Garrett TeSlaa, Podcaster at the Squadroom and a Sergeant with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff, sat with host Mark to talk about his life in public service. Garrett is on a path of discovering health, wellness and personal development and is taking himself and his listeners on the journey with him.
What the effects of sleep deprivation, stress and lack of exercise have on the police force
How to overcome them
How his personal journey has put him in touch with amazing experts in his field
Surprise: He wasn’t always a cop – he started in the Music business
His story about finding a passion for law enforcement
“As a leader – looking for what violence you could stop.
Loved this: Psychological Salary
The definition of a Community Oriented Policing Policy – hint; there are 56 definitions
How Neighborhood Watch programs are working – answer: pretty well
Living in the moment – your first 15 seconds – nay, your first 3 seconds on the scene
How you Create Time in a tense situation
Biggest misconceptions of police officers and law enforcement
– Vast majority of law enforcement are smart people, many with MBA’s and Master degrees
– We don’t like to be mean
– We care deeply for our fellow citizens
Test for new hires and leaders – their enthusiasm for people
His day is not about writing tickets
When they are doing their job, you don’t see them on TV that night
He quoted Clint Bruce’s saying, which he used when we finished – “You were worth it.” after being thanked for just doing his job.
Thanks, Garrett you gave us a new lens to look through the next time we get pulled over.