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May 11, 2022

Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast: Betsy Brantner Smith - National Spokesperson for The National Police Association

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So excited to have my next guest on the show, Betsy Brantner Smith. Betsy retired as a 29-year veteran of the Naperville, IL PD. Beginning as a dispatcher at age 17, Betsy became an officer 4 years later & has held positions in patrol, investigations, narcotics, juvenile, hostage negotiation, crime prevention & field training. She received her degree from Western Illinois University, & was a class officer and graduate of the Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety's School of Staff and Command in May of 2001. As a sergeant she supervised her department's K-9 Unit, served as a field training sergeant, recruitment team sergeant, bike patrol coordinator, Crowd Control Bike Team leader, & supervisor of the Community Education/Crime Prevention Unit. Betsy served on the Elderly Services Team, the Crisis Intervention Team, & was a founding member of the Honor Guard. Betsy hosted various programs & was a content expert for the Law Enforcement Television Network, an on-air commentator & advisor for the Police One Academy & was a featured character in the “Female Forces” reality TV show. She is now the spokesman for the National Police Association.

She has been a law enforcement trainer for over 20 years, was a content expert & instructor for the Calibre Press "Street Survival" seminar from 2003 through 2012 & is a popular keynote speaker at conferences & events throughout the United States, Canada & around the world. Since 1995, Betsy has authored hundreds of articles for law enforcement, government & civilian publications, and is a regular columnist for many online and print publications.

Betsy is the creator of "The Winning Mind for Women," the only law enforcement course of it's kind on the market today. Together, Betsy & her husband Dave develop and present cutting edge courses through The Winning Mind LLC. 

Oh - Her husband happens to be the one and only Buck Savage 

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