Small Town Dicks
Small Town Dicks
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Welcome to the home of Small Town Dicks and The Briefing Room! || The Briefing Room season one is coming out now. Let identical twin detectives Dan and Dave take you behind closed doors as they explore the complex relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. || Now in its eleventh season, Small Town Dicks goes behind the scenes with real detectives as they tell hosts Yeardley Smith, twin detectives Dan and Dave, and forensic expert Paul Holes about how they solved their most important cases. All seasons are available for streaming! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In today's briefing, Detective Dave digs into his years of experience to talk about online safety for kids, and how parents can better understand the brave new world of apps and platforms where some children are at risk of abuse. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Who sets the rules for police use of force? In many ways, the limits are set by case law. In today's briefing, we bring back a discussion about two U.S. Supreme Court cases that define what police can and cannot do when they need to bring force to bear. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Against the Odds is a podcast from Wondery about regular, everyday people who found themselves fighting for their lives against unthinkable odds. old from the point of view of the survivors, you’ll feel first-hand what it was like for them to fight to stay alive. Like the Alaska Bear Attack, a backcountry ski trip with three friends that turned into a living nightmare when they unknowingly skied over a den and awoke a mother bear and her cub from hibernation. Bleeding and hypothermia were imminent, but his friends had to try their best to keep him alive while waiting for rescue – and hoping the bear wouldn’t come back for them. This is just a preview of Against the Odds, but you can listen to the full episode at Wondery.fm/STD_ATO Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In today's briefing, forensic specialist Paul Holes and former Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert talk about new forensic techniques to solve cold cases - including the use of familial DNA to track down the Golden State Killer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In today's briefing: You've got a suspect in the interview room. Do you want to break them down? Or build them up? Do you want a confession? Or to catch them in a lie? Detectives Dave and Dan walk you through their interview techniques and discuss the pitfalls of not being prepared. And they respond to your feedback from Classroom Safety Check. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In today's briefing, Defense Attorney Lissa returns for another civilized, yet provocative, discussion about the inner workings of the justice system. How does a defense attorney prepare the jury? What does she tell her client when the prosecutor offers a deal? And why does it take 'people of conscience' to make the wheels of justice turn? Detective Dave, Detective Dan, and Yeardley Smith invite you into The Briefing Room for another insightful conversation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Cops and defense attorneys sit on opposite sides in the courtroom. So, what happens when you put them at the same table? In today's briefing, we find out. Detective Dave welcomes Public Defender Lissa to talk about why she left the prosecutor's office to become a defender of the accused, how she does her job, and what she feels is the common ground in the fight for justice - hint, it's spelled r-e-s-p-e-c-t. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Today's briefing is about Terry v. Ohio, the 1968 U.S. Supreme Court case that set the standards for when a police officer has reasonable suspicion to stop and frisk someone. Our detectives talk about the arrests that led to the court case, what it decided is and is not permissible, and the differences between detaining and arresting someone. Detectives Dan and Dave offer real world examples of how this works, too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Part two of our conversation with two Texas elementary school teachers about classroom safety in the wake of the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, along with advice from a veteran school resource officer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to The Briefing Room, a spinoff from Small Town Dicks. In our first episode, twin detectives Dan and Dave talk with two public school teachers about 'active shooter' training in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school. Yeardley Smith is also on-hand to ask the guys why they started this podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Small Town Dicks Presents: The Briefing Room - coming January 27. It's a new show from Detectives Dan and Dave about the world of law enforcement and the ways they keep us safe. Every day, police officers start their shifts in briefing, where they discuss the latest policies, crime trends, and other hot topics that affect law enforcement. We're inviting you in to be part of the conversation. We'll also have tips for you on ways you can better protect yourselves as well as improve the ways you interact with police. Welcome to The Briefing Room! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Detective Dan takes us on an epic small-town manhunt as he tracks down a notorious car thief who makes the mistake of stealing the rims off a teenager's prized possession: his first car. This one has it all: burner phones, face tattoos, and a golden Honda Accord. This is the season finale! The detective: Detective Dan was formerly a K9 handler and Violent Crimes detective at the same Small Town police department as his brother, Dave. Dan regards his years as a K9 handler to be the most rewarding of his career. He is now retired. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Detective Matt returns to share his more than year-long undercover investigation into a fringe environmental group with dangerous designs on an upcoming political convention. This is the kind of story we never get to hear. Told by a detective who mastered the art of disappearing from his own life in order to thwart a violent plot. The detective: Detective Matt joined the police department in the town where this story takes place shortly after graduating college. He worked in patrol at first and then moved to the street crimes unit before he started as an undercover narcotics investigator. After he worked this case, he went to a DEA task force and worked to infiltrate a major political party conference. He received a medal of valor for his efforts. He had been a deputy in another state, but recently retired from law enforcement. