Law enforcement plays an essential role in keeping everyone safe.

 But who would want to become a police officer if the entire system is labeled racist?

 This week, Brent Mekosh is joined by Deon Joseph, a law enforcement consultant, and an LAPD Officer with over 25 years of experience. Deon shares the changes in public perception of law enforcement due to technology, specific events, and weakened laws.

Deon discusses:

  • How the perception of police officers has changed overnight
  • The fall of belief in law enforcement
  • The difference between police officers and other careers
  • Ways the law has negatively impacted police officers and their job
  • The lack of future for law enforcement
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Officer Deon Joseph is a law enforcement consultant who has worked for the LAPD for over 25 years, twenty-three of those years in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row community. From patrolling the streets or providing a shoulder for the community to lean on to meeting with public figures and advocating for change, Deon is all about creating an environment for the homeless and those trying to reclaim their lives from the grip of addiction.

Episode 20 - Some Hard Truths About Law Enforcement with Deon Joseph

by Brent Mekosh