PODCAST: A Patrol Sergeant’s Perspective | THE INTERVIEW ROOM | 004

Welcome to THE INTERVIEW ROOM | Episode 004 | A Patrol Sergeant’s Perspective


This Weeks Guest: Keith McCarthy

Keith was born and raised in rural upstate New York. After graduating high school, he relocated to Central Florida where he would later pursue his childhood dream of becoming a law enforcement officer. In 2000, he realized this dream and has been serving his local community ever since.

Throughout his career he has been able to serve as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Property Crimes Detective, Patrol Corporal and currently as a Patrol Sergeant. Keith is passionate about being able to engage, mentor and train the younger and newer deputies that join his squad.

When not on duty, Keith pursues his passion for being outdoors on his motorcycles, spending time on dirt bikes in the middle of the woods, or watching football and yelling, “Go Gators!”

Show Notes from This Episode

A Patrol Sergeant’s Perspective | THE INTERVIEW ROOM | Episode 004

The Interview Room releases weekly. In here, I interview leaders from all walks of life highlighting strong and meaningful conversations that provide insight, guidance, warnings, and encouragement for the listener. 

In this episode, I sit down with Patrol Sergeant Keith McCarthy:

  • We discuss the changes in law enforcement over the years and engaging, training, and mentoring younger deputies. 
  • We discuss a variety of topics including gun control, faith and always having wanted to be a cop. 
  • We point out the difference between an idealist and a realist.
  • Finally, we point out the importance of community in our personal lives. 

After the episode: 

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