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Crime scene investigations are rarely as dramatic - and definitive - as what you see on TV shows like CSI. That does not make them any less crucial to solving the case. Host Paul Holes takes us through a case he worked on in the late 1990s, where a claim of self-defense was ultimately turned on its head after a thorough and objective look at the nearly invisible trace evidence left behind after the body of a gay man was found dumped in a ditch. The detective: Paul Holes is a bestselling author, podcaster, television host and retired cold-case investigator with the sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices in California’s Contra Costa County. During his 27 years as an investigator, Holes used his behavioral and forensic expertise in such notable cases as the Zodiac murders, Golden State Killer, and Jaycee Dugard kidnapping. In May 2022, Holes published “Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases” - which became an instant New York Times bestseller. Paul teamed with FBI and Sacramento DA to help identify Joseph DeAngelo as the Golden State Killer, the most prolific serial predator in U.S. history. In 2019, he teamed up with Oxygen to host ”The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes” and in November he’s launching a new original series with HLN called, ”Real Life Nightmare with Paul Holes.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A gunshot rings out in the middle of the night in a small town in rural Australia. Detective Graeme is quickly on the case and soon learns not one but two additional drive-by shootings have occurred this early morning. Such things don't happen where he lives and all he has to go on is some grainy footage of a dark car out looking for targets. The detective: Detective Graeme. After witnessing a bank robbery, Graeme decided to join the Victoria Police where he graduated from the police academy in 1994. He worked the ‘beat’ across many suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne before being promoted to Detective in 2003. In 2006 he transferred to the prestigious Homicide Squad, honing his skills from the legends of Victoria Police Homicide. He has also led small teams in the pressured world of armed robbery investigations. Graeme is the recipient of the National Emergency Medal (Black Saturday Bushfires 2009), National Medal (25 years service), National Police Service Medal and Victoria Police Ethical Service Medal. After an esteemed career as a Detective Sergeant with Victoria Police, Graeme went on to establish Peregrine Consultancy and Investigations in 2021. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
So glad to have you with us on this day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday). Here's something special from the Dream Team to our Small Town Family: Detectives Dan and Dave, Investigator Paul, and Citizen Yeardley talk about traffic stops, driving while hearing impaired, and their dream jobs. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the conclusion of One Dark Night, Detective Justin has identified his suspect in the senseless murder of Larry, who provided security for a community garden in Justin's small town. As Justin closes in on the suspect, the stakes couldn’t be higher when the suspect makes clear he will not be going quietly. The detective: Detective Justin is approaching his 15th year in Law Enforcement. Currently a Major Crimes Detective, Justin has also worked patrol, been a K9 Handler, and is a Team Leader on SWAT. He previously served as a Field Training Officer, was on Bike Patrol, and has been a Firearms Instructor since 2014. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In Pt. 1, Detective Justin gets an early morning call to respond to a community garden where a man's body is found slumped over at the base of a tree. The first assumption is this is a tragic, but all too common suicide. But the evidence starts to tell a different story, and soon Justin finds himself hot on the trail of a murderer. Pt. 2 drops tomorrow! The detective: Detective Justin is approaching his 15th year in Law Enforcement. Currently a Major Crimes Detective, Justin has also worked patrol, been a K9 Handler, and is a Team Leader on SWAT. He previously served as a Field Training Officer, was on Bike Patrol, and has been a Firearms Instructor since 2014. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A man calls 911 to say his toddler is in distress: he's not breathing. As paramedics rush to the scene, so does Detective Terry. He knows for this kind of incident, it is all hands on deck. As he begins to investigate what happened, a series of red flags go up and Det. Terry confronts every parent’s worst nightmare. The detective: As of 2022, Det. Terry will have over 24 years of experience in law enforcement. He spent the majority of his career in a small, rural coastal town. Over the course of his career Det. Terry has been a patrol sergeant, had special assignments as a School Resource Officer (SRO), a Field Training Officer (FTO), and a narcotics detective. He also spent a year consulting as an advisor to the Iraqi police, working in the Western Al Anbar Province. Det. Terry has been at his current agency for the past six years. For the last five, he has been assigned to the Major Crimes Team investigating suspicious deaths, child abuse, and sexual assaults. Det. Terry enjoys the outdoors and spending summer days on a boat at the lake surrounded by family. He and his wife are expecting a son in the winter of 2022. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In a split second, your entire life can change. Detective Aaron is a school resource officer. As he does his daily patrol, he stops a man who appears out of place near the local high school. Indeed, this routine stop turns dangerous as the man, who is found to have warrants and is carrying weapons, runs directly onto school property. A confrontation outside classrooms forces Aaron in a split-second decision. The detective: Detective Aaron started in law enforcement 24 years ago. His current duties include property crimes investigations, firearms instructor, and member of the SWAP team. He spent 15 years on patrol and eight years as a school resource officer before moving over to detectives. He’s also worked as a Field Training Officer and a member of the bicycle-mounted crowd control team. Before joining the police force, Aaron served in the US Army Airborne division from 1994 to 1998. He lists “spending as much time as I can with my kids” and hiking as his hobbies. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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