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Vinnie Montez on the value of comedy for law enforcement officers

“If I can help one person, then I have accomplished my mission.”

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Policing can create a range of emotions and feelings such as fear, excitement, grief, anger and sadness. Do officers ever catch a break and enjoy some levity and laughter? While policing is mostly serious business, wouldn’t it be great to be entertained by someone who knows about comedy and police work? Today’s guest fits that role. Vinnie Montez, a Colorado police officer with more than two decades of service, also happens to be a successful comedian.

In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, sponsored by, host Jim Dudley speaks with Vinnie about how his journey to better mental wellness led to a career in comedy.

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Top quotes from this episode

“Dark humor is what helps us cope on scene sometimes, but never in the public eye of course.”

“If I can help one person, then I have accomplished my mission.”

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