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Are you wanting to learn more about police ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best police podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Police Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Police Academy Podcast

  • Publisher: Terence Herrick
  • Total Episodes: 176

Police Academy is your source for the no apologies, no spin truth about all things police. Discussions about why cops do what they do, avoiding speeding tickets or just how to stay alive can all be found right here. No question is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive. This is Police Academy!

Best Case Worst Case

  • Publisher: Wondery | X-G Productions
  • Total Episodes: 237

We take you behind police lines. Former FBI profiler Jim Clemente & former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes get unparalleled access to law enforcement officers, looking back at their most memorable cases – for better or for worse.


  • Publisher: NPR
  • Total Episodes: 76

Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration’s past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening.

Things Police See: First Hand Accounts

  • Publisher: Steven Gould: Former Police Officer, Background Investigator, Vlogger
  • Total Episodes: 78

Former Massachusetts police officer Steve Gould interviews a variety of law enforcement officers about their most intense moments on the job. Shocking moments, humorous moments and terrifying moments are recalled by the officers that experienced them. Meet the variety of personalities that make up the police and get to know them on a personal level. You couldn’t make these stories up if you tried. **new episodes every Monday [email protected]

Police Off The Cuff

  • Publisher: Bill Cannon and Mark DeMayo
  • Total Episodes: 237

Two former NYPD Cops, one Detective, and one Sergeant both turned comedians sharing war stories, giving you a peak behind the badge, and talking about comedy, current events, and everything in between. Imagine sitting in a bar and hearing war stories told by some of the best who ever carried the badge. Bill and Mark are not afraid to take on the tough topics of the day like, the war on police, the politics of policing, and laws that prevent police from doing their job. Whatever the subject count on Bill and Mark to handle it with humor, insight, and sensitivity. Police off the Cuff. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/otcpod1/support

Chicano Squad

  • Publisher: Vox Media Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 12

Forty years ago, Houston’s Latino community was plagued by discrimination, police violence and a growing number of unsolved murders. With tensions between police and the community at their peak, five young officers were placed in an audacious experiment: A new all-Latino homicide squad, with little training and few resources, assigned to solve the city’s most vicious crimes. Chicano Squad tells the true story of these men, their divided loyalties, and a city on the brink.Hosted by Cristela Alonzo. Produced by Frequency Machine and the Vox Media Podcast Network. 


  • Publisher: Ryan Tillman
  • Total Episodes: 103

The goal of the #ITSNEEDED Podcast is to bridge the gap between Law Enforcement and the community. The host, Ryan Tillman, is the founder of Breaking Barriers United and a police officer in Southern California. Ryan is joined by his co-host Officer Anthony Johnson, A.K.A. “The Dancing Cop”.

Hunting Warhead

  • Publisher: CBC Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 11

How do you take down a criminal network that’s hidden in the shadows? How do you rescue child abuse victims who could be anywhere in the world? Hunting Warhead follows the journalists and police on a global mission to expose the darkest corners of the internet. What they discover shocks them. Host Daemon Fairless tracks down the investigators, survivors and criminals themselves. A co-production of CBC Podcasts and the Norwegian newspaper VG.

Crime Weekly

  • Publisher: Derrick Levasseur and Stephanie Harlowe
  • Total Episodes: 27

Join retired police detective and private investigator Derrick Levasseur and true crime Youtube creator Stephanie Harlowe as they discuss the crimes making headlines while also taking a deeper look into cases that have fascinated them both personally and professionally. They’ll give plenty of insight and safety tips along the way to help make sure that no listener becomes the subject of the next episode….

Our LAPD Story

  • Publisher: Los Angeles Police Department
  • Total Episodes: 28

The LAPD is the third largest police department in the country, tasked with policing the second largest city in America, Los Angeles. With around 10,000 sworn police officers and nearly 3000 civilian employees, the LAPD is microcosm of the city it serves. Every member of our LAPD family has a voice, and every voice has a story. This is the first ever Podcast produced by the Los Angeles Police Department, and each episode aims to share some of these stories that make up the fabric of our Department. From calls for service, to moments that changed lives forever. This is Our LAPD Story.

