PD Stories

Tom Morris Jr.

Law enforcement professionals join host Tom Morris Jr. (Live PD, Live PD: Wanted, America's Most Wanted) to share their experiences, insights and perspective on policing in America.


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Season 2, Episode 11: A Day in Chinatown with Sgt. Ben Yau

Tom Morris Jr. sits down with NYPD Sgt. Ben Yau who polices New York City's very-own Chinatown. His career began in the Marines where he went overseas and then back to his home in New York - where he has become a big part of the life in Chinatown as the Neighborhood Coordination Officer. He has insight into the kinds of crimes that specifically hit the local immigrant community from blessing scams to robocalls. This episode will also include a story of domestic violence, so please listen at your discretion.
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Season 2, Episode 10: NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison

Last October, Tom Morris Jr. sat down to talk with NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison, who looks after the 17,000 patrol officers in New York City. From Chief Harrison's experiences walking the beat in New York City to his rise to Chief of Patrol, he's traveled the world and has talked to people from all walks of life. Chief Harrison also shares with us how changing the way NYPD polices its streets can really make a difference.
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Season 2, Episode 9: Sanctuary City with Lte Poole

Tom Morris Jr. sits down with Lte Richard Poole from Takoma Park MD for a conversation about what it means to be a police officer in a sanctuary city. We talk about some of the biggest trends he sees in criminal investigations, what it's like to be on the SWAT team and a disturbing murder case that still sticks with Lte Poole to this day.
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Season 2, Episode 8: Special Policing with Chief Bell

Tom Morris Jr. welcomes his friend and the man who trained him as a Special Police Officer, Chief Christopher Bell. They have a serious conversation about what Special Policing is, the crack epidemic in the 80's to the opioid crisis now, and the challenge to protect students in school shootings.
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Season 2, Episode 7: From NYPD to Comedian: Good Times with Mark DeMayo

Mark DeMayo is as New York as you get. Born and bred in Queens with a wicked sense of humor. He served as an officer for 20 years before retiring at the rank of detective. But he's not your average cop. He's a talented actor and comedian, appearing on Comics Watching Comics, and recently had a role on Law & Order: SVU. This episode is a balance of comedic conversation and a serious look at the impact of police work.
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Season 2, Episode 6: Midnight Shifts & Mental Health with Dr. John Violanti

Dr. John Violanti has spent years studying, writing and understanding what happens to officers under stress. In 2019, there was a record high in police suicides. Dr. Violanti joins Tom Morris Jr. to discuss why this happens and how we can possibly work to prevent it. Besides his work in research, Dr. Violanti worked as an officer for many decades. He shares his unbelievable stories from riding the midnight shift as a state trooper and how this real-life experience helps inform his work in mental health.
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Season 2, Episode 5: Power Couple: US Marshals Julie and Mark Shealey

Julie and Mark Shealey have been partners in life as well as in work for decades. They met on the job and for over 30 years, they have served as U.S. Marshals. Their careers have taken them around the world. From working with international fugitives in Israel to some of the most notorious detainees in DC, they've seen it all. Tom Morris Jr. sits down with the Shealeys to talk about some of their most memorable cases and about what makes a good Marshal.
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Season 2, Episode 4: Solving Cases on a Hunch with Major Anthony Ell

Major Anthony Ell has solved crimes on sheer instinct alone. From bank robberies to homicides, he cracks the case with an eye for trouble. He also happens to be one of the best storytellers around. He and Tom Morris Jr. sit down to talk about some of the best of his stories. After 30 years of service with the Kansas City, Missouri PD, he has a lot to tell.
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Season 2, Episode 3: Community Impact with Sheriff Leon Lott

Sheriff Leon Lott has paved a path for Community Oriented Policing in Richland County. He's worked and seen everything on the job - from patrol to investigator to Captain of the Narcotics Division for 9 years. A trained leader with degrees from the FBI, Harvard University and more, he brings important insight to what it means to work and live in the community you serve.
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Season 2, Episode 2: The Heart of Policing with Captain Sonia Pruitt

Captain Sonia Pruitt is the first African-American woman ranked as Chief of the Montgomery County Police Department. She's had eye-opening experiences on the job that made her realize how serious her responsibility is for the lives of others. She leads with kindness, compassion and a vision for a unique way of policing. Join Tom Morris Jr. and Captain Pruitt for an important conversation about the future of police and community relationships.
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Season 2, Episode 1: Finding Fugitives with U.S. Marshal Art Roderick

