LT Brandon Wooley and Chief Rich St. John discuss policing, operations, crime, community issues, and agency transparency from a 10,000 foot view. This first podcast sets the foundation of the organization and forms the jumping off point for future podcasts to peel layers back and dive deeper into the BPD and community issues. A great listen to learn more about the BPD.
In this episode Downtown Billings Association (DBA) Officer Brad Mansur and local business owner Sean Graves sit down with LT Wooley to discuss downtown issues, partnerships, enforcement challenges, quality of life issues, transients, and the overall perception of downtown safety compared to reality.
In this episode we follow up on Downtown: Part 1 by sitting down with County Commissioner Denis Pitman and Sergeant Shane Winden, aka "Shane the Cop." The discussion digs a little deeper into the downtown issues in regards to homelessness, quality of life, mental health, substance abuse, and available resources in the community.