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The Steve Warneke Show

Steve honorably retired after over 15 years on the Denver Police Department. During that time, he worked in 5 of the 6 districts as a street officer.  His assignments included neighborhood police officer, field training officer, financial crimes detective, sergeant, internal affairs investigator, trained and certified hostage negotiator, and a supervisor in the social media and media relations department. 

Steve has won 2 Heartland Emmy Awards and 4 Edward R Murrow Awards for his outstanding work with the Denver Police Department 's media relations efforts. He was also a recipient of 2 Denver Police Department Distinguished Service Cross Medals and was he was nominated for a Presidential Medal of Valor.

Steve was the first openly gay talk show host on Denver's premier 50,000-watt clear-channel radio station 850 KOA. You can find Steve now as a police expert on various different media outlets. 

Steve's latest project involves assisting police officers by providing research and support for those suffering from Law Enforcement Distress Syndrome. 

Nov 7, 2019

Today's guest is Officer Jeremy Scharlow - ret. who will tell us about the gunfight that left him physically and mentally wounded. Scharlow bravely shares his story and the aftermath from the moment bullets went flying to how he copes with it today.


Oct 5, 2019

Police suicides are skyrocketing. The media is talking about cumulative trauma. This is for the police, their families, and anyone else interested in the REAL job of law enforcement. Ending police suicide starts NOW!


Jul 15, 2018

Join us today for Steve’s personal examples of Law Enforcement Distress Syndrome, the difference between LEDS and PTSD, and how you can help Steve in his research efforts to HELP our police officers work through the unseen tolls of the job.


Jul 4, 2018

What's up, everybody!? Happy 4th! Wanted to tell of some crazy fireworks stories (spoiler alert - someone gets shot in the balls) and thank everyone for their help with my law enforcement research on Law Enforcement Distress Syndrome! Be Safe today and enjoy the podcast!


Jun 21, 2018

Did you know that about 50% of police officers feel that they can’t talk to their loved ones about the stresses and difficulties of the job? The job can be just too violent for them to share. There is a HIDDEN COST law enforcement pays with prolonged exposure to crime and violence. In an effort to raise awareness,...