Author and retired LEO Captain, Bob Bryan Interview; WOTS 029

Welcome to today’s show. I am interviewing Robert Bryan. Robert was born in Queens, New York. He retired after a twenty year career with the New York City Police Department at the rank of captain. He is also an adjunct professor in the homeland security department of a NYC college.

About the author

Robert L. Bryan was born in Queens, New York, and has been a life long New York City resident. He retired after a twenty year career with the New York City Police Department at the rank of captain, and is currently the chief security officer at a New York State government agency. He is also an adjunct professor in the homeland security department of a NYC college. Robert has written several short self help and security / law enforcement related books. His first full length book, “CONDUCTOR” was inspired by his son’s career choice, and details the history of the railroad conductor profession. His next full length book, “C-CASE” is due to be launched during the first quarter of 2017. C-Case is a non-fiction account of his two years assigned as a squad commander in the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

About the book(s)

C Case An Unlikely Journey from Transit Cop to Internal Affairs Bureau Squad Commander

Against the backdrop of the 1995 merger of the NYC Transit and Housing Police Departments into the New York City Police Department, this is the story of a transit police lieutenant who abruptly finds himself performing a job no cop wants to do—namely, investigating other cops. Complicating the situation is the fact that the lieutenant has no prior investigative experience but is thrust into command of a squad of seasoned NYPD investigators. The Lieutenant must deftly walk a tightrope of managing his squad while learning how to perform the wide range of investigations conducted by the Internal Affairs Bureau.

Conductor: The Heart & Soul of the Railroad

This is the story of one of the more fabled occupations in America – the railroad conductor. This book traces the origin of the railroad and the occupation as well as the conductor as a subject of folklore and the media. Additionally, the pathways to a career as a conductor are fully explored.

Dark Knights: The Dark Humor of Police Officers

Police Officers are the modern day embodiment of medieval knights, going to work each day with a noble cause to protect and serve society. The profession requires cops to see people at their worst. They see death, tragedy, crime, and despair on a daily basis. The very nature of the tasks cops perform and the things cops see skews their sense of humor. Sometimes, a sense of humor is the only defense mechanism in a police officer’s tool box. Stripped of the ability to laugh, or forced to be politically correct in a politically incorrect work environment can be hazardous to one’s health. Coping becomes an essential component of a police officer’s arsenal. One of the primary coping mechanisms utilized by cops is humor. A cop can find something funny about almost anything, regardless of how tragic the circumstances. Dark humor involves making light of a serious, disturbing or taboo subject matter. It is sometimes viewed as morbid, cruel, offensive, and graphic in nature and is yet, still found funny. This is the story of the author’s twenty-year police career with the New York City Transit Police and NYPD as he worked with some of New York City’s darkest knights – those cops who did and said the funniest things under the most difficult circumstances.

Why Me? A Law Enforcement Officer Teaches How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Crime

After a lifetime of experience in law enforcement / security (35 years), Robert Bryan shares tips and advice that could save your valuables, your home, even the lives of you and your loved ones. Find out what criminals are looking for – what signs they look for to decide who to target. Avoid portraying yourself as a target or as an easy mark. Get detailed insights into what makes a criminal pick someone as a target, and precise steps on how to make it obvious that you are not an easy mark.

50 Tips for Effective Public Speaking

This book contains fifty tried and tested tips that the author has cultivated during over thirty years of public speaking.

Get That Job

Using the author’s extensive experience in job seeking and hiring, this book gets right to the point on what makes for a successful job search in both the government and private sectors simply by being thorough in preparing your resume, submitting applications, and appearing for your job interview.

Staying Safe: How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Crime and Terrorism

The author uses his forty years of law enforcement and security experience to explain to the reader how to stay safe in an unsafe world, through situation awareness of various environments, including home, driving, walking, and commuting.



This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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