Capt. Hunter’s Podcast

Captain Lawrence Hunter, Waterbury, CT

I am posting today a podcast interview with retired Police Captain Lawrence Hunter. As an introduction he writes:

“While doing research for a previous episode on police militarization I came across David Couper’s blog ‘Improving Police.’  He was gracious enough to be a guest on the podcast. Go for a walk and listen to the wisdom and instruction that a former police chief has for today’s time. We discuss militarization, officer suicide, BLM and other topics.” He identifies his mission in doing these podcasts as follows:

“Far too often there seems to be a divide between police practices and the perception of the public. This podcast is dedicated to bridging the gap between police and the communities they serve. This program will be dedicated to analyzing police procedures and giving a layman’s understanding to the public. It will also review relevant events which are occurring around the U.S. in attempts to give the public the reasons why the police have taken the course of action that they have. The goal of this program is to bring all groups together and to work in harmony to make all communities better and cohesive.”

I was pleased to find that we have leaders like Capt. Hunter out there who are willing to continue to help improve our nation’s police and reinforce the role of police officer as helper and protector of our Constitution and its Bill of Rights.

You can hear the full interview HERE.


Captain Lawrence Hunter (Ret.) began his law enforcement
career in 1995 as an officer for the Waterbury Police
Department in Connecticut. Find out more about his career HERE.


  1. The captain seems to have forgotten that you can’t have faith in the judge and the DA who tolerates and condone police behavior and corruption and depend on the police for political and financial support when they run for office. You hardly have any judge or DA that comes from the public defender’s office and too many of them are right-wing conservatives and many of them don’t live in the communities that they service.


  2. The captain was right about one thing. He stated that the new cops leave the force after a few years to other departments. He has forgotten that higher-ranking law enforcement officials at the city, county, state and federal levels moving around the country. Ever since 9/11, the war on drugs and crime, law enforcement profession has become nothing but a gravy train for the upper levels of police managers. They go to other law enforcement agencies to get another pension and play cops and robbers without doing anything to improve the American police and when they are done, they go into the lucrative private police/detective/prison agencies. Some of them come back and work as retired annuities for the agencies that they once serve where they can only put in 2 or 3 days a week and take the rest of the week off. What a sweet deal.


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