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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.


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!


Aug 17, 2017

Most people seem to think that it's part of a police officer's job to endure taunting, heckling, screaming, and sometimes even physical harassment from citizens. Should that behavior be against the law? Or should cops just stand there and take it?


Aug 10, 2017

It happens: We see someone on the news in a fight with police, getting hurt or killed, and we automatically think, "What if that were me?" But would YOU have even committed the crime that put you in that compromising position in the first place? Would you then escalate the situation by fighting the consequences? NEVER....


Aug 3, 2017

It’s not what you think! #CopMode How do you turn it off?

Balancing such a difficult, demanding and emotionally draining job with a life outside of work, doesn’t come easily. Steve with special guest [title] Brandon share stories from their time on the job that have permanently changed the way they look at the...