{19:30} – How LIVE PD has impacted Grayson’s own community

{23:05} – How does the local community help the agency with leads and tips?

{24:30} – Mariam asks “How has the show impacted your personal life?”

{27:24} – Grayson shares the most memorable calls he’s been to

{29:00} – The biggest challenges and rewards of being a law enforcement officer

{31:31} – How Grayson’s faith plays a role in his daily life and duties

{32:50} = Mariam asks “Have your kids asked you to become a K9 officer yet??”

{34:40} – Grayson’s special message to #livepdnation

 

Links & Resources

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

Lt. Grayson Kennedy Instagram & Twitter

Bijou Show Instagram & Facebook Page

A&E’s LIVE PD Website

Pt. 1 of the Bijou Show Special with Deputy Brandon Schaefer

 

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Every week I’m giving one lucky subscriber and listener something personal and special from me!

If you subscribe, review rate the podcast & send a screenshot of your review to me at info@bijoupodcast.com or DM me the screenshot (@bijoushow), I’ll share it to my followers and you’ll also be entered to win a chance to have your review read on air PLUS a handwritten note and prize from me.

Ep 4: BIJOU SPECIAL – Deputy Brandon Schaefer on everyday safety tips, avoiding danger, and emergency preparedness

On this very special two part series, I sit down with two outstanding law enforcement officers of the Williamson County Sheriff’s office to inspire YOU and share valuable tips. In part one, I chat with Deputy Brandon Schaefer who is lead instructor and program coordinator of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Self Defense Academy.

Brandon shares a who wealth of information with us today. And if you want to stay safe in the crazy world we live in, you need to listen to this interview.

Everyday there are hundreds of victims: of robberies, murders, rapes, and kidnappings. Deputy Schaefer shares EXACTLY what you need to know and do to NOT be another victim. And as tough as it is, we also talk about what to do in an active shooter situation – how you can defeat the shooter and also protect yourself.

A special thank you to Sheriff Chody for allowing me the pleasure of interviewing Deputy Schaefer. Your support and enthusiasm is much appreciated.

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{01: 40} – “How long have you been a law enforcement officer?

{02:40} – The Williamson County Self Defense Academy and what Brandon is teaching children, teens, and adults about self defense.

{04:20} – What is the right age to teach children about stranger danger?

{08:10} – How can parents prepare their children for conversations about crime and danger.

{10:15} – Bullying and social media – it’s following teens everywhere. Deputy Schaefer shares his take on how coping mechanisms need to start early.

{12:30} – Should we be investing our time on our phones and social media? How phones rob us of intuition.

{15:55} – Ultimate social media safety tips you need to know right now

{19:50} – Lions and men share similar characteristics…how not to be stalked and become a victim

{23:00} – Using self awareness to prevent attacks and knowing what kind of body language clues to look for

{30:30} – Brandon gives us the lowdown on preparation and why deterrence is the best form of self defense

{35:00} – How to prepare for active shootings and natural disasters

{42:00} – Everyone has a role in the family and working together to stay safe

 

Links & Resources

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

FEMA

Kubaton Keychain

Pepper Spray

 

For A Chance To Win..

Every week I’m giving one lucky subscriber and listener something personal and special from me!

If you subscribe, review rate the podcast & send a screenshot of your review to me at info@bijoupodcast.com or DM me the screenshot (@bijoushow), I’ll share it to my followers and you’ll also be entered to win a chance to have your review read on air PLUS a handwritten note and prize from me.