WTOP’s American Nightmare Series

  • Publisher: WTOP | Hubbard Radio
  • Total Episodes: 29

“WTOP’s American Nightmare Series” is a podcast covering true crime stories in the Washington D.C. region. Season 2, “Murder in a Safe Place,” debuts Feb 22. The podcast investigates the vicious rape and murder of 50-year-old nurse Sherry Crandell inside the DC-area hospital where she worked. Her murder has mystified not only the police, but her family and the community for the past two decades. Police have DNA evidence and fingerprints – even a witness to the attack – but no suspect. In “Murder in a Safe Place,” veteran DC reporter Paul Wagner tells a story that, by the final episode, will have you thinking there may be a chance for justice after all. Season One, “22 Hours: An American Nightmare,” hosted by WTOP award-winning reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore was named the No. 2 Podcast of the Year by The Associated Press and was listed among Apple Podcasts’ Most Popular New Shows of 2019. “22 Hours: An American Nightmare” chronicles the case that became known nationwide as the “DC Mansion Murders” – the horrific killing of a DC power couple, their 10-year-old son, and housekeeper – in a way no one has covered it before.


  • Publisher: ABC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 31

Lawyer Nicola Gobbo represented some of Australia’s most dangerous criminals, all the while secretly working as a police informer. Why did she do it, and how was it allowed to happen? For the first time, she tells the full story behind why she became an informer, and what happened when her double life was exposed to the world.

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

  • Publisher: Civic Ventures
  • Total Episodes: 171

Any society that allows itself to become radically unequal eventually collapses into an uprising or a police state—or both. Join venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and some of the world’s leading economic and political thinkers in an exploration of who gets what and why. Turns out, everything you learned about economics is wrong. And if we don’t do something about rising inequality, the pitchforks are coming.

The 911Strong Podcast

  • Publisher: Aram Choe & Kristen Jauregui
  • Total Episodes: 28

The 911Strong Podcast is home to stimulating discussion and entertaining conversation from the perspectives of Kristen Jauregui, a Police wife and Dispatcher and Aram Choe, a Police Sergeant. Both are public servants by day and social media influencers by night talking about faith, family and freedom.

Police K9 Radio

  • Publisher: Gregg Tawney and Tim Kiesling
  • Total Episodes: 49

Police K9 Radio is hosted by Gregg Tawney and Rich Hartman. Gregg has 22 years of law enforcement experience, 15 of which were as a K9 handler. Gregg is also the owner of D-Tac K9 and is the trainer for 21 law enforcement agencies.  Rich has 15 years of K9 handling experience and is a trainer for D-Tac K9. Together they will be interviewing some of the top trainers and experts in the police K9 community and will be sharing their insight and experiences with you.

Disturbing The Peace

  • Publisher: Brent Hardy
  • Total Episodes: 68

News, Politics, Police work and the great outdoors with a California police officer, a correctional officer and their motley crew of guests Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brent-hardy/support

NSW Police State Crime Command – Investigations

  • Publisher: LiSTNR
  • Total Episodes: 18

The NSW Police Force is reaching out to the public seeking information to resolve long standing cold cases, from missing persons investigations to homicides, domestic violence and sexual crimes. State Crime Command takes you into the minds of the investigators as they work to close active cases and bring justice for victims.

CorbettReport.com – Feature Interviews

  • Publisher: The Corbett Report
  • Total Episodes: 839

CorbettReport.com Feature Interviews presents guests from around the world on headline news and current events from a fiercely independent perspective. Issues covered include 9/11 and false flag terror, the Big Brother police state, the global warming hoax and how central banks control the political process. Guests include politicians, scientists, activists and newsmakers from around the world.


  • Publisher: Cincinnati Enquirer | Wondery
  • Total Episodes: 37

Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie were uncovered inside a vat that reached 1350 degrees Fahrenheit. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed?Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was William Virgil wrongly convicted for murder?Season 1: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?

The Blue Light Leavers Podcast

  • Publisher: Andy Labrum
  • Total Episodes: 48

If you’re a Police Officer, Law Enforcement Officer or support staff, serving or retired and you’re leaving the Police, then this is for you! Every episode, I’ll bring you interviews with subject matter experts like CV writers, recruiters, business and mindset coaches, senior executives and more plus interviews with Officers who have successfully transitioned to new roles. We’ll discuss why and how they did it, their fears, how they overcame them and lessons learned and what life is like outside of the Service. I’m your host Andy Labrum, welcome to The Blue Light Leavers Podcast

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