20 Best Public Safety Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about public safety? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best public safety podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Linkedin us (Linkedin) and we will check it out!

Best Public Safety Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

First Thursday Podcasts – Labor Relations Information System

  • Publisher: WIll Aitchison
  • Total Episodes: 37

The preeminent source for public safety labor and employment law issues.

The Hangar Z Podcast

  • Publisher: Jon Gray
  • Total Episodes: 17

A podcast where we explore the personnel and equipment behind the missions in Public Safety Aviation.

Justice Journal

  • Publisher: Chris Lewis
  • Total Episodes: 45

Learn about public safety issues, interesting and notable cases, and how our office is working both in the courtroom and in the community to provide the highest level of public safety through prosecution, prevention and innovation.

Public Safety First, a FirstNet Authority Podcast

  • Publisher: Hosted by Dave Buchanan, Executive Director of the First Responder Network Authority’s Advocacy Team, the podcast features first responders, industry leaders, experts in the field, and others in the public safety technology ecosystem.
  • Total Episodes: 50

The “Public Safety First” podcast gives first responders and other public safety professionals a front-row seat and invites them to join the discussion about FirstNet, America’s first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. Hosted by Dave Buchanan, Director of the First Responder Network Authority’s Advocacy Team, the podcast features first responders, industry leaders, experts in the field, and others in the public safety technology ecosystem.

Talking Beat – from the Portland Police Bureau

  • Publisher: City of Portland, Oregon
  • Total Episodes: 130

We’re focusing on thoughtful conversations that we hope will inform and provide you with a small glimpse of the work performed by Portland police officers as well as issues affecting public safety in our city.

Ask a Doc-Ask a Cop: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Minute

  • Publisher: Crisis Intervention Team Inc.
  • Total Episodes: 140

The Crisis Intervention Team inc. brings you education, conversations, and perspectives on behavioral health and public safety. Detective Matthew Tinney and Psychiatrist Nils Rosenbaum answer your questions in a funny and informative way. It also features recordings from the CIT ECHO, connecting public safety and providers for weekly training. This is part of your Crisis Intervention Team Inc. (, a 501(C)3 non-profit. Subscribe for ongoing lessons and discussion to keep you and your organization in the know. Send your questions or comments to [email protected] or call us at 505-333-8128 to leave a voicemail with your question.

Tactical Tangents

  • Publisher: Tactical Tangents
  • Total Episodes: 89

Mike is a police SWAT team member, K9 handler, and tactical medic. Jim is an Air Force pilot with a background in close air support and combat search and rescue. Our goal is to elevate the conversation about all things tactical for public safety, military, and concerned citizens. Join us to hear lessons learned about decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork.

Conduit Street Podcast

  • Publisher: Maryland Association of Counties
  • Total Episodes: 161

A podcast on Maryland policy and politics, covering state and county issues. We’ll cover the General Assembly, Governor, state agencies, and county leaders and how it all affects Marylanders and the public services they depend on. Counties deliver education, public safety, land use, infrastructure, and most front-line services to Maryland residents. This podcast from the Conduit Street Annapolis headquarters of MACo, the Maryland Association of Counties, touches on it all.

On the Job with PORAC

  • Publisher: PORAC
  • Total Episodes: 51

On the Job with PORAC- Hosted by President of PORAC Brian Marvel. This podcast addresses a wide variety of topics ranging from legislation to public safety while providing up-to-date information on officer benefits, training and advocacy. It is a place for our members, other law enforcement professionals, as well as the public, to hear directly from the source concerning law enforcement and the issues that matter.

Thin Green Line

  • Publisher: John Nores, Wayne Saunders
  • Total Episodes: 16

The Thin Green Line podcast features discussions with experts on current worldwide public safety trends related to wildlife, waterway and wild land conservation threats around the globe. Featuring dynamic and relevant guests from traditional and wildlife law enforcement, survival, military, outdoor adventurer, environmental science, political, and civilian backgrounds, the Thin Green Line podcast brings you unfiltered and honest assessments of hot button Thin Green Line issues.

