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Things Police See: Firsthand Accounts

Former Massachusetts police officer Steve Gould interviews a variety of law enforcement officers about their most intense moments on the job. Shocking moments, humorous moments and terrifying moments are recalled by the officers that experienced them. Meet the variety of personalities that make up the police and get to know them on a personal level. You couldn’t make these stories up if you tried.

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Jul 5, 2023

Great conversation with Sergeant Matt Porter! Really great stories from the job.

Sergeant Matt Porter is a 16 year veteran Police Sergeant and an active SWAT Team Leader. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology and a graduate degree in business. He helped develop the curriculum for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission SWAT Basic school and is a lead instructor there. He also teaches First Level Supervision in his spare time. In 2019 Matt developed the Emotional Intelligence curriculum for the LETCSA Patrol Tactics course which is a mandated course for all 11,000 officers in Washington State. Matt serves as one of the three original Patrol Tactics Master Instructor's. Matt's private business provides leadership, emotional intelligence and wellness training to civilians and mission critical teams. He's happily married and the proud father of 2 teenage girls!!

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