CNN Consultant and former U.S. Marshal, Art Roderick, joins Tom Morris Jr. for a conversation about his international fugitive cases. They discuss the famous Ruby Ridge case, where Art was front and center, and the current state of policing domestic terrorism in America.
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Coming Soon: PD Stories Season 2

Listen to some of Tom Morris Jr.'s favorite moments from the upcoming all-new season of PD Stories. Stay tuned for new episodes, every Tuesday.
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Season 1, Episode 11: FBI Profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole on Catching Killers

Tom is joined by retired FBI Profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole who explains what it is like to get inside the mind of a killer. Hear her career path and steps she took to solve notorious cases.
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Season 1, Episode 10: Major Cpl Ray Schilke on Motor Units and Florida Policing

Take a ride with the hilarious and heartfelt Major Cpl Ray Schilke as he discusses what it’s really like to arrest a "Florida Man." Tom and Ray talk about Police Week and the impact the job has on family life.
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Season 1, Episode 9: From Live PD and The El Paso PD Officer Andrea Zendejas

You've seen her patrol the streets on Live PD, now go behind the scenes and get to know more about Officer Zendejas. From her 10 years of military service to a wild rookie stop, learn about her life being a working officer and mom.
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Season 1, Episode 8: Policing in Vegas with Sgt. Michael Lardomita

Listen as Sgt. Lardomita discusses what it's like to patrol in Sin City. He and Tom discuss the wild things that stay in Vegas long after people leave, and the amazing circumstances behind his five live-saving service awards.
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Season 1, Episode 7: Long Island Officer Ray Fitzpatrick Discusses Arresting a Turkey

Suffolk County Long Island might sound like a quiet place, but Officer Ray Fitzpatrick has a couple of stories of those not-so-quiet times. He sits down with Tom to discuss how he had to arrest a turkey and a car chase that ended with a very odd driving duo.
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Season 1, Episode 6: Sgt. Denver Leverett from Jefferson Indiana Police Department and Live PD Discusses Being a Human Lie Detector

Live PD fans know Sgt. Denver Leverett as K9 Flex's partner and for his ability to always finding out the truth of any situations he faces. On the podcast Sgt. Leverett discusses busts and experiences you haven’t seen, including the K9 partners he had prior to Flex.
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Season 1, Episode 5: Capturing Criminals on the Run with Sgt. Pete DiSpagna

Tom welcomes his old friend, Sgt. Pete DiSpagna of the Stamford PD. They met working to help capture one of America's Most Wanted criminals who was involved with gangs and murder. They discuss the emotional case, as well as some of Pete's craziest homicide and patrol cases.
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Season 1, Episode 4: Detective Don Gray's Time on The Bomb Squad

Retired Detective Don Gray joins Tom this week to discuss his time on the Westchester County Bomb Squad, and how he trained the department's first K-9 officers. Hear about the dangers of dynamite, and how the best partners can be ones with four legs.
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Season 1, Episode 3: Undercover in MPD Narcotics Unit with Officer David Stroud

Officer David Stroud's career in the MPD spanned several decades. From riding in the first integrated squad cars in the '70s to working undercover during the DC drug epidemic of the '80s, David’s seen a lot. He and Tom trade stories of their times patrolling DC.
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Season 1, Episode 2: Mob Stings and Nightwatch Busts with Former NYPD Sgt. Wally Zeins

Former NYPD Sgt. Wally Zeins worked undercover for years, busting members of the Gambino crime family along with some dirty cops. He then went on to Nightwatch, patrolling midnight to 8AM in the city that doesn’t sleep. Sgt. Zeins tells Tom some of his craziest stories from his lifetime on the force. Plus, he shares how you can use his hostage negotiation techniques to stay as safe as possible in an active shooter situation.
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Season 1, Episode 1: From Live PD and Tulsa, OK Gang Unit, Sgt. Sean 'Sticks' Larkin

Sgt. Sean "Sticks" Larkin is well known in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his work in their Gang Unit. Many other Americans know Sticks from his time in the field and as a crime analyst on A&E's hit show, Live PD. In this episode, he'll reveal how he got his nickname and share his harrowing story of working a hostage situation. Plus, find out how gangs migrated to Tulsa, the methods his department uses to measure success, and more.
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Season 1 Teaser

Join Tom Morris Jr. in a new podcast featuring law enforcement professionals telling you firsthand stories about their careers.
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