Lab Culture

  • Publisher: Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
  • Total Episodes: 31

Lab Culture is a podcast by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) about public health, laboratory science, and everything in between. Join us for discussions about infectious diseases, food safety, emergency preparedness, newborn screening, environmental health, global health, and more.

Call to Service

  • Publisher: Will Ayres
  • Total Episodes: 37

5.11’s Call to Service gives insight to the public safety professional through interviews with some of the most accomplished individuals in their field. The mission of this show is to serve as a platform for sharing information. We will have guests from a variety of assignments and backgrounds, as well as, nationally recognized instructors, and leaders of industry joining us. We hope you enjoy the show, but more importantly, we hope you benefit from the content to always be ready.

Caddy Wagon with Ritchey and Raider

  • Publisher: Appen Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 11

Cadillac Jack is back and has learned some new tricks. On his newest podcast he is joined by Alpharetta Police Officer Phil Ritchey and his loyal partner K9 Raider. Their new show, Caddy Wagon with Ritchey and Raider, will feature all sorts of fun stories, interviews and real time action about life in public safety. Caddy will be doing ride alongs with Officer Ritchey and you’ll get to hear real time action in a patrol car. You never know what you’re going to get!

Pinpoint by Mark43

  • Publisher: Mark43
  • Total Episodes: 32

Pinpoint is a podcast dedicated to the latest trends and issues in public safety technology. Hosted by the co-founders of Mark43, this show brings a behind-the-scenes look at how today’s public safety leaders are navigating the ever-changing world of technology and data in order to keep their communities safe.Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mark43, Inc.. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Mark43, Inc. employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of Mark43, Inc.

The Bridge

  • Publisher: The Bridge Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 38

It’s an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew. Watchtower 10’s necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who’s only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies. Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower’s crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world…or save it. The Bridge is a fictional serialized fantasy podcast about the monsters we fear, the monsters we can become, and the stories we leave behind.

Mapping Tech in Public Safety

  • Publisher: Chris Rogers & Steve Pollackov
  • Total Episodes: 22

Welcome to Mapping Tech in Public Safety with Chris and Steve. This podcast is about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how it integrates with Public Safety. Learn about GIS Mapping Technology and how public safety organizations use this technology for major incidents, pre-planning, special events, daily operations, etc.

A.I. Meets World

  • Publisher: Microsoft / Globe Content Studio
  • Total Episodes: 12

From the Jetsons to the Terminator, our expectations of AI looked very different 20 or even 10 years ago. Season 1 explored the many ways that Artificial Intelligence is benefiting our society. But recent studies show that Canadians still have concerns. This season is all about asking the experts the tough questions when it comes to AI and public trust: How will AI affect privacy? Is AI innovation at odds with public safety? Will AI help or hinder the shift to a more equitable society?

For the People

  • Publisher: For the People
  • Total Episodes: 316

The award-winning ‘For the People’, produced by John Voket, focuses on issues related to aging, veterans, youth, education, health and human services, public safety, workforce and consumer issues and the environment. Broadcast segments and guests explore concerns facing communities we serve, and detail how individuals and communities may respond to address and/or mitigate those concerns.

Fire Triangle

  • Publisher: TPR & HPM
  • Total Episodes: 5

In the past two years, about half a dozen chemical disasters have ripped apart Texas neighborhoods, sent dozens of people to the hospital and killed unsuspecting bystanders as well as workers. Texas Public Radio and Houston Public Media spent the better part of 2020 investigating these events. Our team has met with victims whose lives have been changed by chemical disasters. We’ve spoken with community advocates who are fighting back. We’ve examined the frayed patchwork of local, state and federal policies around chemical safety. And we’ve pulled back the curtains to reveal what’s going on behind the scenes with competing federal agencies in the aftermath of these disasters. We want to answer the question: why do so many chemical disasters keep happening in Texas, and what—if anything—is being done to prevent more?Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, NPR One, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Careers at ICE

  • Publisher: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Total Episodes: 6

ICE enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.


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