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The LEO First Podcast

Oct 3, 2023

In Episode 29, we have the privilege of welcoming Betsy Brantner Smith, the National Spokesman at the National Police Association and a distinguished 29-year veteran of the Naperville, IL Police Department. Betsy takes us on a captivating journey through her experiences in law enforcement, her pioneering role as one of only four women to pass the police academy when she started, and her remarkable life story marked by resilience and success.

Betsy's narrative unfolds with her early days in the 80s, where she defied norms by entering a predominantly male-dominated profession. She shares the challenges she faced and the invaluable lessons she learned along the way, ultimately thriving as a prolific columnist for multiple esteemed organizations.

One of Betsy's notable achievements is the creation of the course, "The Winning Mind for Women," a testament to her dedication to empowering women in law enforcement and equipping them with the mindset and skills for success.

Betsy's journey takes an unexpected turn as she confronts a formidable adversary—cancer. Her inspiring account of battling and overcoming this health challenge reveals her unyielding spirit and resilience in the face of adversity.

Furthermore, Betsy sheds light on the vital work of the National Police Association, emphasizing their role in providing education, legal support, and in-depth investigations to support law enforcement professionals.

Throughout the episode, Betsy shares impactful stories and insights on training and the experiences of women in the law enforcement industry. Her wisdom and passion for her work shine through, making this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in law enforcement, empowerment, and leading change.

For more from Betsy Brantner Smith, you can connect with her on Twitter @sgtbetsysmith, LinkedIn, or visit Don't miss out on the wealth of knowledge and inspiration she brings to this enlightening conversation.