S2 Episode 23 - Changing the Stigma
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the eight episode of Season 2 for Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Lt. Bill Walsh of the Voorhees NJ, Police Department. Lt. Walsh is a National Institute of Justice LEADS Scholar & Peer Support Coordinator for his department. In 2019 the International Association of Chief's of Police honored Lt. Walsh as one of their "40 under 40" in policing. In this episode Capt. Gillespie and Lt. Walsh dig into what led Lt. Walsh into Law Enforcement, and further into helping officers when it comes to mental health and wellness. They dig into Lt. Walsh's work as a peer suppor ..read more
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S2 Episode 22 - Respect Is A Big Thing
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the seventh episode of Season 2 for Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Philadelphia Police Officer Courtney Smith. P/O Smith is currently assigned to the department's Recruitment Unit and was formally an officer in the 16th District in West Philadelphia. In this conversation Capt. Gillespie and Officer Smith discuss her path from growing up in West Philly to becoming a Prison Guard and ultimately joining the Philadelphia Police Department. They discuss the importance of Police/Community Meetings and the importance of true connections. P/O Smith discusses how getting ou ..read more
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S2 Episode 21 - Internal Affairs Investigations and Core Values
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the sixth episode of Season 2 for Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Marlon Marrache. Marlon is a twenty-four year veteran of the LAPD who retired at the rank of Sergeant. In this episode the two discuss a wide range of topics which include Marlon's path to the LAPD and his time in the U.S Navy. The conversation starts with Marlon explaining his time investigating straw purchases of firearms in L.A County. Capt. Gillespie and Marlon examine the core values of the LAPD along with the importance of training. Marlon goes on to explain his thoughts on having life experienc ..read more
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S1 Episode 13 - Ya Fav Trash Man
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the thirteenth episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Terrill Haigler aka Ya Fav Trash Man (Instagram) a former Sanitation worker for the city of Philadelphia. He is now an advocate for the Sanitation industry and CEO of Trash for Treasure his non-profit organization that serves as a community engagement department. In their conversation they discuss a broad range of issues that include; the connection between blight and gun violence. How to get all parts of Philadelphia to be equally as clean, and the mental/emotional and physical effects blight can have on a c ..read more
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S1 Episode 12 - Firearms Identification
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the twelfth episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Ann Marie Kelly, a supervisor in the Philadelphia Police Forensics Laboratory. This unit is responsible for testing/investigating each and every gun recovered, found and turned in to Philadelphia Police. Captain Gillespie and Ann Marie discuss her position as a member of this unit and all that it entails when evaluating thousands of firearms each year. Ann Marie further explains the care, attention and time put in to the work her unit does and the importance of focusing on the science and data when conducting th ..read more
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S1 Episode 11- The Dream Team
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the eleventh episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with 18th District Officers Baukman and Harris, along with Sgt. Sharone Johnson. These guests are the architects of the 18th District "Skills N Drills" summer program that went on each Friday during the summer of 2021 at Christy Recreation Center, in West Philadelphia. Captain Gillespie and the guests discuss how the idea for this program was formed, the importance of building trust with the community before asking for assistance and the flake ratio. Further along in the discussion Captain Gillespie and the guests e ..read more
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S1 Episode 10 - Six Shots
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the tenth episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with gun shot survivor Oronde McClain. Oronde was caught in the cross fire of a shooting in April 2000. Shot in the head Philadelphia Police Officers from the 14th District rushed him to the hospital helping to save his life. Captain Gillespie and Oronde go on to discuss the day he was shot, what led up to it, and the six months he spent in the hospital after being shot in the head. Their discussion digs deep into the twelve year period Oronde was conducting rehab to put his life back together including physical and me ..read more
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S1 Episode 9 - Leadership & Lessons Learned
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In this much anticipated ninth episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Marc Polymeropoulos, who recently retired from the Senior Intelligence Service ranks at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Marc is an author of a new leadership book called Clarity in Crisis. In this episode they discuss Marc's career in the agency and how it made him a better leader. They discuss the similarities in both professions and how often Law Enforemcent and CIA employees don't seek recognition for their accomplishments. Marc goes on to describe his leadership principles which are hi ..read more
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S1 Episode 8 - The Role of the Rec
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by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the eighth episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie goes to the Christy Rec Center and sits down with one of it's recreation leaders Quan King. Christy Recreation Center is located in West Philly and also down the street from the 18th Police District. Mr. King and Captain Gillespie discuss the role the Center plays in this West Philly community and how that role isn't always a traditional one. They discuss how their respective staffs are committed to making a positive change in the neighborhood along with centers role in helping to reduce gun violence and thus keeping people ali ..read more
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S1 Episode 7 - Compassion, Empathy & Heroism
Aftermath Philadelphia
by Matt Gillespie
11M ago
In the seventh episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with Philadelphia Fire Department Lt. David Sullivan. In this episode they discuss their respective agencies response to helping someone suffering from gun violence, and how that also effects the officer or medic/fireman after the incident is over. You'll learn how both agencies continued to respond and operate even during the height of COVID-19. Lt. Sullivan and Capt. Gillespie further explain some of the compassion and heroism they have witnesses from their co-workers under difficult circumstances over the years. Y ..read more
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